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Free Masonry and it's Mission

Freemasonry also known as Masonry or The Craft, is an ancient and noble fraternity. The beginnings of which are lost to history. Although Masonry is believed to be the oldest surviving fraternal organization in the world, the exact date of its founding is uncertain. Freemasonry can, however, be easily traced to sixteenth century Scotland although the first Masonic governing body was not founded until 1717 in London. By 1723, the Constitutions of the Freemasons were assembled and published, and although that document explicitly refers to an alleged meeting of masons in England assembled by Prince Edwin, the son of the tenth-century Saxon king Athelstan, there is no supporting evidence to this claim. Despite this, theories that the fraternity is much older than the Age of Enlightenment exist, and most historians accept that the Craft is descended from the medieval stonemason’s guilds.

Our Mission is to raise the moral, social, intellectual, and spiritual conscience of society through service to God, family, country, and self under the Fatherhood of God within the Brotherhood of Man guided by the enduring and relevant tenets of our fraternity--Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth.

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A message from M∴ W∴ Mikel J. Stoops, Grand Master, Grand Lodge of Kansas

Grand Master of Kansas

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Manhattan Scottish Rite Club

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Faith. Hope. Charity.

Manhattan Shrine Club

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The Manhattan Area Shrine Club, located in North Central Kansas, is home to more than 100 Shriners. We are associated with the ISIS Temple located in Salina Kansas. We proudly support the Shriners Hospital for Children located in St. Louis, Missouri, dedicated to improving the lives of children by providing specialty pediatric care, innovative research and outstanding teaching programs. Children up to the age of 18 with orthopedic conditions, burns, spinal cord injuries and cleft lip and palate are eligible for admission and receive care in a family-centered environment at no charge – regardless of financial need.


Manhattan Scottish Rite Club :

New edition of the Scottish Rite Journal - Check it Out!

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Illustrious Brother
James D. Cole, 33°,
Grand Commander of the
Scottish Rite,
Southern Jurisdiction 
wants to see YOU at the
2020 RiteCare Conference
in St. Louis!

Make plans to join us NOW! 
Space is limited!
 2020 Marks a New Era for the Scottish Rite Children’s Charities The September Conference kicks it all off!
Scottish Rite Northern Jurisdiction Children’s Dyslexia Centers gather alongside Scottish Rite Southern Jurisdiction RiteCare Programs across the country to network, learn and grow the programs that serve kids.  
2020 Children’s Language & Literacy Conference
September 9-11, 2020 in St. Louis, Missouri
  • Speech-Language Pathology/Communication Disorders
  • Literacy and Dyslexia
  • Inter-professional Collaboration (Music Therapy & SLP, Occupational Therapy & SLP)
  • Scottish Rite Sessions with Keynote Speakers from both the Northern and Southern Jurisdictions
  • Conference Exhibitors, Vendors, Advertising and more to connect with your audience!

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The Supreme Council, 33°, S.J. USA
1733 16th St NW
Washington, DC 20009-3103

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322-A Houston Street, 
Manhattan, KS 66502


Meeting Nights
1st & 3rd Thursdays
Friendship Meal – 6:30 PM
Meeting Opens  – 7:00 PM



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