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
The Valley of Washington will be in Summer Recess starting July 1, 2014, and running until September 1, 2014. There will be no weekly Tuesday night meetings during this period. The DC Scottish Rite Office will be open during the Summer Recess to provide assistance as needed. The hours of operation will be Monday - Thrusday, 8:00 am till 5:30 pm. The next meeting at the DC Scottish Rite will be the September 2nd meeting of Mithras Lodge of Perfection. Have a great and wonderful summer!
The SGIG, Ill. Leonard Proden, is pleased to announce some personnel and responsibility changes in the Valley of Washington. Except for Brother Walter R. Hoenes, 32° KCCH, who became an employee of the Valley, the following Brethren have been appointed to their various positions by the SGIG until the next scheduled elections of officers, when their names will be presented for confirmation in those positions.
Walter R. Hoenes, 32° KCCH - Director of Membership Services
We are pleased to welcome Brother Walter R. Hoenes, 32° KCCH to the office staff at the Valley, where he will be the Director of Membership Services. We believe that Walter’s skills, personality, and experience at the Grand Lodge will be a valuable asset to the DC Scottish Rite, and improve upon this important aspect of support to our membership. Brother Hoenes was initiated in the Scottish Rite on May 17, 2002, and served as the Venerable Master of Kadosh of Albert Pike Consisotry in 2013. He was invested with the Knight Commander Court of Honour on October 10, 2009. Brother Hoenes was raised a Master Mason in 2001, in Fraternity Lodge No. 54, Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia F.A.A.M., where he served as Worshipful Master in 2005, and continues to serve as the Lodge's Secretary.
Ill. Jeffrey Y. Schilling, 33° - Trustee
Ill. Jeffrey Y. Schilling, 33° has been appointed to fill the vacancy of Trustee for the Mithras Lodge of Perfection, after the passing of Ill. Brother Timothy R. Bennett, 33°. Ill. Schilling was initiated into the Scottish Rite on November 16, 2001, in the Valley of Washington, and was invested with the Knight Commander Court of Honour on October 15, 2007, and was coroneted as an Inspector General Honorary in 2013. He is also an active member of Temple-Noyes-Cathedral Lodge No. 32 Grand Lodge of the District of Columbia F.A.A.M., where he served as Worshipful Master in 2007.
Messanvi R. Adjogah, 32° KCCH - Treasurer
Brother Messanvi R. Adjogah, 32° KCCH will advance from his current position as Assistant Treasurer to Treasurer of the Valley of Washington. Brother Adjogah has been a member of the Valley since 2003, and brings a wealth of business experience to his new position. Brother Adjogah was initiated into the Scottish Rite on November 14, 2003, in the Valley of Washington, and was invested with the Knight Commander Court of Honour on October 10, 2009. Brother Adjogah served as the Wise Master of Evangelist Chapter of Rose Croix in 2011. He is an active member of East Gate Lodge No. 34 F.A.A.M. DC, where he served as Worshipful Master in 2007.
George Whetzel, 32° KCCH - Assistant Treasurer
Brother George Whetzel, 32° KCCH will move from Assistant Almoner to Assistant Treasurer. Brother Whetzel was, for a number of years, Recorder at Almas Shrine Temple, and his Masonic background and experience in that position will most certainly help him in his new role. Brother Whetzel was initiated in the Scottish Rite on November 6, 1976, in the Valley of Washington, and was invested with the Knight Commander Court of Honour on August 29, 2011. He is an active member of Potomac Lodge No. 5 F.A.A.M. DC, where he served as Worshipful Master in 1978, 1982, and 1989.
George Perez, 32° - Assistant Almoner
Brother George Perez, 32° has been appointed Assistant Almoner. He was member of the Spring 2013 Class, and has exhibited a zeal for Scottish Rite Masonry. He is an active member of the Knights of St. Andrew, and a regular attendee at our weekly meetings. Brother Perez was initiated in the Scottish Rite on May 10, 2013. He is a member of Potomac Lodge No. 5 F.A.A.M. DC.
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