News

Brother Walter Breuning (World’s Oldest Man) Called to the Celestial Lodge

April 16, 2011
April 16, 2011

It is with great sadness that we must report that at the age of 114 Years, 205 Days our Brother Walter Breuning was called to the Celestial Lodge at 3 p.m. today, Thursday, April 14, 2011. He had been a Master Mason for 85 Years, 333 Days. He was also a proud member of the Scottish Rite and Shrine.

Brother Walter received his degrees in Great Falls Lodge No. 118, Great Falls, Montana. He was initiated on March 7, 1925, passed [...]


Membership News, April 2011

April 4, 2011
April 4, 2011

Breaking News

Reported so far: Over 500 New Scottish Rite Brothers have joined the Rite since January 1, 2011! Please make sure you inform brothers in your Blue Lodge about “further light in the Scottish Rite.”

• Over 208,000 Men are Proud to be Scottish Rite Freemasons in the Southern Jurisdiction.

• The Master Craftsman Program is approaching 5,000 participants.

• The Freemason Network, a Social Network for Freemasons hosted by the Scottish Rite Southern Jurisdiction, has topped 10,000 members

• Over 40,000 Scottish Rite Freemasons [...]


Second Annual Scottish Rite Photo Contest

January 24, 2011
Preston Jones, 33°, Robing Room Director
January 24, 2011

by Heather K. Calloway, Director of Special Programs

Photo: 2010 Second-place winner in the “People” category, “Illustrious Preston Jones, Director of the Robing Room in Long Beach Valley,” by Harold Kennedy, 32°, Long Beach, California

In 2010, we asked to see portraits of fraternal life and in return, we received an impressive array of over 175 images documenting life in the fraternity. Photos of people participating in everything from Scottish Rite meetings, to Shrine parades and Blue Lodge charity events [...]


Introducing the Rebuilding the Temple Campaign

December 9, 2010
Columns
December 9, 2010

The House of the Temple, national headquarters of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction, is an impressive historic and architectural landmark. Designed by distinguished American architect, John Russell Pope, the building was intended to be “the most elegant, stately and superb [home] ever built for Scottish Rite Masons.”* Now, nearing the 100th anniversary of the completion of the building in 1915, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Southern Jurisdiction and the House of the Temple Historic Preservation [...]


Fort Worth Valley Officer Says Goodbye

December 8, 2010
Ft. Worth Valley Officer retires
December 8, 2010

Photo: (l. to r.) Kenneth C. Curry, New Chairman with SGIG M. Douglas Adkins and retiring Chairman, James D. Ward.

October 21st was a bittersweet day for the Fort Worth Valley. We said goodbye to our longtime Chairman, James D. Ward and welcomed our new Chairman Kenneth C. Curry. Brother Ward had been Chairman of the Fort Worth Valley for 14 years. Jim might be retiring, but we know that he will stay active.