January 2020 reminders

Brethren of the Winston-Salem Scottish Rite,

This is a reminder that our January stated meeting is this Thursday, January 9th.  Dinner starts at 6PM followed by the Council of Kadosh Feast where we will honor Illustrious Brothers Tommy Jones, Terry Jones, and Thomas Eller.  Family members and guests are welcome at the dinner / feast. Our stated meeting will follow at 7:30PM.

Our Valentine’s dinner is scheduled for Saturday February 8th.  Cocktails start at 5:45PM, dinner at 6:30PM.  This event is open to families and friends.  Music is provided by The Shawn Ervin Trio featuring Brenda Wallace.  Tickets are $45/person purchased at Eventbrite (https://www.eventbrite.com/e/winston-salem-scottish-rite-valentines-dinner-tickets-86744443967) or by contacting the Secretary and providing a check by 1/30/2020.

Looking forward to seeing you soon.

KSA – Honors Weekend 2019

Brother Knights,
Scottish Rite Honors weekend is next month, so is rapidly approaching. Our acting Knight Master has asked me to forward his email below and I hope you will be able to attend.
From our Knight Master… 
Good morning Knights of Saint Andrew members,
On November 16th Honors will be held in Greensboro NC at the Temple located on 426 W Market St. Greensboro NC 27401. The Valley of Greensboro has asked for the KSA members to come and help. We would need to be there by 8am and leaving around 3pm
I will be there around 12:00 since Kernersville Masonic Lodge is having a triple Third Degree that morning. 
We have also been asked to wear our Winston-Salem regalia. If you don’t have any please contact our KSA Secretary Bob Blair. I personally think that this is a great opportunity for us for two reasons. The first one is so we can be apart of the ceremony for our own Winston-Salem Valley members that are receiving honors. Secondly, it give us a chance to improve our relationships with all the KSA Chapters through out the Orient. 
Please contact me either by email cliffordshrewsbury@icloud.com or call or text me at (336) 423-8582.This way I can inform our Valley Secretary Michael Fischer and the Greensboro Valley Secretary Gary Handy know that you will be helping with Honors. 
Thank you help and support
Clifford Shrewsbury (acting Knight Master)

2019 Honors Weekend

Honors weekend is fast approaching. Coronation of our new 33o candidates and the Ceremonial of Investiture for our new KCCH candidates will take place on Saturday, November 16, 2019. The schedule is below. Please contact Bro. Michael Fischer at secretary or 336-727-1213 for tickets for Saturdays luncheon and Red & White banquet.

Friday, November 15, 2019
5:00 — 9:00 p.m. Hospitality Room open (Marriott)
Dinner on your own.

Saturday, November 16, 2019
7:30 a.m. Registration (Temple Lobby)
8:00 a.m. 33o candidates report to staging area
9:00 a.m. 33o Coronation (Temple Scottish Rite room)
12:00 p.m. Ticketed ($10/person) luncheon (Temple dining room)
1:00 — 5:00 p.m. Hospitality Room open (Marriott)
1:00 p.m. KCCH candidates report to staging area
1:30 p.m. KCCH Investiture room opens (Temple Lodge room)
2:30 p.m. KCCH Ceremonial of Invesiture
6:00 p.m. Reception with cash bar & light hors d’oeuvres (Marriott)
7:00 p.m. Red & White Banquet (Marriott, $50/person)
After Banquet Hospitality Room opens.

Upcoming Events

October 10, 2019 — October Stated Meeting… The meeting will be opened at 7:30 p.m. by the Lodge of Perfection. Dinner will be served at 6:00 p.m. and will consist of chicken marsala, vegetable, salad, rolls, and dessert. Education will be presented by the Masonic Education Team.

October 25 & 26 — Fall Reunion… Don’t forget to add our Fall Reunion to your calendar!

March 2019 Stated meeting

Brethren of the Winston-Salem Scottish Rite,

This is a reminder that our March stated meeting is this Thursday, March 14th.  Dinner starts at 6PM.  The meal will be bake-in pork chops, mashed potatoes w/ gravy, salad, rolls, dessert. Please ask your families to join us for dinner.

David Crook will provide an after-dinner program on Freemasonry and religion. Masonic education during the stated meeting will be conducted by the Venerable Master on the 25 Lives of Albert Pike.

Look forward to seeing you Thursday evening.

Passing of Brother Paul David Lee 32° KCCH

Worshipful Brother Paul David Lee 32° KCCH entered into the Celestial Lodge above on November 11, 2018 after a battle with cancer. Worshipful Brother Lee’s funeral service is this Wednesday at Moody’s Funeral Home (Mt. Airy) at 2:00 p.m. with visitation one hour prior. Masonic Rites will follow at Skyline Cemetery, 432 Old Buck Shoals Road, Mt Airy, NC 27030.

Worshipful Brother Lee was Worshipful Master of King Lodge in 2011, the same year he was invested as Knight Commander Court of Honour in the Winston-Salem Scottish Rite Valley. He was raised a Master Mason May 2006.

A link to the online obituary is below:


Please keep his family in your thoughts

KSA 08Nov2018

Brother Knights,

This is a reminder that we will have an official meeting this Thursday evening at 6:30 p.m.

We have 3 main items to take care of during the meeting:

1. Vote on an applicant

2. Initiate said applicant if his application is approved.

3. Vote for 2019 officers

Current 2018 Officers are as follows:

Knight Master – John Black

Senior Warden – Todd Hurm

Junior Warden – Clifford Shrewsbury

Secretary/Treasurer – Bob Blair

Senior Deacon – Will Fulbright

Junior Deacon – Johnny Ballard

Chaplain – Benton Williams

Sentinel – Gray Harper

We hope to see you all there!

Devery Ward Named Director of the Anderson Reading Clinic

Dr. Devery Mock Ward, an associate professor in the Department of Reading Education and Special Education (RESE) at Appalachian State University’s Reich College of Education (RCOE), has been named director of the Anderson Reading Clinic. She served as assistant director from August 2014 until August 2018 when her appointment as director began.

RESE department chair, Dr. Woodrow Trathen, said, “Devery has been committed to the work we do in the Anderson Reading Clinic from the very first time she stepped onto the Appalachian campus as an MA student, and that commitment has grown stronger as she has progressed in her career. She is a gifted teacher: of clinic students, of Appalachian students, of faculty in our department. I am so pleased to see her move into the role of Director of the Anderson Reading Clinic.”

Devery has been committed to the work we do in the Anderson Reading Clinic from the very first time she stepped onto the Appalachian campus as an MA student, and that commitment has grown stronger as she has progressed in her career. She is a gifted teacher: of clinic students, of Appalachian students, of faculty in our department. I am so pleased to see her move into the role of Director of the Anderson Reading Clinic.

Ward earned a Ph.D. in special education from the University of Virginia, an M.A. in reading education from Appalachian State University, and a B.A. in international studies from University of North Carolina Chapel Hill. As a student at Appalachian, Ward was the recipient of the Uberto Price Reading/Language Arts Scholarship.

She joined the RCOE faculty as an assistant professor in 2006. Ward was promoted to associate professor in 2010. In addition, she currently serves as the Accelerated Admissions Coordinator for the reading education master’s program. Her area of research is dyslexia, and she teaches reading education courses for pre-service teachers and master’s candidates.

Prior to coming to Appalachian, Ward was an assistant professor of special education at the University of Iowa, an English teacher at Colorado Timberline Academy, special educator/literary specialist for Catawba County Schools, and student teaching supervisor and instructor at the University of Virginia.

Ward is a prolific author who regularly contributes to scholarly publications and is a sought-after presenter at regional, national, and international conferences. She has served in many leadership positions both at Appalachian and through her professional organizations.

In 2017, Ward served as the conference chair for the Board of Directors North Carolina Branch of the International Dyslexia Association. She is also a reviewer for the Editorial Board for Teaching Exceptional Children.

Haley Minner’s Story

My name is Haley Minner and I am a pediatric speech-language pathologist currently working at UNC Healthcare’s Center for Rehabilitation Care in Chapel Hill, NC. I specialize in the evaluation and treatment of children with developmental speech, language and communication disorders. I would like to share my story of how I first came to learn of the Scottish Rite Foundation.

While attending Appalachian State University for undergraduate and graduate school, I was very fortunate to have several rewarding observation and practicum placements at the Charles and Geneva Scott Scottish Rite Communication Disorders Clinic. This clinic allowed me to have personalized training with hands on clinical learning experiences in the field of speech-language pathology. This clinic is making an incredible difference in the community. Every day the faculty, staff and students are improving the lives of children and their families. Because of the Scottish Rite Foundation’s generous support, more than 1,600 speech-language pathologists have been trained to provide these skilled services to individuals in need. The Scottish Rite Foundation played a signifi-cant role in my specialized training and education in becoming a speech-language pathologist.

It is because of my time at this communication disorders clinic that the Scottish Rite Foundation immediately came to mind when I began my search for funding to start the It Takes Two to Talk® The Hanen Program® for Parents of Children with Language Delays. Shortly after contacting the foundation, I met Mr. Michael May and Dr. Bill Brunk. Their positive response and enthusiasm along with unwavering member support, are what made it possible to complete It Takes Two to Talk for the first time this past spring. This funding allowed families to par-ticipate without financial burden and provided myself and another Hanen certified speech-language pathologist with the materials and compensation needed to operate the program. I am proud to let you know it was a positive and successful experience for the families and myself.

I am most grateful and thankful for the Scottish Rite members. Not only did they provide me with the teaching tools necessary to become a speech-language pathologist, but they also made it possible for me to bring a won-derful and important program to service children and their families in need. I express my sincerest gratitude to The Scottish Rite for the dedication they show in addressing this need and serving others.