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
2016 Valley Officers Installation
The Installation of the Valley of Washington's 2016 Officers will take place on February 6, 2016 at the DC Scottish Rite Temple. Installation will begin at 6:00 pm, with refreshments served after the program. Please send RSVPS to email@example.com.
Evangelist Chapter Meeting - February 9th
The February meeting of the Evangelist Chapter of Rose Croix will be held next Tuesday, February 9th at the DC Scottish Rite Temple. The Wise Master will present the evening's presentation, which will be "What Makes a Man a Mason". This will be an interactive discussion about the characteristics of a candidate, and how the obligations enhance those characteristics. Dinner will be served starting at 6:00 pm, and the Chapter will open for business at 7:30 pm.
DCSR SMS Group
Another new innovation for the Valley is the establishment of an SMS broadcast system to provide instantaneous information regarding crucial events such as cancellations or closures of the DCSR facilities to those of our members who have mobile telephones, and opt-in to accept this service. You may enroll by texting the letters DCSR to 80123, or by entering the information requested below, and clicking Subscribe.
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.
Rite Care Clinic Christmas Gift Drive
Join the brethren of the DC Scottish Rite in making the holidays special for the children that attend the Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders by sponsoring a present for a child to receive as a Christmas gift from the DCSR and the Center Staff. Every $20 donation will sponsor a gift for one of the 150 children in attendance and make the holidays just a little more jolly for them.
As the 20th degree teaches, we as Scottish Rite Masons are charged with becoming Masters of our own Symbolic Lodge - and in doing so we are responsible for contributing to the care of those in need. During this holiday season, please rejuvenate your effort in being Master of YOUR Symbolic Lodge by participating in this very worthy effort.
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.