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DESCRIPTIONApril—June 2011 Volume 1, Issue 7 Valley of Newport News, Orient of Virginia, AASR Sincerely & Fraternally, Skip Parker Page 4 -“From the Secretary’s Desk” Let’s all do what we can to support this major fundraising so that we can help the children at the Speech and Childhood Valley Personal Representative Message Ill. C. A. Parker, IGH Page 2 - Valley Rep Message Inside this Issue Page 3 -Upcoming Activities Page 7 - 2011 Valley Officers Page 6 - Scottish Rite Degrees
Volume 1, Issue 7 Valley of Newport News, Orient of Virginia, AASR
Valley Personal Representative Message Ill. C. A. Parker, IGH
Inside this Issue
Page 2 - Valley Rep Message
Page 3 -Upcoming Activities
Page 4 -From the Secretarys Desk
Page 5 -Venerable Masters Message
-Knights of St. Andrew
Page 6 - Scottish Rite Degrees
Page 7 - 2011 Valley Officers
Sincerely & Fraternally, Skip Parker
Well, Brethren, it appears Spring has finally arrived and, if you are like most people,
youve ventured outside to soak up some of those warming rays. Good for you!
Many of us are busy planning for the Spring Reunion scheduled for the weekend of
April 15-16 as well as our Ring Ceremony on April 17. If you know of anyone who is
interested in joining our Spring Class, have them get in touch with our Secretary, Ill. Pete Eure,
Wednesday, May 18 will find our Valley hosting the annual Ill. William M. Johnson
Memorial Golf Tournament at the Williamsburg National Golf Club. The cost is $80 per player
and the slots will sell out fast. Williamsburg National is a fantastic facility and the management
team up there is very accommodating to our needs. All the proceeds will go toward the Speech
and Childhood Language Disorders Clinic at Old Dominion University.
The Scottish Rite Picnic will be held on Saturday, June 11, at the Scottish Rite Masonic
Center. Come on out and bring your entire family.
Looking a little ahead, the Valley of Newport News will be the host Valley for the
Virginia Scottish Rite Conference. Our own Ill. Jack Smith is the President of the Conference
and I know he would appreciate the support of his Valley. Please mark your calendars and plan
to attend the Virginia Scottish Rite Conference September 23-24 at the Omni Hotel in Newport
News. More information will be provided in the next newsletter.
Brethren, the Valley of Newport News Scottish Rite very much appreciates you being a
member of the Valley and would ask that you make every effort to participate in the various
events that are held annually. Make being a Scottish Rite Mason a priority in your busy
schedule and help your Valley to grow.
Thats all the news thats available for our Valley. Have a wonderful Spring and enjoy the warmer weather.
Have you signed up to play in the Annual Ill.
William M. Johnson Memorial Golf
Have you signed up to sponsor a hole at
the Golf Tournament?
Have you volunteered to help with
the Golf Tournament?
Lets all do what we can to support this
major fundraising so that we can help the
children at the Speech and Childhood
Language Disorders Clinic at ODU !
Valley of Newport News
Ill. James D. Cole, 33 Sovereign Grand Inspector General of Virginia
Ill. Clifford A. Parker, IGH Personal Representative of the SGIG in Virginia
Ill. Adrian L. Pete Eure, IGH Secretary for the Valley of Newport News
Ill. Danny O. Belott, IGH Assist. Secretary for Valley of Newport News
Ill. Gerald E. Burks, IGH Treasurer for the Valley of Newport News
Bro. Harold C. Joyner, KCCH Almoner for the Valley of Newport News
Ill. James E. Lassiter, IGH Chairman of the Trustees
Newport News Lodge of Perfection
Bro. James Allen Freeman, KCCH Venerable Master
Newport News Chapter of Rose Croix
Bro. William Lee Luthie, KCCH Wise Master
Newport News Council of Kadosh
Bro. Randolph Locknane Rogers, KCCH Commander
Newport News Consistory
Bro. James Allen Freeman, KCCH Master of Kadosh
Knights of St. Andrew
Bro. William Franklin Overby, 32 Venerable Master
Chartered October 12, 1912
April 8 - 29th Degree Practice at NNSR
Masonic Center 7:00pm
April 15-16 - Valley of Newport News Scottish
Rite Spring Reunion
April 17 - Spring Reunion Ring Ceremony 3:00pm
April 27 - Valley of Newport News Stated
Meeting 7:30pm (dinner @6:30pm)
May 18 - Ill. William M. Johnson Memorial
Golf Tournament1:00pm Shotgun Start at Williamsburg national Golf Club
May 24 - Knights of St. Andrew Stated Meeting 7:00pm
May 25 - Valley of Newport News Stated
Meeting 7:30pm (dinner@6:30pm)
June 11 - Valley of Newport News Family
June 22 - Valley of Newport News Stated
Meeting 7:30pm (dinner@6:30pm)
Our stated meetings are held on the fourth
Wednesday of the month at 7:30pm. A
deliciously prepared Dutch Treat dinner is
served at 6:30pm prior to all meetings w/e of
July & August. The Ladies of the Scottish Rite meet at all meetings w/e of the July &
August Stated meetings.
Editor: Bro. J. Richard Rawls, 32o
Asst. Ed.: Ill. David A. Burkus, IGH
Offices: 65 Saunders Rd.
Newport News, VA 23601
Phone: 757 599 6617
Fax: 757 599 0021
Please support your Blue Lodge, your
Scottish Rite and all other Masonic Bodies
you are a member of.
They all need your support.
Your business card
could also be in our
consider placing your
card in our next
Please contact Richard
Rawls for details.
By this time, each member of the Valley of Newport News Scottish Rite should have received
their dues notice from the Supreme Council for their 2011 dues. Several members who paid their
dues have called the office and said that the year was not shown on the current dues card. I agree
that it is hard to see, but, if you look just above the members signature line, you will see 2011. It blends in with the background. Dues are very important to the operation of any Scottish Rite
Valley, Blue Lodge, or any other Masonic organization that you may belong to. At the present time,
there are 215 members of our Valley who have not submitted their 2011 dues. That equates to
$21,500.00, which the Valley of Newport News Scottish Rite needs to operate your Scottish Rite
Masonic Center. Please check your dues card and make sure it says 2011. If you have any questions concerning your dues, please contact the office (757-599-6617) and we will see if we can
help you. We have approximately 25 to 30 members who are in arrears in their dues and are subject
to suspension for non-payment of dues. Please contact the Secretary and let me help you in
resolving the problem concerning your dues. We DO NOT want to loose anyone because of non-
payment of dues.
Members: If you have moved and/or changed your mailing address, please let the secretary
know!!! We need your new address in order to be sure that you are receiving all correspondence
from the Valley of Newport News Scottish Rite or the Supreme Council. Please keep us up to
I look forward to seeing you at the next Stated Meeting where we will be remembering our
Brothers who have passed. We will be having our Remembrance and Renewal program. It will again be presented by Brother Herbert J. Smith, Jr. KCCH and his team. See you at the meeting!!
From the Secretarys Desk Ill. Adrian L. Eure, IGH
We Need Your Help
Ill. Adrian "Pete" Eure, IGH, Secretary
We have made an effort to provide you information and communications in a timely manner via this
newsletter, our Web Page and on Facebook. We very much need your help so that we can enhance the methods of communicating with you. Please provide us with your name, home address, phone
number and email address. Our records need to be updated and with this information, we will be
better able to keep you informed. Please send your information to: email@example.com
All information you provide the Valley of Newport News will be confidential and
not shared with anyone else.
You can find the Valley of Newport News Scottish Rite at:
We are also on Facebook.
Go to Facebook.com and search for Newport News Scottish Rite.
We are using both locations to post upcoming events and to keep you informed as to the activities of
the Valley of Newport News Scottish Rite. Check them both out and let us know what you think !
Richard Rawls, Communications/PR Committee
Venerable Masters Message Bro. James Allen Freeman, KCCH
Knights of St. Andrew William Overby, Venerable Master
Brethren of the Valley of Newport News Scottish Rite wearing black hats, we need you to join with us, the Knights
of St. Andrew. We have some exciting times coming up and I wouldn't want you to miss any of them. Just to mention a couple is the Spring Reunion where we put on the exciting 29th Degree Program, the Feast of Brannockburn, we
provide support for the Valley meetings and dinners as well as many other events. Why not get involved and help us
assist the Valley of Newport News Scottish Rite to be the best Valley in the State o