Luis “George” Aladro was born in Havana, Cuba on January 3, 1955;
the first eleven and one-half years of his life were spent there,
and were he attended primary school.
On July 6, 1967, he arrived on the shores of freedom with his
family: Father Justo, Mother Zenaida, Sister Lourdes, and Brother
Loren; subsequently his Sister Jane was born in Miami, Florida.
George received his formal education in Rosemead, California, and
Miami, Florida, attending Muscatel Junior High, Citrus Grove Junior
High, Robert E. Lee Junior High, and Miami Senior High School.
George later attended Miami-Dade Junior College where he received
courses in Air Conditioning and Refrigeration Technical Engineering.
A field he practiced until his retirement in 2008.
On July 10, 1976, George married Bonnie Darlene Hardenbrook a native
Miamian whose family settled in Miami in 1850, nearly fifty years
before the City of Miami was incorporated. On May 16, 1979, they
were blessed with their first child, Lourdes, who was born in Miami
to continue the family tradition. In 1982, they relocated to the
Florida Keys residing in Plantation Key and on May 23, 1983, they
were again blessed with a Son Jorge Luis, Jr.
George’s Masonic career started with his Initiation in Florida Keys
Lodge No. 336 in Tavernier, Florida, on June 21, 1983, and was
Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on February 28, 1984.
He was given the opportunity to serve the Lodge in various
capacities until his Brothers elected him Worshipful Master in
January of 1989, where he has been a Perpetual Member since 1990.
Brother George is regular member of Harbor City Lodge No. 318 since
2011, in Melbourne, the area where he presently resides.
In 1992 he was appointed District Deputy Grand Master of the 30th
Masonic District, currently the 36th Masonic District, by M:.W:.
Richard E. Lynn. Since then he has served the Grand Lodge in many
capacities such as the Masonic Home Board of Trustees; Masonic
Education; Foreign Relations; Jurisprudence; Grand Marshal in 1996
for M:.W:. Michael A. Padron, Jr.; and Grand
Representative to the Grand Lodge of Portugal.
M:.W:.George is a Charter Member of Memorial Lodge No.
36 and the 36th District Masters & Wardens Association; a member of
the Scottish Rite, Valley of Key West and is currently a 32° KCCH;
member of Miami York Rite Bodies; Past High Priest of Jericho
Chapter No. 11, R.A.M.; Charter High Priest of Island Chapter No.
65, R.A.M.; Past D.D.G.H.P. of the First Capitular District; Grand
Representative to the Grand Chapter of Italy; Past Commander of
Miami Commandery No. 13, K.T.; Everglades York Rite College; member
of Mi-Am-I Grotto; Past President of Upper Keys Shrine Club; Conch
Riders Club; Latin Shrine Club; member of Azan Shriners; SRICF; and
Allied Masonic Degrees.
On May 25, 2009, M:.W:. George was honored by the
Craft by being elected Junior Grand Warden of The Most Worshipful
Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Florida. After being
elected to Senior Grand Warden in 2010, Deputy Grand Master in 2011,
he was elected and installed Most Worshipful Grand Master of Free
and Accepted Masons of Florida on May 30, 2012.
He has also enjoyed working with the youth groups, serving on the
Advisory Board for Florida Keys Assembly No. 143, International
Order of Rainbow for Girls, receiving the Grand Cross of Colors in
1989. Presently he serves as DeMolay State Advisor and was honored
with the DeMolay Cross of Honor.
He also served his community as a member of the Monroe County
Licensing Board for six years, of which two years were as Chairman.
He also served in various Ad Hoc Committees for Monroe County.
Since retiring M:.W:. George, Bonnie, and Margaret
(his Mother-In-Law) have relocated to unincorporated Brevard County,
where he enjoys woodworking, gardening, and helping his friends in
the HVAC field. However, most of all they look forward to family
visits from their Daughter Lourdes, Son-In-Law Richard, with their
Grandson Ricky, as well as their Son Jorge Jr. and Daughter-In-Law