Monday, February 18, 2008
Knights of St. Andrew
The Knights of Saint Andrew was first organized in Oklahoma at the Tulsa Valley. It is an organization composed of "Black Hats" (32 degree Masons)
The Des Moines Valley organizing group voted to ask Personal Representative, Bill Knull to request permission from Ill. Gary Sissel, S.G.I.G to organize a Knights Organization for our Valley.
Tonight a group of members met under the direction of Jeremy Davis for an organizational meeting and voted to request that permission.
The Mission is tentatively:
To serve as a leadership development tool for our membership
To provide opportunities for 32 degree Members to become more involved in the Rite.
To become a visible, viable entity of the Des Moines Scottish Rite.
Members wear distinctive regalia to distinguish them as Knights of St. Andrew. They will be expected to participate in the organization. This is not a "join and disappear" group but rather a group which will be of service to the Rite.
Over the next month committees will work on various aspects of the organization. Constitution and By-laws Committee, Membership recruitment, Public Relations, Regalia and Finance Committees were formed.
The next meeting will be held Saturday, March 22 at 10:00 AM at the Consistory. If you are interested in participating in any of the committees or in joining and becoming a Charter Member contact Jeremy Davis at (515) 291-7016 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Knights of St. Andrew (KSA) is an organization exclusively for 32° SR Masons with the mission of advancing the mission of the Scottish Rite. SR Valleys across the United States have formed their own KSA organizations and have had a great deal of success.
This is a great opportunity for our members to learn more about the Scottish Rite and as well as a way to network and develop an organization focused on making SR more successful!