In 2013, we will be celebrating the 200 years as the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction of Scottish Rite within the United States. · The official celebration period is from August 5, 2012 thru December 31, 2013. · It is the desire of the 200th Anniversary Committee to see that all Valleys celebrate the 200th Anniversary in a manner appropriate for their Valley. There will be no single event or Anniversary Class for the jurisdiction, yet there will be many ways in which each State and Valley may join in the jurisdiction wide celebration. · For all new initiates, there will be a special 200th Anniversary pocket jewel to be given to all candidates receiving the 32° in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction in the period from Jan. 1, 2012 thru Dec. 31, 2013. Extra pocket jewels will be available this summer to any member at a cost of $25. each.