Welcome To Ventura Valley,

Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite


Latest Newsletter (Jan 2018)

Latest News From The Valley


On January 8, 2018, we held our annual Installation of Officers.  Congratulations to our new heads of the bodies:  Venerable Master Ryan Phillips, Wise Master Steven Goad, Commander of the Council James Craig, and Master of Kadosh Roy Price.

Our next stated meeting will be on February 12th.  Program is to be announced.  Dinner will be at 6:30 pm.  The menu will feature meat lasagna.  The price is $15 for individuals or $25 for couples.  Be sure to make your reservations by Thursday, February 8th, 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 9 remaining stated meeting dinners plus the Remembrance and Renewal dinner, for $140, or $240 for couples. 

Hope to see everyone there.

Check out the new pictures of the New England Summer Picnic and the spring Cap and Ring Ceremony, under Pictures at your left.  These sets of pictures use thumbnails and also contain some videos.  Let us know if you prefer this format over the older ones.

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."

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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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