Gifts and Bequests to the El Paso Scottish Rite Historical Library and Museum Foundation
The El Paso Scottish Rite Historical and Library Museum depends upon gifts from you and others like you to make it possible for the Foundation's mission to be accomplished. You may make one or more of the types of gifts enumerated below.
Your gift or bequest will allow our Foundation to maintain our historical Temple and provide the resources necessary for us to continue the Scottish rite mission for generations to come.
In making a gift to the Foundation, you will receive a receipt letter for tax purposes as the Foundation is approved as a IRS Code 501(c)(3) public charitable organization. Contributions to the Foundation are deductible to the full extent of the law for federal income tax purposes as well as for federal estate tax and state inheritance and gift tax purposes.
Checks should be made payable to: "El Paso Scottish Rite Historical Library and Museum Foundation."
In addition to cash, you may make one or more of the following types of gifts.
|Gift Concept||Gift Plan|
| Gifts by Bequest or Beneficiary Designation || (1) Will|
(2) Life Insurance
(3) Retirement Plan
| Gifts made Outright|
(4) Appreciated Property, Stock, or Cash
"In Memory Of" or "In honor Of"
| (5) Cash, check or Credit Card|
Petition for Initiation can now be downloaded here or from our Membership Services page, under "Forms"
DEGREE FEE $275.00: ($100.00 MUST ACCOMPANY PETITION)
Degree Fees are payable in full prior to initiation. At any time prior to the Reunion you may pay the remaining balance in full or in installments to the El Paso Scottish Rite Office. Payments will be accepted up to and including the day of the Reunion. Endowment memberships are available at the time of initiation for $1,500.00, this includes your Degree Fees, a savings of $25.00.
32° Black cap is included in above fee
Case for cap is $30.00 additional and is available from the Office
Orient-Wide COVID-19 Directives
As of June 14, 2021
As the overall COVID-19 infection rate continues to decline and the availability of COVID-19 vaccinations increase, I am modifying our COVID-19 restrictions. Regardless of these updated directives, we should all be aware that the COVID-19 infection rate in Texas could increase at any time and we must be ready to take proactive steps to protect our membership.
Scottish Rite Functions: I am eliminating the mandatory pre-meeting screenings and contact tracing. In addition, I am relaxing the mask and social distancing requirements currently in place.
All members should conduct a COVID-19 self-check before attending any Scottish Rite function as discussed below. Though not mandatory, masking and social distancing are encouraged, especially for those who have not been vaccinated for COVID-19.
Masks are optional for those vaccinated for COVID-19. Those who have not been vaccinated are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to wear a mask when in close proximity to others.
Social Distancing: It is prudent to maintain appropriate social distancing in your interactions with others during all Scottish Rite functions. Each Valley will determine appropriate spacing for its activities in accordance with attendance and space.
COVID-19 Self-Check: Prior to attending any Scottish Rite function such as a stated meeting, committee meeting, degree practice, club meetings, or other gathering of members, each person should conduct a self-check for COVID-19 symptoms. If you have any symptoms or feel ill, you are requested not to attend the Scottish Rite function as a precaution in order to prevent the potential spread of the virus. The self-check includes:
• Elevated temperature checks (fever or chills)
• Cough or sore throat
• Congestion or runny nose
• Shortness of breath (difficulty breathing)
• Fatigue or muscle and body aches
• Nausea or vomiting
Michael L. Wiggins, 33°
Sovereign Grand Inspector General In Texas
ORIENT OF TEXAS
Freemasonry is the world's oldest and largest fraternal organization. It is believed to have originated with the craft guilds of medieval Europe and latterly, to have expanded to admit those who did not actually belong to the trade. The literal stone masons are referred to as operatives while those who did not actually work in stone were called speculative masons. [ Bro. Stephen Daphoe]
The Scottish Rite is based upon Symbolic Masonry. It does not confer the first three degrees. This is recognized as the unquestioned prerogative of the Symbolic Lodges. The Scottish Rite confers only degrees from the fourth to the thirty-second, inclusive.
For more information about becoming a Mason please visit www.beafreemason.org