Sep. 08 Valley Fall Kickoff & Brother Bring a Brother Night
Social 6:00 p.m. / Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Sep. 15 All Officers Training Session / Tiled meeting 7:30 p.m.
Sep. 22 Recognition & Awards Dinner
Social 6:00 p.m. / Dinner 6:30 p.m. / Program 7:30 p.m.
Sep 28 4° Rehearsal 6:00 p.m. Sunday evening
Sep 29 MSA Group Meeting @ Twin Trees III 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 04 Children’s Dyslexia Center Walk-A-Thon @ OES Campus, Oriskany 10:00 a.m.
Chicken B-B-Q at 11:30 a.m. til gone
Oct 06 Executive Committee 7:00 p.m.
Oct 13 Confer 4° 7:30 p.m.
Oct 20 Rehearsal 5° 7:00 p.m.
Oct 27 Confer 5° 7:30 p.m.
Greetings Brethren, as the summer season draws to a close we look forward to another Scottish Rite year of fun fellowship.
On September 8th we begin the year with our Valley Fall Kick-off and Brother Bring a Brother events. Social Hour will begin at 6 followed by dinner at 6:30. All prospective members are encouraged to attend.
September 15th is the All Officers Training Meeting. All officers are expected to attend. Refreshments will follow the meeting at 7:30.
September 22nd is our annual Awards Night. We have several brothers being honored this evening. Social hour will begin at 6, followed by dinner at 6:30 and our program will conclude the evening at 7:30.
On October 4th, the Annual Children's Dyslexia Center Walk-a-thon at OES campus in Oriskany will begin at 10:00 a.m sharp ! The walk will be followed by a Chicken BBQ at 11:30 a.m. I ask everyone to reach into their hearts and support this effort.
Ill.'. Robert M. Tyrrell, 33°
Commander in Chief
We had a great summer , but never long enough. I want to thank my officers for their help with the Safety ID Program at the State Fair. We are looking forward to a blessed new year of Scottish Rite Light, may it be a one with growth in membership and attendance.
Carlton P. Jackson, 32°
Most Wise Master
Congratulation to the newly installed Council of Princes of Jerusalem Officers and Officers of the other Bodies, I know we will have a very successful and enjoyable year working together.
The 2014-2015 schedule has been set, the 15th Degree will be conferred November 16, 2014 and the 16th Degree will be conferred March 9, 2015, it has been a few years since the 15th Degree was presented by the Valley of Syracuse.
Our Body will also be responsible for the January 12, 2015 Ladies Night entertainment.
Mark Bombardo, 32°
Greetings from the Officers and members of the Lodge of Perfection.
I would like to thank everyone who helped out on August 24th at the New York State Fair working the Safety Id booth. We are looking forward to rolling up our sleeves and getting to work. September 8th is our Fall Kickoff and Brother Bring a Friend night and September 22nd there will be a Recognition and Awards Dinner.
This year, in the Lodge of Perfection, we will be conferring the 4th, 5th, and 14th Degrees. See you there.
Kevin Parker, 32°
Thrice Potent Master
Greetings Brethren, and welcome back to the Valley!
I am sad to report the passing of Brother Leo Dunham (Oswego District) Last month at the Masonic Care Community. On our monthly trips to Utica we always looked in on Leo who resided in the Buffalo Household at the Health Pavillion.
I have been keeping in touch with Brother Norm Kruth. Although his health issues are ongoing, his spirits remain high. Send him a card at 3185 Bellevue Ave. A5 Syracuse, NY 13219
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 me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dick Freeman, 32°
Welcome to My World
Notes from the Children’s Dyslexia Center CNY
When you read this we will have completed our 2013-2014 year at the Center and will be making final plans to begin our 10th year starting in September. How exciting is that? Sometimes it seems hard to believe that it has been that long since we opened our doors in Spring of 2005 (we tutored our first two children at the OES Home for several months before moving into the Center.)
As we complete this year we can tell you that since our inception we have accepted 150 children and have had 105 go through the program. Ten of those children will continue in the program next year and we will bring ten new children into the program as well. Nathaniel is one of the children who will return in the fall and he has taken advantage of the summer program as well. He met his new tutor during the summer and they seem to be a very good match. It will be fun to watch his progress in the fall.
We have trained 37 tutors at the Center and 33 have continued the training to receive Certification. Five of those have gone on to receive Advanced Tutor Certification and we have three more in training for that level. We have a class of 5 new scholars who have begun training for their initial certification.
As you can see we continue to be a very busy place. The Board has been busy planning fund raisers to help keep us going (sadly some other Centers are planning to close their doors due to financial difficulties) and I know you will do what you have done in the past to support us at our summer Golf Tournament, and fall Walk-a-Thon and Book Fair.
As always, I thank you for all you do to make us who we are!
Linda L. Martin, Director
Phone- (315) 736-0574
Mail- Children’s Dyslexia Center- CNY
PO Box 638
Oriskany, NY 13424
Ill. Robert H. Jackson, 33° Award
Ill. Carl F. Fahrenkrug, Sr. 33°, Past Commander-In-Chief of Central City Consistory, A.A.S.R., Valley of Syracuse received the prestigious Ill. Robert H. Jackson, 33° Award for Outstanding Community Service at the 2014 Council of Deliberation, A.A.S.R, New York Annual Convocation July 25, 2014 at the Holiday Inn Syracuse/Liverpool, NY.
Ill. Robert H. Jackson, 33° was Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court and the Chief Prosecutor of the Nazi War Criminals at the Nuremberg Trials following World War II.
The members of the New York Council of Deliberation’s Administrative Board select an individual nominated by members of the Scottish Rite Valleys in the State of New York to receive this award annually.
Illustrious Brother Fahrenkrug was selected to receive the 2014 Award for his outstanding contributions of time and resources supporting “Central New York Multiple Sclerosis Resources” in addition to the many other Masonic and Community Service projects he supports with his time and other resources.
Congratulations to our Masonic Brother, Friend, and Colleague upon receipt of the prestigious Robert H. Jackson, 33° Award for outstanding Community Service this year.
Congratulations to Two Central City Bodies A.A.S.R. Members
Two very hard working members of the Valley of Syracuse received much deserved recognition by the Council of Deliberation A.A.S.R. New York, for their years of diligent labor on behalf of the Central City Bodies, AASR, Valley of Syracuse.
Distinguished Brother Douglas H. Storey, 32° MSA, received his plaque and the Jewel of a Meritorious Service Award recipient during conferral ceremonies Saturday evening July 26, 2014 at the 2014 Council of Deliberation Session at the Holiday Inn Liverpool/Syracuse. The “Red Hat”; the symbol of having received this honor will be presented to him at the Valley of Syracuse Recognition and Awards Dinner September 22, 2014 at the Masonic Memorial Center in North Syracuse.
During the Business Meeting earlier Saturday afternoon, Brother Lawrence W. Egnaczyk, 32° DSA was elected to receive this same honor and distinction. As result of the decision to not have a Council of Deliberation Session in 2015 the Plaque and Jewel will not be presented to Brother Lawrence until the 2106 Convocation of the Council of Deliberation. Lawrence will also receive his “Red Hat” on September 22, 2014.
Ill. James D. Swan, Jr., 33°
Central City Bodies, A.A.S.R. Annual Awards and Recognition Dinner
The Central City Bodies A.A.S.R. Annual Awards and Recognition Dinner and program at the Masonic Memorial Center 648 Centerville Place, North Syracuse is Monday September 22, 2014 this year. Social time at 6:00 p.m.; Dinner at 6:30 p.m. The Recognition and Awards Ceremonies will follow dinner. Cost is $ 15.00 per person. Make your prepaid reservations by returning the “Dinner Reservation Form” with your payment check to the office. Dinner reservations deadline is Monday September 15, 2014.
JOHN D. HOMA, 32º DISTINGUISHED MILITARY SERVICE AWARDS
At its annual meeting in Liverpool, New York on July 25-26, 2014, this distinguished Military Service Award was presented to two New York Scottish Rite Masons. Named in honor of Sublime Prince John D. Homa, 32º, he was among the first US Army soldiers to have landed on Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944.
Receiving this award from Active Member Stephen R. Whittaker, 33º are Retired US Navy Captain Douglas Storey, 32º MSA and Retired US Army Lt. Colonel E. Daniel Walther IV, 32º who were recognized for their distinguished military service.
Pictured in the above photo [left to right] are US Navy Lt. Commander Bradley Storey, son and guest of US Navy Captain Douglas Storey, Recipient Lt. Colonel E. Daniel Walther IV, Recipient Captain Douglas Storey, Presenter Stephen R. Whittaker, Master Sergeant William Sardone, NY DeMolay Executive Officer and Illustrious John William McNaughton, 33º, Sovereign Grand Commander.
With the exception of Lt. Commander Storey, the five other Scottish Rite members are all Senior DeMolays. They represent 262 years of service to DeMolay and 114 years of Scottish Rite membership.