PANAMA CITY SCOTTISH RITE NEWSLETTER
September - December 2017
|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:
** 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.
DUES NOTICES FOR 2018
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
You can also go on the Supreme Council web site scottishrite.org 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.