Welcome to VMAP
VMAP is designed to provide every Scottish Rite candidate, member, and leader in the Southern Jurisdiction with a useful working tool for planning and promoting a well-rounded series of Valley activities to engage and involve every member in the life and work of their Valley. In other words, VMAP is designed to help every Valley provide its members with a superior Scottish Rite experience.
Get the current Valley of Little Rock Scottish Rite Updates by signing up for the next texting service!
The primary charge of the new Valley of Little Rock Valley Membership Achievement Award (VMAP) committee is to develop and suggest ideas to enhance the experience for our membership. Enhancing communication is a key component for keeping our membership engaged. In an effort to improve communication methods with our members, the committee recommended (and the Valley leadership has approved) using a texting service to give our members the most current relevant information about our Scottish Rite activities. The announcement about this new method of communication for the Valley was made at reunion on October 31st and we had many members sign up at that time. Each member will need to subscribe to the service. The first step is to text the word – Rite – to 411247. You will receive a response that says type – Y – to subscribe. That is all there is to it! Our initial goal is to get 1,800 members in the Valley of Little Rock to sign up for the service. This is a great opportunity for us to keep in touch with each other. Please sign up and encourage your brothers to do the same.
Educational Opportunity: Sign up for the new Master Craftsman-style educational series for the Valley of Little Rock!
The VMAP committee has developed a new Master Craftsman-style educational series based on the book,The Seven Honor Men of Arkansas Scottish Rite Masonry by William M. Shepherd. The two-part test works in the same way as the Southern Jurisdiction’s Master Craftsman series works. For $15 you will receive a copy of the book and will receive a copy of the first quiz. Once the first quiz is returned to the Little Rock office by mail, a second quiz will be mailed to you along with the graded first test. Once the second quiz is completed and graded, you will be awarded a certificate at the next reunion. Our candidates from the October 31st reunion were the first to receive the first installment of this new program. You can contact the Little Rock office for more details. This is a unique opportunity to learn more about the history of the Scottish Rite in Arkansas.
The VMAP committee members are Barry Brady (chairman), Bill Jones, Thomas Lampirez, Alexander Winans, Angelo Coppola, Shawn Jennings and Max Easter. If you have any suggestions for improving orenhancing the Valley of Little Rock’s Scottish Rite experience, please let one of the committee members know and we will discuss at our next monthly meeting.