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.

Saturday, January 24, 2009

What’s happening in the Valley of Olympia

Kris Graap

January 28 – Dinner at 6:30, Installation of Officers at 7:30 (Open to the public)

Please bring your better half or a good friend to support incoming VM Caspar LeBlanc. He promises to have an interesting program of events slated, but he will need our help and encouragement. As Caspar would say, “That starts next Wednesday. Be there! No excuses.”

For the Good of the Order

• Don’t forget our new website, at www.olympiascottishrite.org Add it to your “Favorites”.

• If you’re able to get away for a few days during the first weekend of April, the reunion at Guthrie has always been tremendous Masonic experience! Several Brothers have already committed to this event.

If the timing for Guthrie doesn’t work, or you’d like to see the work of another Orient, our Sovereign Grand Inspector General William R. Miller suggests another reunion from April 15-18. The combined Orients of North and South Carolina will sponsor a 29 Degree Reunion in Charlotte, NC. Charlotte is a pretty easy trip from Seattle and the degrees will be done under the auspices of the Supreme Council's ritual committee. SGIG Bill will be there and would love to have company from Washington.

If interested in either trip and for further details, see Illustrious Brother Secretary Skip Sanford, 33°.

• Lastly, Illustrious Dean Alban 33° offers greetings from the Supreme Council offices of Computer Services and Membership Services. They want to get the New Year off to a great start, so we have recorded a brief video just to say “Hello” and to wish you well!
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