Who are Scottish Rite Masons...

The Scottish Rite is an appendant body of Freemasonry in which a Master Mason may proceed after he has completed the degrees conferred in Blue Lodge. The Scottish Rite confers 29 degrees. The 33 degree is an honorary degree that is conferred by the Supreme Council for outstanding work in the community or Rite.

When we meet...

Our Valley meets on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month with the exception of June, July and August, at the Masonic Center at 521 North Street in Tumwater Washington, and have a program either at dinner or just prior to our meeting. Ladies are invited to all dinners. We invite all sojourners to visit and enjoy good Brotherhood. we have a dinner at 6:30 with the meeting to follow at 7:30 PM.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Degree Activity in the Valley of Olympia

by Kris Graap

At our last meeting in October, we welcomed a dozen Brothers receiving their 4th Degree, well conferred by WB Jack Sowers and his team. In addition to Br. Jack, his team consisted of Brs. Damian Kolb, Kris Graap, Ed Woods, Jon Kime, Ricky Bonnell, Jay Stewart, Tim Grisham, and Bruce York. Special kudos to Br. Ed Woods, for an excellent memorization of his Orator part, and to Br. Jay Stewart for a yeoman effort of organizing the work, manning the computer, and keeping a cool head when everyone else was losing theirs. J Many of the candidates came down from the Valley of Tacoma, and we enjoyed the company of our Tacoma Brothers, including Ill. Brs. Alan Spreen and Bill Hammontree.

Our 14th Degree will be conferred a week from Wednesday, with the other obligatory degrees the following Saturday. Another several Brothers will be coming from Hoquiam for the Saturday degrees, so we’d certainly hope and expect a good turnout of our Olympia Brethren. The candidates, and the Brothers taking part in the dramas, draw much energy and support from the side-liners, so please find time to attend if you can.

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