2021 Biennial Session Announcement

February 19, 2021 – Washington, D.C.

To all Brethren and Friends of the Southern Jurisdiction:

Mindful of the health and safety of our members and guests and following a thorough evaluation of the potential COVID-related constraints, we have decided to modify attendance and the activities associated with our upcoming Biennial Session in August 2021.

Attendance onsite in Washington D.C. will be limited to the current Active and Deputy Members of the Supreme Council, 33° Southern Jurisdiction, USA and their spouses.

The Active Members of the Supreme Council will meet in Executive Session on Saturday, August 21, to conduct necessary business. Elections for the Knight Commander Court of Honour and the 33rd Degree will be conducted in normal fashion. However, there will be no conferral of the 33rd Degree at the Biennial Session.

We will conclude the event on Sunday, August 22, with a formal assembly, much like the public session that routinely occurs on Monday mornings of our “normal” Biennial Sessions. This informative and educational presentation will be streamed live via the Internet at 2:00 PM EDT. More details will follow on our website.

To our members, Sister Councils, Grand Masters and related organizations who would normally join us for a wonderful celebration, we will greatly miss our time together, but your health and safety are our primary concern.

Sincerely and fraternally,

James D. Cole, 33°, Sovereign Grand Commander

March Birthdays

March 1st… Teddy Ashley, John McPherson 

March 3rd… Christopher Beauchamp, Sanford Frye, Re-ginald Hall 

March 5th… Furman Mason, Herb Thomas 

March 6th… Gerald Mathias 

March 7th… Joel Black, Jack Marble, Eric Purvis 

March 8th… Sandy Erwin 

March 10th… Robert Burroughs, Lance Cable, William Marklin 

March 11th… Jimmy Myers 

March 12th… David Johnson 

March 13th… Robert Denton 

March 15th… Jackie Marble 

March 16th… Bruce Hayes 

March 17th… Clyde George, Frank Guy, Donald Leonard, Dale Liner, Robert McKinney, James Muscatello 

March 18th… Fred Hauser, Jason Parker 

March 19th… John Davis 

March 20th… Michael Clark, Jonathan Leonard, Michael Powell, Donald Stewart 

March 21st… Shea Goins 

March 22nd… Danny Caudill, Glenn Main, Paul Woodruff, Phillip Wynne 

March 24th… Will Crowley, Steve Nixon 

March 25th… Mark Breeden, Cary Fulp, Joseph Parries, John Richardson, Swanson Snow 

March 26th… Charlie Hart 

March 27th… Gregory Key 

March 30th… Mark Leathers, Douglas Porter, Rufus Richey 

March 31st… Lucas Breeden, Stephen Dempsey, Lindell Stoker 

Happy Birthday Brothers! 

Scottish Rite Education Opportunities

During our February stated meeting, Ill. Brother Chris Pearman gave an excellent presentation on many of the educational opportunities available to us as Scottish Rite Freemasons. A very short synopsis of his presentation is outlined below. 

Master Craftsman Program… The Scottish Rite Master Craftsman program is a correspondence course that consists of three programs: Program I: The Symbolic Lodge will familiarize students with aspects of the development and symbolism of Blue Lodge Masonry, Program II: Scottish Rite History & Ritual consists of six lessons utilizing the Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor & Guide and A Bridge to Light (4th ed.) and Program III: Scottish Rite Philosophy explores the ritual of the Scottish Rite on a deeper level. https://scottishrite.org/scottish-rite-master-craftsman-program/ 

Master Craftsman Group Studies USB… The Master Craftsman Group Studies is a program designed to engage a group of Brothers in discussion about the Degrees and their lessons. This USB contains 28 PowerPoint Presentations designed to en-gage brothers about what they have seen and heard in the Degrees of reunions they have attended. 

The Scottish Rite Research Society… The Scottish Rite Research Society is one of the best groups in contemporary Masonic research, pursuing a publication program that emphasizes quality in content. http://scottishriteresearch.com/ 

The College of the Consistory… The College of the Consistory is a free self-study program for Scottish Rite Masons of all Orients facilitated by the Guthrie College. https://www.guthriescottishrite.org/index.php/college-of-the-consistory/ 

The Masonic Book Club… Membership is open to anyone 18 years or older who is interested in the history of Freemasonry and it allows you to purchase Masonic Book Club editions at a pre-publication discount. https://scottishrite.org/media-publications/masonic-book-club/ 

Valley of Saint Louis, Orient of Missouri Virtual Education Series… this is a monthly virtual education series using Zoom and is open to any Scottish Rite Mason. This series explores each of the Scottish Rite Degrees in depth. Send an email to mcgroupsstl@scottishrite-stl.org if interested. 

Monday Morning Masonry… this is comprised of weekly emails sent from Maynard Edwards of the Supreme Council. 

If you have any questions about these opportunities, please contact Ill. Brother Chris Pearman. 

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!