February 2023 Message from the Deputy of Oregon

Scottish Rite Brethren,

I am a little late putting out the following information but some discretion was required.

Due to personal family issues, I will be moving from Sunriver to the Washington County/Portland Metro area. I will dearly miss the wonderful people and dramatic scenery of Central Oregon. I hope to complete this transition before Summer 2023.

Several changes have been introduced in the Valleys. In the Salem Valley there have been changes to all the Orient positions. In order to better utilize Valley resources Illustrious Dave Fuller, 33°, will concentrate on managing the Temple and the rental program. He has retired as Personal Representative. In the future he will retain the title of Personal Representative Emeritus. Illustrious Brother Dave has fulfilled many roles in the Salem Valley and has worked tirelessly to guide the valley through difficult times. I was remiss in not providing him the assistance he needed to better lead the Valley.  Going forward Illustrious Greg Jenkins, 33°, is appointed as Personal Representative; Scott Freeman, 32°, K.C.C.H., will assume the duties of General Secretary and Dave Fryday, 32°, K.C.C.H., will assist the Salem Valley as Treasurer.

In the Valley of Klamath Falls, Illustrious Lyle Logan, 33°, has retired as Personal Representative. In the future he will retain the title of Personal Representative Emeritus. John Monfore, 32°, K.C.C.H., is the newly appointed Personal Representative. Frank Drew, 32°, retains the position of General Secretary and Lance Lesueur, 32°, K.C.C.H., retains the position of Treasurer.  Illustrious Brother Lyle will still be called upon to mentor the Valley.

Illustrious Dale Vanderpool, 33°, has retired as the Orient Personal Representative. Illustrious Brother Dale has taken on a more active leadership role on the Board of our Speech and Language Clinics. The Orient Personal Representative position will not be filled at this time.

We are planning to have an Orient Leadership Conference on Saturday, July 15th, 2023, at the Portland Valley Temple. This will be preceded by a meeting of the K.C.C.H. members and 33° members on Friday, July 14th. Details of all meetings will be available soon.

Remember that two signatures are required on all checks. If a Valley has a special circumstance that would warrant a single signature this needs to be approved by the Orient C.F.O.

Please remember to register for Supreme Council’s VMAP.
The Orient has resources to help the Valleys develop a website and a calendar of events.

I strongly recommend that all Valleys participate in the Master Craftsmen Program. Please contact me if you need educational assistance to start the process.

Sincerely & fraternally,
Rick Komraus, 33°
Deputy – Orient of Oregon
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