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Governance of the DC Scottish Rite

Ill. Ronald A. Seale, 33°
Ill. Ronald A. Seale, 33°Sovereign Grand Commander, Supreme Council
Ill. Ronald Armbrust Seale, 33°, was elected Sovereign Grand Commander by the Supreme Council, 33°, on October 3, 2003, and installed on October 7, 2003, during an Executive Session of the Supreme Council, 33°, in the House of the Temple, Washington, D.C. Grand Commander Seale succeeded C. Fred Kleinknecht, 33°.
His service on the Supreme Council began with his appointment as Deputy in Louisiana effective January 1, 1995. He succeeded Ill. D. Walter Jessen, 33°, who retired as S.G.I.G. in Louisiana on December 31, 1994. Then on October 8, 1995, Ill. Seale was elected S.G.I.G. in Louisiana and crowned an Active Member of the Supreme Council, 33°.
Ill. Leonard Proden, 33°
Ill. Leonard Proden, 33°Sovereign Grand Inspector General
Ill. Carroll J. Collins, 33°
Ill. Carroll J. Collins, 33°General Secretary
The Secretary’s office is located in the Scottish Rite Temple of the District of Columbia, 2800 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009, and is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:30 pm; Tuesday, 8:00 am to 7:30 pm. This Scottish Rite office is closed on Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and all Federal Holidays. The DC Scottish Rite mirrors the Federal Government’s status during inclement weather. If the Federal Government is closed due to weather, on the date of a Stated Communication of the DCSR, then the Stated Communication is called off. Telephone: (202) 232-8155.
Ill. Mensah R. Adjogah, 33°
Ill. Mensah R. Adjogah, 33°Treasurer
The annual dues for all bodies are $95 payable on or before January 1st of each year. Please make your check payable to the DC Scottish Rite and mail to the General Secretary, 2800 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009. Life memberships are available for a payment of $1,900.
Fees for the degrees are as follows:
* 2017 Spring Class – $495.00
* 2017 Fall Class – $495.00
Ill. William M. Lanham, 33°
Ill. William M. Lanham, 33°Almoner
The Alms or Mason’s Box originated in the lodges of Scotland during the 17th century. The Almoner is an officer of the Scottish Rite bodies who is elected by the brethren. His duties are to disburse the monies of the fund by assisting those found worthy, Masons and non-Masons alike. Brotherly love is not measured by the size or source of the gift. It is hoped that each gift will bring an individual or family a renewal of faith and strength by knowing that someone cares. Maintaining the Almoner’s Fund is a duty of each member of the Rite. A Brother who is unable to attend meetings should not withhold his gifts. Many brethren “remember the Almoner” when paying their yearly dues; however, contributions are needed and welcomed anytime.


Ill. Bilal M. Raschid, 33°, Chaplain

Ill. Jeffrey G. Bodie, 33°,  Associate Chaplain

Rabbi Kenneth L. Cohen, 32° KCCH, Associate Chaplain

Carpenter Y. Arpa IV, 32°,  Associate Chaplain

Ill. Carlos A. Landazuri, 33°, Associate Chaplain


Jacob Foko, 32° KCCH


Cloyd A. Bittner, Sr. 32° KCCH

David L. Andrukitis, 32° KCCH

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