February 2, 2021


Exciting news! Based upon the requests received from our Scottish Rite Brothers from throughout the United States of America and over 25 other countries, we are preparing an Encore Reunion for Tuesday evening, February 2, at 7:00pm CST. This will be yet a different experience as we will present and communicate all twenty-nine Scottish Rite Degrees in chronological order.

In addition, we will have further Masonic Education, a Behind-the-Scenes Highlight Reel and the panel discussion with Sovereign Grand Commander, Ill. Bro. James D. Cole, 33°, Sovereign Grand Inspector General, Ill. Bro. Robert W. Cockerham, 33°, and members of the production team.




6:00 PM CST – Chat Room Opens
(chat will remain active throughout the show)
6:30 PM CST – New Pre-Show Begins
7:00 PM CST – Cinematic Show Begins

All Twenty-Nine Degrees
Presented in Chronological Order

Orient of Missouri
 Ill. Robert W. Cockerham   33°
Sovereign Grand Commander
Ill. James D. Cole 33°
Personal Representative
 of the S.G.I.G.
  Valley  of Joplin
     Ill. James D. Hardy   33°
Executive Secretary
Valley of Joplin 
Jim Gilbert  32° KCCH
Valley Treasurer
 Ill. Robert P. Gephardt    33°  
Valley Tiler
 G. Max Norman 32°  KCCH 
  Valley Almoner
   Ill. Gayle Bedell  33°
Director of Work
Valley of Joplin
Ill.  Scott Houge 33°
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
Lee Shelton   32°   
Scottish Rite Ambassadors
Tommy D. Shaw II   32° KCCH   
Joplin Council Knights Kadosh
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 

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 19-20
August 21
October 22-23
2021 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! Just be sure to 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!

2020 Degree Schedule

Special Update

March 20-21 Menu

$7 Breakfast Friday and Saturday

Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Tater tots, Biscuits and Gravy.


$10 Friday Lunch

Cheeseburger, hotdog (with or without chili), tater tots, cookie

$7 Breakfast Friday and Saturday

Eggs, Bacon, Sausage, Tater tots, Biscuits and Gravy.


$15 Saturday Banquet

Meatloaf, Mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans.

Friday August 15 Menu

Rite Care BBQ Fundraiser

November 21, 2020

call  417-623-3219

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 $75.00 plus tax. We have five singles reserved and five suites reserved for November 21.

Call and make your reservation today!

Ask for the "Temple Block" rate...

Robert Burns Night

Scottish Rite - Valley of Joplin 

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