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2017 Biennial Session

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May 222017
 

The 2017 Biennial Session of the Supreme Council, 33°, SJ, USA, will be held Saturday–Tuesday, August 19–22, at the Washington Hilton, 1919 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20009.

All Scottish Rite Masons are invited and encouraged to attend!

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2015 Opening Session of the Supreme Council, 33°, SJ, USA

Registration Fee

Early (Before June 1, 2017)

Attendee $310
Spouse $75

Regular (June 1 & after)

Attendee $360
Spouse $100

Schedule of Events

The events and schedule are subject to change.
Items in BOLD with a asterisk (*) are BY TICKET ONLY.

Saturday, August 19, 2017

12:00 noon Hidden Treasures Tour, Supreme Council Archives & Museum*
House of the Temple
Casual attire
1:00 pm Rebuilding the Temple Tour*
House of the Temple
Casual attire
2:00 pm Hidden Treasures Tour, Supreme Council Archives & Museum*
House of the Temple
Casual attire

Sunday, August 20, 2017

1:00–3:00 pm Welcome Reception
St. Regis Hotel
Business Formal attire (Masons—no cap or regalia)
3:30–4:30 pm Vesper Service
St. John’s Episcopal Church
Business Formal attire (Masons—no cap or regalia)
6:00–8:00 pm An Evening with Albert Pike—House of the Temple Tour*
House of the Temple
Casual attire

Monday, August 21, 2017

9:00 am—1:00 pm General Session
International Ballroom, Washington Hilton Hotel
Business Formal attire (Masons—cap & regalia)
1:00–2:00 pm Luncheon for Attendees of the General Session*
International Ballroom East & West, Washington Hilton Hotel
Business Formal attire
3:00–4:30 pm Freemasonry Q & A with Arturo de Hoyos and S. Brent Morris
Room TBD, Washington Hilton Hotel
Scottish Rite Masons only
Casual attire
8:00 pm The Bright Lights of the Scottish Rite Variety Show*
International Ballroom, Washington Hilton Hotel
Casual attire

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

12:00—2:00 pm Ladies Luncheon*
Jefferson Room, Washington Hilton Hotel
Business Casual attire
1:00 pm Scottish Rite Research Society Luncheon*
Lincoln Room, Washington Hilton Hotel
Tickets: $50 (not included in regular Session fee)
Business Formal attire (Masons—no cap or regalia)
3:00–4:30 pm 33° Conferral Ceremony—33° Masons & 33° Elects Only
Scottish Rite Valley of Washington, DC; 2800 16th St. NW; Washington, DC 20009
Elects—Black Tie preferred; observers—Business Formal attire (cap & regalia)
7:30–9:30 pm Gala Banquet*
International Ballroom, Washington Hilton Hotel
Black Tie preferred (Masons—no cap or regalia)

(Photography: Jeri E. Walker)

 

5-21-2017 VMAP

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May 212017
 

Check VMAP Working Tools newsletter. The latest issue addresses managing VMAP’s responsibilities and ways to engage with delinquent members. You also can read back issues and subscribe. http://scottishrite.org/vmap/working-tools/

2015 Fall Reunion Schedule

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Sep 292015
 









2015 Fall Reunion
Schedule
    Saturday          Sunday
TIME   TIME  
7:00 Breakfast / Candidate Registration   7:00 Breakfast
7:45 CLASS ASSEMBLY AND ROLL CALL   7:40 CLASS ASSEMBLY AND ROLL CALL
     
8:00 Opening Ceremonies   8:00 18th Degree – Knight Rose Croix**
  Open the Lodge of Perfection     
  Introduction to the Scottish Rite   9:10 Open the Council of Kadosh
    19th, 20th, 21st Degrees Communicated
9:15 4th Degree – Secret Master   22nd Degree – Prince
of Lebanon
  5th Degree Communication    
    9:50 23rd Degree – Chief of the Tabernacle**
10:00 6th Degree – Confidential Secretary   24th, 25th Degrees Communication
     
10:30 7th Degree – Provost and Judge   10:30 26th – Prince of Mercy
    27th Degree Communicated
11:10 8th Degree – Intendent of the Building   CLASS ELECTION AND PHOTO
  9th, 10th, 11th Degree Communication    
    11:15 LUNCH
11:40 LUNCH   12:40 CLASS ASSEMBLY AND ROLL CALL
12:30 CLASS ASSEMBLY AND ROLL CALL    
    28th Degree – Knight Commander of the
Temple
**
12:40 Perpetual and Master Craftsman Recognition    
    1:40 29th Degree Communicated
12:50 12th Degree – Master Architect**   Candidate Education on KSA
  13th Degree Communication    
    2:00 Clinic Presentation
1:30 14th Degree – Perfect Elu   Affiliate Organizations Presentation
     
2:25 Member and Candidate Education   2:20 30th Degree – Knight Kadosh
  Open the Chapter of Rose Croix    
  15th, 16th Degree Communication   Open the Consistory
    4:00 31st Degree Communicated
3:10 17th Degree – Knight of the East and West   32nd – Master of the Royal Secret
     
  Candidate Education: Regalia and Organization   ** Denotes a Passport Degree
    Candidate Q&A          

VMAP-2015

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Jan 282015
 

What Is VMAP?

The intent of  VMAP is to help each Valley carry out its service to the Scottish Rite by providing the very best experience for its members. VMAP requirements are broken into the following 11 specific subject Areas which cover the full scope of the Scottish Rite experience:

1. Membership Retention / Engagement
2. Scottish Rite Education for Members
3. Membership Recruitment
4. New Member Engagement
5. Reunion Experience
6. Scottish Rite Education for Candidates
7. Philanthropy
8. Public Image
9. Degree Conferral Proficiency
10. Officer Responsibilities & Engagement
11. Valley Organizations

For more information, please download the PDF of the VMAP Workbook.

Click here to download the 2016 VMAP workbook.

For information email: vmap@scottishrite.org

Scottish Rite Chirp

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Sep 272014
 

The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry—Southern Jurisdiction is making a new tool available exclusively to Scottish Rite Masons, known as SR Chirp. This is a personal communication and messaging utility which operates as a mobile phone application and is unique to the Scottish Rite.

Maintaining meaningful personal communications in today’s fast-paced and technology intense day can be challenging. Smartphones are everywhere, and a variety or services including Facebook, Twitter, and text messaging make keeping in touch possible using many different methods.

Each popular technology provides benefits as well as challenges. With so much information available to us, it’s often hard to keep track of some of the messages that are most important.

The name “Chirp” was selected by the application’s developer, which has other business-to-consumer projects apart from the Scottish Rite. SR Chirp messages are known as “Chirps.”

Using the application, Scottish Rite members may to “Chirp” to each other and share their experiences, day-to-day interactions and thoughts, updates from their local Valleys and Orients, or simply stay connected throughout the jurisdiction.

The application enables Scottish Rite Masons to quickly and conveniently communicate and interact. Although SR Chirp is similar to text messaging in some ways, because SR Chirp is usable only by Scottish Rite members, it becomes simple to separate communications with brothers from the sometimes overwhelming number of messaging that are part of our personal and business lives.

SR Chirp users also customize the messages that they desire to see. A user might elect to view only messages from his own Valley, or might decide to reach out to another Valley where he is traveling. Because the application is location-aware, users can elect to see messages and interact with other users easily and conveniently wherever they are—and not see messages from locations or Valleys that are not of immediate interest.

SR Chirp is available as a free download on Android mobile platforms and coming soon for Apple devices.

Installation is simple and registration requires only that you confirm your membership and create a user ID through the my.scottishrite.org portal if you have not already done so. Activation instructions are included with the application installation.

Please download SR Chirp and be part of the online and mobile community. We’re looking forward to getting acquainted!

SR Chirp is available as a free download on both Apple iPhone and Android mobile platforms.

Here are the mobile links to download the free app from your phone.

Apple:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/sr-chirp/id911534384?ls=1&mt=8

Android:

https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=net.scottishrite.srchirp

The universal link will route your phone to the appropriate store when clicked from your phone.

http://qrs.ly/gr49ng2

You can scan the QR code to take to either store your phone supports as well.

Not A Freemason?

SR Chirp is available only to Scottish Rite Masons. For more information about Freemasonry and the opportunities available through membership, please click here:

http://www.freemasonnetwork.org/become-freemason/

Not A Scottish Rite Mason?

There’s more to Masonry than three degrees. Please click here to learn more about Scottish Rite Masonry:

http://www.freemasonnetwork.org/become-scottish-rite/

 

Rite Care – July 2014

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Jul 292014
 

Clinic Kids

Tulsa Scottish Rite
RiteCare Childhood Language Clinic

ConnorConnor, age four, recently graduated from speech-language therapy at the Clinic. When I first saw him almost a year ago, even his parents had trouble understanding him. He is a bright child with lots of personality and lots to say. He was frustrated when he wasn’t understood.

He had several speech errors, but the one that gave him the most trouble is called backing. He used the back of his tongue, making k and g sounds to replace others, so that he said kwee for tree, kwain for train, and gweam for dream. For a few weeks before Halloween, we practiced trick or treat to replace kwick or kweet. Backing is an error that does not occur in normally-developing speech, and children do not grow out of it.

Connor finally made it, and he can speak as well as any other four year old now. He will have no difficulties communicating or learning at preschool next fall. It was hard to let Connor go, because he was such fun, but it opened up a space for another child who needs help.
I hope you enjoy hearing about the Clinic kids. I will keep in touch.
Adrienne
Adrienne Rogers, MA, CCC-SLP
Speech-Language Pathologist
Clinic Director

Helping Kids Talk and Read

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May 192014
 

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You might be interested to know some of the things clinicians do to help kids talk and read.  Every child is different, and we need to be flexible and creative.

 

This week I did something different.  The ordinary activities didn’t work, because four-year-old Chase would not try to make the sh sound (as in shoe). It was hard for him, and he knew it. He had little control over his life, and he knew no one could make him talk.

 

Chase’s mother associated the sh sound with the sound of wind.  She made the sound and waved her arms, pretending to be the wind.  I was a tree that was being blown over.  Chase laughed in delight when the resentful tree was blown sideways or completely down by the wind. Of course he couldn’t wait to take a turn. Being a strong wind blowing a tree down made Chase forget that he was practicing a speech sound.  He got the practice he needed, and I got some exercise.

2014 Spring Reuinion

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Feb 072014
 

We R Rite

 

2014 Spring reunion

SPRING REUNION – March 22 and 23, 2014.
It’s never too early to start getting your candidates for the spring reunion.  Let’s see if we can fill every chair in the auditorium!

2014 Scottish Rite Scholarships

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Feb 072014
 

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2014 Scottish Rite Scholarships

Are you in college? Looking for ways to help cover tuition? Check out our scholarship opportunities. Apply Now!

 

The following scholarship programs are sponsored by the Supreme Council, and through these programs, provide scholarships each year to worthy students who meet the academic and community service requirements.

**Please note these programs are available to United States citizens only for study at schools within the United States.**

Scholarship Programs Handled by the Supreme Council:

  • Sam and Millie Hillburn Scholarship
  • Public School Administration Scholarship
  • Shepherd Scholarship

Scholarship Programs Handled by the George Washington University (GWU) for study exclusively at GWU

  • Scottish Rite Endowment Graduate Fellowship Exclusively at GWU
  • Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Study Exclusively at GWU
  • Scottish Rite Graduate Fellowships in Language Disorders

Programs Handled by the Supreme Council At-a-Glance

Funding for the scholarships administered by the Supreme Council is provided by the Scottish Rite Foundation, Southern Jurisdiction, USA, Inc. If you have questions concerning the Supreme Council Scholarship Program, please contact the Office of the Grand Executive Director, at 202-777-3121.

Sam and Millie Hilburn Scholarship

Scholarship Amount:

  • $5,000 per year for a maximum of two years

Required Documentation:

  • Completed application
  • Transcripts of course grades
  • Not more than four (4) letters of recommendation

Application Deadline:

  • All relevant materials must be submitted online fromJanuary 1 to March 31

Public School Administration Scholarship

Scholarship Amount:

  • $7,500 per year for a maximum of two years

Required Documentation:

  • Completed application
  • Transcripts of College, University, and Graduate Records
  • Not more than four (4) letters of recommendation

Application Deadline:

  • All relevant materials must be submitted online between January 1 and March 31st

Shepherd Scholarship

Scholarship Amount:

  • $2,000 per year for a maximum of four years

Eligibility:

  • GPA 3.0 minimum
  • Masonic background required. Member of a Masonic Youth organization, member of Scottish Rite, or a son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter of current member of Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction
  • Accepted enrollment at an accredited institution in the United States

Required Documentation:

  • Completed application
  • Transcripts of course grades
  • Not more than four (4) letters of recommendation

Application Deadline:

  • All relevant materials must be submitted online between January 1 and March 31st.

Programs Handled by the George Washington University (GWU) for Study Exclusively at GWU At-a-Glance

Applicants for these scholarships, please contact the proper person at GWU. The information below is merely a guideline. Please visit GWU’s site for complete information including full eligibility requirements, necessary documentation, and application deadlines.

Scottish Rite Endowment Graduate Fellowship For Study Exclusively at GWU

Scholarship Amount:

  • $15,000 (Full-time)

Eligibility:

  • Affiliation with a U.S. Scottish Rite organization required
  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Acceptance by and intent to study full- or part-time on the Foggy Bottom campus of GWU in a master’s or doctoral program in one of the following schools: Elliott School of International Affairs, the School of Business, the School of Engineering and Applied Science, the Graduate School of Education and Human Development, the Columbian College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Public Health and Health Services.
  • Incoming or current students in one of the above graduate schools

Contact Information:

  • George Washington University, Ms. Geri Rypkema, Director, Office of Fellowships and Graduate Student Support at 1-202-994-6829.

Scottish Rite Undergraduate Scholarship Program for Study Exclusively at GWU

Scholarship Amount:

  • Approximately 50% tuition (Full-time study required)

Eligibility:

  • Affiliation with a U.S. Scottish Rite organization required
  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Acceptance by and intent to study full-time in any school or department of the university.
  • Incoming or current students.

Contact Information:

  • George Washington University, Office of Assistant Director of Admissions at 1-202-994-6040.

Scottish Rite Graduate Fellowships in Language Disorders

Scholarship Amount:

  • $10,000 fellowship

Eligibiity:

  • No Masonic background required
  • U.S. citizenship required
  • Graduate student must be enrolled in the Speech Language Pathology and/or Audiology Programs

Contact Information:

  • George Washington University, Ms. Geri Rypkema, Director, Office of Fellowships and Graduate Student Support at 1-202-994-6829.