Oct 8 Children’s Dyslexia Center CNY Annual Walk-A- Thon
Register 9:30 a.m.
Chicken-Bar- B-Q 11:30 a.m. ‘til all gone
Eastern Star Campus
8650 State Route 69
Your support is needed and appreciated
Oct 10 Executive Committee 7:00 p.m.
Oct 17 Consistory Confer 29° (V) 7:30 p.m.
Refreshment to follow
Oct 24 Recognition & Awards Night
Social 6:00 p.m. / Dinner 6:30 p.m. / Program 7:30 p.m.
Oct 31 Knights of St. Andrew 7:30 p.m.
Nov 07 AASR Trustees 6:15 p.m. / Executive Committee 7:00 p.m.
Nov 12 One Day All USA Regional Reunion @ Masonic Care Community Utica
Confer 32° 2:00 p.m. / Special Ladies Program 2:00 p.m.
Dinner @ Hart’s Hill Inn Whitesboro
Social 6:00 p.m. / Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Nov 14 Veteran’s Recognition Night
Social 6:00 p.m. / Dinner 6:30 p.m. / Program 7:30 p.m.
Nov 21 Scottish Rite Encampment Program 7:30 p.m.
32° Lecture Presentation from old ritual
Refreshments to follow
Nov 28 Knights of St. Andrew - St. Andrew’s Day Observance 7:30 p.m.
There’s a song lyric that asks you to “wake me up when September ends,” well, September is now history. Huge thanks to all who assisted or attended the degrees on September 24th. Congratulations to our new Scottish Rite Brothers who received the 4°, 12°, 14°, 22°, 30°, and 31°. Taking these degrees has made you eligible for the 32°, which will be conferred in Utica on Saturday, November 12th. This will be a nation-wide celebration of the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite by both the Northern Masonic and Southern Jurisdictions. That afternoon, we will see a joint conferral of the 32° by the Valleys of Syracuse, Utica, Binghamton and Norwood at the Administration Building on the campus of the Masonic Care Community. Running concurrently with the degree will be a Ladies Program and the day will be capped off with a festive dinner at the Hart’s Hill Inn in Whitesboro. Class members and their wives, or significant others will be our guests at the four Valley combined Reunion Banquet Saturday evening November 12, 2016 following the degree conferral. Class members will also received a special jewel commemorating this special day. A letter with more details will be forthcoming to Valley Members concerning registration for the dinner , hotels and the ladies program. Information can be found on the Valley website (www.syr-aasr.org). Please contact any Valley of Syracuse Office (315) 452-7976 for additional details.
The Children’s Dyslexia Center Central New York hosts its Annual Walk-A- Thon on Saturday, October 8th at the Eastern Star Campus in Oriskany. Registration begins at 9:30 a.m., the Chicken BBQ at 11:30 a.m. until all is gone. Please consider attending, eating or donating to this great educational center.
October events include the following: Executive Committee will be led by 1st Lt. Commander, D.B. Garry Visconti, 32° MSA on Monday, October 10th at 7:00 p.m. Please take note of that date as it is not the first Monday of the month as usual! On Monday, October 17th, the Consistory will confer the 29° video at 7:30 p.m. with refreshment to follow. Recognition & Awards Night will be held on Monday, October 24th with Social Time at 6:00 p.m., Dinner at 6:30 p.m. and the Program at 7:30 p.m.Please come out to support those being recognized that evening. Send your reservations in to the Office.
We will begin a new series of degrees in January 2017 and I am happy to announce that Ill. Gary H. Kall, 33° will be Class Sponsor for the Spring. Brother Gary has been a great mentor and friend to myself and countless other Masons in our area. Support him and the Spring Class by coming out to the Degree Events in the Spring.
Marian and I will be away in Ireland for the first few weeks in October. If you need to contact me, please use email firstname.lastname@example.org. I will raise a pint in your honor, please attend Scottish Rite in mine.
See you soon.
Ill.'. Richard J Powell, 33°
Commander in Chief
Many thanks to those who helped stage the 14° and 30° on September 24th. For the most part, both of the degrees were portrayed without a “hitch” which prepares the new Scottish Rite Brothers for the 32° to be held on November 12th in Utica.
Let’s not forget to support the Children’s Dyslexia Center Walk-a-thon at the OES Campus in Oriskany on October 8th, starting at 10:00 AM. Anyone lacking transportation should call the Scottish Rite Office and make travel arrangements.
Finally, let’s not forget all of our Service Men & Women who are stationed around the world, with our prayers for a safe and lasting return to the CONUS.
May the Blessings of Heaven be with them all.
D.B. Douglas H. Storey, 32° MSA
Most Wise Master
With school back in session and young minds starting on new lessons they will master and grow with, we should be doing likewise. Our various degrees give us deeper insight into the principles guiding our fraternity. Each degree contains lessons of life for us, and we owe it to ourselves to refresh our understanding by coming out and watching the degrees.
There is an old hymn I know, it states, I love to tell the story to those who know it best, seem hungering and thirsting to hear it with the rest… that might be some good advice for all of us with the stories we tell in the degrees. Look for the familiar lessons, and sometimes you are surprised to find some new kernel of truth that you didn’t realize was there. Some new part of it that can help us grow into better men.
Looking forward to seeing all of you in our fellowship events and during our degrees. Come out, support the new brothers who are joining the Scottish Rite, and let them see that we are still “hungering and thirsting” for these lessons and the fellowship of our craft.
Sincerely and Fraternally,
James A. Nelson, 32º
Greetings My Brothers.
As I write this article sitting on my deck at camp, it does not seem possible that it will be October when you read it. I hope all of you get a chance to enjoy the beautiful fall weather.
On October 1st , we conferred the 14th Degree at the Council of Deliberation Session. My thanks go out to all of the cast members for taking part in the degree, and to Brother Garret Wikoff for transporting the props and regalia to the hotel and back. On October 8th the Children’s Dyslexia Center Walk-A- thon took place, with a chicken B-B- Q following the event. I want to thank all the Brothers that took part in this most important event.
On October 24th we will be having our Annual Recognition and Awards Night. Prior to the meeting there will be a dinner, with the Social Hour beginning at 6:00PM. If you have not sent in your reservation to the Office, please do so while you are thinking about it. This is an important event in the Valley of Syracuse and you would not want to miss it. On October 31st , there will be a Knights of St. Andrew Meeting at 7:30pm, with refreshments to follow. The newly elected Officers are trying to put some life into this organization. If you are a Member, please plan on attending. If you have not yet joined, why not come out on the 31st and do so.
November 12th the One Day All USA Regional Reunion will be held at the Masonic Care Community, at which time, the 32 nd Degree will be conferred at 2PM. A dinner at Hart’s Hill Inn will follow at 6pm. Many Brothers from the Valley of Syracuse are taking part in the Degree that day and I would love to see as many Brothers from the Valley there to enjoy the Degree and Fellowship at this event
In closing My Brothers, I would again like to extend an invitation to each of you to come to the
meetings and events planned for this year.
May the Great Architect keep you and yours safe and well until we meet again. Please take a moment each day and say a prayer for the Men and Women in our Nation’s Military.
H. Bruce Naumann, 32°
Thrice Potent Master
We have a busy month ahead, and for all of the new members from the September 24 th Class, I would remind everyone about the annual Walkathon on Saturday morning, October 8 th at the Eastern Star Home in Oriskany. Please come hungry and bring your checkbook! The BBQ chicken is awesome and you can get a tour of the Children’s Dyslexia Center and see your contributions at work. You do not need to be a walker to participate in this Charitable event. Helping out the less fortunate is what we do.
As always, if you require any type of assistance , or are in need of our aid or sympathy, please contact Brother Robert Tyrrell, or myself.
See you in the Valley.
Dick Freeman, 32°
Welcome to My World
Notes from the Children’s Dyslexia Center CNY
On October 8th, the Annual Children's Dyslexia Center Walk-a-thon returns to the OES campus in Oriskany. The Walk will begin at 10:00 a.m sharp & will be followed by a Chicken BBQ at 11:30 a.m. This is one of the primary fundraisers for the Center, I ask everyone to reach into their hearts and support this effort by walking, sponsoring a walker, donating or coming to the BBQ.
Linda L. Martin, Director
Phone- (315) 736-0574
Mail- Children’s Dyslexia Center- CNY
PO Box 638
Oriskany, NY 13424
Central City Bodies invites all Scottish Rite Masons to join us this Fall and Winter for our regularly scheduled meetings and events. The Commander-In-Chief, Most Wise Master, Sovereign Prince, and Thrice Potent Master have planned an excellent schedule of meetings for the 2016-2107 year.
Many members seem to say “I do not like to attend boring meetings where the same thing happens at every meeting. Your Valley Officers have a variety of interesting meetings planned. An event to highlight St. Andrew and his life, a presentation of ritual that was an integral part of prior versions of the thirty-second degree and no longer presented will be highlighted and explained this year.
Read the WORD every month, check your mail for special meeting and events notices, and plan to attend. Your Valley is very active with many brothers attending every meeting and event. Come out and join the members of the Masonic Family and enjoy the fellowship.
Remember, we have many Family events with our ladies. Bring your lady out for a social evening. Contact the office 452-7976 if you have any questions regarding our events and programs.
Greetings my Brothers,
We have started to head into our Masonic year in The Valley of Syracuse. Our newest
Brothers in Scottish Rite Freemasonry are of great value to us. It is the responsibility of
us all to make them and their Ladies feel welcome and appreciated.
Whether we are presenting degree work or Special Awards we should make every effort
to attend. This is a show of support for each of the Bodies in the Valley of Syracuse. We lead by example by showing our Brothers and their families that these events are
important to us.
This is one way how we should mentor these Scottish Rite Brothers and hope they will
follow our example by becoming involved in the many wonderful programs we have.
We all need to let them know that they are important to us and we appreciate the time and
effort they give to the Valley of Syracuse and Masonry in general.
Lawrence W. Egnaczyk; email@example.com
New Members Mentoring Program Chairman
(H) Ph. # 315-637- 4143
(C) Ph. # 315-632- 1043