Taleb Atala , Grand Monarch
Biography of Tali Atala.
Prophet Taleb Atala of Miami, Florida is the Grand Monarch of the Grottoes of North America for 2020-21. A Real Estate Investor, he and wife Angie are deeply involved in many aspects of the Masonic Fraternity and have devoted countless hours serving the same.
Tali became a Master Mason in 1974 at Biscayne Bay Lodge No. 124 F. & A.M. in Miami. His career limited his involvement for many years but he has since become quite active. He served as Worshipful Master of Village Lodge No. 315 F. & A.M. in 2010; Worshipful Master of Memorial Lodge No. 27 2010-2020; Chairman of the Masters' & Wardens' Association of Miami-Dade County 2012-13; Various Grand Lodge of Florida Committees 2007-2020; District Deputy Grand Master of the 27th Masonic District 2015; and Senior Grand Steward of the Grand Lodge of Florida 2019-20.
He has also excelled in the appendant bodies. He is a member of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite SJ. Valley of Miami where he was invested as a Knights Commander Court of Honor in 2007 and coroneted an Inspector General Honorary 33° in 2013. He has served as Fundraising Chairman, Master of Kadosh Miami Con-sistory in 2014, and Wise Master Chapter Rose Croix 2019. He is a member of the Miami York Rite Bodies and served as Governor of Everglades York Rite College in 2016. He is also a proud Noble of Mahi Sliriners and is a Past President of the Past Masters Unit 2012.
Tali joined Mi-Am-I Grotto in 2008 finding it to be one of the best parts of Masonry. He served as Monarch in 2011 and soon became the driving force in mem-bership recruitment. He later served as a Supreme Council District Deputy 2011-13 and President of the Southeastern Grotto Association in 2014-15. He became well known around the realm and successfully ran for Grand Captain of the Guard in 2013. He has now reached the pinnacle of a Prophet's service by being elected Grand Monarch for 2020-21.