VALLEY OF LOUISVILLE

By the time you get this issue we have come back from being dark all of August and the Valley will have had their service award night. I want to congratulate the members that received their 25 years awards and congratulate the 50 year members for their dedication and service to the craft. We have had our Fall Reunion and a great Ambassador Leadership workshop, thanks to Gene Crady 32° KCCH, Orient Ambassador Chairman.  The officers are working hard to serve the needs of your members while maintaining the quality organization we are accustomed to seeing. The Sovereign Grand Inspector General, Ill Brother Roger Barnett, PGM, 33°, has a new video which is available in the office. Please ask for a copy to use in your effort to recruiting new members in your Blue Lodge through our Scottish Rite Ambassadors. As always recruiting new members for your Lodges and Valleys in this great Orient is an important challenge.

 

We have long held that Freemasonry is not built on secret words, handshakes, or rituals behind closed doors. They and many others espouse that the true cornerstones of Freemasonry are the close ties of friendship and brotherly love that cement us not only to each other, but also to our Blue Lodges and Temples within Freemasonry itself.

 

There are many ways to recruit new members without asking them.  One is for you to leave a deep and lasting impression on them. Start by being a good man, one that others would be proud to call friend. Let the working tools help you. Be a man of character (Plumb), treat everyone justly (Square), and control your behavior (Compasses). We are all keepers of Freemasonry, and as such, we have a duty to help Freemasonry thrive for those yet to come.

 

The Valley of Louisville meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month, except for August where we are dark. I look forward to seeing more and more Brothers take advantage of the opportunities for fellowship and enjoyment that your Valley has to offer. Make it a point to join with your Brother to attend at least one of the activities. Come and have fellowship with your Brothers.

 

Dues notices should have been mailed. This is just a gentle reminder that your dues to the Scottish Rite must be pre-paid, just as in your Blue Lodge. Dues for 2017 are due on or before January 1, 2017. The Supreme Council has gone back to sending out cards instead of a sticker.

 

If any Brother has questions or problems regarding your dues to the Scottish Rite, please contact the Valley Secretary and find out options that may be available to you for taking care of your dues. We don’t want to lose any member in the Valley of Louisville due to suspensions. We know you are proud to be a part of this great heritage of the Scottish Rite and the Louisville Temple. Please call 502-584-6185 if you are having problems which prevent you from paying your 2017 dues.

 

Members now have an online option for paying their membership dues and making charitable contributions. You may access this service at www.scottishrite.org under the heading “Member Programs” or by clicking the “Pay Your Dues Online” link on the home page.

 

All payments are secured through Authorize.net and managed by the Supreme Council’s Office of Finance. Each time you use the online payment system, an E-Mail of the activity is sent to the Valley’s “official” email address, and the payment is automatically applied to the account in the Sentinel system and the Valley Secretary will mail your card out in the return mail. The Supreme Council has a procedure on their Web page that allows each member to update their own record. The process is straight-forward and very easy to complete. Go to www.scottishrite.org. When the web page comes up select “Member Programs.” From the pop-up menu scroll down and select “Update Your Member Information.” Required items are marked with a red asterisk. Select the Valley name by clicking on the button just to the right of the menu area. Update the items that need be updated. The office will receive an e-mail when the update action is complete. Check it out and see that all the information is correct. If not, please update. It’s easy, fast and instantaneous.

 

As most of you know every odd year is when we nominate Brothers for Honors. Last year, I sent out over 300 letters to the sitting KCCH’s and 33* for their recognitions and got back 74 letters. I will be sending these letters out again in a couple of months. I will also be appointing three committeemen to review the letters that will be mailed back. The Brothers of the Valleys pick the Brothers who should receive these Honors

 

God bless,

David Carter, 33° PGM

Personal Representative/Registrar

2nd Annual Scotty Davenport Golf Scramble

The 2nd Annual Scotty Davenport Scramble was held on 9/19 to raise funding for the foundation’s speech and language therapy program. $16,000 net was raised for the cause! Shown in picture is Coach Davenport and the Bellarmine University Basketball team, who came out to help with the scramble!

Knghts of St. Andrew

Brothers from the Knights of St. Andrew - Louisville Scottish Rite at the Day of Service at the Eastern Star Home - May 23, 2016. Photo Courtesy Brother Jon Dawson

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The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry is commonly known as the Scottish Rite. It is one of several appendant groups of the worldwide fraternity known as Freemasonry.

 

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200 E Gray St

Louisville, KY 40202

 

(502) 584-6185

 

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200 E Gray St

Louisville, KY 40202

 

(502) 584-6185

 

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