Jun 01 Officer’s Public Installation
Social 6:00 p.m. / Dinner 6:30 p.m. / Install 7:30 p.m.
Jun 08 Trustees Meeting 6:15 p.m.
Executive Committee 7:00 p.m.
Aug 7 Teddy Bear Classic Golf Tournament BENEFITS Children’s Dyslexia Center of Central New York
Shotgun Start 10:30 a.m.
Banquet 3:30 p.m.
Vesper Hills Golf Course
NEW YORK State Fair
Child Safety I.D. Program
Scottish Rite Day to be announced
With the Scottish Rite year coming to a close, I take this opportunity to thank everyone who helped to make it a year to remember. First to the Valley officers, elected and appointed, thank you for your leadership and dedication to the Rite. With all of your efforts you helped to "make it happen".
To the office staff, notably the "two Sharon's", you both helped to keep everything on track, and with the polite reminders, your dedication and friendship I treasure greatly. Next comes our great mentor, advisor, and Valley Secretary Ill. Jim Swan. Jim is the one who has kept me on the straight and narrow, and truth be told keeps the Valley running smoothly. Thank you Jim, and thank you again to everyone who contributed to make this year another successful one.
Best wishes to my successor Rick Powell, and all of the Valley officers for the ensuing year. I am confident that you will make it a banner year for our Valley. See you in Scottish Rite.
Ill.'. Robert M. Tyrrell, 33°
Commander in Chief
As our Scottish Rite year comes to the end, job well done to all. I have nothing but gratitude for all the help from Doug Storie gave in his office as Sr. Warden. Brothers it was a good year.
May the Great Creator keep us under his merciful care until we meet again.
Carlton P. Jackson, 32°
Most Wise Master
It has been great working with the Officers of the Council; they all stepped up to the plate and made it a successful and rewarding year. Thank you to High Priest- Robert Boutell, Senior Warden- James Nelson, Junior Warden- Michael Miller, Master of Ceremonies- Henry Havener, Master of Entrances- Kevin Cobb, thank you to the other Body Heads; Commander-in-Chief -Robert Tyrrell, Most-Wise Master- Carlton Jackson, Thrice Potent Master- Kevin Parker and a special thanks to the office; Sharon, Sharon and Jim.
Now that the 16th Degree is not part of the core Degrees, it might be awhile before it is done again, Thank you to the entire cast members for an awesome job presenting it.
It is a pleasure to announce that the top three Officers of the Council will be moving up in line, Kenneth Sterling will be starting his Scottish Rite journey as Junior Warden and I know with their continued commitment, Bob Boutell’s leadership as Sovereign Prince and Craig Cobb as their advisor (a lineup the Yankees would be proud of); this upcoming year will be fun, rewarding and successful.
In parting, thank you again for this tremendous opportunity and thank you to all the member of the Valley of Syracuse AASR, I will always be grateful for the life-long fraternal bonds that were afforded me.
Take care my Brothers and have a safe and enjoyable summer.
Mark Bombardo, 32°
I want to bid farewell to you as I am leaving my position of Thrice Potent Master. I have enjoyed working for the Valley and I appreciate having had this wonderful opportunity to work with you all. During this year you all have provided me support and through your encouragement and guidance I have been able to excel in my position. With many of you, I have shared a unique camaraderie which I hope will continue in the years to come. I do wish the upcoming officers every success in all its future endeavors.
Kevin Parker, 32°
Thrice Potent Master
As our Masonic year is fast coming to an end , please don’t forget the Brotherhood Fund. Contributions for this year can still be made up to May 30th , and the Masonic Care Community needs your help.
June 27th is St. Johns Day, and many of us will be heading up to Utica. Plan on allowing a little extra time to visit the Masonic Brothers and many of their families that are Residents on Campus.
I am closing in on completing all of the Degrees in my Scottish Rite Passport, and if any Brother has trouble driving and would like some assistance in visiting a Valley on my list, please feel free to call me. I would be happy to give you a lift.
In closing…just a reminder that when we go dark for the summer, the Hospitaler’s door is always open. If any Brother is experiencing financial, personal, or heath related issues of any type, maybe we can help. Please feel free to contact me in the strictness of confidence. email@example.com tel. 315-837-4962
Stay healthy and have a great summer.
Dick Freeman, 32°
Welcome to My World
Notes from the Children’s Dyslexia Center CNY
How nice it is to see the sun and flowers and have some warmer weather and how difficult it is for the children to stay inside for sessions with the advent of nice weather-Finally. However, they do preserver and we are fully in the midst of end-of-year paperwork and the post-assessments for the children. I had the privilege of attending a Director’s Conference in New Hampshire this past week and interact with over 45 Director’s as well as the staff from Headquarters in Lexington. I considered it a very worthwhile time.
The scholars at the Center have completed their classes and will soon have all of their coursework done. I expect all of them to achieve Certification by the summer. Meanwhile we are busy recruiting our class of scholars for next year.
Nathaniel is about to complete his second (and final) year at the Center. It has been wonderful to see him come more into his own this year and make such good progress. It is always hard to let our children go after their time here but it is also very rewarding to watch them become so much more independent in their reading.
To that end, another reminder that we will celebrate the children’s accomplishments at our Recognition Ceremony on June 2nd in the Pavilion on the OES Campus. We would love to see you there- just let us know if you plan to attend.
Linda L. Martin, Director
Phone- (315) 736-0574
Mail- Children’s Dyslexia Center- CNY
PO Box 638
Oriskany, NY 13424
The 2015-2016 Officers for Central City Lodge of Perfection, Council Princes of Jerusalem, and Chapter Rose Croix and the 2015-2017 Officers for Central City Consistory will be installed into their new offices Monday evening June 1, 2015 at 7:30 p.m. with its’ Public Installation of Officers at the Memorial Masonic Center, 648 Centerville Place, North Syracuse.
Our evening starts with a 6:00 p.m. social time and 6:30 p.m. Roast Pork Dinner. Cost of the dinner is $ 15.00 per person. Please contact the Valley Office to make your required reservation for dinner. Join us for this festive event as we honor our new officers and celebrate their installation into new offices.
Contact the Valley Secretary in the Valley office at (315) 452-7976.
Officers Complete their Terms of Office
June 2015 is a significant month in the operations of the Valley of Syracuse. Our old officers retire and new leaders are installed to carry on into the future. I congratulate the leaders of our Valley for their efforts this past year. Excellent programs were planned and carried out for the enjoyment of our members and event guests. We continue to work with the Valleys of Norwood and Utica to conduct joint meetings and thru those efforts eight (8) Scottish Rite Degrees were conferred by the Valley this past year. The Guest Speaker program in March with an enthusiastic crowd in attendance was a success.
Consistory Commander-In-Chief Ill∴ Robert M. Tyrrell, 33°, Council Princes of Jerusalem Sovereign Prince Mark A. Bombardo, 32° and Lodge of Perfection Thrice Potent Master Kevin J. Parker, 32° are retiring this year. Carlton P. Jackson, 32°, Most Wise Master will continue to serve for another term of office.
Your office staff says thank you to each of these Leaders and to their officers for their efforts on behalf of the members of Central City Bodies, A.A.S.R., Valley of Syracuse. It has been a pleasure to work with each of you and we wish all of you success in your future Masonic endeavors.
Teddy Bear Classic Golf Tournament
The Scottish Rite Masons in the Valleys of Syracuse and Utica sponsor the Children’s Dyslexia Center, Central New York located on the Eastern Star Home Campus in Oriskany, NY. Each summer we sponsor a Captain and Crew format Golf Tournament as a part of our efforts to raise funds to operate our Center. The 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Classic Golf Tournament will be Friday August 7, 2015.
The 2015 Event is at Vesper Hills Golf Course in Tully with Registration for the event starting at 9:30 a.m. with a Shotgun Start at 10:30 a.m. Included in the price of $60.00 per person/$240.00 per foursome is golf with a cart, lunch at the turn, and a buffet dinner at 3:30 p.m. following golf. Invite your family and friends to join with us and enjoy a day of Masonic fellowship. Format is a four ball best ball event with mixed foursomes welcomed. Hole or Tee Sponsorships at $100.00 per hole and Golf Cart sponsorships are available at $50.00 per cart.
Please contact Ill∴ Craig E. Cobb, 33°, 115 Haverhill Drive, Dewitt, NY 13214, (315) 446-0625; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or the Valley of Syracuse office (315) 452-7976 email@example.com for additional information.