Scottish Rite Benefit Toolbar (Internet Explorer)

posted May 22, 2015, 2:42 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 22, 2015, 2:42 PM ]
The Scottish Rite is introducing a new feature for the Supreme Council Website, Benefit Bar -- a special toolbar designed to keep you informed and raise money for the Scottish Rite. The Scottish Rite toolbar includes quick links to the Supreme Council Website, a Yahoo search engine, and a scrolling message with the latest Scottish Rite news. The Scottish Rite toolbar does not cost you anything! And, every time you do a Yahoo internet search from the toolbar, the Scottish Rite will receive a donation. The toolbar is visible from the top of your Web browser, but does not replace your existing toolbar. It is also free from viruses, popup ads, spyware, or tracking. We respect our users' privacy. Raising money in support of the Scottish Rite charities has never been easier. Use the toolbar search engine and Yahoo makes a donation -- the more searches, the more money! Download the Scottish Rite Toolbar for Internet Explorer NOW!  Download

Fathers’ Day

Father's Day in the United States is on the third Sunday of June. It celebrates the contribution that fathers and father figures make for their children's lives. Its origins may lie in a memorial service held for a large group of men, many of them fathers, who were killed in a mining accident in Monongah, West Virginia in 1907. 

What do people do?

Father's Day is an occasion to mark and celebrate the contribution that your own father has made to your life. Many people send or give cards or gifts to their fathers. Common Father's Day gifts include sports items or clothing, electronic gadgets, outdoor cooking supplies and tools for household maintenance. Father's Day is a relatively modern holiday so different families have a range of traditions. These can range from a simple phone call or greetings card to large parties honoring all of the 'father' figures in a particular extended family. Father figures can include fathers, step-fathers, fathers-in-law, grandfathers and great-grandfathers and even other male relatives. In the days and weeks before Father's Day, many schools and Sunday schools help their pupils to prepare a handmade card or small gift for their fathers.

Public Life

Father's Day is not a federal holiday. Organizations, businesses and stores are open or closed, just as they are on any other Sunday in the year. Public transit systems run to their normal Sunday schedules. Restaurants may be busier than usual, as some people take their fathers out for a treat.  The first time Father's Day was held in June was in 1910. Father's Day was officially recognized as a holiday in 1972 by President Nixon.