From the Secretaries Table (July, 2008)

posted May 2, 2015, 9:05 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 2, 2015, 9:06 PM ]

We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light  -  Plato
Having read this quote recently, I was reminded how appropriate it is in considering Masonry and Scottish Rite and how the “Master Craftsman” program just being introduced will further our own search for further light in Masonry.  Several of us, here in the San Jose Valley have begun the program, and speaking for myself, it is a very enjoyable task, replete with knowledge gained.  I recommend the program to every one of you.
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We are beginning to accumulate electronics and discards of  old computers, and other electronic items for a repeat of the recycling day we had earlier this year.  If you have any old discards, feel free to drop them by the Center and we will get prepared for another recycling.
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On May 7, 2008 Hanna B.(photo) was presented the San Jose Valley 2008 college scholarship during the Senior Awards Night at Soquel, California High School. The scholarship is for $2,500.00 per year and is renewable for three more years based upon Hanna’s scholastic performance. The Master of Kadosh had the privilege of making the presentation.
Hanna was by far the best-qualified applicant among a group of outstanding high school seniors in our Valley’s area of influence and interest. She is her class Salutatorian. Hanna graduated in the top ten percent of her class, was a Presidential Scholar, and received the Math Department Honor Award as the top math scholar in her class.
Hanna and her family joined us at the June Stated Meeting Dinner. She was introduced to the gathering and told us of her high school experiences and plans for her college studies. Hanna will attend prestigious Willamette University in Salem, Oregon.  Willamette, a private university, is the “first university in the West”. She has not decided on a major as yet but indicated she is interested in law, political science, engineering and of course math She recently won the Santa Cruz County Mock Trial competition, has participated in supporting county bond issues and is a  volunteer for several local charities. Hanna is a very well rounded student and person.
Hanna will attend the Santa Cruz Scottish Rite Club meetings when she is home for holidays and keep the club updated on her progress. Of course, these updates will be passed on to the brethren.

Robert D. Rowan, Jr. 
General Secretary