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, May 22, 2011

I wanted to pass along the following.....


I wanted to pass along the following:

First, from our Illustrious SGIG Bill Miller:

The Scottish Rite will place a Memorial Monument at Tahoma Cemetery on Wednesday June 8. We will gather at 1:00 pm. I hope lots of Scottish Rite Masons will be present in caps. Please make sure your 50 year members are informed. We set this date and time to make it convenient to stop by on your way to Grand Lodge.

Second, set your calendar for Wednesday, May 24. Br. Jon Kime has scheduled a speaker, Dr. Jack Havins, to speak about local plans for Capitol Lake. It should be an interesting discussion, as some folks want the lake returned to a tideflat, and others want it cleaned up for swimming and recreation. Personally, I very much appreciate Br. Jon's efforts to make our meetings interesting and worth attending - I hope you appreciate his efforts as well (and through your attendance is the best way to show your support!)

Third, our local golf tournament is just around the corner. If you're interested in helping making this a success, or getting in a round, please check with Br. Damien Kolb or Br. Sam Lantow. The event is Friday, June 17th.

Last but not least: Kudos to Br. Bill Hollifield for his efforts on the shoe program. At the last meeting, Bill reported that he (and his better half) had given out 66 pairs of shoes during 2011 (27 in April). He currently has inventory of 228 pairs (of varying styles and sizes), with $1200.02 in the bank account. Bro. Bill reports that, although he procures shoes from several sources, Wal-Mart deserves recent credit for furnishing 30 pairs for $414.80, which works out to roughly $14 a pair.

Brethren, going back many years, this program has been a Godsend to children in the greater Olympia area - protecting their feet but more importantly raising their self-esteem so to allow better efforts in school. Just as with the golf tourney, our shoe program shows the best of Scottish Rite philanthropy. Thanks Bill, for doing a super job!



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