The Knights of St. Andrew consists of a unit of dedicated Scottish Rite Masons.
The Knights of St. Andrew exist as a service organization on behalf of all members of their Consistory. They are under the immediate supervision of the Secretary of their Scottish Rite Consistory and provide services where they are needed. This includes, but not limited to, aiding the Tylers, acting as greeters, providing escort services for dignitaries or for special events created for the ladies during reunions or other functions, serving as guides, assisting the Scottish degree work, helping present the Colors. Knights of St. Andrew also assist in the calling committees, participate in parades or civic activities, promote fund-raising events, and aid in any special event. The list can continue on as new ideas and concepts are developed to meet needs and goals.
Their flexibility and enthusiasm make the Knights of St. Andrew one of the Valley’s most active and desirable organizations. It is an excellent way to nurture and develop future leaders as they learn their organizational and leadership skills, explore the inner structures of their Scottish Rite Centers, and thus gain a deeper admiration for our Order and Brethren who work in Freemasonry as a whole.
MEMBERSHIP & IDENTITY The Knights of St. Andrew generates membership for the Scottish Rite. Membership is limited to 32nd degree Freemasons and will abide by the Valley’s by-laws, and those approved by the Sovereign Grand Inspector General of each State.
The Knights of St. Andrew are identified by their flamboyant uniform and regalia; often entering special events accompanied by bagpipes and drums, becoming the elite unit of all Scottish Rite Masons. This is the best means of attracting younger members (ages 35 through 55 yrs.). It has all the magic and color used by the Shrine following WWII in the early 50′s, before a tired and aging membership put it to rest.
SPECIAL ATTIRE DISTINGUISHES THIS ELITE GROUP Carefully researched for authenticity, the 17th Century bonnet, with its 3 cock feathers protruding from its Bonnet Badge as shown in (Fig. B & Fig. B-1), will replace the conventional 32nd degree black hat.
A Plaid selected to represent your local Valley will be worn diagonal on a cummerbund. Some Valleys may consider the wearing of kilts, but this is an expensive attire. Thus, we suggest one that is just as elegant and far less costly. An Officer’s dinner jacket worn with tuxedo pants and a tux shirt and bow tie for formal attire. Regular wear would be a coat, open collared shirt and bonnet. The logo for the Knights of St. Andrew was researched by Ill. Joe Witzerman, 33*, and has been adopted as the official logo for the Order. The Official Bonnet Badges for regular members and Officers; as well as other accessories have been deeply researched for authenticity and are ready for distribution.
The unit is restricted to 32nd Degree Masons only and all other members, regardless of their titles and rank or hat colors, CANNOT hold the honor of membership in this majestic group without first being selected and approved by the members. And then, ONLY as an Associate Member.
For more information see http://knightsofstandrew.org/
If interested in being a Charter Member to this group contact Bro. Andy Day at (309) 397-0691 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Valley of Peoria Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite To contact us Phone: (309)676-4472