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Dedication of the Frank S. “Dad” Land 33°, GC Library & Museum

Preserving a Legacy of Excellence: Dedication of the Frank S. “Dad” Land 33°, GC Library & Museum

 

On September 27, 2017, the Kansas City Scottish Rite Foundation was proud to have Ill. Robert W. Cockerham, 33°, Sovereign Grand Inspector General in Missouri on-hand to assist our Valley in unveiling many enhancements to the Valley of Kansas City’s library and museum. There was a large crowd of excited members, dignitaries, and guests present for this historic occasion!

Frank S. "Dad" Land Knight Templar Sword

(“Dad” Land’s Templar sword, walking stick, and baton.)

The Valley of Kansas City’s newly dedicated library and museum is full of treasures and mementos of the Valley’s storied past. From President Truman’s petition for the Scottish Rite degrees, to Frank S. Land’s Knight Templar sword, these treasures needed to be protected.

After numerous discussions regarding this need to further protect the books and exhibits, the Kansas City Scottish Rite Foundation (KCSRF) initiated a plan to fund and construct attractive and secure doors. This will also allow the Valley to add a separate heating/cooling zone to maintain proper temperature and humidity required for these preservation efforts.

These dramatic changes inspired us to rededicate the library and museum. The KCSRF thought it should be named to honor a member of our Valley whose life had been a force for positive change. Early discussions resulted in the name of Brother Harry S Truman, 33°, but he already has a library with his namesake in Independence. The board quickly came to unanimous consensus to name the Library and Museum for a man whose legacy impacted the lives of millions of young men by teaching them the values of citizenship, leadership, and personal responsibility.

 

Harry S Truman Scottish Rite Petition

Photograph of Harry S. Truman’s “Petition for the Degrees [of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite]

In January of 1919, Frank S. Land, Director of the Kansas City Masonic Relief and Employment Bureau of the Scottish Rite, agreed to help a young man in need. Mr. Land had no idea that this was to become the beginning of an international Masonic Youth organization; he was merely following the tenets Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. A few months later, the Order of DeMolay was founded as a result of Frank S. Land answering that call for assistance.

 

Frank S Dad Land, 33°, GC Library and Museum - Entry Doors

Frank S Dad Land, 33°, GC Library and Museum – Entry Doors

The Valley of Kansas City decided it is time to answer the call and build on the Land legacy by creating a resource that is hoped will inspire a new community within the fraternity. We hope to host seminars, speakers, and traveling exhibits that focus on the history, development, and philosophy of Freemasonry. All of this will be possible thanks to the Frank S. “DAD” Land, 33° GC Library and Museum.

The KCSRF is currently raising money to finish the job by adding the climate control to protect the museum and library’s treasures. This project will cost between $25,000 and $30,000 to complete.

The First 100 Donors of at least $100 to the Kansas City Scottish Rite Foundation, Inc. with donations marked “FRANK S. “DAD” LAND, 33° GC LIBRARY AND MUSEUM” will be permanently recognized as members of the FRANK S. “DAD” LAND, 33° GC LIBRARY AND MUSEUM FOUNDER’S CLUB.

In recognition of their contribution, each will receive –

  • Permanent recognition in the library & museum with their name on a FOUNDER’S CLUB recognition plaque
  • An exclusive, BEAUTIFUL limited edition challenge coin

    Frank S. "Dad" Land Library and Museum - Founder's Club Challenge Coin

    Frank S. “Dad” Land Library and Museum – Founder’s Club Challenge Coin

 

PLEASE CONSIDER SUPPORTING THE CONTINUED DEVELOPMENT OF THE FRANK S. “DAD” LAND, 33°, GC LIBRARY AND MUSEUM VIA A DONATION USING THE FORM BELOW!


Founder’s Club Options



Tis’ the Season – to Give the Gift of Speech!

Happy Giving Tuesday!

 

During the next 24 hours, people around the world will come together to celebrate generosity and make an impact. Will you help us reach our goals this holiday season? Please say “yes” to help a child at your local RiteCare today!

Did you know…?

  • Nationally, we help fund about 170 RiteCare Childhood Language Programs
  • Nationally, many of our centers work in association with universities and hospitals providing top notch care
  • Nationally, RiteCare provides children with full diagnostic evaluation, treatment of speech, language disorders, and learning disabilities

GIVE NOW!

  1. https://www.scottishritestore.org/giving-tuesday.html
  2. http://www.moscottishrite.org/foundation/

 

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Frank S. “Dad” Land Masonic Library and Museum Founder’s Club

SUPPORT THE NEW “FRANK S. “DAD” LAND MASONIC LIBRARY AND MUSEUM”
AND
RECEIVE PERMANENT RECOGNITION AS A MEMBER OF THE “FOUNDER’S CLUB”

 

The First 100 Donors of at least $100 to the Kansas City Scottish Rite Foundation, Inc. with donations marked “FRANK S. “DAD” LAND MASONIC LIBRARY AND MUSEUM” will be permanently recognized as members of the FRANK S. “DAD” LAND MASONIC LIBRARY AND MUSEUM FOUNDERS CLUB.

In recognition of their contribution, each will receive –

  • Permanent recognition in the library & museum with their name on a FOUNDERS CLUB recognition plaque
  • An exclusive, BEAUTIFUL limited edition challenge coin
Frank S. "Dad" Land Library and Museum - Founder's Club Challenge Coin

Frank S. “Dad” Land Library and Museum – Founder’s Club Challenge Coin

 

Donations can be made by clicking the button below and completing an online order, or in person on the evening of the dedication.  We have included several options for donation amounts – please contact us if you would like to donate an amount not listed.  Also, if we’re going to need to ship the coin, please choose that option in the drop-down menu.


Founder’s Club Options



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2017 Kansas City Scottish Rite – Clays for Kids Fundraiser

You’re cordially invited to participate in this special event as a sponsor, as an individual shooter, or by sponsoring a group of five for your organization.

Awards will be given to the highest scoring teams and the top individual shooter. First time shooters are welcome and encouraged to participate.

All proceeds from this event will help support the CLDC’s mission to provide relief and assistance to children suffering from and afflicted with Aphasia, Dyslexia and other speech, language and hearing disorders and conditions.

The KCSR Childhood Language Disorders Clinic is tax exempt under section 501 (c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code, operated in partnership with Children’s Mercy Hospital.

    • When:  Saturday, September 9, 2017
      Registration: 8:00 – 9:00 a.m.
      Shotgun Start: 9:30 a.m.
    • Where: Powder Creek Shooting Park
      8601 Monticello Road
      Lenexa, Kansas  66227 913-422-5063  [ MAP ]
    • Details: Shooter registration includes, lunch & drinks, 12 or 20 guauge shotgun shells and clay targets. There will also be awards, door prizes and premium raffle drawings.

Contact Dan Woehrman at 816-810-0927 or Dan@CallenderPrinting.com for more information.

Complete details and sign-up available online at http://claysforkidskc.com/

Completed Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple

Dedication of the Frank S. “Dad” Land Masonic Library and Museum

The Kansas City Scottish Rite Foundation cordially invites you to the Inaugural Kansas City Scottish Rite Foundation Night. We will also dedicate the Frank S. “Dad” Land Masonic Library and Museum and anticipate a few exciting surprises connected with this!

 

WHEN?

  • September 27, 2017
  • Reception 6:30 PM
  • Dinner 7:00 PM

WHERE?

WHAT?:

Fundraising Dinner followed by a Charity Auction and the Library Dedication.

$25 per person will include a Grilled Steak Florentine, Smashed Seared Spuds w/ Cheddar Bacon & Chives, Orange Candied Carrots, Stewed Green Beans w/New Potatoes, Fresh Tossed Salad w/ Parsley Lemon Vinaigrette, Fresh Baked Breads, Strawberry Pie w/Fresh Whipped Cream, Apple Pie.

*Net proceeds from the Dinner will go to the preservation of the Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple.

Please RSVP ASAP by calling 816-561-2277!

 

Construction of the Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple

Construction of the Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple

 

Completed Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple

Completed Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple

 

Installing solar panels at the Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple

Installing solar panels at the Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple

Kansas City Scottish Rite Time Capsule Opened

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.

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KCTV5

Kansas City Scottish Rite Time Capsule Opening

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.

Join us for this historic occasion as we open the time capsule from our original Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple.

Join us for this historic occasion as we open the time capsule from our original Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple.

Valley of Kansas City Time Capsule

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:
http://fox4kc.com/2016/11/14/church-members-see-memories-go-up-in-smoke-as-historic-downtown-kansas-city-church-burns/

Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple Solar Power

Teddie E. Harrison, 33° Memorial Service

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