The Fall 2018 Reunion Class of the Chattanooga Scottish Rite bodies was given basic information about the Master Craftsman program, as a means
to continue their Scottish Rite and Masonic education
during the reunion. On the final day of the reunion, SGIG
Joe C. Harrison, 33°, was present for lunch and visited with
the new class members. He spoke about the value of the
Master Craftsman program, He also present two mem-
bers of the Valley of Chattanooga, Bro. Darrell Rich, 32°,
and Bro. David Hewitt, 32° with their Master Craftsman
awards. Upon returning to the classroom, while meeting
to elect class officers, the entire class voted unanimously to
join the Master Craftsman program.
As a result of their efforts, a Master Craftsman study
group (which was in the planning stage) was formed and
has begun to meet. Several older members, along with
the members of the Fall 2018 Reunion Class, make up the
core of this group, and meet monthly to enhance their
studies and continue their Masonic Education.
—John R. Lifsey, 33°, Gen. Sec., Valley of Chattanooga
All members of the Chattanooga Scottish Rite Fall 2018 “Billie Joe Cook, 33°, Memorial Class” signed up for the Master
Craftsman Program. Front row (l. to r.): Bro. Wayne Gunter, KCCH; Ill. John Lifsey, 33°, Gen. Sec.; Joe C. Harrison, 33°,
SGIG in TN;. Charles Millirons, 33°, Pers. Rep.; Johnny Thompson, 33°, Treasurer; Jim Arnhart, 33°, Class Director.
Second row (l. to r.): Bros. Gary Thomas, 32°; Stacy Hickman, 32°; McKinley Cronon, 32°; James Burgess, 32°; Robert
Koppish, 32°. Third Row (l. to r.): Kenneth Bailey, 32°; Bryan Knoeffel, 32°; Tyler Dolin, 32°; Armando Hysong, 32°.
On Monday, December 17, 2018, the long-run- ning TV game show Jeopardy had a Masonic question. The Double Jeopardy round of show
#7886 had the category “Rite You Are,” and answers
included the Rite Aid drugstore chain and last rites of the
Roman Catholic Church. The $2,000 question was “It’s
not a secret--one of the 2 branches of advanced Freema-
sonry; both have British names,” and the answers were
“What is the Scottish Rites (or York Rites).” This clue was
answered by Jackie Fuchs, an attorney and writer from
Los Angeles, California (whose 1-day cash winnings
totaled $14,200). Technically, the answers should have
been singular “Rite,” but this still shows the awareness of
Freemasonry in the public domain.
—H/T to Chris Hodapp, 33°
and his Freemasons for Dummies blog
CAN YOU PHRASE THAT AS A QUESTION?
IT’S NOT A SECRET--
THE 2 BRANCHES OF