Illustrious Dale R. Roberts announced the appointment of Noble Michael T. Dunn to the office of Outer Guard of Ziyara Temple, at Ziyara’s annual meeting held on January 21, 2012.
Noble Dunn was born on November 17, 1958 in Tampa, Florida but has lived in central New York his entire life.
He is employed by Thermold Corporation in Canastota, New York. As Vice President, and Director of Quality Assurance for he is responsible for Thermolds Information Services, Quality, Training and Corporate Planning for the development and implementation of world class manufacturing strategies.
Noble Dunn is enjoying his 32nd year as a Mason. He is a Past Master of both Sconondoa-Sherrill Lodge #814 and Infinity Lodge #00 and is also a member of Utica Lodge #47. He served as Grand Sword Bearer from the 1st Oneida District in 2000-2002 and is a Past President of the Oneida County Masonic Association. He is a Past High Priest of Doric Chapter No.193, Royal Arch Masons and served as District Deputy Grand High Priest for the 18th Capitular District in 2002-2004. Past Illustrious Master of Rotica Council #12, Royal and Select Masters and Past Commander of Rome Commandery #45, Knights Templar. After presiding in all of the York Rite bodies he was made a member of the Knights of the York Cross of Honor (KYCH) in 2004 and has since served as Sovereign of Crusade Priory, KYCH. He is also a past presiding officer of Utica Conclave Red Cross of Constantine, United York Right College and Charles Smith Council Allied Masonic Degrees. He is a member of St. Lawrence Lodge #23, Royal Ark Mariners, which is moored to Frontenac Council #23, Royal & Select Masters in Kingston, Ontario. In 2008 he was awarded the Order of the Purple Cross by the Sovereign York Rite College of North America and in 2011 the Bronze Medal for Adult Leadership by the General Grand Council International. Noble Dunn is currently the Grand King of the Grand Chapter State of New York, Royal Arch Masons.
Mike is also a member of the Valley of Utica AASR and currently serving as Junior Warden for the Yahnundahsis Council of Princes of Jerusalem.
Created a Noble of Ziyara Temple on June 16, 2001, he enjoys playing the drum with the Drum & Bugle Corp. and is a member of Utica Court #163, Royal Order of Jesters.
Having been a single Dad for most of his adult life, in 2007 he was married to Dorinda (Dori). They reside in North Utica and between them they have 4 Daughters, 6 Grand Daughters and a new Grand Son! Many of them were and are active in Rainbow Girls.
Mike is an active member of the First Assembly of God Church in Marcy and often drives the Church van, providing transportation for those who would not otherwise have a way to get to Church.
Outside of his Masonic interests, Mike enjoys spending time with his bride and participating in activities at American Legion Post #169. He is also an avid hunter and fisherman. He looks to the future with great enthusiasm and continued participation in all aspects of our great fraternity.