Appendant and Affiliated Organizations

Masonic-Affiliated Organizations

Scottish Rite

The Scottish Rite is the largest and most widely practiced Masonic Rite in the world and employs a lodge system. It is part of a tradition of “high degrees” that expand upon and elaborate the teachings and lessons of the first three degrees of Freemasonry.

York Rite

The York Rite comprises a collection of separate Masonic bodies and associated degrees. The three primary bodies in the York Rite are the Chapter of Royal Arch Masons, Council of Royal & Select Masters or Council of Cryptic Masons and the Commandery of Knights Templar.

Tall Cedars of Lebanon

Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America is an appendant Masonic organization devoted to fostering friendship and fellowship among Freemasons and to all mankind.

Tall Cedars of Lebanon of North America Shriners

Shriners International

Shriners International is a fraternity based on fun, fellowship and the Masonic principles of brotherly love, relief and truth. Shriners International also supports Shriners Hospitals for Children®.


The Grotto provides a social element to its members, with sympathy and good fellowship being the key tenets of the organization.

High Twelve International

High Twelve is an organization of Master Masons who support Masonic causes with special emphasis on youth support and patriotic events. It is so named because noon was once known as “high twelve” and the time to call off from labor.


The principal objects for which the organization is formed are fraternal, social and charitable. It endeavors to develop the moral character of its members through a belief in a Supreme Being and the teachings of Truth, Faith, Wisdom and Charity.

Eastern Star

The Order of the Eastern Star is the largest fraternal organization in the world to which both men and women may belong. Its stated purposes are: Charitable, Educational, Fraternal and Scientific.


Become a Freemason

Freemasonry is a fraternity of men who share one common goal: To help each other become better men. Better husbands, fathers, friends, leaders, learners and volunteers.