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William E. Holsomback, 33° GC
Secretary's E-mail: secretary@honoluluscottishritebodies.org

TO ALL BRETHREN

SCHEDULE OF FEES* AND DUES for the Coordinate Bodies of Rite in Honolulu are:

 .... Membership Fees Yearly Dues
Lodge of Perfection, 4 - 14

$  70.00

$ 30.00

Chapter of Rose Croix, 15 - 18

$  35.00

....

Council of Kadosh, 19 - 30

$  40.00

....

Consistory, 31 - 32

$  65.00

$ 20.00

Total for all the Bodies

$ 210.00

$ 50.00

*Candidates UNDER 31 Years of age pay only HALF fee... check with the Secretary.

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.

REINSTATEMENTS

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?