Noble William J. Baumbach II
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William J. Baumbach II joined Kena Shriners in 1994 and is a Life Member. He served as the Kena Shriners computer club president 1996-1997. He has managed the Kena Shriners website and all of Kena's office computer hardware and software needs since 1997. He is a member of the Kena Shriners Motor Corps, Knights of MECCA Club, Mule Skinners Club, Patriot Shrine Club, and the Piedmont Shrine Club. He as been the official photographer of Kena Shriners for several years.
His father William J. Baumbach and uncle Charles H. Baumbach were both charter members of Kena Shriners in 1951, member numbers 60, and 59. His member number in 1994 was 7,008.
He was Kena Shriners "Shrine Mason" of the year in 2007. And the Fall Ceremonial Honoree in 2010.
He was raised a Master Mason in Acacia Lodge No. 16 Clifton, Va, on May 19, 1994. He was Worshipful Master on Cochran Lodge No. 271 The Plains, Va. in 2013. Is a member of Hay Market Lodge No. 313. He also holds memberships in Warren Chapter No. 5, Piedmont Commandery No. 26, and the Alexandria Scottish Rite.
He serves the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M., of Virginia as, the Masonic Home Ambassador District No. 4. Chairman of both the Grand Lodge of Virginia Committee on Information Technology, and the Committee on Public Relations, and is a member of the committee on Strategic Planning and Implementation.
He as received numerous awards from the Grand Lodge, A.F. & A.M., of Virginia, such as the Grand Lodge of Virginia Certificate of Merit award, in the years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012. And numerous Certificates of Appreciation and Recognition from Local Lodges and District Deputy Grand Masters. And in 2013 special recognition by the Grand Master "In Appreciation to Worshipful William James Baumbach II for his service to Virginia Freemasonry as an outstanding Worshipful Master as an innovative, energetic worker in IT and photographic services and on behalf of our Masonic youth."