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 Scottish Rite Masons 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

Carroll Collins, General Secretary

DC Scottish Rite Summer Recess

The Scottish Rite Bodies in DC are now in Summer Recess. The DC Rite will resume meetings on Tuesday, September 8, 2015. During the Summer Recess the DC Rite Office will be open to assist you, Monday - Thursday, 8:00 am to 5:30 pm, and closed on Fridays. Have a Safe and Enjoyable Summer. See you in September!

2015 Supreme Council Biennial Sessions - August 22nd - 25th

Starting Saturday, August 22nd, and running until Tuesday, August 25th, the Brethren of the Scottish Rite Southern Jurisdiction will be in our city to conduct the business of the Supreme Council Ancient & Accepted Scotitsh Rite of Freemasonry. Registration starts on Saturday, August 22nd from 8 am to 5 pm in the Concourse of the Capital Hilton. The Headquarters Hotel for the 2013 Biennial Session is the Capital Hilton, 1001 Sixteenth Street, NW, Washington, DC. For further information on the 2015 Biennial, contact the DCSR Office.

Summer Social at BLACKFINN - August 31st


The DC Scottish Rite Spring 2015 Reunion Class invites you to celebrate fraternity, friendship and charity at BlackFinn on August 31st! The Valley of Washington’s Spring 2015 class is honored to host this event, and all proceeds will be donated to the DC Scottish Rite Foundation.

When: August 31, 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Where: BlackFinn, 1620 I St. NW, Washington, DC 20006

Who: ALL are welcome. This event is open to brethren, family, friends, and anyone interested in Freemasonry

Cost: Anyone is able to attend for free. A $5 donation at the door grants access to a discount menu (featuring special, themed cocktails).

Why: the Valley of Washington’s Spring 2015 Scottish Rite class, in appreciation for the friendship and fraternity extended by the organization this year, is pleased to close out the summer with this fun event.

The class will also be organizing a raffle for a BlackFinn gift card and other possible prizes. ALL proceeds from the raffle and discount donation will go directly to the DC Scottish Rite Foundation (a 501(c)(3) corporation), where it will help to support the charitable work of the DC Scottish Rite.

For questions about this event, please contact Walter at the Valley’s office at membership@dcsr.org or 202-232-8155.

2015 Biennial Honours for the Orient of the District of Columbia

It is my pleasure to announce the following Valley of Washington Brethren have been elected to receive honours during the 2015 Scottish Rite S.J. Biennial Session. Please join me in congratulating these Brethren.

Inspectors General Honorary (33°)

33rd Degree
  • Messanvi R. Adjogah
  • Fred W. Evans
  • Walter R. Hoenes
  • J. Phillip London
  • E. Dale Michael, Jr.
  • Bernard J. Michels
  • Jeffrey D. Russell
  • Mark A. Wright
  • Luke Young

Knights Commander of the Court of Honour (32° KCCH)

  • David L. Andrukitis
  • Michael Arroyo
  • Kevin C. Baker
  • Walter P. Benesch
  • Edward Jean-Michel Challita
  • Lewis B. Charak
  • Uzo E. Chukwu
  • Luis G. Cisneros
  • Douglas N. Cohen
  • Morgan P. Corr
  • Austin T. Curtis
  • Benjamin S. Eckert
  • Robert B. Heffelfinger III
  • Richard E. Henry
  • Daniel A. Huertas
  • David M. Huertas
  • Thomas S. Johnson
  • Annas F. Kamara
  • Richard L. Lamarre
  • Anthony M. Lanier
  • Dale L. Lindgens
  • Patrick D. Mason
  • Nicholas J. McIntosh, Sr.
  • Richard L. Mendez
  • Robb C. Mitchell
  • Basil N. Mossaidis
  • Michael D. Nicholas
  • Gerald W. Peeters
  • Charles A. Phillips
  • Mark H. Polansky, Sr.
  • Franklin L. Raines, Jr.
  • Leslie O. Rogers-Wright
  • Terry L. Royce, Sr.
  • Victor E. Sack
  • Gilbert E. Sayoc
  • Maurice A. Scott
  • Michael A. Sheets
  • Edgar A. Tillman
  • Charles D. Torgerson
  • Joseph M. Van Name III

Center for Childhood Language Disorders

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.

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Valley Membership Achievement Project (VMAP)

VMAP is designed to provide every Scottish Rite candidate, member, and leader in the Southern Jurisdiction with a useful working tool for planning and promoting a well-rounded series of Valley activities to engage and involve every member in the life and work of their Valley. In other words, VMAP is designed to help every Valley provide its members with a superior Scottish Rite experience.

VMAP was created entirely by the Scottish Rite Brethren who attended and participated in the 2014 Scottish Rite Regional Leadership Workshops. As a participating Valley, we execute the project by completing specific activities in ten separate subject areas that cover the full spectrum of the Scottish Rite experience.

Learn more about VMAP…

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DC Scottish Rite


Ill. Leonard Proden, 33°, SGIG

General Secretary

Ill. Carroll J. Collins, 33°

2800 16th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20009
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Thursday 8:00 am - 5:30 pm

Tele: (202) 232-8155
Fax: (202) 483-8169

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