33rd Degree Recognition
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The Scottish Rite News, official
of the Valley of Cleveland, Ohio, is published bi-monthly during
the months of January, March, May, July, September, and November.
Publication office is
located at 3615 Euclid Avenue,
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Volume 65 - No. 6
A. Strauss, Jr., 33°
Thrice Potent Master
Eliadah Lodge of Perfection
R. Childers, 33°
Princes of Jerusalem
Most Wise Master
R. Ebert, 33°
Lake Erie Consistory
ILL.·. JOHN H. YOUNGBLOOD, 33°
Board of Trustees
The above and:
ILL.·. GLENN L. BEAVER, 33°
ILL.·. JEFFREY J. BLACK, 33°
ILL.·. WILBUR B. SMITH, 33°
ILL.·. JOHN A. HALL, 33°
ILL.·. ROBERT J. MAXWELL, 33°
ILL.·. MORTON S. NEGIN, 33°
Scottish Rite News
DAVID B. MACKEY M.S.A., Editor
4312 Parklawn Drive
Willoughby, Ohio 44094-7955
Phone: (440) 942-8861
Fax: (440) 954-9162
SCOTTISH RITE OFFICE
3615 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Sick & Distressed
Brethren of Valley
This information of sick and distressed brethren may be outdated by the time that the Scottish Rite
News is mailed. All listed brethren have dates that the Scottish Rite office was first contacted. Some situations may have changed after our
Sanford Asch (8-28-03)
Recuperating from Surgery.
Member of Black River Lodge.
James Devitis (9-02-03)
Recuperating at Home.
Member of Cornerstone Lodge
George C. McCulloch (9-02-03)
Member of Franklin Circle Lodge
Larry A. Davenport (9-02-03)
At Home Recuperating.
Member of John W. Barkley Lodge
H. Judson Cosner (9-25-03)
Marshall Wilson (9-25-03)
Scottish Rite News
5th year in row
The Valley of Cleveland’s Scottish Rite News was named the best publication in
Category IV (Valleys with 4,000 to 6,500 members) for 2002-2003.
The Valley of Cleveland Scottish Rite News also
received the Best Publication Award in 1999, 2000, 2001 and 2002 and has had at least Honorable Mention status each year since it’s inception.
Thank you brethren for all your help in achieving this Supreme Council recognition for our valley.
Valley of Cleveland Family
Activities for autumn and winter
Festival of Lights Trip
December 6th, 2003
December 7th, 2003
of Cleveland Dinner Dance
January 17th, 2004
A FEW WORDS!
Those Dreaded Telemarketers
By Ill.·. John W. Young, 33°, Chair
AASR Charitable Giving Committee
It’s dinnertime and you’ve just begun your meal when the phone rings. When you answer, somebody is offering a product or service.
“Yes, thanks, but I have windows.” CLICK. or “I Gave at the office.” CLICK or “How nice I’ve been selected to win a free vacation by simply answering a few questions! CLICK. or “Haven’t you people heard of the National Do Not Call registry? Oh, you’re exempt, how nice!” CLICK.
Wow! And as of this date, we’re still not sure how the National Do Not Call list will finally affect Telemarketing.
I’ve been thinking. What would you answer if the solicitor represented the
32° Scottish Rite Charities? What would your response be to a financial request to support our Learning Centers for Dyslexic Children, the National Heritage Museum, Schizophrenia Research, or Abbott Scholarships. As it turns out,
32° Freemasonry does not
telemarket. But, if they did, I hope you’d say “Sure, I’ll gladly send you a check.”
32° Freemason Charities does solicit our financial support through the
annual Blue Envelope Appeal which benefits the charities listed above. The handsome annual “Timeless Brotherhood Calendar” proceeds benefit the Learning Centers for Dyslexic Children. Please don’t put those requests into a dark stuffy desk drawer...instead pretend these solicitations are a form of telemarketing without the phone call. And give generously. You’ll feel good about your donation, especially since no one has phoned you during dinner time.
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Bits and Pieces....
a little bit of this and a
little bit of that!
Deputy Sheriff and Mason comes to
rescue of Geauga family
Jon Bilicic, a member of Temple Lodge 28 and a member of the Valley of Cleveland was recently heralded for saving a family’s dog in Claridon Township, Geauga County, where Bilicic is a Sheriff’s Deputy.
Bilicic arrived on the scene to find the family, extremely upset, outside their home which was burning, and they couldn’t tell him if there was anyone remaining inside the house.
He entered the home and battled smoke and the fire. The only other life he found was the family’s Russell Terrier, which he brought out safely.
He then returned into the house with his Cruiser’s fire extinguisher and stopped the fire from spreading throughout the home.
According to Burton, Ohio Fire Chief, James Blair, “the deputy really did a great job, and I told him that myself. He knocked the fire out before it went out of control.”
Well done Jon.