|2015 Fall Reunion
|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
|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|
|11:40||LUNCH||12:40||CLASS ASSEMBLY AND ROLL CALL|
|12:30||CLASS ASSEMBLY AND ROLL CALL|
|28th Degree – Knight Commander of the
|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|
|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|
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
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.
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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.
The universal link will route your phone to the appropriate store when clicked from your phone.
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:
Not A Scottish Rite Mason?
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Connor, 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 Rogers, MA, CCC-SLP
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.]]>
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!
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.**
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.
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.