Knight of the
Blazing Star Award

Est. 2022

The purpose of the Knight of the Blazing Star is to recognize members of Sacramento No. 40 who are active and participate in Masonic activities. All members of Sacramento No. 40 are eligible to become a Knight of the Blazing Star by becoming involved in events and activities conducted and sponsored by Sac40 as well as proof of activity with other lodges and charitable organizations with the authorization of the Executive Team. Becoming a Knight of the Blazing Star is attained by accumulating points and attending the presentation of the award. Family and friends will be welcomed to watch while you are recognized for your Masonic activity.
To become an active participant in the program members need only sign-in at every event and on the tilers registry.  The sign-in sheet will be located in the lounge room and tilers registry in the anteroom. Notice beforehand and proof of approved extra lodge functions such as volunteer or charitable work or visiting and/or taking part in another lodge’s functions will also reward points.

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AWARD PROGRAM AND GUIDELINES

The points and guidelines for attaining points are outlined as follows:


EVENTS

Attend or participate in various events, i.e., special meetings, Stated Meetings, fellowship events and other activities as authorized by the executive committee.




MEMBERSHIP

Top line signer on a petition/affiliation; restoration of an old member, bring a guest to a dinner that is eligible for Masonry, and work as a lodge ambassador for those seeking information about membership as well as other membership activities as authorized by the Executive Committee.


SERVICE

Serve as an elected officer, appointed officer, chairman of a committee, work on a committee, participate in a degree and other activities as authorized by the Executive Committee


CHARITY AND COMMUNITY SERVICE

Take part in an event that has to do with charitable work, participate in a community service event, make a charitable donation to a good cause and other good work functions as authorized by the Executive Committee.


EDUCATION

Completion of Grand Lodge Exams, participate in Masonic education events either in person or online, write or present a research paper for lodge education and other educational events or activities as authorized by the Executive Committee.


GENERAL GUIDELINES

Points for the award are accumulated on a calendar yearly basis and the cut-off is December 31st each year. The Award will normally be presented the following February. All points must be turned in no later than December 31st. Points roll over from year to year until the final goal is reached.

 

POINTS GUIDE

100 POINTS

  • Service as an elected officer

  • Chairman of a committee (for the year)

  • First line signer on a petition for membership or affiliation

  • Degree - speaking part

  • Perfect attendance - Stated Meeting (for the year)

  • Returning Master Mason proficiency

  • Donations to a charity with values exceeding $100 for the calendar year (monetary or of calculable value)

50 POINTS

  • Service as an appointed officer

  • Member of a committee

  • Second line signer on a petition for membership or affiliation

  • Degree - non-speaking part

  • Attendance at degree practice (in person)

  • Attendance at Stated Meeting

  • Attendance at Officer School of Instruction (officers required)

  • Causing a restoration of membership

  • Grand Lodge Exam Completion

  • Preparing meals for events and meetings

  • Planning of Lodge function

  • Attendance at fundraiser or charitable event

25 POINTS

  • Attendance at regular and special meetings (per meeting)

  • Attendance at a degree (for each degree)

  • Attendance at degree practice (online)

  • Attendance at a scheduled proficiency practice conducted by Lodge Officer or appointee (online)

  • Attendance at fellowship events

  • Attendance at a Masonic Youth event

  • Attendance at an Educational event (in person or online)

  • Contribution to lodge event (refreshment or fellowship)

  • Bringing a prospect to an event or dinner (each guest)

  • Clean up or work in kitchen for event

  • Set up and break down lodge before and after meetings

  • Presentation of research paper for Masonic education

 

DEGREE REQUIREMENTS AND SPECIAL POINTS

Members who are actively going through the degrees of masonry will be required to participate in the award program and will need to achieve a cumulative point score of 1,500 points to get from 1° to 2° and 2,000 points to get from 2° to 3° as well as complete one or more achievements from each of the categories below before they can be conferred their next degree.


CHARITY

  • Participate in a charitable or fund raiser event

  • Participate in a community service event

  • Make a charitable donation

EDUCATION

  • Complete the Grand Lodge Degree Exam - 250 POINTS (required)

and

  • Present a research paper pertaining to your degree for lodge education (required 1 for the year)

  • Attend an educational event or presentation (online or in person)

  • Attend an Officer School of Instruction (degree permitting)

EVENTS (10 REQUIRED)

  • Full form proficiency return - 250 POINTS (required)

and

  • Attendance at fellowship event

  • Attendance at special meeting

  • Attendance at Stated Meeting

  • Attendance at degree

MEMBERSHIP AND SERVICE

  • Service and participation in the Refreshment Committee (required)

and

  • Serving as an appointed officer at stated meeting

  • Serving as an appointed officer at a degree

  • Visiting another lodge with a fellow Master Mason present

  • Participation as an officer for another lodge with a fellow Master Mason present

  • Bringing a prospect to a fellowship event

 

AWARD POINT LEVELS - CUMULATIVE

  • 1,500 POINTS - FELLOW CRAFT

  • 3,500 POINTS - MASTER MASON

  • 5,000 POINTS - CERTIFICATE OF RECOGNITION

  • 10,000 POINTS - REWARD TBD

  • 15,000 POINTS - REWARD TBD

  • 20,000 POINTS - KNIGHT OF THE BLAZING STAR MEDAL AND CERTIFICATE