Spring 2018 Reunion – A Success!

The one and only Scottish Rite Reunion scheduled for the Armed Forces Bodies this year took place from April 12th through 14th and was attended by five class members, one 25-year, four 50-year members, and the host of local Scottish Rite Masons who continue to dazzle with their dedication to putting on the best reunion ever.  “Best reunion in decades”, remarked one prominent leader.

Shown gathered around the bust of Albert Pike are the five newest 32º Masons with their Class Director.  (l to r) Brothers Josue Molina Delgado, 32º, Rodney Riggleman, 32º, Arran Hassell 32º, Ted Johnson, 32º, Matthew Penman, 32º, and Jerry Osborne, 32º, KCCH, Class Director.

Honorees for their continued service ad dedication to the Rite are (l to r), Bros. Irvin Reynolds, 25-year member, George F Fischer, 32º, James Beil, 32º, KCCH, Ill. Fred H Hope, 33º, IGH, 50-year members, Ill. Hugh W. Gill, III, 33º, IGH, SGIG Kansas, Ill Tom A, Dials, 33º, IGH, Personal Representative to KS SGIG, and Dwight Gillespie, 32º, KCCH, 50-year member.  The 50-year members present received their blue 50-Year Scottish Rite caps.

The Gala Dinner, in the Boughton Memorial Hall dinning room, where the capping ceremony took place was attended by over 50 members and guests and featured addresses by the class orator, Bro. Arran Hassell, 32º, Bro. Irvin Reynolds, 32º, 25-year member response, Ill. Fred H. Hope, 33º, IGH, 50-Year member response, Mrs. Maryann McAfee, wife of the late Ill. Billy J. McAfee, 33º IGH, for whom the class was named, and Ill Hugh W. Gill, III, Sovereign Grand Inspector General for Kansas.

AFSRB gratefully acknowledged the support of the members and guardians of Bethel #28, Jobs Daughters of Leavenworth, Kansas who provided help with serving and cleaning up after the Gala Dinner.  Several members and guest remarked that the evening was truly high class and well coordinated.