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Scottish Rite Valley of Raleigh , NC

We are located at 1520 Caswell St, near the intersection of Wade Ave & Glenwood Ave.

Our stated meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM. We have a meal before each meeting at 6:30 PM.  All Scottish Rite Brethren are invited to attend our meals and stated meetings.


2017 Scottish Rite Honourmen

The honours weekend has come to a close. New friendships were made, old friendships renewed, and leaders recognized and honored. Congratulations to all. Michael Harding, our photographer, has posted all his photos from the weekend for access to download at no cost or or purchasing printed copies. Below are his three links:

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Grand Cross Presentation EVENT

A momentous occasion will take place on Sunday, December 3, at 2:00 pm. Illustrious Richard M. Ripley will be presented with the 33rd Degree Grand Cross. He will be one of only three Scottish Rite Masons in North Carolina to hold the prestigious title of, Grand Cross. It is the highest honor a Scottish Rite member can receive. The ceremony will begin at 2:00 pm in the dinning room of the Masonic Temple with refreshments to follow. The ceremony will be conducted by our own S.G.I.G., Illustrious Bill Brunk, 33°. Please support our own Col. Richard M. Ripley in receiving this great honor! Pass this information on to all Scottish Rite members you see and encourage them to attend. It is open to everyone, wives, friends non-Masons and anyone interested in Masonry in general. I look forward to seeing you on Sunday, December 3 at 2:00 pm.

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Grand Master's Roast

The NC Scottish Rite, Rite Care Foundation is hosting the annual Grand Master's Roast. The Roast will be held in Greensboro at the Masonic Temple on Friday, November 3, and will be a fun-filled event for the whole family. The reception begins at 6:30 pm and the dinner will be served at 7:00. A wonderful prime rib dinner with all the trimmings will be served. If you would like tickets, please contact me at 919-834-8873 ASAP. Tickets are $100 each with all the proceeds going to the Rite Care Foundation.

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Passing of Florence Crutchfield

GREENSBORO Florence Crutchfield, 88, died Monday, October 30, 2017 after a brief illness. Born in Durham on November 7, 1928, she was the daughter of Hubert and Lessie Howell. She was married to Dewey Crutchfield for 66 years. Full Article

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Diamond Jubilee - Robert 'Bob' Schafer

On March 29 2017, members of J.J. Crowder Lodge in Raleigh, NC, paid a visit to Worshipful Brother Bob Schafer at his North Raleigh apartment, where longtime friend Worshipful Brother Luigi Ammons presented Brother Schafer with a Diamond Jubilee certificate and pin celebrating his sixtieth year as a Master Mason. Brother Schafer was a gracious host, full of energy and wit, and regaled the visiting brothers with stories of masons past. Brothers Ammons, Walter Hereford, Fred Dean, Don Butto, Marc Fusco, and Richard Corbin celebrated the milestone with Brother Schafer in high style.

W. Bro. Schafer was born in Newark, NJ in 1932, and was raised to the Sublime Degree on February 2, 1957 at West Essex Lodge #40 in Caldwell, NJ. He worked in the pharmaceutical industry and eventually made the move to North Carolina, where his masonic career saw him serve as the Master of J.J. Crowder Lodge #743 in 1989 and as District Deputy Grand Master of the old 25th District. Brother Schafer was active in the Amran Shrine, Scottish Rite, and York Rite, where he served as both the Grand High Priest of the Royal Arch Chapter in NC in 1996 and faithfully served as the Grand York Rite Secretary for 16 years.

The brothers at J.J. Crowder #743 thank Brother Schafer for his years of service to our lodge and to greater masonry in North Carolina. He has set an example for all masons to emulate.

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Bro Ripley elected to receive Grand Cross

Please join me in congratulation Col. and Ill. Richard M. Ripley, 33° for being elected to receive the Thirty-Third Degree, "Grand Cross".

Brother Ripley was elected today to receive this high honor at the Biennial Session. The business session begins Monday morning at 9:00 am. Please congratulate Brother Ripley when you see him.

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History of the Scottish Rite Valley of Raleigh

Moving forward towards our Carle A. Woodruff Lodge of Perfection's 100th Anniversary, the Valley of Raleigh history has been documented and published by Brother Ludwik Wodka, 32° KCCH. Please support our Valley's history by adding this EXCELLENT book to your library. The order information is posted below to make your order. Thank you to Brother Wodka for his time and dedication to write and publish this history. I know you will enjoy reading this interesting book.

Here is the link to the page where to purchase the History of Scottish Rite Valley of Raleigh:
http://www.lulu.com/shop/ludwik-wodka/history-of-the-scottish-rite-valley-of-raleigh/hardcover/product-23294616.html

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2017 Biennial Session - Honor Recipients

Congratulations to the following brethren who received honors for the Scottish Rite Valley of Raleigh for the 2017 Biennial Session... The details of the Coronation and Investiture will be posted soon. Please congratulate these deserving members of our Bodies and support them by attending their ceremony on November 18 at the Winston-Salem Masonic Temple.

33°
  • Paul F. Menard
  • W. Kenneth Whichard
KCCH
  • Donald W. Butto Jr.
  • David B. Glass
  • Thomas R. Jackson, Jr.
  • J. Keith Morgan
  • J. David Oates, IV
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Subject: Thoughts about Memorial Day

Brethren,

Most of the time, we go about our day-to-day activities and don’t think a great deal about how fortunate we are. We live in the United States of America – the greatest country the world has ever known. Yes, we have problems (what doesn’t?), but it is still the country in which millions of people from around the world desire to live. It is the land of opportunity, the land of the free and the home of the brave.

It is to those brave men and women who have fought for our freedom that we owe so much. It is they who have ensured that we have the ability to rise from destitution and make something of ourselves. It is they who have provided us with the right to speak freely, to assemble peaceably, and to pursue happiness. From our fight for independence more than two hundred years ago to the World Wars of the twentieth century and the current conflict in the Middle East, those who wear the uniforms of our military have fought to protect us and to allow us to live in peace. Many of them did not return home.

This Memorial Day, as we grill some hamburgers and hot dogs, sip a sudsy beverage, and maybe watch our favorite team play ball, let us remember those who gave their all for our freedom. Let us say a prayer thanking them for their sacrifices, and let us remember to thank those who still serve on our behalf today. To the men and women of the United States Armed Forces, Scottish Rite Masons throughout the country extend our eternal gratitude. From the bottom of our hearts, THANK YOU!

Fraternally,
Bill
William B. Brunk, 33°
SGIG in North Carolina


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