My Brothers All: A final reminder, if you were previously honored as a 32° KCCH, or an Illustrious 33° Inspector General Honorary, and registered with payment (registration closed on 10/15/21) to attend this year’s ceremonies, the Ceremony of Coronation will take place at the Tampa Scottish Rite Masonic Center on Saturday the 13th of November at 9:30 a.m. The Ceremony of Investiture will take place at the same location, on the same date, at 1:30 p.m. followed by the Banquet held in the Grand Ballroom of the Grand Hyatt at 7:00 p.m..
Our November 19th meeting will start with dinner at 6:30pm, followed by a tyled meeting and we will hold the election of officers for all four bodies of the A.A.S.R. in the Valley of Orlando. Please remember all members are welcome to attend the dinner and the evenings meeting, but please keep in mind the COVID protocols and directives number 5 and 6 issued by the Grand Master and followed by our Sovereign Grand Inspector General. FYI – current COVID protocols will be followed to ensure the safety of us all. If you are comfortable following these protocols, please come out and enjoy the fraternal fellowship of the evening.
The Master Craftsman study group is well underway, and certificates of completion are being received and officially presented to those Brothers who earned them. There have been several brothers who have indicated they would like to join a Master Craftsman study group, but not start in phase two or three where the existing group has recently started. Therefore, we are starting another Master Craftsman study group that will start at the beginning. If you are interested in participating in this monthly study group, which is starting in the next week or two, please contact Ill Keith at the Valley office via 407-657-4550 or via eMail at GenSecOrl@gmail.com. He will ensure you are added to the mailing list and receive all invitations to participate via ZOOM. Participating in a study group enhances the Master Craftsman experience for everyone, and starts the building of a fraternal friendship between those brothers who participate.
In each article I submit to the eNews, I encourage you to read the bi-monthly Scottish Rite Journal, and hopefully you are reading and enjoying the excellent articles and information contained therein. In the September/October edition, there were several very good articles that I am sure you will find interesting.
Before signing off, in this edition there is a letter from Dad R.J. “Jody” Meguiar, Executive Officer of Florida DeMolay. Please take a minute or two to read his letter and if you are able, your support would be appreciated.
Until next time, remember the many things for which you are thankful! Be safe in your travels; “whisper wise counsel in the ear of an erring brother;” and respect the dignity of all, as it makes you and our fraternity stronger one action at a time. We want to ensure that what we are enjoying today will be available for those who will follow. Simply stated – “We lead the way today, so those who follow us can lead the way tomorrow!” Thanks for your continued support and participation, and may the “Spirit of Fraternity” reign supreme within our “Valley of Orlando!”
Ill Chester A. “Chet” King, 33°
“People forget what you say, and forget what you do, but forever remember how you make them feel!”