Scottish Rite of North Carolina's Statewide News

Summer Orient Advisory Retreat (SOAR)

Submit your questions to the SGIG for SOAR
  1. SOAR is August 16-17 in Winston Salem, and this meeting is open to ALL SCOTTISH RITE MASONS IN NORTH CAROLINA
  2. Please make your reservations and distribute the information as much as possible as you deem best for your Valley.
    We set up a room block at the Hampton Inn by Hilton Hanes Mall and Courtyard by Marriott Winston Salem Hanes Mall, both are only a 5 - 7 minute drive from the Masonic Center. Members must individually book by August 1 to ensure your place!

    Hampton Inn by Hilton Hanes Mall
    1990 Hampton Inn Court
    Winston Salem, NC 27103

    Booking Link

    Courtyard by Marriott Winston Salem Hanes Mall
    1600 Westbrook Plaza Drive
    Winston Salem, NC 27103

    Booking Link
  3. All attendees must register with their Valley Secretary so we can advise Winston-Salem regarding food preparation and room arrangements.

NCSRMF Mission and Purpose Statement

The North Carolina Scottish Rite Masonic Foundation is a 501.C.3 charitable organization dedicated to providing present and future benevolent financial support toward the training of licensed professionals and treatment of children with speech, hearing, and learning disabilities who may receive services with little or no cost to families. Along with 170 such programs nationwide, we are achieving this mission through the generous support of our members, sponsors, and the public. In addition, North Carolina Scottish Rite members also support Masonic Youth organizations and victims of natural disasters recognized by the Masonic Service Association of North America.

A Memorial Day Message 2024

What is unity? I suppose it depends upon who you ask. A religious or political group will answer differently based on whether one agrees with their position. Two people in a disagreement will define unity based upon what it takes to get others to agree with their point of view I think we can all agree that sometimes, its good to go to the beach or the mountains or into the forest so we can enjoy the freedom we have to pause, reflect, and remember all the things that make our country so great and so different.
This year, wherever you are, especially at a beach or in the mountains, I want to invite you to remember those who went to a beach in Normandy eighty years ago and never came home. I invite you to remember 24,053 casualties, with 6140 deaths at Iwo Jima in February 1945. Then, pause and reflect on the 58,209 deaths in Vietnam, 36,516 deaths in Korea, 116,516 deaths in just two years of World War 1, and 405,399 total deaths in World War II. Remember first responders, teachers, public safety, and all others who serve so we can be free.
Every year on Memorial Day, I think about these lives who sacrificed everything so we could be free as a nation. My greatest fear is that we will not use the freedom these men and women died for on the battlefield, street corners, or schoolhouses to promote the unity and harmony our country requires to remain strong and vital in the world. The selfless acts of those who serve our nation and lost their lives in the process must be remembered with reverence and respect, and the best way to hold them in the high honor they deserve is not to make America great because they have already done that. Our duty is to keep America great by working together to preserve, protect, and defend the Constitution of the United States with God's help in every way we can as long ever as we can!
Let us in the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry unite in the cause of human progress, taking this special holiday as the opportunity to rekindle the spirit of unity and harmony our nation so desperately needs, not from forms of religious or political fanaticism but from friendship, morality, brotherly love, and recognition of duty and sacrifice by those who gave it.
Have a safe, happy, reverent, and reflective Memorial Day. If you haven't already, please begin thinking about how to celebrate our 250th Year as a nation because of the sacrifices these true patriots made on our behalf!