The Fort Worth Scottish Rite strives to provide its members and his family with opportunities for growth, education, and fellowship.
Fort Worth Valley membership is near 2,300. The Valley is divided into six regions, each with a Regional Coordinator responsible for coordinating Scottish Rite activities and recruitment in his region. Additionally, the Regional Coordinator is charged with planning social and Masonic education programming for the Region.
District Coordinators and Lodge Ambassadors serve under the Regional Coordinator and provide an in-Lodge if not nearby Scottish Rite resource to the near 130 Blue Lodges active in the Fort Worth Valley.
Twelve Scottish Rite Clubs also meet throughout the Valley, offering members who live farther away from the Valley’s center of operations in Fort Worth to participate at a local level; or in the case of the Daylight Club, an opportunity for members who find it difficult to attending evening functions to attend meetings and events during the day. Their activities include regular fellowship, education, and opportunities for service just as does the main body of membership.
Along with the benefits, membership comes responsibilities for each to fulfill according to his abilities.
One of those is participation in the activities. There is an up-to-date calendar of activities on the website, e-mail notifications to members for whom we have e-mail addresses, and the office is always available to provide any information requested.
Another is volunteering service to the organization. The broad spectrum of Fort Worth Scottish Rite activities requires the support of members with talents and aspirations ranging from acting, staging, writing, and publishing, planning and coordinating events, developing and presenting education, and committee service.
Lastly, and one that is vital to the Valley’s ongoing ability to fulfill to its Mission and objectives, is a serious commitment by its members to both engage new members and, as well, to encourage our legacy members to become and/or remain active in Valley support.
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 more 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. The 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.
Additionally, there are several Regional and District Coordinators and Lodge Ambassadors available to assist you. The Regional Coordinators are listed below.
What does it cost to become a member of the Scottish Rite
The initiation cost to become 32° Scottish Rite Mason is $275. 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 for 2018 are $125.00; then $150.00 effective 2019. Initiates in the Spring are exempt from current year’s dues; Fall initiates are exempt from the next year’s dues.
For information on an Endowed Membership, contact the Valley Office at 817/335-6004.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 email@example.com
Hon. Gary L. Alexander 32 KCCH: Tarrant (Masonic Districts: 64 A, B, C and D)
Contact Information: 682-556-0870 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
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)