Master of Kadosh

Greetings Brethren, 

Portrait of Jeff Kimble, 32°

I would like to start by reminding the brothers, that at the June stated meeting we will be holding the Cap and Ring Ceremony. I would encourage all the brethren to attend and welcome our 6 new members and show your support for our valley. “Summer is not ob-ligatory. We can start an infernally hard jigsaw puzzle in June with the knowledge that, if there are enough rainy days, we may just finish it by Labor Day, but if not, there’s no harm, no penalty. We may have better things to do.” – Nancy Gibbs 

I would just like to touch on this topic of the Knights of St. Andrew (KSA). For those brothers who do not know what the KSA is or does. They do the little things around the valley from cleaning up after stated meetings to helping at Reunion classes to just overall service to the Valley. Brother Frias was elect-ed as our First Knight. I am the Secretary of the Knights, so I would just like to extend a warm welcome to those brothers who may be interested or would like to return. Please feel free to reach out to me or Bro. Frias about how to become a member or how to get involved again and we can provide further details or answers to any questions, you may present to us. I will be mentioning this message on the KSA each month. 

“It is again fortunate from this point of view that the old symbolists who gave us the things which they classified as veils of allegory and the imagery of the High Grades left, as I have said, no key to their real meaning. The reason is that their personal understanding—supposing it to have emerged clearly—would no doubt have been of consequence in their own day but without appeal in ours, and yet we should be bound thereto. As it is, the field is free before us within the measures offered by the veils, their metaphysi-cal matter and texture. The dead school of Masonry will continue while it lasts to affirm that there is noth-ing behind them, but the dead school will pass and give place to a living Masonry, which is already in the world and is breathing its own spirit into the outward forms.” 

Arthur Edward Waite, The Lost Word Its Hidden Meaning: A Correlation of the Allegory and Symbolism of the Bible with That of Freemasonry and an Exposition of the Secret Doctrine 

Sincerely and Fraternally, 

Jeff Kimble, 32° 
Master of Kadosh 

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