Portland Valley: THE FEAST OF TISHRI

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he Feast Of Tishri is moved to Tuesday October 24th.

At 7:00 pm will be the Opening Ceremony with Dinner and Toasts to follow.

Under the Statutes of the Supreme Council this was considered one of the obligatory observances and sharing of our fraternal spirit.

The history of the “Feast of Tishri” is based upon the Feast of the Tabernacle, “Succos” described in the Old Testament. In the book of Leviticus, Chapter 23, Verse 34 we read, “The Fifteenth Day of this Seventh Month (Tishri) shall be the Feast of the Tabernacles for seven days unto the Lord.” It was at one time considered the greatest festival among the early Hebrews.

In ancient days, the joyous festival was observed by the Israelites in the Palestinian Autumn when they had finished the agricultural toil of the year. They thanked God and praised Him for the abundance stored in barn and bin, and offered prayers to Him and He sent new rains for the coming year.

This is a closed ceremony for Scottish Rite Members.

Dinner will be $15, please RSVP by email to officemanager@portlandsr.com no by no later than 11:00 am Monday the 9th.

 

Portland Valley Stated Meeting and Vote on the Sale of our Building.

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Greetings Brethren,

On Tuesday, October 10th we will be having a Stated Meeting for the Portland Valley.

We will present what we are up against financially and allow our membership to vote on this difficult decision to keep or sell our building.

Dinner will be just $10 and it’s Taco Tuesday.
Please RSVP for dinner by emailing officemanager@portlandsr.com

Schedule
5:30 pm Clark Trust
6:00 pm Dinner
6:30 pm Stated Meeting (All Bodies Short opening)

Important Message from the PR of the Portland Valley Regarding the Sale of our Building

Dear Brothers,

Nearly my entire career as a Scottish Rite Mason in the Portland Valley has been dedicated to keeping our historic building. Believe me when I say that everyone on the Executive Board is equally dedicated and has fought very hard as well. 

Today, I spoke with our S.G.I.G and asked if he would allow me to give the decision regarding the sale of our historic building to the membership and he has graciously allowed me as the PR of the Portland Valley to make that decision. 

On Tuesday we will present what we are up against financially and allow our membership to vote on this difficult decision to keep or sale our building. 

Let me state that regardless of how the vote on Tuesday goes, I am dedicated to serving our membership to the best of my ability and in whatever capacity I’m allowed to do so. I have never forgotten that I work for you my brothers and I know that you put a great deal of trust in me and the Portland Valley leadership to ensure that we are here for many years to come.  

I would like to give great thanks to our S.G.I.G. and the Executive Board for all of their hard work and support on this issue. They have all worked tirelessly and had a lot of sleepless nights regarding this issue and they deserve our gratitude for their efforts.

I look forward to seeing all Portland Valley Scottish Rite members on Tuesday for this historic vote.

Spes mea in Deo est
Larry Roberts 
32° KCCH
Personal Representative Portland Valley Scottish Rite

The Oregon Scottish Rite Speech and Language Charity

We learn, beginning in our Blue Lodges, that charity along with making good men better are among the primary foundation stones of being a Mason. As Scottish Rite brothers we build on that foundation, and in Oregon one of the cornerstones of charity is the Oregon Scottish Rite Speech and Language Charity.

The mission of your Oregon Scottish Rite Speech and Language Charity is providing financial assistance to our Universities and other institutions that help young Oregon children who have a verity of communication needs.

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During this past summer, your Oregon Scottish Rite Speech and Language Charity provided funding for more than 350 children to attend special camps where masters-level students, studying to become SLP’s (Speech Language Pathologists), acted as camp counselors. The SLP students gained hands-on experience assisting children afflicted with Autism, Apraxia (speech sound disorders), dyslexia, Cerebral Palsy who were non-verbal, and who had expressive and receptive disorders.

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The Speech and Language Charity seeks out opportunities to provide service to children statewide. A recently funded research project at Portland State University was a Distance Learning or Telecommunications program. This program successfully provided therapy to young children with stuttering issues in a number of areas around Oregon (See attached map).

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The Oregon Scottish Rite Speech and Language Charity is working diligently to increase service to Oregon children who struggle with communication and are now reaching more children than ever before in its long history. This holiday season, remember that the Oregon Scottish Rite Speech and Language Charity is a 501(c)3 and all donations are tax deductible and welcome.

In Brotherhood,
Bill Anton 33°
President

Portland Valley RITE NIGHT Guest Speaker: “The Dollar”.

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Tuesday October 3th, at 7 pm the Rite Night Guest Speaker will be Brother Craig Wilcox, 32°. Brother Craig’s talk will be “The Dollar”, he will be discussing the symbols, faith based systems and their failures, the way it controls populations and the ways it liberated them. What is a faith based currency and can their truly be an alternative to the dollar. This is definitely one not to miss!

Schedule
5:30 Social & Body Head Meeting
6:30 Dinner
7:00 Presentation

Visiting Scottish Rite members welcome. Dinner is just $15. Please RSVP for dinner by 11am Monday the 2nd at officemanager@portlandsr.com

Portland Valley 17th° Conferral

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Tuesday the 19th of September, at 7:30 pm, the Portland Valley Scottish Rite will confer the 17th Degree of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America, “Knight of the East & West”.

All Scottish Rite Members of the 16th° or higher are welcome to attend. Visiting Brethren will need current dues card showing membership in the Scottish Rite. Attendance is exclusively for members of the Scottish Rite, as with all of our events, this is not open to the public.

The Duties of the 17th Degree are; “To work, to reflect and to pray. To hope, to trust and to believe. To teach the truths that are hidden in allegories and concealed by the symbols in Freemasonry.” The Lesson of the degree teaches; “An army of martyrs have offered up their lives to prove their faith or benefit mankind.”

Schedule
6:00 pm Body Head Meeting
7:00 pm Dinner [Bratwurst & sauerkraut]
7:30 pm Scottish Rite University Intro
7:45 pm Degree
After the degree there will be a cast party and Social in the Members Lounge.

Confirmations on Facebook of attendance will not be counted for dinner. Please RSVP by email to officemanager@portlandsr.com for dinner reservations by no later than 11:00 am on the Monday before the event. Any requests that come in after the cut off will go on the standby list.

September State of the Rite Table Lodge at the Portland Valley

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Greetings Brethren,

On Tuesday, September 12th we will be having the State of The Rite Meeting for the Portland Valley done as a Table Lodge.

We will have short reports by various officers on the status of projects in the works as well as discussing logistics of the upcoming Degrees and Honors Ceremonies.

*Body Heads will talk about their body’s have coming up in the future
*VMAP Report (Specifically the clubs)
*Our Passport mentorship program

Dinner will be just $10 and it’s Taco Tuesday!
Please RSVP for dinner by emailing officemanager@portlandsr.com

Schedule
5:30 pm Clark Trust
6:00 pm Social
7:00 pm Table Lodge Meeting (Kadosh Full, all other Bodies Short opening)
8:00 KSA Stated
Refreshments to follow.