Bro. Melvin Turner, 33°, celebrated his 99th birthday surrounded by many admiring friends. He is a 50 year member of the Scottish Rite. Bro. Mel gave a talk about how Jasper, TN has changed since the 1920s, during his military service, and especially during his 40 years in local politics.
Bro. Howard Stahl, 32°, was presented his 50 year patent, hat, and pin at his home on March 20. Pictured with Bro. Stahl are Venerable Master Dennis Phillips, 33°, and Max Howe, 33°.
The Spring Reunion has been scheduled for Friday and Saturday, April 24-25, 2015. The following degrees will be conferred (while the rest will be communicated):
Lodge of Perfection
4th Secret Master
6th Confidential Secretary
7th Provost and Judge
14th Perfect Elu
Knights Rose Croix
18th Knight Rose Croix
27th Knight Commander of the Temple
29th Knight of Saint Andrew
30th Knight Kadosh
31st Inspector Inquisitor
32nd Master of the Royal Secret
Bro. Billie Joe Cook, 33°, was presented his 50 year patent, hat, and pin at the March meeting.
Retired Army Col. Vic Irvin and several cadets from the East Ridge High School JROTC gave an informative presentation at the Scottish Rite Society Public Meeting on March 12, 2015. Topics included the history and mission of the JROTC, the present state of JROTC in the Chattanooga area, and how the JROTC makes a difference in the lives of young adults. After the presentation, some of the cadets performed rifle drills for the audience.
Bro. Haskell Clark, 32° KCCH (left) and Bro. James Byrd, Jr., 32° KCCH (right) recently celebrated birthdays. Bro. Clark turned 92 on March 12, and Bro. Byrd turned 90 on March 17. They were recognized at the Chattanooga Scottish Rite Society's March public meeting. Bro. Clark is pictured with members of the East Ridge High School JROTC.