Ancient Ritual — Modern Brotherhood

Month: November 2020

Scottish Rite Master Craftsman Program Now Available Online

Great news for anyone interested in taking the next step in their Masonic Education journey: the Supreme Council 33°, Southern Jurisdiction has made their Master Craftsman Program available online! This three-part curriculum is an excellent resource for anyone interested in the deeper meaning of Scottish Rite Masonry, and includes in-depth study of:

  • The Symbolic Lodge
  • Scottish Rite History and Ritual
  • Scottish Rite Philosophy

Read the press release here.

Click here for more information on the Master Craftsman Program or to get started!

We hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving!!!!

This week’s announcements are largely the same as last weeks:

Our annual “Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving” event in conjunction with Meals on Wheels will be Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26th) beginning at 7:30am, and should finish by 11:00am. This year we are expecting to provide a minimum of 550 meals for those in need. As usual, it will be downstairs in the Howard Ballroom at the Lee Lockwood Library and Museum. Per COVID-19 guidelines, face masks are required.

KWTX will be hosting their annual Food For Families on November 20 from 7:00am-8:00pm. They are looking for volunteers for two shifts: 7:00am-12:00pm and 12:00-8:00pm. They need people to wrap pallets and prepare food during each shift. If you are willing to help or have any questions, please contact Mike Waldrop or Stan Parker (stanltt@aol.com, 254-749-4934).

The next Waco Scottish Rite Stated Meeting will be December 7 at 7:30pm. This will be a regular stated meeting, with a meal at 6:30pm in the Library. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. COVID-19 guidelines will be in effect, so please bring a mask for the meeting.

Reminder: per the SGIG, meals can once again be served. We are required to follow all Covid-19 food guidelines.

For those who have paid 2019 and 2020 dues, you do not owe any dues.  For Endowed members and 50 year members, you do not owe any dues. For those who owe for 2020, the new date is December 15, 2020.  If you are in financial or have some health problems, please contact Mike Waldrop to discuss. 

2021 Reunions:

Saturday, March 27, 2021, Ballinger Masonic Lodge, 500 N. Broadway, Ballinger, TX
Saturday, May 15, 2021, Lee Lockwood Library & Museum, 2801 W. Waco Dr. Waco, TX
Saturday, October 2, 2021, Clinton Masonic Lodge 477 Loop 571, Henderson, TX

Waco Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation

The Waco Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation has a Community Grant Program available. These grants are for any Scottish Rite Club, Lodge of Perfection, Masonic Lodge, or Eastern Star Chapter(s) community projects. If any of these organizations raise money for a community project (a project that helps those in a community) the WSRCF will match up to $2,500.

For any questions, please contact Mike Waldrop, 33° IGH:

(254) 752-1618 or (254) 640-9500

mike.waldrop@wacoscottishrite.org

Welcome Back!

We hope everyone is doing well and staying safe! Here are a few reminders for upcoming events:

First, there will NOT be an Educational Zoom meeting this week. Due to COVID-19 we are needing to postpone, but we intend for the December Zoom call to take place as scheduled.

Our annual “Giving Thanks on Thanksgiving” event in conjunction with Meals on Wheels will be Thanksgiving Day (Nov. 26th) beginning at 7:30am, and should finish by 11:00am. This year we are expecting to provide a minimum of 550 meals for those in need. As usual, it will be downstairs in the Howard Ballroom at the Lee Lockwood Library and Museum. Per COVID-19 guidelines, face masks are required.

KWTX will be hosting their annual Food For Families on November 20 from 7:00am-8:00pm. They are looking for volunteers for two shifts: 7:00am-12:00pm and 12:00-8:00pm. They need people to wrap pallets and prepare food during each shift. If you are willing to help or have any questions, please contact Mike Waldrop or Stan Parker (stanltt@aol.com, 254-749-4934).

The next Waco Scottish Rite Stated Meeting will be December 7 at 7:30pm. This will be a regular stated meeting, with a meal at 6:30pm in the Library. Please RSVP if you plan to attend. COVID-19 guidelines will be in effect, so please bring a mask for the meeting.

Reminder: per the SGIG, meals can once again be served. We are required to follow all Covid-19 food guidelines.

For those who have paid 2019 and 2020 dues, you do not owe any dues.  For Endowed members and 50 year members, you do not owe any dues. For those who owe for 2020, the new date is December 15, 2020.  If you are in financial or have some health problems, please contact Mike Waldrop to discuss. 

2021 Reunions:

Saturday, March 27, 2021, Ballinger Masonic Lodge, 500 N. Broadway, Ballinger, TX
Saturday, May 15, 2021, Lee Lockwood Library & Museum, 2801 W. Waco Dr. Waco, TX
Saturday, October 2, 2021, Clinton Masonic Lodge 477 Loop 571, Henderson, TX

Waco Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation

The Waco Scottish Rite Charitable Foundation has a Community Grant Program available. These grants are for any Scottish Rite Club, Lodge of Perfection, Masonic Lodge, or Eastern Star Chapter(s) community projects. If any of these organizations raise money for a community project (a project that helps those in a community) the WSRCF will match up to $2,500.

For any questions, please contact Mike Waldrop, 33° IGH:

(254) 752-1618 or (254) 640-9500

mike.waldrop@wacoscottishrite.org

Lee Lockwood Library and Museum Fundraiser

The Lee Lockwood Library and Museum is having a book-selling fundraiser. We will be selling copies of several of Dr. James Carter’s books, as well as two different versions of Dr. William White’s book. Each of these books contain valuable and interesting information on Freemasonry and Scottish Rite Masonry in Texas. All of the proceeds go to the preservation and operation of the Lee Lockwood Library and Museum. We are working to make these available online for order, and we will have a table with these books at the next Waco Scottish Rite Stated Meeting (Dec 7).

In the mean time, if you wish to purchase any of these books you can contact:

Sam Moody
sdmoody89@gmail.com

Brenda Light
brenda.light@leelockwood.org

Dr. James Carter

The First Century of Scottish Rite Masonry in Texas – Hardback 1st Edition $75.00
Masonry in Texas (3 Book Set) – Hardback 1st Edition and 2nd Edition $90.00
A Biography of Lee Lockwood – Hardback 1st Edition $25.00
(can be bought in set with Texas Scottish Rite Centennial for $40.00)

Dr. William White

Texas Scottish Rite Centennial – Paperback 1st Edition $15.00 
Texas Scottish Rite Centennial – Hardback 1st Edition $25.00
(can be bought with the Biography of Lee Lockwood for $40.00)

“Masonry in Texas” is a look at Freemasonry in its early years here in Texas as well as the United States as a whole. In the first volume , “The focal point is Freemasonry and Masons in the American Revolution and the revolt of Texas against Mexico- as well as the contributions of Masonry to law and society, for Freemasonry has been a liberal force that carries with it social awareness”. 

Volumes 2 and 3 take a deeper look into how the Freemasons have influenced education in the state of Texas.  Originally sold as two sets, it’s now being sold as one.
“The Biography of Lee Lockwood” is a look into Robert Lee Lockwood’s personal, professional, and Masonic Life. After reading this biography you will understand why he was so revered in Waco and Masonry as a whole.
“Realizing that 1967 would be the centennial of the organized life of Scottish Rite Masonry in Texas, Illustrious Sovereign Grand Inspector General Lee Lockwood conceived the idea of a grand centennial celebration to be observed by all Scottish Rite Bodies in Texas”. This book is a look into that year. It begins with the preparation and ends with an in depth look at the event itself.    
“The First Century of Scottish Rite Masonry in Texas” is an early look at how the various Scottish Rite Consistories came into being. This book is a must for anyone with even a passing interest in the history of Scottish Rite Masonry in Texas.