Mar 02 Executive Committee 7:00 p.m.
Mar 08 CPJ 16º “Prince of Jerusalem” Rehearsal 6:00 p.m.
Mar 09 C.P.J. 16º “Prince of Jerusalem” Conferral 7:30 p.m.
Refreshments to follow the meeting
Mar 15 C-R-C 18º ‘Knight of the Rose Croix of H.R.D.M. Rehearsal 6:00 p.m.
Mar 16 C-R-C 18º “Knight of the Rose Croix of H. R. D. M.” Conferral 7:30 p.m.
Refreshments to follow the meeting
Mar 23 Open Meeting - Consistory Historical Presentation 7:30 p.m.
Presentation by Ill∴ W. Bruce Renner, 33°
Refreshments to follow
Mar 28 Annual Feast of the Paschal Lamb Observance Ceremony @ 2:30 p.m.
Refreshments to follow
Mar 30 Consistory 32° “Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret” Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.
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.
As the cold month of February is now behind us, we look forward to March and hopefully the arrival of Spring weather. The Valley of Syracuse has a busy schedule for March.
March 9th will be our 16th degree at 7:30 p.m. Refreshments will follow. March 16th will be our 18th degree at 7:30 p.m, and again with refreshments to follow.
March 23rd is our historical program at 7:30 with refreshments to follow. Our guest speaker will be Ill.’. R. Bruce Renner 33°. He will present a program on the history of Scottish Rite in New York state. All our welcome to attend.
March 28th will be our Feast of Paschal Lamb, a memorial service for our brethren who have passed away in the preceding year. Service will be at 2:30 p.m, followed by a buffet style meal.
Also remember your passport for the degrees. Hope to see you all in Scottish Rite !
Ill.'. Robert M. Tyrrell, 33°
Commander in Chief
March is a very busy time for us with the 16th degree on the 9 the and 18 degree on the 16th of the month. On March 23rd will be our Historical program @7:30refreshments will follow. Feast of the Paschal Lamb will be held on Saturday the 28th @2:30 pm a buffet meal to follow. Here's hoping everyone will be blessed with Health and Safety until we meet at Lodge.
Carlton P. Jackson, 32°
Most Wise Master
Thank you to all the Officers and Brother who took a part in the 16th Degree, as always everyone did an awesome job, that was the last Degree for this year this Body will do. Please remember there are other Degrees that will be presented and we should support the other Bodies and Brother with their conferrals. Stay safe and healthy my Brothers.
Mark Bombardo, 32°
I hope everyone is keeping warm. In February we had our Sweetheart program and on Feb. 23 we conferred the 14th Degree. Congratulations to Ill. Gary Hartman and his team for a wonderful job.
In March we will be conferring the 16th and 18th Degrees and on the 28th we will be holding our Annual Feast of the Paschal Lamb Ceremony.
Presidents’ Day is an American holiday celebrated on the third Monday in February. Originally established in 1885 in recognition of President George Washington. As a Scottish Rite Mason, I wish to recognize our Scottish Rite Presidents. Andrew Johnson - 17th President of the USA. Greenville Lodge No. 19, Greenville, Tennessee. James Garfield - 20th President of the USA. Columbus Lodge No. 246, Garrettsville, Ohio. Warren Harding - 29th President of the USA. Marion Lodge No. 70, Marion, Ohio. Franklin D. Roosevelt - 32nd President of the USA. Holland Lodge No. 8, NY City. Harry S. Truman - 33rd President of the USA. Belton Lodge No. 450, Belton, Missouri. And Gerald R. Ford - 38th President of the USA. Malta Lodge No. 465, Grand Rapids, Michigan. Thank you, my Brothers, for your contributions to our great country and our Scottish Rite.
Kevin Parker, 32°
Thrice Potent Master
This winter has taken its toll on our Members. At the meeting last month it was announced that several members of the Valley had Passed away. In addition under sickness and distress the Secretary stated that Robert Koegler, John Cooper, and John Curtiss were all struggling with health issues. On a more positive note, It was nice to see the smiling face of our Tiler again. Welcome back Mel Sitts !! Hang in there everybody, Spring will be here soon!
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Dick Freeman, 32°
Welcome to My World
Notes from the Children’s Dyslexia Center CNY
“Central New York” is staying true to form with the weather and the flu we are off to an interesting start with attendance. We have, however, completed the mid-year assessment with all of the children and are in the midst of the parent meetings. This children and tutors are also part of the meeting and get a chance to “show their stuff” as it were.
Nathaniel will have his meeting soon and will be able to show his family the substantial progress he has been making- quite a jump from where he was last year. He is nearing the end of level two and we hope that he will soon be able to move into level three. A great accomplishment from where he began.
I also want to keep you apprised of plans for our Tenth Anniversary Gala and Fund Raiser. The date has been set for March 21st and the place is Hart’s Hill Inn in New Hartford. We have a lot of wonderful things planned with the help of Board Members, parents and staff. We will keep you informed and hope to see many of you there!
I appreciate that you keep us in your thoughts and tell so many people about what you help us to do.
Linda L. Martin, Director
Phone- (315) 736-0574
Mail- Children’s Dyslexia Center- CNY
PO Box 638
Oriskany, NY 13424
Supreme Council Passport Program Policy
I was asked by several members attending our January 26, 2015 meeting to clarify the requirements for completing the Supreme Council Passport Journey. The realignment of Degrees by Supreme Council has left some members with questions.
I contacted Illustrious David P. Spencer, 33º Active and Deputy for the State of New York requesting clarification. He has replied confirming that the requirement to complete your Passport is to witness all twenty-nine degrees of Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction as listed in the Passport Book.
I trust this explanation will clarify the requirements for everyone.
Anyone interested in finding locations where degrees can be witnessed can go online on the Supreme Council website www.supremecouncil33nmj.org where all degrees scheduled to be presented in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction are listed by State and Valley or contact the Valley Secretary’s Office (315) 452-7976 or email@example.com for assistance.
Ill∴ James D. Swan, Jr., 33º
Scottish Rite Annual Memorial Service Scheduled
Central City Bodies A. A. S. R, Valley of Syracuse will conduct its annual Memorial service; the “Feast of the Paschal Lamb” Saturday afternoon March 28, 2015 commencing at 2:30 p.m. This ceremony celebrated by the Officers of the Chapter of Rose Croix remembers our Brothers who passed on this past year with a solemn service of relighting the candles. The memorial message this year will be delivered by Rev. and R∴ W∴ Stephen G. Maddox, 32° a Grand Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of New York F & A.M. All are invited to attend this public service of remembrance.
Refreshments and social time in our dining room will follow the Memorial Ceremony. Please assist us with our planning by calling the Scottish Rite Office at 315.452.7976 to let us know you will be attending.
Are you a Military Service Veteran?
Thank you to all Military Veterans who are Valley of Syracuse Scottish Rite members who have provided your Military Service information to the Valley office. The confirmed Veterans list in the Valley of Syracuse now totals more than 115 members.
The Administrative Board for New York Council of Deliberation A.A.S.R. New York has initiated a program to identify every Scottish Rite Member in New York State who is a Veteran of Military Service in the United States Armed forces. They assigned the collection of this information to the individual Valley Secretaries. I need your assistance to complete my task.
If you are a Scottish Rite member who is a Military Service Veteran who has not responded to your Valley office’s request for your information please contact the Valley of Syracuse office at 315-452-7976 and provide your information to the office staff by April 1, 2015.
Valley of Syracuse Special Event
Central City Bodies, A.A.S.R. is hosting an “open to the public” Masonic Lecture evening inviting anyone with an interest in the “History of Scottish Rite Masonry in New York State” to join with the Valley of Syracuse members Monday evening March 23, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. at the Memorial Masonic Center, 648 Centerville Pl., North Syracuse, NY for a very interesting and informative evening.
Ill∴ W. Bruce Renner, 33°, Past Commander-In-Chief of Buffalo Consistory, Buffalo, NY, Past Grand High Priest of Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons in New York, Past Senior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge F & A.M. of New York and Chairman of the Council of Deliberation, New York History and Library Committee is the guest speaker for this event.
While reservations are not required, anyone planning to attend is requested to contact the Valley of Syracuse Scottish Office, (315) 452-7976 to let us know you are attending.