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New York Council of Deliberation
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Submitted by:  Ill. G. Michael Morris, 330, Active Member, AASR NMJ Rochester, NY submitted the winning proposal to host the 2017 Biennial Supreme Council meeting for the Ancient Accepted Scottish...
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The New York Council of Deliberation meets this weekend, Friday, July 25 - Saturday, July 26 at the Holiday Inn - Syracuse/Liverpool in Liverpool, NY. Friday, July 25 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM Administrative...
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Scholarship info has been updated...
In 1922, a college scholarship program was inaugurated with an initial appropriation from Supreme Council funds. In 1932, Leon M. Abbott bequeathed additional funds to establish an Education and...
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It is an honor and a pleasure for me to inform all of you that several changes in the Active Membership of Supreme Council took place at the 201st Annual Supreme Council Session in Washington, DC....
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Check here for News from the Scottish Rite Valleys of New York State
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September 16, 2013 To: Valley Executive Boards, Presiding Officers, Secretaries, and Deputy’s Representatives Subject: Active Member Assignments for 2013-14 The Active Members and Deputy’s...
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Valley of Rochester Upcoming Degrees
Nov 23 (4°, 9°, 14°, 20°, 32°)
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The New York Council of Deliberation acknowledges and yields allegiance to the Supreme Council, 33⁰, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States of America, whose Grand East is in Lexington, Massachusetts and whose officers are:

Ill∴John William McNaughton, 33°
Sovereign Grand Commander

Ill∴Jim S. Deyo, 33°
Grand Lieutenant Commander

Ill∴Robert F. Ogg, Jr., 33°
Grand Minister of State

Ill∴Peter J. Samiec, 33°
Deputy for New York State

Active Members for New York
Ill∴Harold L. Aldrich, 33° - Past Deputy for New York
Ill∴ David P. Spencer, 33°
Ill∴ Stephen R. Whittaker, 33°
Ill∴P. Michael Nielsen, 33°
Ill∴G. Michael Morris, 33°

Active Emeritus Members for New York
Ill∴James F. Niehoff, 33°
Ill∴Bruce Widger, 33° - Past Deputy for New York
Ill∴Richard H. Welkley, 33°
Ill∴Gary A. Henningsen, 33° 
Ill∴Frederick D. Greene, 33°  
Ill∴Edward R. Trosin, 33°  

Scottish Rite
The Scottish Rite seeks to strengthen the community and believes that each man should act in civil life according to his individual judgment and the dictates of his conscience.

A member of the Scottish Rite seeks to:
  • Exalt the dignity of every person, the human side of his daily activities, and the maximum service to humanity.
  • Aid mankind’s search in God’s universe for identity, for development and for destiny, and thereby produce better men in a better world, happier men in a happier world and wiser men in a wiser world.
The Scottish Rite is one of the appendant bodies of Freemasonry that a Master Mason may join for further exposure to the principles of Freemasonry.

In the United States the Scottish Rite is officially recognized by Grand Lodges as an extension of the degrees of Freemasonry.

The Scottish Rite builds upon the ethical teachings and philosophy offered in the craft lodge, or blue lodge, through dramatic presentation of the individual degrees.
Supreme Council
The Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite in each country is governed by a Supreme Council. There is no international governing body — each Supreme Council in each country is sovereign unto itself.

In the U.S. there are two Supreme Councils. The Northern Masonic Jurisdiction (NMJ) is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts, and the Southern Jurisdiction (SJ) in Washington, DC.

The Northern Masonic Jurisdiction refers to state organizations as Councils ofDeliberation and the local bodies are organized into Valleys.
The System of Degrees
Each Valley has up to four Scottish Rite bodies, and each body confers a set of degrees. In the Northern Masonic Jurusdiction, the bodies are the:
  • Lodge of Perfection (4°–14°)
  • Council of Princes of Jerusalem (15°–16°)
  • Chapter of Rose Croix (17°–18°)
  • Consistory (19°–32°)