Herman M. Forrester
Most Worshipful Grand Master
Grand Lodge of Kentucky
2008-2009

Brother Herman Forrester is a lifelong resident of Bowling Green, Ky. He was born May 26, 1949 to Herman Forrester Sr. and Ramona Thurman Forrester. Brother Forrester is married to the former Patty L. Downs, they have three sons Jim, Gabe and Jake. They currently have two granddaughters Caroline and Maude Ellen. Brother Forrester is retired from the United States Postal Service with thirty-six years of continued service. He attended Warren County Schools, graduating from Warren County High School in 1968 and attended Western Kentucky University. After graduation he joined the United States Air Force, serving with the 821st C.S.P.S., Ranger,82nd, he served as an Advisor to South Vietnamese Troups in the Central Highlands, Republic of Vietnam, 1969-1970. Herman and Patty belong to Hillvue Heights Church. Brother Forrester has coached football for 20 years, at all levels. He served on the Warren County Youth Football League Board of Directors and was President of the Moss Middle School Quarterback Club, and an Officer of the Warren Central Booster Club. Brother Forrester is a member of the Odd Fellows, American Legion and other Vietnam Veteran Groups. Symbolic Lodge Member of Bowling Green Lodge, #73,F & AM since 1971 Member Gasper River Lodge #391, F & AM Past Master, 1976 Past District Deputy Grand Master 1979-1980 Past President Society of Past Masters of Southern Kentucky Past President Bowling Green Masonic Temple Association Secretary Bowling Green Lodge #73, F & AM, eight years Chairman By-laws Committee Grand Lodge of Kentucky 1980-81 Committee of Fraternal Relations, Grand Lodge of Kentucky Board of Directors, Masonic Homes of Kentucky, Inc. Elected Grand Junior Warden 2005-2006 Elected Grand Senior Warden 2006-2007 Elected Deputy Grand Master 2007-2008 Grand Master, Grand Lodge of Kentucky 2008-2009 York Rite Bowling Green Chapter #38 R.A.M., Past High Priest, Assistant Secretary Order of the High Priesthood Bowling Green Council #74, R.&S.M., Assistant Recorder Order of the Silver Trowel-Past Illustrious King Super Excellent Masters Degree Team Bowling Green Commandery #23, K.T., Past Commander, Recorder Ameritus Knight Commander of the Temple, Grand Encampment U.S.A. Knight Preceptor K.Y.C.H. Life Member Ky. Priory #25, K.Y.C.H., Past Prior 1997-98 K.G.Y.C.H. with two Quadrons M.I. Grand Master of the Grand Council of Kentucky R. & S.M., 1990-91 Chairman Grand York Rite Council 1991 Kentucky Ambassador General Grand Council Southern Kentucky K.Y.C.H. Club President Knight Masons-Kentuck Council #71, Past Excellent Chief H.R.A.K.T.P.-Centurion Tabernacle #LXXVI, K. C. 2005 Red Cross of Constantine, St. Bernard- Past Sovereign Allied Masonic Degrees Ish Sodi Award York Rite College #157 Charter Member Membership Award, Grand Encampment U.S.A. Scottish Rite Western Kentucky Consistory, Past President, Bowling Green Scottish Rite Club Master 13th Degree Team, Wise Master 18th Degree Team, 15th Degree Team Past Wise Master Western Kentucky Consistory K.C.C.H. 1987 Past President Western Kentucky Scottish Rite Foundation 33rd degree I.G.H. 1999 Royal Order of Scotland Past President South Central Kentucky Scottish Rite Club Demolay Legion of Honor-Demolay International National Sojourners Priory of Zion Shrine Life Member Rizpah Shrine-Permanent Contributing Member Shrine Hospital Potentate 1981 Past President Bowling Green Shrine Club Past President Rizpah Cabiri S.E.S.A. Ambassador Captain Bowling Green Clowns Captain, Rizpah Honor Guard Rizpah Circus Chairman Past Director Western Kentucky Court #171 R.O.J.