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VOLUME 12 July 24, 2017 EDITION 27

YOUR KANSAS CITY
SCOTTISH RITE NEWS

THE SCOTTISH RITE CREED
Human progress is our cause, liberty of thought our supreme wish, freedom of conscience our mission, and the guarantee of equal rights to all people everywhere our ultimate goal.


CALENDAR OF EVENTS

If you are aware of an event with the Scottish Rite that does not show up on this calendar, please email enews@ritestart.org 

July 26 NO Stated Business Meeting
Aug 3 Sedalia Club Meeting - 7:00 PM
Aug 8 Executive Board Meeting - 6:30 PM
Aug 11 Bates County Club Meeting - 6:30 PM
Aug 12 Benton County Club Meeting - 7:30 AM
Aug 12 Temple Rental
Aug 21 Clay-Platte Club Meeting - 6:00 PM
Aug 23 NO Stated Business Meeting
Aug 26 Sedalia Club Meeting - 9:00 AM
Aug 31 Honourmen Dinner



CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE VALLEY OFFICERS

Many have asked for contact information for the leadership. This information can be found here.


CONGRATULATIONS!

The Valley has a new executive secretary. Distinguished Brother Wes Wingfield has agreed to serve the Valley and membership. Congratulations, Brother Wes, and Thank You! We all look forward to working with you and Pat to lead the Valley.


SUPREME COUNCIL NEWS

Scottish Rite Friends Dinners are an exciting grassroots fund-raising program that encourages Valley involvement, raises money and gives 100% of the net proceeds to qualified Valley, Orient and Supreme Council charities. Thanks to dedicated brethren across the Southern Jurisdiction, Scottish Rite Friends Dinners are making a difference.

 

Item Donations Needed!

Are you interested in MAKING A DIFFERENCE by donating your unused or gently used items to charity?

The House of the Temple in Washington, DC can find a new purpose for them! The Supreme Council has created an event that is taking place all around the Southern Jurisdiction. The Scottish Rite Friends Dinner is the perfect opportunity to make a difference. The money raised from these events directly supports the RiteCare Scottish Rite Childhood Language Program.

For more information on donating, contact Caitlyn Kent in the Development Office at 202–777–3111 or ckent@scottishrite.org.

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CARTHAGE LODGE REDEDICATION

Dear Worshipful Master, Wardens & Brethren. 

One hundred fifty years ago, our Carthaginian forefathers came together to form Carthage Lodge No. 197 finally receiving their Charter on 19 October 1867. We will gather together this year in the spirit of friendship and brotherly love on 7 October at 1 o’clock PM at our New Lodge building to celebrate this austere occasion. We are honored to host officers from the Grand Lodge of Missouri as they perform a dedication ceremony for our building. We hope that you and the Brothers of your Lodge will be able to join us. The lodge will not be tyled and all are invited. There will be a reception to follow.

We would appreciate it if you would announce this to your Brethren that they, having due notice, may be able to make plans to attend. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us. Please let us know the estimated number of Brothers from your Lodge who will attend by 1 September 2017 so we may plan accordingly.
Fraternally,

Frank Stahl, Worshipful Master
Carthage Lodge #197


9 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT FREEMASONRY

(CBS News)
"Sunday Morning" looks at the rumors, fears and conspiracy theories sparked by the Freemasons' fraternal order, its secrets and rituals. 

1. When meeting, Masons do not discuss religion or politics. 

"There are certain subjects which are prevented or we simply proscribe from discussing within the lodge," Piers Vaughan, master of St. John's Lodge #1 in New York, told Mo Rocca. "And religion is one. Politics is another." 

One of the world's leading experts on Freemasonry confirms.

Read More HERE


CLAYS FOR KIDS

MORE INFORMATION:

http://claysforkidskc.com



FAMOUSAMERICAN FREEMASONS: THE VETERAN SENATOR

Famous American Freemasons: The Veteran Senator
by Midnight Freemasons Founder Todd E. Creason°

“If you're hanging around with nothing to do and the zoo is closed, come over to the Senate. You'll get the same kind of feeling and you won't have to pay.”

~Bob Dole

He never forgot where he’d come from nor what he’d been through during the war. Both of those made him into the man he later became.

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MASONIC YOUTH DAY COMING SOON

The Masonic Youth Day Committee has announced that the 2017 Masonic Youth Day will be held on August 5, 2017. Please join us for this event at the Grand Lodge Complex, from 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM! For more information, please look at this document.


2017 BIENNIAL SESSION

2017 Biennial Session

The 2017 Biennial Session of the Supreme Council, 33°, SJ, USA, will be held Saturday–Tuesday, August 19–22, at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009.

All Scottish Rite Masons are invited and encouraged to attend!

Click here for more information


WHAT DOES THAT MEAN?

Have you ever wondered what it means to open a lodge in Ancient, Due, or Ample form? Have you ever heard a term you don't know? Head over to the Masonic Dictionary!


TILERS PODCAST

The Supreme Council hosts a podcast that is now entering its second season. This podcast contains stories, interviews, and lessons for freemasons. This wonderful podcast, hosted by Bro:. Maynard Edwards, 32°, has been a fantastic addition to the ongoing education of freemasonry. Tune in at

https://scottishrite.org/about/media-publications/tylers-place/


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