From the Venerable Master (February 2018)

posted Feb 8, 2018, 3:03 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite

Let me begin by thanking the brethren of the Valley of San Jose, for allowing me the opportunity to serve as Venerable Master this coming year.  I am looking forward to an exciting year, with many and varied activities – including the first ever state-wide reunion in Oakland in June, where all 29 degrees will be conferred.  You definitely want to be a part of that.   In addition, each of the bodies is planning social activities that should prove enjoyable for all our members and their families.  In the Lodge of Perfection, we are sponsoring a day trip to San Francisco, where we will visit Alcatraz, perhaps ride the rocket boats, and even stop by the famed Buena Vista Inn, purported inventor of Irish Coffee.  The other three bodies are sponsoring activities such as college football games/tailgating,  a visit to the fabulous Steinbeck Center in Salinas, and many others.  Stay tuned for details.

In February we celebrate love, and we honor our loved ones.  This is especially true in Freemasonry, as we take this opportunity to honor our sweethearts.  It is the tradition of the San Jose Scottish Rite, at our February stated meeting, to welcome the widows of our members, and let them know how important they are to us.  Please be there to help us show our beautiful sweethearts how much we care.

Our Scottish Rite is for you, my brethren.  Remember that our stated meetings are always short in length, to allow us to take care of our essential business, but then have time to enjoy each other’s company at our dinners afterward.  I hope you will join us at our meetings and our other activities.  Make San Jose Scottish Rite a regular part of your life.  We look forward to seeing you.

Randy Downey, 32° KCCH