Scottish Rite Orient of North Carolina

Summer Orient Advisory Retreat (SOAR)

August 16-17


  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.

SOAR Schedule

Friday August 16, 2024
1:00 p.m.Welcome
1:15 p.m. Keynote: Illustrious S. Brent Morris, 33° G.C
2:00 p.m.Break
2:15 p.m. Membership Matters: Illustrious Bob Weatherford, 33°
3:15 p.m.Break
3:30 p.m. Public Relations/Communications: Illustrious Craig Horton, 33° and Rita Daniels
4:00 p.m. "The Pros and Cons of Artificial Intelligence" Weatherford/Daniels
5:00 p.m. Q & A with Orient Leaders and SGIG
Membership: Dinners, Family, Master Craftsman, VMAP
Golf: Status of the Tournament
Americanism: Plans for 250 and how to get involved.
6:00 p.m. A Special Ceremony of Investiture involving all PRs and Secretaries
6:30 p.m. Dinner at Center or on your own
Saturday August 17, 2024
8:30 a.m.Coffee
9:00 a.m. Panel Discussion with SGIG and Personal Representatives (Choose one)
Best Strategies? Engagement of New Members? Subordinate Lodges?
10:00 a.m. Presentation of the Grand Master/SGIG Train Trip 2024
10:15 a.m. Panel Discussion with Grand Lodge Past and Present
How do you see the state of the fraternity and how can the Scottish Rite help?
11:15 a.m.Break
11:30 a.m. Panel Discussion on Rite Care and NCSRMF and 501 C.3. moderated by SGIG, with Alex Edmisten, 32° KCCH, Illustrious D. C. Heilman, 33° Illustrious Jim Brandt, 33° Ranjan Varghese, 32°
12:30 p.m.Lunch
1:00 p.m. State of the Rite from SGIG
OWLS/Schedule/Calendar/Reporting/Edict 5 and 7/Wilkerson College
THE Mentoring Program and Honors
Ritual Matters to Notice and the Masonic and Scottish Rite Funeral Rites
Q and A Recognition of Americanism Award
Recognition of Valley of the Year
"More New Things in 2024 toward more alive in 2025"
Future Vision
3:00 p.m.Conclusion