Effective on January 1, 2010, SGC Ronald A. Seale appointed Dexter W. Lum, 33°, as Deputy of the Supreme Council in the Orient of Hawaii. Ill. Lum was born on August 1, 1942, in Honolulu, Hawaii, and graduated from the University of Hawai’i at Mānoa in 1975, with a degree in Economics. After graduation he was commissioned a 2nd Lieutenant in the US Air Force and served eight years as a Communications-Electronics Officer, retiring with the rank of Captain in 1973. He then pursued a career as a real estate appraiser and broker and was a part-time high school teacher 1996–2008.
Bro. Lum became a Mason in 1973 in Waikiki Lodge No. 774, then under the Grand Lodge of California, and served as Master in 1986. He was a life member of Lodge Le Progres De L’Oceanie, which merged with Waikiki Lodge, and received the Hiram Award from it in 2007. He served the Grand Lodge of California as a Foundation Trustee, 1986–1989, and the Grand Lodge of Hawaii as Assistant Grand Lecturer, 1989–2004, and as a member of the Jurisprudence Committee, 1999—.
In 1974, shortly after becoming a Mason, Ill. Lum joined the Honolulu Bodies of the Scottish Rite, serving as Master of Kadosh, Honolulu Consistory, in 1998, and Venerable Master, Honolulu Lodge of Perfection, in 2004. He received the rank and decoration of a Knight Commander of the Court of Honour in 1993 and was coroneted a 33° Inspector General Honorary in 1999. He serves as a trustee of the Honolulu Bodies and the Honolulu Scottish Rite Foundation, as Director of Ritual, and as Personal Representative of the Valley of Honolulu.
Ill. Lum has been active in many other Masonic bodies. He joined the York Rite Chapter, Council, and Commandery in 1974, the York Rite College in 1994, and the Red Cross of Constantine in 1989, serving as Sovereign in 1999 and recorder since 2000. He is a member of Aloha Shriners and served as a member of the Board of Governors of the Honolulu Shriners Hospital, 1995–2004. In 1994 he joined Honolulu Chapter No. 11, National Sojourners, and King Kalakaua Camp, Heroes of ’76, and served as President and Commander 1999–2000.