This past summer, Bro. Steven M. Giordano was presented the 2020 John D. Homa, 32º Distinguished Military Service Award at a Valley of Rochester event.
Brother Giordano served with the US Army Special Forces in Vietnam and has a total of 12 military recognition awards. Among them include 2 Purple Hearts, the Meritorious Service Medal for saving lives and the Jungle Operation Medal for 240 days of combat activity in one year.
Congratulations Brother Steven!
Photo left to right: Ill. Mike Morris, 33º, Active Member of Supreme Council; Sublime Prince Steven Giordano, Homa Award Recipient; Ill. Stephen R. Whittaker, 33º, Active Member Emeritus of Supreme Council; and RW William Edwards, DDGM, Monroe District
On October 10, 2020, the following New York State Scottish Rite Brethren were elected to receive the Meritorious Service Award. Congratulations to all!
Valley of Buffalo Myron Jaroslaw Deputat
Valley of Jamestown Jerry Lynn Park
Valley of Rochester Bryant Allen Dunham
Paul Oliver McLaughlin
Valley of Binghamton Joseph Goldman
David Jeffery Karre
Valley of Syracuse Stephen Grice Maddox
Terry Alan Byard
Valley of Utica Michael V. Smith
Valley of The Hudson Maurice “Murry” Cohen
Valley of Troy James Cobb
Valley of New York City Brian Joseph Dannecker
Valley of Rockville Center Louis Saavedra
The New York Council of Deliberation is pleased to announce that the following Brothers were selected as 2020 Honorary 33° Nominees to be Coroneted at Supreme Council in Cleveland, OH in 2021:
Valley of Albany
D.B. Stephen Sterling King, 32° MSA
Valley of Binghamton
D.B. Mark John Loughran,32° MSA
Valley of Buffalo
D.B. Bertram John Woodside, 32° MSA
Valley of Jamestown
D.B. Scott Lyle Bensink, 32° MSA
Valley of New York City
D.B. Gilbert Christopher Ferrer, 32° MSA
James William Gregg, 32°
Valley of Norwood
D.B. George Nelson Caswell, 32° MSA
Valley of Rochester
D.B. Gordon Duncan Hubbell, 32° MSA
Valley of Rockville Centre
D.B. Edward William Middendorf, Sr., 32° MSA
Mark Berkson, 32°
Valley of Schenectady
D.B. Arthur Harold Van Vranken, 32° MSA
Valley of Syracuse
D.B. Earl Leonard Tuttle, 32° MSA
Valley of The Hudson
Miguel Edmundo Acuna, 32°
D.B. Robert George Siebold, 32° MSA
Valley of Troy
D.B. Byron David Moak, 32° MSA
Valley of Utica
D.B. Carl John Klossner, 32° MSA
They join Brothers who were elected in 2019 as the Class of 2021 for New York.
Scottish Rite Radio...
What is this exactly? To help our members advance through our degree system each of our Valley Bodies will be performing degrees in a virtual format. Instead of you witnessing a degree you will be able to listen to the degree much like radio programs were performed in the 1930s and 1940s.
Details will be forthcoming on how you will be able to register for this event but for now, save the following dates:
Chapter of Rose Croix - 11° Sublime Master Elected Performance Date Friday, July 10, 2020
Consistory - 27° Knight of Jerusalem Performance Date Friday, July 31, 2020
Lodge of Perfection - 13° Master of the Ninth Arch Performance Date Friday, August 14, 2020
Consistory - 28° Knight of the Sun Performance Date Friday, August 28, 2020