Apr 06 Executive Committee 7:00 p.m.
Apr 13 Consistory 32° Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.
Apr 20 Consistory 32° Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.
Apr 25 Consistory Confer 22º & 32º 9:30 a.m.
Register 9:30 a.m.
Open 10:00 a.m.
Confer 22° 10:30 a.m.
Lunch 12 Noon
Confer 32° 1:30 p.m.
Apr 27 Trustees Meeting 6:15 p.m.
Executive Committee 7:00 p.m.
May 4 & 5 NY Grand Lodge Session
May 11 153rd Valley Reunion Dinner
Social 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Program 6:45 p.m.- Consistory
May 18 Guard’s Club Dinner
Dinner 6:15 p.m.
Meeting 6:45 p.m.
May 18 4 Bodies Annual meeting
Meeting 7:30 p.m.
With spring upon us we are busy with degree work. Looking forward to April, we are preparing for our Consistory Degrees on April 25th. We will confer the 22nd and the “new” 32nd Degree. We will open at 10 am sharp. We will confer the 22nd Degree at 10:30 am, have a small break for lunch, and reconvene at 1:30 pm for the 32nd Degree.
Looking to May we will have our Annual Reunion dinner on May 11th. Make your reservations ahead of time and we look forward to seeing you there.
Ill.'. Robert M. Tyrrell, 33°
Commander in Chief
We will have a few more 32nd Degree Scottish Rite Brothers by months end. This has been a very long and hard past few months on everyone weather-wise, I know it's hasn't been easy to get to lodge but your attendance is very much appreciated. If you are in need of assistance in transportation reach out I know one of us will be there to help.
April 25th, we will confer 22nd & 32nd degrees register @ 9:30am., Open @ 10:00am; confer 22nd@ 10:30am; lunch High noon;confer 32nd Degree @1:30pm. Come be in attendance to see a wonderful work of Ritual.
May the great Creator keep us safe until we meet again.
Carlton P. Jackson, 32°
Most Wise Master
This year has moved along, as Line Officers it is time to look to the future at the potentials available to you as you move up and take on new and exciting duties in the Council Prince of Jerusalem. I have spoken with our Body Mentor, Ill. Craig Cobb and expressed to him that the Officers have a desire to take on the duties of their new Offices. This also opens up a spot in the Body for a Junior Warden which is a great opportunity to continue your Scottish Rite Journey, if you are interested please contact me at (315) 440-3193 or by email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Stay safe and healthy my Brothers.
Mark Bombardo, 32°
We are in the middle of Degree season, in March we conferred the 16th and 18th Degrees and looking ahead to April, on April 25th we will be conferring the 22nd and 32nd Degrees.
In the narrative of the Exodus, the Bible tells that God helped the Children of Israel escape from their slavery in Egypt by inflicting ten plagues upon the ancient Egyptians before the Pharaoh would release his Israelite slaves; the tenth and worst of the plagues was the death of the Egyptian first-born. The Israelites were instructed to mark the doorposts of their homes with the blood of a slaughtered spring lamb and, upon seeing this, the spirit of the Lord knew to pass over the first-born in these homes, hence the English name of the holiday.
Kevin Parker, 32°
Thrice Potent Master
Regardless of the snow banks that remain, Spring is finally here! I received a call from Brother Ron McIntyer and he is feeling better and is eager to start filling his Passport. Ron would appreciate a call if you plan to visit other Valleys.
I hope you got to attend the Feast of Paschal Lamb to remember our departed Brothers.
I will be resuming my monthly visits to the Masonic Care Community and give a report on the residents in next month’s article. Stay healthy and get ready for some nicer weather.
If you are having any health or personal issues that we may be able to assist you with, feel free to contact me at 315-837-4962 or email me at email@example.com
See you in the Valley
Dick Freeman, 32°
Welcome to My World
Notes from the Children’s Dyslexia Center CNY
By the time you read this, I am in hopes that we will have seen some better weather. It has been a long winter with multiple absences due illness and weather. Despite all of that we have continued with all aspects of the program, as well as celebrating our tenth year.
Nathaniel had his mid-year meeting and both of his parents are pleased with his progress, as is Nathaniel. It is so nice to see his comfort level during the sessions and his greatly improved ability to decode new words and read. It is so nice to see him enjoying reading books and material of interest as he continues to learn new and more complex phonemes (sounds) and rules. We are quite confident that he will continue to make progress as he heads out on his own after this year.
We are gearing up for the new class of scholars that will begin in our program this summer. If you are aware of someone who has a Bachelor’s degree (in any genre) that would be interesting in free training and gaining the ability to help children read, have them contact us in the near future.
We wish you a happy Spring- we will having our break the end of March, beginning of April and then we will working our way to the end of the year. It is always a busy time as we complete all of the required observations of tutors and scholars, do post assessments on all of the children and meet with all of the families.
Remember that we will celebrate the children’s accomplishments at our Recognition Ceremony on June 2nd. We would love to see you there.
Linda L. Martin, Director
Phone- (315) 736-0574
Mail- Children’s Dyslexia Center- CNY
PO Box 638
Oriskany, NY 13424