Jun 03 Officer’s Installation
Social 6:00 p.m. / Dinner 6:30 p.m. / Install 7:30 p.m.
Jun 10 Trustees Meeting 6:15 p.m.
Executive Committee Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Jul 26-28 Council of Deliberation
Aug 10 Knights of St. Andrew’s Burns Brunch (see article)
Aug 17-20 Supreme Council, Washington, DC
Aug 25 Safety ID @ State Fair
Lodge of Perfection Officers 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Council Officers 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Chapter Officers 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m
Installation of officers will take place on June 3. Social hour will begin at 6 PM, dinner at 6:30 PM and public installation of all four body officers following the dinner. Bro. Leon Bulriss will become Thrice Potent Master in the Lodge of Perfection, Bro. Dave Barnello enters his third term as Sovereign Prince, Bro. George Laird rises to Most Wise Master, and Illustrious Robert Tyrell ascends to the duties of Commander-in-Chief. The public installation of our officers is always a significant moment in our work as a Valley, and especially so when we install a Commander-in-Chief. Please make every effort to support all our officers on June 3 by attending.
We will soon enter the summer, but we have work to do in our Valley. Scottish Rite helps in the Masonic Safety ID at the State Fair. Your participation will help us in the important Masonic outreach. Members from our Valley will present the 21st degree at the New York State Council of Deliberation on July 27. The Knights of St. Andrew are planning a group activity on August 10, the day of the Central New York Highland games at Longbranch Park.
If that is not proof that the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite does not go dark in the summer, consider this: recruiting new brothers for the rite is something every 32nd degree Mason needs to take up as a personal goal. We cannot afford to wait to talk with our Masonic brothers during the months we confer degrees. Share with your friends the good you experience in Scottish Rite. Share with your friends who have let their membership lapse that there are ways to return to the Rite. The best time to do this work of building is during the more relaxed days of summer, when we meet our friends on the level and enjoy times of refreshment from our labor.
With all that said, thank you for the privilege of serving you as Commander-in-Chief of the Valley of Syracuse. God bless you all and God bless your families in all that you do.
Ill. Lynwood Bennerson, 33°
Congratulations to the Ill. Carl F. Fahrenkrug, Sr., 33° Class of 2013 on the 200th
Anniversary of the Scottish Rite in the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction. The Valley of Syracuse is looking forward to your participation in our programs and Degrees. If any of you have an interest in becoming more involved in Scottish Rite, don’t be bashful about letting us know of it. You will be welcomed by any of the Bodies in the Valley of Syracuse to help out any way you can. No job is too small and our mentors will show you the way.
I also want to wish the incoming Officers for 2013-2014 much success with your programs and hope you receive the same support and encouragement as I did in my two years as Most Wise Master of the Central City Chapter of Rose Croix. When I needed help my Fellow Sublime Princes were there for me, thank you all. I have always acknowledged the office staff and will continue to do so. They run the office like a well-oiled machine and keep most of us looking good, especially when we have our most special events.
Thank you for the reminders to get our Word articles out in time also.
Good luck to all Masons, everywhere!
Lawrence W. Egnaczyk, 32° DSA
Most Wise Master
Here comes summer!
There is no shortage of things to do during the summer, and that includes Scottish Rite functions too. The Body Heads will meet on June 17th to begin planning the events for the upcoming year. The Council of Deliberation will meet in Syracuse this year on July 26th – 28th. All Valley officers should be making plans to attend. A separate informational packet has been sent out, outlining the details. Make an attempt to attend this years’ session and support our Valley… and The Valley of Syracuse will be presenting the 21st Degree Saturday morning.
August brings the annual meeting of the Supreme Council, where the coronation of the new class of 33rd Degree members will take place. The Masonic Safety I.D. program will once again make its presence at the NYS Fair. Sunday August 25th will be Scottish Rite Day at the booth, and all four Bodies will be recruiting assistance to cover their shifts throughout that day. If interested, contact one of the Body heads. The more, the merrier.
Dave Barnello, 32°
Greetings, my Brothers.
I thought that last month would be my last WORD article as Thrice Potent Master. But I was wrong.
As my term as Thrice Potent Master come to an end, I would like to thank all the Lodge of Perfection Officers for their on-going support. A special “Thank You” to all those members who took part in the 4,5, and 14. I am sure you enjoyed taking part in these degrees and urge you to continue to participate in future degree work.
My congratulations to the members of the class of 2013. I urge you to find the way to become an active member of the Valley of Syracuse. You will enjoy every minute of it.
Please keep all those who are serving our Country both at home and those who are in harms way in your prayers.
DB Gary Kall, 32° MSA
Thrice Potent Master
Central City Bodies A.A.S.R. Public Officers Installation
There is a Social Hour at 6:00 p.m. followed by a Roast Beef dinner at 6:30 p.m. Cost of the dinner is $17.00 per person. Reservations for dinner are required and are to be made with the Valley Office by May 23, 2013.
Burns Brunch & Scottish Games
The Knights of St. Andrew plan to hold a Burns Brunch on the morning of the CNY Scottish Games (Saturday August 10th). The plan would be for a brunch to be held at a local establishment following a similar format to the Burns Supper. Cost for the brunch would include a ticket for admission to that day’s CNY Scottish Games at Longbranch Park in Liverpool. The Games features bagpipe & dancing competitions, Celtic music and a variety of gift and food options for the afternoon. It will make for a great day!
The cost will be $35 per person.
Here’s a potential problem – there are many other events scheduled for that day. We understand that many of you would like to attend our event are already committed elsewhere. We will need at least 30 people to make this happen.
If you would like to make a preliminary reservation, please email o Rick Powell by June 17th. Paid reservations will be due in early July.
Scottish Rite Child Safety I. D. Day at NY State Fair
An open note to all Scottish Rite members and their families. The Central City Bodies AASR, Valley of Syracuse has volunteered to man the Child Safety I.D. Booth for the day at the New York State Fair on Sunday August 25, 2013.
WE NEED YOUR ASSISTANCE!! Lodge of Perfection Officers 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.; Council Officers 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.; and Chapter Officers 6:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. are responsible to provide the needed manpower.
Please contact Shift Coordinators Leon Bulriss,(LOP) 668-6521, David Barnello, (Council) 283-6705; George Laird (Chapter) 699-1849 if you can volunteer to assist. NOTE: Your admission to the Fair is provided for the day you volunteer to help.
Notes from the Children's Dyslexia Center
The 2013 Recognition Ceremony will take place on Tuesday, June 4th at 6:30 PM at the OES Campus Pavilion - Save the Date and Give us a Call by May 28th if you can attend.
It’s a busy time at the Center but we are all enjoying the wonderful sunshine. The children have been having their end-of-year assessments; the tutors are trying to pull everything together before the end of May and the scholars are all getting ready to complete their training and get their Certification. Sandy is busy taking the names of the children and tutors who will be with us this summer and I am busy with post-assessments, meetings with the tutors, children and families, Scholar Information sessions, managing data, and a few other items.
We are also ready to recruit a new class of scholars for the 2013-14 academic year, always a daunting task to find dedicated people who have earned a BS (in anything) and can dedicate the time involved for the program. If you know someone who might “fit the bill” please have them contact us as soon as possible.
Bill Ziemer, from Headquarters in Lexington, MA was unable to be here in March as planned but we are happy to report that he will be joining us for the Recognition Ceremony.
Ryan had his assessment and meeting with his Mom, his tutor, John and myself. Ryan made major improvements in his reading comprehension and is beginning to look forward to planning for college in the next couple of years. This is a dream that he might not have realized if it were not for the Dyslexia Center that you so generously help on a regular basis.
As always- Thank You for making sure we can do what we do best: help children learn to read!
Linda Martin, Director
Phone- (315) 736-0574
Mail- Children’s Dyslexia Center- CNY
PO Box 638
Oriskany, NY 13424