Sanhedrin is defined as “Sitting together” or “Assembly” or “Council” and was founded in 1927 as the only service organization in the Valley of Austin. In the 1920s and 30s they commanded a membership of over 100. During this period, the Valley did not have a General Secretary and the Sanhedrin was responsible for everything – operations, the kitchen and the theatre.
Members of Sanhedrin work behind the scenes during reunions to provide sound, smooth state transitions, dramatic lighting and costuming the hundreds of characters who make up in the 29 degrees. These same services are provided on an ongoing basis for all Scottish Rite functions such as Stated Meetings and special Masonic events.
Sanhedrin members are an integral part in making our Austin Scottish Rite the best it can be. To obtain a petition, please visit any member of the state or lighting crew and they will be happy to assist you.