NOVEMBER 28, 2018 STATED MEETING
The November stated meeting for the Valley of Quincy will be held on the
fourth Wednesday of the month, 11/28/2018, on the 4th floor of the Quincy Masonic Temple.
FOR WIDOWS AT THANKSGIVING TIME
around Thanksgiving, The Valley of Quincy will be purchasing flowers for the widows of our
deceased MSA and 33rd degree Scottish Rite members. The flowers will be delivered by
members of our Valley. This effort is being done to help honor our deceased brothers,
and, also, give us an opportunity to visit their widows to help demonstrate our continuing interest and support.
HOLIDAY DINNER REVISIONS
several years, the Valley of Quincy has scheduled a Holiday Dinner, between Thanksgiving and Christmas, for MSA and 33rd
degree members and their ladies. It was recommended by the Trustees, and passed by members in attendance at the October
24, 2018 Stated Meeting, that this event be modified. First, the dinner will now be open to all members of the Quincy Valley
Scottish Rite and their ladies. Potential candidates and their ladies will also be welcome to attend. Second, the event will
be scheduled in the Spring, perhaps around Valentine's Day, rather than Christmas time. Therefore, there will not be a Holiday Dinner scheduled for this year,
but we look forward to having annual Spring time dinner events for our members beginning in 2019.
2018 FALL REUNION
THE 2018 QUINCY VALLEY FALL REUNION WILL BE HELD ON SATURDAY NOVEMBER 3, 2018 AT THE QUINCY
MASONIC TEMPLE. THE REUNION STARTS AT 7:30AM WITH CONTINENTAL BREAKFAST AND ENDS WITH A BANQUET AND AWARDS CEREMONY AT
5:00PM. CANDIDATES ARE NEEDED: CONTACT THE CONSISTORY OFFICE AT 217-222-0230 FOR PETITIONS OR FOLLOW THE
INSTRUCTIONS BELOW TO COMPLETE ON-LINE (ELECTRONIC) PETITIONS FOR MEMBERSHIP.
INSTRUCTION SHEET FOR ON-LINE PETITIONS FOR SCOTTISH RITE MEMBERSHIP
NOTE: Many potential (new) Scottish Rite candidates may be interested in applying for Scottish Rite membership
on-line and having the process done electronically. This instruction sheet can be distributed by 1st Line Signers
to potential new candidates to assist them in completing the on-line petition. Please note that Masons in good standing who
live outside of Illinois (but in the USA, however) can join a Valley in Illinois.
STEP 1. GO TO OUR WEBSITE, scottishritenmj.org
At home page (near bottom of page), click on “BECOME A MEMBER”
STEP 3. In first paragraph of the page,
click on “membership application”
STEP 4. Complete the application… type in name, occupation,
Blue Lodge, etc.
Use the dropdown for the State
Use the dropdown for the Valley… Quincy
Type in information for Recommending Brother (1st
NOTE: 1ST LINE SIGNER IS NOT MANDATORY; MUST VERIFY BLUE LODGE, HOWEVER.
Click “yes” if there is a 2nd
Line Signer to be recorded
STEP 5. When the on-line application
A copy can be printed off
Click on “SUBMIT”
After the application is submitted, it
is sent electronically to the Valley Secretary and noted “pending member application”. The Secretary will review
the petition, correct any errors, enter the Effective Date (Reunion Date) and click ADD to enter the information into MDS
and generate a member number. The Secretary will then contact the candidate to discuss payment of fees, Reunion date, dues,
etc. The Secretary will also mail out a letter or send an e-mail to both the candidate and 1st Line Signer.
Sick and Distressed Brethren
Foote and David Ernst are residents in Schaphers Alzheimer's unit at the Illinois Veterans
Home, 1707 N 12th St, Quincy, IL 62301-1355. Kenneth Morrison is a resident at Elmore Hall.
Leroy Veach is in Anderson Barracks at the Home, and often serves as an escort for other residents
going to Doctor appointments. These Brothers, who have served our country, appreciate having
Kenneth Chatten, Paul Gabriel, Harold
Hoskins, & Larry Lewis are residents in Good Samaritan Home, 2130 Harrison St., Quincy, IL, 62301-6756.
The following members live in cottages at Good Samaritan Home: Richard Bowman, 39D; Carl Koehser, 41C;
Raymond Scheiter, 49B, and Larry Williams, 45B. A visit, card, or phone
call to these members would be appreciated.
ALL THESE PEOPLE IN YOUR THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS.