There are two distinct aspects of membership, which are vital to your Valley. First is the recruitment of new members. Second is the participation of our current members.
Our Current Fort Worth Valley membership is near 2,500. Of that number, about 250 members are engaged and active to varying extents. During and following our stated meetings and dinner program fellowship, we often have well over 130 members, spouses and guests in attendance.
During the past five years we have averaged 35 new members and 20 or more reinstatements annually. Each year we sadly report a disproportionate number of member deaths and departures that are greater than the gains of new members and reinstatements.
The collective metrics clearly show we need to become deeply engaged in membership opportunities both for new candidates and members, and as well, encouraging our legacy members to become and or remain active in Valley support. It is vital that we reach out to new candidates and reunite our inactive brethren.
The Fort Worth Valley is divided into six regions and each region has a Regional Coordinator responsible for coordinating Scottish Rite activities and recruitment in his region. The Regional Coordinator is charged with planning social and Masonic educational programming for the Region.
District Coordinators serve under the Regional Coordinator while Lodge Ambassadors serve under District Coordinators.
All Fort Worth Valley members are encouraged to participate fully in the activities of the Valley. There is an up to date calendar of activities on the website, email notification to members for whom we have email addresses and the office is always available to provide any information requested.
We strive to provide the Scottish Rite Mason and his family with opportunities for growth, education and fellowship. Please support your Valley.
How to join the Scottish Rite
Before you can join the Scottish Rite, you first must become a Master Mason in a Lodge under a Grand Lodge that belongs to the Conference of Grand Masters in North America (COGMINA) or to a Grand Lodge recognized by a COGMINA Grand Lodge. For information, contact the Fort Worth Scottish Rite Valley Office at 817/335-6004.
When you become a Master Mason or, if you are a Master Mason, you must complete a Petition for Membership in the Scottish Rite. There is a link below to download a petition.
The Scottish Rite Degrees are conferred at the Fort Worth Masonic Temple in the Spring and Fall of each year. Each Reunion (Initiation) is a three day affair. Candidates can attend all three days and receive all 29 degrees or attend just the third day of the Reunion and receive the terminal degrees. Candidates who receive all 29 degrees or just the terminal degrees are 32° Scottish Rite Masons. Degrees begin about 8 am and end about 5 pm. Meals are provided for the candidates. Dress is casual. Information as to the next Reunion is posted on the website calendar or can be obtained by calling the Valley Office at 817/335-6004.
What does it cost to become a member of the Scottish Rite
The initiation cost to become 32° Scottish Rite Mason is $250 for those under the age of thirty-two years. For those older, the fee is $500. Fees may be paid by cash, check or credit card and may be paid in installments upon arrangement with the Valley Office. Scottish Rite annual dues are $125.00. For information on an Endowed Membership, contact the Valley Office at 817-335-6004.
Additionally, there are several Regional and District Coordinators and Lodge Ambassadors who will assist you as you have questions and begin the process of becoming a Scottish Rite Candidate and Member; The Regional Coordinators are listed below:
Hon. Michael A. Haverland, 32 KCCH: North Region (Masonic Districts: 84, 85 and 87)
(Counties: Denton, Cooke, and Wise)
Contact information: 940-284-4381 or at email@example.com
Hon. Kevin M. Caraway, 32 KCCH: Southwest (Masonic Districts: 67, 68, 72 and 73)
(Counties: Erath, Bosque, Hamilton, Comanche, Eastland, and Stephens)
Contact information: 254-734-5057 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hon. Josh Miller, 32 KCCH: Northwest (Masonic Districts: 86, 88 and 90)
(Counties: Clay, Montague, Wichita, Archer, Wilbarger, Hardeman and Foard)
Contact information: 940-631-4730 or at email@example.com
Hon. Howard R. Hubbard, 32 KCCH: Near West and South (Masonic Districts: 89, 113, 63 and 65)
(Counties: Jack, Parker, Hood, Palo Pinto, Johnson and Somervell)
Contact information: 817-613-6011 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Hon. Gary L. Alexander 32 KCCH: Tarrant (Masonic Districts: 64 A, B, C and D)
Contact Information: 682-556-0870 or at email@example.com
Director Pending: West (Masonic Districts: 74, 75, 76, 91 and 106)
(Counties: Shackelford, Callahan, Taylor, Jones, Brown, Coleman, Throckmorton, Baylor, Knox, Haskell, Stonewall and Young)
Contact information: (Email and telephone number)
The Regional Coordinators will introduce you to an appropriate District Coordinator and or Lodge Ambassadors who can further assist you as you petition for, and become, a candidate and member of the Scottish Rite.