THE FEBRUARY STATED MEETING speaker will be discussing CCW licensing as well as Ohio’s Castle Law. He will also have a question and answer period. If you are interested in these programs or have questions concerning them this is the night to attend.
2018 REUNION PLANNING MEETING will be held on Sunday, February 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. at the Warren Temple. All officers, Degree Directors for this reunion, and Committee Chairmen are expected to attend. This meeting usually takes no more than an hour and our reunions have benefited from the input from those attending. Please mark your calendar.
SUPREME COUNCIL SCHOLARSHIP GRANTS are now available in the Scottish Rite office. The rules have been changed at Supreme Council so that the Supreme Council Abbott Scholarships are now available to any child or grandchild of a Scottish Rite member. We will still give at least one Hubert E. White Valley scholarship as well. The number of scholarships from Supreme Council are directly related to the amount given by our members to the Blue Envelope Appeal. In the last 5 years we have received approximately $2,000 to $2,500 each year which we use to give scholarships to children of our members. Last year we only received $2,250. The more we give, the more we get back. We would also like to increase the number of Hubert E. White Scholarships from 1 to 2 but we need to build that fund up from it’s current $14,000 to closer to $20,000 to ensure its continued existence. Please consider giving to this fund as well.
2019 SPRING REUNION: It is not too early to turn in petitions for the Valley’s Spring Reunion. This reunion is named for Ill. Randal E. Davis, 33o, our Valley Secretary. The reunion will be held on the following dates: Friday, March 15, 2019 the 4o, 16o, and the 19o live for the first time will be conferred beginning at 7:00 p.m. On Saturday, March 16, 2019 the day will begin with breakfast at 8:00 a.m. followed at 9:00 a.m. with the 28o and 26o DVD. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m. with the 32o beginning at approximately 1:15 p.m. All degrees will be held at the Warren Temple. Fees for degrees this year are $100.00. We have a benefactor that will pay half of the degree fees for any sitting Master or Past Master as well as any current or past military or safety services masons that petition for our spring reunion. If you know of a Brother Mason having financial difficulty that would like to petition our Valley please contact the Secretary.
SECOND DUES NOTICES HAVE BEEN MAILED. Remember that paper dues cards are no longer sent with your notice. Several years ago, Supreme Council sent every member a plastic, permanent dues card. This is the only dues card you will receive. Contact the office if you don’t remember getting it or have lost track of it. It is gray/purple and looks a lot like a credit card.
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