About RiteCare®

About the Program

In the early 1950s in Colorado, the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States initiated a program to help children with speech and language disorders. The results obtained from this program led to the establishment of RiteCare clinics to provide diagnostic evaluation and treatment of speech and language disorders, as well as learning disabilities.

Today, there are 178 RiteCare® clinics, centers, and special programs operating or planned for children and therapists located throughout the United States. Each facility is staffed by speech-language pathologists or other trained personnel. Through the support of Scottish Rite members, these clinics, centers, and programs continue to increase. The value of this philanthropy has long been apparent. Tens of thousands of youngsters across the United States have been helped significantly. With the good work of dedicated clinicians and parents, the Scottish Rite has achieved successes that could only be imagined a few years back. Children who might have remained educationally behind for a lifetime can now talk, read, and lead productive lives.

Program Eligibility

As a rule, the RiteCare® Clinics accept preschool children who have difficulty speaking or understanding the spoken word or school-age children who have difficulty learning to read. Some centers also offer literacy training for adults.

Inquiries on age groups and program offerings in specific areas should be addressed to the director of the local Scottish Rite facility. Equally important, all services are available regardless of race, creed, or the family’s inability to pay.

While all children in need are eligible for available RiteCare® Program treatment, please consult with your local facility for specific financial information.

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Contact the JIS Scottish Rite Center

Andy Chapman, 33°
Kenneth Lothridge, 32° KCCH
Kevin S. Mertens, 32° KCCH

Mailing Address:
Scottish Rite Temple
P.O. Box 5776
Greenville, SC 29606-5776

110 Edinburgh Court
Suite B
Greenville, SC 29607-2555

Telephone: (864) 203-3289
Email: jisscottishrite@gmail.com


Greenville Lodge of Perfection (4° – 14°)

Venerable MasterJoseph Ansel Morgan, Jr. 32° KCCH
Senior WardenRonald Lee Dodson, 32° KCCH
Junior WardenJames Whitney Barr, 32° KCCH
SecretaryEdward Dean Snow, 33°
TreasurerKevin Stuart Mertens, 33°
PrelateGreely Ray Palmer, Jr., 33°
AlmonerJames Dennis Julian, 33°
TilerPaul Anderson, 32°
OratorRobert Clarence Griffin, 32° KCCH
Master of CeremoniesVernon Lee Aultman, 33
ExpertWilliam J. Rosser, 33°
Assistant ExpertGeorge S. Mabry, Jr., 32° KCCH
Captain of the HostMichael Heatherly, 32°


Greenville Chapter of Rose Croix (15° – 18°)

Wise MasterDeane Arthur McKinley, 32° KCCH
Senior WardenAaron Lee Duncan I, 32° KCCH
Junior WardenMark Anthony Irby, Jr. 32°
SecretaryEdward Dean Snow, 33°
TreasurerKevin Stuart Mertens, 33°
PrelateGreely Ray Palmer, Jr., 33°
AlmonerJames Dennis Julian, 33°
TilerPaul Anderson, 32°
Master of CeremoniesPatricio Marre’, 32°
ExpertJohnnie Milton Jones, Jr., 32° KCCH
Assistant ExpertTerry Stanley Pruitt, 32°
Standard BearerBrad Colson, 32°
Guardian of the TempleMichael E. Wiggers, 32°

Greenville Council of Kadosh (19° – 30°)

Commander of KadoshWilliam R. Bryant, Sr., 32° KCCH
1st Lt. CommanderJ. Paul McWilliams, Jr., 32° KCCH
2nd Lt. CommanderJames W. Lyle, 32° KCCH
SecretaryEdward Dean Snow, 33°
TreasurerKevin Stuart Mertens, 33°
PrelateGreely Ray Palmer, Jr., 33°
AlmonerJames Dennis Julian, 33°
TilerPaul Anderson, 32°
ChancellorT. Shane Culbertson, 33°
Master of CeremoniesMichael D. Peeler, 32° KCCH
DraperTimothy John Bates, 32° KCCH
TurcopolierWilliam R. Key, 32°
1st DeaconWilliam L. O’Neal, 32°
2nd DeaconPaul A. Anderson, 32°
Bearer of BeauceantDavid Fiscus, 32°
Bearer of the White StandardDaniel Rancourt, 32° KCCH
Bearer of the Black StandardSteven Wilson, 32°
Captain of the GuardGerry L. Morgan, 32° KCCH

Greenville Consistory (31° – 32°)

Master of KadoshT. Shane Culbertson, 33°
PriorKenneth R. Quinn, 32°
PreceptorEric S. Ostrander, 32° KCCH
SecretaryEdward Dean Snow, 33°
TreasurerKevin Stuart Mertens, 33°
PrelateGreely Ray Palmer, Jr., 33°
AlmonerJames Dennis Julian, 33°
TilerPaul Anderson, 32°
ChancellorRonnie P. Richards, 32° KCCH
Minister of StateEdward M. Pool, 33°
Master of CeremoniesAnthony “Wayne” Edwards, 32°
ExpertV.R. Bob Brantley, Jr., 32°
Assistant ExpertThomas E. Watson, 33°, DGM
Captain of the GuardT. Chase Smithwick, 32°

Master Craftsman Program

About the Master Craftsman program

The Scottish Rite Master Craftsman (SRMC) program is an exciting, by-mail correspondence course designed and administered by staff at the House of the Temple in Washington, DC, under the guidance and leadership of the Supreme Council, 33°, of the A&A Scottish Rite, Southern Jurisdiction, USA. Currently, three courses and a Group Studies Program constitute the SRMC.

What will you study?

While a Scottish Rite, SJ, member may use Group Studies program at any time, the three courses are meant to be taken in the following order:

  • Program I: The Symbolic Lodge will familiarize students with aspects of the development of Blue Lodge Masonry and explore some of its developing symbolism. This will reveal that the “High Degrees” began to develop soon after formation of the Premier Grand Lodge (1717). Albert Pike’s book, Esoterika: The Symbolism of the Blue Degrees of Freemasonry, along with Arturo de Hoyos’s Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor & Guide (3d ed.) will be used to demonstrate a rational and philosophical interpretation for much of what is found in Craft Masonry.
  • Program II: Scottish Rite History & Ritual consists of six lessons, utilizing the Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor & Guide by Arturo de Hoyos, 33°, Grand Cross, and A Bridge to Light (4th ed.) by Rex Hutchens, 33°, Grand Cross, as its textbooks.
  • Program III: Scottish Rite Philosophy uses Albert Pike’s Morals & Dogma, Annotated Edition, by Arturo de Hoyos, 33°, Grand Cross and returns to the ritual of the Scottish Rite to re-explore it on a deeper level, by looking for the moral lesson imparted in each degree and then applying that lesson to one’s everyday life. The course consists of 33 quizzes, grouped into 10 sections

Upon completion of each course listed above, the participant will be rewarded with a medal or pins to denote multiple completions.The Group Studies program operates differently from the three courses. 

Source: The Supreme Council, 33º, Southern Jurisdiction, USA

Knights of Saint Andrew

About the KSA

In early 1993 the late, Ill. Weldon Good, 33rd of the Tulsa Valley in Oklahoma saw a need for assistance during reunions. He also noticed that Masons were joining the Scottish Rite but not returning to help and participate in subsequent reunions. To rectify this he developed the organization now known as the KNIGHTS OF ST. ANDREW as a service group for the valley.

The Knights of St. Andrew meet following regular business meetings.

If you are interested in joining or learning more about the Knights of St. Andrew, please ask any member!

More info can be found at the KSA national website:


Double Eagle Award

What is the Double Eagle Award?

The Double Eagle Award recognizes those members who are active and participate in the various activities and functions of the Greenville Valley. It is available to all members, and the only requirement is your participation. And it’s so easy! Just keep track of your points, and turn them in!

What Awards are available?

The first 500 points earns you the basic medal.

You will receive corresponding bars as you reach each level for additional points earned.

Points Award Levels

You will receive corresponding bars as you reach each level for additional points earned:

LevelPoints needed
Basic Medal500
Red bar2,000
White bar5,000
Blue Bar10,000
Gold Name Bar25,000
Emerald Stone50,000
Ruby Gem75,000
Diamond Jewel100,000

Note that points are cumulative.

What Points can I report?

First, determine the points you have earned.

Here are two forms you can use to keep track of your points as you earn them:

Double Eagle points Sheet (PDF)

Double Eagle points Sheet (Excel)

Points Examples

Below are examples of awarded points. Please use this as a guide when providing your points earned.

Degree Parts Non-Speaking PartsPoints
Top Line Signers for New Members100
2nd Line Signers for New Members25
Monthly Meetings Attended (per meeting)10
Attend 5 Meetings and/or Degrees (Bonus)100
Executive Committee Meeting(s)10
Presiding Officer (per meeting)25
Secretary /Treasurer/ Almoner (per meeting)10
J. I. Smith Board (Chair)25
J. I. Smith Board (Attend)10
Knights of St. Andrew Meeting10
Director of kitchen staff (+10 per hour)500
Kitchen support (+10 per hour)250
Director of Work (+10 per hour)500
Assistant Director (s) of Work (+10 per hour)250
Class Director & Assistants (+10 per hour)250
Director of Support Areas (+10 per hour)250
Asst. Director(s) of Support Areas (+10 per hour)250
Lighting /Sound /Stage Direction (+ 10 per hour)250
Degree Parts Masters100
Degree Parts Major75
Degree Parts Minor50
Degree Parts Non Speaking Parts25
Presiding Officer (per meeting)25
Secretary /Treasurer/Almoner (per meeting)10
Master Craftsman Courses 1 & II & III (each)500
Ceremony of Remembrance & Renewal25
Presenting ROTC Awards100
Ring Ceremony25
Work Parties (per hour)50
Christmas Tree Sales (per hour)50
BBQ/Fundraiser (attend)10
BBQ/Fundraiser (per dollar sold)10
Fruit Sale (participate)10
Fruit Sale (per dollar sold)1
Contribution to Foundation or Event (per dollar)1
Event Director or Chairman100
Event Director or Chairman ( per hour)10
Assistant Event Director or Chairman50
Assistant Event Director or Chairman (per hour)10

Report my Points!

Next, report the Points to our Double Eagle Awards Chairman.

Report your Points

Complete this form to report your earned points.

If you need to report more Point entries than this form provides, please submit a second form.

January 2019 Meeting

Join us at 7:15 PM on January 15, 2019 at our next meeting where we will install the new officers for the 2019 year.

December 2018 Meeting

Join us at the December business meeting at 7:15 PM following dinner.

Come join us for fellowship and education. We will be voting on the Officers for next year for their installation in January. We will have the Christmas Tree full of opportunities to select a gift to give the Childhood Center.

November 2018 Meeting

Join us for our for our November Business meeting!

We will announce the 2019 Officer Nominations

Brother Jerry Smith will do an educational presentation.