From the Venerable Master (June, 2013)

posted May 27, 2015, 1:21 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 27, 2015, 1:24 PM ]

Greetings from the Lodge of Perfection

The passing of Memorial Day and the beginning of June marks the beginning of the vacation season.  For those of you who plan to travel, do so with the utmost vigilance and safety for yourself and others.  After your 
vacation and recreation time return to us full of vim and vigor to resume your place in our fraternity and activities.
The Stated meeting on June 13 will be orchestrated by the Lodge of Perfection minus the unequaled participation of Brother Jack Harris who has suffered some major medical problems and who will be making a slow recovery.  He was initially completely paralyzed and is slowly regaining control.  Please remember him in your prayers.
Plans and practices are beginning for the Grand Master's reception in July.  Please make your plans to attend.  The program will be much as it was last year with the reception of the Grand Master at the Stated Meeting followed by his reception at dinner in the Festive Board scheme.  Most officers and the Knights of St. Andrew will have parts in the program.  Please be attentive to the Masters of your respective bodies both in the Newsletter and e-mail notifications.
The Spring Reunion concluded with the capping ceremony at the Stated Meeting in May.  One exemplar was knighted during the reunion  with the remaining new members to be knighted in a Council of Knights of St. Andrew as directed by the Personal Representative.  For those who do not know, the Knights of St. Andrew meet on the First Tuesday at 7:15pm every Month for their regular business meeting.  All members of the Scottish rite may attend this "Black Hat" Service Organization meeting.
Attendance during the conferral of degrees left much room for improvement.  Some degrees were conferred that have not been portrayed for too long.  It is the Personal Representatives desire that SJ Scottish Rite Confer all 29 degrees in the near future.  Your talents may make it possible to do so.  We do thank those who attended and those who put the effort into make the degree memorable for our new members. We hope to see those new members attending our meetings and functions.
Please remember that reservations are necessary for those planning to attend the Stated Meeting dinners.  If reservations are not made, 
there may not be enough food to serve everyone.  Contact Angela to make your reservations.
Please note the NEW carpet through out the building.  The job was completed on time and within budget.  More updates and improvements are planned for the near future.
Please let us know about any sickness and/or distress in our families through out the Valley.  An E-mail or phone call to Angela or the General Secretary's Office will ensure the information is directed where needed.
 Please make time in your schedule of activities to attend the Scottish Rite meetings and functions as well as your craft lodge.  Your attendance is important.

B.J. McCuiston 32˚ KCCH
Venerable Master