Apr 01 Executive Committee 7:00 p.m.
Apr 08 Consistory Degree Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.
Apr 15 Consistory Degree Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.
Apr 22 Consistory Degree Rehearsal 7:00 p.m.
Apr 27 Valley Reunion- All events at the Memorial Masonic Center
Candidate registration 9:00 a.m.
Open Consistory 9:30 a.m.
Confer 24° “Prince of the Tabernacle” 10:00 a.m.
Lunch 11:45 a.m.
Confer 31° “Grand Inspector Inquisitor Commander” 1:00 p.m.
Confer 32° “Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret” 2:00 p.m.
Social Time 5:00 p.m.
Dinner 6:00 p.m.
Program After Dinner
Apr 29 Trustees meeting 6:15 p.m.
Executive Committee 7:15 p.m.
May 13 Guard’s Club
Dinner & Annual meeting 6:30 p.m.
Annual meeting for all Bodies 7:30 p.m.
Special note- The date for the Annual Installation of Officers for the Four
Central City Bodies has not been scheduled when this article goes to press.
We are closing in on the date for our reunion on April 27. Please note the times for the degrees printed elsewhere on this page. The Valley wanted to do something different for this, the 200th anniversary of the Scottish Rite in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. Social hour for our reunion banquet will start at 6:00 PM. Plan to make the most of this event. This is the big day for our newest brothers, who will be knighted Sublime Princes of the Royal Secret.
I continue to thank Most Wise Master Larry Egnaczyk. The chapter of Rose Croix conferred the 18th Degree and the Feast of the Paschal Lamb in the same month. I also commend Larry for trying a new time and day to hold the Feast and the light meal to follow. Congratulations also go to Sovereign Prince Dave Barnello for conferring another memorable 16th degree. Both Dave and Larry have served this Valley very well, giving two terms of service in their offices. Your steadfastness helps keep the Valley moving forward.
Next month the Valley will elect and install new officers, including a new Commander-in-Chief. I have felt honored to serve with my brother presiding officers both years of my term. Thrice Potent Masters Craig Cobb and Gary Kall helped the Lodge of Perfection prepare for the future. Sovereign Prince Dave Barnello and Most Wise Master Larry Egnaczyk have been at my side my whole term. The past has been good to the Valley of Syracuse, and the future looks bright. Job well done, Brothers!
Ill. Lynwood Bennerson, 33°
I hope everyone made it through the winter safely. We can start to see evidence of Spring starting to appear through what little snow is still on the ground. I welcome back our Brothers and Sisters who have returned from warmer climates and can rejoin us in Chapter or Lodge.
I want to thank all who participated in the Degrees at the Joint meeting in the Valley of Utica, especially new cast members for getting involved and showing interest in our Ritual.
I want to thank the Reverend Dr. John Fulton of the Rockefeller United Methodist Church for being our speaker at The Feast of the Paschal Lamb in March. Your message was appreciated and well received by all who attended this very important ceremony in memory of those Scottish Rite Brothers who have left our rolls this past year. Thank you to everyone who took a part in this special event for our Valley.The buffet dinner was delicious and I thank Jim and the Ladies for arranging the food for us to enjoy.
Soon we will be electing new Officers and Body Heads to guide us through another Masonic year in The Valley of Syracuse. I welcome your commitment to Masonry and wish you the success and support you all deserve.
Lawrence W. Egnaczyk, 32° DSA
Most Wise Master
I hope the change to the Spring season finds you in good Health and Spirits.
The Valley of Syracuse is in the midst of conferring the Degree work for the Class of 2013. The just completed 16th and 18th Degrees were presented jointly by the Valleys of Utica, Norwood, & Syracuse, in Utica, for a combined class of over 40 incoming Brothers.
We will now turn our efforts towards the Reunion which will be taking place at the Masonic Memorial Center in Syracuse on April 27th . It will be a full day affair, where the 24th and 32nd Degrees will be conferred in the afternoon and the Reunion social and dinner will take place in the evening. Be sure to make plans to attend and support the program.
Dave Barnello, 32°
Hopefully Spring has finally arrived. On April 27th the 24° and the 32° will be conferred. Registration will be at 9:30 a.m. Consistory will open at 10 a.m., followed by the conferring of the 24° at 10:30 a.m. A lunch will be served at 11:45 a.m. The Consistory will be re-convened at 12:45 p.m., the conferring of the 31° will be at 1 p.m. followed by the 32° at 2 p.m. The Reunion dinner will be in the evening, Social hour starting at 6 p.m.followed by dinner at 7 p.m. Mark your calendars and make your reservations with the office. Looking forward to seeing you all there.
Please continue to keep all those who are serving our Country, both home and abroad in your prayers.
DB Gary Kall, 32° MSA
Thrice Potent Master
Notes from the Children's Dyslexia Center
Save the Date and Give us a Call- The 2013 Recognition Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, June 4th at 6:30 PM at the OES Campus Pavilion
We would be thrilled to have you attend but you need to give us a call by May 28th so we can assure of a seat and some tasty treats after. We will be honoring our 22 students, 6 tutors and 5 scholars at this joyous event. It is a great opportunity to really “see” what we have been doing at the Center since last September.
This year we are pleased to have Pam Fahy speak to us at the Ceremony. Many of you may have seen Pam at COD or met her with her daughter, Erica, who was one of our first students at the Center and the first one to “graduate” (reach her grade level of reading while at the Center). Pam can bring a special view to all as she is a parent and has also served as parent liaison and, until recently, a member of our Center Board.
As you can imagine we are busily preparing for the end of this academic year and also attempting to get ready for the upcoming year. 2013-2014 will be the ninth year of the Center’s existence. (Can you believe that a decade of service is soon to be upon us?) We face new challenges each year – not the least of which is funding. With a great deal of thanks to your continued support, we also know that the next few years will bring new challenges in meeting our annual budget needs. Bill Ziemer, from Headquarters in Lexington, MA will be here on the 20th of March to visit the Center and address the Board on upcoming needs and new ventures.
Carin Illig, the Director of clinical affairs of the Centers will be coming to visit in early July of this year. It is important that these oversight visits are made to help ensure our continued certification through IMSLEC (International Multisensory Structured Language Education Council) and, now, IDA (International Dyslexia Association).
We know that we will always have challenges to meet to keep our program going but we hope you get a chance to join us in June to see what wonderful things are happening because of your continued support.
I will bring you more news of Ryan next article. His tutor, John P., lost his wife suddenly and John and Ryan are getting back on track as I write.
As always- Thank You for being there!
Linda Martin, Director
Phone- (315) 736-0574
Mail- Children’s Dyslexia Center- CNY
PO Box 638
Oriskany, NY 13424
This past months have brought much to the Valley Hospitaler’s attention. Several brothers have laid down their working tools, including Brothers Ray DiPietro, Ray Clapper and Mike Gunn. Please hold their families in your prayers. Distinguished Brothers Bob Eggleston and George Black and Brother Norm Kruth face serious health issues. Brother Victor Williams has experienced several hospitalizations and other challenges. The Great Architect is always ready to hear our prayers. Keep the Brothers in the Valley who are suffering from any kind of adversity in your prayers. This is the first of many stones we use in building a cathedral of care and understanding for our Brothers.
Allan J. Ferguson, 32° DSA
ONE HUNDRED FIFTY-FIRST ANNUAL REUNION
The 151st Annual Reunion for Central City Bodies, AASR Valley of Syracuse is April 27, 2013. This event continues the Valley of Syracuse’s celebration of the 200th Anniversary of Scottish Rite Masonry in the United States in 2013.
All Scottish Rite Brothers are invited to attend the combined meeting of Central City and Mohawk Valley Consistories opening at 10:00 a.m. Saturday April 27, 2013 at the Masonic Memorial Center, 648 Centerville Place, North Syracuse, NY. The Consistory will confer the 24th degree, “Prince of the Tabernacle”, the 31st Degree “Grand Inspector inquisitor Commander” and the 32nd Degree “Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret”. This is an excellent opportunity for Brothers to have their Passports stamped and signed.
The 151st Annual Reunion Banquet will be at the Memorial Masonic Center with a Social time at 5:00 p.m., Roast Beef dinner at 6:00 p.m., followed by the Reunion Program after dinner. Cost of the event is $20.00 per person. You may call the Valley office at (315) 452-7976 to make your reservations.
Remember, Brothers your wives and family members are encouraged to attend the Reunion Banquet and program in the evening. This is an excellent opportunity to greet old Masonic Friends and to meet new ones.