The Art and Science of Speech, Language and Literacy: RiteCare 2012

October 1, 2012
October 1, 2012

Our 2012 RiteCare conference titled “The Art and Science of Speech, Language and Literacy,” was filled with informative presentations by nationally recognized speakers on evidence-based clinical applications. The conference convened with a Texas-style welcome reception on September 13 at the Omni Dallas Hotel, in the center of the revitalized downtown Dallas. At the reception, artist Desmond Blair, a former patient at the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital, worked on one of his latest creations while everyone enjoyed the view [...]

Scottish Rite Has Talent

September 15, 2012
September 15, 2012 Scottish Rite Has Talent

Do you play an instrument? Are you and fellow brothers a part of a band? Have friends complimented you on your singing voice?

Celebrating the Craft is looking for YOU!

Scottish Rite Has Talent is a contest in which we will judge video entries of musical talent and ultimately choose only TWELVE to perform LIVE during the 2013 Celebrating the Craft.

Musical Performers, whether an individual or a group, from Orients all over the Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, are invited to submit [...]

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 [...]