Thursday, April 17, 2014

Dear Brethren and Friends:


First off I want to wish you and your families a very Happy Easter/Passover season. May this season fill your home with both love of family and friends and of course with peace.

Now, our Spring Reunion has concluded but we are far from being 'done' for the season. What's coming up you ask? Well, let me tell you about.


The Valley's Annual Officer's Training Conference, Saturday, April 26, 2014 at the Jenkintown Masonic Temple, 443 Old York Road, Jenkintown, PA.

All Elected and Appointed Officers who will serve the Valley during the 2014-2015 Scottish Rite year are expected to attend. Valley Committee members should plan to attend. ANY Valley member who is interested in getting more active and involved are welcome and encouraged to attend. Which means YOU can attend!

Our Annual Conference has been lauded as one of the best Valley offered training programs in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. It's fun and interactive. You will be engaged and never bored!

The doors open and coffee and doughnuts will be served at 7:30 AM. The Conference begins at 8:30 AM and will conclude at noon. The dress code is business casual.

Parking is available in the lot of the Church of Our Savior Church across the street from the Temple. Turn off of Old York Road and onto Homestead to access the parking.

To prepare for the Conference each attendee must register. You can call 215-563-1814 to register your attendance.


The Valley's Annual Memorial Service, Sunday, April 27, 2014 at Gloria Dei, Old Swede's Church, Columbus Blvd. & Christian Street in South Philadelphia. Beginning at 3PM.

The Most Wise Master and the other Officers of Kilwinning Chapter of Rose Croix, 18th Degree, welcome all Valley members and their families to attend.

This ecumenical Service is held in memory of our Valley Brethren lost during the past year. Our Valley Prior, The Reverend and Ill. William D. Hartman, 33 will officiate assisted by the Officers of Kilwinning Chapter.

A complimentary dinner will follow the Service, but you MUST have a prior reservation. If you do not have a reservation we cannot and will not guarantee you and your guests a meal! Your cooperation is expected and appreciated.

Call 215-563-1814 to reserve your dinner. 


Tickets are still available, but don't delay. $15 for ages 13 and up and $7 for 12 and under. 2 1/2 Hours of food in our own private tent.  Great Atlantic League baseball action!

Send your check made payable to "Scottish Rite Bodies," to the Scottish Rite Office, Masonic Temple, One North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2520.

Hope to see you and your family there!


The Annual Meeting of the Scottish Rite Bodies of the Valley of Philadelphia. Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Masonic Temple, One North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2520

The Valley's MOST IMPORTANT meeting of the year happens on Friday, 16 May!

The evening begins with dinner in the Grand Banquet Room at 6PM. The menu for dinner is: Caesar Salad, Roast Prime Rib of Beef au jus OR Shrimp Scampi, Mashed Potatoes, Glazed Carrots and Pound Cake for dessert. The cost per person for dinner $20. The Deadline for reservations is Friday, 9 May. Call 215-563-1814 to reserve your dinners.

It is at this meeting that we will elect and install the Officers that will serve Philadelphia Lodge of Perfection, DeJoinville Council Princes of Jerusalem and Kilwinning Chapter of Rose Croix for the coming Scottish Rite year. Also we will elect and install two At-Large members to the Executive Committee and one Trustee. We will also take action on the proposed Valley budget for the 2015 Scottish Rite year.

A portion of the Annual Meeting is open to the public, so family and friends are welcome, BUT they need a dinner reservation too! Be sure to include those with yours!

We will also recognize our 50+ year members and present the Past Thrice Potent Master's, Past Sovereign Prince's and Past Most Wise Master's jewels to Bros. Gerry Sealy, Jeff Lees, and Ill. John Wagner. If available we will also present the checks to our Valley's Abbott Scottish Rite Scholarship winners.

As always parking will be in the Convention Center Parking Facility, 1324 Arch Street.

This is our MOST IMPORTANT meeting of the year! Will we see YOU there?


Bring your Family and join us for our picnic on Saturday, July 26, 2014 in the picnic grove at the Canstatter Volkfest Verein, 9130 Academy Road, Philadelphia PA, 19114. The picnic will run from 12 to 5PM and both lunch and dinner will be served, for ONE PRICE!!!!

The cost per person is $15 for ages 13 and up and $10 for ages 12 and under. We will have games and activities for the kids all day, so you can relax and enjoy everything. Bring your table cover, lawn chairs, decks of cards, board games, whatever you want.

The menus include: For Lunch: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Sauerkraut, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans, French Fries, Pickles, Condiments. For Dinner: Roast Beef, Fried Chicken, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Cucumber Salad, Tomato Salad and Corn on the cob.

You must purchase your tickets to the picnic in advance. No tickets will be sold that day. Make your check payable to "Scottish Rite Bodies," and mail it to the Scottish Rite Office, Masonic Temple, One North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2520.

Bring your family and join with us for this great Valley Family event!

So as you can see, we have quite a bit going on! Hope to see you one or all of them!

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