Scottish Rite Freemasonry

Valley of Ft. Scott, Kansas

Weekly Updates

“Some things just can’t be described.  And stepping onto the moon was one of them.”  

                              ~Brother Edwin E. “Buzz” Aldrin, Jr., Astronaut

October 4th ~ Fort Scott Scottish Rite Stated Dinner/Meeting at the Armstrong Masonic Lodge, 3105 North Joplin Street, Pittsburg, Kansas.  Social Hour begins at 5:30 p.m., Dinner will be at 6:30 p.m. and the Meeting will start at approximately 7:00 p.m.  Reservations are required, so please RSVP by Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018 at fsscottishrite@sbcglobal.net or by calling 620-223-1330.  If you are interested in carpooling from the Fort Scott area, please contact Ralph Reed at 620-224-1250.

 

October 8th ~ Columbus Day ~ Office Closed.

 

October 26th, 27th, and 28th ~ Orient of Kansas Statewide Fall Reunion ~ Holiday Inn and Suites – West, 8787 Reeder Road, Overland Park, Kansas.  The Valley of Fort Scott will present the 4th degree at 9:00 on Saturday morning, October 27, 2018.   All events are at the hotel and a restaurant is available.  Please contact the Valley at fsscottishrite@sbcglobal.net or 620-223-1330 for more information.

 

November 1st ~ The Fort Scott Scottish Rite Stated Dinner/Meeting at the Pittsburg Masonic Lodge, 3105 North Joplin Street, Pittsburg, Kansas.  This dinner will honor the 25 and 50 Year Members, the member with longest membership and the oldest members for their years of commitment and dedication to the Scottish Rite.  All members and their ladies are requested to attend to show appreciation for these members’ service to this great fraternity.  Reservations are required, so please RSVP by Wednesday, October 31st, 2018 at fsscottishrite@sbcglobal.net or by calling 620-223-1330.  Any member wanting to carpool from the Fort Scott area should call Ralph Reed at 620-224-1250.

 

Birthdays for the Week of October 7th.  Wishing the following members the best of birthdays and a year of health and happiness!  Happy Birthday to Lee Roy Church, Bob Davis, Drew Demo, Ronald Greek, Melvin Hare, Raymond Holsman, Kenny Kellstadt. Mort Livingston, Mike Mason, Roger Moore, William Reed, William Roberts, William Ross, Thomas Spurgeon, Richard Tipton, Jerry Witt and Gunnar Wixon.

 

“…They lived upon the level and departed upon the Square…”  Please keep in your prayers the family of Ronald Earl Boulware, 32°, who passed away on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at the age of 94.  Brother Ron joined the Valley of Fort Scott in 1967 and was a 51 Year Life Member from Columbus, Kansas. A celebration of life will be held at 11:00 a.m. Friday, October 19, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Columbus, Kansas.  Burial will follow at the Columbus Park Cemetery, Columbus, Kansas.   Also, please keep in your prayers the family of William Dee Eastwood, 32°, who passed away Saturday, September 15, 2018 at the age of 90.  Brother Dee joined the Fort Scott Scottish Rite in 1969 and was a 49 Year Life Member from Bronson, Kansas.  Following cremation, a memorial service was held Monday, October 1, 2018 at the Cheney Witt Bronson Chapel, Bronson, Kansas.  We send our fondest brotherly remembrance and condolences to both families.

Membership Dues.  Dues may be paid by either mailing them to the Valley address (PO Box 789, Fort Scott, Kansas 66701) or online at the Supreme Council’s website (http://dues.scottishrite.org).  Also, Life Members, it would be greatly appreciated if you would remit $25 to help cover per capita.

Life Memberships Available.  The national rule for lifetime membership states a member in good standing in the Lodge of Perfection and whose dues are paid to date may purchase an Endowed Life Membership and hereby be relieved from further payment of dues, subject to provisions set forth.  Fees for the purchase of an Endowed Life Membership, effective February 18, 2016 shall be: 18 but less than 50 years of age is $2,500, 50 but less than 60 years of age is $1,875, 60 but less than 70 years of age is $1,250 and 70 years of age and above is $625.  If this interests you or you have questions, contact the Valley of Fort Scott Scottish Rite at 620-223-1330 or fsscottishrite@sbcglobal.net.

Prayers Always Needed.  Please keep in your prayers all our Brothers who are ill, in hospitals or nursing homes.  If you know of a member who is confined to their home, sick or in declining health, please contact the Valley Office so we can send them our thoughts and prayers.

Rose Croix Funeral Service.  This service is available to all Scottish Rite Members on request by having a family member or the funeral home notify the Valley Office at 620-223-1330, Mike Carnes at 620-223-6008 or Ralph Reed at 620-224-1250.

2018 Valley of Fort Scott Officers

Todd N. Allison, 32°, K:.C:.C:.H:. ~ Personal Representative & Executive Secretary

Stephen Smith, 33° ~ Treasurer of the Bodies

Douglas E. Keller, 33° ~ Director of Work & Membership Chairman

John W. Bartelsmeyer, 33° ~ Almoner

Lodge of Perfection

Venerable Master ~ Thomas A. Jacks, 32°

Senior Warden ~ Garrett C. McHargue, 32°

Junior Warden ~ Brad A. Richards, 32°

Secretary/Treasurer ~ J. Stephen Smith, 33°

Chapter of Rose Croix

Wise Master ~ J. Stephen Smith, 33°

Senior Warden ~ Keith W. Carr, 33°

Junior Warden ~ L. Michael Carnes, 33°

Secretary ~ J. Stephen Smith, 33°

Council of Kadosh

Commander ~ Tony W. French, 33°

1st Lt. Commander ~ Douglas E. Keller, 33°

2nd Lt. Commander ~ Cole F. Wittum, 32°, K:.C:.C:.H:.

Secretary ~ Todd N. Allison, 32°, K:.C:.C:.H:.

Consistory

Master of Kadosh ~ L. Michael Carnes, 33°

Prior ~ Ralph L. Reed, 32°, K:.C:.C:.H:.

Preceptor ~ Douglas E. Keller, 33°

Chancellor ~ Cole F. Wittum, 32°, K:.C:.C:.H:.

Secretary ~ Todd N. Allison, 32°, K:.C:.C:.H:.

Board Members

Todd N. Allison, 32°, K:.C:.C:.H:.

John W. Bartelsmeyer, 33°

Michael Carnes, 33°

Douglas E. Keller, 33°

Charitable Trust Board

Todd N. Allison, 32°, K:.C:.C:.H:.

Michael Carnes, 33°

F. Edmonds, 33°

Donald N. LaPanne, 33°

Cole F. Wittum, 32°, K:.C:.C:.H:.

Finance Committee

John W. Bartelsmeyer, 33°

Michael Carnes, 33°

Lawrence M. Cripps, 33°

Gary L. Jones, 32°, K:.C:.C:.H:.

Ralph L. Reed, 32°, K:.C:.C:.H:.

Stephen Smith, 33°

Check Out the Following Websites

Fort Scott Scottish Rite ~ www.ftscottishrite.org

Orient of Kansas ~ http://ksscottishrite.org

Scottish Rite Supreme Council ~ www.scottishrite.org

Pay Dues Online ~ http://dues.scottishrite.org

Update Your Membership Online ~ http://update.scottishrite.org

            Scottish Rite Store ~ www.scottishritestore.org

Join Freemason Network ~ http://www.Freemasonnetwork.org

Total Membership: 580

 

 

 

 

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