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									16                      Pasadena Scottish Rite Bulletin
          Scottish Rite Calendar                                                                                                   Ancient & Accepted
                                                                                                                                                                                                                Pasadena
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                Rite
                         JANUARY                                                                                                     Lodge of Perfection
                                                                                                                               M. Bruce Chubbuck, 32º KCCH
Friday, January 2                                                                                                                     Venerable Master
Consistory                                                                                                                         Chapter of Rose Croix
6:30 P.M. Dinner                                                                                                               Michael C. Arnold, 32º KCCH
8:00 P.M. Stated meeting                                                                                                                 Wise Master
Election of Officers                                                                                                                 Council of Kadosh
8:00 P.M. Women’s Association                                                                                                    Jon R. Ericson, 32º KCCH
                                                                                                                                         Commander
Monday, January 12 & 26                                                                                                                  Consistory
Band Rehearsal                                                                                                                   Carlos A. Martinez, Jr., 32º
7:00 P.M. Downbeat                                                                                                                    Master of Kadosh
9:00 P.M. Last Beat
                                                                                                                                             All Bodies
Friday, January 16                                                                                                         James F. Halladay, 33º                  Almoner
7:00 P.M. Installation Practice                                                                                            Richard Mosher, 33º           Assistant Almoner
                                                                                                                           Carl T. Nelson, Jr., 32º KCCH   Assistant Almoner
                                                                                                                           Harold M. Hand, 33º                     Treasurer
Friday, January 23
                                                                                                                           Henry H.P. Wilkins, 33º G. C.           Secretary
6:00 P.M. Grand Master’s Reception                                                                                         LeRoi Crandall, 33º              Ass’t. Secretary
6:30 P.M. Dinner                                                                                                           W. Joseph Ryland, 33º             Ass’t Treasurer
8:00 P.M. Installation of Officers                                                                                         James Davis, 32º                            Tiler
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                                                                                                                                                                               Pasadena, CA 91101-1710
                                                                                                                                                                               150 North Madison Avenue
                                                                                                                                                                               Pasadena Lodge of Perfection
                        FEBRUARY

Friday, February 6
Lodge of Perfection
6:30 P.M. Dinner
8:00 P.M. Stated meeting
8:00 P.M. Women’s Association

“Truth, in act, profession, and opinion, is rarer now than
in the days of chivalry. Falsehood has become a current coin,
and circulates with a certain degree of respectability; because
it has an actual value. It is indeed the great Vice of the Age --
it, and its twin-sister, Dishonesty.” - Albert Pike
                                                                                                                                                        Pasadena, CA



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                      In MeMorIaM                                                                                          Carlos A. Martinez, Jr., 32°
                                                                                                                                       Master of Kadosh
             Lyle J. Moore, 32º, Arcadia-San Gabriel Lodge # 278                                                                         Consistory
                              October 11, 2008
                                                                                                                         “An Alternative to the Cubical Stone”
                      Gustave R. Touth, 32°, Inglewood Lodge                                                             Farewell message as Master of Kadosh
                                 October 31, 2007                                                                        My Masonic Destiny has taken me to
                                                                                                                a number of Fraternal abodes, among them (of
                   May Almighty God, in his infinite mercy,                                                     course!) my former Mother Lodge, Pasadena
                 Grant that we may meet again, to part no more.                                                 No.272, and my present Adoptive Lodge,
                                                                                                                Claremont No.436 - two groups of Brethren
                         Good Cheer Report                                                                      with whom, notwithstanding my share of
                                                                                                                unpleasant experiences, I have shared some
                                        December 5, 2008
                                                                                                                rather felicitous and unforgettable moments.
                                                                                                                During the course of these tempestuous
          Harold Justice, 32° and Potentate of Al Malaikah Shrine
                                                                                                                Masonic “travels”, I arrived at one particular
                                  Surgery
                                                                                                                port and city where I am yet to feel un-welcomed and un-wanted… the
                                                                                                                Valley of Pasadena. Destiny had it in store that my membership in the
                     Childhood Language Center                                                                  Scottish Rite of Free-Masonry became my sole official activity within this
               Contributions Recorded in November 2008                                                          particular Grand Jurisdiction in the State of California. It is, therefore,
                                                                                                                with much Gratitude, Humility and Hope that I dedicate to you, my
Alhambra Lodge # 322                                            “365 Club” Language Center                      Brethren of the Pasadena Scottish Rite, this Distinct and hopefully
Ross & Eileen Benson                                                         Joan F. Mamey                      Compelling Metaphor of the “Cubical Stone”.
William Rook                                                                    “365 Club”                               During my tenure as an official Mason, I have not been able
                                                                                                                to encounter many exact coincidences over themes of study and the
                                       On the Cover                                                             interpretation of symbols, starting with the very definition of Masonry.
                                                                                                                Everything I have read and heard has a different “tinge”, approach, focus,
            It’s hard to believe that this is what the Washington Monument looked like for over 20 years, but   viewpoint and appreciation, depending on the interlocutor and/or book.
around 1856 construction on the Monument effectively stopped and didn’t resume until 1879. The cover
photo was taken in 1860. The cornerstone was laid in 1848 and the capstone in 1884. Why did construction
                                                                                                                There are, however, few curious unanimities - and from that isolated
stop? The simple answer is that the money ran out. The more complicated answer is that the Know Nothing         ensemble I have extracted two determining concepts: One of them, is
Party took control of the project from the Washington National Monument Society (WNMS) and couldn’t
keep the project going. When they turned control back to the WNMS, the Civil War started and that delayed
                                                                                                                that a stone symbolizes a human being, and a cubical stone symbolizes his
construction. Congress didn’t appropriate more money for construction until 1876. After removing the            state of perfection, polished and ready for the construction of the Temple;
colonnade from the design construction resumed in 1879, some three years later.
            Robert Mills, who designed the Treasury Department building and the Penn Quarter’s very own
                                                                                                                And the other, is that all symbols are subject to free interpretation. And
U.S. Patent Office building (now the National Portrait Gallery/American Art Museum), is the architect of the    supported on this second understanding I share with you the following:
Washington Monument.
Photo Credit: Shorpy, The 100-Year-Old Photo Blog
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THE CUBICAL STONE                                                                  Worshipful David Decker as Grand Orator in 2002.
                                                                                       He was responsible for the restructuring of our leadership programs during
                                                                                   his tenure as Chairman of the Leadership Development Committee and served
         Man is inducted into the Order as a stone in brute state. Aided
                                                                                   as Chairman for our Sesquicentennial Year Committee and Chairman of the
by his Brothers he shall begin to polish it trying to achieve its perfect          Research Committee. He has served on many other committees and regularly
shape, the cubical stone. Once this objective is accomplished, the cubical         instructs at our Lodge Management Certification Workshops, Wardens
stone shall fit in with the others and will become another block in the            Leadership Retreats and Inspectors Seminars. He has also served on the
construction of the cathedral.                                                     California Masonic Foundation, California Masonic Memorial Temple and Nob
                                                                                   Hill Corporations.
         The stone (man) thus furbished, can coincide with its four
                                                                                             Most Worshipful Adamson is a member of the Scottish rite, York
neighbors, the two situated to either side of it, and the other two                Rite and Shrine. In Scottish Rite, he was the Venerable Master of the Lodge
supporting it and resting on it. The other two facing the interior and             of Perfection in the Valley of Los Angeles, and in 2003 was coroneted a 33rd
exterior shall be equally polished and smooth.                                     Degree Inspector General Honorary. He is a member of all three bodies of
         If the work of the polisher has been satisfactory, either one of the      the York Rite and served as Grand Orator for the Grand Council of Cryptic
                                                                                   Masons in 2004. He is a member of St. Gabriel Conclave of the Red Cross of
four faces/sides of the stone can fulfill any of its functions: to fraternize
                                                                                   Constantine, the San Juan de Los Angeles Council, the Allied Masonic Degrees,
with its neighbors, to support itself on the one below it, to sustain the one      the National Sojourners and Heroes of 76. He is a member of Al Malaikah
above it, to show a smooth and homogeneous face to the parish who visit            Shrine Temple where he currently serves on the Los Angeles Shrine Hospital
the temple, or to withstand with the same terse surface the inclemencies of        Board. In addition, he is a Past President of the Southern California Past Masters’
the exterior.                                                                      Association and a member of the Royal Order of Scotland.
                                                                                   A graduate of California State University, Los Angeles, Larry served as President
         The cubical stone is also interchangeable. The Master craft-man
                                                                                   of the Statewide Alumni Council, which represents the 23 campuses of the
can choose the place and height of the row of stones he shall use. Their           California State University System, and in 1996 was named as its Alumni
faces, exhibited to the exterior and to the eyes of the congregation praying       Volunteer of the Year. In December, 2004, he was appointed to the very
inside the cathedral, are also relatively indifferent for they are all equal, if   prestigious position of Trustee of the California State University System which
the work was done right.                                                           is responsible for education policy and governance over the system’s 480,000
         I must point out, however, that this symbolism of perfectly               students.
                                                                                       He was District Chairman for the Los Angeles Council of the Boy Scouts of
polished stones, with like faces, like size, same cubical shape, and               America, and President of the Los Angeles Morning Rotary Club. In January of
performing the same function wherever placed does not coincide with my             2005, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors confirmed Most Worshipful
idea of Equality.                                                                  Adamson to serve as Commissioner of the Los Angeles Homeless Services
         The faces/sides of these stones – polished with diverse dexterity –       Commission, which he chaired in 2007 and 2008.
are firmly joined by the Master craft-man by means of a mortar that turns          Most Worshipful Adamson is currently the President and Chief Administrative
                                                                                   Officer of the Midnight Mission, the preeminent social service agency serving
them into a whole. This mortar unites them and separates them at the               the poor and homeless in Los Angeles. Before that, he completed a very
same time. They have neither contact nor face-to-face, independently of            successful 23-year career with the Automobile Club of Southern California
the love and zeal with which they were hewn and polished.                          where he retired as Vice President of Administration and Automotive Services.
         This, I must also point out, does not coincide with my idea of                      Larry and his wife Lynn met in high school and live in Santa Clarita, a
Fraternity.                                                                        community just north of Los Angeles. They have been married for 34 years and
                                                                                   have two married daughters, both of whom are elementary school teachers and
         This cathedral-building serves only to show us a modest glimpse           are majority members of Jobs Daughters Bethel No. 249, Newhall. They have a
of our more monumental past.                                                       grandson and a granddaughter, and the Most Worshipful is honored to have two
         Cathedrals were erected on prairies, and prairies are the closest         sons-in-law that are members of Old West Lodge No. 813 as well.
resemblance of a flat landscape. Geometrically, they are a plane, and a
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                                                                                     plane has two dimensions. There is, therefore, no aesthetic commitment
                                                                                     with nature. Not even the rough ashlar (brute stone) that every Mason
                                                                                     chisels originates there.
                                                                                              These cathedrals barely propped themselves on the ground to
                                                                                     stretch forth their fingers toward the infinite sky, supposed residence of
                                                                                     God. In their journey to the heavens, the cathedrals left along the way
                                                                                     the smallness of the human being who actually raised them. They were
                                                                                     not built in proportion to Man. They intended to elevate Man to the
                                                                                     “standards” of God. The stones could only reach as high as where the
                                                                                     cubical stones of the Masons could support them. And there we still have
                                                                                     the cathedrals – still standing as proof of this endeavor.
                                                                                              In spite of their noble purpose, the cathedrals built by our fore-
                                                                                     brothers were not a home to anyone. There, people gathered together, but
                                                                                     only one man spoke; He did not speak to the congregation; He raised his
                                                                                     voice trying to reach even higher than that Temple which the Masons had
                                                                                     already stretched to the maximum possible altitude… and there was no
                                                                                     response.
                                                                                              The cubical stone constructed enormous, beautiful cathedrals.
                                                                                     There were elevated pious prayers for Justice, and Justice did not come.
       Grand Master of Masons in California                                          Peace was implored, and there was no Peace. Love was offered… and there
                                                                                     was never a response.
        Most Worshipful Larry L. Adamson                                                      At this point, I must be frank and admit that the cubical stone
                                                                                     and its cathedrals do not encourage my yearnings for Liberty either.
         A native Californian and fifth-generation Mason, Most Worshipful
Larry L. Adamson was raised a Master Mason on February 27, 1973, in Triangle                  In keeping with the Constitution that governs us, I cannot
Lodge No. 548. He affiliated with his father’s Lodge, Palms-Adams No. 512,           support a motion of [revision] over the absolute allegory of the cubical
where he served as its Master in 1989, and which later consolidated and became       stone and its cathedrals, without presenting an alternative.
Sunset Lodge No. 369 in Santa Monica. In 1998, he became a plural member of                   That, I shall attempt to do, knowing that I may confront that
Old West Lodge No. 813 in Newhall near his home.                                     endemic and fanatical illness which, sadly, nowadays still infects our
   Most Worshipful Adamson began his affiliation with our Craft when he
joined the Order of DeMolay in 1965. He is a Past Master Councilor, Past             Brethren. I am talking about Euro-Centrism. This ailment is manifested
League President, and holds the honors of Chevalier and the Legion of Honor.         through the conviction that all Non-European things are worthless and
Additionally, he served the order as a Chapter Advisor for five years and a League   unimportant.
Advisor for three years, is a Past Dean of the Southern California Preceptory,                With that stated, and without meaning to debase the deep-felt
and served for five years as the Associate Bethel Guardian of Bethel No. 249 in      symbol which, to many, the cubical stone and the European cathedrals
Newhall, International Order of Jobs Daughters.
   He has a distinguished career of service with our Grand Lodge, spanning           represent, I present to your consideration another symbol and another
over twenty years. He has served as a Trustee of our Masonic Homes and was           structure. Another stone and another edifice: the Inca Stone and the
the inaugural President of our Acacia Creek Adult Living Corporation. He             Complex of Machu Pichu.
served Most Worshipful R. Stephen Doan as Grand Marshal in 1992, and Most                     The Inca Stone does not follow the concept of Cube, even though
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it also has been conceived and polished for building purposes. Each
one of them is totally different from the rest, be it in shape or in size. Its
individuality, however, does not impede it to integrate into a whole. But
                                                                                              Dinner Reservations
its lateral sides/faces, which should fit in with its neighbors, adopt their                    Stated Meeting Dinner
shapes and smoothness mutually. This is produced in such a way that their                           Friday, January 2, 2009
correspondence is complete.                                                                    Chicken Breast Florentine
          They are not interchangeable. Each one is where it should be,               Number of Reservations at $8.00 Per Person..................
retaining their difference. One can be enormous and the other small.                   Last Day for reservations: Wednesday, December 31
Another can be medium size and the other totally irregular. Their faces
coincide. The singularity of each stone adapts itself and corresponds with               dolores@pasadenascottishrite.org or 626-795-4213
its neighbors without losing itself.                                                 Fish available if requested when making your reservation.
          The fitting of the polished sides/faces of these stones is so perfect,
that even a small shaving blade cannot be introduced between them. There
is neither mortar nor religious ideology that unites them. Their contact is                         Annual Installation
intimate, face-to-face in truthful union.
          The Inca Stone cannot turn. The face it gives to the exterior is                           of Officers and
not polished for it is not necessary. It may feature a bas-relief or be totally                      Grand Master’s
unpolished. It makes no difference. They all integrate in a harmonious and
strong conjunction. It may be asymmetrical, but equally beautiful, strong,                             Reception
and performing the function for which it was designed.
          Performing its function, though different and personal,
integrating the other in depth, face to face and without cement, the Inca
                                                                                                Most Worshipful
Stone symbolizes the human being better than the cubical stone, which,
in light of this parallelism, appears dehumanized and uniform before my
                                                                                         Larry L. Adamson
eyes.                                                                              Grand Master of Masons in California - Installing Officer
          The city/complex of Machu Pichu has even more promising signs                              Friday, January 23, 2009
in its symbolism related to human beings. It is integrated in the summit                              Pasadena Scottish Rite
of a mountain, in an already tri-dimensional landscape, it is part of the                         150 N. Madison Ave, Pasadena
“Pacha Mama” (Mother Goddess Earth), and it is built more proportional
to man than any cathedral. But, its function – which is what makes any             Reception: 6:00pm • Dinner: 6:30pm • Installation: 8:00pm
undertaking human – is only subject to speculations, and not to any                                     Cost: $15.00
certainty.                                                                                              Public Invited
          Placing the Inca and the Cubical stones side by side, we know that                      Please make reservations by January 13th.
one was used to build cathedrals and the other the construction of Machu                                   Phone: 626.795.4213
                                                                                                            Fax: 626.795.1487
Pichu, an edifice [that] still bewilders the imagination of mankind. In
                                                                                                                   e-mail:
light of these truths and facts, I leave you all with a proposal as a legacy:                        dolores@pasadenascottishrite.com
I propose that we resume our original labors; the re-building of our Ideal
10             Pasadena Scottish Rite Bulletin                                                                  Pasadena Scottish Rite Bulletin                              7
                                                                                                    Societies; the societies of our ancestors and founding fathers; the New
  Degree Fee              $150.00
                                                                                                    Alexandrias; the Illuminated Societies for which our Brothers and Sisters
  Cap                      $50.00                                                                   bled and burned; the Societies where the Dignity of man, woman, elder
  ring (OptiOnal)         $105.00
                                                                                                    and child alike will no longer be based on his/her race, gender, age, views,
                                                                                                    creeds, life-styles and preferences; The societies which we Scottish Rite
                                                                                                    Free-Masons have a duty to build, block by block, starting in our homes,
                                                                                                    places of business/employment, and, of course, in our Lodge(s) and
                                                                                                    Valley(s).
                                                                                                             As I come to the end of my service as Master of Kadosh in our
                                                                                                    dear Valley of Pasadena, I ask that you forgive my involuntary absences
                                                                                                    of the last few months, and instead I share with you my contentment
                                                                                                    for what seems to be a second chance from the G:.A:.O:.T:.U:. I thank
                                                                                                    you all for your concern and encouragement, and I hereby commend my
                                                                                                    fellow Masters on the effectiveness of their work, and the Officers of the
                                                                                                    Consistory who discharged their duties in the most dedicated possible
                                                                                                    manner. Thank you and may you all have a Safe, Sound and Prosperous
                                                                                                    New Year 2009!




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Mission Statement of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, USA

It is the mission of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, USA, to improve its
members and enhance the communities in which they live by teaching and emulating the principles
of Brotherly Love, Tolerance, Charity, and Truth while actively embracing high social, moral, and
spiritual values including fellowship, compassion, and dedication to God, family and country.
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   Please Lend Your Support to the                                                                The P.R.’s Corner
                                                                                         Ill. Henry H. P. “Herb” Wilkins, 33º G.C.
Pasadena Childhood Language Center
                                                                                       Once again it is time for “changing
          A New Year is beginning and as the case has been for the past 12    of the Guard”. Our Installation on January
years, it is a time full of excitement and promise. The Pasadena Scottish     23rd brings the Grand Master of Masons
Rite Childhood Language Center is energizing and combined with a              in California to serve as our Installing
sense of past service to children, and our opportunities for the future,      Officer. As a good friend of mine, it will be
we are motivated. Broadening and enriching the assistance for children        a pleasure to welcome Larry Adamson, The
with speech and language problems is our goal.                                Grand Master.
          We need your help. It’s not the amount you give. Each gift, great            Throughout our area of influence
and small, signifies a heartfelt affirmation of your Scottish Rite Charity.   there are members of our Valley moving
          Our sincere thanks to all of you who help the Pasadena Scottish     into leadership positions in their Lodges.
Rite Childhood Language Center sustain its unparalled excellence. We          Mark Berasley, 32º will be Sr. Warden and
appreciate your interest and depend upon your support.                        Nathaniel Stiles, 32º Jr. Warden of Wisdom
                                                                              Lodge #202 in Pasadena. Jeff Yates, 32º, is
            California Scottish Rite Foundation – Pasadena                    slated to be Master of Burbank Lodge #406. Melvin Layug will move to
           150 North Madison Avenue, Pasadena, Ca. 91101                      Master of Lancaster #437. John Acosta, 32º, KSA moves into Master of
                                                                              Alhambra Lodge #322. The new President of Arcadia Hi Twelve #330 is
                       Musical Notes                                          Kenneth Borcher, 32º.
                                                                              Congratulations to all.
                     by Ill. Don Johansen, 33˚                                         It was our pleasure to present recently the 50 year Certificate of
                           Band Manager                                       Membership in the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite. Along with the
                                                                              lapel pin, to Brother Kahn Quan, 32º at his home in Monterey Park. This
        Happy New Year 2009 to all of you, our Masonic family, from           honorable duty was on behalf of the Scottish Rite Valley of Birmingham,
your Pasadena Scottish Rite Concert Band members. The band will               Alabama of which Brother Quan is a member.
perform their concerts at your blue lodge and other Masonic affiliated                 The Annual trip to Laughlin Nevada is scheduled for March 15-
bodies at no monetary charge. Our musical library consists of the 30ís        16-17. Details forthcoming.
40ís 50ís big band era, Christmas, Marches, Patriotic, Dixieland and
Broadway Musical show tunes. A few events which the band usually                             Women’s Association News
performs are; Christmas, Constitution, Lodge Anniversary, Hiram                                    By Karen Oaks, President
Awards, Family Nights, Patriotic, Veterans Day and Widows Night.
Your band consists of 20 musicians. Our average playing time is 45-60                   Please come and join us in January as we begin our new year
minutes. Have your Entertainment Chairman contact us at least six             together. With the holiday season over, we will be busy helping with the
weeks in advance, that we may clear our calendar for you special event.       up-coming installation and Valentine’s Party. Come and participate.
You may contact us at (626) 795-4213.                                         See you in January 2009.

								
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