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Valley of Covington & Valley of Lexington Orient of Kentucky
Thomas C. Cecil Masonic Lodge No.375 • Pikeville, KY
November 5, 2016
Scottish Rite Day Jewel
A handsome, new jewel or medallion, similar to the one pictured here, is being commissioned. They will be available in November 2016, to all Masons who are made a Scottish Rite Mason at the Joint Covington-Lexington One Day Reunion on Saturday, November the 5thth, in Pikeville KY. and in Madisonville on Saturday, October the 29th.
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CONTACT VALLEY OF COVINGTON
2016 HOLIDAY GALA
Saturday, December 10, 2016
The Metropolitan Club
50 E. Rivercenter Boulevard • 19th Floor
Covington, KY 41011
The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry is commonly known as the Scottish Rite. It is one of several appendant groups of the worldwide fraternity known as Freemasonry.
Each Valley has up to four Scottish Rite bodies, and each body confers a set of degrees. Read more...
Well…How about that winter?!? The last snow storm of the winter landed close enough to our March reunion as to bring all of our best laid plans to a screeching halt. The Morehead Club stepped up and went above and beyond to make this reunion a success but God had other plans. What’s the old saying? “When you want to make God laugh, tell him your plans (or show him your budget).” Oh well, makes me look forward to our March meeting that much more.
Even though 2015 was off to a rough start, it is shaping up to be a great year for the Valley of Covington. VMAP has the creative juices flowing and I, for one, am excited about the new opportunities it is presenting. Our Scot’s Guard has decided to help out with our stated meeting’s educational programs by taking on a degree. Our 3/5/7 attendance award is stirring up some excitement (thanks in a large part to Bro. Marty Lewis). This year also marks the first time since I was appointed Personal Representative that the Valley will be hosting the Honors Ceremony this November in Louisville.
I would also like to take this opportunity to congratulate our new corps of line officers and introduce the new heads of the bodies. Bro. Ray Murphy, 32° KCCH is our new Venerable Master of Delta Lodge of Perfection. Bro. Bobby Crittendon, 32° KCCH and Past Grand Commander of the Grand Commandry of KY is the new Wise Master of Keshvan Chapter, Knights Rose Croix. And if all goes well, Bro. G.R. Hamm, 32° KCCH will be installed as Preceptor of Fred Webber Council, Knights Kadosh and our very own Big Loveable Ginger, Eric Creech, 32° KCCH will be installed as Commander of Indra Consistry in May. The Valley is blessed with outstanding officers and I am excited to be able to work with them. On behalf of the entire Valley, I would like to thank Bro.’s Johnny Yates, 32° KCCH, Tom Wheeler, 32° KCCH, Brad Brammell, 32° KCCH and Sheldon Sammons, 32° KCCH for their years of service.
Finally, I would like to invite all Scottish Rite Mason to attend our traditional Maundy Thursday Service hosted by the Ashland Russell Scottish Rite Club. Our Wise Master and Director for the service is Bro. Barry Eastham, 33° who, as anyone who has ever heard him will attest, is an EXCELLENT ritualist. This will be the first time that I have witnessed the ceremony conferred in the old form but I have heard that it is a beautiful and meaningful service. And, in case you were wondering, yes, this is the ceremony that all Knights Rose Croix are obligated to attend. It will be held at Fred M. Gross Lodge in Westwood, KY on Maundy Thursday (the Thursday before Easter) at 7:00 p.m.
Anxiously awaiting the company of my Scottish Rite brothers, until then,
Sincerely proud and humbly thankful,
Jeff Bryant, 33°