News and Updates

Stated Meeting

The next Stated Meeting is February 22, 2018.  The open portion of this meeting will be to honor the members that have achieved Service Award status of 25/50/60 years of … Continue Reading →

Almoner’s Appeal for Harvey Assistance

Brethren: Many our brethren have suffered extensive damage to their homes, automobiles and businesses because of the unprecedented flooding which has occurred in the Houston Valley. In the first days … Continue Reading →

2017 Calendar at a Glance

January 19th -21st, 2017 Grand Lodge of Texas January 26th, 2017 Feast of Kadosh & Trustees Meeting February 23rd, 2017 Stated Meeting (Awards for 25/50/60 Years’ Service February 24th and … Continue Reading →

VMAP Update 7/26/2016

It is the Scottish Rite Valley Membership Achievement Project. complete  guide to obtaining new members and securing existing members for the Scottish Rite. This week the topic is: Membership Retention. … Continue Reading →

401st Reunion Conclusion

The rain delayed 401st Reunion will conclude this Saturday, June 4th, with the presentation of the 18th, 30th, and 32nd Degrees. Thanks to all the actors, crew, and candidates who … Continue Reading →

2016 Officers, Elective and Appointive

Elective Officers San Jacinto Lodge of Perfection 2016 Venerable Master Jack T. Peebles, 32° KCCH Senior Warden Kevin T. Binder, 32º KCCH Junior Warden Tom L. Shearer, 33° Orator Christopher … Continue Reading →

Houston Valley Celebrates its 400th Reunion with thirty new Initiates

The Valley of Houston continues its resurgence in the new Houston Scottish Rite Temple with thirty new members being added to the Valley membership.  In a three day Reunion, Thursday, Friday, … Continue Reading →

400th Reunion Dress Rehearsals

We will be holding dress rehearsals for the 400th Reunion.  These are final dress rehearsal dates.  If your degree team would like additional time in the room to rehearse please … Continue Reading →

2015 Honors Banquet

\On Friday, October 30, 2015, we will honor our newest 33° and K.C.C.H. members. Attire for the evening is formal wear preferred. We will begin with refreshments in the Double … Continue Reading →

400th Reunion

Houston Scottish Rite will be holding its 400th reunion on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, November 5, 6, and 7, 2015. Our new projection and sound equipment will be in full … Continue Reading →


The Orient of Texas held the statewide Honors Day in Waco on Saturday, September 19th in Waco, Texas, at the Lee Lockwood Library.  All men being chosen for honors in … Continue Reading →

2015 Celebrating the Craft

Celebrating the Craft is an event inspired by our Supreme Council in Washington and is being promoted by all the Scottish Rite Valleys in the Southern Jurisdiction. Our Valley, here … Continue Reading →

Houston Valley’s First Actor’s Workshop

In preparation for the new theater complex at the Scottish Rite Temple in Houston, an actor’s workshop was conducted on Saturday, February 28th.   Lead by Bro. Clint Stephens, thirty six … Continue Reading →

2015 Actors’ Workshop and Degree Auditions

Masonry is often described as being heir to the ancient mystery schools and teaching a beautiful system of morality, veiled in allegory, and illustrated by symbols. The ancient mysteries were … Continue Reading →

Scottish Rite Airforce

Brethren, We recently had a visit from Joel Derrick.  If you do not know who Joel is yet,  you will.  He is one of the cornerstones of our amazing theater … Continue Reading →

February 16, 2015 Scottish Rite Education

One of the goals of the Scottish Rite is to provide further education for Master Masons. Since 2009, the Houston Valley has utilized a program that will provide a forum … Continue Reading →

The Light Switch

When we walk up to a light switch in our home or office we rarely think that we are counting on the fulfillment of an implied promise “let there be … Continue Reading →

Saints John Day Festival – December 27

There are two days specially set aside in Masonry, the Festivals of Saint John the Baptist and Saint John the Evangelist. Did you know that The Grand Lodge of Texas … Continue Reading →

Operation Stocking Stuffer

Houston Fire Department’s Operation Stocking Stuffer Toy Drive As we approach Thanksgiving we should turn our thoughts to things to be thankful for, and, to things we can do that will … Continue Reading →

VMAP Chairman – Daniel Alexander Chavez, 32º

Daniel Alexander Chavez , a Houston native, spent his youth working towards a better a community in the Greater Houston Area. After receiving his Eagle Scout Award, Daniel joined masonry … Continue Reading →

Speakers’ Bureau

The Houston Valley Speakers’ Bureau is responsible for communicating the Scottish Rite message and mission to the Masons in our Valley. It is composed of two indispensable components, speakers, and … Continue Reading →

What Color Is Your Hat?

What Color is Your Hat? Thoughts of the General Secretary as we enter the season of Honors nominations. I’ve been in the General Secretary’s office for just six weeks. It … Continue Reading →

2015 Dues

The Supreme Council has mailed the dues notices for 2015. Everyone receives a statement, even if you are an Endowed Member. If you are an Endowed Member, it will show zero … Continue Reading →

Reunion Directors

The job of managing the many details of a Scottish Rite Reunion is a very large task. It starts months before the Reunion, involving scheduling of degrees, coordinating team practices, … Continue Reading →

Reunion Co-Director – Chuck Ivy

Chuck Ivy has worked in many essential roles in the Scottish Rite as a whole and specifically in the area of Reunions.  Even before being initiated in the Scottish Rite, … Continue Reading →

Reunion Co-Director – Michael Prejean

Michael S. Prejean, 32°, joined the Scottish Rite Valley of Houston with the September 2011 Reunion Class. Since then, he has served at each Reunion as a member of the … Continue Reading →

General Secretary, Patrick L. Cook 32º KCCH

Meet your new General Secretary Houston Valley!   Patrick L. Cook, 32nd KCCH, is a second generation Houston Valley Scottish Rite Mason. Initiated in 1998, he has served on the … Continue Reading →

Scottish Rite Chief Vampire

Michael Hatley is a technology consultant with a background leading companies in software design, production and integration for energy and cancer research.  He was appointed by two Mayors of the … Continue Reading →

Scottish Rite Blood Drive Committee

In 2013 The Grand Lodge of Texas and Solidarity Lodge worked together to host a city–wide blood drive hosted at the new Scottish Rite Temple. This highly successful event gathered … Continue Reading →

New Reunion Quarterback

Class President/Reunion Liaison Brando Palazzo-Giorgio, 32nd Degree, is a new member of the Houston Valley Scottish Rite. Eager and driven, his intentions are to build brotherly relationships with new candidates … Continue Reading →

Valley Historian – Allen Bettis

I was born in Charlotte, North Carolina.  I moved to Houston, Texas when my father’s job transferred us in 1978 when I was 11 years old.  I grew up in … Continue Reading →

Scottish Rite Learning Center Video

Brethren, The Scottish Rite Learning Center has commissioned this new video to showcase their efforts.  Let’s help them spread the word!!  

2014 October Reunion Schedule

The schedule for the 2014 October Reunion has been set.  Please take some time to review it so you will not miss out on anything.  If you know someone in … Continue Reading →

Scottish Rite VMAP Membership Program

September 16th at 6:00 p.m. CDT there will be a live webcast streaming from the House of the Temple in Washington, D.C. The topic of discussion is VMAP and membership … Continue Reading →

June 26 Stated Meeting and 50 Year Awards

Brethren, The June Stated Meeting will be the 50 Year Award Presentations This will be an open meeting. Please feel free to bring you wife and family. The meal will … Continue Reading →

Scottish Rite Trip to New Orleans

Brethren Bud Ramsey, Foundation Directory of the Valley of San Jose, has organized a Scottish Rite trip to New Orleans. Mr. Ramsey shared that it will be an excellent trip and … Continue Reading →

May 22 Stated Meeting and Feast of Consistory

Brethren. The May Stated Meeting will be the Feast of Consistory Light snacks will be served at 6pm.  We will have a very brief business meeting at 7pm which will … Continue Reading →

Houston RiteCare Sporting Clays Tournament

 The Houston Scottish Rite Learning Center is pleased to sponsor our Houston RiteCare Sporting Clays Tournament on Saturday 9:00AM, August 2, 2014. This event proves to be a very popular … Continue Reading →

Fifth Annual Tucker-Cochran Texas Scottish Rite Legacy Convocation

The Fifth Annual Tucker-Cochran Texas Scottish Rite Legacy Convocation was held in Ft. Worth from April 11-13, 2014. Representing the Valley of Houston, Clint Stevens, 32° KCCH participated on the Education … Continue Reading →

Scottish Rite legacy Convocation

  Please click the banner above for more information and to register. Fifth Annual Tucker-Cochran Texas Scottish Rite Legacy Convocation Itinerary April 11, 12 and 13, 2014 Fort Worth Masonic … Continue Reading →

Stated Meeting: Feast of Kadosh 2/27/2014

The Feast of Kadosh and Annual Installation of Officers will be Thursday, February 27, 2014, will be held in our new Scottish Rite Temple located at: 2401 W. Bellfort Ave … Continue Reading →

Thank you from the Houston Fire Department

Brethren, We received the below thank you from HFD for our participation in their toy drive in December. Click here to see the full message. Elise, Here at long last … Continue Reading →

January Stated Meeting 1/23/14

The stated meeting on January 23, 2014, will be held in our new Scottish Rite Temple located at: 2401 W. Bellfort Ave Houston, TX 77053 As a special treat, Robert Cooper from The … Continue Reading →

January Education Forum

The Houston Scottish Rite Masonic Education study group will be discussing the 7th Degree, Monday, January 20th at 7pm at the new Scottish Rite building.

A View into the New Scottish Rite

Brethren, The link below is a 360-degree panoramic of our new lodge room.  We are still at the beginning phases and we will only grow from here.  Please take a … Continue Reading →

December Stated Meeting 12/19/13

The stated meeting on December 19, 2013, will be cooked and served in our new Scottish Rite Temple located at: 2401 W. Bellfort Ave Houston, TX 77053   We will … Continue Reading →

Honors Banquet 2013

The Houston Scottish Rite is proud to recognize all of the 2013 Honorsmen. We will be holding an Honors Banquet at the new home of the Houston Scottish Rite on … Continue Reading →

Education Forum

The HSR Masonic Education Forum has relocated to Temple Lodge located at 4055 West Bellfort. The class will be held on Monday August 19th at 7PM. The Topic will be … Continue Reading →

2013 Honoursmen anounced
July Stated Meeting Moved

Due to the work being done on the A/C system at Holland. The July 25th Stated Meeting has been move to a new location. Please make a note of the … Continue Reading →

e-Editions of the Bulletin

The latest e-Edition of the Houston Scottish Rite Bulletin is now available. e-Bulletin-5 e-Bulletin-4 e-Bulletin-3

Ill. C. Fred Kleinknecht, 33°, February 14, 1924 – December 1, 2011

IN DEO FIDUCIA NOSTRA FROM THE GRAND ORIENT OF HEREDOM AT WASHINGTON, DECEMBER 1, A.L. 6011 To all the Bodies and Brethren of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite for … Continue Reading →