Valley of Salem News
On June 21, the Massachusetts Council of Deliberation elected three members of Massachusetts Consistory to receive their Meritorious Service Awards. Brothers Robert G. Parsons, 32°, George K. Haile, 32°, and George H. Kopps, 32°, were all elected to receive the award.
- Be a Scottish Rite Mason for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.
- Be the child of a Scottish Rite Mason in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.
- Be an active member of DeMolay, Rainbow, or Job's Daughters in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.
The Sutton Lodge of Perfection is requesting men to step forward to become officers of Perfection. There are currently have 3 vacancies which Ill. Judson Greene, would very much like to see filled by guys willing to put in the time and effort to learn new parts and become strong officers for Perfection.
Join Aimee E. Newell, the Museum's Director of Collections and curator of the exhibition, to learn about the Scottish Rite's French roots, its founding in America two centuries ago and its evolution into one of the most popular American fraternal groups during the 1900s. The exhibition includes photos, costumes, and Scottish Rite props, many of which have never previously been on view. Free. Saturday, April 26, 2:00 p.m.
The Massachusetts Consistory member jewel is unique among those presented within the Scottish Rite. It was custom-designed to represent the lessons learned and principles inculcated in Scottish Rite degrees. The jewel illustrates the strong link between Massachusetts Consistory and our Scottish Rite heritage. It also emulates our close ties to Blue Lodge Masonry and the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts.
The jewel proudly displays the Teutonic cross, an emblem of the most ancient chivalric orders dating back to the year 1191. The Teutonic Cross is...
Read more to learn about the new Consistory jewel.
As you know we all took an obligation to take care of our Brothers and in many cases we haven't done a very good job. In these difficult economic times many of our Brothers really need our assistance.
Commander McNaughton recognized that as Masons we need to live up to our obligations and make funding available to those truly in need. Through the Blue Envelope Appeal, the Supreme Council Almoners Fund has given more than $2,000,000 to Brother Masons in need, particularly those affected by the recent floods and tornadoes.
Scottish Rite Masons are committed to making a difference in the lives of our Brothers.
If you know of a Brother Mason in true need, please contact your Valley Secretary and he will pass it on to an Active Member or the Deputy for Massachusetts. We will be there to help, should the need arise.
Scottish Rite ~ The Fraternity that Cares!
Two Christmas ornaments are available for sale at the Scottish Rite NMJ Shop. First is a 200th anniversary 3-inch custom brass ornament, depicting the anniversary logo with the square and compasses and the double-headed eagle. The price is $15.00 and ships for $1.95.
The second is a glass globe, 2.6 inches in diameter, showing the Scottish Rite double-headed eagle. Sale price is $10.00 and ships for $1.95.
To purchase these keepsakes of this era in Scottish Rite Fremasonry, visit the Scottish Rite NMJ Shop.
Do you like history? Have you ever wondered what it's like to be a curator or a librarian? Come join the staff of the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library and find out.
Masonic Work Day
Saturday, January 25, 2014
9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
We are looking for eight volunteers to spend the day helping us with collections-related projects. Projects may include: inventory of object and library collections; housing and numbering objects and archival collections; computer data entry.
No experience needed. Training and lunch will be provided.
Please note that most projects will require prolonged periods of standing and/or sitting and that exposure to dust and/or mold is possible. Most projects will consist of repetitive tasks.
We are accepting registrations on a first-come, first-served basis. Please email Aimee E. Newell, director of collect ions, with your name and contact information to sign up, or with questions.
If you can't make it on January 25, but would like to learn more about volunteering on a regular basis, please let the staff know.
On Friday, September 27, the new Heads of the Valley of Salem bodies were installed. Ill. Mark C. LeBeau, 33 was installed as Thrice Potent Master of Sutton Lodge of Perfection, Ray Randall, 32 became Sovereign Prince for Jubilee Council Princes of Jerusalem, and Mason W. Russell, 32 was installed as Most Wise Master for Emmanuel Chapter of Rose Croix. All supporting officers, both elecgted and appointed were also installed by the team of Ill. James M. McCulloch, 33rd, Ill. Donald M. Moran, 33rd, Ill. John R. Blaney, 33rd, and Ill. John R. Elwell, 33rd.