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SCOTTISH RITE NEWS
November/December, 2003

  Inside this Issue:

Fall 2003
Reunion
 

Fall Reunion
Booklet

Family Life
Program

Supreme
Council

In Memoriam

Ladies' Association

Valley Travelers

33rd Degree Recognition
Program

33rd Degree
Nominees

Valley Dinner
Dance

Learning Center

Clam Bake

DeMolay
Legion of Honor

Valley Societies

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The Scottish Rite News, official
publication 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
November/December, 2003

Presiding Officers

Edwin A. Strauss, Jr., 33° -Elect
Thrice Potent Master
Eliadah Lodge of Perfection

Robert R. Childers, 33° -Elect
Sovereign Prince
Bahurim Council
Princes of Jerusalem

David Leifer 
Most Wise Master
Ariel Chapter,
Rose Croix

Ronald R. Ebert, 33°
Commander-in-Chief
Lake Erie Consistory


ILL.·. JOHN H. YOUNGBLOOD, 33°
Secretary


Board of Trustees

The above and:
ILL.·. GLENN L. BEAVER, 33°
Chairman
 
ILL.·. JEFFREY J. BLACK, 33° 
Vice Chairman

ILL.·. WILBUR B. SMITH, 33°
Treasurer

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
dbmackey@msn.com


SCOTTISH RITE OFFICE
3615 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, Ohio 44115
Phone (216)432-2370
aasrvocsecretary@ameritech.net 


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This information of sick and distressed brethren may be outdated by the time that the Scottish Rite News is mailed.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 deadline.

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)
Home Recuperating. 
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
best publication
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. 

What...to do 
Where...to go
Valley of Cleveland Family
Activities for autumn and winter

Oglebay Festival of Lights Trip
December 6th, 2003

Children's Holiday Party
December 7th, 2003

Valley 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.