Director of Masonic Education

Greetings, brothers. 

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Our first Distinguished Speaker event was a huge success! Many thanks to Worshipful Bro. Arturo Sevilla Covarrubias for his en-lightening talk on masonry in Mexico. 

Bro. Sevilla Covarrubias spent the better part of an hour discussing the history, similarities, and differ-ences of the Craft as it originally existed and exists now in Mexico. The talk was stimulating and the presentation en-gaging. After the talk our Valley presented gifts as a thank-you for taking the time to speak to us. 

For those of you that missed it, you can watch a recording of the entire presentation on the OC Scottish Rite website: 

Left to right: Sir Mike Selix, 32; VM Hon. Mike Gowder 32° KCCH; Wor. Bro. Arturo Sevilla Covarrubias, and PR Hon. Frankie Rosario, 32° KCCH

Special thanks also go to Ill. Bro. Art Salazar and Hon. Bro. Frankie Rosario for their assistance with this event. Stay tuned for our next Distinguished Speaker event, which we are currently organizing for later this year. 

On a related note: The Orange County Scottish Rite Valley is creating a Master Craftsman Study Group. This is your opportunity to enhance your understanding of the Craft, its degrees, and esoterica; and a chance to participate in true Masonic scholarship with your brothers. 

Classes will begin Monday, July 1st at 5:30pm. If you’d like more information or are interested in joining us, please contact me directly at

Andrew Todd, 32°
Director of Masonic Education
Orange County Scottish Rite