the RITEneWS Of MaRyland Official PublicatiOn Of the ScOttiSh Rite bOdieS Of the ORient Of MaRyland MAY/JUNE 2011 LADIES DAY Sunday, May 15 FAMILY DAY PIcNIc Saturday, June 11 Time to Prepare for Greatness www.askafreemason.org The Foundation of the Scottish Rite is the Blue Lodge the RITEneWS of Maryland the RITEneWS of Maryland the RITEneWS of Maryland • May/June 2011 DEPUtY oF thE SUPrEME coUNcIL IN MArYLAND Marlin L. Mills, 33° EDItor Fred Spicer, 33° A Look INSIDE A MeSSAge FRoM A MESSAgE FroM thE DEPUtY oF thE SUPrEME coUNcIL IN MArYLAND the RITEneWS Of MaRyland Official PublicatiOn Of the ScOttiSh Rite bOdieS Of the ORient Of MaRyland Ill. Marlin L. Mills, 33º MAY/JUNE 2011 Ill. Marlin L. Mills, 33º . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 1 LADIES DAY Sunday, May 15 FAMILY DAY PIcNIc Saturday, June 11 DEPArtMENtS AND orgANIzAtIoNS grEEtINgS, I hope this issue of our Rite News finds Time to Prepare for Greatness oN thE covEr you and your families in good health. By the time you News from your www.askafreemason.org The Foundation of the Scottish Rite Time to Prepare receive this May/June issue, we should have our gar- is the Blue Lodge Orient Personal Representative . . . . . . . . 2 for Greatness dens in and relishing the warm weather. Yet yesterday, Chesapeake Scottish Rite Club . . . . . . . . . 2 as I woke, the worst earthquake in Japan’s history set or a phone call, please let me know as soon as possible. The Paint and Powder Club . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Remember the first section of the Third Degree scrip- Look For US oN thE WEB off a tsunami that destroyed the lives of an untold Albert Pike Lodge of Perfection . . . . . . . . 3 number of families. Please keep these families in your ture readings, “Be not slow to visit the sick, for that shall www.mdscottishrite.org Maryland Council of Kadosh . . . . . . . . . . . 3 prayers and may our Supreme Architect keep them make thee to be beloved.” The “Eagle’s Nest” DoNAtIoNS to oUr cLINIc under his care. The Scottish Rite Store . . . . . . . . . . . . 3 Donate online @ www.mdscottishrite.org In a time of need, Brotherly Love reminds us to regard or call 410-243-3200 As I thought of these families, I was reminded of two the whole human species as one family. To soothe the Scottish Rite Ladies Day . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4 letters our Grand Commander Ronald A. Seale read dur- unhappy, to sympathize with their misfortunes, and to Scottish Rite—Valley of Frederick . . . . . . . 4 ing a recent meeting. One letter was from a widow who restore peace to their troubled minds is the great aim Orient of Maryland Diplomat Program . . . 5 recently lost her husband. She stated in her letter that we should all have in view. Scottish Rite Photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5 she had notified his Lodge and his Scottish Rite that he The Meredith Chapter of Rose Croix . . . . 6 Our Scottish Rite Childhood Speech We have many ideas for increasing our membership was ill and in the hospital. To her knowledge, not one Scottish Rite Photos. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6 & Language Clinic is a 501(c)(3) and many reasons for the declining numbers, but organization and all charitable gifts are single Brother came to see him or called. Even after he Carroll Scottish Rite Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 one thing we can all do to help is to look out for tax deductible. died, no one contacted her. She is very bitter with the Chesapeake Consistory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7 our Brothers! Not just when we see them in Lodge, Fraternity and understandably so. The second letter was but remember them when they may be absent. Make Illustrious Potentate a similar one from a widow whose husband had been them feel welcome when there, and feel missed when of Boumi Temple . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 very active for many years, who attended his Lodge they are not. A little kindness goes a long way. Masonic Education. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8 meetings and Scottish Rite meetings when he could Scottish Rite Supports have been home with her and perhaps their children. In closing, I ask you to take a moment to remember What happened? Did everyone forget him because he a Brother who may be ill or in need of a prayer. I wish Maryland DeMolay . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9 stopped attending meetings? Did anyone check to see you and your family all the blessings of health and The Clinic Corner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10 The Rite News of Maryland is published why he was no longer on the sideline? I wonder how happiness our Supreme Architect may bestow now and UPcoMINg EvENtS bimonthly for the members, family and friends many times someone asked, “I wonder what happened for evermore. Food for thought: Romans 12 (10-21). of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of to old Joe?” Their busy schedules probably just caused Valley of Baltimore Freemasonry, Orient of Maryland. The views them to forget or say, “I’ll call or visit him next week.” Sincerely and Fraternally, Fall 2011 events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 expressed in the Rite News of Maryland do Next week just never arrived and, as is often the case, Cruise Fundraiser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11 not necessarily reflect those of the Orient of everyone waited too long. How many times can you Maryland or its officers. Ill. Marlin L. Mills, 33º cALL to ActIoN remember this happening in your Lodge? Everyone I know would jump to help a Brother in need, but are we Deputy of the Supreme Council Support your Scottish Rite SUBMISSIoNS & gENErAL INQUIrIES “slow to visit the sick”? I sincerely hope I never receive in Maryland Speech & Language Center . . . . . . . 12 The Rite News such a letter. If you know anyone who may need a visit 3800 North Charles St. • Baltimore, MD 21218 Recent Contributions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Office: 410-243-3200 • Fax: 410-243-8791 Brothers Called from firstname.lastname@example.org Labor to Eternal Rest . . . . . . . . . . . . 13 Articles are subject to editing and if published, become the property of the Orient of Maryland. No compensation is given for articles, photographs or other Sun CuStom Content Design AnD ProDuction materials submitted or published. 2 1 410.332.6357 | www.suncustomcontent.com the RITEneWS of Maryland the RITEneWS of Maryland News from your orient Personal representative the Paint and Powder club ALBErt PIkE LoDgE By: Ill. Bennie G. Owens, 33°—Orient Personal Representative By: Ill. E. Ray Leppo, Jr., 33°—Personal Representative oF PErFEctIoN By: Ill. Morris L. Bohlayer, 33º— fundraiser for our clinic, but that Shaffer in the thirty-second degree Stage Door Canteen, with musical Venerable Master we can greatly enjoy the fellow- and yours truly in the fourteenth numbers from the 1940’s. ship of all attendees. It is a very degree. The strange part is that Dinner will precede the show exciting event for our Scottish Rite all of us have a birthday on Novem- at 8pm in the Banquet Hall, and we need more participation ber 2. Please help us celebrate our with dancing afterwards. to make it even better. Maybe we birthdays this year by making the should have a contest to see who Fall Class of 2011 the greatest one Valet parking is available and tick- can eat the most oysters! of all. ets can be purchased by contacting the Scottish Rite Office at 410- WE hAvE hAD A vErY SUccESSFUL One of the largest classes that we Brethren, work, interest, and 243-3200 or any member of the oNE-DAY cLASS. We are enjoying have had in Baltimore was the participation are the keys to a thE PAINt AND PoWDEr cLUB, club. The charities for this year’s A our summer and are ready to get fall class of 1973, with over 700 successful fall class. Let us put our INc. (1894) Annual Charitable Show show will be the William S. Baer s I write this note, we are back to work for a very productive members. What a goal to aim for shoulders to the wheel, our noses will be held at the Scottish Rite School in Baltimore City and the to make our Scottish Rite even to the grindstone and our hearts to Red Devils organization. The Baer looking forward to a very Scottish Rite fall. We are looking Masonic Center on Saturday, May bigger and better. As I recall, Herb success. Let us make this the great- School is for students with physi- successful Reunion Day. We are forward to the Annual Bull and 14. The cast is comprised of profes- Oyster Roast, and we hope that Findisen was the active candidate est fall of all. Our bywords should sional singers, actors and dancers. cal and mental disabilities. The Red also looking forward with ex- it will not only be successful as a in the fourth degree, Mayor Don be “I’ll see you at the Scottish Rite.” Devils organization funds services treme anticipation to the open The theme for this year’s show, to improve quality of life for breast house at all of our Blue Lodges. directed by Bernie Cook, is cancer patients and their families. The Grand Lodge of Maryland is making it possible to increase Maryland council of kadosh our numbers tremendously. chESAPEAkE ScottISh rItE cLUB By: Hon. James C. Davis, II, 32°, KCCH All we have to do is talk to the Brothers and be there with a By: Bro. Andrew L. Vineberg, 32º—President Linder for his wonderful presenta- petition when they pass their 3rd tion on the Knights Templar. It was g reetings Brethren, I want to first congratulate all the new brethren that have just Festive Board Table Lodge at the Scottish Rite Temple, be- ginning at 5:30. This is open to all Scottish Rite Masons for a cost of $15.00 per person, whether you are a member of the very informative and was enjoyed by all those present. Degree catechism. Hopefully, the 2011 Spring Class will have several hundred candidates. completed the spring class and Chesapeake Club or not. Again, women are invited and we Congratulations to our new Scot- welcome them to the Scottish have a great speaker planned. Seats are limited so please tish Rite Masons who joined in the Don’t forget Ladies Day on Rite. For those of you not let me know ASAP if you plan to attend. One-Day Class on April 9. It will May 15 and the Rite Care Picnic familiar with the Chesapeake be wonderful to see so many new On August 14, we will be attending the Aberdeen Ironbirds on June 11. Club, our purpose is to pro- faces around the Temple. We wel- mote good fellowship within game once again. It is a blast and all are welcome. We will WArM WEAthEr hAS FINALLY come you and encourage you to the Scottish Rite and encour- be sitting in the Party Deck this time and we are limited to ArrIvED and we are well on our attend as frequently as possible. age friendship in the Masonic only 35 people. Therefore, you must let me know immedi- way to another beautiful summer fraternity. We hold four social outings a year and our Ladies ately if you would like to attend and how many tickets you season and a respite from our busy Next on the horizon is the annual the “Eagle’s Nest” would like. The price is $29.00 which includes a ticket to Scottish Rite Family Day Picnic. are always invited. Yearly membership is only $10.00, which Masonic schedules. The Scottish Rite Store the game, food, a hat, and a great time. This is a wonderful event, with is a great bargain these days. Our Maryland Council of Kadosh delicious food and good fellow- Offering a wide variety of Masonic Once again I am excited to announce the next two events: To attend either of these events, please email me at meeting this spring was a great ship. It’s open to the entire family, items such as shirts, ties, jackets, First, on May 22 (we changed the original date due to email@example.com or call me at 410-375-8671. success. The officers did a won- and there will be games and other Scottish Rite pins, button covers, Memorial Day weekend) is the first annual Scottish Rite derful job of performing their activities for children. I hope to see Masonic books and many more items ritual and I have to thank each of many of you there. available for purchase, The Eagle’s them for their hard work. A spe- Nest is open during all Scottish Until we meet again, everyone have a cial thanks goes to Sir Knight Lee Rite activities. So stop in and browse. safe, relaxing and wonderful summer! 2 3 the RITEneWS of Maryland the RITEneWS of Maryland orient of Maryland Diplomat Program Sunday, May 15, 2011 The Scottish Rite By: Ill. Edward B. Kraft, 33º ScottISh rItE LADIES DAY ReSeaRch Society The Spring Class of 2011 is dedi- areas we need active Diplomats in 2pm–6pm cated to the memory of one of our many of our Lodges. Age and attri- Let the unlearned learn, Honor Men, Ill. Brother William tion has taken its toll on our com- hoNor YoUr LADY with an evening of fine Let the experts love to remember W. Mangels, 33º. Brother Mangels mittee, as well as our Orient. We dining and entertainment by the Paint and was one of many of our members are presently trying to remedy this Powder Club “Stage Door Canteen” aS a New, dueS-cuRReNt, oR life MeMbeR who worked tirelessly behind the situation. We are looking for some Cost is $35.00 per person, please RSVP by May 8 scenes to make our degrees run good brethren who are active, in you Receive: to the Scottish Rite Office at 410-243-3200 smoothly. He served as Master of their Blue Lodge as well as in the • A 10% discount on Research Society books and Research Society items; the Robing Room for many years. Scottish Rite, to make a presenta- MENU tion on behalf of Brother Marlin • Heredom, an annual collection of scholarly As you know, membership is the Stationary Hors D’ouerves essays about Freemasonry; L. Mills, 33º, Deputy of the Su- lifeblood of any organization. preme Council in Maryland, on the Shrimp Bisque Soup in a bread bowl • The Plumbline, the Society’s quarterly newsletter; BrEthrEN, we hope that by the There are two very basic ways Spring Spinach Salad evening the new Master Mason is • Special discounted offers on advanced sales time you receive this edition, we in which we can accomplish the Filet Mingon and Sea Bass with Oriental Glaze raised. It can be a very rewarding throughout the year. will have seen the last of the snow growth and stabilization of our Asparagus experience, for you get to know for this year and spring is bringing membership: First, we must get and work with the newly raised Roasted Red Bliss Potato its glory once again to the “Land of new members and second, we To learn about member benefits and to join, visit brethren of your Lodge. If you are Fresh Rolls, Coffee, Iced Tea www.scottishritestore.org or call toll-free Pleasant Living!” must retain the members we have. interested in getting involved in Assorted Desserts 1-800-SRMaSoN. (Monday–Thursday, 7am–5pm) Our purpose, as members of the As I sit down to write this col- this very important program, now Cash Bar Diplomat Program, is to work on umn, I am informed that we have is the time to act. Please contact dueS: oNe yeaR, $52; life, $1,300 that first and important step by the Orient Chairman, Brother Ed- received petitions from approxi- informing the newly raised ward B. Kraft, 33º (410-795-1951), mately 70 new brethren for the brethren in our Blue Lodges of the Chairman of your Valley, or Class. We are still hopeful that we what the Scottish Rite has to offer Scottish rite—valley of Frederick will receive more petitions before and why we feel it is the natural call the Office at the Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Baltimore the class is fully assembled. If you By: Ill. William E. Eisentrout, 33°—Personal Representative next step in advancing one’s (410-243-3200). are aware of any of your friends Masonic education. who are leaning toward joining the thANkS to ALL oF thE BrEthrEN who made our Center. Let us all give Ill. Albert Cohen, 33° a personal We hope that we will hear from Scottish Rite, now is the time to At the present time, the Diplomat Reunion Day, Maundy Thursday Ceremony, and “Blue “Thank You!” you in the near future. If you are sign the top line of a petition and Program is working very well in Lodge” open house day successful and enjoyable. interested, we will gladly put you Along with our Diplomats, let us all seek out new hand it to them. several areas of the state. In other to work! As we travel down the road of Scottish Rite Masonry members for our Fall Class in October and the Novem- this year, we are looking forward to a Ring Ceremony, ber 12th class in Baltimore by attending our Lodge a 25 Year and 50 Year Membership Honor Night, and and visiting other Lodges. of course our “Strawberry Night” on June 16, followed by a summer break during July and August. We should also be reminded of the repairs needed on our Maryland Scottish Rite Temple in Baltimore and The Scottish Rite being the largest Masonic Rite in the renovations required by the Supreme Council for the world should let us demonstrate our Masonic the House of the Temple in Washington, DC. Check Scottish rite Photos teachings to our new members by reaching out to out your dues or membership card to make sure you members who require our attention and support. are up to date for the year. A visit is a great and welcomed item. Please let us know if a member is sick. We hope you all are enjoying the Scottish Rite Journal for the Southern Jurisdiction and Rite News of Mary- The local publication for the Speech Center by the land. They are great publications for us. Albert and Etta Cohen Foundation was a great presen- tation for our area, informing them of our support and Don’t forget about our monthly Scottish Rite Break- involvement in the Scottish Rite Speech and Language fasts, which are held on the first Thursday of each month at the Barbara Fritchie Restaurant in Frederick. 4 5 the RITEneWS of Maryland the RITEneWS of Maryland the Meredith chapter of rose croix carroll Scottish rite club By: Ill. Charles L. Carmichael, 33º—Wise Master By: Bro. Richard S. Smith, 32º—President “Support Your Blue Lodge” is outside of the Lodge. The image We would like to extend our certainly a phrase with which we we portray as Freemasons in the sincere thanks to the Hon. are all well acquainted. We see it community is an essential element Malcolm Carrick, 32º—KCCH in printed media of all kinds, in of our longevity. If we sincerely for his leadership of the club our trestle boards, our magazines believe and practice the tenants of for the past two years. and even on Masonic websites. our profession, that our duty is not We’ve seen it so often over such a to be better than our brother but Our next meeting will be on May long period of time that the phrase to be better than ourselves, and 7, 2011 at 5:00pm at the Door to itself has taken on more the char- that the more we have, the more Virtue #46 Masonic Lodge in acter of a stylized tag line than a we owe those who need assis- Westminster. Our meal will be truly meaningful, urgent message. tance, then we have practiced our prepared and served by the Door When we see it, do we give much Craft in a truly exemplary fashion. to Virtue Order of the Eastern Star. thought as to what it really means? Society will take note, our Craft Entertainment that evening will be I BrINg YoU FrAtErNAL grEEt- will be supported from the outside, Tim Bangerd who will be playing INgS from the members of the The obvious and most basic mean- and our numbers will increase several piano selections for us. Chapter. We hope you found the ing is to attend your Blue Lodge, from their true belief in our ability if only to sit on the sidelines dur- oN SAtUrDAY, FEBrUArY 5, 2011 Paul Lloyd, 33º, Secretary; and We are always looking for enter- Maundy Thursday service a memo- to make good men better. That is ing business meetings and degree the Ill. Ray Leppo, 33º installed Ill. Art Moler, 33º, Treasurer. We tainment, so if anyone has any rable experience, as we took great not a tag line; that is a fact. conferrals. Or perhaps take the our officers for the next two years. were treated to a delicious meal suggestions, please email me pleasure in bringing you this most next step and become a line officer As we continue to support our Blue The officers installed were: Richard prepared by the Ladies of the at firstname.lastname@example.org solemn of Scottish Rite ceremonies. and journey to the Oriental Chair. Lodges in a variety of meaningful Smith, 32º, President; Michael Beauceant at the Door to Virtue or contact me by phone at Our One-Day Class was most suc- Perhaps become a mentor to one ways, we need to be ever mindful Robbins, 32º, Vice President; Ill. #46 Masonic Lodge in Westminster. 410-848-3691. cessful as we welcomed many new Scottish Rite brothers in the Valley of our newly initiated brothers and that it is the support of the Blue of Baltimore. Our Blue Lodges join him in his masonic journey. Lodges that makes the existence of across Maryland displayed their Bring innovation and leadership to our collateral bodies possible. enthusiasm for the Craft during the the Lodge. Make it a place where statewide open house in April. men will make new and lifelong On behalf of the members of the chESAPEAkE coNSIStorY friends, because that is truly the Meredith Chapter of Rose Croix, By: Hon. Raymond F. Lunn, 32°, KCCH—Master of Kadosh With all that we have recently main reason why men join our we hope that you and your fami- A experienced in Maryland Masonry, fraternity. But how else do we lies have a safe and enjoyable s I am writing this the the Ravens, Gerry Sandusky. I would also like to thank Greg I thought the theme for this edi- support our Blue Lodges? summer. And we look forward to Orioles are getting ready Hudnet for bringing his Ravens 52 Buick down. My personal tion of The Rite News of Maryland, resuming the labors of the Chapter for opening day and the start of thanks to Gerry for an outstanding presentation on our foot- “Support Your Blue Lodge,” to be We also support them and our with you this fall. a successful year of Baltimore ball team, and taking the time to answer the many questions most appropriate. fraternity by the example we set baseball. generated. A special thank-you to Mary Keller for helping out with dessert. Judging by the many nice comments, her We had a great class on April desserts were a big success! 9. With more men becoming Scottish rite Photos freemasons, let’s help them fur- ther their Masonic knowledge Assist your Lodge in presenting themselves to the community, and answer questions posed by men who and interest them in becoming may desire further information or a petition. These new Scottish Rite members. Masons will form the pool from which future Scottish Rite Masons will come. We had a great, SNOWLESS night for our February 16 meeting. Everyone enjoyed Ravens Night with the Voice of I look forward to seeing and greeting all of you. 6 7 the RITEneWS of Maryland the RITEneWS of Maryland Scottish rite Supports Maryland DeMolay ILLUStrIoUS PotENtAtE oF BoUMI tEMPLE By: Carl Michel, Jr.—Executive Secretary Maryland DeMolay By: Charles L. Johnston, Jr., 33º oNE oF thE BIggESt chALLENg- A prospective advisor must learn, sooner or later, B rethren, with spring right around My slogan this year is Unity, Fellowship and Fun, and I ES of running a DeMolay Chapter that the DeMolay Chapter is not the only organiza- the corner, what better time think this is the year we can make it all happen. The Grand is ensuring that there are enough tion in the world which appeals to young men, and to get involved than now? Grand Master has opened the doors of our lodges, Ill. Marlin L. Advisors on board to make the somehow it must peacefully coexist with band, track, Master has opened the airwaves to Mills, Deputy of the Supreme Council in Maryland, has program work. baseball, dates, basketball, football, drama, hockey, get the word out about Masonry and opened the doors of the Scottish Rite, and I have opened chorus, soccer, religious youth groups, and 10,000 WANtED: An advisor for a what it can do for all of us. The Blue our doors at Boumi Shrine Temple. All you have to do other activities. local DeMolay chapter. Applicant Lodges will be open all day April 2. is come in and bring a worthy brother. Check out our may be a Master Mason in good An applicant must be a role model to the DeMolay Take time to stop by your lodge or website, www.boumishriners.com, or give me a call at the standing, a Senior DeMolay, a parent, or a community members, to the advisory council, to the sponsoring even better, visit another lodge; it’s time we all join together. office at 410-391-6400. leader who enjoys working with young men. Age body, and to the world in general. You must think as I have asked the Nobles of Boumi Shrine to be at the lodges is not important, but you must be young at heart, you would have your young men think, to act as you that day to answer questions about the Shrine and what we physically and spiritually active, and mentally alert. would have them act, to be inspired yourself in order do. We have so much to offer in all of our bodies. Applicant must be clean in mind and body, healthy, to inspire. You must understand that if you expect and secure in your job and finances. You must have dedicated service from others, you must be dedi- some free time to spare and a monumental amount cated yourself. In fact, the applicant must be a prime of patience. A college degree in psychology and the mover—a force that sets other forces in motion, that creates active, energetic, dedicated and enthusiastic Masonic Education intelligence of Einstein are beneficial. young men who have the sky as their limit for their By: Charles Matulewicz, 32º The applicant will find it helpful to have the follow- potential to succeed. ing qualities: the enthusiasm of a puppy, the efferves- BrEthrEN, it wasn’t until vides context for the degrees, and for those brothers cence of Alka-Seltzer, the dedication of Billy Graham, The pay? Lousy! The hours? Miserable! What does it I had to attempt my first who seek further light, the Master Craftsman throws the brashness of Harry Truman, the speed of Dale do for your mental state? Well, there will be times middle chamber lecture the doors of the Temple open wide, inviting all seek- Earnhardt, Jr., the inquisitiveness of a child, the stabil- when you’ll feel inclined to jump off the highest that I realized that I knew ers to discover the hidden beauty of the fraternity. ity of a bulldozer, the patience of a squirrel hunter, building, and others when you’ll want to kneel in the words but didn’t really the endurance of an oak tree, and the constitution of the privacy of your own bedroom and thank God The Master Craftsman program is a correspondence have a handle on what I a high-pressure boiler. for blessing you with this opportunity. There will be course that delves into the themes and symbolism was telling the candidates as I guided them. I wanted times when you’ll be so proud you could pop the of the 4th through 32nd degrees. There are several The applicant must be able to listen to tales of joy to learn more about our gentle craft and share that buttons off your vest, when you see the results of paths to complete the Master Craftsman program. The and woe involving girls, jobs, grades, girls, cars, foot- knowledge. Candidly I thought that I had enough to your labor, when you observe their nobleness, their Valley of Baltimore, on a half-year basis, has formed ball games, teachers and more girls. You will be ex- learn about the lessons of our first three degrees, but honest morality, their efficiency, and, as the years a cohort program where brothers are able to discuss pected to consume hamburgers, tacos, cheeseburgers, when I heard that the Scottish Rite is the University pass, their accomplishments. The pride you’ll feel in the lessons of the degree amongst themselves. Broth- pizza, hot wings, French fries, soda, milk shakes, and of the Fraternity, I knew that this was the appending your association with these young men is exhilarat- ers also have the option of studying at their own pizza—at all hours, and in prodigious quantities. You body for me. I have not been disappointed with the ing. The benefits? Nothing that will pay your bills, pace, completing the work at home as their schedule must not panic easily, as your doorbell and phone are degree work at our Scottish Rite, but I was interested nothing you can invest in a retirement fund, just the permits, with the Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor guiding apt to ring at any hour. You must be an “answer man,” in delving deeper. When the Spring 2010 class ended, reward of seeing youth at its finest and knowing you them. I personally took the latter of the two paths, ready to answer questions about cars, manners, sex, there was so much information imparted that it was had a hand in its development. working over several months to delve into the lessons girls, clothes, parents, school and teachers—and you’d very difficult for me to recall all of it and contem- of the degrees. It was hard work, and a serious com- better have the right answers. Prospective advisors may apply to the nearest plate the meaning of the degrees. This, my brothers, mitment of time, but the program is a wonderful way DeMolay Chapter or contact the Executive Officer is where the Scottish Rite Master Craftsman program You must be a disciplinarian and able to handle such to learn more about the craft and to have a richer at www.mddemolay.org on the People Page for comes in. unpleasant tasks as “Get that soda can out of the experience at the University of Masonry. more information. For those brothers who are interested in seeking lodge room…No horseplay in the building…Meetings Brethren, Masonic education is one of the greatest start at 7:30 and that doesn’t mean 7:35.” Applicant The next class for the Warren Seipp Honorary further light, there is a venue in which you can better joys that the fraternity offers. From the seven steps must be capable of suffering utter devastation with- DeMolay Chapter will be held on May 22, 2011 at understand the heart of the degrees: It is the Scottish leading to the middle chamber to the adjuration, seek out showing it. the Scottish Rite Temple on Charles Street. Please Rite Master Craftsman program. The program pro- and ye shall find. My brothers, we can’t know where visit www.mddemolay.org for more details. vides an overview of the themes and moral applica- we are going if we don’t understand where we have tions of the degrees of the Rite, guiding the students been. See you in the classroom! to understand the lessons of each degree. This pro- 8 9 the RITEneWS of Maryland the RITEneWS of Maryland the clinic corner Upcoming events at Valley of Baltimore Fall 2011 By: Eleni Popomaronis Bowden, M.S., CCC-SLP, Speech-Language Pathologist Hilgenberg Scottish Rite Childhood Speech and Language Center Wednesday, September 7th Lodge of Perfection Sunday, October 30th Memorial Service— Dinner—Open* Rose Croix hAPPY SPrINg from the Scottish Rite Childhood Wednesday, September 14th Chapter of Rose Croix Wednesday, November 2nd Confer 14th—Lodge of Speech and Language Center. We hope everyone is Dinner—Open* Perfection enjoying the warmer weather—I know we are here in the clinic! Saturday, September 17th KCCH & 33° Sunday, November 6th Ring Ceremony—Lodge Conferral*** of Perfection As the end of the school year approaches, we must Wednesday, September 21st Council of Kadosh Wednesday, November 9th Confer 18th & 20th— say goodbye to our graduate student clinician, Kate Dinner—Open* Lodge of Perfection Holden. Kate has done such a wonderful job working with the children of our clinic and the children we Wednesday, September 28th Chesapeake Consistory Saturday, November 12th Reunion Day—Confer serve at the Cathedral School. We will miss her and Dinner—Open* 21st, 30th & 32nd our clients will too! We wish her the best of luck in Wednesday, October 5th Class Orientation Sunday, December 11th Annual Christmas the future; she will make a wonderful addition to the Program, Baltimore field of speech-language pathology. Wednesday, October 12th Feast of Tishri—Lodge of Youth Symphony— Perfection** Free Admission In April, your clinicians and members of the Masonic community came together to partake in our first Wednesday, October 19th Confer 4th & 5th—Lodge * Open dinners begin at 6:30pm and are open to all at a tisements promoting this event in local newspapers, of Perfection Shrimp Feast here at the Scottish Rite. It was another cost of $15.00. Please RSVP to the office one week before. fun event filled with food, drinks, and some excit- including the Towson Times and the Frederick News- Sunday, October 23rd Annual Bull Roast*** ing games! Many thanks to Laurie Orfanides and the Post. We look forward to providing services to the ** Maundy Thursday and Feast of Tishri are open ceremo- Greek Village for providing all of the delicious food children and families of Frederick County. Please feel Wednesday, October 26th Confer 13th—Lodge of nies with dinner at a cost of $20.00. Please RSVP to the for this event. free to call us at 410-243-3800 with any questions or Perfection office if you are attending. concerns regarding these evaluations. The month of May marked the wedding of fellow *** Information will be in the next issue of The Rite News. clinician Lisa Eliopoulos. Lisa married her long-time Finally, we’d also like to thank the Scottish Rite boyfriend Kenneth McGrain at the Loyola Chapel in Women’s Club for their financial support, which Baltimore on May 7, 2011, followed by a reception allowed us to purchase new materials for our clinic. at the Evergreen Museum. The wedding was beauti- The children especially love the new games and cruise Fundraiser ful and we send the new Mr. and Mrs. McGrain our computer software. Thank you so much for all that By: Ill. Marlin L. Mills, 33º—Deputy of the Supreme Council in Maryland congratulations and best wishes as they begin their you do for us and our clinic! life together! As always, we’d like to remind you all to come visit IF YoU MISSED thE ScottISh rItE Master Steve Ponzillo and Lady Ma- This should be a beautiful trip on- In June, our clinic will be offering speech and lan- us here at the clinic. We always enjoy having visitors crUISE in March, you missed one rie have invited the Scottish Rite to board a great ship. The ports of call guage evaluations to residents of Frederick County and welcome you to stop by any time. Thank you wonderful trip. Seventy-four family join them on a 9-day cruise to New are excellent and will offer many between the ages of 18 months and 18 years. These all for your continued support and best wishes for members and friends traveled to the England and Canada, departing on exciting opportunities to see the evaluations are generously supported by the Albert a happy and healthy spring season! warm Caribbean on Royal Caribbe- September 1, 2011, just in time for rugged New England coast as well and Etta Cohen Fund. You may have seen our adver- an’s Enchantment of the Seas. The the beautiful New England fall foli- as the Canadian autumn landscape. weather was near perfect and the age. There will be a bus departing You may even be the next winner ports of call offered something for from Grand Lodge directly to the while onboard! everyone. Mrs. Mary Lou Hooper ship. Once you take your luggage won a free cruise and another guest out of your car, you will not have For more information or to won over $2,500. Plus, the Scot- to handle it again until it is in your book your memory-making cruise, tish Rite raised some much-needed stateroom aboard Royal Caribbean’s please call Judy Warsaw at money for our Temple and Clinic. Explorer of the Seas. All money Cruises Plus at 410-494-1414 or raised from the cruise will be used 1-800-395-9550. A small deposit Don’t worry, you still have a chance for the Grand Lodge museum and is all you need. We look forward for a wonderful vacation! Grand the Scottish Rite Temple restoration. to seeing you onboard! 10 11 the RITEneWS of Maryland the RITEneWS of Maryland Support your Scottish rite Speech & Language center recent Charitable Contributions BrothErS The Maryland Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation For more information, please contact cALLED FroM gENErAL Margaret P. McCammon in memory of is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization the Scottish Rite Office at 410-243-3200. coNtrIBUtIoNS Ill. Henry Berniker, 33° LABor to whose sole function is to support the Hilgenberg RiteCare Childhood Speech & Language Center. Or send a check directly, payable to: As of March 11, 2011 Phillip & Carol McMillion in memory of EtErNAL rESt The Albert & Etta Cohen Ill. Henry Berniker, 33° Maryland Scottish Rite Charitable Gift Fund Mildred R. Moore in memory of As of March 11, 2011 The average cost to tutor a child for one year is approximately $5,000. Typically, children require an Charitable Foundation Patrick A. Curtis Ill. Henry Berniker, 33° average of two years of tutoring. Your tax-exempt 3800 North Charles Street John M. Porter in memory of James r. Ambrose Douglas M. Deiss, Sr. contribution can make a real difference in these Baltimore, MD 21218 Ill. Henry Berniker, 33° Donald D. Armiger Charles E. Ludwig children’s lives. Catherine Shaw in memory of Allen J. Ball Ill. Henry Berniker, 33° karl F. Ballwanz, Jr. rEcENt IN MEMorY oF Alton g. Billmeier Errol and Joy Smith in memory of coNtrIBUtIoNS Ill. Henry Berniker, 33° John h. Blake As of March 11, 2011 I wish to help a language-disabled child with this enclosed tax-deductible contribution to the Oliver & Christa Strong in memory of charles r. Brenner John & Kit Baker in memory of Hon. John W. Kinnier, 32°, KCCH charles M. collins Maryland Scottish rite charitable Foundation, Inc. (MSrcF, INc.) William E. Mueller, Sr. Dr. Hans & Leah Wilhelmsen richard r. conrades Frederick M. Boland in memory of in memory of William h. Dean $100—Million Dollar Club Membership—Certificate issued Ill. Henry Berniker, 33° Hon. John W. Kinnier, 32°, KCCH $1000—Gold Club Membership—Name to be engraved on plaque at Temple William M. DeLancey Joyce L. Champness in memory of Dr. Hans & Leah Wilhelmsen richard W. Elms Other amount $ _____________ Ill. Herbert F. Hull, Jr., 33° in memory of harry A. Fader All Gifts are tax deductible and can be made in installments. William & Rose Clark in memory of Ill. Herbert F. Hull, Jr., 33° clyde E. Foster My donation is a Hon. John W. Kinnier, 32°, KCCH Dr. Hans & Leah Wilhelmsen in Irving Jaffe Lawrence & Dolores Dressler in memory of Ill. Henry Berniker, 33° General Donation charles E. kinling memory of Ill. Henry Berniker, 33° Dr. Hans & Leah Wilhelmsen in In Memory of _____________________________________________________________________________ charles B. Lowe Edna Fulkoski in memory of memory of Ill. Allen A. Vogt, 33° Anthony Maiocco In Honor of _______________________________________________________________________________ Ill. Henry Berniker, 33° Dr. Hans & Leah Wilhelmsen in Melvin Mathison Commemorating (indicate special occasion) ___________________________________________________ Elva Habicht in memory of memory of Patricia Biggs John t. Mogg Ill. Henry Berniker, 33° Dr. Hans & Leah Wilhelmsen in The Maryland Scottish Rite Foundation, Inc. will acknowledge all gifts to the bereaved family or the person John E. Mooney honored. Edwin & Barbara Henry in memory of memory of Greta Schirmer Elmer L. Morsberger The amount of the gift will not be disclosed. A separate letter will be sent to you acknowledging your tax- Ill. Henry Berniker, 33° Jack & Cheryl Young in memory of Preston A. Pairo, Jr. deductible gift. Harry L.W. Hopkins in memory of Hon. John W. Kinnier, 32°, KCCH reed J. Pierson, Jr. Enclosed is my/our contribution of $ _____________ Annie Laurie Rampley Hopkins Marlin & Brenda Mills in memory of William I. ridgely Barbara Kaelin in memory of Ill. Allen A. Vogt, 33º Please acknowledge to: howard J. roeder Ill. Henry Berniker, 33° Marlin & Brenda Mills in memory of Name _______________________________________________________________________________________ howard W. rush, Sr. Catherine (Gerry) Kalar in memory of Patricia Biggs robert E.L. Schneider, Jr. Street _______________________________________________________________ Apt.# _________________ Ill. Henry Berniker, 33° Marlin & Brenda Mills in memory of russell Sears City & State _________________________________________________________ Zip Code ______________ Walter & Anna Lowery in memory of Walter Moody glenn L. Short Ill. Henry Berniker, 33° Marlin & Brenda Mills in memory of Leonard M. Sloan From (your name): R. Frederick & Renate C. Lunn Jean Gunn’s brother harry g. Smith Name _______________________________________________________________________________________ in memory of Marlin & Brenda Mills in memory of Leo B. Swinderman Ill. Herbert F. Hull, Jr., 33° Peggy Carter’s mother Street _______________________________________________________________ Apt.# _________________ John W. thissell Raymond F. Lunn in memory of City & State _________________________________________________________ Zip Code ______________ Ill. Herbert F. Hull, Jr., 33° John E. Upton Allen A. vogt robert h. Wolf, Jr. roland F. Young 12 13 the RITEneWS of Maryland NON-PROFIT ORG 3800 North Charles Street U.S. Postage Baltimore, MD 21218 PAID Mechanicsburg, PA Permit No. 63 Grand LodGe & ScottiSh rite cruiSe September 1, 2011 Join the Most Worshipful Grand Master Stephen J. Ponzillo, III & Lady Marie and the Deputy to the Supreme Council Marlin L. Mills & Lady Brenda with the Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation & Masonic Charities of Maryland for our fundraising cruise to benefit these worthy charities. cruise on the beautiful “explorer of the Seas” for 9 nights sailing from cape Liberty, new Jersey day Port arrive dePart Thursday Cape Liberty --- 5:00pm Friday Cruising --- --- Saturday Portland, Maine 7:00am 6:00pm Sunday Bar Harbor, Maine 7:00am 5:00pm Monday Saint John, NB (Bay of Fundy) 7:00am 3:00pm Tuesday Halifax, Nova Scotia 9:30am 7:00pm Wednesday Cruising --- --- Thursday Boston, Massachusetts 8:00am 5:00pm Friday Cruising --- --- Saturday Cape Liberty, New Jersey 8:00am --- cateGorieS GrouP rateS Cat PR (Promenade Staterooms, decks 6 & 7) $760.00 per person Cat E2 (Balcony Staterooms, decks 6 & 7) $1,160.00 per person Cat JS (Junior Suite Balcony Rooms, deck 9) $1,560.00 per person Cat GS (Grand Suite Balcony Rooms, deck 10) $1,960.00 per person Cat OS (Owners Suite Balcony Rooms, deck 10) $2,060.00 per person Additional Taxes and Fees $305.00 per person For Additional Information, please contact Judy at Cruises Plus (410) 494-1414 or (800) 395-9550.