Monthly Archives: May 2013

Valley Website Features

Every issue of the Trumpeteer includes a note to check out the Valley’s website at altoonascottishrite.net, but there is more the site can do for you than just be there to go check once in a while.  Here are a couple useful features you can use from the website:

Sync Calendar – On the front page of the site is a list of upcoming events.  At the bottom of the box is a link for Google Calendar.  By using that link, you can connect the Valley calendar to your own web or email calendar.  Then you can get reminders and instant updates to any changes in dates or times as well as have new events automatically added to your calendar so you easily find out about them.

Twitter – Just below the list of upcoming events is little box that reads “follow us on twitter”.  That link takes you to our Twitter page, which is basically a quick snapshot of website posts.  If a new article or photo gets posted, it shows up on the Twitter feed.  If you have (or create) a Twitter account and then follow our page, you’ll see all the updates to the site from there or your mobile app without having to go to our website at all.

Those two features provide a way for you to sync your life with Valley news and events to save you tme and effort.  There are other features as well for you to interact with the articles using WordPress and our photo gallery using Tumblr if you’re familiar with those services.  If you are interested in syncing up to our services and are having trouble or don’t know where to start – just contact me: mike@duminiak.com  or 814-880-7328.

The site is there and it is packed with spiffy features, but it is only as good as its content.  If you have some news or a picture you want to share, just send it along and it can go up immediately.  Without new posts, the site doesn’t do much for us.  Technology is cool and can do lots of things, but it still takes your input to have real value.

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Fall Reunion Details

Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite
Valley of Altoona, Pennsylvania

Fall Reunion Schedule

Ill. John F. Mallow, 33° Class

FRIDAY, November 1, 2013

5:30 PM Class Registration – AASR Lodge Room; Member Registration – Various entrances

6:00 PM Reunion Dinner – Jaffa Auditorium

7:00 PM Presentations/Awards (Honorary Member/MSAs, Scholarships)

7:45 PM Candidates – Opening – Altoona Lodge of Perfection , 14°
Bro. David A. Blackner, 32°, Thrice Potent Master, Presiding

7:45 PM Ladies/Spouses – Special program for Candidate’s and Member’s spouses/ladies – Auditorium

8:00 PM 4° – “Master Traveler” – Full Ceremonial Form – AASR Lodge Room
Ill. John G. Myers, 33°, Degree Master

9:00 PM End of degree work for the evening

SATURDAY, November 2, 2013

8:30 AM Class Registration/Instruction – AASR Lodge Room
Member Registration – Various Entrances

8:45 AM 14° – “Grand Elect Mason” – Full Ceremonial Form – Auditorium
Bro. Ronald L. Barndt, 32°, MSA, Degree Master

10:00 AM Opening – Altoona Council, Princes of Jerusalem, 16°
Bro. John A. Leipchack, 32°, Sovereign Prince, Presiding

10:10 AM 15° – “Knight of the East” – Full Ceremonial Form – Auditorium
Ill. Ducan A. McIntyre, 33°, Degree Master

11:30 AM Lunch – Jaffa Dining Hall

12:30 PM Class Picture/Election of Officers/Class Instruction (Hat Talk/Jurisdiction Talk)

1:30 PM Opening – Altoona Chapter of Rose Croix, 18°
Bro. Michael H. Duminiak, 32°, MSA, Most Wise Master, Presiding

1:45 PM 18° – “Knight of the Rose Croix of H.R.D.M.” – Full Ceremonial Form -Auditorium
Ill. John D. Kline, II, 33°, Degree Master

2:45 PM Opening – Altoona Consistory, 32°
Ill. John D. Kline, II, 33°, Commander-in-Chief, Presiding

3:00 PM 19° – “Brothers of the Trail” – Full Ceremonial Form – Auditorium
Ill. Duncan A. McIntyre, 33°, Degree Master

4:00 PM 31° – “Knight Aspirant” – Full Ceremonial Form – Auditorium
Ill. Lloyd C. Sorge, 33°, Degree Master

5:00 PM Reception of Guests – Auditorium

5:15 PM 32° – “Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret” – Full Ceremonial Form – Auditorium
Ill. Ronald R. Yoder, 33°, Degree Master

6:00 PM Presentation of Lapel Pins and Candidate Diplomas

Notes: The Reunion Banquet will be held on Friday evening…all candidates and their ladies would be in attendance…ladies get a chance to learn something about Scottish Rite as well as some entertainment to be announced

We will have the three presentations at the dinner (1 33rd and 2 MSAs and have the class honoree speak on Saturday)

All Presiding officers need to be in attendance on Friday night as well as all day Saturday for the class picture.