Message from the Master of Kadosh – November 2018

Greetings Brethren,

I’d like to thank the brethren for their recent support as my wife and I are proud to announce the birth of our second child, a daughter named Leona Lynn born on September 24th. I wasn’t able to attend our last stated communication and I also thank Brother Cervantes for filling in for me while I stayed home bonding with family. Our son Quinn is very excited to be a big brother and my wife and child are also both doing well. We feel incredibly blessed. 

At our Valley meeting next month, we’ll have a Cap & Ring ceremony following dinner and I ask the brethren to take an interest in our new member. Undoubtedly, our newest Master of the Royal Secret might be interested to know about our several philanthropic endeavors and/or opportunities to discuss the several degrees recently attended. I know I was quite overwhelmed when I first received the Scottish Rite Degrees. These are perfect introductions as we cultivate our newer relationships but another opportunity to extend the hand of brotherhood.

Nothing else much to report from my office as I’m still getting used to the midnight hours of being a new daddy again!

Fraternally, & Sincerely,

Brandon Cook, 32°
Master of Kadosh

Message from the Master of Kadosh – October 2018

Greetings Brethren,

On Monday, October 1st we’ll have our Fall Class Cap & Ring ceremony for two new broth-ers. I look forward to this special ceremony and kindly request the brethren take an extra interest in these new brothers and even offering them a helpful hand as they get to know our Scottish Rite Val-ley and unusual norms / customs.

It is now Fall and change is in the air yet viscerally special to our home as we welcome our second child into our family. I’d like to thank the brethren for all their kind words of support and prayers as we settle in to our new family dynamic.

Autumn leaves is nature’s way of changing the guard and it reminds us that as from it we came, so to it we must return. But while we are here, living and breathing our Masonic teachings, we have an opportunity to leave our lodges better off than how we first received it. To pass the torch kindly and proudly to the next generation of leaders and to whisper good council in their ears. This is what it means to me to be an officer of our Valley and I sincerely hope that while I certainly take away new and renewed relationships, I hope our contributions make a lasting impact that will ripple throughout this vast expanse.

Finally, I’d like to personally thank Honorable David Price for his kindness and unwavering support of not only me and this Valley as Past Assistant to the Personal Representative but also providing his unfettered guidance at making me a better Scottish Rite Mason. It is also with great optimism I welcome our new Valley leadership in Honorable Rosario as PR, Illustrious Kussman as APR and Brother Hopkins as Gen. Sec. to their new positions.

Fraternally & Sincerely,

Brandon Cook, 32°
Master of Kadosh