Free and Accepted Masons Non- Profit Org Scottish Rite Bodies U.S. Postage P. O. Box 1112 PAID Everett, WA 98206-1112 Permit No. 372 Everett, WA Return Service Requested November 2005 What is Scottish Rite? Although there is no higher degree than that of Master Mason, the 29 degrees of the Scottish Rite serve to enrich the philosophy of the Symbolic Lodge. A Mason who chooses to further his Masonic experience by becoming a 32° Scottish Rite Mason will be expanding upon the fundamental principles of Freemasonry. The moral and ethical lessons will allow him to be constantly reminded of his duty to God, family, country, and fellow man. IN THIS ISSUE From the Personal Rep Degree Work in the Valley Scholarship Foundation Obligation – MWB Mark Wiggins From the Secretary – Missing Members Knights of Saint Andrews – Active In the Orient Congratulation to our new White and Red Hats Book on the Altar – Carl Claudy You Might Be a Red Neck New look for Website Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Carl Smith, 33° Charrison Lochaby, 32° Personal Representative Secretary of the S.G.I G. P.O. Box 1112 (360) 387-4357 Everett, WA 98206 1-888-530-0816 Valley of Everett – Orient of Washington Volume 14 November 2005 ________ Issue 11 The Puget Sound Regional Looks as thought we will be The day will begin with Degrees have become a great adding another degree to our coffee, donuts and fellowship opportunity for the Valley of repertoire. The cast of the 6°, at 9:00 AM. Everett to showcase their with Brother Gene McFarlane, The degrees will commence at capabilities in presenting the 32° KCCH, as Degree Master, 10:00 AM with a lunch break Scottish Rite Degrees. On performed the degree with at noon. There will be a $5.00 Saturday, October 15th at their usual aplomb for which charge for lunch. Let’s have a Seattle Scottish Rite our they received a standing large attendance to support the Valley performed the 5° and 6° ovation from the Brethren on degree teams and show that in a very exemplary manner. the sidelines. Everett is a strong and vibrant Under the direction of our It was a proud day for the Valley. Director of Works, Illustrious Valley of Everett. Not only Thanksgiving will soon be Brother Bob Larsen, 33°, the because of the performance of here. It is a time for us to thank 5° was conducted after only 3 the degrees, but also because God for all the blessings and weeks of preparation. When it 20 Brethren were in comforts that He has bestowed became known that the degree attendance, exceeding the total upon us. It is a time for us to would not be performed unless attendance of the other be thankful for the liberties we a Valley different from the one Valleys. enjoy in this great country, and to whom it had been assigned, Our Valley will host the it is a time for us to be thankful the Brethren from our Valley next Puget Sound Regional for the strength we receive said: “We’ll do it!” And so Degrees on Saturday, from our beloved Fraternity. with only three weeks to November 19th. The Valley of May you, your family, and prepare they did. Their Bremerton will present the 9th your friends enjoy a very presentation was well done and 10th and 11th degrees. The “Happy Thanksgiving”! made those of us present from Valley of Everett will present Carl B. Smith, 33° Everett Valley very proud. It the 12th and 13th degree. Personal Representative of the S.G.I.G. WORK IN THE VALLEY may take part in all activities the remaining applicants based By Bob Larson, 33º of the Lodge. on score order and available Coming in December is the funds. October 18, 2005 degree annual election of officers for In addition to the under- teams from the Valley of the Valley of Everett, if you graduate scholarship several Everett traveled to Seattle are interested in one of the fellowships are provided for present the 5th and 6th Degrees elected or appointed offices, graduate students. The as part of the Regional Degree please contact the body Master primary fellowship is an award effort. The 5th Degree was or Secretary know. Everyone of $10,000 to a student in presented for the first time in is encouraged to get on board Governmental Affairs at many years and the cast is to and help direct the Valley of George Washington be complimented on a job well Everett as it continues to move University. This grant is done. This is particularly true forward. Not sure what a matched by GWU for a total of since the Degree was put position entails then contact $20,000. Students applying together and presented on two the Secretary for a job for this fellowship must apply weeks notice. The description of any of the through one of the Foundation th presentation of the 6 Degree positions. Remember that all Directors. was outstanding as usual and of the Brethren working Additional Fellowships are was warmly received by the together can help the Valley of offered in Governmental Brethren in attendance. Everett continue to be the Affairs at the Evans School at The Regional Degrees will finest Valley in the Orient of the University of Washington, come to The Valley of Everett Washington. Nursing at the Washington on November 19th. Beginning State University School of at 10:00 am with the Scholarship Foundation Nursing, Speech Therapy at presentation of the 9th and 10th By Bob Larson, 33º the State Universities offering Degree, followed by the 11th graduate work if the field and Degree. Both of these The Scottish Rite Scholarship Nutrition at Bastyr University. presentations will be Foundation is accepting The Universities select performed by the Valley of applications for the 2006 -07 recipients of these fellowships. Bremerton. Lunch will be academic year. Students who Applicants should apply served at 12:00 PM followed will be entering their Junior or directly to the University they by the 12th and 13th Degrees Senior year at an accredited would like to attend. beginning at 1:00 PM. The university within the State of For the academic year of Valley of Everett will be Washington who have a 2005/2006 the Foundation presenting both the 12th and minimum GPA of 3.0 are awarded over $260,000, in 13th Degrees. Please mark eligible to apply. Applicants scholarships and fellowships. your calendars for this should contact Valley of This brought or awards for the important date and join us for a Everett Director Jim Raymond, past four years to over great day of Scottish Rite 320 KCCH, at 360 691 7634, $1,000,000. Masonry fellowship. e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or On November 18, 2005 we Assistant Director Robert An exchange of ideas and will present the 14th Degree Dinwiddie, Jr., at 206 571 intelligence is called a which will conclude the 2899, e-mail discussion, but an exchange of Degrees of the Lodge of email@example.com. ignorance is an argument…. Perfection for the year. After Scholarships are awarded in Uncle Joe receiving this degree the the amount of $2,000 to the top The Chinaberry Tree Philosopher candidates become members of two scorers with $1,500 to the the Lodge of Perfection and next ten percent and $1,200 to Valley of Everett Calendar of Events November 4th – Dark November 11th – Lodge of Perfection - "Introduction to the Lodge of Perfection" - 6:30 PM Buffet November 13th – Executive Council - 2:00 PM November 18th – Lodge of Perfection - 14th° - 6:30 PM Buffet November 19th – Puget Sound Regional Degree - 9th° through 13th° - Everett November 24th – Happy Thanksgiving November 25th – Dark December 2nd – Dark December 9th – All Bodies Stated – Elections and Degree Education December 11th – Executive Council Meeting – 2:00 PM December 16th – “Special Night – Christmas Party and Awards Night” – Ladies and Guest are invited December 23rd – Dark December 30th – Dark OBLIGATION simply the modes of recognition. 7. Self-Discipline – Self- The following is an excerpt from 2. Fidelity - We are asking the Discipline in relation to behavior a message delivered by VWB candidate to maintain his Fidelity in Lodge, punctuality, proper Mark S. Wiggins on the occasion to the Constitution, ancient etiquette in all his Masonic duties, of his official visit to Camanio landmarks, laws and regulations and most importantly, the Lodge, No. 19, April 14, 2005. of the Craft. discipline to continue his His views on our Masonic 3. Conduct - We are asking the studies of our ancient Craft and obligations should us cause to candidate to begin to think and truly embrace the moral and reflect on the significance they act Masonically. To accept the spiritual lessons that await him. have in our own lives. Tenets and Principles of 8. Opportunities - The Carl B. Smith, Personal Freemasonry as his rule and opportunity to help others less Representative guide. To hopefully instill in fortunate than yourself. The What does the word obligation him the importance of things opportunity to mean? What does it mean to us as broaden his horizons through like Faith, Brotherly Love and Mason’s? study and self-improvement. And Relief. of course, the opportunity for The dictionary defines 4. Attendance - Attendance at a Obligation as an act binding friendship, fellowship and Masonic meeting is more than oneself by a legal, social or brotherly love Perhaps the just a privilege; it is an obligation moral tie. A legal, social or moral greatest gift our Fraternity has to of membership. We are obligating requirement, such as duty, offer. ourselves to attend all due signs contract, or promise that compels 9. Integrity - By improving and summonses sent by a one to follow or avoid a particular ourselves as men and Masons we Lodge. Implied within the course of action. will develop that outstanding trait concept of attendance is In Freemasonry we view the of integrity. PARTICIPATION. We owe it to obligation as a binding agree- If we take the time and mentor ourselves and the Craft to take an ment, based upon moral and our newly obligated brothers and active part in its deliberations. spiritual values between two they embrace the things that they 5. Responsibility - We are asking entities, the individual Man and have obligated themselves to, the candidate to make sound and the Fraternity as a whole. then both parties will have acceptable judgments in all of his So when a candidate is placed at succeeded. The man will have actions and to be accountable for the alter to take his obligation become a better man (whether his actions. what are we asking him to they realize it or not) and the 6. Dedication - We are asking the obligate himself to? Fraternity will have an active and candidate to be dedicated to the 1. Secrecy - We are asking the participating member who will principles and tenets of candidate to maintain secrecy. contribute to the fabric of Freemasonry. Not about Masonry itself, but Freemasonry. FROM THE SECRETARY Knights of St. Andrew, please feel free to call upon us By Charrison Lochaby, 32º again for any opportunity to enjoy Active in the Orient fellowship and promote Scottish In the process of updating the By: Bro. William A. Isabelle 32° Rite Masonry in our Orient. addresses for the membership I find I congratulate all of the that there a number of our members Brethren, I am pleased to Knights of the Everett Chapter on that we do not have a current address announce that the newly created their hard work and dedication to for. If any of you know the Everett Chapter of the Knights of whereabouts or a current address for Scottish Rite and the Knights of St. Andrew has brought the St. Andrew. I know how hard it is the brethren listed please contact the Secretary. Tacoma Chapter of the Knights of to give up a Saturday, when we Below are the name and the last St. Andrew to life. are all so busy with our respective known address? On behalf of the Everett projects. You should all be very Chapter of the Knights of St. proud of yourselves! Not very Henry C Brown Andrew, I would like to often do you get the opportunity 1335 W 17th congratulate the Founding be a part of creating a new body Yuma, AZ 85364-5341 Members and Officers of the of Scottish Rite, and then turn Tacoma Chapter, and around and go and replicate the Elbert B Burdick Bro. Michael A. Smitson 32°, process for another Valley, after 4610 6th Place SE Apt 219 Founding Venerable Master. Well only five weeks in existence! Puyallup, WA 98374 done brothers! I would also like to thank the Our brothers in Tacoma made Knights who accompanied me to Charles U Davis III a formal request to the Everett the Seattle Valley’s Feast of 20029 108th Ave N E Chapter, asking that they be Tishri, and the Seattle Chapter of Bothell, WA 98011 afforded the opportunity to start the Knights of St. Andrew’s their own Chapter of the Knights stated meeting. Michael R Kyle of St. Andrew, drawing upon the Venerable Master Bro. Brian PO Box 569 Charter of the Everett Chapter. Thomas 32° and the members of Seabeck, WA 98271 The members of the Everett the Seattle Chapter have decided Chapter unanimously agreed to to emulate the Everett Chapter’s Clyde B Sparks sponsor the Tacoma Chapter. example, and have elected to 6420 E Tropicana Lot 8 On Saturday October 22nd the adorn themselves and their Las Vegas, NV 89122-7510 Everett Chapter of the Knights of successive membership with the St. Andrew traveled to the Glengarry as their chosen Clifton A Spillman Tacoma Valley and initiated their headgear. 13320 Highway 99 Unit 155 candidates into the Order of the I would like to also Everett, WA 98204-5447 Knights of St. Andrew, delivered congratulate Bro. William C. a Charter of Constitution, Harker, Sr. 32°, was unanimously Carl S Swedin consecrated the Tacoma Chapter, elected to the office of Venerable 14500 N Frank Lloyd Wright Blvd and installed the Founding Master of the Seattle Chapter. Apt 254 Officers. The Tacoma Chapter, Bro. Bill, your fellow Knights in Scottsdale, AZ 85260-8833 having received their Charter of the Everett Chapter look forward Constitution from the Everett to sharing many fellowship Antonio Umali Chapter, now has full authority to opportunities with you and the 1915 Terry Av Rm 608 work as a Chapter of Knights of Knights of St. Andrew Chapters Seattle, WA 98191-0001 St. Andrew. throughout the Orient. I want to thank the members of the Tacoma Valley for the Jason M Wallen opportunity to help and to be of DID YOU KNOW PO Box 470937 Every Governor of Wyoming Nsga Denver service to your Valley. We very much enjoyed ourselves, and your from it founding until 1951 was a Aurora, CO 80047-0937 Freemason - with one exception – hospitality was greatly appreciated. The members of the Mrs. William A. Ross, who was Travis E Wieneke the wife of a Freemason and a 5094 Mcnarney Ave Everett Valley and the Everett Chapter of the Knights of St. member of the Eastern Star. Tinker Afb, OK 73145-4517 Andrew, are at your service, and CONGRATULATIONS!!! The Supreme Council at their current biennial sessions has recognized several Brethren of the Valley of Everett by electing them to receive the Thirty Third Degree or become Knight Commanders of the Court of Honor. These Brethren have served Masonry and Scottish Rite well for many years and are most deserving of the honors about to be bestowed upon them. The honors, along with the new titles they will receive, are as follows: Illustrious Brother Brother Angelito V. Brother James Brother Walter T. Brother Charles W. Allen W. Lowe, 33° Corpus, 32° KCCH Raymond, 32° KCCH Smith, 32° KCCH McQuery, 32° KCCH The Brethren of the Valley congratulate them for this outstanding achievement!!! ________________________________________________________________________________________________________ Book on the Altar Submitted by Steve Osborn, 32º that way can’t have very much a Supreme Being. I can believe in “I heard the most curious tale,” courage; I’d have had more respect Allah, or Buddha, or Confucius, or began the New Brother seating for him if he’d insisted and if he Mithra, or Christ, or Siva, or Brama, himself beside the Old Tiler during couldn’t have his way, refused to go or Jehovah, and be a good Mason. If refreshment. on with the degree.” I believe in a Great Architect that is “Shoot!” commanded the Old “All wrong, brother, all wrong!” all Masonry demands; my brethren Tiler. commented the Old Tiler. “The do not care what I name Him.” “Friend of mine belongs to a Mohammedan initiate wasn’t “Then you think this chap isn’t Midwest lodge. Seems they elected a concerned about himself, but about really obligated? I must write my chap to become a member but when the lodge. He showed a high degree friend and warn him—“ he took the degree he stopped the of Masonic principle in asking for his ”Softly, softly! Any man with work to ask for the Koran in place of own holy book, and a great enough reverence for Masonry, in the Bible on the Altar, Said he consideration for the lodge. This man advance of knowledge of it, to want wanted the holy book of his faith, isn’t a Christian. He doesn’t believe his own holy book on which to take and the Bible wasn’t it!” in Christ. He believes in Allah, and an obligation would feel himself “Yes, go on,” prompted the Old Mohammed is his prophet. The morally obligated to keep his word, Tiler, “What did they do?” Bible, to you a holy book, is no more whether there was his, another’s, or “The officers held a pow-wow and to him than a Koran is to you. You no holy book at all, on the Altar. An the Master finally decided that as the wouldn’t regard an obligation taken oath is not really binding because of ritual demanded the ‘Holy Bible, on a dictionary or a cookbook or a the book beneath your hand. It is the Square and Compasses’ as the Koran as binding, in the same degree spirit with which you assume an furniture for the lodge, the applicant that you would one taken on the obligation which makes it binding. was wrong and that he’d have to use Bible. The book is but a symbol that you the Bible or not take his degree. And “That’s the way this chap felt. He make your promise in the presence of the funny part is that the initiate was wanted to take his obligation so that the God that you revere. The cement satisfied and took his degree with the it would bind his conscience. The of brotherly love which we spread is Bible on the Altar. I’m glad they Master would not let him, because he not material----the working tools of a have him, and not this lodge.” slavishly followed the words instead Master Mason are not used upon “Why?” of the spirit of Masonry. stone, but upon human hearts. Your “Why, a chap who backs down “Masonry does not limit an brother did his best to conform to the applicant on his choice of a name for spirit of our usages in asking for the Book on the Altar (Continued) “If you write your friend, you The kneeling faithful thronged the holy book he had been taught to might tell him that the ritual which square; Amid a monastery’s weeds, revere. Failing in that through no permits a man to name his God as he An old Franciscan told his beads, fault of his own, doubtless he took pleases, but demands that a book While on Pushkara’s lofty height A his obligation with a sincere belief in which reveres one particular God be dark priest chanted Brama’s might, its sacredness. Legally he would not used is faulty. The ritual of Masonry While to the synagogue there came A be considered to commit perjury if he is faulty; it was made by man. But Jew to praise Jehovah’s Name. asked for his own book and was the spirit of Masonry is divine; it forced to use another.” comes from men’s hearts. If The One Great God looked down and “What’s the law got to do with it?” obligation and books and names of smiled And counted each His loving “Just nothing at all, which is the the Deity are matters of the spirit, child; For Turk and Brahmin, monk point I make. In England and every condition is satisfied. If I were and Jew Had reached Him through America, Canada and South Master and an applicant demanded the gods they new.’ America, Australia and part of the any one or any six books on which to Continent, the Bible is universally lay his hand while he pledged “If we reach Him in Masonry, it used. In the Scottish Rite bodies you himself to us, I’d get them if they makes little difference by what will find many holy books; but let me were to be had, and I’d tell my lodge sacred name we arrive,” finished the ask you this; when our ancient what a reverent Masonic spirit was in Old Tiler, reverently. brethren met on hills and in valleys, the man who asked.” long before Christ, did they use the “Seems to me you believe in a lot “You’ve reached me anyhow,” said New Testament on their Altars? Of of funny things; how many gods do the new brother, shaking hands as if course not; there was none. You can you believe in?” he meant it. say they used the Old Testament and “There is but one,” was the Old From Old Tiler Talks I can say they used the Talmud and Tiler’s answer, “Call Him what you by Carl H. Claudy someone else can say they used none will. Let me repeat a little bit of verse 2nd ed, 1949 at all, and all of us are as right as the for you: other. But they used a reverence for ‘At the Meuzzin’s call for prayer sacred things. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- You might be a redneck if . . . We have enjoyed the redneck heart when they play the National Pins and Rings jokes for years. It's time to take a Anthem. It is true; we all are Craftsmen, reflective look at the core beliefs of a - You might be a redneck if: You And are extremely proud to be; culture that values home, family, treat Viet Nam vets with great res- We wear our pins and rings country and God. If I had to stand pect, and always have. For everyone to see. before a dozen terrorists who - You might be a redneck if: threaten my life, I'd choose a half You've never burned an American But we should ask the question, dozen or so rednecks to back me up. flag. Even though the thought may sting- Tire irons, squirrel guns and grits -- - You might be a redneck if: You Would others know us as a Mason that's what rednecks are made of. I know what you believe in and you hope I am one of those. aren't afraid to say so, no matter who If they did not see our ring? If you feel the same, pass this on is listening. to your redneck friends. Ya'll know - You might be a redneck if: You True, men show the tenets respect your elders and expect your Of our ancient, hallowed Creeds; who ya'll are... - You might be a redneck if: It kids to do the same. Not just on our coat and finger, I believe that you, like me, have never occurred to you to be offended But by our words and deeds. just enough Red Neck in you to have by the phrase, "One nation, under God." the same beliefs as those reflected in There is one thing to remember, - You might be a redneck if: You've this article If I have learned my lessons well, never protested about seeing the 10 My deeds are more convincing Commandments posted in public God Bless the USA Than my finger or my lapel. places. - You might be a redneck if: You WB Wally Zink still say "Christmas" instead of "Winter Festival." - You might be a redneck if: You bow your head when someone prays. - You might be a redneck if: You stand and place your hand over your When Is A Man A Mason many odds. When he has man to lay hold of divine By Joseph Ford Newton, Litt. D. learned how to make friends things and see majestic From "The Builders" and to keep them, and above meanings in life, whatever all be friends with himself. the name of that faith may be. When he can look out over When he loves flowers, can When he can look into the the rivers, the hills and the far hunt the birds without a gun, wayside puddle and see horizon with a profound and feels the thrill of an old something beyond mud, and sense of his own smallness in forgotten joy when he hears into the face of the most the vast scheme of things, the laugh of a little child. forlorn fellow and see and yet have faith, hope and When he can be happy and something beyond sin. courage - which are the root high-minded amid the When he knows how to of every virtue. meaner drudgeries of life. pray, how to love, how to When he knows that down When star-crowned trees hope. in his heart every man is a and the glint of sunlight on When he has faith with noble, as vile, as divine, as flowing waters subdue him himself, with his fellow man, diabolic and as lonely as like the thought of one much with his god; in his hand a himself, and seeks to know, loved and long dead. sword for evil, in his heart a to forgive, and to love his When no voice of distress bit of song - glad to live but fellow man. reaches his ears in vain, and not afraid to die. When he knows how to no hand seeks his aid without Such a man has found the sympathize with men in their response. only real secret of Masonry, sorrows, yea, even in their When he finds good in and the one, which it is trying sins - knowing that each man every faith that helps any to give to the entire world. fights a hard fight against ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- an email message pre-addressed Brethren, I hope you enjoy the NEW LOOK FOR to the webmaster. The site and that it meets your needs. WEBSITE "EVENTS CALENDAR" You can look forward in the future John Geraghty, 32°, Webmaster hyperlink lists all events for the to a photo archive and a more valley on a single page for easy developed area for Scottish Rite The Everett Valley web site at viewing and printing. If a date is educational and mentoring http://www.scottishritenet.net changed, it will be noted so as to material. 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The "PETITION" hyperlink Then when you think you The "WHO WE ARE" hyperlink is an introduction to the Scottish allows a member or candidate to have it, you find out that it Rite by our Sovereign Grand easily launch, read, and print a has been lost and you must Inspector General, William R. petition for membership or search on. Therefore, the Miller, 33°. The "HOW TO affiliation to our Valley. Finally, quest for light continues JOIN" hyperlink contains all the a “NEWSFLASH” section has through out your life. Then it information necessary to join the been added so you can quickly is found in the second Scottish Rite. The "CONTACT gain access to timely and Temple of the Eternal Life. US" hyperlink simply launches important information.
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