We are now in the month of February, which brings to mind two holidays: Valentine’s Day and President’s Day. The latter, however it originated, provides us a day to remember Presidents George Washington and Abraham Lincoln, whose birthdays are in February and to honor any U.S. president who has served our country. It is also a time to take advantage of a long weekend to relax and get away from work.
Valentine’s Day, however, is special to me because it is a day we are to celebrate Love, romantic or otherwise; a time to celebrate our spouses, our family, and our friends. As Scottish Rite Masons, one way to celebrate our love is through our support of the RiteCare Childhood Language Program. This February 3rd, the Valley of San Diego is holding its 9th Annual Robert Burns Supper Fundraiser benefitting the RiteCare Childhood Language Center in San Diego. There will be lots of food and libations at this event and a silent auction with plenty of wonderful auction items.
Our Stated Meeting Dinner on February 7th will honor the newly installed officers and their ladies of the four Scottish Rite Bodies: Lodge of Perfection, Chapter of Rose Croix, Council of Kadosh, and the Consistory. If you have not made your reservations, please do so ASAP through this website or by calling the office.
Another important event this month is our SGIG Advisory Conference on February 28th starting with a buffet dinner at 6:00 pm. This is open to all members but be sure to make your reservations to attend.
All these events will be at our new Scottish Rite Masonic Center in Mission Valley.
Please pass on this information to other members who you know do not have email access. If you have any questions, please contact the office via phone or email.
NOTE: As a member, if you have not been receiving emails from Scottish Rite and wish to do so, please provide us with your latest email address by calling the office.
May your Presidents’ Day be relaxing and enjoyable and do not forget your special loved one(s) on Valentine’s Day.
JoJo Quimpo, 33°
Scottish Rite Valley of San Diego
The Scottish Rite Center
Enjoy some photos of the Scottish Rite Center as it came to life over years of planning and construction. We will add more as each room is furnished and begins to fulfill its purpose.
We expect this building to serve the San Diego Masonic community for a very long time.
San Diego RiteCare CLC Golf Tournament
The annual fund-raising golf tournament has an exciting new format. Any foursome can win the SD RiteCare CLC Challenge Cup. Winners will have their name on this handsome cup. Be the first team to win it!
How to be involved?
Create a team of four golfers
Scan the QR code on the flyer to go to the registration site
Register all four members of your team at once.
Practice to win!
Single golfers can sign up too. You will be placed on a team.
There will be hole sponsorship opportunities. All donations benefit the San Diego RiteCare CLC. Click the flyer for more information.
Will you be the first team to register?
Each year the Valley of San Diego Community Foundation grants scholarships to deserving high school graduates. These are renewable each year for four years if the student maintains a required GPA. These scholarships can help pay tuition, room and board, purchase books and supplies, or other necessities for the struggling college student.
Deadline for applications is May 31, 2024. The application must include a transscript, recommendation letters, and personal essay. Applicants will also be invited to attend an interview.