Spring Reunion 2016 was a great success and a great time for all who attended, worked, served and or was present supporting our outstanding new Scottish Rite Masons as they received their degrees.
There were 18 Candidates for the degrees and all were outstanding men who were well received by our Brethren in the Fort Worth Valley.
The Reunion was held on Saturday, February 27, March 5, and the final day of Reunion on Saturday, March 12, 2016. The outstanding men receiving degrees were:
- Wayne A Clark
- Marcus J Dodd
- Henry J Ham
- Kenneth A Linoski
- Miles T McColly
- Russell L Roberson
- Daniel J Serna
- David L Culley Jr.
- Mark J Dunnahoo
- Rene Garcia Jr.
- Jorge L Torres
- Mark A Harvey
- Benjamin N Huebner
- Danny L James
- Jackie P Kindle
- Brandon L McGee
- Jeffery A Pool
- Isaih D Zepeda
The 18 Candidates completed the Reunion and are now 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Masons. They may be not fully aware of all they witnessed during the Reunion at this time, but you can be confident, they will be given every Scottish Rite Masonry educational opportunity available as they grow in our Valley and as they seek additional light during their Scottish Rite Masonic life.
Our Valley is developing several new opportunities for our new members as well as for our current membership in the areas of Scottish Rite Education and some appendant functions integrally associated with; education, reunion, mentorship, and fellowship among our Brethren.
Our Valley Leadership has just returned from an outstanding Leadership Conference in Houston, Texas that has provided many exciting recommendations for increasing our Scottish Rite Experience for our Brethren whether they are new or legacy members, young or senior, all included.
Our candidates are aware that the Fort Worth Valley Reunion requires a multitude of our members to present the degrees, set the stage and manage the sound and visual effects used during the presentation of the degrees. But are they and we, aware of all of the other very important functions that take place prior to, during and following the Reunion. Lets recall some of those resources and functions, as they are vital to the accomplishment of the Reunion.
Our Wardrobe Team, who not only “dresses” the degree participants, but also maintains the costumes, cleans and prepares the wardrobes and ancillary “trappings” that so well portrays the degrees. Their work begins well before the Reunion and continues throughout the year. Great thanks are due to the Wardrobe Team…
The members who maintain and revise the degree work, the documentation before and following the Reunion, and publish the Candidate Handbooks that briefly describe the degrees. Their work begins well before the Reunion and continues throughout the year. Great thanks are due to the hard working folk who dedicate their time and talent to this cause…
We also remember the DeMolay Team who expertly presented their degree to our Valley. Consider the time, effort and dedication by those young folk as they work for our Scottish Rite purpose during Reunion.
And, special thanks to our Rainbow Girls, who so fantastically prepare and serve our breakfast(s) on the first and last day of our Reunion. They arrive early and then smiling, serve us our great breakfast, clean up behind us and stand ready to help in various ways that make our Reunion work smoothly.
There are many more individual contributors whose valuable assistance helps guarantee a successful Reunion that remain unnamed, but contribute a special level of support and assistance enabling all to have and enjoy the Reunion opportunity. To them, a very special thank you!
As we look forward to Fall 2016 Reunion we will see some really great opportunities for
New Initiatives, Increased Educational Venues, Increased Mentoring and Leadership Involvement. The Fall Reunion will be Professional, Strong and Purposeful and bring new insights to our Valley. Don’t Miss it…