The Joplin Scottish Rite recently launched an interactive virtual tour of their cathedral. Thanks to the photography of Mark Farbin, you can now explore the Joplin Scottish Rite Cathedral from the comfort of your own home (or while waiting in line for Chinese take-out … thanks smartphones!).
The cathedral “…is a two-story, concrete terra cotta social hall built in the Beauz-Arts style in 1923.” You can learn more regarding the history and architecture of this spectacular structure by visiting http://www.joplinaasr.com/building_history.htm.
Below please find links to the Missouri DeMolay letter and forms for the 2017 Missouri DeMolay State Conclave. We appreciate your kind assistance in this most worthwhile venture and look forward to having you with us at our 2017 Missouri DeMolay State Conclave over the Memorial Day weekend in Jefferson City. It has been the tradition that each Valley donate for a $500 full page. You can certainly do more if you desire. It would also be great to have the Valleys and any and all of you to be a Sponsor.
- 2017 DeMolay State Conclave Yearbook Ad information
- 2017 DeMolay State Conclave Sponsorship Information
- 2017 DeMolay State Conclave Masonic Family Letter
May God bless you in all your endeavors,
Robert W. Cockerham, PGM
News regarding the Valley of Joplin’s Spring 2017 Scottish Rite Reunion
Our Spring Reunion is just around the corner! We’ll host our 288th Valley of Joplin Scottish Rite Reunion honoring Illustrious Brother Lon Orr, 33°, on Friday, March 17 and Saturday, March 18, with both days’ registration beginning at 6:30am. We always need candidates! So if you know of a good Man and Mason that would want to join us in our mission, invite them to become a part of us! We’ll also be holding our Gathering of the XVII Scotch and Wine Tasting event on the evening of Thursday, March 16. Call the office to find out more about this special event!
We’ve made rooming arrangements at Candlewood Suites as in Reunions past. Their address is 3512 S. Rangeline Road in Joplin. You can reserve a Queen or Double room for $64.00 plus tax or a King room for $72.00 plus tax for March 16 or 17. Remember, you must mention the term “Temple Block” to insure the room rate! Your reservation must be made before March 6 cutoff date. After March 6, room pricing will be honored based on availability. Overflow has been arranged with the Best Western Oasis for Single-bed room at $61.00 plus tax. Be sure to make your reservation quickly! Call 417-623-9595 and reserve your room today!
I would also ask you to spread this information around as many of our Brothers don’t use email and won’t get this message! Thanks, Brethren! I hope we see you in Joplin!
We had a wonderful event at the Kansas City Scottish Rite last night! HUNDREDS of members and guests filled the beautifully restored Grand Ballroom for the opening of the time capsule from the original Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple. The event was attended by many Freemasons, community leaders, and dignitaries. See below for FOUR VIDEOS – 1.) a news clip from the Kansas City Star 2.) a news clip from Fox 4 News Kansas City 3.) A news clip from KCTV5 4.) a video filmed by one of the staff members.
Join us for this historic occasion as we open the time capsule from our original Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple. Scottish Rite Members may also take part in a discussion of VMAP from 4:30 to 6pm led by two well-known employees of the Supreme Council.
The original temple of the Scottish Rite, Valley of Kansas City was destroyed in a horrific fire recently. Out of the ashes, comes a chance to peer back into history through the lense of items contained in a time capsule. Click the link below for an excellent interview of our SGIG’s Personal Representative, Ill. Ben Kenney, 33° on KMBC Channel 9 News.
There have also been numerous articles in the local news including the following:
An article containing a portion of Ill. Brother Ben Kenney’s remarks can be read here: