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

PEN/Faulkner Program - June 7th

The DC Scottish Rite and the PEN/Faulkner Foundation will present Pulitzer Prize winning novelist Geraldine Brooks, and legendary Washington Post Reporter Sally Quinn at the DC Scottish Rite Temple on Tuesday, June 7th. The program will discuss Brooks' latest novel The Secret Chord. The New York Times described The Secret Chord as, "a thundering, gritty, emotionally devastating reconsideration of the story of King David." Sally Quinn served as a reporter for the Washington Post for over four decades, and now writes a blog for the paper, titled "On Faith." The program is open to the public, and will begin at 7:00 pm, at the DC Scottish Rite Temple, 2800 16th Street NW, Washington, DC. A buffet supper will follow the program. Reservations are requested at reservations@dcsr.org.

DC Scottish Rite Tough Mudder - June 11th

The DC Scottish Rite will once again be supporting a Tough Mudder Team on Saturday, June 11, 2016. For details, contact membership@dcsr.org or (202) 517-1608.

DC Scottish Rite Charity Golf Tournament - June 13th

Golfer PikeSupport the DC Rite Care Center for Childhood Language Disorders Clinic, and enjoy a day on the links! The Annual Charity Golf Tournament will be held on Monday, June 13th 2016, at the Hobbit's Glen Golf Club in Columbia, MD. Registration and Breakfast will start at 7:30 am, and run until 9:00 am, with a Shotgun start at 9:15 am. For more information and to submit your entry, please go to http://dcsr.org/golf.

Charles and Eleanor Iversen Scottish Rite Scholarship

Ill. Leonard Proden, SGIG for the Orient of the District of Columbia, announces the Charles and Eleanor Scottish Rite Scholarship at American University’s School of International Service. Your contribution will support the Masonic legacy of our SGIG Emeritus and his late wife, Eleanor, as well as contribute to the cultivation of future global leaders attending the AU SIS. The scholarship is a function of the DCSR Foundation, 501(c)(3) organization, and your contribution is tax-deductible to the fullest extent permitted by law. To contribute and/or learn more about this scholarship, click here.

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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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