Welcome To Ventura Valley,

Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite

Latest Newsletter (Sep 2022)

Latest News From The Valley   

Friendly LobsterThe New England Summer Picnic is now history.  We had a very fine turnout and everybody seemed to have a great time.  A big thank-you to everyone who worked to make this event successful, and to all of our many supporters.  See Pictures

We regret to report that Sir Knight Jim Daniels has passed from this earthly realm.  Jim had a great influence on our Valley and on our community.  There will be a service for Jim on Thursday, August 4, 2022, at First Presbyterian Church of Oxnard, 850 Ivywood Drive, Oxnard.  Viewing will be at 10:00 am and the service will be at 11:00 am.  This will be followed by a graveside service and reception at Conejo Mountain Memorial Park, 2052 Howard Rd in Camarillo at 1:00 pm.

Jim's obituary can be read in the Ventura County Star.

We are DARK for the month of August.  Our next stated meeting will be on September 12th.

Please start thinking about potential candidates for our Fall Class.


Grand Commander's Statement on Grand Lodges
Grand Commander's Statement on Visitation
Memorial Service for James Craig

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
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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