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Valley of Joplin     

Scottish Rite Cathedral Preservation Fund

Sovereign Grand Commander
Ill. James D. Cole 33°
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Ill.Jim Gilbert 33°

Ill.Jim Gilbert 33°

Exececutive Secretary

Ill. Robert P. Gephardt 33°

Ill. Robert P. Gephardt 33°

Valley Treasurer

Ill. Gayle Bedell 33°

Ill. Gayle Bedell 33°

Valley Almoner

Ill. Scott Houge 33°

Ill. Scott Houge 33°

Director of the Work

Kevin D. Bonebrake 32°

Kevin D. Bonebrake 32°

Assistant to the Personal Representative, East Side of the Valley

Ill. Nicholas L. Breedlove 33°

Ill. Nicholas L. Breedlove 33°

Assistant to the Personal Representative, West Side of the Valley

Travis Schnelle 33° Elect

Travis Schnelle 33° Elect

KCCH President

Gregory J. Walker 32° KCCH

Gregory J. Walker 32° KCCH

Master of Kadosh, Joplin Consistory

Charles A. Koonce 32°

Charles A. Koonce 32°

Commander, Joplin Council Knights Kadosh

Ill. Nicholas L. Breedlove 33°

Ill. Nicholas L. Breedlove 33°

Wise Master, Joplin Chapter Rose Croix

James W. Pearce 32°

James W. Pearce 32°

Venerable Master, Joplin Lodge of Perfection

Lee Shelton 32° KCCH

Lee Shelton 32° KCCH

Chairman, Scottish Rite Ambassadors

Mark Bell 32°

Mark Bell 32°

Chairman, Brother-to-Brother Mentoring

Joplin Rite Care Partners with Children's

Miracle Network:

This website will serve as a guide for those of you who are interested in becoming Masons and act as a referral service matching men with the Grand Lodge in your area.

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Hours of Operation: Monday-Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm;  CLOSED Friday 

Welcome to the Valley of Joplin Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite 

The Valley of Joplin has been an influential branch of Masonic history in Southwest Missouri and recently marked its 100th Anniversary in 2004.

The Scottish Rite is an Appended Body of Freemasonry; The Worlds oldest and largest Fraternity. Membership is open to any Master Mason who is in good standing and seeks further knowledge into the craft and further light into the principles that guide every Freemason. Like all Masonic branches, the Scottish Rite does not discriminate on the basis of Race or Religion.

Our Cathedral is located at 5th and Byers in Joplin and stands in testament to the Architecture that existed in the early 20th century.  All visitors are welcome and, with advanced notice, tours of this magnificent structure are available to individuals and groups.  We also rent our Cathedral for activities that need Meeting space, Dining Hall facilities or Auditorium space.

Please browse our website to learn more about the Scottish Rite and the role we play in the Southwest Missouri area.  Feel free to send us an email or call our office concerning any questions you may have about the Scottish Rite.

2023 Spring and Fall Reunion
2023 Spring Reunion Class
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March 17-18
August 12
October 20-21
2023 Summer Reunion
2023 Fall Reunion Class
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If you are in need of lodging, the Candlewood Suites,  3512 S. Rangeline, Joplin (417-623-9595) is offering single or double rooms for $65.00 plus tax or a king size suite for $70.00 plus tax. If you don't need two beds and can handle the additional cost, the king size suites are very comfortable! Use the term "Temple Block" to insure these room rates. In the event that Candlewood Suites is full, Best Western, (next door to Candlewood Suites) will be handling the overflow for the same room rates! But start by calling Candlewood Suites!

2023 Reunion Schedule

Friday March 17

6:30 - 7:45 Breakfast and Registration

7:45 Class Assembly

7:50 Open Joplin Lodge of Perfection #5

8:00 - 8:40 4° Secret Master

9:00 - 10:30 9°, 10°, 11° Elu of the Nine Elu of the Fifteen Elu of the Twelve

10:50 -11:30 12° Master Architect

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch

1:00 Class Assembly

1:00 -2:00 14° Perfect Elu

2:20 Open Joplin Chapter Knights Rose Croix #3

2:20 -3:15 16° Prince of Jerusalem

3:35 - 4:30 17° Knight of the East and West

4:50 - 6:00 18° Rose Croix

Saturday March 18

6:30 - 7:45 Breakfast and Registration

7:45 Class Assembly

7:50 Open Joplin Council Knights Kadosh #5

8:00 - 8:45 19° Grand Pontiff, or Supreme Eccossais

9:05 - 10:05 20° Master of the Symbolic Lodge

10:25 - 10:55 23° Chief of the Tabernacle

11:15 - 12:15 29° Scottish Rite Knights of St Andrew

12:15 - 1:40 Banquet

1:40 Class Assembly

1:45 - 2:45 30° Knight Kadosh 4th Apartment

2:50 Open Joplin Consistory #3

3:00 - 3:50 31° Hall of Justice & Hall of Equity

4:10 - 6:00 32° Master of the Royal Secret

Saturday August 12

6:30 - 7:45 Breakfast and Registration

7:45 Class Assembly

7:50 Open Joplin Lodge of Perfection #5

8:00 - 8:45 4° Secret Master

9:00 - 9:30 13° Royal Arch of Solomon

9:50 - 10:45 14° Perfect Elu

10:55 Open Joplin Chapter Knights Rose Croix #3

11:00 - 12:00 18° Rose Croix #3

12:00 - 1:00 Lunch/Class Assembly/Open Joplin Council Knights Kadosh #5

1:00 - 1:30 26° Chief of the Tabernacle

1:50 - 2:35 30° Knight Kadosh 4th Apartment/Open Joplin Consistory #3

2:55 - 6:00 32° Master of the Royal Secret

Friday October 20

6:30 - 7:45 Breakfast and Registration

7:45 Class Assembly

7:50 Open Joplin Lodge of Perfection #5

8:00 - 8:40 4° Secret Master

9:00 - 9:40 5° Perfect Master

10:00 -10:30 6° Confidential Secretary

10:50 -11:20 7° Provost and Judge

11:40 -12:10 8° Intendant of the Building

12:10 - 12:50 Lunch

12:55 Class Assembly

1:00 - 2:00 14° Perfect Elu

2:10 Open Joplin Chapter Knights Rose Croix #3

2:20 - 3:50 15° Knight of the East

4:10 - 6:00 18° Rose Croix

6:30 KCCH Banquet and Investiture

Saturday October 21

6:30 - 7:45 Breakfast and Registration

7:45 Class Assembly

7:50 Open Joplin Council Knights Kadosh #5

8:00 - 8:45 21° Noachite or Prussian Knight

9:05 - 9:30 22° Knight Royal Axe

9:50 - 10:45 24° Prince of the Tabernacle

10:55 - 11:40 25° Knight of the Brazen Serpent

12:00 - 1:00 28° Knight of the Sun

1:00 - 2:25 Banquet

2:25 Class Assembly

2:30 - 3:30 30° Knight Kadosh 4th Apartment

3:40 Open Joplin Consistory #3

3:50 - 6:00 32° Master of the Royal Secret

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Robert Burns Night

Burns Night Patron form
(donations)

Burns Night Guest form
(purchase one or more tickets)
2022 TBD
Hickory Hills Country Club
6pm

Scottish Rite - Valley of Joplin 

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