RITENEWS
VALLEY OF JOPLIN
MONTHLY NEWS LETTER
DECEMBER 2021 EDITION

UPCOMING EVENTS

November 29th-December 6th Happy Hanukkah

Saturday December 11th:  Officer Meeting in Ozark 9:00 AM

December 14th-29th:  OFFICE WILL BE CLOSED.  Tamara is having surgery.  Please keep her in your prayers.

December 25th:  Merry Christmas

December 29th: CINEMATIC REUNION ONE YEAR ANNIVERSARY SHOW. This Reunion will feature our Most Worshipful Brother Ty G. Treutelaar, 32°KCCH, Grand Master, Grand Lodge of Missouri!  Below is the Time Table for this event.   If you plan to participate in the Valley's Watch Party please RSVP the Office at (417)-623-3219 by December 13th.  We will open the Cathedral and have refreshments.

TIME TABLE FOR THE EVENING

5:30 Cathedral Opened

6:00 Interactive chat Opens

6:30 Pre-Show

7:00 Scottish Rite Degrees

Program to conclude by 9:30 PM

ROBERT BURNS' SUPPER JANUARY 29, 2022 at HICKORY HILLS CC in SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI.

This is our Valley's largest annual fund raising event benefitting Joplin RiteCare.  The Cost is just $125.00 per attendee or $1000.00 for a table of eight.  In addition to the five course meal, this Black Tie event will feature various toasts, information about our children's' charity, a silent auction, and a well stocked bar.  Mark your calendars, plan to attend, and help us make this the most successful one yet.

 

COVID-19 UPDATE

As a Valley, we want to do all we can to keep everyone as safe as possible from the virus.  To that end, continue to wash your hands often, maintain social distance, stay home if you are symptomatic, and abide by your local city ordinances.

 

SICKNESS AND DISTRESS
In our Valley we have Brothers, their wives, and in some case their children suffering from disease, sickness, pain, or distress.  Let us than remember to daily lift up those around us.  Let us speak kindly, one to another, and let us continually treat each other as the Brothers of our Adoption that we define ourselves as.


"...They lived upon the level and parted upon the square..."
Please keep the following departed Brothers' families in your prayers.

Please remember in your prayers Brother Tom Ross as he heals from heart surgery, Ill. Brother John Pace as he continues cancer treatments, and Ill. Brother Nick Breedlove whose wife Tamara is scheduled for kidney stone removal surgery.

MEMBERSHIP DUES
Dues may be paid by mailing them to the Valley address, which is 505 South Byers Ave. Joplin, MO 64801, calling the office at 417-623-3219, or online at the Supreme Council's website. (http://dues.scottishrite.org).  If there is an issue preventing you or inhibiting you from paying your dues, let us know as soon as possible.  We are here for you and will work with you to resolve the problem.

Endowed or Lifetime Memberships are available.  The guidelines set by Supreme Council state that a member in good standing with his Lodge of Perfection and whose dues are paid to date may purchase an Endowed Life Membership and thereby be relieved from further payment of dues, subject to the provisions set forth.  The cost of the Endowed Life Membership is currently $2700.00 and may be paid either at once or over the course of a year.  If you have any questions or if this is something that you are interested in investing in, call the office at 417-623-3219 or email us at Valleyofjoplin@gmail.com

ROSE CROIX FUNERAL SERVICE
This Beautiful Masonic service is available to any Scottish Rite Mason who has obtained his 18th Degree and whose family requests it.  If you are interested in being apart of the Rose Croix Funeral Degree please call the office at 417-623-3219 and we will provide you with a copy of the ritual. 

HELP US STAY IN CONTACT WITH OUR BROTHERS
We want to ensure that each of our members know what is going on in the Valley of Joplin.  Please contact the office by phone (417-623-3219) or email (valleyofjoplin@gmail.com) with any changes to your home address, telephone numbers, or email addresses.  You can also review and edit your information online with the Supreme Council at http://update.scottishrite.org

JOIN US IN WISHING THE FOLLOWING BROTHERS A HAPPY BIRTHDAY COMING UP IN JANUARY:

Lon E. Bechtold, Brindon James Cadotte, Henry J. Gardner, David J Halbrook, Lance J. Harmon, Gabriel M. Highley, Vernon E. Hopkins, Nickolas Justin King, Eric H. Kostron, Alva W McDonald, Derek R. Mulvaney, Anthony K. Robertson, Sr., Bruce W. Stephens, John P. Tanner.