Oregon Scottish Rite has funded several summer programs (camps) for Speech and Language children at the University of Oregon. If you would enjoy seeing how your investment is being used please contact for a visit.
Andrea Olson, Associate Director of Stewardship
President Oregon Scottish Rite Speech & Language Charity
Portland Valley Scottish Rite will be dark in June, July and August. We will be returning on September 4th with a celebration to honor our Grand Master. Please add it to your calendar.
Will however, will likely be having a few educational classes which we will announce here on the blog so stay tuned.
Have a fantastic summer brothers and I look forward to seeing you all in September.
Spes mea in Deo est
Larry Roberts 32° KCCH
Portland Valley Scottish Rite
On May 24th the Oregon Scottish Rite and Portland State University will host the opening of the Oregon Scottish Rite Speech & Language Clinic. Come take a tour of the Clinic, enjoy light hors d’oeuvres, beer, wine and learn how the Oregon Scottish Rite Charity has made this possible.
The clinic will provide speech and language assistance to hundreds of children every year, plus help to train new Speech Language Pathologists, and conduct research on new methodologies of treatment. This partnership is a first in Oregon and perhaps in the nation.
The Oregon Scottish Rite of Freemasonry Speech & Language Clinic will serve all of Oregon and we can all point with pride to this impactful accomplishment.
The celebration is May 24th, from 4 – 7 pm at the University Center Building, 4th Floor. The University Center Building is located at 527 SW Hall St., Portland, 97201.
You must RSVP to Toni Loveland 503 752-3070 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Parking is free just bring a copy of your invitation or print the one accompanying this correspondence. When you leave the event, print #21306 on the invitation and present it to the attendant. If the parking structure is full you will be directed to another lot. Take a ticket as you enter and when you depart, write #21306 on it and give it to the attendant.
This is a special one time event don’t miss it. Join your brothers; bring a friend or significant other. Be sure to RSVP.
Bill Anton 33°
Oregon Orient Speech & Language Charity
Your Scottish Rite Speech & Language Charity invites you to the opening and dedication of “Oregon Scottish Rite of Free Masonry Speech & Language Clinic”, in partnership with Portland State University.
This clinic will provide services to over 2,000 young children each year and is in the process of developing a tele-therapy program, which will bring help to children in cities throughout the state.
It has taken the Scottish Rite Speech & Language Charity board several years of hard work to create the opportunity for funding and details necessary for the establishment of this working partnership between the University and Scottish Rite.
Come join us in celebrating this auspicious event and remember if someone asks you what does Scottish Rite do? You can point with pride to how we provide free help to children with communication issues at the Scottish Rite of Free Masonry Speech & Language Clinic at Portland State University.
Rite Movie Night!
Tuesday, May 15th at 7:00 pm the Portland Valley Scottish Rite will have a movie night in the Ballroom.
The feature for the evening will be the full length documentary film 33 & Beyond: The Royal Art of Freemasonry.
In 2010, Writer and Director Johnny Royal, embarked on a 7 year journey to document and tell the story of American Freemasonry. Inspired by his own progression through the degrees of Master Mason, Knight Templar, and the 32nd Degree of the Scottish Rite, Royal gathered over 140 hours of footage consisting of interviews with prominent Freemasons, and never before seen footage from the insider’s perspective.
This is an excellent new film produced by an amazing young Brother including interviews with some of the current great minds in the Craft; it is certainly not to be missed.
Doors open at 6:00 pm for a social.
The feature will start at 7:00 pm and the run time is 2 hours and 11 minutes. .
This event is open to all Masons and their Families and Friends. As with all our events this is not open to the general public.
NOTE: There will be snacks but no meal for this event; make sure you dine before arrival. Dress is casual.
You are hereby and herewith given notice that the Portland Valley will be having our Annual Election of Officers at 7:00 o’clock pm on Tuesday May 1st, 2018.
All Members are requested to attend to determine the Leadership of the Valley for the ensuing Scottish Rite Masonic year.
The Bodies will be opening in short form for the purposes of holding elections for all the elected offices of each of the four Bodies followed by the joint Installation Ceremony for all four Bodies.
It is requested that all individuals running for election have their selections for their appointed officer lines available to present in advance, assuming the outcome of the elections will be in their favor.
To that end the Sovereign Grand Inspector General in Oregon, Illustrious Brother Gary W. Kuney, 33° Active, has issued the following edict regarding the process to be eligible to run for election to an Elected Office in the Portland Valley;
Subject: Election of Officers
March 10, 2018
Effective Date: March 12, 2018
Ordered by: Ill. Brother Gary Kuney, S.G.I.G. in Oregon.
All Brothers who wish to run for an elected office in the Portland Valley’s annual elections, must turn in a resume to the Sovereign Grand Inspector General, or Deputy of the Supreme Council in Oregon, two weeks prior to the election. This includes any officers nominated from the floor. The Sovereign Grand Inspector General or Deputy of the Supreme Council in Oregon must give his approval before a Brother can be eligible to run for office.
Every Brother who submits a resume will be notified by the Sovereign Grand Inspector General or Deputy of the Supreme Council, or the Personal Representative to the Portland Valley, if they are eligible to run for an office.
Ill. Gary W. Kuney, 33º
S.G.I.G. in Oregon
Grand Chamberlain of Supreme Council
Original Edict at: http://portlandscottishrite.org/assets/imagelib/SGIG.pdf
6:30 pm Dinner [Taco Tuesday]
7:00 pm Election [Ballroom]
7:30 pm Installation of Officers [YTBD]
Following the Meetings there will be a Social in the Membership Lounge.
All Scottish Rite members are welcome to attend, as with all our events this is not open to the public. Please contact email@example.com or call the Valley office to RSVP for dinner.