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, January 8, 2012


A reminder that the Lodge of Perfection meets this Wednesday, January 11. Dinner is at 6:30, with our Cap and Ring ceremony to follow. I see that a movie is also scheduled. Remember that this is a public event, so your friends and family are very welcome!

As an additional incentive to get out to the Lodge, our Jobies will be in attendance to shine shoes by donation. I have no doubt that the young ladies will be shining with an esprit de corps and a smile. My shoes are definitely in need of a little TLC - I'll bet yours are too!

Last, as most of you know, VWB Jack C. Parker passed to the Celestial Lodge last week. Br. Jack was a member of the Valley of Olympia, although he devoted the majority of his efforts towards the Blue Lodge. He will be sorely missed by all who knew him, and I can't think of a Brother who loved the Craft more. He was preceded in death by his wife Peggy a couple of years ago, and Br. Jack assisted Peggy through a long struggle with dementia. Both were very delightful souls, in every sense; and as VWB Brian Morgan aptly stated, both enjoyed a long and full life. While sadly mourning Jack's passage, I will gladly pass along news of his memorial service when known.


Kris Graap, 33°

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