Trustees Saturday, January 21, 2017
Lake Worth Wednesday, January 24, 2017
Panama City Friday, February 24, 2017
Jacksonville Friday, March 3, 2017
Fort Myers Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Council of 400 Friday/Saturday, July 21/22, 2017
Orlando Friday, July 28, 2017
Trustees Saturday, July 29, 2017
Supreme Council August 18-23, 2017
Cruise September 4-15, 2017
Ocala Monday, October 2, 2017
Tallahassee Thursday, October 5, 2017
Tampa Monday, October 9, 2017
Miami Wednesday, November 15, 2017
Key West Thursday, November 16, 2017
Pensacola Thursday, December 7, 2017
On Monday, September 13, 2016 the Valley of Tampa hosted members of the various youth groups located within their jurisdiction along with the Worshipful Masters of the Blue Lodges also located within their jurisdiction.
MW Stanley Hudson, Grand Master of Masons in Florida was in attendance and took part in the presentations as did Ill. Dale I Goehrig, 33 , Sovereign Grand Inspector General in the Orient of Florida.
The Valley of Tampa celebrated Flag Day on Monday, June 13, 2016. An estimated 100 members (or more!) and their families joined in celebrating the United States Flag. A delicious barbecue dinner was served. The colors were presented by the Scottish Rite Guard. The audience was inspired by the Sweet Adeline’s presentation of patriotic songs and were further inspired by the presentation of a video showing the awarding of the Medal of Honor to Navy Seal Senior Chief Edward Byers, USN. Guest speaker for the evening was Colonel Derek Harvey, USA Ret. who gave a very informative and inspiring talk on the Flag.
It was a very enjoyable evening that was planned and emceed by Ill∴ Mike Beijar. Great job Mike!!
You are invited to join Lady Rebba and Ill. Dale I. Goehrig
on the Scottish Rite “Voyage of the Glaciers” Fundraising Cruise
from Anchorage (Whittier) Alaska to Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
September 9-16, 2017
Cruise Itinerary: Anchorage – Hubbard Glacier – Glacier Bay – Skagway – Juneau – Ketchikan-Vancouver, BC
Stateroom Category Price*
Mini Suite (Cat. MB) $2264
Balcony (Cat. BD) 1949
Ocean view (Cat. OC) 1684
Inside (Cat. IB) 1039
*Prices as of 5/16/16 pp (per person), double occupancy. Taxes, port charges, and government fees are $215 per person. Other stateroom categories available. Please call for prices.**
20% pp fully refundable deposit due at time of reservation. Balance not due till June 26, 2017. If you purchased a future cruise credit on board a prior Princess cruise, no additional deposit is due. You will also receive an on board credit.
Optional Land Package
- 1 night in Fairbanks
- Riverboat cruise on Chena River
- 1 night at Denali Princess Wilderness Lodge
- 1 night at Mt. McKinley Wilderness Lodge
- Princess Rail Journey to Anchorage
- 1 night in Anchorage
Land package is approximately $1175 + tax pp based on category (as of 7/8/16)
Additional itinerary information for land package and cruise available at www.firstpicktravel.net
Make Your Reservation
by calling Jeff Pick, 32° KCCH
Tel: 941-993-0990 or email
The Valley of Jacksonville held its 245th Spring Reunion on April 12 and 14–16, 2016. Eight new 32nd Degree Brothers received the degrees of the Rite and were made Masters of the Royal Secret
Below are several pictures of Jacksonville Valley Scottish Rite Brothers in costume at the Reunion. The following degrees were conferred:4o, 5o, 14o, 18o, 21o, 29o, 30o, 31o, and 32o .
Submitted by Ill. Corbin Elliot, 33o
Brother Fred Wright, 32° and other brethren from the Valley of Fort Myers visited Englewood, FL Lodge 360 on February 16, 2016 as representatives of the Supreme Council to recognize Br. Paul Katrenak, 32°, for his completion of the Master Craftsman Program.
The Scottish Rite Master Craftsman Program is a course of study offered to 32nd Degree Master Masons under the guidance and leadership of the Supreme Council, 33rd degree, of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, in Washington DC. The Program is designed as an advanced education in the Symbolism, Ritual, History, and Philosophy of Freemasonry and the Scottish Rite.
In the photo below, Br. Fred Wright (left Center) presents Paul Katrenak (right center) the Scottish Rite certificate for successful completion of the Master Craftsman Program. Far left is Worshipful Stoney Stonecipher Master of Englewood Lodge and far right is Illustrious Harry Schafer, 33°, President of the Englewood Scottish Rite Club.
Submitted by Brother Fred Wright.
Eleven of our Canadian Brothers made the trip south to Panama City and attended both days of our Spring Reunion. On Saturday during lunch “Team 24” called up Ill. Resch, our Personal Representative, General Secretary, Master of Kadosh and eight members of our Knights of Saint Andrew and made them honorary members of “Team 24” and presented them with lapel pins and baseball caps. In a special presentation our Valley was also given a Canadian flag. In return the Valley of Panama City presented “Team 24” a 33rd Degree cap to be displayed in the Valley of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan.
After lunch and our portrayal of the 21st Degree the lodge room was set up and the 24th Degree was demonstrated beautifully and with great drama. Portraying King Solomon was none other than the Deputy of the Supreme Council for Saskatchewan, Ill. William C. Fitzsimmons. The team was assisted by eight members or our Knights of Saint Andrew who filled in non-speaking parts.
It was a wonderful Reunion with our Canadian visitors and a large turnout of our own members totaling approximately 95 in attendance. We were also thrilled to have some members back in the Valley who had been unable to attend in some time due to illnesses which made it really like a Reunion.