The roll of the workmen has been called, and Bro. Harlan Scott, 32° KCCH, has not answered to his name


My Brethren,
The roll of the workmen has been called, and one Master Mason, Brother Harlan Scott, 32° KCCH, has not answered to his name.
He has laid down the working tools of the Craft and with them he has left that mortal part for which he no longer has use and traveled to that undiscovered country from whose bourne no traveler returns.

Honorable Brother Harlan George Scott, 32°, K.C.C.H., born November 26, 1923, in Kansas City Missouri, he died August 7, 2018 in Portland Oregon.
Br. Knight Commander Scott was an English teacher, 44 year member of the Portland Valley Scottish Rite of Freemasonry and member and Past Master of Lents Lodge No. 156 and member of Al Kader Shrine.

His service was held on Sept. 15th, 2018, at Advantage Funeral Home. Worshipful Brother Roger Rees, 32°,Past Master of Lents Lodge No. 156 A.F.&A.M. conducted the Masonic service.…/obituary.aspx…

Medford Valley Installation of Officers

FullSizeRender[2]Installation of our Officers at the September Stated Meeting held on 9-10-2018.

The Medford Valley installed a number of new officers at our September Stated Meeting.

Our Valley has taken the opportunity during the summer dark months to restructure and re-organized our Valley’s management structure.  The new officers are looking forward to becoming involved and active as we finish out the remaining 2018 year.

Welcome our new Officers:

  • General Secretary – Ed Davis, 32*
  • Treasurer – Don Wetzel, 32*
  • Wise Master Rose Croix – Chuck Fustish – 32* KSA
  • Almoner – Mike Harder, 32* KSA
  • Chaplain – John Lohrfink, 32* KSA
  • Senior Warden LOP – Tom Noskoff, 32* KSA
  • Senior Warden Rose Croix – Jim Pringle, 32*
  • 1st LT. Commander Council of Kadosh – Howard Leachman, 32*
  • Prior – Consistory – Harry Baker, 32* KCCH


Portland Valley will be Conferring the 25th Degree


Tuesday the 18th of September, at 7:30 o’clock pm, the Portland Valley Scottish Rite will confer the 25th Degree of the Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry of the Southern Jurisdiction of the United States of America, “Knight of the Brazen Serpent”.

All Scottish Rite Members of the 24th° 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 Degree are; “Fulfill your destiny and re-create yourself by reformation, repentance and enlarging your knowledge.”

The Lessons of the Degree are; “Man is composed of flesh, the soul and intellect. Man is a reflection of the Divine. Do not weary God with petitions.”

6:30 pm Dinner [Swedish Meatballs]
7:15 pm Scottish Rite University Intro
7:30 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 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.

Finance part 2: Budgeting for Nonprofits


Tuesday August 28th at 6:00 pm the Portland Valley Scottish Rite will continue our series of Leadership Classes with Finance No. 2: Creation of a Budget for a Masonic Non-profit Organizations, presented by RWBr. Paul Temple, Portland Valley Treasurer.

This class will address how to create a yearly budget to manage for the financial needs of a non-profit organization, specifically the Portland Valley Scottish Rite. 

The following months will include different subjects on leadership from various presenters so stay tuned to find out more.

Visiting Scottish Rite members welcome; as with all our events this is not open to the general public.

Portland Valley KSA Presents the Simpsons



Greetings Brethren of the Royal Secret!

The Portland Knights of St. Andrew cordially invites all Scottish Rite members to join us on Tuesday, August 21st for The Simpsons Night, a casual, fun filled evening where we will be screening five of our favorite Simpsons episodes. This is an informal, free event in our Ballroom and we will have beverages and snacks on hand for a $5 donation.

A little about the show… The Simpsons is an animated television sitcom created by Portland native Matt Groening. It is a satirical depiction of a middle class American lifestyle and lampoons American culture, society, and television, as well as many aspects of the human condition. The Simpsons debuted on December 17, 1989, and its thirtieth season will premiere on September 30, 2018.

The episodes we will be screening are….
• Homer the Great, wherein Homer joins an ancient secret society known as the Stonecutters. This episode is from Season 6 and features guest star Patrick Stewart as the voice of Number One.
• Lisa the Vegetarian, from Season 7 in which Lisa decides to stop eating meat after bonding with a lamb at a petting zoo. Although ridiculed for her beliefs, with the help of Apu and (guest stars) Paul and Linda McCartney, she commits to vegetarianism.
• You Only Move Twice, is from Season 8, with the episode title referencing the James Bond film You Only Live Twice. Many of the elements of the episode parody Bond films, and features guest star Albert Brooks as the voice of supervillain Hank Scorpio.
• Also from Season 8, The Mysterious Voyage of Homer sees Homer consume the dreaded Merciless Peppers of Quetzalacatenango at the Springfield Chili Cook-Off which sends him on a hallucinogenic spirit quest, where he meets the Space Coyote, voiced by guest star Johnny Cash.
• Homer to the Max, from Season 10 wherein Homer discovers that a new television show, Police Cops, has a hero also named Homer Simpson. He is initially delighted, but when the television character is rewritten from a hero to a bumbling idiot, he is mocked and taunted, so he changes his name to “Max Power” and makes new friends, including guest star Ed Begley, Jr.

We will gather at 6:30pm and begin the show at 7pm. We look forward to seeing you and having some great fellowship and fun!