What We Do
"Human progress is our cause, liberty of thought our supreme wish, freedom of conscience our mission, and the guarantee of equal rights to all people everywhere our ultimate goal." - Scottish Rite Creed
We aim to provide a venue for Freemasons in the Washington, DC metropolitan area to enjoy fellowship among men and brothers with common ideals; to learn and teach, and develop a deeper understanding of Masonic philosophy, and what it means to be a good man and citizen.
From the Secretary - Current Notice
The Valley of Washington will be in Winter Recess starting December 17, 2014, and will resume meetings on January 20, 2015. There will be no Scottish Rite meetings during this period. The Valley offices will be closed starting December 25, 2014, and will reopen to assist customers on January 5, 2015. The Valley of Washington wishes you a Happy Holiday Season.
Scottish Rite Members Capital Region Tough Mudder
On September 27, 2014, a team of 10 - consisting of Scottish Rite Masons, Craft Masons and prospective Masons - headed out to the Peacemaker National Training Center in Gerrardstown, WV to take part in the 2014 Capital Region Tough Mudder event. Tough Mudder is a for-profit company that has partnered with the Wounded Warrior Project to provide assistance to US Veterans. The team was sponsored by the Valley of Washington DC with additional assistance from the House of the Temple.
The course was approximately 10.2 miles long. It traveled through woods and fields, up and down every imaginable hill and ravine the course designers could find – they really liked hills. Along the way, the team encountered 20 obstacles with such names as the Arctic Enema, Electroshock Therapy, Mt Everest , the Mud Mile, Berlin Walls and Walk the Plank. Some of these obstacles had to be conquered individually while most of the obstacles required teamwork.
Approximately 4 ½ hours after the start, all 10 team members crossed the finish line as a group. They were tired and muddy, but feeling fully satisfied - A Job Well Done!
Since 1989, our clinic enriches lives every day, providing expert therapy to children who have been diagnosed with speech disorders. We finance one of America's most advanced speech pathology and rehabilitation facilities.