January - April 2019

Coming Events

Jan 14 7:00 pm KCCH Meeting
Jan 25 6:30 pm KSA & Executive Committee
Jan 25 7:30 pm Ladies Association
Jan 25 7:30 pm Regular Meeting
Feb 22 6:00 pm KSA & Executive Committee
Feb 22 6:30 pm Dinner
Feb 22 7:30 pm Ladies Association
Feb 22 7:30 pm Regular Meeting
Mar 11 7:00 pm KCCH Meeting
Mar 21 7:00 pm Ceremony of Remembrance
Mar 22 6:00 pm KSA & Executive Committee
Mar 22 6:30 pm Dinner
Mar 22 7:30 pm Ladies Association
Mar 22 7:30 pm Regular Meeting
April 26 6:00 pm KSA & Executive Committee
April 26 6:30 pm Dinner
April 26 7:30 pm Ladies Association
April 26 7:30 pm Regular Meeting


   I guess the title says it all. I was so heartened to see all my Brothers (and sisters) at the installation of Officers in December. Brothers came from two counties to attend. That is dedication and tells me that we will endure and go on as a Valley. 
   As you know, we have endured major damage to our building and are still awaiting the roof repair. It seems like the misery never ends but it will eventually happen and we will slowly recover. Although we have experienced damage, it is nothing compared to those who were decimated by Michael, so all in all we are not too bad off. There is a future for the Valley of Panama City Scottish Rite.
     By the time you read this Christmas will have passed and a new year will be started. I hope everyone had a blessed Christmas and I wish everyone a happy, healthy and prosperous new year.

Grace and Peace,
Dean Resch
Personal Representative


Due to our building damage we are holding off announcing our Spring Reunion. Once we have some repairs made, we will announce if it will be held as scheduled or moved back. We also need to get petitions in so we know if we need to schedule one at all. If you need a blank petition go to our website: 


Our Scottish Rite building took a hit from hurricane Michael as well as the rest of Bay County and beyond. We did not have our new roof on yet so at least we did not lose a new roof in the storm but we do have severe leaking. We hope to have the new roof on soon then we can start to deal with our damages. Our insurance has a $250,000 deductible for windstorm so it is of no help.
Our Reunion and meeting schedule will be altered during this process so it may be different than the pocket calendar shows. For example, we will not have a dinner in January. It is more important than ever that we have your email address so we can keep you updated. If you don’t receive emails from us then send your email address to

Note from Secretary

Our Secretary will no longer be keeping regular office hours at the Scottish Rite Center so the best way to contact him is by email or leave a message on the phone so he can get back with you.       

E-mail Addresses

It is more important than ever that we have an e-mail address for our brothers. Having your email address allows us to send timely information out to you when something changes on our calendar or a new event is scheduled.  We are also going to try and email the regular newsletter out by email to those we have e-mail addresses. This will save the Valley money on printing and postage.

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.

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.

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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