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Presentation of 9th Degree

07-09-2015 06:39:00
     On Thursday July 16th at 7:30 P.M. there will be a "radio style" presentation of the 9th degree: Master of the Temple at the Green Mountain Masonic Center. The 9th degree, which requires a large cast, is not offered very often so check your passport!     There are also tentative plans to meet at the Vermont Tap House at 6:00 P.M. for some fellowship. Hope to see you all there.

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Installation of Officers

06-12-2015 13:08:00
At the annual meeting of the Valley of Burlington the following slate of officers was elected:Haswell Lodge of Perfection: Thrice Potent Master, Brian Chaffee; Deputy Master, Stewart Robinson. J.W. Roby Council Princes of Jerusalem: Sovereign Prince, John Oleszkiewicz; High Priest David Schuler. Harley M. Watkins, chapter of Rose Croix: Most Wise Master, John Parenteau; Senior Warden, Seth Zimmerman. Vermont Consistory: Commander in Chief: Richard Backus; First Lt. Commander, Tom Johnston; 2nd Lt. Commander, Eric Steele. Also elected, Secretary Ryan Lawrence and Treasurer James Selleck.

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Scottish Rite Research Society

03-26-2015 10:41:00
Over the last week we've received two publications from the Scottish Rite Research Society which is based in Washington D.C. at the SMJ House of the Temple. The publications include the so-called Jamaican Francken Manuscript in one volume and the annual edition of Heredom. Heredom includes a number of scholarly research articles on various topics of interest. Anyone who is interested in the history of the rite and its evolution would benefit from joining. They have a Facebook page and website of course so check it out at: scottishriteresearch.com

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Maunday Thursday Observance

03-15-2015 11:38:00
This year's Maunday Thursday observance will be held on Friday the 27th of March at the Green Mountain Masonic Center at 7:00 pm. This is, as you probably know, our annual event which commemorates those who have left us in the recent past. The public is invited and the loved ones of departed brothers are invited and welcomed. Light refreshments to follow

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18th Degree, Knight of Rose Croix

03-15-2015 11:36:00
The 18th Degree, Knight of the Rose Croix will be presented at the Green Mountain Masonic Center on Thursday the 19th of March. There will be a catered dinner at 6:30 pm. to be followed by the degree at 7:30 pm.

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Busy February

02-02-2015 20:55:00
February is shaping up to be a busy and productive month. This Saturday, the 7th will see two annual events, The Council of Deliberation and the Night of Freemasonry.The Council of Deliberation is an opportunity for Valley Officers throughout the state to discuss issues that have surfaced throughout the year. it is to be held at the beautiful Masonic Temple on Academy Street in Barre.The Night of Freemasonry is being hosted by the Valley of Burlington at the Green Mountain Masonic Center. This is a relaxed fellowship event with a dinner catered this year by Bove's in Burlington. After dinner Masonic appendant bodies will discuss their activities ad programs. This event is open to the public so it's an opportunity to bring friends and family who are curious about Masonry.Wednesday the 11th the Valley will be presenting the 12th degree. This is likely to be a unique presentation as the Valley is attempting to address the problem of presenting a full production with limited resources while preserving the dignity,solemnity and intent of the original.We certainly hope to see you at as many of these events as you can.

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Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year

01-05-2015 18:24:00
Another year is in the books and, by most criteria it's been a good one. We have been able, and continue to offer, the activities and programs members have come to enjoy.We worked at the Stowe car show, (an important fundraiser for us,) greeted visitors at a statewide open house, presented the 4th and 14th degrees and had a very successful Chili Pot Luck fellowship event. During the winter and early spring two degrees, the 15th, Knight of the East and 19th, Grand Pontiff will be offered here in Burlington and we will also be actively involved in the presentation of reunion degrees in Brandon. On March 26th will will present our annual Maundy Thursday ceremony.If it has been awhile since you've had the opportunity to attend a Valley of Burlington event we would love to see you come out and enjoy the activities. If you need a ride or there is any other way we can facilitate your attendance please feel free to contact the office at 802-878-0120 on Monday or Tuesday evenings.The leadership of the Valley extends to you our best wishes for a happy, healthy and prosperous new year. Hope to see you at a Valley activity soon.

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Request for Submissions,

12-01-2014 18:47:00
We would love to have your submissions for our next newsletter "The Rite Times," to be published in late December.Promote your event, provide an interesting educational piece, or give a brother some credit for a job well done. It doesn't have to be Pulitzer grade journalism just a sincere effort to communicate to your fellow members of the Rite. If you have pictures we'll try to get those in too!E-mail submissions to theriteplace@myfairpoint.net or srobi47991@aol.com. Thanks in advance.

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Joint Scottish Rite, York Rite Chili Pot Luck

11-12-2014 10:53:00
On November 20th at 6:30 P.M. the Valley of Burlington and Burlington York Rite will jointly host a Chili Pot Luck at the Green Mountain Masonic Center. This event will be open to any Master Mason so if you've been curious about either Rite please drop in.In addition to a great meal there promises to be some fun fellowship activities . We'd love to see some Brother who haven't been able to get out for a while. This will be a great chance to reconnect and get caught up. If you're only going to make one activity this year, this would be the one!

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Brother Jack Cambell

10-27-2014 10:39:00
We are all saddened to hear of the passing of Past Grand Master Jack Campbell. He was a man of high Masonic standard who will be greatly missed.As a relatively new Mason and Scottish Rite brother, the writer only knew Brother Jack for a short time. I will always remember Brother Jack's delivery of the interrogatory in the 14th degree and the solemn reflection it facilitated for all the candidates. In that simple act he made us all better men as he had so many before.What an incredible legacy and imspiration to us all.

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Barre Reunion

09-05-2014 11:01:00
 The reunion scheduled for September 20, 2014, from 9:00 AM to 1:00 PM will feature presentations of the 11th and 16th degrees. The Barre Masonic Temple is located at 2 Academy Street in Barre. Hope to see you there.

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New Location for Fourth Degree

09-03-2014 19:37:00
The Valley will be presenting the fourth degree at 7:00 PM on the 18th of September at North Start Lodge #12, 52 Bridge Street, Richmond. While the new location was made necessary by a conflict at the Green Mountain Masonic Center, Valley leadership is excited to be presenting the degree in a new venue. Brothers from the Richmond Lodge will be recieving an educational presentation on the Rite at their regular communication on the 9th of September and, although the rite already enjoys great support from North Star Brothers, hopefully others may be inspired to join us for the fourth!Master Masons who want to join the rite in the 2014-15 year should plan to attend as the degree is a pre-requisite to all other degrees. Hope to see you there.

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New Educational Web Site

08-27-2014 15:29:00
Folks who are interested in the history of Masonry and the Scottish Rite are sure to enjoy a new web site created by Brother Eric Steel and his son Luke. The site, found at www.masonrytoday.com features daily updates with profiles of famous, (and occasionally infamous,) brothers. There is also a helpful glossary of terms unique to the craft.

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Propsects Night Planned

08-11-2014 13:02:00
August 21st at 7:00 P.M. Master Masons who have thought about joining Scottish Rite should plan to attend this event. It will include a presentation about the Rite and fellowship activities.While attendance does not obligate the brother in any way, we had such a great time last year three brothers di join and we are proud to number them among the 32nd Degree Scottish rite Brothers after a year of enlightenment in the craft.We look forward to seeing you there!

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Fibonacci Lodge Constituted

06-30-2014 16:28:00
Fibonacci Lodge # 112 was constituted, consecrated and had its officers installed yesterday in Barre. The constitution of a Lodge is a rare ceremony, impressive in its solemnity and befitting of the historic occasion that the creation of a new lodge is. The brothers of Fibonacci Lodge are to be congratulated on their labors which have been justly rewarded.

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Call for Submissions

06-09-2014 20:05:00
We are about to publish a print newsletter. If you would like to promote your event, publish an educational piece or simply communicate a suggestion please do so through the "contact us" link. We'd love to hear from you.

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Bro. Ryan Lawrence elected Secretary.

06-09-2014 19:49:00
Brother Ryan Lawrence 32nd  has been elected Secretary for the Valley of Burlington. His hours at the Green Mountain Masonic Center will be 5-7 P.M. Monday and Tuesday. Welcome BrotherRyan, I'm sure we're all looking forward to working with you.

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New 32nd Degree Brothers

05-12-2014 14:26:00
Please join us in congratulating Brothers who participated in our May 26th Consistory reunion and attained the 32nd degree. Brothers Maury McCrillis, Pierre LeTourneau, George Passage, David Schuler, Bill Miles and Kenneth Morton Sr. observed the 20th, and combined 31st and 32nd degrees in the day long event that also included service awards for Brother Randy Carey and Chris Allen.We look forward to our new Brother's participation in future Valley events.

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