Apr. 07 Executive Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Apr 12 Feast of the Paschal Lamb
Ceremony 2:30 p.m.
Buffet- Collation in the Dining hall following the ceremony
Apr 14 Consistory Rehearsal 19° & 32°
Apr 21 Consistory Rehearsal 31° & 32°
Apr 26 Consistory Degrees at Utica Masonic Center, 251 Genesee St., Utica, NY
Candidate Registration 9:00 a.m.
Open 9:30 a.m.
Confer 19º & 31° 10:00 a.m.
Confer 32° 1:00 p.m.
Apr 28 AASR Trustees Meeting 6:15 p.m.
Executive Committee 7:00 p.m.
May 5 & 6 Grand Lodge in New York City
May 12 152nd Reunion Dinner
Social 6:00 p.m. / Dinner 6:30 p.m. / Program to follow
May 19 Guard’s Club
6:15 p.m. Dinner & Annual Meeting
7:30 p.m. Lodge of Perfection Annual Meeting
Council Princes of Jerusalem Annual Meeting
Chapter Rose Croix Annual meeting
Consistory Annual Meeting
Greetings my Brothers.
As we look towards April, Spring is now upon us [in theory anyway]. The Feast of the Pascal Lamb will be on April 12. This is our memorial service honoring our Scottish Rite brothers who have gone to that house not made with hands eternal in the heavens. The ceremony commences at 2:30 pm, followed by a light buffet lunch. All are welcome.
On Sat. April 26th, we will travel to Utica for the Consistory degrees. We will car pool from the Masonic Memorial Center. We plan to leave at 7:30 am sharp. The 19°, 31°, and 32° will be conferred, and this will conclude the degree work for the Spring Class honoring Ill. Craig E. Cobb, 33°.
Looking forward to May, our Reunion Dinner will take place on May 12th, with social hour at 6:00 pm, followed by dinner at 6:30. May 19th will be our Guard's Club dinner, followed by our annual meeting. Hope to see everyone at Scottish Rite.Until next month may God bless you all.
Ill.'. Robert M. Tyrrell, 33°
Commander in Chief
Is there any hope that winter is finally over? This to me has really been a rough one. Oh well, it’s time we put winter aside, celebrate The Wearing O The Green and get on with our gardens and lawns.
I thank everyone who participated in the Degree work in Utica. The Feast of the Paschal Lamb will be held at 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon April 12, 2014 at the Memorial Masonic Center. A Buffet will be served following the Memorial Ceremony. Please contact the Valley 0ffice (315) 452-7976 if you have any questions. . I thank Jim & the Ladies for providing that wonderful Buffet.
Soon we will be electing Officers for the new Masonic Year. I wish all of the new Officers and Body Heads the success and support you all deserve.
George A. Laird III, 32°
Most Wise Master
Ahh, Spring. The long, cold, harsh winter will soon become just a memory. The warming sun (remember that?) will entice the flowers and trees to bloom, and the returning (snow) birds will be back to the nest.
The Valley of Syracuse and members of the Valley of Norwood have just conferred the 16th and 18th Degrees for the benefit of our new class, and I would like to thank all those involved, for making the day a success. It is truly an honor to be part of such a dedicated group.
Brethren, please keep April 12th open for the annual memorial ceremony “Feast of the Paschal Lamb” held at 2:30pm. Our Brothers who are no longer traveling with us will be honored at this solemn ceremony and all are encouraged to attend.
The Valley will be winding up the spring session of Degree work in Utica on Saturday, April 26th. The combined Valleys of Syracuse, Norwood, and Utica will be conferring the 19th, 31st, and 32nd Degrees on that day. All those able to make the trip should consult with Body Heads to discuss transportation needs.
Hope to see you soon.
Dave Barnello, 32°
My thanks to Ill.Gary S. Hartman 33°, our 14° Director and to the cast for another fine presentation in March. Please check your Valley schedule and make every effort to attend and support our Bodies, degree casts and new candidates as we draw near the end of this years degree season.
Leon Bulriss, 32°
Thrice Potent Master
Spring has arrived ! It is good to be out and around again, especially with day light savings time giving longer days. I am happy to report that the resident Brothers at the Masonic Care community are doing well. With nicer weather they anticipate more visits that means so much to them. During the winter they set up a Lodge room on site. Now that it is warmer, and they can venture out, they will resume meetings at Infinity Lodge No. 00 in the auditorium at the Administration Building. If you have never attended Lodge with these Brothers, Plan on a visit some evening…It will be a very rewarding experience for you and the members.
Mark your calendars for April 12th. The Feast of Pascal Lamb will be at 2:30 on Saturday. Notify George Laird of your intent. If you know of any senior friends, and or surviving spouses of these fallen Brothers that may be in need of a ride, seek them out and inquire.
Please keep me informed of any Brother in need of our aid or sympathy, or a close family member. Feel free to contact me at 315-837-4962 or email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dick Freeman, 32°
Welcome to My World
Notes from the Children’s Dyslexia Center CNY
This is indeed the ‘long haul’ into Spring. The children will have had seven long weeks before they get a ‘Spring Break’ from school and the Center. Everyone is beginning to show signs of a little ‘cabin fever’ but we continue to persevere and are thrilled with the extended daylight. By the time you get to read this we will have completed our mid-year assessments and had meetings with each of the children, their parents and tutors to discuss how things are going.
Our young man, Nathaniel, continues to be very hard working and keeps moving forward toward the goals set before him. Progress may seem a bit slow but the best part is that he is making progress. His mother brought in his report card which also shows progress. Interestingly the comment section of his report card contained a statement that, now that the school knows he is coming to the Center and is making progress with his reading, they would like that progress to be faster. Nathaniel’s mom is very much on board with the fact that we will not push him forward until we are sure he has ownership of the material we have been presenting to this point. We know that the reason many of our children are struggling in school is that, often, they never got the “basics” that allowed them to progress further in the realms of reading and spelling. We know that your support continues to allow us to help these children who so desperately need it.
We will be holding our first Scholar Information Session for the 2014-2015 academic year on March 25th at the Center. Due to the financial constraints which we will be facing with limited funds coming from Headquarters, we will have to rely more on our scholar base to allow us to bring the children into the Center. You may be interested to know that the waitlist at this time will take us into the 2016-2017 academic year. The need to help children with reading difficulties continues and seems to be getting even greater.
REMINDER - SAVE THE DATE
Our Recognition Ceremony will take place in the Pavilion on the OES Campus at 6:30 PM on Tuesday, June 3rd. Please contact us if you are able to attend.
Linda L. Martin, Director
Phone- (315) 736-0574
Mail- Children’s Dyslexia Center- CNY
PO Box 638
Oriskany, NY 13424
“Feast of the Paschal Lamb” Saturday April 12, 2014
This public ceremony will be presented at 2:30 p.m. Saturday afternoon April 12, 2014 at the Memorial Masonic Center, 648 Centerville Place North Syracuse, NY 13212-2366.
Buffet refreshments will be served in the dining room following the Memorial Ceremony. Please contact the Valley 0ffice (315) 452-7976 if you have any questions.