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! 

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!

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:

https://www.moodyfuneralservices.com/notices/Paul-Lee

Please keep his family in your thoughts

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.