COLUMBIA VALLEY SCOTTISH
FOUR BODIES & ADVISORY
Wednesday, February 28, 2001
The February 2001 meeting of the Columbia Valley
Scottish Rite Four Bodies was held at the Masonic Center in Columbia,
Missouri. The meeting opened at 6:50pm
with the following members presiding:
Lodge of Perfection:
Bruce Chapman, 32
Senior Warden pro tem: Mark Belcher 32
R. Latta 32
Asst Almoner: Jim Wade, 33
Herb Watchinski, 32 KCCH
G W Parker, Jr., 32 KCCH
Chapter Rose Croix:
Chris Jessen, 32
Senior Warden pro tem: Warren Oliver, 32
Commander Pro Tem:
Brent Stewart 32 KCCH
Master of Kadosh pro tem: Bill Browning, 32 (Will Brantley)
Prior pro tem: Richard Griffith, 33 (Bill Browning above)
Master of Kadosh (Will Brantley) unable to attend but
emailed approval of 2001 budget.
S.G.I.G. Pers Rep:
Keith Neese, 33
Asst S.G.I.G. Pers Rep: Jim Haddox 32 KCCH
(Total of 18 present, see sign-up sheet).
- Minutes from November & December approved.
- Members called from labor:
Morris, 12/24/00, Quincy IL #1, Rose Croix service performed.
B. Spencer, 10/00, Mexico #354
C. Haines, 9/30/00, La Plata #237, Masonic Service performed.
J. Hagedorn, 2/24/01, Santa Fe #462
- Members ill:
- Ill Bro
Jim Grimes, St Louis SRF Administrator.
Whittom, Poplar Bluff
Rogers, Sun City AZ
- Life Members:
Priest, 32 (KCCH selectee), Hannibal #28, 12/3/00
Glawson, 32, Fulton #48, 12/4/00
Taylor, 32, Higbee #527, 2/21/01
- Demits, Suspensions, and Reinstatements:
- 18 end of
year Suspensions for non-payment of two years dues (see atch list)
- R Jerry W. Hunter, 32, Twilight #114,
Al Tutoli, 32, from New Haven CT in N Jurisdiction
Winston Buford, from St Louis
M Gary Epstein, 32, from St Louis
Candidate Petitions presented and approved:
Have received three petitions from Jim Haddox, will
approve at next meeting.
Tim Terrell, Twilight #114, 1st line Dean Christy, paid
& approved. He’s attending Joplin
Reunion in March.
Report: J R Latta passed hat and
& Treasurers Report: Herb
Watchinski provided the current balances for all accounts (see atch). Gave summary of proposed 2001 budget
(atch). Bob King raised concern
regarding Clinic’s 2% proposed payment to LOP. Herb noted that the budget is a best guest effort. Budget approved.
- Communications: Exec Sec provided summary of key
Auction Fundraiser: Mark Belcher
(Chairman) provided summary of results.
We collected $2000+.
Informed Valley of successful benefit auction recently conducted
in Fayette that raised $20,000+.
If Fayette can do it, so should we. J R Latta has contact in Hannibal that may provide sports
memorabilia for next auction.
Date for 2nd Annual Benefit Auction set for September 15th.. Mark has agreed to Chair. Keith Neese suggested we think about
changing location. G W stated
that TWA ticket info had been passed to Kevin Sample to process. Brent Stewart and Bill Shansey have
pledged $200 to supplement TWA ticket purchase as required.
Party Dec 17th: Over
80 attended our annual Holiday Gala.
Article in Mar newsltr.
donation: Keith Neese asked Exec
Sec if we had received any response to our request for a financial
statement from the local chapter.
Valley has donated $500 and would like to know where it is being
spent. Jim Wade said the chapter
had received money from bank in Mexico for defunct chapter there. Still need boys in chapter.
in building: Will address at
Girls: Approved donation of $35
for ad in annual program.
Memorial: Will conduct dedication
of memorial at base of flagpole following Spring Reunion May 5. Temple will address construction
Thursday Services: Locations and
dates/times discussed. RSVPs
required. Article in Mar newsltr.
Reunion: Director of Work, Jim
Wade, has reserved Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays for degree teams to
practice. All is
progressing. Article in Mar
newsltr. Will honor M. Fremont
Shackleford 32 KCCH, from Iberia Lodge.
Order of Scotland: Meeting at
Adams Mark in St Louis 4/7/01.
News: Bob King says Dr Phil Dale
will address meeting 3/10/01 and encouraged everyone to attend. He will speak on the new pre
school. Screening will be held
4/7/01 and need volunteers. J R
Latta said volunteers would get their batteries recharged by seeing kids
that they help. Bob King will
represent our Valley at meeting at Tan-Tara in the Ozarks 3/30. Bob also suggested we begin placing
Clinic brochures at our local Dentist offices etc.. He’s ordering new brochures from
Sticks Donation: 5000 meat sticks
donated by Ed Dent. J R Latta
provided background on Ed Dent and his daughter’s help from Shrine
Hospital. Samples of Sticks provided to members. Jim Wade volunteered to Chair
committee to organized distribution and sale of the 5000 sticks.
Shrine Club meeting 3/27: Richard
Griffith encouraged Columbia area members to plan on attending special
dinner meeting 3/27/01 at Kirksville.
Committee: Discussion on need for
this key committee resulted in several volunteers. Chris Jessen (Salem), J R Latta
(Hannibal), Mark Belcher (Howard County), Sam Bornhauser (Columbia),
Frank Eaton (Macon). Committee
meeting followed closing of
4-bodies meeting. Exec Sec
will provide list of all members in respective areas. Incentives for 1st line signers will be pursued.
With no further business appearing, and without objection,
the Venerable Master closed the meeting at 8:30pm, peace and harmony prevailing. Our next scheduled 4-Bodies meeting will be
March 28th at 6:30pm.
Respectively submitted March 2, 2001 by:
G W Parker, Jr., 32 KCCH
Detailed Account report
2000 Suspensions listing