From the Wise Master (June, 2013)

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


May was another busy and enjoyable month.  Congratulations to our new 32º Masters of the Royal Secret.  It’s nice to see the membership growing and I know that these brothers will be fine additions to the craft.
June is upon us...graduations, Father’s Day, Flag Day...this should be a great month even though it’s a busy one for all of us.  I want to thank the brethren that showed up to witness the 32nd Degree Conferral as well as all those that took part.  I think it went very well and our candidates appreciated our efforts.
And it’s not too early to start talking to the members of your Lodges that aren’t Scottish Rite members about putting in a petition before the next Reunion.  Invite them become a part.  Bring them to one of the dinners (don’t forget to make a reservation).  I’m sure once they’ve experienced the camaraderie and friendship we have for each other, as well as the excellent cuisine, they’ll be anxious to be a part of it.  We can also be very proud of the fact that we actually confer more of the degrees than most Scottish Rite bodies.
If you haven’t been to Scottish Rite recently, feel free to call me and tell me what’s keeping you from attending or participating.  If you need a ride, I’m sure we can arrange it.  If you think you don’t make a difference, you’re wrong.  We could use your presence and your help.  Or, if you’re afraid of becoming over involved, don’t be.  We respect that there are those whose activities prevent them from taking on any additional load.  We would happily welcome you as sideliners.  Do you think that there’s no task for you to do or nothing for you to contribute?  You’re me or the General Secretary...there is a multitude of small, medium, and large tasks that are looking for someone to a “take ownership” or to be “willing to assist someone with”.  And all of them are important.  Even if you’re physically unable to attend the meeting, this is still your Scottish Rite and we can still use your assistance.  There are things you can do from home that would be of help.  Please call and talk to us.  Or...if there is something that Scottish Rite can do for you, call us and let us know.  The important thing is to know that you are a part of these bodies!
Happy Father’s Day to all of you.  Take time to reflect on the joy of being a father to a young person whether you’re their actual father or a “father-like role model” for them to look up to.  It really makes a difference in their lives. 

See you on Tuesday night!
Bud Ramsey
Wise Master