Last Updated:  19 August 2018

Horseshoe Bend Scottisth Rite Club will meet this Monday the 20th at Welcome Inn (118 10th Avenue West Milan).  We will start at 6:00 by ordering supper off of the menu.  After we eat there will be a very short business meeting (5 to 10 minutes).  After the meeting we will have a program or time for fellowship.

This event is open to everyone and the dress is casual.  Please consider attending and getting to know other members of the Valley of Moline.  Spouses, friends, and others are welcome!

Please share this notice with others on Facebook, twitter, and any other social networking that you use!

There is a benefit for Ill. Bro. Grady Birdsell’s wife (Jan).  It will be held on the 29th of September from 4:00 to 10:00 p.m. at Leisure Time Billiards in East Moline.

The big event of the evening is Rock Star Bingo!  Bingo starts at 6:00 p.m.

There will also be a taco bar, drinks, basket raffles, cash raffles, 50/50 starting at 4:00 p.m.

Please see the attached flyer for all of the details.  Please print the FLYER and post it where convenient!

Please consider supporting Grady and Jan during this difficult time!


Congratulations to our newest MSA Recipient, James E. Foiles, 32°, MSA

And to the 2019 recipient – Avon Eugene Posey, 32°!

New update from ICOD, Scholarship applications are now due NLT March 1st!

Brethren, We need articles for the Chimes Newsletter!  Please submit your articles to the Chimes editor Russ Hoeper, 32° as soon as possible.

Sublime Princes of the Royal Secret

We are presenting you with an opportunity to help your Valley grow and succeed.  This is a special program open only to 32° Scottish Rite Masons.  (Sorry, MSA’s and 33°s are not eligible).  An informational document can be found here.  And the petition here.

Our hope is that this will not only spark your interest in the Scottish Rite, but help us to establish a firm cast for the presentation of the Knight of St. Andrew (29°) degree.  This body will have it’s own officer corp, elected by the members.  There is a lot of good information on the web from other Valleys that have a KoSA established.

We would like to get the Charter approved and signed in the very near future (still need a few more names!).  Get your petitions in now to be a CHARTER MEMBER of this new unit in our Valley!  

There will be more added to the web page soon regarding this group!

  Also, If you know of a Brother Sublime Prince that you think might be interested, please pass this information along to him.  Please contact me, Michael McDorman, at:  McDorman67@gmail.com if you’re interested!  (Thanks to those who have already replied via email).

Next Board meeting: Sept 10, 2018 – starting at 6:30 pm followed by the Stated meeting at 7:30 pm  (at the NEW location as listed below!)

***** SOLD OUT *****

Riverboat Cruise (You can invite non-Masons and Masons who are not YET Scottish Rite Masons!)- September 8th!  See our Events page for more details!

Thanks to those that have made reservations, we are looking forward to a great night!  Apologies to those who were unable to get tickets, we hope you will join us next time!

***** SOLD OUT *****

The Valley will be meeting at Eureka Lodge #69 in Milan.  The address for the Lodge is:

414 1st Ave. W.

Milan, Illinois  61264

The Valley has a new mailing address as well (it is not the same as the physical address):

Valley of Moline

677 Avenue of the Cities, #119

East Moline, Illinois  61244

Petition for membership in the Valley of Moline is available here . Petition takes a moment or two to load.

It’s never too early to start handing out Scholarship applications!

E-MAIL ADDRESSES:  We are well aware that postage and all other expenses continue to increase.  We would like to communicate with all of our members that have e-mail address through that medium.  It’s easier, faster, and less expensive.  If you have an e-mail address, and have not been receiving messages from us, please let us know.  Our e-mail is srite1@att.net.  Drop us a note, and we will get you on the list.