From the Master of Kadosh (August, 2012)

posted May 26, 2015, 3:02 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 26, 2015, 3:02 PM ]
Roger Bibb
An excerpt from our  
Scottish Rite Ritual Monitor and Guide:

STRUCTURE of the SCOTTISH RITE

The Scottish Rite is an Appendant organization which administers a series of thirty-three degrees and bestows certain " Honours." It is active in every American state and enjoys a cooperative relationship with the American Grand Lodges from whom it solicits members. In terms of membership, the Scottish Rite is the most successful Masonic system in the world.
The governing body of the Scottish Rite is the Supreme Council, an autonomous self-perpetuating body consisting of thirty-three officers, known as Sovereign Grand Inspectors General who possess administrative and voting powers not held by other members. Acting as a board of directors, the Supreme Council elects its own members, amends its own statutes and laws, and writes its own rituals. Supreme Councils do not interfere with or meddle in the private affairs or business matters of other Masonic organizations. It is important to bear in mind that although Supreme Councils throughout the world are similiar to each other, they may differ in minor aspects, dependant upon their adopted statutes. 

Fraternally,
Roger Bibb Master of Kadosh