Our Gratitude, Your Impact: The 2020 Helping Hand Initiative

Last month, we launched the Helping Hand initiative to raise funds for our charity, the Grand Almoner’s Fund. Read more

The Spirit of Help Alive & Well

Brother Robert J. Bateman, 33° shares his experience with The Grand Almoner's Fund. This blog is part of a series for the Helping Hand Initiative highlighting the work of the Grand Almoner’s Fund. Read more

Living Our Obligation: My First Experience with the Grand Almoner’s Fund

A Brother shares his personal experience soliciting The Grand Almoner's Fund for support. This blog is part of a series for the Helping Hand Initiative which highlights the work of the Grand Almoner’s Fund. Read more

Words of Thanks

A Brother expresses his gratitude for the assistance he received from the Grand Almoner's Fund. Read more

Wisconsin Scottish Rite Partners with Northwestern Mutual Foundation to Help Children and Families

The Trustees of Wisconsin Scottish Rite have partnered with Northwestern Mutual to fund the Children’s Wisconsin: Milwaukee Hospital personal protective equipment (PPE) respirator project. Read more

Massachusetts Masons In Action

What began as a project putting together personal safety kits (masks, hand sanitizer, etc.) for Brothers and their families transformed into a much larger undertaking for the Massachusetts Consistory. Read more

Times that Try Men’s Souls

"The lesson of the cable tow reminds us of the bond we share as Brothers, a bond that must remain strong in the darkest days." Scottish Rite Grand Almoner Peter J. Samiec, 33° describes the importance and impact of the Grand Almoner's Fund during the COVID-19 crisis. Read more

Helping a Brother in Blue

This story is part of a series for the Helping Hand initiative, a digital fundraising campaign for the Scottish Rite Grand Almoner’s Fund in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of this campaign is to successfully raise $100,000. Read more

4 Ways to Make the Most of the Member Center

With our updated Member Center you’ll find that, in and outside of the Valley, there’s great joy and treasures to be found in belonging to the Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. Keep reading for some ways to make the most of your membership online through our Member Center. Read more

From Stonemason to Freemason: History and Origin of Modern Freemasonry

While no one knows with certainty when or how Freemasonry was formed, the most widely accepted theory among Masonic scholars traces our fraternity back to the stonemasons of the middle ages. Read more