Jan 03 Executive Committee Meeting 7:00 p.m. “ZOOM” Virtual meeting
Jan 10 Confer 15° “Knight of the East” 7:30 p.m.
Live degree Presentation
Refreshments to follow
Jan 22 (Saturday) Knights of St. Andrew Burns Supper @ Coleman’s Restaurant
5:00 p.m. (Reservations Required)
Jan 24 Spring Membership Night w/Ladies
Social 6:00 p.m. / Dinner 6:30 p.m. / Program 7:30 p.m.
Feb 07 Zoom Trustees Meeting @ 6:30 p.m. / Executive Committee Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Feb 14 Caregiver’s Event With the Ladies
Social 6:00 p.m. / Dinner 6:30 p.m. / Program 7:30 p.m.
Happy New Year,
2021 is behind us and 2022 is full of promise for an active Masonic Year in the Valley of Syracuse A.A.S.R.. Membership in Scottish Rite Freemasonry has never been easier. The Rite on The Road program can be presented in any Master Mason Lodge in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. A team of Scottish Rite Brothers can open The Lodge of Perfection in your Lodge and present the 4° to any Master Masons that want to join our ranks. Just contact the Valley office at 315-452-7976 for more information.
January 24th, 2022 will be the Spring Membership Night w/ Ladies invited. Master Masons and their Ladies will be the guests of the Valley. Social is at 6pm, dinner at 6:30pm and the program will start at 7:30pm. If you know a Master Mason who is interested in joining Scottish Rite, invite him to attend our events that are open for guests.
Dates are being scheduled for our future Family Life programs by 1st Lt. Commander, Ill: Earl Tuttle, 33° as these events will fall under his Leadership as Commander In Chief on May 23,2022. Keep your schedules open for the Ball Game with the Syracuse Mets and enjoy the fireworks show after the Game. We have received petitions for membership at several of our Family Life events.
Save the date, February 27,2022. Reception and Dinner for Ill:. Richard J. Powell, 33° Active Member of Supreme Council. Details to follow.
We are all encouraged to promote Scottish Rite programs for our respective Lodges to help provide interesting programs for their Trestleboard. If you have a Lodge Master who wishes to have a presentation planned contact the Valley office and we will send out a team to put on a program of interest.
If you need any assistance or are struggling, let us know. We are here for you. Our obligation demands that we help and care for one another.
D.B. Lawrence W. Egnaczyk, 32° MSA
Commander in Chief
firstname.lastname@example.org / (H) Ph. # 315-637-4143 / (C) Ph. # 315-632-1043
I would like to commend the 18° degree cast members, sound and stage crews on an outstanding performance in November. The degree was more meaningful to me as a degree director. I could follow each section and visualize the characters in their parts & come away with the core virtues.
I would like to wish everyone a Happy New Year and I am excited to see all the other degrees that will be performed. In February we will be having a dinner for the ladies. The details will be coming in the mail.
Richard E. Barrett, 32°
Most Wise Master
Greetings Sovereign Princes.
Well a New Year is here – let’s hope this year we can have more together as Brothers. Speaking of the New Year, this would be a good time to make a concentrated effort to include more of the new members in everything we do. There are plenty of newer members that would love to help with events, offer ideas or take part in degrees like our upcoming 15th degree. The Valley cannot thrive if small dedicated members are the only ones participating in our activities.
Long time members are encouraged to reach out to newer members and newer members are encouraged to reach out to the office to let them know how you are willing to help. The next few months are very busy in the Valley and the more participation we have from more members the better. Members are also encouraged to travel safely to other Valleys to see degrees, car pools are a great bonding experience.
Stay safe everybody. God bless you all, Freemasons, our military and this great country.
James McNeal, 32º DSA
Princes: January brings on the wonderful prospects of a brand-new year!!! Its time for reflections on our past few years and hopes and dreams for a better tomorrow. With that in mind I reflect on our obligations as a Freemason. We have obligated ourselves to be better men for ourselves, family and community. The last few years have shown us the world is in a very turbulent time. Through its course, along with bringing deathly sickness the pandemic has isolated us, divided us, infuriated us, and changed our ability to socialize with one another. The way we educate our young has drastically changed, There have been riots in our streets and strong division in our political system. In our lifetimes there has never been a greater need for Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth, a Greater need for Freemasonry to spread its beneficent influence on all mankind. My beloved Brethren let us all go into this new year with refreshed vigor to live up to our Masonic values and do our part in shedding light upon the world!!
In the spirit of that refreshed vigor your Valley has two exciting programs scheduled for the month of January. The first is the Robert Burns Supper at Colemans Restaurant on January 22nd. Although closely associated with the Knights of St. Andrew this is a public event and is open to all Masons and friends. If you have never been, it is truly spectacular and spreads light on how diverse and fun Masonry can be. Following two days later, on the 24 th , is our Spring Membership Night with our ladies and guests. Consider coming out and enjoying a great dinner and program. Be sure to invite a Brother Mason who has expressed interest in the Scottish Rite.
In closing, as one example of a New York Mason who shed his light upon the world, On January 2nd , 1901, U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt received his 1 st Degree in Matinecock Lodge #806, Oyster Bay, New York. He was Vice President of the United States when he joined. Brother Roosevelt, continued on to make an impactful mark upon the world and our fraternity.Over the course of his life, he was an active and proud Mason, visiting lodges in Africa, Europe and South America, as well as regularly attending Masonic Events throughout his two-term presidency. He assisted in laying the cornerstone of the Pilgrim Memorial Monument in
Provincetown, MA. He broke ground for the Spokane, WA, Masonic Temple. He also laid the
cornerstone at the north gate of Yellowstone Park.
Terry A. Byard, 32° DSA
Thrice Potent Master
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Dick Freeman – 315-837-4962
Welcome to My World
Notes from the Children’s Dyslexia Center CNY
Where has the time gone? Here we are just two short weeks from Christmas Break and the start of the New Year. It is a very busy time at the Center, but then, when is there a time that we are not busy? Last week we had the privilege of hosting Cindy Allen-Fuss, Associate Director of Clinical Affairs, for our tri- annual Center Visit/Review. We enjoyed having Cindy with us for the day as she observed two of our tutors and reviewed our files. She was suitably impressed with our Center facilities and our training program, so Kudos to the staff and to you for all of your support which allows this to happen. This allows me to give you a little blurb on Lucas, one of the children Cindy observed. Lucas began his tutoring in January of 2021 (filling an opening made by a student who had to withdraw). He had a lot of anxiety and struggled throughout his time here last spring. Upon return this fall, Lucas is a much more settled and focused young man who works hard during his sessions. He was a bit intimidated by having Cindy observe his lesson, but his tutor was able to “bring him back” and complete the lesson. Great job by the tutor and Lucas.
We are still planning our GALA Celebration and fund-raiser for the Second Saturday in March (March 12th ) at Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro. We will have a “Family Fun Celebration” that will include Food, Games, Music and Dancing- something for everybody. (And, of course, we plan to have our exciting Basket Raffle.) . We hope you will consider joining us for an evening of fun and fellowship and suggest you get your reservations in early.
Also in the works will be the Recognition Ceremony, scheduled for the second Tuesday in June (June 14th ). It makes such a difference to have that time to recognize our children and tutors in a special way. Last year the Ceremony was limited to families, tutors, and the Board. We will let you know what will happen this year as we get closer to the date.
I truly cannot tell you how much we appreciate continued support, whether in body or donations. Our wait list is still two years out and we receive an average of one to two applications weekly. We are hoping to offer a Practitioner 2 (Advanced) class this coming academic year, as well as the Practitioner 1, (Scholar) level. Please be aware that we are always looking for qualified people interested in the annual training course. When we have new scholars that allows us to continue to bring in more children. We want to keep training more people as many of our certified trainees are working in schools and some are also taking on children privately. Your support continues to reach many, many families in many ways.
Blessing to all and to all a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!
Linda L. Martin, Director
Phone- (315) 736-0574
Mail- Children’s Dyslexia Center- CNY
PO Box 638
Oriskany, NY 13424
The Burns Supper is Back!!!
The Knights of St. Andrew will be holding their 2022 Burns Supper on Saturday, January 22nd, 2022 at Coleman's Irish Pub 100 South Lowell Avenue, Syracuse, NY. Social Time will begin at 5:00 PM. Dinner will be buffet style and cost will be $45.00 per person. Wives/significant others/guests are invited.
This event is open to all but seating is limited to 65 this year so make your reservations now! We will be downstairs behind the bar rather than upstairs. Make your check out to the Knights of St. Andrew and mail them to Richard Powell, 4717 Broad Road, Syracuse, NY 13215. Be sure to write "Burns Supper" in the memo area of your check. Final Cutoff is January 8th.
2022 – 2023 Scholarship Applications Available
Applications to apply for 2022 – 2023 Academic Year Supreme Council, AASR Leon M. Abbott Scholarships and New York State Council of Deliberation Scholarship Aid are now available for pick up at the Central City Bodies, A.A.S.R. Valley of Syracuse Scottish Rite Office (315) 452-7976, mailed to you from the Valley Office, or on line. Go to the Valley of Syracuse Web site www.syr-aasr.org for the links to obtain the information on line.
Application titled “2022 Leon M. Abbott Scholarship Application is to be used.
To all applicants submitting your application thru the Valley of Syracuse: The deadline date to submit your completed applications to the Valley of Syracuse business office is Monday April 4, 2022. That means in the office by close of business Monday April 4, 2022. Applications received after 4:00 p.m. Monday April 4, 2022 will not be considered. New Applications must be used. The 2022 Leon M. Abbott Scholarship Application to be used.
Graduating High School Seniors may apply again this year. The members of our Youth Groups; Triangle, Rainbow, and DeMolay; are eligible to apply for financial assistance. Students who complete the program at the Children’s Dyslexia Centers in New York State may also apply.
Eight applicants from the Valley of Syracuse received financial assistance from this program for the 2021-2022 scholastic year. Congratulations and best wishes to them.
Please contact the Valley Office at (315) 452-7976 or email@example.com if you have any questions or require assistance and information.
2022 Thursday Night at the Rite
Thursday Night at the Rite program with video degrees will return staring Thursday February 17, 2022 with degrees shown every two weeks. Planned continuing dates are March 3, March 17, March 31 and continuing thru April 2022.
The schedule for the degree or degrees to be shown each week is to be announced December 15, 2021. E-mail notices will be coming out from the office.
If you have any questions regarding the planned schedule please contact the office. (315) 452-7976 or e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com .
Ill∴ James D. Swan, Jr. 33°
SPECIAL INVITATION TO ALL AREA MASONIC LODGES AND MASTER MASONS
Central City Bodies, A.A.S.R., Valley of Syracuse Invites YOU
To a Masonic Lodge Outreach and Scottish Rite “Rite on the Road” Degrees Conferral Program
What: A Scottish Rite degree conferral program to confer the 4° “Builder”; the first Scottish Rite degree starting a Master Mason’s journey to become a 32° Scottish Rite Mason in a Master Mason’s Home Lodge and Community.
Where: At a Masonic Lodge building in your Community
When: On a scheduled date at a convenient time selected by your Masonic Lodge.
A Membership Team representative from Central City Bodies, A.A.S.R., Valley of
Syracuse will make contact with your Masonic Lodge or you may contact the
Valley of Syracuse Office for more information - Phone: (315) 452-7976 / E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org