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Joplin Scottish Rite Inaugural Family Picnic

Save the date! We’re holding our first ever Scottish Rite Family Picnic on Sunday, July 17, 2016! Bring your spouse or girlfriend, in-laws, kids, your favorite Masonic Brother, and anyone else that might enjoy a fun time in the park! It will be held at Finley River Park in Ozark, beginning at 2:00pm and lasting until dark, or whenever we get tired. Activities could include fishing, croquet, tennis, baseball, soccer, marbles, badminton, volleyball, basketball, or any other number of fun activities.

The event is free to our members and their guests, but we would ask you to help us out by bringing a covered dish. We would also like to ask our Scottish Rite Clubs to help! The Joplin Club has offered to bring drinks and the Ridge Runners Club has offered to bring some hamburger patties and hot dogs. What can your Club bring? We’re in need of brats, bread, and anything else that is typically needed at a cookout! Please let us know! Also if you have a singing group and some musical instruments, bring them out! We’d love to hear some good music in the park! Again, just let us know you plan on being there!

We’ve reserved the Pavilions in the park, so the event will go on, come rain or shine! Let’s make this a wonderful and glorious day of fun and Brotherhood at Ozark! Also be sure to keep an eye on your email for additional information about this great event! I look forward to hearing from you soon!

Fraternally,
Richard A. Lowrey
Executive Secretary
Valley of Joplin Scottish Rite
ValleyofJoplin@gmail.com

Joplin Scottish Rite in the News!

The Valley of Joplin has been in the news in a positive way!

Check out this article from the Joplin Globe  (http://www.joplinglobe.com/news/local_news/scottish-rite-restores-billiard-room-of-cathedral-to-former-glory/article_db47f265-708e-563e-af4d-abbf3d6048cc.html).

 

Brother Chris Hodapp (author of Freemasons for Dummies) also covers this story on his blog (http://freemasonsfordummies.blogspot.com/2016/05/aasr-valley-of-joplin-finishes.html).

 

2016 Missouri DeMolay State Conclave

Sweethearts, Moms, Brethren and Friends,

We are now only 23 days away from our Annual State Conclave and we’re looking forward to a most outstanding Memorial Day weekend in Jefferson City, Missouri.

As a reminder, Chapter registration is available at www.moconclave.org. Our online registration process makes it easy for you to manage your registration for your Chapter. We encourage you to share the link with your Chapter members, advisors and parents where many resources can be found including this year’s prices, and other important information; more information and resources will continue to be added as Conclave approaches. Each Chapter will need one individual (preferably the Chapter DAD or Chairman) responsible for the Chapter’s entire registration process online. If you have any questions about the registration process, please use the ‘Contact Support’ feature found on the registration website.

The registration deadline is May 10, 2016. Any registrations submitted after this date will incur a $25.00 late registration per person fee.

Don’t forget about the perks of bringing your friends to join DeMolay at State Conclave:

• Bring 3 Candidates to join DeMolay at State Conclave – and YOU go to Conclave for FREE!
*The first line signer must be the same on all three candidates.

To assist with the cost of Conclave, you can sell advertisements for our yearbook or find an organization to sponsor you.
Please find the links here:

• Yearbook Advertising (http://www.moconclave.org/downloads/yearbook_advertising.pdf)
• Sponsorship Opportunities (http://www.moconclave.org/downloads/sponsorship.pdf)

Also, ALL Chapters who have a Sweetheart who will be competing in the State Sweetheart Competition will receive a FREE Sweetheart and Chaperone registration for a contestant in the State Sweetheart Competition ($450.00 value).

Our Jurisdictional Officers and Conclave Committee have been hard at work planning what will prove to be one of the best yet! We hope to see you there.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Dad Cockerham
Executive Officer
Missouri DeMolay

The Valley of Kansas City Scottish Rite goes solar!

Cheers for the Kids 2016 RiteCare Benefit

Cheers for the Kids 2016 – Hannibal RiteCare Benefit

 

Promotional flier for "Cheers for the Kids 2016 - Hannibal RiteCare Fundraiser"

Those viewing this from their mobile phone can tap the phone number below to call and reserve tickets.

573-629-3577

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year

 

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Ill. Robert Cockerham, the Scottish Rite Orient of Missouri, and Missouri DeMolay

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from Ill. Robert Cockerham, the Scottish Rite Orient of Missouri, and Missouri DeMolay

Congratulations to the Orient of Missouri’s new 33°s!

Congratulations to the Orient of Missouri’s new 33°s!

Orient of Missouri's 2015 33° Coronation - Photo by Marsh Lukens

Orient of Missouri’s 2015 33° Coronation – Photo by Marsh Lukens

Scottish Rite Tough Mudder 2015

What is Tough Mudder?

Tough Mudder is a team­ oriented 10 – 12 mile (1820 km) obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit. Tough Mudder puts camaraderie over finisher rankings and is not a timed race but a team challenge that allows participants to experience exhilarating, yet safe, world­class obstacles they won’t find anywhere else.

Why Tough Mudder?

Other Scottish Rite Orients and Valleys across the Southern Jurisdiction have had great success in utilizing these events for team building, morale boosting, public awareness, membership recruitment, and much more. It is our goal to bring this same excitement to the Orient of Missouri.

Who can participate?

We’re looking for Scottish Rite brethren from across the Orient of Missouri to join our team on Saturday, October 10th, 2015. We’re hopeful that you will also bring with you your friends that may not be members of your Valley ­ or even Freemasonry; this can certainly be utilized to shine a light on the uniqueness of our craft. Women are welcome and encouraged to participate as well.

Please watch the video below. If you or someone that you know is interested in participating or supporting this event, please contact the Co­Chairmen of the Scottish Rite Tough Mudder Program for the Scottish Rite Orient of Missouri by e-mailing toughmudder@moscottishrite.org.

2015 Scottish Rite Tough Mudder of Missouri Survey

Brethren,

We need your feedback!

On October 10-11, 2015, Scottish Rite Masons from across the Orient will converge upon Montgomery City, Missouri to take on the “Tough Mudder” course and we’d like your input in a very brief online survey.

To access the online survey, go to: http://tinyurl.com/scottishritetoughmudder2015

Tough Mudder is a team-oriented 10-12 mile obstacle course designed to test physical strength and mental grit – an event that puts camaraderie over finisher rankings and is not a timed race. Tough Mudder is a proud supporter of Wounded Warrior Project®, and to date has raised over $6 million for that charity.

Other Orients across the Southern Jurisdiction have had great success in utilizing these events for team building, morale boosting, public awareness, membership recruitment, and much more. We’d like to do the same here in Missouri, but we need your help. We’re asking for only 3 minutes of your time today.

To access the online survey, go to: http://tinyurl.com/scottishritetoughmudder2015

Thank you in advance for sharing a few minutes today!

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Bro. Marsh Lukens, 32° K.C.C.H.
Bro. Jeff Kitsmiller, Jr., 32°
Scottish Rite Tough Mudder of Missouri Committee Co-Chairmen

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