From the Secretaries Table (April, 2009)

posted May 14, 2015, 2:10 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 14, 2015, 2:10 PM ]

Brethren,

More than 200 of you will have already received this issue of the Rite Word electronically before you receive the “snail mail” version.  This month only we will send both.  We have begun to send an electronic version by using a mail-merge system which is addressed directly to each member desiring it and being an individually distributed document we should avoid any issue with spam.  
In the electronic version is a brief one-page newsletter notice and there are a number of links which will take you to our San Jose Scottish Rite web-site.  There you will have the ability to read the communication on line or down load it and print it yourself for later reading.  
In addition, you will have links to access to information about our facility rentals, the clinic, membership applications and the most recently published calendar.  
We would appreciate your feedback!  Negative comments are just as welcome as positive ones.  If we need to add more to the one page monthly newsletter notice, we will do so but we will still try to keep it to no more than one page in length.
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Another very important issue is one that caused the officers of the San Jose Scottish Rite Bodies, much distress.  There are still almost 400 Brothers who have not yet paid their dues for the current year and almost the same number who are delinquent for 2008 and prior.  If you are counted in any of these categories, we would appreciate your check.  If, for financial reasons, you are unable to pay your dues, contact me and we will discuss remitting them for you.  One of the greatest beauties of Masonry is that we have a method of taking care of our own.  In addition, we have a senior member program implemented in 2001, where we can waive per-capita assessments for those seniors who are in financial need in conjunction with their Valley waiving their dues.  Eligible are non-life members who are at least 80 years of age or have 50 years of membership and the Valley has determined that the member is in financial need and waives dues.  If you fit this category, call me.

Robert D. Rowan, Jr. 
General Secretary