• 32 degrees

    The Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, commonly known as Scottish Rite, is one of several Rites in the worldwide fraternity known as Freemasonry. In the Scottish Rite, the central authority is referred to as a “Supreme Council.” The Supreme Council, 33°, with headquarters located in Lexington, Massachusetts, is the governing body of Scottish Rite Freemasonry in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction(NMJ)
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  • 200th Anniversary

    In 2013, we will be celebrating the 200 years as the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States of America. Many programs and activities are being planned.
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  • South Bend

    Freemasonry was formally established in South Bend in 1842, when on May 24 of that year, St Joseph Lodge No.45 was chartered. There were 13 members. South Bend then had a population of about 500. Since that time the city has grown to a population of 100,000, and Masonry has grown in equal proportion.
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Scottish Rite Ambassador Award




The Scottish Rite Valley of South Bend has adopted a program first offered through Supreme Council which acknowledges those who exemplify favorable contributions in relation to membership building.  Throughout the Northern Jurisdiction, several Valleys have ambassadors in each blue lodge. There job is to represent Scottish Rite favorably and keep their members aware of happenings going on in the Valley.
The South Bend Valley, working off of an officer based initiative offers the Ambassador Award to those in our membership who have through time and effort aided in supplying new membership to the Valley.  To obtain this award, you are to obtain two new petitioners and they must receive their 32nd degree in the same calendar year.  Upon accomplishing that goal, you will be presented the Ambassador Award through the membership chairman or an officer proxy.

Scottish Rite Ambassador Award Recipients

            Richard C. Ellis, 33rd degree
            Edward Steen, 33rd degree
            H. Fred Smith, 33rd degree
            Charles Cole
            Donald Laudeman
            George Burkley III
            Matthew J. Backus
            Thomas F. Lane II
            David Peters

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Valley Calendar

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Important Dates


Rose Croix Valentine's Dinner and Dance. More details


20th Degree. More details



Ladies Night Out: Wine and Canvas. More details...


...To march 12: Lenten Breakfast Series at Griffith Lodge 7:30am



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