Valley of Joplin AASR Upcoming Events

  • Annual Burns Dinner
    Sat, Jan 29
    Jan 29, 6:00 PM
    Springfield, 3909 E Cherry St, Springfield, MO 65809, USA
    in honor of Scottish poet, Robert Burns, with haggis, bagpipes, and maybe some kilts!
  • Valley Council Meeting and Dinner
    Feb 03, 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM
    Joplin, 505 Byers Ave, Joplin, MO 64801, USA
    join us for dinner and fellowship
  • Valley of Joplin Officers Installation
    Feb 03, 6:45 PM – 7:00 PM
    Joplin, 505 Byers Ave, Joplin, MO 64801, USA
    Join us in celebration as we install the new line of officers in the four bodies as well as KCCH and the Knights of St. Andrew
Orient of Missouri
 Ill. Robert W. Cockerham   33°
James Cole , Grand Commander.png
Sovereign Grand Commander
Ill. James D. Cole 33°
Personal Representative
 of the S.G.I.G.
  Valley  of Joplin
     Ill. James D. Hardy   33°
IGH, Grand Cross
Executive Secretary
Valley of Joplin 
Jim Gilbert  32° KCCH
Scott Houge.JPG
Director of Work
Valley of Joplin
Ill.  Scott Houge 33°
Valley Treasurer
 Ill. Robert P. Gephardt    33°  
Gerald Max Noman.jpg
Valley Tiler
 G. Max Norman 32°  KCCH 
  Valley Almoner
   Ill. Gayle Bedell  33°
IMG_4363 (1).JPG
Assistant to the Personal Representative 
 East Side of the Valley
 Kevin D. Bonebreak  32°
Assistant to the Personal Representative
 West  Side of the Valley
Nicholas L. Breedlove  33° 
Ronald G. Hawk 32° KCCH 
Venerable Master
Joplin Lodge of Perfection
Christopher M. Faubion 32°
Wise Master
Joplin Chapter Rose Croix
Tommy D. Shaw II   32° KCCH   
Joplin Council Knights Kadosh
Lee Shelton   32°   
Scottish Rite Ambassadors
Mark Bell.jpg
Mark Bell 32°
Brother-to-Brother Mentoring
Ed Choate  32° KCCH
Master  of Kadosh
Joplin Consistory No. 3

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.


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


press to zoom

press to zoom

press to zoom

press to zoom
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.

March 18-19
August 13
October 21-22
2022 Spring and Fall Reunion

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!

To be updated soon
Click here for the
2022 Reunion Schedule

Robert Burns Night

Robert Burns.jpg

Scottish Rite - Valley of Joplin 

Sponsor Information