From the Secretary's Desk (September, 2014)

posted May 30, 2015, 8:01 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 30, 2015, 8:31 PM ]

My Brothers,

Our Fall Reunion is fast approaching, and we currently have only a few Candidates. 68% of Master Masons in California are not Scottish Rite members. Why don’t we try to do good for a Brother by just talking to him about what the Scottish Rite is? Most men who were interested in Masonry and became Master Masons will for sure be interested in what comes after the first three degrees in Blue Lodge. One of the most important goals for each of us should be to inspire good Master Masons to join us and enlighten themselves by the beautiful Scottish Rite Degrees, philosophical studies, special events, entertainment and good fellowship! At your next Blue Lodge Stated Meeting, talk to your Brothers about how much YOU enjoy the Scottish Rite, what you have gotten out of it, and why you think they would benefit from the Scottish Rite degrees. You may just give a Brother that little nudge he needs to say; “Yes. I’m interested. How do I join?”
Our September 9th Stated Meeting will be a special one, in that we will be honoring those excellent NCOs and Officers who lead and inspire the ROTC and JROTC Cadets at their schools. Patriotism is a goal of Scottish Rite Masonry second to none, and we strongly encourage all of you, particularly our Veterans, to attend dinner this night and honor these men. Please get your reservations in EARLY, as we expect a big turnout  See you on the 9th!

Fraternally,   Hank Vlcek,  General Secretary