Knox Corinthian Lodge #851
Knox Corinthian Lodge is dedicated to the betterment of its members and society at large. We commonly think of ourselves as “the Hospital Lodge” given our close relationship to the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children. We count numerous community and business leaders among our ranks, including a majority of the clinical and administrative leadership of the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital of Children. We consider ourselves a diverse group committed to self-improvement, support for our fellow man, and an observance of the lessons of our Craft. Beyond the doors of our lodge, we seek to build fraternal bonds through a rich tradition of fellowship and conviviality.
Knox Corinthian Lodge meets in downtown Dallas, Texas, in the Green Room of the Dallas Scottish Rite Cathedral. Following our meetings, whether stated or called, we often gather to enjoy fellowship over a meal. Members, masonic visitors, and candidates are welcome to attend our public social events and quarterly luncheons. As a lodge firmly committed to charity, we are involved with a number of initiatives dedicated to the improvement of our community and the lives of others. We encourage all to participate in the spirit of service and giving.
Worshipful Master 2018-2019
Knox Corinthian is a special place! When I began to write my installation remarks, that thought kept coming to my mind. Whenever we talk about the men in the Lodge- whether they be Past Masters, Brothers celebrating long periods of service to the craft and their communities, or a new slate of officers for this coming Masonic year- it is clear that Knox is a special place. When we talk about Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children and its nearly 100 year legacy of consistent care for children, and the wonderful bond of common service and mission our Lodge shares with it, it’s hard to argue against KC as a special place. Later this fall, we will have the honor of participating in the cornerstone leveling ceremony at the Hospital’s new Frisco campus- that will be a great day!
As the newly installed WM for this great Lodge of dedicated and accomplished men, I find myself presiding over a highly functioning organization with exceptionally competent leaders in every area. I’d like to take one more opportunity to say thank you to PM Scott Siekerski for faithfully leading the Lodge over the past year and for leaving it in such outstanding shape. His attention to detail in every area was obvious to me as I served under him and now I have the privilege of enjoying the benefits of his work.
We have work to do and are well underway in a number of key areas. Our fundraising platform in the golf tournament and raffle are off to a great start with Bros. Jeff Haven and Brian McGauley cheerfully continuing to serve as heads of those combined efforts. Our degree programs are firmly established under Burrel Poston and are evidenced by the weekly emails to engage the teams for another degree seemingly every Monday. On the technology front, the Executive Committee recently met with Omid Rahmani and Tony Atkins to review the latest progress on a total redesign of our online presence. Their professional experience and willingness to serve will be crucial in the effort to provide access to our Lodge from men who are interested in Masonry or moving to the metroplex in search of a new home.
We have a great year ahead of us! I look forward to serving with each of you to continue making an impact on each other as Brothers, on our fraternity and on our community.
-Rob Rose, Worshipful Master ’18/’19