From the Treasurer (August, 2012)

posted May 26, 2015, 3:15 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 26, 2015, 3:15 PM ]

Hello Brethren,

Let's review three items briefly:
          1. Senior Member Program - We want you to be aware that our Scottish Rite Senior Member Program has three basic criteria.  These are that you must be a 50 year Scottish Rite Mason OR you must be 80 year old (or better) AND you must have financial need in addition to either of the first two criteria.  If you meet these criteria please consider contacting us for additional information.
          2. Mason's for Mitt's - Thank you for your support for this worthy charitable cause.  On July 7th, we had an "All Mason" day at the San Jose Giants park.  This fundraiser brought together the Masonic lodges in the South Bay, as well as Scottish Rite, DeMolay, Rainbow Girls, Job's Daughters and their families for fun afternoon enjoying our great American past-time.  Thanks to your contributions, as of July 22nd, the South Bay Bombers are in 1st place by donating 491 Mitts (www.masons4mitts.org).  We expect a strong challenge from the other 5 bay area Masonic teams and repeating last year's first place finish will be a challenge we are looking forward to.
          3. Raising A Reader - At this Month's Festive Board Banquet, M.W. Frank Loui was presented with a donation from our Valley for the Grand Master's Project - Raising a Reader.  Masons have always championed public education and today our leadership is needed more than ever.  This project will bring a nationally-acclaimed literacy program to those who need it most: kindergartners in the state's lowest-performing public schools, who are at the greatest risk for educational failure.  Your generous contributions will support our goal to significantly improve child literacy in California, particularly San Jose, transforming the future of thousands of children.
Additional information the Grand Master's Project - Raising a Reader can be found at http://www.freemason.org/RaisingAReader/index.htm

Fraternally,
Jim Arnold, Treasurer