My Brothers All: I received the below note from an honorable Brother, and rather than read it at our next stated communication, it is posted below.
“To the Officers and Brethren of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. I want to thank you for your support thus far and for the continuous and prosperous relationship that is to come. On behalf of the Officers and Brethren of my Lodge, Thank you! With Brotherly Love and Affection”
It isn’t often that such thoughtful notes are received. The time spent on preparing this sort of recognition is truly appreciated and serves as a barometer that we are doing the right things and are making a difference in building the character of men!
Our February 24th stated meeting is an open meeting featuring the spring Ring Ceremony, Knighting Ceremony, Double Eagle Awards and Worshipful Master Honor Night recognizing Worshipful Master’s from the 13th, 15th,16th and 17th Districts. Family and Friends are encouraged to attend. Dinner will be served at 6:30pm, with meeting to follow.
As a reminder, our first Master Craftsman study group started up again in January 2023. If you are interested in participating in this monthly study group, please contact Ill Keith at the Valley office via 407-657-4550 or via eMail at GenSecOrl@gmail.com to ensure you are added to the mailing list and he will help you get started, and will receive all invitations to participate via ZOOM. Keep in mind that participating in a study group enhances the Master Craftsman experience for everyone and starts the building of fraternal friendships between those brothers who participate.
In each eNews article, you are encouraged to read the bi-monthly Scottish Rite Journal, and hopefully enjoy the excellent articles and information contained therein. Also, to continue growing and learning about Freemasonry, the Short Talk Bulletin (STB) offers short stories about many varied topics. Please note that the Short Talk Bulletin is celebrating its One Hundredth Anniversary with Volume 100, No. 1. Each Masonic Lodge should receive a copy of the STB each month. Please obtain a copy and take 10 minutes to read and reflect.
At the start of the 2022 year, we are adding in the eNews a section titled “Notable Brothers of The Scottish Rite!” Each month this section provides an article on a notable Brother Mason aligned with the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. The eNew editions for February featured an article on Brother, General Douglas MacArthur.
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. Thanks for your continued support and participation, and may the “Spirit of Fraternity” reign supreme within our “Valley of Orlando!”
May you and yours be blessed with health, happiness and prosperity in 2023.
Ill Chester A. “Chet” King, 33°
“People forget what you say, and forget what you do, but forever remember how you make them feel!”