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A Night with Buffalo Bill

We are pleased to offer a night with the famous Buffalo Bill – ok, not the actual Buffalo Bill but well-known actor Stephen Hollen. For only $10/person, you can enjoy a delicious pasta bar dinner followed by this entertaining evening with Buffalo Bill. This event is open to friends and family as well as our Scottish Rite members.

Announcing the 2023 Spring Reunion Honoree

The presiding officers of the Valley of Dayton are pleased to announce that the 2023 spring reunion (April 14-15, 2023) will honor the Illustrious John E. Rhodes, Jr., 33. He is a trustee of the Valley of Dayton and Past Thrice Potent Master of Gabriel Lodge of Perfection (2000-2002). In 2002, he was coroneted a Sovereign Grand Inspector General. Thirty-Third Degree. and made an Honorary Member of our Supreme Council.

John is part of a Masonic legacy that began with his grandfather, John H. Rhodes, and continued with his father, Ill. John E. Rhodes, Sr., 33 (also a Past Thrice Potent Master and chairman of the Executive Committee of the Valley of Dayton).  All of them were members of Riverview Lodge # 717 where WB Rhodes was Master in 1986.  Riverview was one of the lodges that came together to found Millennium # 779.

Ill. Bro. Rhodes is a retired dentist in the Brookville area and a proud graduate of The Ohio State University. John is married to Janet, and they have three children: Ruth, Joe, and Leah.  The Rhodes’ fraternal legacy continues in son Joe and son-in-law Matt Trimble, who both belong to Millennium # 779.  John and Janet are blessed with six grandchildren.

John’s leadership and service aren’t confined to Freemasonry. He serves on the Dayton and Montgomery County Board of Health appointed in 2012, and a past president of the board. He was a founding member and Inaugural president of the Brookville Community Scholarship Foundation. John is a long-time member and past president, The Ohio State University Dental School Board of Governors. John served the Brookville business community as  president of the Brookville Chamber of Commerce and named Brookville Citizen of the Year by the chamber in appreciation of his service to the community.

Dr. Rhodes also received the C.W.  “Doc” Thomas award from the Brookville schools in 2016. Dr. Thomas, besides being a prominent Brookville physician and community leader, was also a member of the Valley of Dayton and 33rd Degree Mason.

Join us in congratulating Ill. Bro. John Rhodes on this well-deserved honor! Now is the time to recruit your Masonic friends who aren’t Scottish Rite Masons to be a part of this spring class.

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February 2024

Wednesday February 28

7:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Business Meeting

Open to all members
Preferred dress: coat and tie

Thursday February 29

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday Night at Rite (Watch Parties)
Online - Watch Parties @ Dayton Masonic Center

7:30 PM Join the Rite (4th Degree video and induction)
8:00 PM Featured degree

Ligth snacks available – no RSVP required

Schedule –https://tnr.scottishritenmj.org/schedule

March 2024

Wednesday March 6

All Day
Todd Benzinger Bring-a-Friend Night

Sunday March 10

6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Knights of St Andrew
TJ Chumps, 1100 E Dayton Yellow Springs Rd, Fairborn, OH 45324, USA

Thursday March 14

7:30 pm – 9:00 pm
Thursday Night at Rite (Watch Parties)
Online - Watch Parties @ Dayton Masonic Center

7:30 PM Join the Rite (4th Degree video and induction)
8:00 PM Featured degree

Ligth snacks available – no RSVP required

Schedule –https://tnr.scottishritenmj.org/schedule