Ill. Paul R. Kach, 33° (1900–1983) was an outstanding member of the Scottish Rite
Valley of Baltimore, Maryland, and an ardent
supporter of the Order of DeMolay. The essay
contest that bears his name was established in
his memory in 1984. Each year since then, the
Scottish Rite supports the International Order of DeMolay via the Scottish Rite Paul R.
Kach DeMolay Essay Contest with DeMolay
International headquarters selecting a theme. The completion
awards $300 to each regional winner (two regional winners in
each of ten regions) and $1,200 for the two national winners.
In 2017 the essay theme was “How has DeMolay made you a
better son and leader.” The winner in the 10th grade and below
category was Addison Anderson of the George Fleming Moore
Chapter of Maryland. The winner in the 11th grade and above
category was Remington Bridgeman of the Clayton Chapter or
Georgia. The essays will be posted on the Supreme Council’s
The Supreme Council is proud to work with this fine Masonic youth organization in encouraging the moral and intellectual
growth of young men across the nation. We salute Addison and
Remington for their outstanding achievements!
Speech & Learning Professor
Visits Ocala, Florida Valley
On Monday, July 10, 2017, Dr. Susan Nittrouer, Chair and
Professor, the University of Florida
Department of Speech, Language,
and Learning, College of Health and
Health Professions, Gainesville, Flori-
da, attended the Valley of Ocala, Flor-
ida’s monthly stated communication.
Dr. Nittrouer, who oversees all speech,
language and learning clinics at the
University, was accompanied by Ms.
Lori-Ann Ferraro. Ms. Ferraro is Director of Clinical Education and Coordinator
of Speech, Language Pathology Services at Magnolia Park, Gainesville, Florida,
for The Scottish Rite Clinic at the University of Florida.
Dr. Nittrouer delivered an overview of the clinic’s operations, expenditure of
funds, and how the clinic has made, under her tenure, an effort to focus on dys-
lexia, a subject she has spent years studying. Following Dr. Nittrouer’s presentation,
Brother Ted E. Tucker 32°, provided all the members and their ladies present a tes-
timonial as to the importance of the Scottish Rite Clinic and how it has impacted
his own children as patients there. Worshipful Bro. Tucker was accompanied by
his wife and children. Mrs. Tucker then further elaborated on the outstanding care
their own children had received and how much their lives were improved as a result.
It was a great night to hear that the funds we raised, and the care provided by
the clinic had so much of a positive impact on one of our own brothers and his
family. We all know that individuals can send many dollars to any operation, but
it is the caregivers, the clinicians, and administrators, who are ultimately respon-
sible for the wonderful care provided. —Submitted by Bob Moynihan, KCCH
Bob Moynihan, Foundation Trustee
for the Valley of Ocala, presented
certificates of appreciation to (l. to r.)
Dr. Nittrouer and Ms. Ferro for their
service to the Scottish Rite.
49 Years of Service
Ms. Gertrude Kuehn, financial secretary at the Hastings, NE, Masonic building, has retired after a forty-nine-year career. She saw forty-nine Potentates, a half-dozen General Secretaries,
four SGIGs and Grand Commanders,
thousands of Brethren, and one insanely
ugly orange carpet. Gertrude will be hard
to replace in the Valley and will be very
much missed by the membership.
—Submitted by Micah I. Evans, 33°,
Scottish Rite Foundations of Nebraska