33RD DEGREE RECIPIENTS
Sovereign Grand Inspectors-General, 33° and Honorary Members of the Supreme Council The Deputy for the State of Wisconsin selects, and the Supreme Council of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction confers the 33° only on a limited number of 32° Scottish Rite Masons who have performed outstanding service within Scottish Rite or the Masonic fraternity, or who have given exceptional service in some other field of endeavor.
These men wear the White Cap which distinguishes them as Sovereign Grand Inspectors – General, 33° and Honorary Members of the Supreme Council.
In the Valley of Green Bay, portraits of those who have been coroneted as 33° Masons hang on the wall in the main lobby of the NEW Masonic Center.
“The Thirty-third Degree confers on those Freemasons who are legitimately invested with it, the quality, title, privilege, and authority of Sovereign, Supremorum, Grand Inspectors-General of the Order. The peculiar duty of their mission is to teach and enlighten the Brethren; to preserve charity, union, and fraternal love among them; to maintain regularity in the works of each Degree, and to take care that it is preserved by others; to cause the dogmas, doctrines, institutes, constitutions, statutes, and regulations of the Order to be reverently regarded, and to preserve and defend them on every occasion; and, finally, everywhere to occupy themselves in works of peace and mercy.”**
** From the Latin Constitutions of 1786 Articles I and II, the Thirty-third and Last Degree. The Protector and Conservator of the Order.