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Local Masons & Eastern Star Partner with DC Public Schools

December 17, 2014
Volunteers for DC Public School “Beautification Day”
December 17, 2014

By Peter Brusoe, 32°

When students arrived at School Without Walls at Francis Stevens for their first day back from summer vacation they were greeted by beautiful bulletin boards in the hallways and can now enjoy their lunches and do work on sturdy picnic tables because of the Masons & Eastern Star members of the District of Columbia.

The District of Columbia Public Schools hosts an annual program called “Beautification Day.” They invite parents, friends, and community organizations to spruce up [...]


Albert Pike Areopagus, No. 7

December 17, 2014
Patent of Albert Pike Areopagus, No. 7
December 17, 2014

The Supreme Council, 33°, of the Republic of Argentina chartered its seventh Areopagus (19°–30°), Albert Pike No. 7. The Supreme Council, 33°, SJ USA (Mother Council of the World) is pleased that our famous Sovereign Grand Commander was thus honored.


A Visit 80 Years in the Making!

December 9, 2014
A visit 80 years in the making
December 9, 2014

Mrs. Judy Fletcher, working for the Membership Services team, has been placing calls to our members on or around the occasion of their 80th birthdays just to touch base and wish them well. Recently, she called Bro. Wayne Schwartz, KCCH, a member in the Valley of Fresno, Orient of California. Bro. Wayne was happy to hear from her and explained that he had never been to Washington, D.C., before. So Judy encouraged him to come and see the [...]


188-Year-Old Document Found in Wheeling, W.Va., Returned to Masonic Lodge in Romney, W.Va.

November 3, 2014
November 3, 2014

While re-arranging papers in a vault in The Scottish Rite Cathedral in Wheeling, WV, Chuck Ryan, 32°, KCCH, the General Secretary of the Valley of Wheeling, found a very interesting document tucked away in a drawer.

Upon closer examination, it was determined it was printed on linen, rather than paper. It measured 8 by 12 inches and the writing was in great detail, and very legible. And after further study, it was found to be a membership document issued [...]


Black Hat Road Show

September 24, 2014
September 24, 2014 Well Howdy Y’all!

The Scottish Rite Black Hat Road-Show is coming to the Valley of Texas!

Because so many Scottish Rite Brethren might not get the chance to visit Washington, DC, the House of the Temple is coming to selected Valleys in Texas this fall!  The Black Hat Road-Show is a program created by the Development Department of the Supreme Council and is designed to bring the architecture, artifacts and stories of the House of the Temple to local valleys [...]