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Portrait of Matt RaiaA meme that reads: Brother Secretary, have you any correspondence? 2019 VMAP Award: Denver Consistory was notified by Illustrious Brother James Cole, 33°, Sovereign Grand Commander, that Denver Consistory successfully completed the requirements of the 2019 VMAP Program. Congratulations to Brother Paul Harrison, 32° KCCH, the 2019 Commander of Kadosh and his officers for their hard work on the 2019 VMAP program. It is by their efforts that Denver Consistory received the 2019 VMAP Award.

February 17th Stated Meeting: The SGIG presented Patents and class photos to the following members of the 55th Reunion Class: Michael Clark, Samuel Howard, Johann Ortner, James Warner, and James Yarbrove. The SGIG presented a Certificate of Completion and pin to Brother Gregory Carroll, 32° for successfully completing the History and Ritual module of the Master Craftsman Program.

Illustrious Brother Vern Ingraham, 33° GC, introduced Carson Covey who joined our RiteCare team as a RiteCare Ambassador. He gave a presentation on how RiteCare helped him "Find His Voice." Carson is a phenomenal individual and an inspiration to RiteCare patients.

The Colorado Council of Kadosh opened the February stated meeting in ritual form, conducted the meeting, and closed in ritual form. Congratulations to Brother Michael Scott, 32° KCCH Commander, and his officers for a job well done. Check the calendar of events on our website and as published in each issue of the RiteWorks to find out when the next ritual opening and closing will be performed, and by which officer line.

February 22ndwas the retirement reception for Illustrious Brother Steve Munsinger, 33°, S.G.I.G. THANK YOU TO ALL who attended to show their respect and gratitude to Illustrious Brother Munsinger for all he has done for Scottish Rite Masonry in Colorado, and especially the Denver Consistory.

Wednesday, March 11th at 7:00 p.m. will be the Degree Council meeting, which is the official kick-off for the Spring Reunion. All degree directors and committee members are REQUIRED TO ATTEND.

Monday, March 16th - Stated meeting will be Past Presiding Officers Recognition. This meeting will also be wear your Colorado Rockies team shirt (or your favorite sports team shirt). Illustrious Brother Reverend Jim Harris, 33° will speak about Springtime and the Renewal of Life.

Monday, March 16th LADIES MEETING - The ladies will have a presentation by Brother Greg Carroll, 32° who is an acupuncturist.

Saturday, March 28th - 9:00 to 11:00 a.m. - is the Spring Cleanup day at Denver Consistory. Contact Brother Loren Kohler, 32°, the KSA Secretary at to volunteer to help with the Spring cleaning to get the building ready for our reunion.

Sunday, April 12th - 6:30 a.m. - is the Easter Sunrise Service at Denver Consistory hosted by the Colorado Knight Templar Association. (See flyer for details.)

Thursday, April 16th - 6:30 p.m. - Spring Prospect Night. Invite prospective members to join us for a light supper, information about the Scottish Rite, and a tour of our building. RSVP to the office by April 13th.

Saturday, April 18th - 7:00 a.m. to NOON - Consistory's 9 Health Fair. Contact Illustrious Brother Bill Hickey, 33° at , or Brother Randy Penn, 32° KCCH at , or Brother Joseph Mitchell, 32° at to volunteer to help with our annual health fair. See the informational flyer for details.

Matthew A. Raia, 33°
Secretary, Denver Scottish Rite

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