WHAT IS THE SCOTTISH RITE
The Scottish Rite seeks to strengthen the community and believes that each man should act in civil life according to his individual judgment & the dictate of his conscience. A member of the Scottish Rite seeks to:
Exalt the dignity of every person, the human side of his daily activities, and the maximum service to humanity; and aid mankind's search in God's universe for identity, for development, and for destiny, and thereby produce better men in a better world, happier men in a happier world, and wiser men in a wiser world.
The Scottish Rite is an appendent body of Freemasonry that a Master Mason may join for further exposure to the principles of Masonry. In the United States, the Scottish Rite is officially recognized by Grand Lodges as an extension of the degrees of Freemasonry. The Scottish Rite builds upon the ethical teachings and philosophy offered in the craft lodge, or blue lodge, through dramatic presentation of the individual degrees.
Provide inspiration for our members through meaningful programs and degrees
Provide convenient opportunities for our members to enhance their lives
Provide enjoyable programs and fellowship activities for our members
To this end, the Valley of Madison will be a dynamic and relevant fraternal organization that (1) inspires its members to higher standards of moral and ethical conduct through its live presentation of degrees; (2) provides convenient and enjoyable opportunities for Master Masons to use their talents and skills to enhance and enrich the lives of its members, their families, and their communities; and (3) demonstrates to the world our reverence for God, our love of country, and our belief in the Brotherhood of Man.
We will strive to be a Fraternity that fulfills our Masonic obligation to care for our members.
To this end, the Valley of Madison will endeavor to communicate additional "light" - certain morals, ethics, beliefs, lessons, and teachings - to Masons seeking to join our Fraternity as well as those who have joined through live presentations of our degrees