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Thursday, April 16, 2015

First African American to Be Elected President of the Scottish Rite Class in the Orient of Maryland

Medgar Reid, Scottish Rite

Illustrious Marlin L. Mills, 33° – Sovereign Grand Inspector General in Maryland (on the left in the purple cap); The Honorable Noble Sir Rev. Medgar L. Reid, ACIS, CCIF, DD (in the middle) and Illustrious Kenneth S. Wyvill, Jr., 33° – Most Worshipful Grand Master; Grand Lodge of Maryland AF&AM (On the right in the red cap)

Baltimore, MD — The Honorable Noble Sir Rev. Medgar L. Reid, ACIS, CCIF, DD, Chaplain for The Elite Provost Guard of The Boumi Temple Shriners International has been elected President of the Scottish Rite Class in The Orient of Maryland in Spring 2015; He is Maryland’s first African-American to do this.

The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Maryland, The Scottish Rite Masonry, The York Rite and The Boumi Temple Shrine were formed in 1787, chartered in 1879, established in 1829 and founded in 1884, respectively (Prince Hall F&AM 1947 & Hiram AF&AM 1924).

When Sovereign Grand Inspector General Marlin Mills, 33° came into office for The Orient of Maryland he promised “New and exciting things for The Scottish Rite in Maryland” and that “the Master Craftsman program is not the Old School.”

Rev. Medgar L. Reid considers it a blessing to have “the privilege and responsibility to belong to a club of extraordinary men (along with their wives & girlfriends) called to lead with like desires, to foster social programs and be a part of a learned society, a social fraternity and an advancement organization of quite power and influence which promotes and advocates excellence in the liberal arts and sciences in 221 countries, nations and territories around the globe.” Some estimate there are approximately 6 million Freemasons in the world and about 550,000 of those are Scottish Rite Masons and a number of Shrine Masons.

Rev. Medgar L. Reid currently serves as Director of Spiritual Care Services at Keswick Multicare Center, Spiritual Servant-Leader of RMCM-Open Secret CC Movement and a consultant to a network of businesses with a global footprint throughout 212 countries in a $20 trillion industry, according to the February 13th, 2013 edition of The Economist Magazine. As a service-connected disabled Marine veteran, he has served on many boards, committees, commissions and held leadership positions in local, state and federal government and in the international, private and non-profit business sectors.

Rev. Medgar L. Reid and his wife, Dr. Stephanie E. Reid, on Thursday May 14, 2015 from 6:00 PM to 9:00 PM, will hold a celebration at Your Healing Place 100 Owings Court Suite #9 Reisterstown, MD 21136 to celebrate “Maryland’s First”. RSVP to SRA Affiliates at 866-639-9175 or Private99@hush.com.

Megan Reid