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.

Sunday, March 29, 2009

What’s happening in the Valley of Olympia

by Kris Graap

April 8 – 7:30 Chapter of Rose Croix; Remembrance and Renewal Ceremony
April 12 – Happy Easter!
April 22 – 7:30 Council of Kadosh; Dinner at 6:30

Remembrance and Renewal Ceremony. The extinguishing and re-lighting of the lights is an ecumenical ceremony, and is open to all family and friends. Once known as Maundy Thursday and obligatory, it is nonetheless a most important date on our Scottish Rite calendar. Wise Master Gary Norton and his team sincerely hope that you’ll mark the date and join us. And, if you need any more incentive, Ill. Br. Secretary Skip reminds that the Lodge will pick up the tab for the dinner for our Ladies.

Helping Children - Thanks largely to the efforts of our Personal Representative Jon Lenander, our Valley philanthropy is again helping three children with speech difficulty, through a local therapist.

For the Good of the Order
• If you know of a friend or Brother in financial need, please contact our Valley Almoner, Br. Rick Bonnell at 360-491-4959. If the need is genuine, we want to try to help!
• The Valley of Tacoma is sponsoring the Second Annual Friends Dinner & Auction, Saturday, April 25, 2009 at their fraternal home in Tacoma. This is a fund raiser for the Tacoma RiteCare Program and their Valley. The cost is $35 per person. Email Bill Hammontree at tacsrite@aol.com for reservations. Here is the schedule.
5:30 PM No Host Bar
5:30 - 7:00 Silent Auction with another bunch of terrific items
7:00 PM Prime Rib and Salmon Buffet Dinner
7:15 PM Randy Riggle Show
8:00 PM Live Auction.
Please consider supporting the Tacoma RiteCare Program and the Valley.

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