Behle-Simons Council № 544

Allied Masonic Degrees

Constituted January 16th, 2014 -- Salt Lake City, Utah

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What are the Allied Masonic Degrees.

From the Grand Council of Allied Masonic Degrees of th United States of America

The Allied Masonic Degrees are detached degrees some of which, many years ago, were conferred under Craft warrants and formed part of the then loosely governed Freemasonry of the period. Many of these detached degrees became dormant in some places, although in others they were conferred as side degrees. In time, the better of these degrees were grouped together in an organized body under the title of the Allied Masonic Degrees. The degrees comprising the system in our jurisdiction in the USA are the Royal Ark Mariner, Secret Monitor, Knight of Constantinople, Saint Lawrence the Martyr, Architect, Grand Architect, Superintendent, Grand Tyler of Solomon, Master of Tyre, Excellent Master, Installed Sovereign Master, Installed Commander Noah, Red Branch of Eri, and Ye Antient and Olde Order of Corks. In addition, other dormant degrees may be added if the Grand Council decides to append them to the system. These degrees are conferred in the United States in Councils, chartered by the Grand Council of the AMD. Each Council is limited to twenty-seven members, with two exceptions. One of these exceptions is known as the Council of the Nine Muse #13 and it is limited to nine members. The other exception is Grand Master's Council, A which has what is known as a "roving Charter". The purpose of the latter Council is to provide a place of membership in the Allied Masonic Degrees for brethren residing in localities where Councils have not been organized. Membership in this Council, as well as every other Council of the Allied Masonic Degrees is by invitation only, and is predicated on membership in a Chapter of Royal Arch Masons. In addition to perpetuating these degrees, there is another and equally important purpose to the AMD. It brings together in small groups Freemasons who are interested in the advancement of all branches of Masonry, preparing themselves to better serve the Craft through the medium of study and research. By limiting the membership in a Council and acquiring members only by invitation, the result is a congenial group able to enjoy full fellowship when meeting together. Wherever there is an active Council of the Allied Masonic Degrees, it exerts an influence for the betterment of Freemasonry in all of the Masonic bodies of the area. There is no intent on the part of the Allied Masonic Degrees to detract from any organized and established body of Masonry. On the contrary, you will find our members active beyond the average in all local Masonic bodies. The real purpose of AMD is to stimulate interest in Freemasonry in general and bring together in small groups those who are interested in the study of Masonic subjects.


All Degrees currently worked.


A historical sketch of the AMD.


How it all comes together.


We are an invitational Masonic body.


Our Bylaws


The various jewels of the AMD


Behle-Simons Council Meets on the 3rd Thursday of January, April, July and October.
Visitors are encouraged to contact us prior to meetings.

Stated Meeting

Salt Lake Masonic Temple
Thursday January 19th - 7:00 PM


Stated Meeting

Salt Lake Masonic Temple
Thursday April 27th - 6:30 PM


Stated & Dinner

Alta Club
Thursday July 20th - 6:00 PM


Annual Meeting & Elections

Salt Lake Masonic Temple
Thursday October 27th - 6:00 PM


2016-2017 Officers

Sovereign Master

John C. Liley Jr

Senior Warden

Allen W. Record

Junior Warden

Jason Allred

Senior Deacon

Lon E. Tibbitts

Junior Deacon

Robert W. Wolfarth


Robert Bennett


Reed B. Fanning


Douglas J. Backes


Glen A. Cook, KCRBE

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