Welcome To Ventura Valley,

Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite

Latest Newsletter (May 2017)

Latest News From The Valley

Our next stated meeting will be on Monday, June 12, at which time we will have a Cap and Ring Ceremony for our newest members: Michael Anatole, Ben Bengtsson, Erik Cortez, and Roy Price.  Plan to come out and welcome them to our Valley.  Dinner will be at 6:30 PM and will feature Broiled Montreal Steak, Garlic Potatoes, Peas and Carrots, and Brownies.   Cost is $15 per individual or $25 for couples. Reservations are due by June 8th (or $20 per person with late reservations, but NO reservations will be accepted after June 11th).  If you will be joining us for dinner you need to make your reservations with Sir Knight Harold Bogner, by clicking on Dinner Reservations or by phone at (805) 218-1648.  Hope to see everyone there.

On May 20 we took our newest members of Pasadena Scottish Rite to receive their 30th and 32nd Degrees.

The New England Summer Picnic is coming up Saturday, July 29.  As last year the event will be at Camarillo Grove Park, 6968 E. Camarillo Springs Road.  Cost is again $40 for 1 1/2 lb. Maine Lobster, or $30 for 1 lb. New York Steak, both with corn on the cob, coleslaw, garlic bread, mussels (if available) and drinks.  The event includes a raffle, bake sale, and entertainment.  All profits go to the Santa Barbara Scottish Rite Childhood Languages Center.  Tickets are available from Earl Williams, (626) 367-7954, or by mail at 711 Nile River Dr., Oxnard, CA  93036.  Cutoff dates for tickets is July 21.  Please help by selling tickets and attending with your friends.  Click for more information.

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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