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Student Earns JROTC Award

August 27, 2012
August 27, 2012

Jay Patterson of the Alexandria Valley of Alexandria, VA, presents the Supreme Council’s Scottish Rite JROTC Award  to Cadet Sgt. First Class Ciaran Betuex of South Lakes High School in Reston, VA.

Commencing in 1998 and approved by the Assistant Secretary of Defense, the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, initiated a program of recognition for outstanding Junior ROTC students.

This initiative recognizes high school youth enrolled in the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) unit for their scholastic excellence and [...]


97 Year Old Enjoys Master Craftsman Study

August 13, 2012
August 13, 2012

Ill. Bro. Jack Fleming, 33°, of Cape Coral, Florida is not afraid of a challenge. The 97 year-old is the senior charter member of the newly formed Cape Coral Master Craftsman Study Group in Cape Coral, Florida. The group meets on the first Thursday of every month in the library of Cape Coral Lodge No. 367 to go over each exam question collectively. The group’s objective is to discuss one exam per meeting without sacrificing quality [...]


Benefit Golf Outing Honoring Ill. Bro. Earl E. Walker, Grand Cross

August 6, 2012
August 6, 2012

131 golfers and 43 volunteers gathered together on a sunny day in June to enjoy a day of golf, honor the memory of Ill. Bro. Earl E. Walker and raise over $86,000 to benefit the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorder at the inaugural Earl E. Walker Memorial Golf Outing. Earl’s friend and colleague (and Clinic Board Member), G.T. Cozad III chaired this inaugural event.

The guests enjoyed fabulous bar-b-que, premium giveaways, “treats” on the course, excellent [...]


Illustrious Brother Ernest Borgnine, January 24, 1917 – July 8, 2012

July 9, 2012
July 9, 2012

Ill. Ernest Borgnine, 33°, Grand Cross, shared his Masonic experiences with attendees during a special sit-down session with Grand Commander Ronald A. Seale in March of 2012. Photo Credit: by Bryan D. Meyer, KCCH, Valley of San Diego

Illustrious Ernest Borgnine, 33°, Grand Cross, received the Screen Actors Guild Life Achievement Award for career achievement and humanitarian accomplishment during his sixty-year career. He was first cast as a hospital attendant in a Broadway production of Harvey and went on to [...]


Scottish Rite Theater in Austin Features Family Events

July 7, 2012
July 7, 2012 Did you know that Austin’s Oldest Theater is the Scottish Rite? They offer year round events for children and families. Right now, Jack and the Beanstalk is playing, featuring puppets. Check out their website at scottishritetheater.org 

The theater is looking for the following items. Can you help them? SRT Petting Zoo: We want to build an instrument petting zoo in our lobby and we need your help! We are looking for generous individuals willing to donate any used instruments in order to [...]