• Officers Installation 2019 

    February 1st, 2019

    Congratulations to our 2019 line of officers!!! See the photos from the installation by clicking the link below.

  • 1
Follow Us

Stan & Bobbie Gold RiteCare Childhood Language Center


See the new Stan & Bobbie Gold RiteCare Childhood Language Center website: www.goldritecarecenter.org 

CLClogo-color Small

Stan & Bobbie Gold RiteCare
Childhood Language Center


A child with speech and/or language skills disorders has a special kind of developmental learning disability.Such children are often of average or above average intelligence but have not acquired speech or language in a normal manner. The problems may range from a mild articulation delay to a severe expressive and/or receptive language difficulty (sometimes called developmental or childhood "aphasia"). Some of these children have difficulty understanding or remembering what is told them. Others may understand perfectly but cannot easily express their own wishes and thoughts.

These language problems frequently extend into the visual-linguistic areas, severely affecting the development of reading and writing skills. Severe reading problems are often a result of "dyslexia." Since reading and writing are language functions, both oral-language and written-language deficits may be found in the same child. Some children, however, seem to acquire oral language readily, but have great difficulty acquiring written language. Such problems are often not discovered until the child begins school.

Washington__Center_026BThe devastating effects of these disorders can be treated most effectively if identified early. With treatment for the child and guidance for the family, the majority of these language-disabled children are able to compete successfully with their peers as responsible, productive individuals throughout their childhood educational experience, and throughout their lives.

These treatments can last for several months. The children come in at least once a week, sometimes twice a week for treatment. If parents were to take their children to a private clinician it could cost them any where from $90.00 to $150.00 per session. THE STAN & BOBBIE GOLD RITECARE CHILDHOOD LANGUAGE CENTER DOES NOT CHARGE PARENTS FOR TREATMENT OR SERVICES. ALL SERVICES ARE COMPLETELY FREE TO FAMILIES AND PAID FOR BY THE CHARITABLE DONATIONS OF MEMBERS OF THE SCOTTISH RITE AND COMMUNITY SUPPORT, REGARDLESS OF THE FAMILIES ABILTY TO PAY.

The Center

The Stan & Bobbie Gold RiteCare Childhood Language Center consists of 2 therapy rooms, a monitoring room and a waiting room for parents and volunteers. We have two professional, California State Certified Speech Pathologists and many volunteers. The therapy rooms are equipped with one-way audio/video cameras where parents and gaurdians observe the children during therapy sessions. The Stan & Bobbie Gold RiteCare Childhood Language Center provides a professional, warm and friendly environment conducive to a child's learning and succeeding.

Treatment Information

Services Provided: The Center provides complete evaluations in speech, language and communication skills, and short or long-term individualized treatment as needed. Treatment sessions are typically 50 minutes long and the child is seen one to two times weekly. Parent observation is required and parents are trained to reinforce the skills developed in the home, resulting in a much faster and stronger learning nprocess

Consultation to parents regarding educational choices is offered, as well as ongoing conferencing with teachers and other involved professionals.

Eligibility for Services: Children from 3 years to 17 years, who exhibit language disorders.
Hours: by appointment

Application Procedure: Referrals can be made by anyone. For information call (760) 341-6208. All children are evaluated regardless of faith, creed, heritage or ability to pay.

Area Served: Coachella Valley, High Desert and Banning Pass areas. While there are no geographic residential requirments, parents must provide transportation.

CSRF Privacy Policy

CSRF Terms of Use


Giving, Donations & Estate Planning  

  • Gifts of Cash
  • Gifts of Security or Real Estate
  • Bargain or Donative Sales
  • Gifts of Personal Property/Gifts-in-Kind
  • Wills and Bequests
  • Gift Annuities
  • Gifts of Life Insurance
  • Memorial Gifts

Your dollars can make a lasting improvement in young lives that need help.

Send your contribution to the Stan & Bobbie Gold RiteCare Childhood Language Center. You may give In Honor Of a selected individual who will receive a donation acknowledgment that shows the name of the donor but not the amount of the gift. This is true also when a contributor offers a gift In Memory Of someone special to them and we notify the family for you.

Many Scottish Rite Masons whithersoever disbursed like to remember the Center when they plan their estates. this can be done by a lifetime gift thorough insurance, or in your will.

Because the California Scottish Rite Foundation is a not-for-profit, charitable tax-exempt organizaion, with 501(c)(3) status, all contributions may be considered deductible for income tax purposes in accordance with IRS regulations. Federal Tax ID #94-6078728

Audited financial statements can be requested from the California Scottish Rite Foundation Executive Secretary, Lester Miller, at (714) 547-7325  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or California Scottish Rite Foundation, 2100 North Broadway, Suite 350 Santa Ana California 92706.

All checks should be made payable to:

California Scottish Rite Foundation

44100 Monterey Avenue Suite 218, Palm Desert CA. 92260


CLClogo-color Small
44-100 Monterey Ave. Suite 218
Palm Desert, CA 92260
(760) 341-6208
email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

How to join Scottish Rite of Freemasonry in Palm Springs

In order to become eligible for privileges in the Scottish Rite, one must be a Master Mason in good standing. If you are, click here for Palm Springs Scottish Rite Membership Application.
If you need information on becoming a Master Mason, contact the Membership Committee Chairman-Arman Ordian (760) 844-4897 (cell) or  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. (email).

Our Officers

Lodge of Perfection
Michael J. Sekera, 32° - Venerable Master
Nick J. Seneca, 32°, KCCH - Senior Warden
Hector R. Minon, 32° - Junior Warden
Roy R. Pool, 32°f - Orator

Chapter of Rose Croix
Roger G. Roberts, 32° - Wise Master
Robert A. Jacob, 32° KCCH - Senior Warden
Randy P. Viscovich, 32° - Junior Warden
Sharhram E. Farshafar, 32° KCCH - Orator

Council of Kadosh
Leonard J. Kienzle, 32° - Commander
Thomas R. Johnson, 32° - First Lieutenant Commander
Alan Franks, 32° - Second Lieutenant Commander
James L. Ridley, 32° - Chancellor

Phillip N. Fultz, 32° - Master of Kadosh
Jens W. Peterson, 32° KCCH - Prior
Jim M. Kay, 32° - Preceptor
Tyler L. Ontiveros, 32° - Chancellor

General Officers Serving All Bodies
Daniel H. Oates, 32° – General Secretary
Shane R. DaCosta, 32° KCCH - Treasurer
Arman Ordian, 32° KCCH - Almoner
Ben Manniere, 32° KCCH - Captain of the Host

Illustrious John R. Heisner, 33° Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand
Inspector General of the Supreme Council in California

Honor Men

The Valley of Palm Springs Scottish Rite

is proud of the leadership provided by our Honor Men.

These men have dedicated countless hours and talent to the betterment of

our Valley and the community


Charles Ash, 33° Past Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General in California

Stan Gold, 33° Past Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General in California

Jim Leighton, 33° Past Venerable Master & Past Secretary

Joseph O. DiPuzo, 33° Past Venerable Master

Mark N. Gibson, 33° Past Venerable Master, Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General in California

Dave Berg, 33° Past Venerable Master

William Hawthorne, 33° Past Venerable Master

Wayne Butterbaugh, 33°

General Roger Rothrock, 33°

Mert Gayler, 33° Past Assistant Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General in California

Michael Powell, 33° Past Venerable Master, Assistant Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General in California

Stan Adams, 32°, KCCH Past Venerable Master

James Henley, 32°, KCCH

Henry Kerce, 32°, KCCH Past Venerable Master

Ben Manierre, 32°, KCCH

Clint Marshall, 32°, KCCH

Glen McGihon, 32°, KCCH

Vernon Smith, 32°, KCCH

Philip Tyrrell, 32°, KCCH

Gary Mason, 32°, KCCH

Robert Jacob, 32°, KCCH

Arman Ordian, 32°, KCCH Past Venerable Master

Jens Petersen, 32°, KCCH Past Venerable Master

Knight of the Double Eagle








The mission of the Knights of Double Eagle Award (KDEA) program is to reward Brethren who render service and support to their Valleys and to encourage and engage all Masters of the Royal Secret in participation of all activities.


The Knight of the Double Eagle Award Program has been successfully used in the Southern and Northern Jurisdictions to encourage and reward brethren who render service and support to their Valleys. The Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite Valley of Palm Springs is proud to offer this worthy program as well. Our version is designed to specifically encourage our Masters of the Royal Secret, 32º Scottish Rite Masons, to actively engage in the operation and support of this Valley, as well as to become examples that inspire their own progress, as well as encourage new members to join us. Being knighted in a formal annual ceremony, wearing the Knight of the Double Eagle Award (KDEA), and earning its additional decorations are all intended to mark a Master of the Royal Secret with distinction and signal his potential for leadership.

We strongly encourage ALL Masters of the Royal Secret to enroll in the program.

Your active involvement and participation will enable you to earn a KDEA medallion.


Points System 

Participants accumulate points through service over a variety of activities to earn their KDEA. A moderate level of participation (500 points) earns the basic award, which consists of the KDEA medallion suspended on a black ribbon. Additional points, up to a maximum of 20,000, earn various colored hanging bars and neck ribbons that are attached to the medallion indicating levels of award, as illustrated below. However, if and when the maximum points have been achieved, the participant may still, at his own discretion continue to gain additional points. An additional gold double-headed eagle pin will be awarded for each additional 15,000 points earned after the initial 20,000 points have been earned.

Basic medallion with Black Ribbon 500
Red hanging bar 1,000
White hanging bar 1,500
Blue hanging bar 2,000
Gold hanging bar 2,500
Medallion ribbon changed to red 5,000
Medallion ribbon changed to white 7,500
Medallion ribbon changed to blue 10,000
Gold double-headed eagle pin above the medallion 15,000
Medallion ribbon changed to red, white, & blue - final 20,000


How long does it take?

How long will it take to earn the awards? That is up to you. The medallion can be earned fairly quickly and additional points may continue to be accumulated until the maximum is reached. Points earned are verified and approved by the responsible Body Head, Director, or Committee Chair, where each participant records his activities on his respective individual activity record. A formal knighting ceremony is held every February following our Scottish Rite stated meeting dinner. At which time new Knights are awarded their initial ribbon, medallion and hanging bar(s), as appropriate. Members who have been knighted previously are awarded their upgraded regalia the same evening. KDEA regalia shall be worn at ALL times whenever the Scottish Rite Cap is required attire at Scottish Rite functions. These include, but are not limited to Reunions, Masonic Information Night, Valley Stated Meetings, and other official meetings of the Palm Springs Scottish Rite. The regalia can be worn when visiting other Scottish Rite Valleys.



The KDEA Chairman and his respective committee of officers are appointed annually, in February of each year, by the Palm Springs Scottish Rite Valley Personal Representative of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General (SGIG) in California. The KDEA program is overseen by the Venerable Master of the Lodge of Perfection, with day-to-day program execution performed by the KDEA committee.