Supreme Council, 33°, Southern Jurisdiction
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°.
Ill. Seale’s 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°.
General Officers of the Orient of the District of Columbia
Ill. Leonard Proden, 33°, Sovereign Grand Inspector General
General Secretary: Ill. John Vergalla, 33°
The Secretary’s office is located in the Scottish Rite Center of the District of Columbia, 2800 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20009, and is open Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm; Tuesday, 11:30 AM to 7:30 pm; and Friday 7:30 am to 2:30 pm (except Holidays). Telephone: (202) 232-8155. Fax: (202) 483-8169.
Treasurer: Ill. Paul D. Gleason, 33°
The annual dues for all bodies are $60 payable on or before January 1 of each year. Make your check payable to Scottish Rite and mail to the Secretary, 2800 16th Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20009. Life memberships are available for a payment of $1200.
Fees for the degrees are as follows:
- Spring Class – $475.00
- Fall Class – $475.00 (includes dues for the year in which degrees are conferred)
Almoner: William M. Lanham, 32° KCCH
The Alms or Mason’s Box originated in the lodges of Scotland during the 17th century. The Almoner is an offi cer 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
- Rabbi Randall A. Schoch, 32° KCCH, Associate Chaplain
- Ill. Rev. Canon Daniel D. Darko, 33°, Associate Chaplain
- Rev. Kenneth D. Fuller, 32° KCCH, Associate Chaplain
- Cloyd A. Bittner, Sr. 32° KCCH
- Mark A. Wright, 32° KCCH