Monthly Archives: January 2014

Abbott Scholarships – DEADLINE March 1

Again this year, the Supreme Council of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction will be awarding scholarships to worthy candidates.  Applications are available online here:

http://www.scottishritenmj.org/Portals/1/images/Forms/AbbottScholarship.pdf

Those meeting the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • A Scottish Rite Mason of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction
  • A child of a Scottish Rite Mason of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction who is a high school senior or is currently enrolled at an accredited college or university, who has attained a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale
  • A member of DeMolay, Rainbow or Jobs Daughters in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction who is a a high school senior or is currently enrolled at an accredited college or university, who has attained a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale.

Applicant should complete the form and mail it to:

Mr. John Biddle
809 Walnut Street
Roaring Spring, PA 16673

Applications are to to Ill. Bro. Biddle no later than MARCH 1, 2014.  Applications received after that date will NOT be considered.

Scholarship winners are usually announced around June 1st.

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Officer Training Program & Executive Board Meeting

All officers and prospective officers should attend the annual Officer Training Program and all members are encouraged to attend to learn how the Valley works, what is in the works and offer your ideas on Valley programs.

 

Officer Training Program/Executive Board Meeting

Saturday, January 25, 2014

Jaffa Shrine Center – 9:00 AM

 

Tentative Agenda:

 

8:30 AM                      Coffee/Donuts

 

9:00 AM                      Welcome – Ill. JD Kline, 33°, Commander-in-Chief, Chair of Executive Board

 

9:10 AM                      Ill. Jack H. Speece, 33° – Nominating and Screening Committee

 

9:20 AM                      Ill. J. David Kline, 33° – Duties, Responsibilities, and Expectations of all

officers…including but not limited to:  Attendance at regular and executive board meetings…Dress…Reunions…MSA Selection…COD Meeting…Reunion Input…Supreme Council Meetings… Dialogue…Handouts…

 

                                                Trumpeteer – How it happens…what it costs…who gets it

 

Monthly Stated Meetings – What body is responsible when…program

contents…customary recognitions…opening and closing

 

10:15 AM                    Ill. Duncan P. McIntyre, 33° – Director of Work…Reunion/Degree Planning…Casts… 

“Book-End Concept” and “Core Values” defined

                                                                       

10:30 AM                    Ill. J. David Kline, 33° – Budget Preparation – What goes into it…how is it 

                                                managed…what can you spend…investments of the Valley

 

Secretary’s Duties and Responsibilities…how he can help you

 

10:45 AM                    Ill. JD Kline, 33° – Membership Brainstorming Ideas – Come prepared with at least one 

                                                idea to increase membership…

                                               

11:00 AM                    Executive Board Meeting –  Ill. JD Kline, 33°, Chair 

 

12:15 PM                    Lunch compliments of the Valley