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                                     SCOTTISH RITE PROGRESS
                                        Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Valley of Washington, Orient of the District of Columbia

                                Volume 3, No. 4                                                                                                    202-232-8155
                                March-April 2009                                                                                                        dcsr.org


SGIG’s MESSAGE . . .                                                                                  2009 Installation of Officers
                                                                                            Geoffrey Morell, 32° KCCH in his retiring remarks as Wise Master of
   When I sit at the computer to
                                                                                         The Evangelist Chapter of Rose Croix, commented that at this time of the
write the “Message” each quar-                                                           Changing of the Guard, it was important for new blood to be brought into
ter, it always brings me to a place                                                      leadership. The founders of the Fraternity in their wisdom saw that the an-
of forced focus where I reflect on                                                       nual renewal of leadership in our Chapters and Lodges, with our system of
recent Scottish Rite happenings                                                          elections and installation, was important for the life of the Fraternity. Men
and ponder our upcoming events.                                                          of all walks of life, from doctors and lawyers to craftsmen and truck drivers
However, it is difficult to do so at                                                     found common work and mutual respect in building and learning to run a
                                                                                         Lodge. The lessons in Masonry teach us not to be better than our neighbor
this time. Daily we are under the
                                                                                         but to be better than our selves.
constant media barrage of the nega-                                                         The evening’s activities were orchestrated by Ill. Mansour Hatefi, 33°
tive forces weighing on consumers,                                                       with his usual wit and humor; the inspiring installation done by our SGIG-
businesses, banks and the economy.                                                       Emeritus, Charles S. Iverson, 33°; jewel presentation to our out-going Heads
We hear of vanishing jobs, shrink-           Leonard Proden, 33º                         of Bodies handled with aplomb by our former Deputy, Ill. George S. Adams,
ing nest eggs, rising foreclosures,                                                      33°; and introductions of all 2009 Officers by SGIG, Leonard Proden. En-
tanking home values, stimulus packages, credit crunches, bail-                           tertainment was provided by the DC Boys Choir and the crowd of nearly 300
                                                                                         then repaired to the Refectory to a fine selection of nibbles accompanied by
outs, recession and the list goes on. Perhaps we are too close
                                                                                         the sounds of the Bill Harris Jazz ensemble. A fine evening, indeed.
to the City—as we well know, Washington is palpable and that                                                                                   See Pictures on Page 2
at times affects us all.
   I like to think of myself as an optimist and in spite of all the
negative headlines I believe positive acts from each of us can
                                                                                             Ceremony of Remembrance and Renewal
fuel our lives, our economy and our country. Assuming the                                                 Tuesday, March 17, 2009
collective good about us helps sustain the indomitable spirit of
                                                                                               Please join us in celebrating the lives of all those members
America that makes us the greatest country on Earth—then let
                                                                                             who have passed on within the past year, so that their spirit can
us continue as Scottish Rite Masons to do our part in contribut-                                  remain with us as we move forward in their absence.
ing to those individual acts of kindness that are cumulatively
stitched together to sustain our greatness. Enough rambling!                                    Dinner ~ 6:00 PM                Program ~ 7:00 PM
   How are we doing financially? Our quarterly meeting of                                          Members, Family and Friends are Welcome
the Trustees, Investment Committee, Foundation Board and                                         MAKE YOUR RESERVATION BY MARCH 12, 2009
representatives from our investment institution was held re-                                      Call: 202-232-8155 or Email: secretary@dcsr.org
cently and I am pleased to report we are still positioned to have
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dependable income and our losses have been minimized. Our
Investment Committee - comprised of William Harvey, Tim                                                            Scottish Rite Center
Bennett, Don Titus and John Vergalla - deserve much credit                                             2800 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC 20009
along with the young men from the investment firm holding
our accounts.                                                                                           Special Speaker’s Program
   Check out the calendar and website as good programs
and events from our new Heads of Bodies are happen-                                                  “Dispatches from below: Exploring
ing.                                                                                                          Cities of the Underworld”
                                                                                                  Discover exciting findings that relate to our craft.
   See you at the Rite!
                                                                                                Speaker:	      Don	Wildman,	Host	of	The	History	Channel’s	     	
  IN THIS ISSUE                                                                          	      	              Cities	of	the	Underworld
                                                                                         	      When:	         March	21,	2009
  Pictures of 2009 Installation of Officers ..........................Page 2             	      Where:	        Scottish	Rite	Center
  Calendar of Events ...........................................................Page 3   	      	              2800	16th	Street,	NW,	Washington,	DC	20009
                                                                                         	      Time:	         7:00	PM
  Golf Tournament ..............................................................Page 3   	      RSVP:	         Email:	secretary@dcsr.org	or	Call:	202-232-8155
  Presentation of Rings and Patents-Fall 2008 Class..........Page 3                      	      	              by	March	17,	2009
  Sick and Shut-Ins / Obituaries .........................................Page 4         	      Reception:	    Dessert	and	Coffee
Page 2                                                                                  Scottish Rite Progress                      March-April 2009


     2009 INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS




                                                     New Body Heads (l. to r.) Philip J. Palmer, Sr., 32° KCCH, Consistory; Armen
                                                     Simonian, 32° KCCH, Council; Ill. Lawrence N. Jolma, 33°, Chapter; Alexan-
                                                     der A. Olbrich, 32° KCCH, Lodge.




                                                                Photos	taken	by
                                                      William D. Means, 32° KCCH



                          SCOTTISH RITE PROGRESS
                           The Scottish Rite of Freemasonry

                                 GENERAL OFFICERS
 SGIG of the Supreme Council	............... Ill.	Leonard	Proden,	33°
 Secretary	............................................... Ill.	John	Vergalla,	33°
 Treasurer	............................................... Ill.	Paul	D.	Gleason,	33°
                              .
 Assistant Treasurer	............................... Carroll	J.	Collins,	32°	KCCH
 Almoner	................................................. Ill.	Thomas	J.	Yoder,	33°
                            .
 Assistant Almoner	 ................................. Yavuz	A.	Anahtar,	32°	KCCH
                         .
 Director of Work	.................................... Ill.	Charles	W.	Wagner,	33°
 Assistant Directors of Work	................... Ill.	Gordon	Lee	Ferguson,	33°
                                                               William	T.	Rule	II,	32°	KCCH
 Associate Chaplains	.............................. Rev.	Todd	W.	Kissam,	32°	KCCH
 	                                                             Rabbi	Randall	A.	Schoch,	32°	KCCH
 	                                                             Rev.	Canon	Daniel	D.	Darko,32°	KCCH
 	                                                             Rev.	Canon	Michael	M.	Marrett,	32°
 Physician	............................................... Sissay	Awoke,	32°	KCCH
 Tilers	...................................................... Kishore	S.	Thota,	32°
 	                                                             Christopher	R.	Mullaney,	32°
March-April 2009                                              Scottish Rite Progress                                                   Page 3

                                                                                                       Golf Tournment
                                                                                                      Volunteers Needed
                                                                                            Please mark your calendars as this year the DC
                                                                                          Scottish Rite will host the Annual Grand Lodge
                                                                                          Golf Tournament at newly completed Lake Presi-
                                                                                          dential Golf Club in Upper Marlboro, on June 29th
                                                                                          2009, to raise money for The Children’s Language
                                                                                          Disorders Clinic. Lake Presidential Golf Course is
                                                                                          ranked by Golf Digest as the 9th top public golf
                                                                                          course in the United States. Organizing volun-
                                                                                          teers, corporate sponsors, lodge sponsors, and
                                                                                          individual sponsors are needed to help make this
                                                                                          the charity fund raiser of the year! If you can help
                                                                                          or for more information please call the DC Scottish
                                                                                          Rite Office 202-232-8155.
                                                                                             .
              Calendar of the
           Scottish Rite Center for
           March, April, May 2009
                             MARCH
 3rd
           Mithras Lodge of Perfection                      7:30 PM
           Presentation of Rings and Patents to the Fall 2008 Class

 10th      Evangelist Chapter of Rose Croix	                7:30	PM
 17th      REMBEMBRANCE AND RENEWAL-TUESDAY
             Dinner ............................6:00 PM                                Is Caffeine Worth The Kick?
             Program ..........................7:00 PM                       Caffeine has its lovers and detractors. Recall in College late
             RSVP Requested                                               night cramming for exams or the long night ride home trying to
 21st      SPECIAL SPEAKER’S PROGRAM                        7:00 PM       stay awake, or the constant need for energy to perform our daily
             Dessert Reception following program                          work each day. For most it may seem like a harmless boost, but
 24th      Albert Pike Consistory                           7:30 PM       for those suffering from type 2 diabetes or with weight problems
                                                                          or high blood glucose levels that caffeine may be one more fac-
                              APRIL                                       tor pushing them over the edge of danger. Researchers at Duke
                                                                          University studying the effects of caffeine found that diabetics can
 7th       Mithras Lodge of Perfection                      7:30 PM
                                                                          better control their blood sugar through the elimination of caffeine.
 14th      Evangelist Chapter of Rose Croix	                7:30	PM       When caffeine was consumed, glucose levels immediately rose 8
                                                                          percent, however when consumed with meals the effect was even
 21st      Robert De Bruce Council of Kadosh                7:30 PM
                                                                          greater. After breakfast the increase was 9 percent, after lunch
 28th      Albert Pike Consistory                           7:30 PM       15 percent and after dinner 26 percent (Diabetes Care 08;31:221-
                                                                          222). Those attempting to control their blood sugar by diet and
                               MAY                                        exercise should take note. It can even affect those trying to lose
 5th       Mithras Lodge of Perfection                      7:30 PM       weight. Caffeine triggers the release of adrenalin which makes
                                                                          cells less responsive to the effects of insulin. This results in in-
     8th    SPRING REUNION                                                creased insulin levels and higher blood sugar levels. This excess
            Registration                           4:00-5:15 PM           glucose then sticks to cell membranes and is converted to the sugar
            Recess to Saturday                          9:15 PM           alcohol sorbitol which destroys nerves and contributes to diabetic
                                                                          retinopathy, neuropathy and kidney failure.
     9th    SPRING REUNION
            Class Reports, light breakfast              8:00 AM                             RINGS AND PATENTS
            Reunion concluded with Dinner          6:00-7:30 PM              The	14°	Rings	and	Patents	will	be	presented	to	the	members	
               and Festivities                                               of	the	2008	Fall	Class	on	Tuesday,	March	3,	2009	during	the	
                                                                             meeting	of	the	Mithras	Lodge	of	Perfection.	All	class	members	
 12th      Evangelist Chapter of Rose Croix	                7:30	PM          should	plan	to	attend.
 19th      Robert De Bruce Council of Kadosh                7:30 PM                      RSVP:	                                          	
                                                                           	             The	General	Secretary	at	                       	
 26th      Albert Pike Consistory                           7:30 PM        	             (202)	232-8155	or	secretary@dcsr.org.
                 Sick and Shut-In                                                                       IN MEMORIAM
The following sick and home bound brethren, and/or wives
                                                                              Fred J. McDaris, 32° ................................................ 12/1/2006
would welcome phone calls, e-mail or cards.                                   Jack C. Northam, 32° ............................................... 1/10/2009
                                                                              William J. Kollar, 32° ............................................. 11/24/2008
Ill. Ralph F. Connolly	has	suffered	a	serious	illness.	Send		a	get	
well	card	to	his	home	at	1261	Lavall	Dr.,	Davidsonville,	MD	21035-            Daniel G. Gimmel, 32°............................................. 1/26/2009
1135.                                                                         James L. Davis, 32° .................................................... 2/4/2009
Ill. Mitchell J. Diamond,	 Sick	 &	 Shut-In	 Chairman	 is	 at	 home	
                                                                              Richard B. Baldwin, 33° ............................................ 2/5/2009
recovering	 from	 a	 long	 illness,	 he	 is	 at	 4201	 Cathedral	Ave	 NW	     Vincent E. Jay, 32° ..................................................... 1/4/2009
#1001W,	Washington,	DC	20016-4980;	or	call	him	at	(202)	686-
9140	and	wish	him	well.
Ill. Armen Garabedian,	 is	 at	 home	 with	 inner	 ear	 and	 balance	
problems,	1309	Juniper	St.	NW,	Washington,	DC	20012-1440;	or	
                                                                               All the great and beneficent operations of Nature are
call	him	at	(202)	882-7528.                                                    produced by slow and often imperceptible degrees. The work
                                                                               of destruction and devastation only is violent and rapid.
Jack Golomb,	 is	 homebound	 and	 would	 like	 to	 hear	 from	 his	
Brothers.	Send	a	card	to	15107	Interlachen	Dr	#705,	Silver	Spring	
MD	20906-5632	or	call	(301)	598-3583.                                                                    —19°, Grand Pontiff, or Sublime Scotch Mason,
                                                                                                                                   Magnum Opus, p. 11
M. Jack Hirose	 is	 recuperating	 in	 Potomac	 Valley	 Nursing	 and	
Wellness	Center	at	1235	Potomac	Valley	Rd.,	Rockville	MD	20850,	
and	would	welcome	visitors.	The	center	can	be	reached	for	visits	
at	(301)	762-0700
Clarence Meiggs,	Call	or	send	a	get	well	card	to:	(301)	392-5821,	
                                                                                    POOL
mcbeas@starpower.net.	8750	Dream	Court,	La	Plata,	MD	20646-
4408.
                                                                                 TOURNAMENT
William J. O’Brien	is	at	home	recouperating	from	an	operation.	
                                                                                                8 BALL
Send	him	a	card	at	7615	Lotus	Court,	Laurel	MD	20707-3639.                          (Scottish Rite Members Only)
Ill. Charles H. Potter II,	 is	 home	 bound	 and	 recovering	 -	 wish	
him	well	at	10207	Calumet	Dr.	Silver	Spring,	MD	20901-4601;	pot-                   Cash Prize - $500.00 for Winner
ter_charles@msn.com	or	call	(301)	593-4155.                                           or LIFE MEMBERSHIP
Ill. Royce A. Watson,	 is	 at	 home	 recuperating	 from	 an	 infec-
tion.	Cards	can	be	sent	to	15022	Snowden	Dr.,	Silver	Spring,	MD	                          2nd & 3rd Prizes to be announced
20905.
                                                                                                  Tournament to begin on
Ill. Solomon Zeidman,	has	been	diagnosed	with	a	serious	illness.	
Send	 cards	 of	 good	 cheer	 to	 13003	 Evanston	 St.	 Rockville,	 MD	                 Tuesday, May 19, 2009
20853-3028	or	e-mail	him	at	solz@juno.com.
                                                                                                         Register NOW
We thank our Sick and Shut-In Chairman, Ill. Mitchell J. Diamond,
33º for his constant prayers, phone calls and cards sent to our              Only	 32	 spots	 available	 for	 this	 tournament,	 so	 please	 sign	 up	
home bound brethren. To report sick or shut-ins, call Mitch at (202)         now	 with	 J.D.	 Holt	 at	 202-232-8155	 or	 E-mail	 -	 jdholt@dcsr.org	
626-9140, e-mail at diamondmjd@verizon.net or the Scottish Rite              before it fills up. First come, first to rack up. Previous champions
office at 202-232-8155.                                                      not eligible.




                                                                                         The RiteCare®
                                                                                  Childhood Language Program
                                                                               In	the	early	1950s	the	Scottish	Rite	of	Freemasonry	
                                                                            of	the	Southern	Jurisdiction	started	a	program	to	help	
                                                                            children	with	speech	and	language	disorders.		Today	
                                                                            there	are	170	RiteCare®	facilities	located	throughout	
                                                                            the	United	States	that	provide	diagnostic	evaluation,	
         The Scottish Rite Foundation                                       treatment	 of	 speech	 and	 language	 disorders,	 and	
When	 giving	 to	 Charity	 both	 in	 your	 annual	 considerations	          learning	disabilities.
and	in	your	Estate	Planning,	please	keep	the	Children	of	the	
Language	Disorders	Clinic	and	the	deserving	Students	and	
                                                                               Our	 clinic,	 located	 at	 1630	 Columbia	 Road,	 NW,	
Teachers	of	the	Metropolitan	Area	in	your	hearts	and	minds.                 treats	over	700	children	(infants	thru	21	years	of	age)	
A gift of Charity is a Legacy that lives on through out time.               from	the	DC	Metropolitan	area.	The	clinic	is	fully	op-
                                                                            erational	and	open	5	days	a	week	the	entire	year.
	         Send your contribution to:
	         	       The	Scottish	Rite	Foundation                                 For	 further	 information	 or	 make	 a	 referral	 phone	
	         	       2800	16th	Street,	NW                                      202-939-4703.
	         	       Washington,	DC	20009

								
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