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Supreme Council Library Receives Generous Book Bequest

January 28, 2015
529 pieces bequeathed to Supreme Council Library by Dr. Claude H. Harris, Jr., 33°
January 28, 2015

Our staff recently completed the first stage of cataloging a generous bequest of 529 pieces we acquired from the estate of Dr. Claude H. Harris, Jr., 33°. Among the collection are some 489 Masonic works—301 books, 186 periodicals, one facsimile, and one manuscript.

The next steps in the cataloging process include protecting and preserving damaged books in the collection and determining where most appropriately to place these materials in our library. For now, the entire collection resides [...]


Scholarships Available

January 6, 2015
January 6, 2015

The Scottish Rite, SJ, is now accepting applications for the Shepherd, Hilburn, and Public School Administration Scholarships.

Please visit the Scholarships page to find more information and to access the applications.

Application Submission Deadlines Shepherd, Hilburn, Public School Scholarships: March 31, 2015


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 [...]