There are two Scottish Rite Jurisdictions in the United States. Each has its own governing body known as a Supreme Council (http://www.supremecouncil.org
). The headquarters for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction is located at Lexington, Massachusetts. The CEO, or Sovereign Grand Commander, is Ill. John William McNaughton, 33°.
The Northern Jurisdiction covers 15 Northeastern states: Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois and Wisconsin. Within those 15 states are 109 local Scottish Rite Valleys where the 4° -32° are conferred.
The 33° is conferred by the Supreme Council at its annual meeting. The Supreme Council is governed by 49 “Active Members” who come from the 15 states comprising the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction.
Each of the 15 states has a “Deputy,” who is the executive officer for the Rite within his state, and he is supported by the remaining Active Members. There is at least one “Active” in addition to the Deputy in each state. Some states have as many as five Active Members.
The Supreme Council meets on an annual basis, at which time the business of the Rite is transacted and the 33° conferred on those who have been elected to receive this honor. The bodies of the Scottish Rite, sitting in the Valley of Dayton, State of Ohio, acknowledge and yield allegiance to the Supreme Council, 33º, Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry for the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of the United States of America whose Grand East is in Lexington, MA.
Ill:. Brother John William McNaughton, 33º, Sovereign Grand Commander
Ill:. Brother Douglas M. Kaylor, 33º, Active for the Valley of Dayton