Nov 02 AASR Trustees Meeting 6:15 p.m. / Executive Committee 7:00 p.m.
Nov 09 Veterans Dinner & Program
Social 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Program 7:30 p.m.
Nov 16 4° Video Presentation 7:30 p.m.
Nov 23 14° Conferral 7:30 p.m.
Nov 30 Knights of St. Andrew Event & 29° Video 7:30 p.m.
Dec 07 Executive Committee 7:00 p.m.
Dec 14 Veteran’s Recognition Dinner
Social 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Program 7:30 p.m.
Dec 28 Holiday Luncheon 11:30 a.m.
Twin Trees III Restaurant, North Syracuse
A very huge thank you to all who participated or donated to the Children’s Dyslexia Center CNY this year, either at the Teddy Bear Classic or the Walk-a-thon on October 3rd. Your generosity is much appreciated.
November is busy with Trustee & Executive Committee meetings on the 2nd. As a courtesy, I would ask those who can’t attend, for whatever reason, to notify myself and our Valley Secretary, Ill.’. James Swan in advance and in writing - email is the prefered method.
The Lodge of Perfection is busy with the 4° on the 16th and the 14° on the 23rd. If you are interested in joining the Scottish Rite, this is your chance to get an early start on the Spring Degrees.
We will honor our Veterans on Monday, November 9th. Social time begins at 6:00, followed by dinner at 6:30 and our program at 7:30 PM. Avery special presentation will be made this evening so get your reservations into the office and come out to help us honor our Nation’s military.
Finally, the Knights of St. Andrew will host an event on November 30th. They will screen the 29° Knight of St. Andrew video for the first time in the Valley of Syracuse and begin their reorganization towards becoming an active unit in the Valley.
On behalf on my wife, Marian and our family, I would like to wish each and every one of you a very “Happy Thanksgiving”.
See you soon...
Ill.'. Richard J Powell, 33°
Commander in Chief
November is with us we going to be quite busy inspire of the cold weather. Veterans program on the 9th, Social @6:00/Dinner 6:30/program 7:30pm. Three degrees this month, on the 16th will be the Fourth Degree at 7:30 pm. November 23 will have the 14th Degree at 7:30 and on November 30th Knights of ST Andrew event and the 29th Degree at 7:30pm.
Let's fill the lodge to capacity for the joy of brotherhood.
May our Heavenly Father keep us safe until we meet again.
Carlton P. Jackson, 32°
Most Wise Master
Hopefully everyone had a safe Halloween. This month is a busy one, with the Veterans Recognition Dinner on the 9th, a 4th degree on the 16th, a 14th degree on the 23rd and a Knights of St. Andrew event on the 30th.
Take the time to reconnect with a brother who has not been in lodge. We are all brothers and the 5 minutes it takes can make all the difference. Remember to be thankful for everyone in our lives and have a good Thanksgiving!
Robert O. Boutell, 32°
With the leaves gone from the trees and the temperatures going down, we know we are getting closer to the winter months. That means we will have plenty of time for indoor activities such as rehearsing and presenting degrees to our new Scottish Rite brothers!
The Lodge of Perfection will be putting on two degrees this month. On November 16th the Fourth Degree, Master Traveler, is the introduction to Scottish Rite Masonry. This degree provides the brother with a preview of the moral truths he shall witness on his journey through the Scottish Rite. On November 26th the Fourteenth Degree, Grand Elect Mason, as the summit of Ancient Craft Masonry impresses us with the holiness of God and the reverence due his holy name. Please help out and see the cast directors for a part in these degrees. We would like to see our newest Sublime Princes take part with the mentorship of our seasoned degree cast members.
Also on November 30th the Knights of St Andrew will be hosting an informative program culminating in the 29th degree Knight of St Andrew which emphasizes the Masonic teachings of equality and toleration. Please plan on attending.
I would like to thank all who participated in the Learning Center fund raising walk. Without your participation and fundraising efforts the Children’s Dyslexia Learning Center wouldn’t be the crown jewel of Central New York that it is! Thank you to all the officers who attended the officer’s training and received valuable information to help guide you through the upcoming year.
Congratulations to all who participated and put on a fantastic portrayal of the Feast of Tishri.
Remember to contact brothers you haven’t seen in awhile and help get them back to attending the exciting events we have planned for them.
May the blessing of the Great Architect be upon all of you, your families, and our nation’s military service members.
See you soon in the Lodge of Perfection!
Jack G. Dombrowski, 32°
Thrice Potent Master
I would like to start by thanking everyone for their concerns and well wishes while I was recovering from surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff in my right shoulder last month. Yes, even the Hospitaler sometimes is in need of our aid & sympathy. I recently spoke with Brother Harvey Turner, who is recovering from ongoing medical issues. Harvey is a past volunteer with the Shrine, and a lifelong friend of mine growing up together in Baldwinsville.
If any member is in need of our aid or sympathy feel free to contact Robert Tyrrell or myself in the strictness of confidence….we may be able to assist. This also includes transportation. If you need a ride to meetings or would like to travel to other Valley’s to witness degrees, please let us know.
Dick Freeman, 32°
Welcome to My World
Notes from the Children’s Dyslexia Center CNY
How wonderful it as to see so many of our supporters and Board members at our Annual Walk-a-Thon on October 3rd. It was a true fall day with cold and wind but all of the walkers and workers persevered. The goal on our Board was met but will continue our fund raising efforts as we have quite a ways to go to reach the matching funds that can come from Lexington.
We are also planning a second GALA celebration for the spring and would appreciate any organizational assistance you might want to give. The first event was a great success and a good time was had by all attending. We hope to make this years event even bigger and better. Contact us if you would like to help with this event.
This year we have 17 children at the Center; 7 of them are beginning their first year. I will telling you about a new child, Justin. I chose Justin for you because his father is a Brother at the Utica Lodge. Justin has been on the wait list for over a year and a half and we were finally able to get him in the Center this fall. Like so many of our children, Justin, a fifth grader this year, has many areas of reading skills that are near a second grade level. He also has some very strong word identification skills that will hold him in good stead as he works through the program. I am excited to watch his progress with you.
As always, feel free to contact up with any questions you might have and/or call us to set up a visit.
Linda L. Martin, Director
Phone- (315) 736-0574
Mail- Children’s Dyslexia Center- CNY
PO Box 638
Oriskany, NY 13424
Walk-A-Thon Supporters: Thank you all!
Over $2900 was received from the Walk-a-thon on Saturday October 3rd, 2015! The Teddy Bear Classic Golf Tournament generated $2500 on August 7, 2015.Our total balance in Walk-A-Thon checking account > $9300 (includes Walk-A-Thon Program, Walk-A-Thon donations, & Teddy Bear Classic).
Another $700 will put us over $10,000 for 2015.
Thank you for your continuing support.
May God bless.
Ill.’. Craig Cobb, 33°
Children’s Dyslexia Center- CNY Board
Greetings my Brothers,
If you are a top line signer on a petition For Scottish Rite Freemasonry you have an obligation to mentor this Masonic Brother. You have recommended him to The Valley of Syracuse for initiation into our great fraternal order.
We are all Mentors in different capacities. We have many important programs throughout the year that deserve special attention and support. When we show our new members our dedication and support of these programs it is our hope that they will continue the support and the pass it on to others.
We need to encourage them to bring their Ladies to as many public programs as possible so they can also meet and bond with our members and their Ladies. I am sure they would find many of our programs interesting and would enjoy them.
Some events that are of special interest to me are; The Veterans Recognition Ceremony, the Sweetheart Award Dinner, and the Feast of the Paschal Lamb when we remember our Scottish Rite Brothers who have passed away in the last year.
If we show how important these programs are to us as Scottish Rite Freemasons we can set an example for our new members to carry on. Encourage them to take parts in our degrees, find out what they would like to do to become more involved in the Valley of Syracuse.
D.B. Lawrence W. Egnaczyk, 32° MSA
2nd Lt. Commander
New Members Mentoring Program Chairman
(H) Ph. # 315-637-4143
(C) Ph. # 315-632-1043
A Call to Arms: The Knights of St. Andrew Wants You!
The Knights of St. Andrew is a service club within the Valley of Syracuse. Its mission is to assist the Presiding Officers of the four Central City Bodies in the events and degrees of the Valley…and to have fun.
With the Valley of Syracuse to be highly involved in the upcoming 2016 New York Council of Deliberation Session, 2016 Scottish Rite Day and the 2017 Supreme Council Session in Rochester, it is time to recall the Knights into action.
Please consider joining the Knights on St. Andrew’s Day, Monday, November 30th for the Premier Screening of the 29° Video, Knight of St. Andrew.
New Recruits can sign up and Officers will be elected that evening as well. Information will be available for the 2016 Burns Supper at Coleman’s Irish Pub & Restaurant and there may even be a Haggis sampler.
2016 Burns Supper
The Knights of St. Andrew will hold its Annual Burns Supper 5:00 PM on Saturday January 30, 2016 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, January 25.
Cost will be $38 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Ill.'. Richard J. Powell, 33°