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Second Annual Scottish Rite Photo Contest

January 24, 2011
Preston Jones, 33°, Robing Room Director
January 24, 2011

by Heather K. Calloway, Director of Special Programs

Photo: 2010 Second-place winner in the “People” category, “Illustrious Preston Jones, Director of the Robing Room in Long Beach Valley,” by Harold Kennedy, 32°, Long Beach, California

In 2010, we asked to see portraits of fraternal life and in return, we received an impressive array of over 175 images documenting life in the fraternity. Photos of people participating in everything from Scottish Rite meetings, to Shrine parades and Blue Lodge charity events [...]


Introducing the Rebuilding the Temple Campaign

December 9, 2010
Columns
December 9, 2010

The House of the Temple, national headquarters of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, is an impressive historic and architectural landmark. Designed by distinguished American architect, John Russell Pope, the building was intended to be “the most elegant, stately and superb [home] ever built for Scottish Rite Masons.”* Now, nearing the 100th anniversary of the completion of the building in 1915, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction and the House of the Temple Historic Preservation [...]


Fort Worth Valley Officer Says Goodbye

December 8, 2010
Ft. Worth Valley Officer retires
December 8, 2010

Photo: (l. to r.) Kenneth C. Curry, New Chairman with SGIG M. Douglas Adkins and retiring Chairman, James D. Ward.

October 21st was a bittersweet day for the Fort Worth Valley. We said goodbye to our longtime Chairman, James D. Ward and welcomed our new Chairman Kenneth C. Curry. Brother Ward had been Chairman of the Fort Worth Valley for 14 years. Jim might be retiring, but we know that he will stay active.


500th Degree for Guthrie Valley Brother

December 7, 2010
John King
December 7, 2010

The photo to the right is of John King, 33°, from the Valley of Guthrie. At the October 2010 Reunion in Guthrie, Oklahoma, John worked in his 500th Degree as a Supernumerary. He began working as a supernumerary in 1979 and is now Director of supernumeraries for the Valley of Guthrie. Brother King is Director of the 7th degree and acts the following roles: Spirit of Retribution-7th, Banah-15th, Lt. Commander-21st, Michael-27th, Vedic Poet-32nd. Brother King was Commander of [...]


Historic Meeting of Masons Held at National Scout Jamboree

December 6, 2010
Attendees at a special Masonic meeting at 2010 Jamboree
December 6, 2010

Photo: Attendees at a special meeting of Fredericksburg Lodge No. 4, Virginia, held at the Boy Scout National Jamboree, Ft. A. P. Hill, Virginia. (William J. Baumbach II)

The 2010 National Scout Jamboree held at Ft. A. P. Hill, Caroline County, Virginia, provided the backdrop for many historic opportunities for its participants, which included over 45,000 Boy Scouts, Scout leaders, and staff. Front and center was the 100th anniversary celebration of the founding of the Boy Scouts of America [...]