The Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend has adopted a program first offered through Supreme Council which acknowledges those who exemplify favorable contributions in relation to membership building. Throughout the Northern Jurisdiction, several Valleys have ambassadors in each blue lodge. There job is to represent Scottish Rite favorably and keep their members aware of happenings going on in the Valley.
The South Bend Valley, working off of an officer based initiative offers the Ambassador Award to those in our membership who have through time and effort aided in supplying new membership to the Valley. To obtain this award, you are to obtain two new petitioners and they must receive their 32nd degree in the same calendar year. Upon accomplishing that goal, you will be presented the Ambassador Award through the membership chairman or an officer proxy.
Scottish Rite Ambassador Award Recipients
Richard C. Ellis, 33rd degree
Edward Steen, 33rd degree
H. Fred Smith, 33rd degree
George Burkley III
Matthew J. Backus
Thomas F. Lane II