SGIG Message – Flooding in Louisiana


By now you have heard or watched the news about the flooding in the area in and around Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The Baton Rouge Scottish Rite had over four feet of water. Most of the masonic lodges in the area have suffered flooding. They have brothers who are without homes, cars, clothes, food, work places, churches and do not know what today or tomorrow will bring – many have lost almost everything. As the water begins to go down slowly, we need to remember who we are as masons. Caring for each other, offering assistance and stretching forth that hand of charity. The Supreme Council is placing an appeal nation-wide that will very likely result in financial contributions and offers to assist in many ways. This is an appeal from me to our members in California to help, aid and assist. All donations (small or large) should be made payable and sent to the Louisiana Scottish Rite Foundation, PO Box 64 in Shreveport, LA 71161 and that it is noted for “Flood Relief. If you know of any brothers living in the Baton Rouge area that may need assistance – let me know and I will pass the name(s) to them. Thanks in advance for your assistance.

Frank Loui

Sovereign Grand Inspector General in California

Supreme Council, 33º | Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, SJ, USA

Riverside Scottish Rite Club – Picnic

The Scottish Rite Club of Riverside will have its 13th annual BBQ at the home of Greg & Judy Hill on Sunday, June 5th, from 1pm to 5pm.

The BBQ is $5.00 for hamburgers, hot dogs, potato and macaroni salads, and many other side dishes, as well as drinks and dessert.

There will be a vintage car show and People’s Choice Awards (cars coming from several Antique & Vintage Auto Car Clubs).  If you have a vintage automobile, please feel free to bring it.

Also, included is a tour of Greg’s scale museum and other assorted “Hill” collections.

There will be a drawing for raffle prizes and a 50/50 drawing.

This year’s entertainment will again be provided by the Riverside Concert Band “Swing Ensemble” as well as an added “Special Attraction”.

This event is a fundraiser, with all proceeds going to the Children’s Speech Clinic in San Bernardino.

Please join us, with your friends and family, for this fun afternoon.