Calendar October 2019 Oct 05 (Saturday) Children’s Dyslexia Center @OES Home Oriskany Walk-a- Thon 9:00 a.m. Chicken Barbecue 11:30 a.m. ‘til gone Oct 07 Executive Committee 7:00 p.m. Oct 14 Recognition & Awards Night Social 6:00 p.m. / Dinner 6:30 p.m./ Program 7:30pm Oct 21 Lodge Ambassador’s Program 7:30 p.m. Refreshments to follow Consistory Oct 28 4° Rehearsal 7:00 p.m. November 2019 Nov 04 AASR Trustees 6:15 p.m. / Executive Committee 7:00 p.m. Nov 10 (Sunday) 4° Rehearsal 5:00 p.m. Nov 11 Veteran’s Recognition Night Social 6:00 p.m. / Dinner 6:30 p.m./ Program 7:30pm Nov 17 (Sunday) 14° Rehearsal 5:00 p.m. @ Fayetteville Masonic Temple Nov 18 Confer 4° 7:30 p.m. Refreshments to follow meeting Nov 25 Confer 14° 7:30 p.m. Refreshments to follow meeting Nov 28 Happy Thanksgiving!
Consistory Greetings my Brothers, Congratulations to Garry L. Visconti. On August 27th 2019 Garry was coroneted a 33°Scottish Rite Mason and an Honorary Member of Supreme Council, A.A.S.R., N.M.J.Garry received this honor at the Supreme Council Session in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.Garry was presented his White Hat in the Valley of Syracuse on September 23rd 2019with many of his Brothers from Hiram Lodge #136 present. Since we write our articles a month in advance, my crystal ball did not tell me that ourbaseball outing was going to have the game being called due to rain. We still enjoyed ourbuffet after we dragged the tables under the patio roof. It was tight but we still had fun.We will schedule this event again next year, the date is still pending. A reminder to all members of the Masonic family, Saturday, October 5th is the annualwalkathon for the Children’s Dyslexia Center in at the Eastern Star Campus in Oriskany,NY. The walk is at 10 am, Chicken Barbeque at 11 am and a cornhole Tournament at 11am. October 21st the Lodge Ambassador Program will be discussed, I welcome any ideas onhow to improve what we are doing with this program. I am also looking for moreBrothers to become Lodge Ambassadors. To all of our newest members, please becomeinvolved in our Valley programs. If you love ritual and want to be a part of our degreeslet us know. If you are asked to take a walk-on part, please say yes. If you just enjoy thefellowship, come to our programs. This is your Valley enjoy it! Have fun and make newfriends. I ask that all officers of the four Bodies that comprise the Valley of Syracuse to supporteach other’s programs to the best of your ability. As an officer, your attendance at theValley of Syracuse programs should be your primary interest. Fraternally,D.B. Lawrence W. Egnaczyk, 32° MSA Commander in Chief
Chapter No News Received Henry R. Havener, 32° DSA Most Wise Master
CouncilGreetings Sovereign Princes. By the time you read this the Scottish year will be well under way with The Kickoff Dinner and Council of Deliberation already done. Also by this time, the White Hat Recognition Dinner honoring Garry Visconti will have taken place. I would like to offer my personal congratulations to Ill. Visconti on this well-deserved honor. As October is upon us there are a lot of events coming up, please remember to let the office know if you are going to be attending any events. One thing that everybody should be aware of is your Executive Committee. The committee is here to make your experience in Scottish Rite as memorable as possible but we cannot do it alone – we need your ideas and yes, your criticism so that we can be the best possible Valley for all members. Contact the office or any body head with your ideas. The CPJ is responsible for the 16th degree in March and while that is still a long ways away, planning starts now so if you would like take a part in the degree, let me know. Remember you can always take part in any degree all you have to do is let someone know you are interested. The Valley of Syracuse is known for our exemplary degree work so let’s keep up the work. God bless each of you, our military personnel and this great country. James McNeal, 32º DSA Sovereign Prince
Lodge Fall is in the air and along with it there is much work is to be done the quarries of Masonry. October begins with the Children’s Dyslexia Center Walk-A-Thon and Chicken BBQ on Saturday October 5th at Oriskany. October 14th the Lodge of Perfection hosts the Valleys Awards and Recognition Night (see the Valleys Schedule for details). We truly hope all of you can come out and participate in these great events. During this fall the LOP will be conferring the 4 th and 14 th degrees. Reflections on the first of these Ineffable degrees reveals the 4 th Degree “Master Traveler” as one of the bookends of the AASR NMJ degree system. It is a peek into the dynamic Degrees to come and introduces the core values of the Scottish Rite. Reverence for God, Justice, Integrity, Devotion to Country, Toleration, and Service… (to Country, Humanity, Youth). They are all valuable tools that every Good Mason should possess and incorporate into his daily life. The Blue Lodge experience transforms the Mind, Body, and Soul of a Good Man into a Better Man. The Scottish Rite experience enhances the “Better Man” with core values to live by. The 4 th Degree outlines this transformation and why a Mason should seek more light in the Scottish Rite. All Masons should be aware that the Supreme Council NMJ is working hard to make Masonry more relevant in today’s modern culture. Of the many new initiatives, they have rolled out a dynamic marketing campaign “Not Just a Man, a Mason”, a new Recognition Program for Veterans and a look at updating certain Degrees. A new version of the 4th Degree will be rolled out this fall with the possibility of a version that can be conferred or presented in a Blue Lodge to help attract Masons who are interested in furthering their Masonic journey with the Scottish Rite. The Deputy Master of the Lodge of Perfection, John Pierce, is working hard to cast the degrees with potential new parts when the new 4th Degree is conferred. We ask that all of our fellow Scottish Riter’s consider our commitment to our Valley and core values to pitch in and help with Degrees as your cable toe allows. In this writing I also want to take the opportunity to congratulate Ill. Garry L. Visconti 33°, on his elevation to the Highest Degree in Scottish Rite Masonry. Garry, we are all so very proud of you and thank you for your service and the example you set for all of us. Terry A. Byard, 32° DSA Thrice Potent Master
Welcome to My World Notes from the Children’s Dyslexia Center CNY
The Children’s Dyslexia Center of Central New York’s 14th Annual 3 & 5 K Walk for Children with Dyslexia is October 5th, 2019 at the Eastern Star Campus in Oriskany. We begin with a 9:30 registration, kick-off at 10:00 AM, followed by a chicken BBq @ 11:00 AM. This year we also are having a Cornhole Tournament. It should be lots of fun! Please consult the Valley Website at http://www.syr-aasr.org/news for forms and more information. Linda L. Martin, Director Email- email@example.com Phone- (315) 736-0574 Mail- Children’s Dyslexia Center- CNY PO Box 638 Oriskany, NY 13424
2019 Supreme Council 33°, NMJ Annual Session in Milwaukee, WISupreme Council 33°, AASR, NMJ, held its 207 th Annual Session August 25 thru 27,2019 in Milwaukee, WI. Central City Bodies, AASR, Valley of Syracuse is very proud to announce two veryspecial happenings at the Session. Ill∴ Garry L. Visconti, 33° was coroneted a 33° Scottish Rite Mason and HonoraryMember of Supreme Council, 33°, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction, United States ofAmerica. D.B. Lawrence W. Egnaczyk, 32° MSA was elected to be coroneted a 33° Scottish RiteMason and Honorary Member of Supreme Council, NMJ, United States of America atthe 209th Annual Supreme Council Session in Cleveland, OH, August 2021. Ill∴ Stephen R. Whittaker, 33° Active Member of Supreme Council retired to ActiveEmeritus status. A new Active Member; Ill∴ David E. Barnes, 33° Active Member of Supreme Councilreplaced him. The Valley of Syracuse welcomes Ill∴ David E. Barnes, 33° Active Member who hasbeen appointed the Active Member representing the Deputy in our Valley. We thankIll∴ G. Michael Morris, 33° Active Member for his support and assistance to our Valleythe past several years. Jim SwanValley Secretary