Randy E. Rudge, Imperial Recorder
Randy E. Rudge of Tampa, Florida, is currently serving his second year as a member of the Boards of Directors for Shriners International and Shriners Hospitals for Children®. Rudge was elected Imperial Recorder, part of the 12-member body that helps govern the Shriners fraternity, during the Shriners’ 2018 Imperial Session – held in Daytona Beach, Florida, July 15 – July 19. He is a member of Anah Shriners.
The Shriners fraternity and Masonry have long been a part of Rudge’s life, since many family members, including his father and uncle, were actively involved in both organizations. At the age of 21, he joined St. Andrews Lodge #83, Scottish Rite and Anah Shriners in Bangor, Maine. He is also an Associate member of Egypt Shriners in Tampa, where he and his son, Jayden, currently reside. Rudge received a Bachelor of Science degree from Husson University in Bangor.
Rudge proudly served on the Divan of Anah Shriners from 2007 to 2010. For him, the most significant role he was asked to work on was temple membership. That is where he realized his strengths and skills could best be used to assist his beloved fraternity. After serving as temple membership chairman for a couple of years, his efforts were recognized by Imperial Sir Jack Jones, who recommended to the Imperial Potentate that Rudge be appointed to the Imperial Membership Committee, and serve as a Regional Director. While fulfilling his responsibilities to his temple, Rudge also served Shriners International as a member of the TRAC Team, Futures Committee and Pilot Implementation Team. He has also been a talented and skilled presenter at the annual Membership, Oriental Guide and Assistant Rabban Seminars for many years. He has been honored to also serve on the Conference of Grand Masters’ Masonic Renewal Committee of North America for the past several years. He is also a member of the Order of Quetzalcoatl.
Rudge was employed as Director of Membership Development for Shriners International, working with the nobility, temples and Imperial Membership team to help strengthen the fraternity. He was truly fortunate to work under the mentorship and leadership of Imperial Sir Jack Jones, both as a volunteer and an employee of Shriners International. Rudge’s extensive knowledge of the Shriners fraternity and its bylaws has enabled him to provide guidance and support to many temples throughout the world.