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Adopt-a-Book Milestone

September 14, 2012
September 14, 2012

The Scottish Rite has hit a milestone. We are pleased to announce that the Adopt-a-Book program has made $20,000! We are excited about this because it shows how our Brethren have made a stand to preserve the most important thing that Heredom has to offer, her knowledge. Started last year, the Adopt-a-Book program was initially begun to help fund the essential renovations needed to meet the House of the Temple’s preservation goals. Since its establishment, the program has [...]


York Rite Medal of Honor Awarded to Rainbow Girl and Supreme Court Justice

August 27, 2012
August 27, 2012

Every two years the York Rite Sovereign College of North America has the opportunity to present the York Rite Medal of Honor to someone who has made outstanding contributions in public service, arts, business and industry or scholarship.

On July 13, 2012 it was presented to U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor (Ret.) at a reception she hosted for us in the Supreme Court building.  We recognized her as the first woman appointed to the U.S. [...]


Student Earns JROTC Award

August 27, 2012
August 27, 2012

Jay Patterson of the Alexandria Valley of Alexandria, VA, presents the Supreme Council’s Scottish Rite JROTC Award  to Cadet Sgt. First Class Ciaran Betuex of South Lakes High School in Reston, VA.

Commencing in 1998 and approved by the Assistant Secretary of Defense, the Supreme Council, Southern Jurisdiction, initiated a program of recognition for outstanding Junior ROTC students.

This initiative recognizes high school youth enrolled in the Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (JROTC) unit for their scholastic excellence and [...]


97 Year Old Enjoys Master Craftsman Study

August 13, 2012
August 13, 2012

Ill. Bro. Jack Fleming, 33°, of Cape Coral, Florida is not afraid of a challenge. The 97 year-old is the senior charter member of the newly formed Cape Coral Master Craftsman Study Group in Cape Coral, Florida. The group meets on the first Thursday of every month in the library of Cape Coral Lodge No. 367 to go over each exam question collectively. The group’s objective is to discuss one exam per meeting without sacrificing quality [...]


Benefit Golf Outing Honoring Ill. Bro. Earl E. Walker, Grand Cross

August 6, 2012
August 6, 2012

131 golfers and 43 volunteers gathered together on a sunny day in June to enjoy a day of golf, honor the memory of Ill. Bro. Earl E. Walker and raise over $86,000 to benefit the Walker Scottish Rite Clinic for Childhood Language Disorder at the inaugural Earl E. Walker Memorial Golf Outing. Earl’s friend and colleague (and Clinic Board Member), G.T. Cozad III chaired this inaugural event.

The guests enjoyed fabulous bar-b-que, premium giveaways, “treats” on the course, excellent [...]