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

Carroll Collins, General Secretary

Spring Concert - May 30th

Harmonic Music Foundation presents "A Spring Concert", a Classical Guitar Concert on Saturday, May 30, 2015 from 7-9 PM at the DC Scottish Rite Temple. Harmonic Music Foundation will also have two World Premiere Commissions performed that night - one is a Woodwind Octet and the other is a Percussion and Classical Guitar Duet. Both are very rare ensembles and the composer of the latter will be coming into town to premiere the piece. Admission is FREE, but reservations are requested. Please RSVP to concerts@harmonicmusicstudios.org to confirm you and your guest’s attendance.

PEN/Faulkner's Writers in Schools Program - June 2nd

On June 2nd, the Valley of Washington, in collaboration with the PEN/Faulkner Foundation, proudly present an evening devoted to discussing PEN/Faulkner's Writers in Schools Program. This panel discussion will include Rachel Broudy, Richard McCann, Frazier O'Leary, George Pelecanos, and Morowa Yejidé with moderator Susan Eisenhower, will discuss why engagement with literature is crucial to student success in school - and in life. This program is open to the public, by seats are limited. Program will start at 7:00 pm, with a buffet reception to follow the close of the program. RVSP to jdholt@dcsr.org.

2015 DC Scottish Rite Golf Tournament

Albert Pike, GolferOur annual charity golf tournament for the benefit of the DC Scottish Rite Center for Childhood Language Disorders will be held on Wednesday, June 10, 2015, at Whiskey Creek Golf Club in Ijamsville, Maryland. The event is held together with the 2015 Liberty Mutual Invitational golf tournament. For additional information, including how to register and sponsor the tournament, visit dcsr.org/golf/.

Are You Tough Enough

The Valley of Washington will once again be supporting a team of local brethren who are committed to challenging themselves while helping others successfully complete the course.

This year's team is to be co-captained by: Brother Dmitry Minin, 32°, and Brother Daniel Huertas, 32°. The race will be held Sunday, June 14, 2015 at The Meadow Event Park in Doswell, Virginia. Contact Brother Walter Hoenes, 32° KCCH at membership@dcsr.org or (202) 232-8155 for information about how to participate.

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.

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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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