From the Venerable Master (April, 2013)

posted May 26, 2015, 8:14 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 26, 2015, 8:15 PM ]

Greetings from the Lodge of Perfection,

Spring has arrived. St. Patrick's Day and all the Corned Beef & Cabbage has come and gone.  
Easter was early this year and April has arrived in full bloom.  This month we celebrate a little known or understood National Holiday, National Tartan Day enacted by Congress On March 6, 1998.
That date commemorates the signing of the Declaration of Arbroath in 1320, which asserted Scotland's sovereignty over English territorial claims, and which was a model for the American Declaration of Independence.
Americans of Scottish descent have played a vibrant and influential role in the development of the United States. From the framers of the Declaration of Independence to the first man on the moon, Scottish-Americans have contributed mightily to the fields of the arts, science, politics, law, and more. Today, over eleven million Americans claim Scottish and Scotch-Irish roots -- making them the eighth largest ethnic group in the United States. These are the people and accomplishments that are honored on National Tartan Day, April 6th, A National Holiday.
In recognition of the Holiday and the Scots-Irish contributions we are planning a Celtic Dinner complete with the piping in of the Haggis.  Please make plans to attend this and future Scottish Rite Stated Meetings and dinners.
Illustrious Ken Nagel is promoting the development of degree teams for all of the Scottish Rite Degrees.  Please consider giving a bit of your time to make this endeavor a reality.  Participation is needed in the areas of degree team members, stage crew setup and other activities of the Scottish Rite.  Contact any of the Officers of the bodies to participate.
Your attendance at Stated Meetings, dinners, and functions of the Scottish Rite.  Plan to attend and bring a brother with you.  We look forward to seeing you in lodge.
Remember our departed members and their family members in your prayers and meditations.

B.J. McCuiston 32˚ KCCH
Venerable Master