Copyright © 2015             Topeka Scottish Rite Bodies
Ronald A. Seale, 33º
Sovereign Grand Commander
Southern Jurisdiction, USA

Hugh W. Gill, III, 33º
Sovereign Grand Inspector General
Orient of Kansas

Donald L. Jacka , 32º KCCH
Valley Personal Representative
of the S.G.I.G in Kansas

Paul R. Oldham, 33º
Valley Executive Secretary
paul.scottishritetopeka@outlook.com

Francis Kelsey, 32º KCCH
Venerable Master
Topeka Lodge of Perfection

Bob Amyx, 33º
Wise Master, Topeka Chapter
Knights Rose Croix

Tom Rigg , 32º KCCH
Commander, Topeka Council
Knights Kadosh

Kyle Ferlemann 32º KCCH
Master of Kadosh
Topeka Consistory
2300 SW 30th St
Topeka, KS 66611-1711
Office Phone - (785) 266-3191
SmartFax - (785) 266-3191
Webmaster - Marvin L. Stovall, 33º
Ill. Donald A. Mahrle, 33º
Personal Representative
of the S.G.I.G. In Kansas
   In the Scottish Rite, we seek to develop ourselves and our society. We teach the importance of becoming more patient, generous, tolerant, compassionate, and thoughtful. Yet, we also help society develop by supporting education, funding museums, benefitting the arts, assisting with medical research, aiding the needy, and giving both time and money to many projects which help society grow. It is a fundamental teaching of the Scottish Rite that we build our nation while benefitting all its citizens.
   But the Rite is more than just the development of the individual. We also believe in making a difference in the lives of others. That is why we are America's largest private organization involved with remedying communication disorders in children. As of this printing, we sponsor 175 Scottish Rite Childhood Language Disorders Clinics, Centers, and Programs nationwide. Our efforts have been recognized by national awards for our work in speech and language development in children.
   We selected childhood language and learning disorders because they affect more children than all other childhood conditions combined. To hear, to speak, to understand - these are the essentials in the development of every young mind. When these essentials are missing in otherwise normal, healthy children, the results are tragic. But today, because of caring Scottish Rite Freemasons, thousands upon thousands of children across the nation are getting help each year. In 1999 and 2000 alone, we aided 85,596 children. For them, the barriers to the gifts of speech and learning are being removed. For us, it is a matter of doing good because that is the right way to live.
   That's the essence of the Scottish Rite, to learn to be better and to do good in the world. It's men just like you and me, Master Masons, who want to learn more about Masonry, find new ways of expressing Masonry in the world, make a difference in the lives of others, and have a great time doing it.
Ill. Donald A. Mahrle, DPM, has been appointed as the Personal Representative to the Sovereign Grand Inspector General for the Orient of Kansas. The appointment was made by Ill. Thomas C. Raum, Jr. 33º, then the Sovereign Grand Inspector General for Kansas, and was effective May 1, 2003. This appointment was kept under the current Sovereign Grand Inspecter General for Kansas, Ill. Hugh W. Gill, III. Brother Mahrle replaces Ill. Jack A. Quinlan 33º. Brother Mahrle was raised a Master Mason in Topeka Lodge #17, Topeka KS. Don became a 32º Mason in the Valley of Topeka on October 29, 1964. He was honored as a K.C.C.H. in November 1975, and made a 33º Honorary on November 19, 1983. Brother Mahrle has worked in 4º, 18º, 20º, and 32º, and co-directed the 20º. He has served the Topeka Valley as Almoner, Membership Committee Chairman, is a Past Venerable Master, a Past Wise Master, a charter member of the Topeka Knights of St. Andrew, member of York Rite Bodies of Topeka, member of St. Augustine Conclave of the Red Cross of Constantine, honored as a member of the Royal Order of Scotland, and also a Past Potentate in 1976 of the Arab Shrine in Topeka. He lives in Topeka with his wife, Arlene.
From Our Personal Representative