Does your Chapter host a Burns Night Fundraising Dinner in January?? A LOT of things have been different in 2020 due to the pandemic. However, you can have fun and still raise money for those charities that depend on or benefit from your Chapter. Technology has moved forward to the point that we can have a Virtual Meal. You can still read Brother Robbie Burns' poetry and present the Haggas - just do it using one of the Virtual Meeting platforms like ZOOM or GOOGLE MEET.
Here are some thoughts: First, find one or more "techies" among your members. Have them brainstorm on the best method and means to reach the most people for your event. Next, plan the Virtual Menu, Program and Venue. Then - promote, promote and promote the event. Now is the time to start...
Consider the advantages - good social interface without infection risk - donations instead of tickets - no overhead for food and drink. The fun can come in with the "guests" having brots or wieners at home and calling them Haggas.
Get more information about Virtual Software Platforms on these sites:
Let us know how a Virtual Burns Night works for you. Wishing you the best in 2021
How Long is your Cable Tow?? Wildfires, hurricanes, flooding, viral pandemic, business closures, loss of jobs - 2020 has had a severe impact on all aspects of Freemasonry. Those affected include those who depend on our Charities; our friends and families; and, our brother Masons. The various devastations have affected businesses, Lodges and homes. Charity being the Hallmark of Masonry, now is the time to give assistance.
The Northern Masonic Jurisdiction is hosting their 3rd annual Giving Tuesday Telethon, December 1st at 7:00 PM. Check their website for more information. Giving Tuesday
WOW Report: The NMJ indicates that they had some 3,100 guests participating in the Virtual Telethon and received $314,297.00 in donations... Excellent work. Thanks and blessings to all who took part.
Although not offering a Telethon, Charitable donations can be made through the Charities Foundation of the Southern Masonic Jurisdiction. Visit their website: SRSMJ Charities
Your local organization, SR Valley and/or Grand Lodge can also channel funds to the reciepients you wish to reach with your giving.
5th International Gathering
of the Knights of St. Andrew
September 24-26, 2021
Hosted by Nashville (TN) Chapter
- Watch for more details on this website -
While practicing "Safe at Home" procedures, remember to reach out to your Brother Knights. Take a few minutes each day to contact a few of your Masonic Brothers by phone, text or e-mail. Make sure that they're doing well with their own isolation. We're all missing the social aspects of our fraternal organizations and this will help you as well as those you contact. If you find a Brother in need, help them get in touch with the best agency or individuals to give them aid.
Together, we can survive this pandemic. Let's keep ourselves and our Brothers safe.
Greetings and welcome to the National Knights of St Andrew (KSA) informational web site. We hope that this collection of materials will be helpful to you, your Chapter and Valley. We are not trying to standardize the Knights across the country because you each have your own goals and agendas as well as different financial resources. We are striving to inform you of activities in other Valleys and Chapters. If you see any section of these pages you would like us to enhance, correct and improve, please feel free to write us. If any of the Valley/Chapter links are incorrect please contact us and we will correct the link. Also, if you know of a Valley with a KSA Chapter that is not listed, please inform us.
As of 12 / 05 / 2020 there are:
152 Chapters in 38 States within the Southern Masonic Jurisdiction
28 Chapters in 9 States within the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction
Mission of This Site
This site is intended to be an information exchange center for Knights and Chapter Officers of the Scottish Rite Knights of St. Andrew. The site is not financially sponsored by or directly linked to any particular Chapter but is intended to become a communications link for all Chapters. The Knights who have volunteered to create and maintain this site wish to promote the Knights of St. Andrew for better service to the Scottish Rite Valleys and the Charities supported by KSA Chapters.
You can make this a "Brag Site" for your Chapter. Share your projects, news and photos. Knowing what Chapters are doing helps others with encouragement and project ideas. Send your information to the Liaison or Webmaster- links below and at the left.
NOTE: Our website is mobile compliant. Websites optimized for mobile devices now receive preferential treatment in Google's search engine results. Only mobile-friendly websites are included in search results on mobile devices. Visit this site on your Smart Phone, iWatch, iPad or other mobile device.
Consider hosting a "Burns Night" Check the PROJECTS & CHARITIES page for some fun ideas.
It may be confusing to some that, across the country, our Chapters are known by several names. As "Black Cap" service organizations, most Chapters are known as KNIGHTS OF ST. ANDREW. However, each Chapter may select their own name, attire and functions to best serve their Scottish Rite Valley. Other names for the same service group include: Order of the Thistle, Scots Guards, Scottish Knights of St. Andrew, Scottish Rite Guards.... Regardless of the name adopted, we are a service group promoting the work of our individual Valleys. "A KSA Chapter by any other name will just as truly serve..."
The idea of a service organization in support of our Scottish Rite Valleys has spread throughout the Nation and to other parts of the World. This listing shows our growth.
Visit the STATES/VALLEYS/CHAPTERS page to see a comprehensive list of KSA Chapters by Date of Charter then advise the Liaison of any additions or corrections that need to be made to your Chapter.
In the menu listing on the left, you will see a new page option... PHOTO GALLERY. Browse the collection of KSA Chapter photos we have there and then send the Webmaster photos showing the activities of your Chapter.
NOTE: This site is not intended for commercial purposes. The text and photos have been submitted by Knights and Officers of affiliated Chapters of the Knights of St. Andrew for appearance on this website. The use of these articles and photos by others is strictly prohibited without the express written consent of the Liaison and/or Webmaster. E-mail links for both may be found at the bottom left of each page.