In the 1980s, there was a contingent of members that belonged to the Scottish Rite. Many of these began meeting with the Llano County Scottish Rite Club in Kingsland, when it was chartered in 1978. Finally there was enough interest for a club in San Saba. On 5 May 1982, under the leadership of Earnest S. Jones, the San Saba Scottish Rite Club was chartered. Just like the Order of Eastern Star, the Scottish Rite Masons would contribute to the charities and support of the lodge. Over the many years, other appendant bodies had come and gone, but these two groups survived to support the lodge to this day.
In 1988, under the leadership of Grand Master Graham Childress, a new Grand Lodge award was designed for academic success in public schools. This was the Mirabeau B. Lamar Award. Immediately San Saba Lodge began a tradition of presenting this award to a college bound senior from Cherokee and San Saba high schools at commencement exercises. Along with each award came a cash scholarship, which today is $1,000. In 1991, the lodge expanded the award to include a retiring teacher or educator from each school. In that same year the lodge, OES and Scottish Rite also began to host the senior class from each school for a "Senior's Banquet." It is held in May each year, in which all four recipients are presented the medal. The Lamar Medal program is supported by fund-raisers consisting of bake sale, fish fries and barbecue dinners on the courthouse square. This is the most single important charitable activity sponsored by the lodge and supported by the OES and Scottish Rite Club