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.

Friday, September 4, 2009

What’s happening in the Valley of Olympia

What’s happening in the Valley of Olympia

September 9 – Lodge of Perfection; Dinner at 6:30, meeting at 7:30
September 23 – Chapter of Rose Croix; Dinner at 6pm, followed by a Movie

From my desk – I need your help!
I just purchased a new computer and my address book is empty! If you wish to have the newsletter continued to you monthly, please acknowledge this with a return email so I know that what I have is current. A pleasant note attached would be nice – but not necessary!

(I am not going to transfer your email address if you cannot or will not acknowledge your current and active email address.)

Scottish Rite Foundation of Washington

I know it’s early; however If you know of a full-time college student who is a US citizen and a Washington resident, who is maintaining at least a 3.0 GPA and will be attending a Washington State public or private college or university and holding Junior status as of 9/1/10; please have the student contact Br. Ben Schatz, Director, Br. Rod Mason, Asst. Director, Br. Kris Graap, Foundation Secretary, or Ill. Br. Ray Drummond, 33° IGH, VP – Finance, about scholarship possibilities. The student does not need to have a Masonic affiliation, although we certainly encourage all Masons to refer any relative who may qualify! Interviews generally begin around November 1, but knowing how time files, it doesn’t hurt to be thinking about it now.

From the Secretary’s Desk:

Illustrious Br. Skip Sanford reports that 2010 Dues Cards will soon be in the mail. The Supreme Council will be mailing out the new Membership Cards for 2010 in October to those members whose dues are paid up for 2009. Your dues card will be sent to you with the billing statement for 2010. Some of our members get confused by this system and think that if they have their membership card, their dues must all ready be paid. Such is not the case.
When you receive the card and the billing, you are expected to send your check to cover the year's dues If your dues are not current, you will receive a billing statement only and your new membership card will be sent to you when your dues are paid. This system is designed to save postage expenses by eliminating a double mailing.

Our website:
For events, don’t forget that thanks to the excellent efforts of Br. Ed Woods, our website contains a wealth of information – including contacts, our calendar, and links to other sites. A simple click, and the world (at least our Valley) is at your fingertips! Go to: www.olympiascottishrite.org (Did you know that you can download the Scottish Rite Journal – go to Supreme’s link, under Publications!)

Lastly, enjoy your Labor Day!! You and your ancestors worked hard for it!


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