Happenings October and beyond

Double-Eagle-Logo-200pxFall is upon us and there are so many wonderful opportunities to share in Masonic Fellowship!

The Annual Bean Dinner will be held October 8th with Gathering at 6 p.m. and dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m.  Location is Waynedale Lodge, 7039 Elzey St., Fort Wayne, IN 46809.  The speaker for the evening will be Steve Skiles, former Big 10 Referee.  This is open to all Scottish Rite Masons and other Masons with an interest in the Scottish Rite.  No fee- but those who RSVP eat first!  Call the Valley Office at 260-423-2593 to make your reservation today.

Our October Stated Meeting will be held on Tuesday, October 13, 2015 at 7 pm at Warsaw Lodge #73, 1620 W. Center St. , Warsaw, IN 46580.  The 4° will be available during the business meeting for potential candidates.  Following the brief business meeting  the 7° – Provost & Judge will be  presented.  Immediately following the degree we will have our traditional afterglow hosted by the Fort Wayne Lodge of Perfection.

For those members of the 33° Association who have not yet made their reservations for the Fall Dinner on Saturday, October 24th, we need to have your reservation in the Valley Office by Friday, October 16th.

October 26th, 6 p.m. will be our Brother to Brother Calling Session which will mark the beginning of our 4th year!!  This program has expanded from the initial once a year call, to include another call on each brothers birthday and just recently we have implemented nursing home visitations – each phase of the program has been met with such positive responses and truly exemplifies how we care for our members.  If you are aware of a brother who is in a long term care facility, please give us a call with the appropriate information.  Thank you to those who serve so diligently.

We hope you’re sharing the good news of the Scottish Rite with your fellow Masons and you always have a petition in your pocket!

Our Fall Convocation is scheduled for Saturday, November 14th with doors opening at 7:30 a.m.  Convocation will be held at the Mizpah Shrine Center, 1015 Memorial Way, Fort Wayne.  Registration begins at 8:00 a.m., 4° is presented at 9:00 a.m., 14° is presented at 9:30 and the 27° will be presented at 11:15 a.m.  There will be a break for Lunch at 12:15 p.m.  Reservations received by November 6th, 2015 will include lunch at no charge.  After deadline or at the door, there will be a $10.00 charge for lunch.  You may call the Valley Office at 260-423-2593 to make your reservation.  At 1:15 p.m. degree work will resume with the 31° and then the 32° will be presented at 2:30 p.m.  Dismissal should be around 4 p.m.  Get those petitions in soon!

We only have 10 spots available for the Old Oaken Bucket Bus Trip on Saturday, November 28th!!  You’re assured a great time, win or lose, when you travel with this crew!  Just $75.00 per person includes game ticket, bus and lunch – what a deal!  Reserve your spot today by calling the Valley Office.