May 5 & 6 Grand Lodge in New York City
May 12 152nd Reunion Dinner
Social 6:00 p.m. / Dinner 6:30 p.m. / Program to follow
May 19 Guard’s Club 6:15 p.m. Dinner & Annual Meeting
7:30 p.m. Lodge of Perfection, Council Princes of Jerusalem,Chapter Rose Croix & Consistory Annual Meetings
June 2 Public Installation of Officers
Social 6:00 p.m. / Dinner 6:30 p.m. / Installation 7:30 p.m.
June 9 Trustees Meeting 6:15 p.m. / Executive Committee 7:00 p.m.
With April now behind us, I offer my congratulations to the members of the Craig E. Cobb 33rd degree class. I also give thanks to all brothers who assisted with the degrees. Through your dedication, they were a great success. Our annual reunion banquet will be held on Monday, May 12th. Social hour will begin at 6:00 p.m, followed by dinner at 6:30. We will welcome our new brothers, and renew old friendships. Please plan to attend.
May 19th will be our Guard's club dinner and annual meeting at 6:15 p.m, followed by our annual meeting at 7:30, so be sure to make reservations as soon as possible.
The annual Installation of Officer's will be on Monday June 2nd. Again social hour will begin at 6:00 p.m, dinner at 6:30, followed by a ceremony at 7:30. Come on out and support your new valley officers. Until next month, may God Bless you all.
Ill.'. Robert M. Tyrrell, 33°
Commander in Chief
I wonder if it will ever get warm again. I've had it with all of the cold weather.Someday, it will get above 70, and we can all celebrate.
My work is just about complete for the Chapter of Rose Croix. It has been enjoyable, and I really learned a lot. Most of the objectives could not have been achieved without the help from Jim & Sharon Swan, as well as Sharon Fox. They are a terrific asset to all of the bodies in the AASR. I thank you all, from the bottom of my heart.
On April 12th, we celebrated the Feast of the Paschal Lamb. Thank you all for a fine job. As usual, everyone enjoyed the excellent buffet. Thanks go out to all involved in the preparation of the wonderful lunch.
On June 2ed , our new officers will be installed. I wish them all a successful year. I am sure that all of the help that I have received, will be available to the new officers.
Just remember.............Seek and ye shall find!!!
George A. Laird III, 32°
Most Wise Master
As I pause, standing on the path that I started my journey on several years ago, I see a crossroad approaching ahead. As I look behind, I see my steps already are beginning to fade, and in my pause I am remembering the anticipation I felt at the onset, all the experiences I had, and the joys I was given along the way. Every rise on the path gave me opportunity to learn something new about the journey, and the confidence to continue. The people I met and walked with on the path made a lasting impression on me and I know their presence will inspire those to follow.
At the crossroad, I see the footsteps of those who were on this path before me. Some continuing ahead, some turning left, some right. I’m at a point again of uncertainty, but I know which ever path I choose to continue on – there will be those I will meet along the way willing to share time with me. As I prepare to step off, I am reminded of something once told to me; “It’s not the destination that counts, it’s the journey.”
Thank you all my Brothers, for making my time as your Sovereign Prince an enjoyable experience. See you on the path.
Dave Barnello, 32°
It is indeed a pleasure to be writing the May article. Finally it seems that Winter has ended and Summer is really approaching. We have witnessed many fine Degree presentations since last Fall, which is the product of hard work, the dedication of our Directors and their Casts, the Stage and Equipment Manager and our Technical Support. We owe them all a great vote of thanks for making our Degree Conferrals among the best in the NMJ.
I would like to congratulate the Ill Craig E. Cobb, 33* Class of 2014 on becoming Sublime Princes of the Royal Secret, 32*. I am sure you have enjoyed your journey thus far and hope you will continue your travels, add stamps to your Passport Book, gain "Further Light" and form new friendships that will last a lifetime. It was stated in the 4th Degree that this is just the beginning of your Scottish Rite Journey. I sincerely hope you will continue to take an active role in our Valley's many activities and fine programs and that you will consider taking part in Degrees and/or a chair in one of the Bodies in the future. Don't forget to share your Scottish Rite experience and seek new prospects in your Blue Lodge for our Fall class.
Happy Cinco de Mayo it has been a long time coming this year.
Leon Bulriss, 32°
Thrice Potent Master
Greetings Brethren, I have little to report at the time of this writing, which is not a bad thing if you are the Hospitaler. Last month I visited with Leo Dunham, and Ray Harvey at the Masonic Care Community. I also got to speak with Norm Kruth, in Albany, at the Royal Arch annual Convocation and I am happy to say he looks very well and says all things considered, he feels pretty good.
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 at firstname.lastname@example.org
Dick Freeman, 32°
Welcome to My World
Notes from the Children’s Dyslexia Center CNY
I think we have finally made the jump into warmer weather. The children have completed the state testing and are looking forward to their Easter break (as are the tutors and staff).
I have had the pleasure of observing Nathaniel and his tutor several times in the last few weeks and I am very impressed with his determination and ability to work through his difficulties and achieve greater success with his reading. He has a very unique way of processing things in his mind and we are incorporating his abilities with our procedures to make him more successful. It does not seem possible that we will begin end-of-year assessments in the next month but I look forward to sharing Nathaniel’s successes with you in May or June.
We had a wonderful turnout for our Scholar Information session and are looking forward to a great group for next year. We are pleased to have an applicant from Manlius this year which will continue our efforts to make more of an impact throughout all of Central New York. At this time we have a waitlist that will take us into the fall of 2015 so we appreciate those who continue to tutor and take the training.
Please remember that we have our fundraisers coming up this summer and fall. I look forward to seeing you at the Golf Tournament and the Walk-a-Thon.
Reminder: Our Recognition Ceremony will take place in the Pavilion on the OES Campus At 6:30 PM on Tuesday, June 3rd. Please contact us if you are able to attend.
Linda L. Martin, Director
Phone- (315) 736-0574
Mail- Children’s Dyslexia Center- CNY
PO Box 638
Oriskany, NY 13424
Member’s Dues Notices
Notice to all of our members. The Valley office has recently completed sending out the second round of Member’s Dues notices for 2014. If you have received this second reminder notice please make every effort to pay your 2014 Central City Bodies, A.A.S.R. Member’s Dues in the near future. Remember you no longer receive a new Dues Card each Year. The Plastic Member’s Card is your permanent Dues card.
Please contact the Valley Office (315) 452-7976 if you have any questions regarding this most recent mailing.
“Re-Member the Blue Lodge”
This is a note to all Master Masons who are members of either the Scottish Rite or York Rite Bodies. You are encouraged to participate in the “Re-Member the Blue Lodge” Program to receive recognition for your efforts to present a Petition for a new member to join your Masonic Lodge.
When your prospect is “Raised a Master Mason” secure from the Valley of Syracuse Secretary a “Re-Member the Blue Lodge Certification of Raising to Master Mason” Application to apply for this recognition. The process is easy. Get your application, fill it out, have it signed by your Lodge Secretary, and submit it per the instructions on the application. Your award will be presented to you in your Lodge.
If you have any questions about this program or need an application please contact the Central City Bodies, A.A.S.R., Valley of Syracuse Office at (315) 452-7976 at your convenience.