THE SCOTTISH RITE JOURNAL, published monthly by
the Supreme Council, is mailed free to all Scottish Rite Masons.
CHANGE OF ADDRESS should be sent to the
Secretary, who will
notify the Scottish Rite Journal; members in the
U.S. Armed forces should register their residence,
duty and a permanent address and indicate to which mail
should be sent. Please include Zip Code number.
SUSPENSION IN BLUE LODGE. If a member loses his
membership in his Blue Lodge for any cause, he automatically
loses his membership in the Scottish Rite Bodies.
Honolulu Scottish Rite Coordinate Bodies hold
their STATED MEETINGS on the THIRD THURSDAY of each month,
except June and July which are DARK. Notices of Scottish Rite
meetings and activities are mailed quarterly.
CARD FOR VISITATION
The statutes of the Supreme Council provide, that
no Brother of this jurisdiction shall be permitted to visit or
attend his own or any Subordinate Body of this Rite unless he be in
possession of an identification card which is issued as a receipt
for dues by the Supreme Council through the Secretaries of
Subordinate Bodies. This card must bear date for the calendar year,
and also the signature of the member. This card will entitle
one to admission to any Body of the Scottish Rite recognized by the
Supreme Council of the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States.
LIFE MEMBERSHIPS AVAILABLE
Many members are taking advantage of the hedge on
inflation by purchasing a LIFE MEMBERSHIP. Any member who shall pay the
sum of $500.00 in addition to all dues which may have accrued against
him, may, upon majority vote of the members present at any Stated
Meeting, become a life Member of the Honolulu Scottish Rite Coordinate
Bodies and be thereafter exempt from its dues. For further information,
check with the Secretary in the Cathedral Office.
In every community in this jurisdiction, there
are Masons who have allowed their membership to lapse. The restoration
of these brethren is very important, really just as important as, or
more so than, securing new applications. Many of them need only to be
asked to reinstate. Possibly being a bit timid, they do not know just
how to proceed and a word from you would bring them back into the fold.
If you know of a suspended Brother, won't you cooperate by seeing him at
once, and asking him to write the Secretary or see him personally for
the procedure of reinstatement. A satisfactory adjustment can be
arranged for all who apply.
A SPONSOR'S RESPONSIBILITY
For every petitioner for the Scottish Rite
degrees, there are two Scottish Rite Masons on whom rests a
responsibility for the proper training of that petitioner. The two
Scottish Rite Masons who sign the petition have a responsibility that
does not end with their signature on the petition. If you invite a guest
to a gathering made at your home, you make sure that he meets all your
guests and is made welcome and comfortable. Isn't the man whom you
recommend to Scottish Rite Freemasonry entitled to the same courtesy?