Right Worshipful Brother Charles F. Wiegert joined Gardenville Lodge No. 655 in 1974 and served as Master in 1978-79. In 2004 he was a charter member and served as the first Senior Warden of Noble Lodge No. 684 where he served as Master in 2005-06. He served as Secretary and their Masonic Home Representative for 10 years.
Charlie served the Grand Lodge of Missouri as DDGM of District 27B in 2008-09 and was on the Board of Directors of the Masonic Home of Missouri from 2011 to 2015. He has served on the Chartered Lodges, Directed Development, Public Relations, Scholarship and the Missouri Masonic Children’s Foundation (MoChip). He is also a life member of the Missouri Lodge of Research and the Order of the Past Master. Charlie was appointed to the advancing line of the Grand Lodge by Most Worshipful Brother Richard L. Smith in 2016.
Charlie comes from a Masonic family with both his father (Charles) and Uncle (Joe) being lifelong members. Charlie’s Masonic endeavors began when he joined the Gardenville Demolay chapter in 1966. He is a recipient of the DeMolay Legion of Honor and Past Dean in 2010, a member of St. Louis Scottish Rite, Oriental Chapter No. 78 Royal Arch Masons, Jeremiah Council No. 48 Cryptic Masons and Ascalon Commandery No. 16 Knights Templar. He is also a member of Tall Cedars of Lebanon, Red Cross of Constantine, Sojourners, Moolah Temple Shriners and Past President of the Ceremonial Cast, and a Past Director the Royal Order of Jesters Court 81.
Right Worshipful Brother Wiegert graduated with a BS in Business (Marketing) from Southeast Missouri State College. His professional career includes 20 years as an advertising salesman with St. Louis Suburban Journal newspapers. In 1992 he co-founded CDM Fantasy Sports, which operated fantasy sports games for The Sporting News and USA Today Sports Weekly. His company won a major law suit with Major League Baseball which was appealed all the way to US Supreme Court. In 1998 he was a founding member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association and served as a board member and treasurer for over 15 years. He was inducted into the Fantasy Sports Hall Of Fame 2003 and is known as “The Godfather Of Fantasy Sports”. Charlie can be heard regularly on Sirius XM radio.
Other companies he has started, operated and owned include Primary Network, Primary Webworks, Primary Cellular, River City Internet Group, Hostirian, Borman Properties, River City Rascals (minor league baseball team), St Charles Family Arena Managing Partnership, St. Louis Swarm (International Basketball League), St. Louis Steamers (Indoor Professional Soccer League), St. Louis Renegades (Indoor Professional Football League), and the Gateway Grizzlies (Minor League Baseball Team).
Charlie has been married to his wonderful wife Debra for over 35 years. They have two married daughters Jackie (Tony Klotz) and Heather (Dave Jones), and has 4 grandchildren, 10 year-old grandson (Jackson), twin 11-year-old granddaughters (Scarlett and Ruby), and 3 year old granddaughter Violet. He is an avid sports fan, and hobbies include traveling, golf, fishing and gardening.