Oct 01 33° White Hat Presentation Dinner for Robert M. Tyrrell and Richard J. Powell
Social 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Presentation ceremonies to follow dinner
OPEN MEETING BRING YOUR WIVES AND FRIENDS
Oct 02 Executive Committee 7:00 p.m.
Oct 10 Confer 4° “Secret Master”; Confer 12° “Grand Master Architect’
7:30 p.m. refreshments to follow meeting
Oct 17 Degree Rehearsal for 14° and 15° 7:00 p.m.
Oct 22 SATURDAY MORNING
Confer 14° “ Grand Elect Mason” and 15° “Knight of the East or Sword”
Registration 9:00 a.m.
Open meeting 9:30 a.m.
Degrees 10:00 a.m.
Lunch 2 12:30 p.m.
Oct 24 Program meeting
“Light to the Rite”
Refreshments to follow program
Nov 07 Veteran’s Recognition
Social 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Program 7:30 p.m.
Nov 14 Trustees Meeting 6:15 p.m.
Executive Committee Meeting 7:00 p.m.
Nov 21 Recognition & Awards Night
Social 6:00 p.m.
Dinner 6:30 p.m.
Program 7:30 p.m.
Nov 28 Confer 18° 7:30 p.m.
Refreshment following meeting
September was a busy and exciting month.
We started the month with Supreme Council in Chicago. 1st Lt Commander Robert Tyrell and 2nd Lt. Commander Richard Powell were presented with their 33º. In addition to congratulating these brothers in their achievement, I thank all from here that cheered us on “from the sidelines”, kept us informed of happenings here in Syracuse and gave us encouragement as we met the challenges of traveling home post Hurricane Irene.
Memorial Lodge 648 Fellowcraft Club catered the annual AASR Kick-Off Dinner and Brother Bring a Brother. The Steak Bake was excellent, and enjoyed by all in attendance. A huge thanks goes out to the brothers of the Fellowcraft Club for the delicious dinner and all the courtesies extended to us.
The annual Timothy O’Connor-Slater CLC Walkathon, at the Eastern Star Campus in Oriskany, and the chicken barbecue were successful, thanks to those who put forth a lot of time, effort and footsteps.
The White Hat Dinner for Ill.˙. Robert Tyrell and Ill.˙. Richard Powell will be held October 1st, at Memorial Center. The evening is scheduled for 6:00pm social time and dinner to be served at 6:30pm. The dinner will be catered by the Centerville Chapter 185, OES.
Plans for the celebration of the 150th anniversary of the Valley, April 27 and 28, 2012 are rapidly developing. The banquet will be held at the Cicero American Legion. The Sovereign Grand Commander, as will as the Grand Master and his line have confirmed their attendance. We are planning an exciting weekend and look forward to your attendance.
Just a reminder: The Valley Website is up and running! The address for the site is www.syr-aasr.org. Take a few minutes to drop in and see what’s going on in our Valley!
I look forward to working with all of you this fall as we begin our tasks.
Ill.˙. Lynwood Bennerson, 33°
Commander in Chief
I hope we can look forward to a little drier weather this fall. I am sure many of our Brothers and their families have been affected by the recent flooding we have experienced in the northeastern parts of the U.S. Snow will be upon us soon enough, but the power of raging water is unbelievable. All we can do is pray that the damage is minimal and there is no loss of life. Please let us know if any of our members are in need of assistance with clean-ups or repairs so we can lend a helping hand.
Congratulations for a successful annual Kick-off Dinner and Brother Bring a Brother Night. It is encouraging to see so many fine men interested in Scottish Rite Masonry, especially so many newly raised Master Masons.
I am also looking forward to a good turnout for the October 1st 33rd° White Hat Presentation Dinner for Ill. Robert Tyrrell and Ill. Richard Powell. Both Brothers are extremely active in all of their Masonic endeavors and I am proud to have known both of these fine Brothers for some time now.
We will begin rehearsals for the 18th Degree on November 11th at 7:00 pm at the Masonic Memorial Center. The Degree will be presented in the Valley of Syracuse on November 28th at 7:30 pm. I will be contacting past cast members to fill in the parts.
Lawrence W. Egnaczyk
How quickly the days of summer have gone by. I hope you all took some time to enjoy them.
The works of the Valley are now in full swing. September began with the Fall Kick-off Bake where our newest class members were invited to the Valley, and ended with a successful Walk-A-Thon to support the Children’s Dyslexia Center- Central New York. October starts of with the White Hat presentation to Bros. Robert Tyrrell & Richard Powell on the 1st. I hope all can make it to celebrate and honor two most deserving brothers.
Conferring of the 4th & 12th Degree will be Monday Oct. 10th at 7:30 PM, followed by refreshments. Then on Saturday, Oct. 22nd, the Valley will confer the 14th & 15th Degrees beginning at 10:00 AM, followed by lunch. For more in-depth information, stay in touch with your Body head, or visit the Valley website at www.syr-aasr.org
Plan on joining in on any of the upcoming events on the schedule. Spend a little time with your brothers of the Valley. I promise you won’t regret it.
Lodge of Perfection
What is the true value of membership in the Scottish Rite? What does membership bring to the members of the Scottish Rite? The opportunity to make new friends is just one of many examples that bring true value to your Scottish Rite membership. The opportunity to witness degrees which tell a great story about the quest of good over evil brings more true value to your Scottish Rite membership.
Your Scottish Rite membership has a return on investment that is hard to beat. How many investments offer a lifetime guarantee? How many of your investments are backed up by people who are your brothers? How many investments provide a quality meeting place, free parking, excellent meals, and friends that are the real deal?
Your Scottish Rite membership is an extension of your family. Your Scottish Rite membership is a circle of very special friends. These very special friends come from a wide variety of stations and places. Over time the circle will grow stronger as we make more and more new friends. Those friends who move on to the house not made with hands will have left a lasting impression which will never, never die.
Encourage a friend who is not yet a Scottish Rite member to find the true value in a great fraternal organization the Scottish Rite of Ancient Freemasonry. Help to bring more masonic light to those looking for a membership with true value.
May you and your family enjoy the beautiful days of the Fall season as the leaves dwindle down to a glorious few. See you sometime soon.
Ill.˙. Craig Cobb, 33°
Thrice Potent Master
Notes from the Children's Dyslexia Center-Central New York Welcome to My World
At the time you are reading this we are back from the break after the summer program. We are starting this year with a class of five scholars and five certified tutors who will be working with 20-22 children. At least ten of those children will be new to the program and their families as well as those of the returning children attended a Family Orientation and prepared for the start of our 7th year. One of the returning tutors, Mollie, will add Supervisor to her list of duties and she will be assisting in the scholar observations (over 100 will be done during the academic year).
I will be choosing a new child to tell you about this year after we have completed all the pre-assessments and the tutor and child have had some time to get to know each other and become comfortable with the program.
As always, we are extremely thrilled with all the support that you are constantly showing us and please, know that we would welcome a visit anytime we are at the Center.
Knights of St. Andrew to Hold Burns Supper
Mark your calendars! On Saturday, January 28th, 2012, the knights of St. Andrew will host a "Burns Supper" at Coleman's Irish Pub in Syracuse.
A Burns supper is a celebration of the life and poetry of the poet Robert Burns, author of many Scots poems and a famous Freemason. The suppers are normally held on or near the poet's birthday, 25 January, sometimes also known as Robert Burns Day or Burns Night (Burns Nicht), although they may in principle be held at any time of the year.
Burns suppers are most common in Scotland and Northern Ireland, but occur wherever there are Burns Clubs, Scottish Societies, Masonic Lodges, expatriate Scots, or aficionados of Burns' poetry.
Cost will be $30 per person and wives/significant others are invited. Seating will be limited so email Rick Powell with your interest at firstname.lastname@example.org
More details will be forthcoming.