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1 The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Orient of Missouri, Valley of Kansas City Welcomes you! Slides will advance automatically. Click to advance manually, right click for more options Copyright 2005, All Rights Reserved, A.A.S.R. Valley of Kansas City, Orient of Missouri

2 A legacy in Kansas City First Chartered 1888 First Chartered 1888 Current Temple dedicated 1930 Current Temple dedicated 1930 Founding Sponsor of the Order of DeMolay Founding Sponsor of the Order of DeMolay

3 Harry S Truman, 33°, Class of March 31 st, 1917

4 Frank S. Land, 33°, Grand Cross Founder of The Order of DeMolay Class of November 1912

5 Past Temples of the KC Valley

6 Current home, 1330 Linwood Blvd Groundbreaking 1928 Groundbreaking 1928 Original use Original use Repurchased 1971 Repurchased ,000+ square feet 114,000+ square feet Auditorium seats 1500+, finest natural acoustics in KC Auditorium seats 1500+, finest natural acoustics in KC An architectural treasure throughout! An architectural treasure throughout!

7 But what is the Scottish Rite?

8 The Next Step in Freemasonry Often called the ‘University of Freemasonry,’ the Scottish Rite is composed of the 4 th through 32 nd degrees. Each degree is designed to expand on the lessons learned by a Master Mason during the first three degrees of Blue Lodge Masonry. The lessons are divided into four bodies, or lodges.

9 The Lodge of Perfection Chartered Oct. 17, 1888 The Ineffable Degrees 4 th through 14 th Teaching: Truth Truth Industry Industry Benevolence Benevolence Honesty Honesty Justice Justice Toleration Toleration Patriotism Patriotism Love of Country Love of Country

10 Chapter of Rose Croix Chartered Dec. 22, 1888 The Religious Degrees 15 th through 18 th War against ignorance, intolerance, and error. Labor to establish the reign of Love and Peace.

11 Council of Kadosh Chartered Dec. 22, 1888 The Philosophical and Chivalric Degrees 19 th through 30 th Teaching: Liberty Liberty Fraternity Fraternity Equality in everyday life Equality in everyday life Modesty & Humility Modesty & Humility Respect for laboring class Respect for laboring class Combat of ignorance and unscrupulous power Combat of ignorance and unscrupulous power

12 The Consistory Chartered Sept. 22, 1890 The Ceremonial and Official Degrees 31 st and 32 nd The culmination of the previous degrees, symbolizing the attainment of reason and balance. Yet another step towards the state of perfection we all seek as our final goal.

13 But wait, there’s more! The Scottish Rite is about more than just ritual, lessons, and history...

14 Our main philanthropy, RiteCare, has helped tens of thousands of children learn to speak clearly over the years.

15 Over 165 Clinics nationwide, staffed by trained personnel.

16 The Kansas City sponsored Childhood Language Disorders Clinic (CLDC) provides local children the help of RiteCare funded clinicians from Children’s Mercy Hospital everyday.

17 But there’s even more! What happened to brotherhood and service? We are a fraternal organization, remember?

18 The idea’s not lost here, Brother! Leadership opportunities abound! Leadership opportunities abound! Ongoing Masonic and world faith education encouraged and facilitated! Ongoing Masonic and world faith education encouraged and facilitated! Theater opportunities: Stagecraft, properties, lighting, sound, makeup, wardrobe, etc.: all manner available! Theater opportunities: Stagecraft, properties, lighting, sound, makeup, wardrobe, etc.: all manner available! Like to cook? Have we got a spot for you! Like to cook? Have we got a spot for you! Don’t see it here? We probably still have it! Don’t see it here? We probably still have it!

19 Devotion

20 Brotherhood

21 Theater!

22 production

23 Where’s the kitchen?

24 Education Extensive Masonic library and archives Extensive Masonic library and archives College of the Consistory- program for Masonic and philosophic studies College of the Consistory- program for Masonic and philosophic studies Scottish Rite Research Society- membership and publications available Scottish Rite Research Society- membership and publications available

25 Community The temple hosts numerous community events every year— weddings, banquets, award ceremonies, and concerts. Brethren of the valley help make the community welcome at each.

26 What about my family!

27 Of Course! Always Welcome!

28 Bring the whole family! Monthly dinner meetings open to all! Monthly dinner meetings open to all! Yearly children’s Christmas party Yearly children’s Christmas party Entertainment events, picnics, barbeques... Entertainment events, picnics, barbeques... Ladies entertainment provided when we meet in session Ladies entertainment provided when we meet in session

29 ALL IN ONE ORGANIZATION!

30 Now’s the time to join! The year 2005 marked the 75 th anniversary of the dedication of the beautiful Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple. In turn, the Brethren of the Valley welcome you to join us in rededicating our lives hereafter to the service of our Brethren, our families, our community, and our nation! 2006 IS DEDICATED TO YOU!

31 JOIN US IN 2013!

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