Family Values Night 2022

During the May meeting, the Valley recognized those who exemplify Family Values.

Hon. Benny Bernal and Mr. Drayton Smith of Ministry Village at Olive

Suke and Rick Lambert of Ironhorse Wealth Strategies with Ill. Kurt Larson.

Hon. Benny Bernal and Ms. Vanessa Bettis Ministry Village at Olive.


Here are the pics of the Scottish Rite (Sarah Stillman) and the Sojourners (Jasmine Tucker) award winners from the GBHS AFJROTC awards night with Bro. Jeff Meister. 


Jasmine Tucker

Sarah Stillman




Statement on Statue


The attached official statement will be posted on our website later today.

As you know, events concerning the Pike statue took place on Friday, June 19, 2020.  I drafted the attached statement early on June 20, but intentionally waited a time with patience in the hope that tensions would level to some degree.  Any questions, concerns, suggestions or requests for response on this matter should be directed to my office.  No other staff member of this Council, unless specifically designated by me, is authorized to respond on this matter.

History is evaluated, written and judged by individuals based upon what is almost always an incomplete set of facts. For that reason, arguing any pro or con about Pike or any historical figure is an endeavor with a limited potential for success.  For that reason, I choose to focus on who we are today and where we must go.

You may post the attached or provide links to our website or distribute as you wish.

Thank you for your support of our Rite.



James D. Cole, 33°
Sovereign Grand Commander
Supreme Council, 33° | Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, SJ, USA




Illustrious Brother Hoover,

As the Grand Commander mentioned in the above video we are asking for you to support by including it on all your websites, social media pages and outgoing publications- both print and email.

The new website will serve as a guide for men who are interested in becoming Masons and act as a referral service matching interested men with the Grand Lodge in their area.

Below you will find a link to which is live and will be officially launched on March 1, 2020.

If you or your Orient or Valley staff need help with wording, art work, or with posting this information on your various websites and  social media pages, simply reply to this email and I will make sure someone helps you as quickly as possible.



Dean Alban, 33°
Director Membership Services
Supreme Council, 33° | Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, SJ, USA
1733 16th St NW | Washington, DC 20009-3103
Direct: 202-577-7109 |
7 am – 5 pm, Monday – Thursday | Closed Friday

The 1st Meet of the College of the Consistory

This coming Wednesday (Sept 25, 2019) at 06:00 pm the College of the Consistory will meet for the first time in the Library of the Pensacola Masonic Center. This meeting, being the first, will be mostly of defining and establishing the desired goals of the College and answering any questions one has about the program. Doors open at 6 pm and the College will run from 6:30 – 7:30 pm. We look forward to seeing you there!

Want a 14th Degree Ring at a Great Price?!

Sorry for the short notice, but we have an offer for a bulk ordering of 14th degree rings at a really good price. We have to have the order sent in by March 28th!!! I know it is a short notice, but depending on the interest from this order we may be able to offer this again at the end of the year or next year.

The rings are sold by Everlasting Steel Jewelry, they are gold stainless steel, offered in sizes 8-16 (half sizes only in 8-15) and the prices are as follows:
12-49 rings – $11.60 ea
50-74 rings – $9.60 ea
75+ – $7.60 ea

So, if you are wanting a 14th degree ring or to replace an older one, email us your request and ring size to by the 28th of this month!