Welcome To Ventura Valley,

Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite

Latest Newsletter (January 2019)

Latest News From The Valley

On January 14, 2019, we will hold our annual Installation of Officers.  Brother Steven Goad will be installed as Venerable Master, Brother Ryan Phillips as Wise Master, Brother Roy Price as Commander, and Sir Knight James Craig as Master of Kadosh.  Dinner will be at 6:30 pm.  The menu is Lumpia, Pancit, Fried Rice, Adobo, Dinner Rolls, Salad, and Desert.  The cost is $15 per person.  This is a special dinner, not part of our Annual Standing Reservation.  Be sure to make your dinner reservations by Thursday, January 10th, through Harold Bogner at hbogner@smartsourcellc.com email, or by phone at (805) 218-1648 (leave a message).

Speaking of the Annual Dinner Reservation, you may buy one for the advanced fee of $140 per person or $240 for couples, by January 31st.  It includes 10 dinners:  9 stated meeting dinners and the Remembrance and Renewal dinner.  (It does NOT include the Installation dinner or any other special dinners we may have.)  This relieves you of the task of making monthly reservations.

We are in the final stages of planning our schedule for next year.  The proposed schedule is listed in the January newsletter (see link above).  One change:  the first part of our Spring Class will be on Saturday, April 6 (note date change!).

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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