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.

Monday, May 4, 2009

March winds and April showers...

By Kris Graap

March winds and April showers now make way for the May flowers. Hopefully Spring is finally here!

Our May calendar is the end of most of our Masonic activity until September. For May we have the following two meetings:

May 13 is the Lodge of Perfection, meeting at 7:30 with a dinner preceding.
May 27 will be a meeting of the Consistory, again with meeting at 7:30 with a dinner preceding.
I don't have any details regarding either meeting, but no doubt we'll have a good program and fellowship, and you'll be glad you came!

Our other Scottish Rite activity is the SR Golf Tourney, at Capitol City GC on June 19. For further information please contact Br. Sam Lantow who is chairing the 2009 Tourney.

Because my newsletter is a bit short this time, I've attached an excellent article by Illustrious Albert G. Mackey dating back to 1875 and reprinted in 1924, courtesy of The Plumbline, the newsletter of the Scottish Rite Research Society. It is well-written, and written to both challenge and inspire us. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did. As a note, if you are interested in the activities of the Society, please log on to the Southern Jurisdiction website. It is well worth the cost!

Hope you have a wonderful month! Don't forget Mom on the 10th, or our departed servicemen on the 25th and 30th.


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