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VOLUME 12 March 27, 2017 EDITION 11


YOUR KANSAS CITY
SCOTTISH RITE NEWS

Ancient Free and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

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 

April 1 Temple Rental
April 6 Sedalia Club Meeting - 7:00 PM
April 8 Benton County Meeting - 7:30 AM
April 9 Palm Sunday
April 11 Executive Board Meeting - 6:30 PM
April 13 Maundy Thursday Ceremony - 7:00 PM
April 14 Good Friday
April 16 Easter Relighting Ceremony - 10:00 AM
April 17 Clay-Platte Club Meeting - 6:00 PM
April 17 Easter Monday
April 22 Sedalia Club Breakfast - 9:00 AM
April 24 Temple Rental
April 26 Stated DInner Meeting - 6:30 PM



CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE VALLEY OFFICERS

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


MEMORIAL NOTICE

Nils, M. Magelssen, 93, passed away February 28, 2017. Nils was born May 30, 1923 in Kansas City, MO to Peter K. and Mathilda Mae Magnusson Waldeen Magelssen. He attended Central Missouri State University and FBI Academy. Nils was also a WWII United States Naval Reserve Veteran. On September 4, 1952, Nils married Dorothea J. Avery. Mr. Magelssen was a member of East Gate Masonic Lodge #630; Scottish Rite; Ararat Shrine in Kansas City, MO. He was employed as President of Magelssen Contracting Company; and Captain of Raytown, MO Police Department (retired). Mr. Magelssen was preceded in death by his parents; his wife Dorothea J. Magelssen; and five brothers. Survivors include his daughter Linda M. Gottreu and her husband Harold G.; daughter Diane K. Shelnutt; son Jay A. Magelssen and his wife Lenore P.; three grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Arr: Park Lawn Funeral Home 816-523-1234
Published in Kansas City Star on Mar. 5, 2017


I HAVE MET THE ENEMY AND IT'S ME

 

I Have Met the Enemy and It’s Me
by Midnight Freemason contributor
Bill Hosler, PM

In 1971 cartoonist Walt Kelley used the quote, “We have met the enemy and he is us.” in his daily comic strip “Pogo”. According to the website Humor in America, “ We have met the enemy and he is us” derives from Braggadocio during the War of 1812 in which commodore Oliver Hazard Perry reported, “We have met the enemy and they are ours.”

Read the rest HERE


VALLEY TO HOST ARCHITECTURAL LECTURE

Our Valley has been chosen to host William Moore, an Associate Professor of American Material Culture, at Boston University. Please join on March 30, 2017 for this wonderful lecture. Futher info can be found by clicking HERE


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


THE 2017 PIRATE BALL

AYE MATEY...TO ALL Our Brothers, Family & Friends, Grab your eye patch, your best pirate costume, your sword and a bottle of rum, and Sail your way to the Rite for Kansas City Carnival of Events "The Gathering"! Formally the Pirates Ball, this is also a SR Masons Membership Event! With/ Special Ticket Pricing and EXTRAS, Join Our Personal Rep ILL Ben Kenny for a Private "Pirate" Reception!


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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