What is RARA?

Royal Arch Research Assistance (R.A.R.A.) is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt foundation incorporated in the State of Kentucky in 1974. The purpose of the organization is to research and promote solutions to Central Auditory Processing Disorder or CAPD.

It is governed by a Board of Directors who are all Royal Arch Masons. The General Grand High Priest is the President. The Board Secretary receives all contributions, keeps records, and sends out receipts, certificates, and awards.

Each works with the R.A.R.A. Representatives and the Ambassadors for each state, together with the Regional Deputy General Grand High Priest to coordinate Chapter. In this way, the Grand Chapters in their Regions will be encouraged to participate publicly to demonstrate our community involvement. Through greater visibility to the public, the hope is to generate a greater commitment to this endeavor and promote Royal Arch Masonry.

There are three Regional Coordinators to provide public relations and fundraising assistance under the direction of the Executive Director.

The R.A.R.A. Board of Directors is committed to identifying and supporting those scientists who are searching for treatment regimens and eventually a cure for CAPD.

RARA Director

RARA Executive Director

Jason Miller

Contact me for more information or to find out how you can help. October 1-December 7 is my busiest time of year for work, so there may be a delay in my response during that time.

Call me: (815) 302-3217
Email me: rara@indianaroyalarchmasons.org

Do you know someone who:

  • Has Auditory Processing Disorder?
  • Is Autistic?
  • Has RETT Syndrome?
  • Has Asburgers Syndrome?
  • Is Diagnosed with ADHD or ADD?


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RARA Donation Award Levels

Red Certificate

One Time Donation of $100.00 or more

Silver Certificate

One Time Donation of $250.00 or more !!!
If not indicated, no certificate or Pin will be sent!!!

Gold Certificate

One Time Donation of $500.00 or more

100% Certificate

One Time Donation of at least $5.00 per member

Gift for a Gift Music CD

One Time Donation of $500.00
"Music recordings to use with each specific degree for Blue Lodge, Chapter, Council, Commandery"

Keystone Bronze Pin

One Time Donation of $100.00

Keystone Silver Pin

One Time Donation of $300.00

Keystone Gold Pin

One Time Donation of $500.00

RARA Diamond Pin

Donation of $1,000.00 which can be cumulative during the CURRENT TRIENNIAL

Keystone Badge

Donation of $2,500.00 which can be cumulative during the CURRENT TRIENNIAL

RARA Badge

Donation of $5,000.00 which can be cumulative during the CURRENT TRIENNIAL


Donation of $15,000.00 which can be cumulative during the CURRENT Triennial


Donation of $50,000.00 which can be cumulative during the CURRENT TRIENNIAL

Board of Directors

Royal Arch Research Assistance


James H. Hodge (Darlene)
201 South 22nd Street
Richmond, IN 47374-5757
(765) 967-3400 Cell
(765) 967-4390 Home

1st Vice President

Steven G. Tiner (Teressa)
521 West Senic Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72118
(501) 590-6128 Home
(501) 753-7347 Work
(501) 766-2393 Cell

2nd Vice President

Teko A. Foly (Josephene)
8500 Caswell Place
New Carrolton, MD 20784
(240) 305-9255 Cell


Larry E. Gray (Rita)
P.O. Box 128
Greenfield, IN 46140
(317) 467-3600 Office
(317) 431-4131 Cell


J. William “Bill” Riggs (Willetta)
1044 Eagle Pass Rd.
Bardstown, KY 40004 9151
(502) 432-5443 Cell
(502) 348-2469 Home

Board Member

Bryce B. Hildreth
4811 NE Delaware Ave
Ankeny, IA 50021-7424
(515) 964-4934 Home
(515) 360-3878 Cell

Board Member

C. David Williams, III (none)
702 N Bluff
Anthony, KS 67003
(620) 842-5916 Home

Interim Exec. Director

Bob Bean
Florence, SC
(843) 662-1643

Gift for A Gift

Written by James Hodge, President, General Grand High Priest on .

Frequently we are overwhelmed with requests for contributions for one good cause or another. Many are worthwhile and important and most are worthy of our contribution; however, now we have the opportunity to receive something to benefit our Masonic bodies directly in return. No, not lapel pins, address labels, calendars, pens, or other unsolicited items that may or may not be needed, but something truly useful to your Lodge, Chapter, Council or Commandery!

The Board of Directors of ROYAL ARCH RESEARCH ASSISTANCE has introduced the Gift for a Gift program. Through the generous contribution of Companion Steven Monrotus, Past Grand High Priest of Missouri, a renowned organist in his own right, three excellent musical discs are now available for a special contribution of only $150. Each of these discs has been provided with, and includes, appropriate music for many Masonic ceremonial occasions. There are patriotic tunes as well as music for the opening, and closing of a Masonic body. There are incidental tunes and processionals to include hymns and other appropriate tunes.

The Masonic Fraternity has been blessed with many great composers and many great musical pieces which have added so much over the years to all of our ritualistic work. Few Lodges or other Masonic groups, however, retain individuals or working instruments able to reproduce these desired sounds to accompany our beloved degree work. Although there are numerous musical discs, or discs sets available with the appropriate music recorded on them, they are not arranged in a convenient manner nor are they timed to fit the lengths available to match our ritual. All recordings on these discs are of short duration (maximum 2:00 minutes) so as to be able to comfortably apply them to the ceremony being presented. An enclosed set of notes serves as a guide for use of these individual tracks.

We offer this to you and we ask you to consider making these CD's available as a gift to your Lodge, your Chapter, your Council or your Commandery or other Masonic group by a contribution to Royal Arch Research Assistance for this great Masonic working tool. We all know how much music adds to our ceremonies and this is your opportunity to step forward and make a difference in the ritualistic ceremony with one or more of these special Masonic music gifts. Here is a way you can leave your legacy to so many with your generosity by participating in the new Gift for a Gift program for Royal Arch Research Assistance.

Thank you your tax deductible contribution to Royal Arch Research Assistance and for your continued support of research in Central Auditory Processing Disorders.