The Supreme Council
 of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction

ALLEGIANCE

The Bodies of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite sitting in the Valley of Scranton, in the State of Pennsylvania, acknowledge and yield allegiance to the Supreme Council, Thirty-third and last Degree, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States of America whose Grand Orient is located in Lexington, Massachusetts, and of which Illustrious John McNaughton, 33, is Sovereign Grand Commander.

What is the Supreme Council?
There are two Scottish Rite Jurisdictions in the United States: the Northern Jurisdiction & the Southern Jurisdiction. Each has its own governing body known as a Supreme Council. The headquarters of the Supreme Council for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction is located in Lexington, Massachusetts.

The Northern Jurisdiction covers 15 Northeastern states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. Within those 15 states are 109 local Scottish Rite Valleys where the 4-32 are conferred.

 The Supreme Council is governed by a board of directors that is comprised of 49 "Active Members" who come from the 15 states comprising the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. All members of the Supreme Council are designated Sovereign Grand Inspectors General, but the head of the Rite in each state of the Northern Jurisdiction is called a "Deputy of the Supreme Council."  The Deputy, is the executive officer for the Rite within his state, and he is supported by the remaining Active Members. There is a least one "Active" in addition to the Deputy in each state. Some states have as many as five Active Members.  In the Northern Jurisdiction, the Supreme Council can consist of no more than 66 members.  The purposes of the Supreme Council are clearly defined in its Declaration of Principles.

  The Sovereign Grand Commander of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction is
Ill. John Wm. McNaughton, 33

The other Supreme Council Officers are:

Ill. Peter J. Samiec, 33, Grand Lieutenant Commander
Ill. Robert F. Ogg Jr., 33 Grand Minister of State
Ill. Richard W. Elliot, 33 Grand Treasurer General
Ill. James L. Tungate, 33 Grand Secretary General

The Supreme Council meets on an annual basis, at which time the business of the Rite is transacted and the 33 is conferred on those who have been elected to receive this honor. From a membership of nearly 270,000 32 Masons, less than 3,500 have been elevated to the 33, for which they have been given the title of  "Honorary Member."

This years Supreme Council Annual Meeting will be held August 29-31st in Philadelphia, PA.  Next year, the meeting will be held in Chicago.

The 32nd Degree Masons in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania meet under the authority of the Pennsylvania Council of Deliberation. The Council is governed by a Commander in Chief, who is the Deputy for Scottish Rite Masonry in Pennsylvania.
The Deputy for Pennsylvania is Ill. Russell W. Baker, 33, of Elizabethtown. He is assisted by 4 other Active Members:

Ill. Thomas K. Sturgeon, 33, RWPGM, of Imperial
Ill. William L. McCarrier, 33, of Butler
Ill. C. DeForrest Trexler, 33, of Macungie
Ill. Jeffrey W. Coy, 33, RWGT, of Shippensburg

Active Emeritus Members:

Ill. Arthur J. Kurtz, 33, of Elizabethtown
Ill. George R. Moad, 33, of Camp Hill
Ill. Drew W. Washabau, 33, of Greensburg
Ill. Richard G. Hawk, 33, of Scranton

Learn more about the Supreme Council HERE

 

There are 15 states and 109 Valleys within the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States of America

The Northern Masonic Jurisdiction specifically covers the 15 states east of the Mississippi River and north of the Mason-Dixon Line and the Ohio River, including Delaware. Its headquarters is in Lexington, Massachusetts, a suburb of Boston.



Learn more about the other Valleys in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction:
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There are 5 Valleys located in Connecticut

Grand Lodge of Connecticut

The Scottish Rite in Connecticut

Connecticut Council of Deliberation

Valley of Bridgeport
Valley of Hartford
Valley of New Haven
Valley of Norwich
Valley of Waterbury

There are 2 valleys located in Delaware

Grand Lodge of Delaware

Delaware Council of Deliberation

Valley of Lower Delaware
Valley of Wilmington

There are 9 valleys located in Illinois

Grand Lodge of Illinois

Illinois Council of Deliberation

Valley of Bloomington
Valley of Chicago
Valley of Danville
Valley of Freeport
Valley of Moline
Valley of Peoria
Valley of Quincy
Valley of Southern Illinois
Valley of Springfield

There are 5 valleys located in Indiana

Grand Lodge of Indiana

Indiana Council of Deliberation

Valley of Evansville
Valley of Fort Wayne
Valley of Indianapolis
Valley of South Bend
Valley of Terre Haute

There are 5 valleys located in Maine

Grand Lodge of Maine

Maine Council of Deliberation

Valley of The Androscoggin
Valley of Augusta
Valley of New Sharon
Valley of Bangor
Valley of Portland
Valley of Rockland

There are 9 valleys located in Massachusetts

Grand Lodge of Massachusetts

Massachusetts Council of Deliberation

Valley of Boston
Valley of Greenfield
Valley of Lowell
Valley of The Merrimack
Valley of Lawrence
Valley of Pittsfield
Valley of Salem
Valley of Southeastern MA
Valley of Springfield
Valley of Worcester

There are 5 valleys located in Michigan

Grand Lodge of Michigan

Michigan Council of Deliberation

Valley of Bay City
Valley of Detroit
Valley of Grand Rapids
Valley of Marquette
Valley of Traverse City

There are 5 valleys located in New Hampshire

Grand Lodge of New Hampshire

New Hampshire Council of Deliberation

Valley of Concord
Valley of Keene
Valley of Lancaster/Littleton
Valley of Nashua
Valley of Portsmouth-Dover

 

  There are 3 valleys located in New Jersey

Grand Lodge of New Jersey

New Jersey Council of Deliberation

Valley of Central Jersey
Valley of Northern New Jersey
Valley of Southern New Jersey

 

There are 16 valleys located in New York

Grand Lodge of New York

New York Council of Deliberation

Valley of Albany
Valley of Binghamton
Valley of Buffalo
Valley  of Corning
Valley of The Hudson
Valley of Jamestown
Valley  of Lockport
Valley of Middletown
Valley of New York
Valley of Norwood
Valley of Rochester
Valley of Rockville Centre
Valley of Schenectady
Valley of Syracuse
Valley of Troy
Valley of Utica

There are 10  valleys located in Ohio

Grand Lodge of Ohio

Grand Masters Blog

Ohio Council of Deliberation

Valley of Akron
Valley of Cambridge
Valley of Canton
Valley of Cincinnati
Valley of Cleveland
Valley of Columbus
Valley of Dayton
Valley of Steubenville
Valley of Toledo
Valley of Youngstown

There are 16 valleys located in Pennsylvania

Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Council of Deliberation

Valley of Allentown
  Valley of Altoona
Valley of Bloomsburg
Valley of Coudersport
Valley of Erie
Valley of Harrisburg
Valley of Lancaster
Valley of New Castle
Valley of Oil City
Valley of Philadelphia
Valley of Pittsburgh
Valley of Reading
Valley of Scranton
Valley of Towanda
Valley of Uniontown
Valley of Williamsport

There is 1 valley located in Rhode Island

Grand Lodge of Rhode Island

Rhode Island Council of Deliberation

Valley of Providence

There are 4 valleys located in Vermont

Grand Lodge of Vermont

Vermont Council of Deliberation

Valley of Brattleboro
Valley of Burlington
Valley of Montpelier
Valley of Rutland

There are 5 valleys located in Wisconsin

Grand Lodge of Wisconsin

  Wisconsin Council of Deliberation

Valley of Eau Claire
Valley of Green Bay
Valley of La Crosse
Valley of Madison
Valley of Milwaukee

   
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The 2012 Supreme Council Annual Meeting
will meet in Cleveland, Ohio
Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, August 26th - 28th