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TO OUR CANDIDATES

The officers and members of the Scottish Rite bodies of the Valley of the Firelands welcome you into Scottish Rite Masonry with its new and closer bonds of brotherhood.

There are four separate and distinct organizations, each subordinate to the Supreme Council but dependent on each other, for together they constitute the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry.

The first body in the Valley of the Firelands is the Kilbourne Lodge of Perfection. This body communicates and exemplifies the Fourth to the Fourteenth Degrees inclusive.

The second body in the Valley of the Firelands is the Seneca-Green Springs Council Princes of Jerusalem. This body communicates and exemplifies the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Degrees.

The third body in the Valley of the Firelands is the Platt Benedict Chapter of Rose Croix. This body communicates and exemplifies the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Degrees.

The fourth body in the Valley of the Firelands is the Sandusky and the Firelands Consistory. This body communicates and exemplifies the Nineteenth to the Thirty-second Degrees inclusive.

Each body has its separate corps of officers and is a complete entity, but for convenience and economy these four bodies conduct their business affairs through the Board of Trustees. This board consists of the presiding officers of the four bodies, the treasurer, secretary and three members at large which holds title, control and management of our property for the benefit of the four coordinate bodies in this Valley and their members.

It is our sincere hope that you will find the degrees impressive and helpful, that they will inspire you to greater Masonic activity, that you will gain much pleasure and benefit from the new associations and friendships gained here, that your life will be enriched spiritually, intellectually, morally and socially through your coming among us, that you will become an active and interested member of our great brotherhood and assist in making this world a better place in which to live.

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