Scottish Rite of Freemasonry - Valley of Raleigh

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Scottish Rite Valley of Raleigh , NC

The Scottish Rite is one of the appendant bodies of Freemasonry that a Master Mason may join. The Raleigh Valley is one of the eight Scottish Rite Valleys in North Carolina a freemason can join.

Our meetings are held at J.J. Crowder Masonic Lodge #743 at 9920 Falls of Neuse Road, Raleigh, NC 27615

Our stated meetings are held on the 2nd Thursday of every month at 7:30 PM. We have a meal before each meeting at 6:30 PM.   All Scottish Rite Brethren are invited to attend our meals and stated meetings.

Discover how you can join the Scottish Rite Fraternity. Master Masons from the age of 18 and older are able to apply to this fraternity.

2023 Spring Reunion for the Valley of Raleigh

You will find attached a petition to make copies of and give to a prospective candidate(s). I know there are many new Masons in our area that would like to join, so seek them out and give them a petition. Please contact Don Butto if you have any questions. Let's make this a great reunion!

Famous Mason Spotlight

john wayne

John Wayne

Born: Sunday, 26 May 1907

Died: Monday, 11 June 1979

John Wayne was an actor and Freemason who vivified the independent, pioneering spirit of Masonic Liberty.

John Wayne was a lifelong participant in fraternal societies. A Member of DeMolay in high school, John Wayne would become a 32nd-degree Scottish Rite Freemason, a Shriner, and receive several DeMolay honors before his death of cancer in 1979. All throughout his life he evidenced individual self-determination and strength of character, honoring himself and the craft by his conduct. A strong believer in equality, he once remarked that within the lodge was the only place he felt that he wasn't being held up on a pedestal.

Born in 1907 in Iowa, he did not go by John Wayne until studio executives decided that his birth name, Marion Robert Morrison, clashed with the big screen. Their decision was a success, and John Wayne's career took off. He became one of the most famous actors in America, making the Old West famous, and becoming a symbol of American confidence, ruggedness, and courage. These qualities were not restricted to the silver screen when World War II broke out, Brother John Wayne wanted to go an enlist to defend his country. However, he was too valuable as a source of inspiration for the troops and stared in several war department films.

After the war, Wayne continued in his long and fruitful career as an actor, glorifying an independent and pioneering spirit, promoting the Masonic values of individual liberty and the perfection of humanity. He is rightly remembered as an icon of American culture, who helped build and shape the great American myth and dream.

2020 Spring Reunion - March 27-28

March 27-28 is our 2020 Spring Reunion for the Valley of Raleigh. You will find attached a petition to make copies of and give to a prospective candidate. I know there are many new Masons in our area that would like to join, so seek them out and give them a petition. Please contact Luigi Ammons if you have any questions. Let's make this fall a great reunion!

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The Goethe Collection at the House of the Temple

The House of the Temple in Washington contains a highly interesting and specialized collection within its library holdings, sometimes referred to as the Claudy Collection. This assemblage of 514 volumes is also referred to as the Goethe Collection, for the collection is dominated by works of Germany's greatest poet as well as Freemason Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832). This library-within-a-library contains many works by Goethe, including beautifully illustrated versions of his masterpiece Faust, a dramatic and philosophical exploration of good and evil ...
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2019 Fall Reunion Class

Left to Right Tom Fahnestock 32° KCCH (Class Director), Sam Vaughan 33° (Raleigh Valley Personal Representative), Jared R. Perry, Anders S. Johansson, Brandon T. Davis, Jerry E. Brown, Jr., Clifford L. Kealoha, Jr., Erick J. Wendler, Micah R. Dunford, Jeremy D. Sylvester, Luigi Ammons 33° (Raleigh Valley Secretary)
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York / Scottish Rite Ladies Night - September 21, 2019

Wake County Shrine Club

This years combined York Rite / Scottish Rite Ladies Night will be held on the 21st of September at 7 PM with a social hour beginning at 6 PM. Location is the Wake County Shrine Club. There will be a cash bar of beer and wine if you so desire.

  • Menu will consist of half baked chicken, fingerling potatoes, black eye peas, tea, water and cake.
  • The cost will be $30 per person plus whatever your cash bar costs may be.
  • Entertainment is being worked on and should prove to be enjoyable.
  • Please plan on attending this year.

We need a firm head count by the 12th of September to ensure there will be enough food for everyone.
RSVP either Andy Adam or Luigi Ammons.

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2019 Biennial Session - Honor Recipients - November 16, 2019

Congratulations to the following brethren who will receive honors for the Scottish Rite Valley of Raleigh for the 2019 Biennial Session... The details of the Coronation and Investiture will be posted soon. Please congratulate these deserving members of our Bodies and support them by attending their ceremony on November 16, 2019 at the Winston-Salem Masonic Temple.


  • Thomas V. Fahnestock, Jr.
  • Ludwik J. Wodka
  • R. David Wicker, Jr.

  • Tonny Arnette
  • Aaron W.Byrd
  • Earl R. Creutzburg
  • Marc A. Fusco
  • Calvin A. Rogers, Jr.
  • D. Lee Short
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2019 Spring Reunion Class

Left to Right Tom Fahnestock 32° KCCH (Class Director), Majid Haradji, David Bishop, Adam Perrego, Phil Letterman, Sterling Carter, Eric Galloway, Brock Holder, Chad Brooks, Brad Bunn 33°, Luigi Ammons 33° (Raleigh Valley Secretary)

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Dale Jarrett's NASCAR Cup Ford finds home in Eastover

Bullard's name was on a winning raffle ticket he had purchased at a Masonic lodge meeting in Stedman in November.

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Raleigh Scottish Rite

Scottish Rite Creed

Human progress is our cause, liberty of thought our supreme wish, freedom of conscience our mission, and the guarantee of equal rights to all people everywhere our ultimate goal.

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, SJ, to improve its members and enhance the communities in which they live by teaching and emulating the principles of Brotherly Love, Tolerance, Charity, and Truth, while actively embracing high social, moral, and spiritual values, including fellowship, compassion, and dedication to God, family, and country.