The 2023 Valley of Orlando Scottish Rite
Charity Golf Event Has Been Cancelled!
My Brothers All: This coming Friday the 26th of May the Valley of Orlando was scheduled to host their second annual golf event to benefit the Scottish Rite Foundation of Florida. However, due to an extremely low number of golfers registered to play, it was necessary that it be cancelled for 2023. If you paid for golf or a sponsorship, a refund will be issued. While this annual golf event provided a nice source of revenue for the Valley of Orlando’s contribution to the Orient wide Scottish Rite Foundation in 2022, with the low number of golfers signed up for the 2023 event, we would have lost money versus making a positive contribution to the Foundation. We will make the necessary adjustments for the 2024 year, with the hope of making this an annual event in the Valley.
Remember, the “Master Craftsman” program is available to all who are interested. It will assist you in gaining a better understanding of The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite, as well as the basics of Freemasonry. As I shared with you, we have a very active Master Craftsman study group program within the Valley that is now available to you. I encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity. If interested, please contact ILL Keith our Valley Secretary at 407-657-4550 or via eMail at GenSecOrl@gmail.com who will assist you in getting started and ensure you are added to the mailing list to 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 to 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 this publication is celebrating its one hundredth anniversary with Volume 100, No. 1. Each Masonic Lodge receives a copy of the STB each month. Please take 10 minutes to read and reflect.
At the start of the 2022 year, through the eNews, we started sharing short articles on notable Brothers within the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. This section has expanded and is titled “Notable Brothers of Free and Accepted Masonry.” Each month this section provides an article on a notable Brother Mason(s). These short articles afford you another opportunity to learn about the many who have gone before us. Please read and enjoy!
Our May meeting scheduled for Friday the 26th of May will be a tyled meeting, and then opened for the presentation segment, allowing our ladies to join us and witness the presentation of various awards. Dinner at 6:30pm with the tyled meeting starting promptly at 7:30pm, a long meeting is not anticipated.
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 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!”