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Strategic Plan for the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, SJ, USA.

2011 State-Wide Scottish Rite Convocation
The 2011 State-Wide Samuel Poyntz Cochran Legacy Scottish Rite Convocation will be held
MAY 20-22, 2011 in Waco, TX
more information and pre-registration can be found at:

Continuing Masonic Education
Dates for Continuing Masonic Education Workshops for 2011 will be:
23 July 2011
24 Sep 2011
For more information please contact Brother Wendell Clark at: (432) 557-5117 or

Mission Statement
Strategic Objectives


Mission Statement of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, SJ, USA

It is the mission of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, SJ, to improve its members and enhance the communities in which they live by teaching and emulating the principles of Brotherly Love, Tolerance, Charity, and Truth while actively embracing high social, moral, and spiritual values including fellowship, compassion, and dedication to God, family and country.


Fulfill the promise of additional Masonic knowledge through education and training.


Establish training programs to provide on-going knowledge and skill development

Develop programs to train members in coaching and mentoring

Establish knowledge standards for all members

Establish resources for continued learning from a basic to advanced level


Build a Positive Public Image of Freemasonry and the Scottish Rite


Establish a Public Relations Department

Expand the public awareness of our philanthropic activities

Establish a media relations strategy

Establish means to utilize well-known members to accomplish the objective

Establish initiatives to educate the public about the core values of the Scottish Rite


Support and expand our philanthropic activities


Evaluate the current operating structure of our RiteCare® Centers

Establish standards of quality and care for our RiteCare® facilities

Establish operational national resources for RiteCare® Centers

Evaluate our scholarship programs and create standards


Provide a framework for effective leadership to ensure the stability and long-term success of the Fraternity


Review entire organizational structural of the Scottish Rite and evaluate its effectiveness, efficiency and utility for providing a platform for stability and a long-term success

Establish formal (and required) training programs for all levels of Organization, from Supreme Council to local Valleys to establish standard expectations of each position and provide training and skill development necessary to successfully hold the position

Improve and enhance communications capabilities throughout the Organization


Provide a financial process to ensure the stability and long-term success of the Fraternity


Create an organization that has strong and progressive financial planning (short and long-term) capabilities for the entire organization (i.e. Supreme Council, Orients, Valleys, etc.)

Implement appropriate changes to the structure, policies and/or procedures that will result in strong internal accounting and financial controls to ensure the adequate protection of the Organization’s assets

Implement a prudent, but progressive, investment policy, for all invested funds, which is built upon responsible investment theory and, which will optimize investment return in the long term

Develop policies and controls to manage the Organization’s facilities in order to support the Organization’s Mission while optimizing the economics of the investments in and the operation of the facilities

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