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VOLUME 12 September 18, 2017 EDITION 35

 

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 

Sep 23 Sedalia Club Breakfast - 9:00 AM
Sep 27 Stated Business Meeting - 7:00 PM
Sep 28 Temple Rental
Oct 4 Temple Rental
Oct 5 KCCH Dinner and Investiture - 6:00 PM
Oct 9 Columbus Day
Oct 10 Executive Board Meeting - 6:30 PM
Oct 11 Ararat Shrine Business Meeting - 7:30 PM
Oct 13 Bates County Club Meeting - 6:30 PM
Oct 13 Temple Rental
Oct 14 Temple Rental
Oct 14 Benton County Club Meeting - 7:30 AM
Oct 15 33° Rehearsal - 12:00 PM
Oct 16 Clay - Platte Club Meeting - 6:00 PM
Oct 21 Temple Rental
Oct 22 Temple Rental
Oct 25 Stated Dinner Meeting



CONTACT INFORMATION FOR THE VALLEY OFFICERS

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


REUNION SCHEDULE

Friday October 6th

6:00 PM: Meet and Greet
7:00 PM: 4th degree

Saturday October 7th
7:00 AM: Breakfast
7:30 AM: 6th degree
8:00 AM: 13th degree in class room and Steve's presentation
9:00-9:30: Class Room
9:45 AM: 14th degree
10:30-11:00 AM: Class Room
11:00 AM: 18th degree
12:15-1:00 PM: Lunch served in the ballroom
1:00 PM: 24th degree
2:00-3:00 PM: Class room separation of church and state
3:00 PM: 30th degree. (No Frank judges)
4:45-5:15 PM: Class room wrap up
5:20 PM: 32nd degree
6:00 PM: Closing


FRANK S. LAND LIBRARY MUSEUM DEDICATION & DINNER

 



DINNER MEETING NOTES

The September 27th Dinner Meeting will feature an auction to raise money for the Kansas City Scottish Rite Foundation. We are looking for donations of quality items and gift cards to auction off. Auction items may be dropped off at the Valley with the Executive Secretary. The Foundation has spent over a quarter of a million dollars in repairs and improvements to our building in the last 18 months. Plus, there is another $150k in projects in the works. No donation is too small. Please help us protect and repair our beautiful Temple.



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


SO YOU WANT TO BE A MASONIC WRITER

So You Want To Be A Masonic Writer
Part I — How to become a Masonic Writer overnight
by Midnight Freemason Contributor
Steven L. Harrison, 33°, FMLR



Recently when a Brother asked what advice I might have for budding Masonic writers, the question took me off guard a bit. Even though we were having a conversation about a book I had edited and others I had written, I sort of forgot I was a writer. That doesn't qualify as a "senior moment." I just don't primarily think of myself as a writer. Dan Brown is a writer. David McCullough and J.K. Rowling are writers. I am a Freemason who writes. Go ahead… call me a writer. I won't be offended. Dan Brown, David McCullough and J.K. Rowling might be, though.
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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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