Hello my Brothers,
I hope you are all doing well and staying out of the oppressive heat we have experienced lately.
Friday, September 16, 2022, at the Austin Scottish Rite Temple.
Please bring your family, colleagues, and neighbors. All are welcome as there is plenty of room for dancing and socializing. The more, the merrier!
A Grito contest will be conducted with prizes for the best Grito call. For those who are not familiar with this south-of-the-border yodeling, please check out the link here and start practicing.
The Scottish Rite Country Western dance and fundraiser has two purposes. First, to celebrate the hard work of the Valley and in this case to celebrate a return to gathering in person as friends, family, and Brothers. I hope everyone is looking forward, as I am, to spending time with your Brothers in a setting that will be full of music, fun, comradery, and fraternal interaction.
Secondly, the Country Western dance fundraiser is our opportunity to raise funds for membership engagement. These funds are used for the purpose of providing the Feast of foundation membership banquet and to publish the newsletter for the Valley. The Feast of Foundation is an opportunity to introduce Master Masons to the Scottish Rite and give them an opportunity to ask questions and meet the Valley membership. It is our biggest and most successful recruitment event that is anticipated by all who have attended.
Tickets to the event are $50 per person with proceeds going to membership services. If you are not able to attend the dance and would like to make a donation, you can donate at the same page that tickets are sold. The link to purchase tickets and make donations is:
There is always room for volunteers to assist with these events. Members of the Order of the Thistle will need to assist with welcoming our guests and checking them in. (2-3)The Sanhedrin will need some help with clearing the dance floor and then returning it to its original condition afterward. Strong backs may be needed to assist the General Secretary with moving seating in and about the Temple. (5-8)
We will need a few Brothers to assist with serving the Barbeque and making sure the facilities are picked up afterward. (3-4)
*Any Brother volunteering to help with the event will receive a complementary ticket. I hope that many hands will make light work. Please contact the following Brothers to volunteer: