Oct. 04 Children’s Dyslexia Center Walk-A-Thon @ OES Campus, Oriskany at 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 L-O-P Confer 4° 7:30 p.m.
Oct 20 L-O-P rehearsal 5° 7:00 p.m.
Oct 27 L-O-P Confer 5° 7:30 p.m.
Nov. 03 AASR Trustees 6:15 p.m. / Executive Committee 7:00 p.m.
Nov. 10 Veteran’s Celebration
Social 6:00 p.m. / Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Nov. 16 CPJ Rehearse 15° 6:00 p. m. (Sunday)
Nov. 17 CPJ Confer 15° 7:30 p.m. Refreshments to follow.
Nov. 21 Bruce Widger 90th Birthday Luncheon 11:30 a.m.
September is now behind us, October is upon us and promises to be a very busy month in our Valley.
October 4th will be our annual Walk-a-thon in Oriskany. The walk begins at 10:00 a.m, followed by a Chicken BBQ around 11:30. Your generous support for this endeavor is appreciated. On October 13th, we will confer the 4th degree. The degree will be presented at 7:30 with refreshments to follow. On October 27th we will confer the 5th degree. Again we will present around 7:30 with refreshments to follow. Get your petitions in now.
Looking ahead into November our annual Veterans Program will be on November 10th. Social hour will be at 6, dinner at 6:30, and program to follow at 7:30. Please plan to attend and join us as we honor our Veterans and their generous service to our great country.
See you in Scottish Rite!
Ill.'. Robert M. Tyrrell, 33°
Commander in Chief
I know we all have commitments, but our Valley Kick off attendance was disappointing to me. Let’s get out & support our Valley!
We do have our Children's Dyslexia Center Walk-a-thon October 4th at OES Campus in Oriskany. Walk @ 10:00am. I hope we can make a strong show of support for this great and worthy cause. Come one and all show our commitment to the Children they need us! What Joy in that. Plus there will be a chicken B-B-Q @ 11:30 a.m.
Carlton P. Jackson, 32°
Most Wise Master
The fall Scottish Rite season is in full swing now and going strong, it is a very active time for all. The kick-off Brother bring a Brother meeting was well attended, very informative and a great time filled with fellowship and fun.
As I write this article the Council of Princes of Jerusalem is gearing up for the 15th Degree, cast members will be contacted in the near future.
Thanks to all the Brothers, family and friends that helped man our shift for the Safety ID Program at the State Fair, there was a steady flow of people taking advantage of this program, time just flew by.
As our body moves forward this year, my goal is to keep the line of communication open and you well informed. Stay safe and healthy my Brothers.
Mark Bombardo, 32°
Greetings from the Officers and members of the Lodge of Perfection.
First, I would like to thank my wife, Kelley Parker, for taking this year’s officers pictures that go along with this article. She was able to get everyone but The Commander in Chief, his will be in next month. We kicked off the year with our annual Brother bring a Brother program and followed our annual Awards and Recognition dinner. Congratulations to all of this year’s recipients! We will hit the road running on October 4th with the Walk-a-thon for the Children’s Dyslexia Center CNY. Then on October 13th we will confer the 4th Degree. Then on October 27th we will confer the 5th Degree. See you there.
Kevin Parker, 32°
Thrice Potent Master
Where did the summer go! I received news from the Valley of Binghamton, that Ill. Tim McMullin is now home and recovering nicely from a recent hospital stay. It has also been brought to my attention that John Fuller and Bruce Naumann’s wife have been having some health issues. We will keep them in our thoughts and prayers.
I hope to see you at the Walk-A-Thon, up at the Learning Center in Oriskany on October 4th. Come hungry, the BBQ Chicken is always great ! Don’t forget your “Blue Envelopes”
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
As I write this we are still on break but have already been working hard on our new year. 2014-2015 will be the TENTH Year of operation for the Children’s Dyslexia Center and we hope you will join us as we continue our fundraising efforts and plan activities to celebrate this milestone.
Just a reminder of upcoming events: The Center reopens on September 22nd. Tutoring will resume on October 6th
Our Annual Walk-a-Thon will take place on October 4th. Join us for the Walk, Chicken BarBQue, Bake Sale, Bottle and Can Drive and New This Year: Face Painting for the Children
Also in the works are Fundraising Days at Panera Bread And Barnes and Nobles!
We hope to have many more events throughout the year and will look forward to seeing many of you there.
As always, Thank You for your continued interest and support.
Linda L. Martin, Director
Phone- (315) 736-0574
Mail- Children’s Dyslexia Center- CNY
PO Box 638
Oriskany, NY 13424
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO MW BRUCE WIDGER
Our dear Brother Bruce Widger celebrates his 90th birthday Saturday November 22, 2014.
All of his Masonic Brothers are invited to join together at the Memorial Masonic Center in North Syracuse Friday November 21, 2014 to celebrate Brother Widgers’ 90th Birthday and to say thank you to him for his many years of devoted service to Freemasonry in New York State.
Join us at 11:30 a. m. for social time and conversation and we will enjoy a buffet luncheon at 12 Noon. Cost for the luncheon is $ 8.00 per person. Prepaid reservations by no later than November 17, 2014 are required.
To make your reservation contact Mrs. Sharon Swan at (315) 458-1539. Mail your payment check; payable to: Sharon L. Swan.
Mail checks to:
Mrs. Sharon L. Swan
5910 Tuller Rd.
Cicero, NY 13039-8663
Come and join us and help us celebrate Bruce’s 90th birthday
Central City Bodies AASR honors Ill∴ Sandy Samson, 33°
Central City Consistory Commander-In-Chief, Ill∴ Robert M. Tyrrell, 33° announced at the most recent meeting of the Valley of Syracuse’s Executive Committee the selection of Ill∴ Sandy Samson, 33°, Past Commander-In-Chief ; Class Sponsor for the 2014 – 2015 Class of new Scottish Rite Brothers.
All Central New York Master Masons desiring to become a 32° Scottish Rite Mason are invited to join this Class of new members of Scottish Rite. Please contact D. B. Allan J. Ferguson, 32° MSA, 2nd Lt. Commander of the Consistory and our 2014-2015 Membership Committee Chairman to obtain more information by calling (607) 423-1368 or by e-mail: email@example.com or by calling Ill∴ James D. Swan. Jr, 33°, Valley Secretary at (315)452-7976 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our Fall 2014 Degree conferral schedule stats October 13, 2014 with the conferral of the 4° “Master Traveler”. The degrees will be conferred at intervals during the Winter and Spring months culminating with the conferral of the 32°, Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret” on Saturday April 25, 2015
Expand your Masonic knowledge and meet new Brothers by becoming a Scottish Rite Mason in Central City Bodies, A.A.S.R., Valley of Syracuse.
2015 Burns Supper
The Knights of St. Andrew will hold its Annual Burns Supper 5:00 PM on Saturday January 31, 2015 at Coleman's Irish Pub in Syracuse. A Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, Freemason, author of many Scots poems and to the Scots what Shakespeare is to the English. The suppers are normally held on or near the poet's birthday, January25
Cost will be $35 per person. Reservations can be sent to Richard Powell, 4717 Broad Road, Syracuse, NY 13215. Deadline for reservations will be January 10th. Book early as the space at Coleman's is very limited! Email questions to email@example.com
Ill.'. Richard J. Powell, 33°
1st Lt. Commander