During the Celebrating the Craft Event, employees and volunteers were stationed at various places around the House of the Temple working alongside those in front of the camera. In the International Room, we had computers set up to tally donations as they came in, as well as staff working to update Masons and friends through Twitter and Facebook. We answered emails and phone calls throughout the evening on how to view the event, how to make a donation, [...]
After months of preparation and hype, the first ever “Celebration of the Craft” web event premiered! The six hour event hosted by Brother Norm Crosby, 33° Grand Cross, not only successfully supported the Rebuilding the Temple Campaign and Valley 501(c)(3) organizations, but allowed for an opportunity to celebrate the Scottish Rite and Freemasonry. Viewers laughed, learned, and generously pledged their support throughout the evening. We were amazed by the contributions and participation that came in from all across [...]
On April 27, 2012 at the spring reunion of the Valley of Little Rock Steven L. Mueller, President and CEO of Southwestern Energy, was presented with the 2012 Scottish Rite Citizen of the Year Award in Arkansas. Southwestern Energy has brought over 1300 jobs to the state of Arkansas and has poured billions dollars into the states economy in the past 5 years. Southwestern Energy has also had an active part in supporting various childhood learning [...]
The Valley of Kansas City, Missouri has incorporated the Master Craftsman program into our Reunions. We have 4 sessions where the candidates and our program coordinator, Mike Lockwood, go over the material together, write the essay and then our Valley mails the completed test. We hope this promotes education and establishes a better connection with the new members. It has been well received by the Valley and the new members.
Pictured are Brothers Mike Lockwood and Frank Kaffenberger [...]
The State of New Mexico is celebrating its 100th year as a state, and the Scottish Rite building in Santa Fe is also turning 100 years old! To commemorate this once in a lifetime occasion, the Orient of New Mexico is celebrating a combined Spring “Centennial” Reunion. Illustrious Brother Tom Payne, Sovereign Grand Inspector General, has authorized a special opportunity for Master Masons seeking the Scottish Rite degrees: 100 for 100 for the 100th!
On May 4th, 5th, and 6th:100 [...]