The Valley of Norwood hosted a successful Brother Bring A Brother event in Norwood, NY last evening. Following a fantastic meal from the Eastern Star, Ill. Rick Powell presented on the College of Freemasonry & the Path Forward and answered questions along with Ill. Robert Crump.
This year we will be offering both the Leon M. Abbott Scholarship through the Supreme Council AASR-NMJ and the NYS Council of Deliberation Scholarship through the NYS Scottish Rite Charities Corporation.
Leon M. Abbott Scholarship
In 1922, a college scholarship program was inaugurated with an initial appropriation from Supreme Council funds. In 1932, Leon M. Abbott bequeathed additional funds to establish an Education and Charity Fund. The first Abbott scholarship was awarded in 1951.
NYS Council of Deliberation Scholarship
The New York State Council of Deliberation Scholarships are open to any NY Scottish Rite Mason, his child or grandchild and any member of the NYS Masonic Youth Groups.
Be certain to follow the guidelines on the applications and adhere to all deadlines. We do not want to see qualified candidates’ applications rejected due to clerical errors or incomplete documentation.
Please be certain to use only the current application form. THIS IS THE ONLY FORM TO BE USED THIS YEAR.
Some of our members continue to use old forms that are outdated.
Please discard all old applications. Applications submitted on previously issued forms will be returned to the valley submitting them.
PLEASE NOTE: This year we will be using one form for the Abbott and NYSCOD Scholarships.
Eligibility: Those meeting any of the following criteria are eligible to apply for the 2019 Abbott Scholarship program for undergraduate studies:
Scottish Rite Mason, or a member of a youth organization sponsored by the Masonic fraternity in the Northern Masonic
Jurisdiction who is:
Remember that all applications and supporting documentation must be submitted and signed by the valley scholarship committee chairman. Incomplete or unsigned forms will be returned to the valley.
Supporting documentation must include two (2) copies of the following:
a. at least one confidential letter of recommendation;
b. the most current college transcript;
c. the most current copy of the FAFSA form;
d. Students must have a minimum G.P.A. of 2.75 on a 4.0 scale to qualify.
Click on link below for Current 2019 application:
The Valley of Syracuse held their Veterans Program on Monday, November 12th as part of their Scottish Rite Month activities. Nearly 80 people attended the dinner with more showing up for the program following to celebrate our Veterans. All who have served were brought to the East and presented certificates of appreciation and the Valley honored their Masonic and Non-Masonic Veterans of the Year. Following the presentations, the crowd was treated to Ill. Sandy Sampson's "Ring that Went Around the World" program.
A great day was had by all who attended the Eastern Regional Degree Festival in Albany, NY on Saturday, November 10th. Over 150 Scottish Rite Brothers were on hand to partake in the following degrees:
4° Master Traveler ~ DVD presentation
7° Provost & Judge ~ presented by the Valley of Schenectady
11° Sublime Master Elected ~ presented by the Valley of Troy
22° Prince of Libanus Musical Version ~ presented by the Valley of Albany
30° Grand Inspector ~ presented by the Valley of the Hudson
32° Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret ~ a joint Valley presentation
Congrats to our new Scottish Rite Brethren and to the Valleys of Albany, Schenectady, Troy and the Hudson for the fine work of the day! If anyone has more photos to share, please email them to email@example.com
Please enjoy these photos from the 2018 New York Council of Deliberation session held in Syracuse on September 28-29, 2018. Thanks to Ill. Steve Park, 33° for sharing his photos.
“The program’s results have been Amazing – just ask the children or their parents.”
Children’s Dyslexia Center
Central New York
A Scottish Rite Charity
8280 State Route 69
Oriskany, New York 13424
The Children’s Dyslexia Center of Central New York is celebrating its fourteenth year providing a free after school program for children who have reading and writing difficulties due to dyslexia.
Our program helps children by using the Orton-Gillingham method to teach the skills necessary to overcome these difficulties.
Your continued help is needed and appreciated!
Join us on Saturday October 6, 2018.
The Walk begins following registration at 9:30 am at the Dyslexia Center on the Eastern Star Home Campus in Oriskany, NY. Brochures are available at the Center, via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contacting Craig Cobb at email@example.com, or by phone at 315-446-0625.
Place an advertisement in our Walk program booklet. What a great way to show your support to a great program! If you wish to participate as a sponsor, we will need your response no later than Wednesday, September 30, 2018.
PO Box 639
Old Forge, NY 13420
Email your Ad to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The rates for sponsorship are as follows:
Full page - inside front, inside back, or outside back cover $125
Inside full page $100
Half page $60
Quarter page $40
Eighth page $25
Patron List $15
All proceeds go directly to the local Center’s operational budget.
All donations are tax deductible!
Remember to Make checks payable to: CDC-CNY103.
Your support will directly help a local child in need!
Chicken BBQ Dinner
OES Home Pavilion
Advanced sales appreciated
Bottle & Can Drive
Download the various documents below.
It is our extreme pleasure to announce the New York State Brethren elected at the 2018 Supreme Council Session to receive the 33° and become Honorary Members of Supreme Council during the 2019 Supreme Council Biennial Session August 24 – 27, 2019 in Milwaukee, WI. Congratulations!
Valley of Albany
Kenneth Mckee White
Valley of Corning
Frank James Hamm, Jr.
Valley of Jamestown
William Reinold Nelson
Valley of New York City
Robert Conrad Johnson
Valley of The Hudson
Elquemedo Oscar Alleyne
Valley of Utica
Frank Spencer Rice
These Brothers join with the following below that were announced in 2017:
Valley of Buffalo
Paul Anthony Czubaj
Valley of Rochester
Derek Elwyn Van Houten
Valley of Syracuse
Garry Lee Visconti
Valley of Utica
John James Seiselmyer
Valley of New York City
William Michael Sardone