Celebrating the Craft

CTC_OnSetMay 17, 2014
6pm to Midnight

The House of the Temple will host the 3rd-annual CTC on Sat., May 17, to raise money for the Rebuilding the Temple Campaign and Orient charities.

To watch the show go to scottishrite.org anytime between 6 pm and Midnight on Saturday, May 17.

Music, comedy, celebrities, never-before-seen video content from the House of the Temple and Valleys across the country, and so much more will be included in the webcast.

Once again, the George Washington Banquet Hall at the House of the Temple will be converted into a television studio and serve as ground zero for this Masonic extravaganza. During the evening viewers will learn more about the Scottish Rite and the importance of the House of the Temple, its artifacts, museum, and library. The CTC will feature musical artist, stage performers, Masonic scholars like Ill. Bros. Arturo de Hoyos, 33°, G.C., and Brent Morris, 33°, G.C., and many others who will educate and entertain you throughout the event.

You can make a donation via phone or online. Your donation may be split between the Rebuilding the Temple Campaign and the Scottish Rite charities in the your Orient as directed by your SGIG or Deputy.

If you live in the DC area or will be in town during the event we invite you to come and be part of the in-studio audience or volunteer for the phone bank.

Our Hosts

Joining us as host—for the third time in a row—is Ill. Bro. Norm Crosby, 33°, G.C. A Boston-born comedian often called “The Master of Malaprop.” Bro. Norm went solo as a standup comedian in the 1950s and adopted a friendly, blue collar, guy-next-door attitude. Bro. Norm has been a Freemason since 1956, receiving the Grand Cross from the Supreme Council in October 1997.

Bro. Norm’s co-host for the evening will be radio personality Jim Bohannon. A 35-year American-broadcasting veteran, Jim has worked in both television and radio. He is best known for The Jim Bohannon Show and America in the Morning, both nationally-syndicated radio news and talk shows.

Also helping with co-host duties is Bro. Rusty Garrett, 32°, chief weather anchor for KWTX News 10 in Waco, Texas for 25 years and head of Central Texas’ most advanced forecast center. Bro. Rusty started his broadcasting career as a radio announcer and will be announcing updates on the fund raising efforts and challenges that come in from the viewers and Valleys.

Scottish Rite has Talent!

The show will focus on Freemasonry, the Scottish Rite, and the vast talents and accomplishments of Brothers throughout the Southern Jurisdiction.

Click here to find out how to submit a video audition to be part of the evening’s entertainment.

Want to Volunteer for the CTC?

Live near D.C.? Volunteer your time with us during the CTC! Contact us at developmentoffice@scottishrite.org or 1-866-448-3773. We would love to have you!

Click here for more information on volunteering for the CTC webcast.

What Can YOU do?

  • Mark May 17 on your calendar.
  • Plan on watching at your Valley or at your home.
  • Let all of your Masonic friends know about CTC.
  • Plan on making a gift to help us preserve and restore the House of the Temple and also benefit your Orient.
  • Donations can be made online or by calling our phone bank during the evening. During the broadcast we will be announcing “up to the minute” updates on the funds raised.

What Can Your Valley Do?

  • Host a Celebrating the Craft (CTC) party during the web event. Serve snacks and invite friends and family to join the members. Consider using a widescreen television or an LCD projector for the group
  • Raise the stakes and provide a dinner with your CTC Party.
  • Have your Knights of Saint Andrew (KSA) hold a fundraiser before the CTC and issue a challenge gift to other KSA chapters live during the broadcast on May 17.
  • Share information about the CTC web event in your Valley bulletin. Encourage members who cannot attend the special event at the Valley to watch it from home.
  • Backyard Event: Picnic, BBQ, with burgers and dogs and all the side dishes. Have a silent auction, raffle gift baskets, or hold a pie sale. Find yard space for outdoor events with horseshoes, bocce ball, or badminton.
  • Hold an open house for Masons who are not yet members of the Scottish Rite. Use the event to generate interest in the Rite and to raise funds for the House of the Temple and your Orient charity.
  • Promote CTC at ALL meetings and activities between now and May 17.
  • Set a goal amount for your Valley to raise and make a donation as a collective group. We will recognize your Valley on air—a challenge could spur on other Valleys!

For more information about Celebrating the Craft, please contact the Development Office at developmentoffice@scottishrite.org or 1-866-448-3773.