My Brothers All: In this edition of the eNews there is a letter that explains a new Scholarship Fund that is being established to honor ILL William “Gene” Sizemore GC. This Fund will be fully funded and endowed. That being said, your tax-deductible contribution, based upon your means, would be greatly appreciated. Please read the letter contained in this eNews as it will explain in more detail the fund and how to make an individual donation.

Our March 24th stated meeting, an open meeting, will honor those members who passed to the Celestial Lodge above during the 2021 year. Dinner will be served at 6:30pm, followed by the “Ceremony of Remembrance and Renewal” in the Lodge Room at 7:30pm. Family and Friends are encouraged to attend.

The spring reunion is fast approaching, and is scheduled for April 22nd and 23rd. It is not too early to start following up with Master Masons who have expressed an interest in joining the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. (A.A.S.R.). The Valley of Orlando will confer those degrees associated with the spring reunion.

At the start of the 2022 year, the eNews started sharing short articles on notable Brothers within the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. This section has been expanded and is titled “Notable Brothers of Free and Accepted Masonry.” Each month this section provides an article on a notable Brother Mason(s). I hope you enjoy!  

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!”


Ill Chester A. “Chet” King, 33°
Personal Representative

“People forget what you say, and forget what you do, but forever remember how you make them feel!”