I got a letter in the mail from Scottish Rite that said that since I had achieved the Master Mason Rookie Award that I was being invited to attend a one-day session at Grand Lodge to become a 32nd degree SR Mason. I remembered many discussions on this and other forums about getting the first three degrees in a day and the pros and cons of that. Twenty nine degrees in a day seems like it would require a Tardis. I found out that it would only be the four required degrees (4, 14, 18, and 32 I think) and not all twenty nine so unfortunately there is no need for the Doctor's Time Machine. Even so, it seems like cheating to me. The men I know in SR are very active and enjoy it immensely. I just wonder about the value of the one-day to 32nd degree class. Would you do it? Just a note about the Rookie Award. I had to do 14 Masonic tasks in my first year as a Mason. The program is designed to give the new Mason a deep immersion in the Craft and I enjoyed it. The tasks were, for example: Help prepare candidates. Help set up the lodge room. Attend a Masonic funeral. Sponsor a candidate. Serve on an investigative committee. Watch each of the degrees from the sidelines. Attend the district exemplification. Attend a Grand Lodge Event. Attend a Building Association meeting. help with a fundraiser. etc. Once the Mason completes these tasks, he gets a certificate and pin presented by the DDGM and is invited to a special dinner with the Grand Master.