September - December 2017

Coming Events

Sept 8 & 9 Fall Reunion
Sept 11 7:00 pm KCCH Meeting
Sept 22 6:00 pm KSA & Executive Committee
Sept 22 6:30 pm Dinner
Sept 22 7:00 pm Feast of Tishri
Sept 22 7:30 pm Ladies Association
Sept 22 7:30 pm Regular Meeting
Election Temple Inc.
Oct 27  6:00 pm KSA & Executive Committee
Oct 27  6:30 pm Dinner
Oct 27  7:30 pm Ladies Association
Oct 27  7:30 pm Regular Meeting
Nov 10 6:30 pm KSA & Executive Committee
Nov 10 7:30 pm Regular Meeting
Election of Officers
Nov 13 7:00 pm KCCH Meeting
Dec 8   6:30 pm KSA & Executive Committee
Dec 8   7:30 pm Regular Meeting
Installation of Officers


  The Fall Reunion will be held on September 8th & 9th.  The Fees will be $270.00 including 2017 & 2018 dues.  Fees will include: 14th degree ring or ring in pyramid, Scottish Rite Patent, class picture and the Bridge to Light book plus a good noon meal on Saturday.

The tentative schedule is as follows:

Friday, September 8th.
6:00 pm Class reports for registration
7:00 pm 4o Secret Master
7:43 pm 5o Perfect Master
8:30 pm 6o Confidential Secretary
Saturday, September 9th
8:00 am 9o & 10o Elu of the 9 & 15
9:00 am Class Photo
9:15 am 14o Perfect Elu
10:30 am 18o Knight Rose Croix
12:00 pm * Lunch *
12:45 pm 21o Noachite or Prussian Knight
1:30 pm 30o Knight Kadosh
3:00 pm 32o Master of the Royal Secret
4:00 pm Closing of the Temple

** Degree Directors should have their teams here at least 30 minutes before scheduled start times to accommodate any schedule changes and to help set up.


Notices for 2018 Scottish Rite dues will be sent out soon.  These are printed and sent for us by the Supreme Council in Washington, D.C.  As you should recall from our last newsletter we were voting to raise our dues by $10 due to Supreme Council raising our per capita.  This increase was passed at our May meeting and dues for 2018 will be $95.00.

We are asking Perpetual Members, 50-year members and Emeritus Members who do not pay dues to consider making at least a $25 donation to the Valley when you receive your notice. This will help cover the per capita that we have to pay to the Supreme Council for each Valley member whether they pay dues or not. There is a block on the dues notice for this or other donations shown as Donations to Valley.

Every member should make sure that your dues are current and when you pay your dues please consider making an additional donation to the Almoner's Fund and the Scottish Rite Foundation.

If paying dues creates a problem for you please contact the secretary for possible options.

Personal Representative

Brothers, I have resigned my position as Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General effective July 31, 2017.  This was a decision that was not easily reached but due to personal reasons I feel that it is the right decision for me at this time.

It has been a distinct honor and pleasure for me to serve the Valley and I could not have asked for a better group of Brothers with which to serve.

I want to thank each member of the Valley for all that you have done during my tenure.  I especially want to thank Ill. Sam Fischer for the outstanding job he has done (and continues to do) as General Secretary.

I would be remiss if I did not thank the ladies for all they contribute to the Valley. A great big Thank You ladies. I will continue to serve the Valley in any way that I can.

Joseph L. Anderson, 33o

2017 Honors

Congratulations to the following members of the Panama City Valley who have been elected by the Supreme Council to receive honors this year. On November 11th Dennis Barbarisi, Mark Dragon and Allen Swindell will be invested as Knights Commander Court of Honour and Joe Paul will be coroneted as an Inspector General Honorary 33o

The Mission of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in the Orient of Florida

Is to be the premier fraternity of men of integrity and good character by providing opportunities for personal growth, leadership skills, education and social interaction based on the values of Friendship, Charity, Patriotism, Tolerance, Integrity and a belief in a Supreme Being.

To that end we commit to making a positive impact on mankind, promoting our community and providing value to the Masonic Fraternity.

Update Your Contact Information

We remind you that it is important to update your phone numbers, address and email address with the Secretary. You can update your information by calling the Secretary at 850-763-7144 or emailing the Secretary at

You can also go on the Supreme Council web site and click on update member info.

Scottish Rite Ladies Association

The Scottish Rite Ladies Association cordially invites any wife of a Scottish Rite member to join us on the 4th Friday of each month with your husband for our covered dish dinner at 6:30 pm and meeting at 7:30 pm. The Valley provides a meat and the ladies bring the side dishes and desserts. 2017 Officers are: President: Wanda Fischer, Vice-President: Helen York, Secretary/Treasurer: Kathy Swindell. Any questions call the Scottish Rite @ 850-763-7144.

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