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From the Desk of the Secretary - December 2017

December calendar schedule:

13 Dec, Executive Committee meeting
17 Dec, SR Team practice
20 Dec, Officer installations for All Bodies

Unpaid Dues

There remain 48 members on the 31 December 2017 list to be suspended for non-payment of dues for 2 years.

Hopefully each of you will have a happy and enjoyable Christmas.

REPEAT:

Please keep your membership information current. Notify us of any change in email, mailing address, Blue Lodge membership, spouse name, etc. Also, please have someone notify us of any change in your health. Contact information for the Valley can be found Here.

William J Loerch,
Secretary

From the Desk of the Secretary - November 2017

November Calendar Schedule

5 Nov - SR Team practice
8 Nov - Executive Committee meeting
15 Nov Elections for All Bodies
19 Nov - SR Team practice.

October Reunion

The October Reunion for new members was a success. Hopefully, we will see each one at all Valley meetings/events.

Membership and Annual Dues

Currently there are 54 members who are on the 31 December 2017 list to besuspended for non-payment of dues for 2 years. If you know any of them, please ask that they continue their membership, Or let the Personal Representative know why they will not continue their membership.

Unhappy Notice

Each of us has promised not to discuss with anyone, especially with non-members of this Valley, any issue in the Scottish Rite and/or this Valley that is not complimentary. We recently had a member who openly spoke out-of- turn with a negative report concerning this Valley. That member had no authority to speak of such, and could be held guilty of non-Masonic conduct.

Membership Information

Please keep your membership information current. Notify us of any change in email, mailing address, Blue Lodge membership, spouse name, etc. Also, please have someone notify us of any change in your health.

William J. Loerch,
Secretary

From the Desk of the Secretary - October 2017

October calendar schedule:

11 Oct - Executive Committee meeting
15 Oct - SR Team practice
18 Oct - Nominations for All Bodies
28 Oct - Reunion.

Alabama Honors Day

The September Alabama Honors day was an outstanding event. Montgomery Valley coronated Illustrious Rani P. Christie, 33° and Illustrious Lee S Dolihite, 33° after investing Honorable James L Cole, 32° KCCH: Honorable John J Hall III, 32° KCCH: Honorable James A McKinney, 32° KCCH: Honorable Michael L Mims, 32° KCCH: Honorable Grady C Welden, 32° KCCH.
We sincerely congratulate each of them.

Annual Dues

A hearty thanks to each member who has paid their 2018 dues. We regret a few notification errors happened because of the Supreme Council timing of preparing those notices. Currently there are 60 members who are on the 31 December 2017 list to be suspended for non-payment of dues for 2 years.

Reunion 28 Oct

Our list of petitions for the 28 October reunion contains 12 persons with a few more interested Masons being mentioned that have not petitioned.

REPEAT: Please keep your membership information current.
Notify us of any change in email, mailing address, Blue Lodge membership, spouse name, etc.
Also, please have someone notify us of any change in your health.

William J Loerch,
Secretary

From the Desk of the Secretary - August 2017

Honors Day 2017

Reminder: 23 September 2017 is the State-wide Honors day ceremonies to be held in Montgomery. If you want to attend the function, registration is required. (Each Valley Secretary has blank forms.)

The Supreme Council elected the following Montgomery individuals to receive Honors:

Honorary Inspector General, 33°

Rani P. Christie
Lee S. Dolihite

Knights Commander Court of Honour, KCCH

James L. Cole
John J. Hall III
James A McKinney
Michael L Mims
Grady C. Welden

We hope that you will join in congratulating each of those deserving Brothers

August Calendar Schedule

6 Aug - SR Team practice
9 Aug - Executive Committee meeting
16 Aug - Lodge of Perfection meeting
20 Aug - SR Team practice
23 Aug - KCCH meal & Auction
27 Aug - 33° Team practice

REPEAT: Please keep your membership information current. Notify us of any change in email, mailing address, Blue Lodge membership, spouse name, etc. Also, please have someone notify us of any change in your health.

William J Loerch,
Secretary

From the Desk of the Secretary - July 2017

Hopefully, your reading this note finds you in good spirits.

Thanks to the generosity of Scottish Rite Club members, the roof has again been “repaired” to stop the leaks. If that does not permanently work, a replacement of the roof will be required. Let us all hope and pray a replacement is not required.

We have a few caps and rings in the Office that have been purchased but not picked-up. If you happen to be one of those, please stop in the Office to get them. Also, as we no longer keep spare caps and rings, members must pay for them before being ordered.

2017 is again a year for Honors to be bestowed. The ceremonies and banquet is scheduled for 23 September 2017. Montgomery Valley will have 2 members receiving the 33rd Degree, and 5 members receiving KCCH honors. If you want to attend the function, registration is required. (Each Valley Secretary has blank forms.)

Because Montgomery is again hosting the State-wide 2017 Honors ceremonies, the anticipated number of Brothers and guests attending the Banquet caused us to seek a location to hold more than 100 people. We have reserved the catering and dining area of the Frazer United Methodist Church on Atlanta Highway. Hopefully, all attending will have a wonderful time and meal.

REPEAT: Please keep your membership information current. Notify us of any change in email, mailing address, Blue Lodge membership, spouse name, etc. Also, please have someone notify us of any change in your health.

William J Loerch,
Secretary

From the Desk of the Secretary - June 2017

Welcome to the Montgomery Scottish Rite (AASR) Valley Web-site.
If you have a question, suggestion or issue concerning this Valley, please email (mvsr@bellsouth.net) or call 334-277-8109 (leave a message if phone is not answered) or write (PO Box 210956, Montgomery, AL 36121), we will respond as soon as possible.

Membership Information

We ask you to keep your membership information current. Notify us of any change in email, mailing address, Blue Lodge membership, spouse name, etc. Also, please have someone notify us of any change in your health.

Dues

Regretfully, the Supreme Council increased 2017 membership per capita. Accordingly, we had to increase annual membership cost … the first in years. In addition, as you may have noticed, the cost of joining the Scottish Rite has increased. To off-set some of that cost, we now include a tungsten 14th Degree ring and Patent given to each new member during a Lodge meeting. Because of problems with the “year sticker” for membership cards, the Supreme Council decided to replace cards each year. If you are a Perpetual member, the card is considered permanent and will not be replaced. Replacement membership cards can be ordered through this office for $5.00. The Supreme Council distributes annual dues notices around August, and if not paid, a reminder around April of each year. The “year” of Scottish Rite membership starts on 1 January. If not paid for 2 years, the member is suspended for non-payment of dues on 31 December of the second year. Reinstatement cost is $100.00 to be paid with an application for reinstatement.

The Newsletter

Work in preparing a newsletter has been hampered. We hope to soon have a reoccurring mailing to keep members informed of Valley happenings. Also, a calendar of events is available on this Web-site. Click "Calendar of Events on the left hand menu.

If possible, we would like to have you join us in our monthly Lodge of Perfection meeting. There is a covered-dish social at 6:30 PM; the meeting starts at 7:30 PM. We really need members to become active participants in the Valley. Remember, the future and leadership of the Scottish Rite and this Valley depends on each of you.


William (Bill) Loerch,
Secretary