Last Updated:  3 Feb 2020

Below are the details for the All-State Reunion to be held in Normal, Illinois on the 6th and 7th of March. There are several deadlines for reservations (they will be arriving soon). All reservations are to be completed using the links provided below. No reservations will be available through this office.

We have finalized meals selections and arranged a block of rooms at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott for the All-State Reunion event.

MEAL RESERVATIONS DEADLINE: Friday, February 28, 2020. Live link with details / online reservations

Click here for meal reservations: https://conta.cc/2No2rfl

We have arranged a special room rate of $112.00 per night at the Bloomington-Normal Marriott, 201 Broadway Avenue, Normal, Illinois 61761, (309) 862-9000 The block is available on a first come / first serve basis. Valley office or members should contact the hotel directly.

SPECIAL RATE CUT-OFF: February 14, 2020. Here is a LIVE LINK directly to the hotel’s reservation system. In the system. click on edit to indicate specific check-in and check-out dates.

Click here for motel reservations: Book your group rate for Valley of Bloomington, Scottish Rite of Free Masonry

If you have any questions, or desire additional information, please feel free to call the Valley of Bloomington office; or call Barry Weer, cell: (309) 838-0230.

We are looking forward to a great time of Scottish Rite enlightenment and fellowship. We will see you on Friday, March 6 and Saturday, March 7, 2020 at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts!.

Brethren, here is a unique opportunity for you and it may very well be something you never see again in your lifetime, a State-wide joint reunion to be held at the Bloomington Center for the Performing Arts (the old Valley of Bloomington).  The schedule is below.  Check back for information (possibly a link) for meal reservations!  Updates will be posted as I receive them.

Spring Reunion Schedule

Friday, March 6, 2020
6:00 P.M.    Dinner
7:00 P.M.    24° Brother of the Forest                          Valley of Danville
7:50 P.M.    14° Grand Elect Mason                              Valley of Springfield
Saturday, March 7, 2020
7:30 A.M.    Continental Breakfast
8:30 A.M.      4°  Builder                                                      Valley of Peoria
9:00 A.M.    26°  Friend and Brother Eternal             Valley of Chicago
10:10 A.M.    20°  Master Ad Vitam                               Valley of Southern Illinois
11:45 A.M.    16°  Prince of Jerusalem                           Valley of Moline
11:55 A.M.    Lunch and remainder of 16°
1:00 P.M.    19°  Brothers of the Trail                            Valley of Freeport
2:00 P.M.    31°  My Brother’s Keeper                           Valley of Quincy
3:00 P.M.    32°  Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret  Valley of Bloomington
5:00 P.M.           Social Hour
6:00 P.M.           Banquet

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

To read the latest edition of the Chimes, click HERE! (added 13 Nov 2019)  If you haven’t received your copy of the Chimes in the mail yet, contact our Secretary!

Congratulations to Bro. Dave Robison, who received his Moline Cross Cap at the Valley Christmas Party on Dec 14th!  (He was surprised – See Current events page for photo)

Check out the Current Events (in and around the Valley) page.  (updated 17 Dec 2019)

Departed Brethren updated 5 Dec 2019 (Bro. Mark William Border, 32°)

 Next Board meeting:  Feb 10, 2020 – eat at 5:30 pm, There will be a dinner to start the evening.  Please plan to attend this communication and give your Valley the pleasure of your company!  Board meeting at 6:30 pm,  followed by the Stated meeting, conducted by  Moline Lodge of Perfection, at 7:30 pm at Eureka Lodge No. 69 in Milan

 The New Scholarship Application is available HERE!

Congratulations to our Commander in Chief, the newest 33° in the Valley of Moline – Timothy J. Vice, MSA, 33°! (See Current Events page for photo)

 Congratulations to the 2019 recipient of the Distinguished Service Award, our very own, Ronald E. Fullerlove, 33°! (See Current Events page for photo)

Congratulations to our newest MSA Recipient, Avon Eugene Posey, 32°, MSA and to the 2020 recipients, Thomas Newton Nipper and Jamie Allen Emery!

 Veterans, add your service record to your member profile in the Scottish Rite, NMJ member center by clicking here.

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

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.