Welcome To Ventura Valley,

Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite

Latest Newsletter (May 2019)

Latest News From The Valley

Welcome to our newest members, Brothers Javier Hernandez and Robert Sturgeon, who received their 4th, 14th, and 18th Degrees on April 6.  We will be taking them to Long Beach Scottish Rite for their 30th and 32nd Degrees on June 8.

Our next stated meeting will be on Monday, May 13, 2019.  At that time we will have a very special guest speaker.  Illustrious Merrick Hamer, 33rd Degree, will speak on "Polarities of the Holy Saints John" which explains the phenomena of the John the Baptist and John the Evangelist from their astronomical and psychological perspectives, as these would, in subtle ways, influence the mind of the Freemason.  Brother Merrick is an outstanding actor and ritualist as well as being an expert on Western Esoteric Tradition.  In addition to his Masonic activities he has been associated with Rosicrucianism, Hermetic Science, and other esoteric societies.  He is also an accomplished musician and interpreter of classic poetry.  See his BIO for more on this outstanding scholar.  Dinner will be at 6:30 pm.  The menu is Chicken Enchilada Casserole, Mexican Rice, Refried Beans or Black Beans, Mixed Vegetables, and Pound Cake .  The cost is $15 per person or $25 per couple.  Be sure to make your dinner reservations by Thursday, May 9, through Harold Bogner at hbogner@smartsourcellc.com email, or by phone at (805) 218-1648 (leave a message).

The New England Summer Picnic will be held on Saturday, July 29, at Camarillo Grove Park.
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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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