News & Events

CSRF’s Team is Growing to Serve Your Needs

We’re proud to announce the addition of a new staff member, Ms. Pat Utley. Pat brings a wealth of experience to CSRF including 30+ years as an Accounting Manager/Controller in the private sector. She has also served as a Secretary, Treasurer and Board Member for several concordant bodies of Freemasonry.

Our Foundation takes pride in the expertise of our Team Members. Throughout the year, we work diligently to maximize delivery of service within a framework that minimizes overhead – allowing us to operate on a cost-effective budget to best serve our Mission.

Our Team at the Foundation’s office in Santa Ana is always available to answer questions and provide assistance. Please call us with your questions, concerns and needs.

We’re here to help at (714) 547-7325.

CSRF Debuts New Video: “A Mother’s Story”

“A Mother’s Story” Shares the Journey of a Mother Seeking Help for Her Son

The California Scottish Rite Foundation invites you to view a new video that focuses on the often difficult journey that many parents face when they realize that their child is not meeting developmental milestones of speech.

This touching story is a personal testimonial of a mother’s love and her determination to find the best answers for her child’s struggle with communication challenges.

Donate on May 4th on the Big Day of Giving to Help RiteCare® Kids in Sacramento!

Sacramento Non-Profits Are Coming Together
for a 24-Hour BIG Day of Giving

Here’s a great opportunity for folks who live in the greater Sacramento area to join with other caring individuals and local businesses and open your hearts to help make a profound difference in your local commmunity.

Your donation to RiteCare® on Thursday, May 4, 2017 during Sacramento’s Big Day of Giving, will provide speech-language therapy without charge to children at the Sacramento RiteCare® Childhood Language Center to help them overcome communication challenges.

The Sacramento RiteCare® Childhood Language Center provides expert evaluations and therapy to children ages 18 months up to 12 years of age who have difficulty speaking clearly, understanding words said to them and who need help to improve reading and comprehension. There is never a charge to families for the services provided at RiteCare®.

The Sacramento RiteCare® Childhood Language Center, now in its 30th year, has served over 1,000 youngsters. Our commitment is stronger than ever and, with your help, we can assist more children who depend on RiteCare® to help them overcome communication delays and disorders.

Thanks to the support of Scottish Rite Masons and our generous donors in the community, our Childhood Language Center programs continue to increase. The value of this philanthropy is immeasurable – helping children become confident communicators, be able to express their thoughts and feelings, improve school performance, and to live happy and productive lives.

Please Help our RiteCare® Kids in Sacramento on this 24 Hours of Giving on Thursday, May 4th
You can support the Sacramento RiteCare® Childhood Language Center by visiting the Sacramento Big Day of Giving website on Thursday, May 4th. Simply choose the “Sacramento Scottish Rite CLC” as the non-profit you want to benefit from your donation. Choose your donation amount and your gift will help provide the “Gift of Speech” to kids who truly need your help.

Click on the link below to make your donation on May 4th:
www.bigdayofgiving.org

Katie Lambert, Speech-Language Pathologist at the Sacramento RiteCare® Childhood Language Center, Honored with Outstanding Achievement Award

At the recent California Speech-Hearing Association’s Convention held in Pasadena, CA, Katie R. Lambert, Speech-Language Pathologist at the Sacramento RiteCare® Childhood Language Center, was named as a recipient of the Outstanding Achievement Award for District 2.

Katie is an ASHA board certified and California State Licensed SLP. In 2007, she received her Master’s of Science degree in Speech-Language Pathology from California State University, Sacramento. She served as the Director of California State Speech Language and Hearing Association (CSHA) District 2, was a member of the CSHA finance committee, and served on the CSHA Literacy Task Force.

Katie is a published author (Linking the Strands of Language and Literacy along with Dr. Candace Goldsworthy). She has presented multiple times at California State University Sacramento in the area of oral narratives.

Katie Lambert is on the staff of Speech-Language-Learning Associates Inc., which contracts with the Sacramento RiteCare® Childhood Language Center and has developed particular expertise with young language-learning disabled children.

Congratulations are certainly due to this dedicated and accomplished Speech-Language Pathologist who is helping children in the greater Sacramento area to overcome a variety of communication disorders as they receive the “Gift of Speech” at the Sacramento RiteCare® Childhood Language Center.

To learn more about the services offered at the Center or to make a donation to help children overcome speech, language and literacy challenges, please visit:
http://www.sacramentoscottishrite.org/ritecare

You’re Invited to Attend a Fabulous Hawaiian Luau in Palm Springs!

Make Your Reservations Today for the Summer’s Best Luau
Benefiting the Palm Springs RiteCare® Childhood Language Center

Saturday, June 24, 2017
5:30 pm Social Hour • 6:30 pm Dinner
ONLY $25 per person
Palm Springs Masonic Center
450 South Avenida Caballeros
Palm Springs, CA 92262

Grab your Hawaiian shirt and plan on enjoying a fantastic evening complete with delicious food, festive decorations and plenty of fun and fellowship! Entertainment by Leon Felburg at the keyboard will brighten your spirits and you’ll have time to enjoy opportunity drawings and a spectacular silent auction.

You won’t want to miss this annual Luau because not only will you enjoy an incredible evening but you will gain satisfaction by knowing your participation is helping to provide the “Gift of Speech” to children at the Palm Springs RiteCare® Childhood Language Center!

Reserve today with Jens Petersen – Space is limited!
Contact Jens Petersen at 760-200-9366 or email: vm2013pssr@icloud.com
(ask about credit card payment)

Please mail advance checks for $25 per person to:
California Scottish Rite Foundation
c/o Palm Springs RiteCare® Childhood Language Center
44100 Monterey Avenue, #218
Palm Desert, California 92260

CLICK LINK BELOW TO DOWNLOAD LUAU FLYER
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Networking Brings Increased Community Awareness to the Santa Barbara RiteCare® Childhood Language Center

For too long, the charitable work of Scottish Rite Masons has remained “hidden” behind the doors of Masonic Lodges and Scottish Rite Centers across California. Thankfully, through the outreach of the California Scottish Rite Foundation and from the continued efforts of dedicated staff and members of the Masonic fraternal organizations, the general public has discovered “The Best Kept Secret” – our 14 RiteCare® Childhood Language Centers!

The Staff and CLC Board of Directors at the Santa Barbara RiteCare® Childhood Language Center recently welcomed more than 80 guests from the community to a business networking event at the Santa Barbara Masonic Center.

Members and guests of the Santa Barbara Chamber of Commerce After-Hours Business Mixer gathered at the Masonic Center to enjoy refreshments as they mixed and mingled. Attendees also had the opportunity to learn that the Masonic Center is home to a remarkable asset for young children in Santa Barbara – the RiteCare® Childhood Language Center.

Displays explaining the therapeutic services offered at the CLC were set up around the dining room and an informative and heartwarming video showing children receiving therapy and focusing on the importance of early intervention in helping boys and girls overcome speech and language disorders was screened throughout the event. Tours of the therapy rooms were a highlight of the Chamber Mixer. Many of the guests were also quite interested in touring the Masonic lodge room.

Maurice Sourmany, 33º, Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General, shared his insights on the success of hosting the networking event, “We had 4 or 5 men from the Chamber of Commerce interested in learning more about Masonry. Several in attendance wanted to learn more about the Scottish Rite. A large crowd went to the fourth floor of our Masonic Center to tour the Childhood Language Center and we handed out alot of brochures. Our clinicians, Julie DeAngelis and Summer Calvert, did a great job speaking to all in attendance.”

Speech-Language Pathologist, Summer Calvert, thanked sponsors and donors who helped to make the event such a success, “We had great turnout and we had a lot of community members interested in our Center’s services who, previously, had no idea our Childhood Language Center was even here! We are especially grateful for our supporters in the community and on our Board who provided assistance and donations for the event: Whole Foods donated appetizers, Oreana Winery poured wine, a local donor provided two cases of wine, a parent of one of our Center’s clients played guitar and sang throughout the event (Matt Staska Music), we had a raffle with prizes from local businesses including Carr Winery, Renaud’s Bakery, MightyBright Lights, and SEE International. We are also grateful for our CLC Board members and spouses who lent a hand pouring wine and helping at the food tables.”

The success of this business networking event proved once again that the more folks in our local communities learn about the remarkable success of our RiteCare® Childhood Language Centers – the more likely they are to want to become involved and help us continue “Giving the Gift of Speech, One Voice at a Time™”.

To learn more about the Santa Barbara RiteCare® Childhood Language Center, visit:
www.sbspeech.com

You’re Invited to Attend a Special Evening Honoring Two “Super Stars” in San Francisco

A gala event will take place on Saturday, April 29, 2017 at the San Francisco Masonic Center and you’re invited to join in the celebration honoring two outstanding individuals who have shown leadership, vision, and dedication in their support of the San Francisco-Burlingame RiteCare® Childhood Language Center.

The “Super Stars” being honored are Glenna Milleman and Irving W. Shapiro
Glenna Milleman is the renowned Director of the San Francisco-Burlingame RiteCare® Childhood Language Center and Irving Shapiro has gained respect for his leadership as Chairman of the San Francisco-Burlingame RiteCare® Childhood Language Center Board of Directors. This special evening has been planned to honor their many years of service and outstanding achievements.

A Gourmet Dinner, Comedy, Music, Dancing, and More!
Festivities will begin at 6 pm with a delicious dinner of chicken piccata (vegetarian entree available upon request with reservation). Entertainment includes the hilarity of The Comedy Machine followed by some wonderful music provided by Top Shelf and plenty of time for dancing as well as a very unique raffle. This will be a night you won’t want to miss and certainly will be more than memorable!

Reservations by April 21, 2017 / $65 per person
This special salute to stars will benefit the San Francisco-Burlingame RiteCare® Childhood Language Center and you can make individual reservations or reserve a table for 8 or 10 guests. If you cannot attend, please consider making a donation to the Childhood Language Center in the name of an Honoree. Your gift will benefit the children we serve and help us to continue Giving the Gift of Speech, One Voice at a Time™.

Send Your Reservations In Today!
Your check for $65 per person should be made payable to: “California Scottish Rite Foundation”. On the memo line of your check please designate your donation is to support the “San Francisco-Burlingame RiteCare® CLC”. Mail your check to the Scottish Rite Masonic Center, RiteCare® CLC, 2850 19th Avenue, San Francisco, CA 94132.

For additional information on this event please contact Ken Lebovitz at 650-591-5645 or email: bobbieken@aol.com

Raymond Godeke Honored with Appointment to Board of Governors of NANOE

The National Association of Nonprofit Organizations and Executives (NANOE)
recently announced the appointment of Raymond Godeke to NANOE’s prestigious 2017 Board of Governors.

Raymond Godeke, Executive Vice President and Secretary of the California Scottish Rite Foundation, will be honored alongside fellow Governors in Columbia, SC at NANOE’s 2017 Capacity-Building Convention & Expo in March.

NANOE, headquartered in Washington, D.C., focuses on development of innovative and capacity-building “best practices” to empower nonprofits. Garnering the talents of experts in its Board of Governors, NONOE utilizes innovation and experience to grow charitable enterprise and to advance the common good. NANOE members believe that
“innovation never fears a challenge.”

Make Your Reservation Now for the 5th Annual Shrimp & Crab Feed at the Stockton Scottish Rite

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You’ll count yourself lucky when you enjoy a delicious seafood dinner at the 5th Annual Stockton Scottish Rite Shrimp & Crab Feed on Saturday, March 4, 2017. Mounds of fresh seafood (tri-tip or chicken available upon request with reservations), fun and fellowship. It’s all for a great cause – providing therapy without charge to local children who have speech, language and literacy challenges.

Stockton Scottish Rite’s 5th Annual Shrimp & Crab Feed
Stockton Scottish Rite
44 West Alpine Avenue in Stockton
Social Hour at 5 pm • Dinner at 6 pm • Raffle at 8 p.m.

Tickets for this magnificent meal are just $45 per person and can be made by calling:
(209) 466-3391

View and Download the Event Flyer Now by clicking:
Crab Feed Flyer 2017

Tee Up to Give the Gift of Speech at the 1st Annual Pasadena Scottish Rite Golf Tournament on Sunday, May 7th

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1st Annual Pasadena Scottish Rite Golf Tournament
Brookside Golf Course
Sunday, May 7, 2017

Register now for fun, fellowship and a great day out on the fairways of the beautiful Brookside Golf Course in Pasadena on Sunday, May 7th. Proceeds will benefit the Pasadena RiteCare® Childhood Language Center which helps preschoolers struggling with a variety of communication challenges.

The tournament begins at 10 am and concludes with a Victory Bowl at 6 pm. You’ll enjoy a full day of challenging golf and entry fees include green fees, lunch, dinner, soft drinks, fine cigars and some great gifts!

Tournament prizes include 3 cars for each hole in one and other awards will be presented for the longest drive and closest to the pin.

Sponsorships are available for the Arnold Palmer at $5,000, Gold at $2,500, Silver at $1,000, $250 at each hole and $100 for each cart.

Entry fees are $150 per player. If you register a foursome you’ll pay just $500 (a great savings – of $125 per golfer). There is a special fee for female players of only $100 and players under the age of 18 play for just $85. So, this is a great opportunity to get your entire family out on the course! For non-golfers who want to enjoy our post-tournament dinner, the cost is just $40 per person.

Reserve Now!
Call Hovig at (310) 993-9643 or Kerry at (562) 208-0100

Download the Golf Tournament Flyer by clicking on the link below:
pasgolf-flyer