Missouri Scottish Rite News

Historic Partnership to Advance Freemasonry in North America

Dear Brethren,

The Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, Shriners International, and the Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction proudly announce a historic coming together of our organizations in the joint sponsorship of BeAFreemason.org.

More than just a website, BeAFreemason.org is dedicated to explaining just who Freemasons are, and what we stand for. It serves as a guide for men looking to understand the truths of our craft and the rewards of our brotherhood. It is a place where information about Freemasonry is accurate, visually compelling, and aspirational.

Central to the site is a powerful referral mechanism that links men interested in joining to Grand Lodge membership contacts in states and provinces throughout North America. We hope you too will help spread the word far and wide by sharing the site with friends, family, and other good men you know.

A Historic Partnership

The Scottish Rite, NMJ, Shriners International, and the Scottish Rite, SJ, have united in purpose and in service to the craft. As we open our plans to Grand Lodges across North America there is no doubt that, together, we can achieve the extraordinary and continue to share Freemasonry with the world.

The work we have embarked on circles us back to the place where we have always been strong. The noble place where we help a man declare to the world, I am not just a man. I am a Mason.

David A. Glattly, 33°
Sovereign Grand Commander
Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction

Jeffrey L. Sowder
Imperial Potentate
Shriners International

James D. Cole, 33°
Sovereign Grand Commander
Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction

The Temple KC – Ray for the Kids Event

On May 18, 2019, the Valley of Kansas City and The Temple KC will host an exciting event to raise money for the Kansas City Rite Care Clinic! Don’t miss this opportunity to be entertained and to assist children receiving care for childhood language disorders!

Tickets available online by visiting https://rayforthekids.eventbrite.com or https://www.facebook.com/thetemplekc.


Are you keeping up with our activities?

Are you keeping up with the activities occurring within the Orient?  Follow along by reading our Orient Newsletter, the Scottish Rite Journal, and the Journal’s Missouri section all online from your computer or smartphone.  Simply click the link below!

Scottish Rite News

May 2018 Missouri Scottish Rite E-NEWS

We hope that you are enjoying the Missouri Scottish Rite E-NEWS!  You can read the latest issue as well as our past issues using the relevant link(s) below.

This newsletter shares information from each of our local Scottish Rite Valleys, our RiteCare Centers, the Scottish Rite Foundation of Missouri, the Masonic Youth Groups in Missouri, and other Masonic groups around our state.


Are you receiving the Missouri Scottish Rite monthly newsletter?

Are you receiving the Missouri Scottish Rite monthly newsletter?  If you are not, and you would like to, please let us know using the form shown below!


2018 Grand Master’s Reunion Schedule

Below most recent OFFICIAL schedule for the Inaugural Grand Master’s Reunion as received from the Valley of Kansas City’s Director of the Work.  If you have questions or corrections, please contact the Valley of Kansas City – http://srkc.org/contacts/.

The cost $10 for breakfast and $15.00 for the lunch banquet.
Please reserve by calling the Valley of Kansas City office at 816.561.2277.

Friday April 13th

6:00pm Candidate Check-in
7:00pm 4° – Secret Master
8:00pm 6° – Intimate Secretary

Saturday April 14th
7:30am Breakfast
8:30am 8° Intendant of the Building (Valley of St. Joseph)
9:00-9:45am Classroom (Presentation by Ill. Steve Harrison)
9:45am 14° Perfect Elu (Grand Elect, Perfect and Sublime Mason)
10:30-11:00am Class Room
11:00am 18° Knight Rose Croix
12:15-1:00pm Lunch
1:00pm 27° Knight of the Sun or Prince Adept
2:00-2:30pm Class Room (Presentation on the Separation of Church and State)
2:35-3:15pm 29° Scottish Knight of Saint Andrew
3:15-3:30pm Break
3:30-4:30pm 30° Knight of Kadosh or Knight of the White & Black Eagle
4:45-5:15pm Class Room – Wrap-up
5:20pm 32° Master of the Royal Secret
6:00pm Closing Ceremony

Launch of the monthly Missouri Scottish Rite e-News

We are excited to announce the launch of the Missouri Scottish Rite e-News!

This dynamic monthly newsletter is dedicated to sharing the Goodness of Freemasonry – committed to inspiring Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth – and driven by the stories and experiences of each of the five great Scottish Rite Valleys of the Orient of Missouri.

You can view the current issue by visiting https://mailchi.mp/0c0a78608070/missouri-scottish-rite-march-2018-e-news.

Missouri Scottish Rite eNews - March 2018

Missouri Scottish Rite eNews – March 2018

Scottish Rite Journal – Orient of Missouri – April May 2018 Insert

We were informed that the upcoming Journal insert was misprinted.  Please click on the link below for a PDF version of the insert.  Our Orient News Page will auto-update with the HTML5 version of the insert in the days ahead.  This post will be updated when that occurs.


Click for the Orient of Missouri – Scottish Rite – March – April 2018 – Journal Insert

2018 Grand Master’s Reunion

The Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, Orient of Missouri and Valley of Kansas City Present

The William J. Hill, 33° (Past Grand Master of Missouri 1981-1982) Memorial Reunion Honoring MWB Ronald D. Jones (Grand Master of Missouri 2017-2018)

APRIL 13th and 14th, 2018 at the Kansas City Scottish Rite Temple

(Visit https://goo.gl/maps/o4oFrCGsRMq for a map and directions.)

Please join us for an exciting two days of Freemasonry! CLICK HERE FOR FULL SCHEDULE!

Full details at MOScottishRite.org or by calling 816.561.2277 as they become available!


MWB Ronald D. Jones, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the State of Missouri AF&AM, 2017 - 2018

MWB Ronald D. Jones, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the State of Missouri AF&AM, 2017 – 2018

MWB William J. Hill, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the State of Missouri AF&AM, 1981 - 1982

MWB William J. Hill, Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of the State of Missouri AF&AM, 1981 – 1982


Dedication of the Frank S. “Dad” Land 33°, GC Library & Museum

Preserving a Legacy of Excellence: Dedication of the Frank S. “Dad” Land 33°, GC Library & Museum


On September 27, 2017, the Kansas City Scottish Rite Foundation was proud to have Ill. Robert W. Cockerham, 33°, Sovereign Grand Inspector General in Missouri on-hand to assist our Valley in unveiling many enhancements to the Valley of Kansas City’s library and museum. There was a large crowd of excited members, dignitaries, and guests present for this historic occasion!

Frank S. "Dad" Land Knight Templar Sword

(“Dad” Land’s Templar sword, walking stick, and baton.)

The Valley of Kansas City’s newly dedicated library and museum is full of treasures and mementos of the Valley’s storied past. From President Truman’s petition for the Scottish Rite degrees, to Frank S. Land’s Knight Templar sword, these treasures needed to be protected.

After numerous discussions regarding this need to further protect the books and exhibits, the Kansas City Scottish Rite Foundation (KCSRF) initiated a plan to fund and construct attractive and secure doors. This will also allow the Valley to add a separate heating/cooling zone to maintain proper temperature and humidity required for these preservation efforts.

These dramatic changes inspired us to rededicate the library and museum. The KCSRF thought it should be named to honor a member of our Valley whose life had been a force for positive change. Early discussions resulted in the name of Brother Harry S Truman, 33°, but he already has a library with his namesake in Independence. The board quickly came to unanimous consensus to name the Library and Museum for a man whose legacy impacted the lives of millions of young men by teaching them the values of citizenship, leadership, and personal responsibility.


Harry S Truman Scottish Rite Petition

Photograph of Harry S. Truman’s “Petition for the Degrees [of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite]

In January of 1919, Frank S. Land, Director of the Kansas City Masonic Relief and Employment Bureau of the Scottish Rite, agreed to help a young man in need. Mr. Land had no idea that this was to become the beginning of an international Masonic Youth organization; he was merely following the tenets Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth. A few months later, the Order of DeMolay was founded as a result of Frank S. Land answering that call for assistance.


Frank S Dad Land, 33°, GC Library and Museum - Entry Doors

Frank S Dad Land, 33°, GC Library and Museum – Entry Doors

The Valley of Kansas City decided it is time to answer the call and build on the Land legacy by creating a resource that is hoped will inspire a new community within the fraternity. We hope to host seminars, speakers, and traveling exhibits that focus on the history, development, and philosophy of Freemasonry. All of this will be possible thanks to the Frank S. “DAD” Land, 33° GC Library and Museum.

The KCSRF is currently raising money to finish the job by adding the climate control to protect the museum and library’s treasures. This project will cost between $25,000 and $30,000 to complete.

The First 100 Donors of at least $100 to the Kansas City Scottish Rite Foundation, Inc. with donations marked “FRANK S. “DAD” LAND, 33° GC LIBRARY AND MUSEUM” will be permanently recognized as members of the FRANK S. “DAD” LAND, 33° GC LIBRARY AND MUSEUM FOUNDER’S CLUB.

In recognition of their contribution, each will receive –

  • Permanent recognition in the library & museum with their name on a FOUNDER’S CLUB recognition plaque
  • An exclusive, BEAUTIFUL limited edition challenge coin

    Frank S. "Dad" Land Library and Museum - Founder's Club Challenge Coin

    Frank S. “Dad” Land Library and Museum – Founder’s Club Challenge Coin



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