Welcome To Ventura Valley,

Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite

Latest Newsletter (May 2018)

Latest News From The Valley

Our next stated meeting will be on Monday, June 11th.  Our speaker will be Dr. John Slifko, who recently affiliated with our Valley, who will speak on Learning and Education in Freemasonry after UCLA(?).  John is a historian who has been associated with Professor Margaret Jacob's studies of Freemasonry at UCLA.  Her retirement has resulted in uncertainty in the program and future efforts for Masonic Education in the academic world, and John will discuss the options being considered.  The dinner menu is Broiled Montreal Steak, garlic potatoes, peas and carrots, bread, and brownies.  The price is $15 for individuals or $25 for couples.  Be sure to make your reservations by Thursday, June 7th, through Harold Bogner at hbogner@smartsourcellc.com email, or by phone at (805) 218-1648 (leave a message).  Or you may purchase an annual standing reservation, which includes the 5 remaining stated meeting dinners, for $75, or $125 for couples. 

Our Spring Class began on April 21
with our portrayal the 4th, 14th, and 18th Degrees.  We welcomed seven new members into our ranks.  Five of them received the rest of their degrees in Pasadena on May 19.  The two  others will receive theirs at the Orient-wide Reunion June 29 - July 1 in Oakland.  Others who are interested in attending the event in Oakland, where all 29 Scottish Rite degrees will be portrayed, should contact the officers.  Our Valley will be portraying the 18th Degree in Oakland.

Tickets have been distributed for the New England Summer Picnic, which will be on July 7th this year, again at the Camarillo Grove Park.  For more information please click here

Mission Statement

It is the mission of the Ventura Valley of the Scottish Rite of Freemasonry to improve its members and enhance our community by teaching and emulating the principles of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth while actively embracing high social, moral, and spiritual values including fellowship, compassion, and dedication to God, family and country.

We achieve this mission by providing further enlightenment to our members through educational opportunities, our philanthropic efforts, and our involvement with the brethren of our Masonic lodges.

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The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry is commonly known as the Scottish Rite. It is one of several appendant groups of the worldwide fraternity known as Freemasonry. Each Valley has up to four Scottish Rite bodies, and each body confers a set of degrees. In the Southern Jurisdiction these are the Lodge of Perfection (4° - 14°), Chapter of Rose Croix (15°-18°), Council of Kadosh (19°-30°), and the Consistory (31°-32°). The Supreme Council confers the 33rd Degree of Sovereign Grand Inspector General.

The Scottish Rite is one of the two major branches of higher-degree Freemasonry in which a Master Mason may proceed after he has completed the three degrees of Symbolic or Blue Lodge Masonry. The other branch is known as the York Rite, consisting of Royal Arch Masons, Royal and Select Masters and the Knights Templar.

The Scottish Rite Creed - "Human progress is our cause, liberty of thought our supreme wish, freedom of conscience our mission, and the guarantee of equal rights to all people everywhere our ultimate goal."


Contact Valley of Ventura Scottish Rite

Oxnard Masonic Center
341 S. K Street
Oxnard, California

Secretary's Office
Newsletters and Correspondence
W. Andrew "Andy" Little, 33°
487 Appletree Avenue
Camarillo California 93012-5148
Tel: (805) 415-3776
Or (805) 484-5222
Fax: (253) 276-4055
Email: vcscottishrite@gmail.com

Stated Meeting

Second Monday of Each Month 
(except July and August)
5:30 P.M., Social Hour
6:30 P.M., Dinner
7:15 P.M., Program
8:00 P.M., Stated Meeting

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