Welcome to “June gloom.” Yes, we are now in June and the San Diego weather, as I write this, is cloudy and gloomy. The “May gray” is over but hopefully June will not be so “gloomy.” I say this because we are getting closer to that day when we will be moving into our new Scottish Rite Masonic Center. June will be the last full month where we can be in this building conducting Masonic business and hosting commercial events. It is going to be an exciting month planning and packing all our stuff in preparation for the move in July.
Saturday, June 3rd , was a big day here at Scottish Rite. We played host to the Filipino Masonic community as they celebrated the Philippine Independence Day (June 12th ) with a big dinner event together with a silent auction benefiting the RiteCare Childhood Language Center in San Diego. We are very thankful to all the donors and sponsors of this auction. We had a crowd of over 300 people so I hope the CLC will receive a large donation from this event.
Our June 7 th Stated Meeting will feature the Scottish Rite Woman’s Association. They will be awarding scholarships to deserving high school seniors from our community. The SRWA raised all this scholarship money from their bake sales and other fundraising programs. Please join us and support the SRWA and their scholars. Please make your reservations through this website or by calling the office.
We had a great Spring Class/Reunion last month and as a result we have 18 new members join our Valley. To that end, we will be having our New Member Orientation dinner and presentation on June 14 th starting at 6:00 pm. I ask that all the committee
chairs and the heads of the bodies and their officers attend this event as we welcome our new members. Again, please make your reservations through this website or by calling the office.
Please do not forget that we will have our 29 th Annual Law-Enforcement Night coming up on July 5th . This is a very special event and hope that you will put it on your calendars. Better yet, please make reservations via this website or call the office. It promises to be an excellent event.
JoJo Quimpo, 33°
Scottish Rite Valley of San Diego
Lined up to march in
Chino Torres leading Grand Master Randy Brill
Lined up to march in
Thanks to Mark Read for this great view!
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New Member Orientation on June 14th
All new members are invited to attend an orientation dinner. You will be introduced to all the Scottish Rite Committess and be able to choose the path you want to follow in Scottish Rite. There is something for everyone, and everyone's skills are welcome, especially as we step forward into the new building and the next phase of our presence in San Diego. Dinner is free for new members and their significant others. Please make a reservation today!
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