Last evening, the Valley of Syracuse celebrated our Veterans. Husband & Wife, Jack & Betty Dombrowski were honored as our Masonic & Non-Masonic Veterans of the Year. Here's what you missed...
Photos are complements of Ill.·. Gary Kall, 33°
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.
Dec 01 Executive Committee 7:00 p.m.
Dec 08 Holiday Celebration with the Ladies
Social 6:00 p.m. / Dinner 6:30 p.m. /Program 7:30 p.m.
Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays
Dec 29 Holiday Luncheon (Monday) @Twin Trees III Restaurant
11:30 a.m. til?? / Casual Order from the Menu / Individual Checks
Looking ahead to November we have another very busy month in the Valley.
November 10th will be our annual Veterans celebration. Social hour will begin at 6:00, dinner at 6:30, with a program to follow. Be sure to make your reservations with the office. November 17th will be the conferral of the 15th degree at 7:30. Refreshments will follow the degree.
November 21st will be our 90th birthday celebration for Illustrious Brother Bruce Widger at 11:30 a.m. Make your reservation with Sharon Swan.
Looking ahead to December, our annual holiday celebration will be on December 8th. More details will follow.
I look forward to seeing you all in Scottish Rite.
Ill.'. Robert M. Tyrrell, 33°
Commander in Chief
The weather may have stopped some but the walk-a-thon at OES CAMPUS was fun, we had thirty three walkers even children as young as eight complete the walk-a-thon. Chicken B-B-Q was a winner .
My Seventh Wedding anniversary was October 13th so I wasn't at Lodge - the Commander-In Chief even gave his permission. That was just a joke.
May the great Architect bless us all.
Carlton P. Jackson, 32°
Most Wise Master
The cast for the 15th Degree is set with all the line Officers taking a part in it and with the help of a few other Brothers we will be set for the November 17th presentation with a practice the week before. This is the first Degree I have had the pleasure to oversee, so much thanks to the Brothers taking a part, Jim Swan, the office and immediate past Sovereign Prince Dave Barnello for all their assistance.
Council of Princes of Jerusalem Officers should wear tuxedos for this degree, as we will be presiding over the meeting’s opening and closing and should spruce up on our duties.
Stay safe and healthy my Brothers.
Mark Bombardo, 32°
Greetings from the Officers and members of the Lodge of Perfection.
In October we kicked off the degree season by conferring the 4th and 5th Degrees. In November we look forward to honoring our Veterans at our annual Veterans’ celebration where we will have a very special program and later in the month we will be conferring the 15th Degree.
November marks our national celebration of Thanksgiving, in that vein, I am thankful for my Brothers, old and young. They have given me inspiration, lifted me up, supported me and whispered words of wise counsel. But beyond what I have received, what I am most thankful for is the spirit of charity and brotherly love that we all share. It is that spirit when we, as brothers, reach out and help a brother, or group, or community who is in need.
So during this season of Thanksgiving let us remember our Brothers, their widows and orphans.
Kevin Parker, 32°
Thrice Potent Master
For any member who was unable to attend the Annual Recognition & Awards Banquet on September 22nd, I would like to extend my sincere appreciation for having been selected to receive the Dedicated Service Award.
I am happy to report that the residents in the Health Pavilion at The Masonic Care Community were all doing well as of our last visit. The Staff has begun decorating the “Neighborhoods” in the changing Fall Colors. I am told these decorations are purchased by the Staff. This is a fine example of the extra care and feeling they have for the residents.
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°
We were deeply saddened by the recent passing of my father Robert F. Tyrrell. It was very heartwarming to see the support from our Masonic family and friends.
Perhaps you came to call or sent a card, sent flowers, made a gracious donation to charity, or verbally extended your sympathy. It was very much appreciated and we thank all of you very much from the bottom of our hearts.
God Bless you all.
Ill.'. Robert M. Tyrrell, 33° & Family
Thanksgiving, the day and time of the year when we pause and give thanks for the bountiful harvest each year is celebrated November 23. This traditional day of gathering family and friends together is an important and very meaningful Holiday for many.
The office staff, Sharon Fox, Sharon Swan, Jim Swan and Mike Gates, wish everyone a safe and Happy Thanksgiving to each and everyone.
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
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
We are Scottish Rite Masons in the Central New York State region.