ONE DAY BLUE LODGE AND SCOTTISH RITE JOURNEY
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29, 2016 HARRISBURG OR READING CONSISTORY
The morning session beginning at 7:45 am thru 11:50 am is dedicated to the Blue Lodge conferrals of the Entered Apprentice, Fellow Craft and Master Mason degrees. Lunch is served at noon followed by the opportunity to continue the Masonic Journey in the afternoon to become a 32 Scottish Rite Mason.
The opportunity to advance From EA, FC, and MM to become a 32 Scottish Rite Mason in one single day is a unique experience for newly made Masons. It is also an opportunity for those who paused in their Masonic Journey as 14 Grand Elect Masons to continue their progression to complete the requirements of becoming a 32Åã Scottish Rite Mason.
There are 4,800 Master Masons in the Valley of Lancaster of which almost all of the 1,550 have completed the requirements to be a 32 Scottish Rite Mason. Ten Percent of the 1,550 are 14 Grand Elect Masons who have not completed their journey to become a 32 Scottish Rite Mason. So the challenge is before every Master Mason to identify and invite men to join our fraternity. The times have changed from traditional progressive steps in the past. We must respond to the times making adjustments to our past practices. And there is no better time than NOW to show how we can grow our fraternity with men of all ages by inviting them to join our organization.
The task is upon us to identify and invite new members to the fraternity. Each Blue Lodge has its own fee schedule however huge savings can be achieved in our Scottish Rite Offer to eliminate fees for joining the Scottish Rite. The cost to join Scottish Rite in the Valley of Lancaster is $60.00 for Lodge of Perfection and either $41.00 for Harrisburg Consistory or $52.00 for Reading Consistory. Contact the Valley of Lancaster Secretary for a petition and get started today in our search for new members.
Send Petitions to: Bruce H. Jackson, 33° P.T.P.M., Secretary