New Personal Representatives

From: Wesley Thornton
Deputy of the Supreme Council in New Mexico

To: All Interested Parties
Sent: Monday, September 28, 2015 11:22:57 AM
Subject: Appointment Announcement


I am pleased to announce the following appointments effective Monday, September 28, 2015:

Ill... John R. Adams, 33°

Personal Representative, Valley of Santa Fe

Ill... Mark S. Oldknow, 33°

Assistant Personal Representative, Valley of Santa Fe

 Ill... Joshua B. Lightle, 33°, has served as the Personal Representative, Valley of Santa Fe during the transition period and has accepted another Leadership Position within the Family of Freemasonry.  Ill... Lightle will continue his Scottish Rite service to the Valley of Santa Fe in the Classroom and on Degree Teams. 

 Thank you Ill... Lightle for your past and continuing service to the Scottish Rite.  You may count on the Orient of New Mexico for support in your new post.


7700 Menaul Blvd NE, Ste E

Albuquerque, NM  87110-4639

(505)480-1040 (c)

(505)888-2479 (f)


2015 Valley of Santa Fe Remembrance and Renewal

Dignitaries and the Degree Team: (Left to Right) Bottom Row: Kevin Fitzwater; Everette Goodman, WM Temple Lodge No. 6;R. Chris Leitch, President, ASRITE; Wesley D. Thornton, Deputy for New Mexico; Jefferson H. Jordan, Grand Master of Masons in New Mexico; Scott Jaquith, Wise Master, Santa Fe Chapter Rose Croix; Adam Hathaway, Degree Director. Upper Row: Stephen Balke, Joshua B. Lightle, PGM, PR; Jamie Reynoso; Jay Williams; James Lamb.
Photo by Michele Balke

The annual Ceremony of Remembrance and Renewal was held Saturday, March 28, 2015, hosted by Temple Lodge No. 6 in Albuquerque, New Mexico and coordinated by the Albuquerque Scottish Rite Club (ASRITE). Over 25 Brothers and their ladies gathered this evening to pay respects to our departed Brethren and celebrate the presence of one another for the coming year, reminding us to cherish the time we have together.

Among the dignitaries in attendance were Illustrious Brother Jefferson H. Jordan, Jr., Grand Master of Masons in New Mexico; Illustrious Brother Wesley D. Thornton, Deputy for the Supreme Council for New Mexico; Illustrious Brother Joshua B. Lightle, PGM, and the Personal Representative of the Deputy for the Valley of Santa Fe, who was also the Lecturer for the ceremony; Brother Scott Jaquith, the Wise Master for the Chapter Rose Croix; and Brother R. Christopher Leitch, President of ASRITE. This is the sixth ceremonial presentation performed by the ASRITE Club for the Valley of Santa Fe. 

"Degree Team"

Wise Master Everett Goodman   Master of Ceremonies Stephen Balke
Senior Warden   James Lamb        Guardian of the Temple    Jay Williams
Junior Warden Kevin Fitzwater   Lecturer Joshua Lightle
Almoner Jamie Reynoso   Secretary Scott Jaquith
Orator Adam Hathaway   Bugler Jeff Cheney

Special thanks go out to Brother Patrick Josey of Temple Lodge No. 6 who provided the meal with his staff, and the ladies of San Marcial Chapter OES and Ashlar Assembly of Rainbow Girls for serving the meal for the event.


Santa Fe Spring 2016 Reunion

Valley of Santa Fe Spring Reunion:
Friday, April 29 -Sunday, May 1st, 2016

We invite all Scottish Rite Masons to attend the Valley of Santa Fe's 2015 Spring Reunion this May. The Reunion is scheduled for Friday, April 29; Saturday, April 30; and Sunday, May 1st for the conferral and communication of the 4th-32nd degrees. Please come and renew your old friendships and engage in new fellowship. We also ask you to invite all Master Masons you feel would benefit from the "University of Freemasonry" to attend as a candidate for the Degrees. 

Please contact Secretary José Montaño for information. He can be reached by phone at (505) 982-4414 and by e-mail at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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