Ron was initiated October 14, 1986; Passed on November 18, 1986 and Raised on November 25, 1986. All in Boise Lodge #2, AF & AM. Ron joined the York Rite Bodies in the spring of 1988. In the fall of that same year Ron thought it would be best to further endeavor his Masonic career by walking the hot sands to Mecca. He joined El Korah Shrine on November 26, 1988. I guess you can say the rest is history!
Ron became a member of the El Korah Sand Duners Patrol the same day. Ron says his feet had not even had a chance to cool off from the long walk to Mecca and the Sand Duners had his name on their rolls. Ron also is a member of El Korah Classy Car Club, and the El Korah Nomads.
Ron was born and educated in Nampa, Idaho, and has a Bachelor of Science Degree from Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID. He is a Member Phi Sigma Kappa Social Fraternity since 1962. Ron is proud to say he is a United States Army Veteran and was honorably discharged in 1971. Ron was employed by First Security Corporation from 1971 through 1999 where he served as a Vice President and Manager of Various departments. Ron was owner of Idaho Framing and Acoustical, Inc from 1999 through 2010. Ron now is retired!
Ron is married to the love of his life Sallie Ewing Lester. Ron has three children Stefanie Dick, Blake Ewing and Christopher Ewing. Ron also has two grandchildren, Sarah Toney who is 16 and Lilley Dick who is 5.
Ron was asked what he most enjoyed about being an El Korah Shriner, and this was his reply.
“I joined the Shrine to participate in the camaraderie and fun. I very much enjoyed the many local, PNSA and Imperial Session parades in which I have participated. Road trips also have been fun.
I have top line signed 5 Nobles into El Korah Temple
I have very much enjoyed working on the Divan and particularly the participation in the Divan as a “Trustee” and Director of El Korah Temple. I hope to be a participant when El Korah achieves a net increase in membership.”