The Valley of Rochester will once again present its College of Freemasonry on Saturday, April 22, 2017. Speakers include Shawn Eyer, Dr. William Moore, Aimee E. Newell and Thomas W. Jackson.
The Valley will also celebrate its 150th Anniversary that same day with a dinner. Details can be found in the flyer and registration form below.
The Valley of Rochester will be hosting the 2017 Supreme Council Session August 26th - 29th, 2017. The Valley of Rochester's website will be regularly updated with information on outings, restaurants and registrations. Click here to access the information or click on the "2017 Supreme Council Information" tab above.
The brothers attending the tiled morning session were treated to an excellent presentation of the 14th degree by the Valley of Syracuse. Saturday afternoon’s tiled meeting was the annual meeting, election of officers, and announcements for 2017 MSA.
The big event occurred in which 20 brothers were presented their MSA certificate, pin, and badge. They are:
Ill. David Spencer 33°, Deputy for the State of New York, started the evening off with a welcome to all, a prayer, and pledge. Following a delicious buffet, Ill. Stephen R. Whittaker 33° presented Ill. Linton L. Smith Jr. 33° the New York Council of Deliberation Award to a Scottish Rite Mason for Distinguished Military Service.
Talks were given by Masonic Youth groups: New York Order of the Rainbow, New York Order of Triangle Girls, and New York Order of DeMolay. (all Pictured). Each group receive a donation from Scottish Rite Charities.
Children’s Dyslexia Center-Central New York chairman, Ill. Stephen Park 33° welcomed all on behalf of the Center, acknowledged and thanked members of the Board of Governors, and introduced Linda Martin, Center Director, who presented Hunter Garramone, guest speaker. Hunter told what the center has done for him in overcoming his reading difficulties and discussed his future plans to enter into the Navy as an officer.
R.W. Deputy Grand Master Charles Catapano presented his remarks followed by Grand Master of Masons, Most Worshipful Jeffrey M. Williamson’s closing remarks
On November 12, 2016, Valleys, Orients and Councils of Deliberations from both the Northern Masonic and Southern Jurisdictions will come together to celebrate the Scottish Rite. It is the first time the fraternity has held such a nationwide day of honor. The Central New York Region will meet in the Administration Building on the Masonic Care Community Campus in Utica, NY (2150 Bleecker Street) that afternoon for the conferral of the 32° on Brothers from the Valleys of Binghamton, Norwood, Syracuse and Utica. Running parallel to the conferral of the 32° will be a Ladies Program to be held in the lower floor of the Administration Building. Following the Degree, there will be a dinner in honor of the new Scottish Rite Brethren. We would love to see all that attend the Degree & Ladies Program that afternoon to attend the dinner.
A handsome, new jewel or medallion, similar to the one pictured here, is being commissioned. They will be available in November 2016, to all who have been made a Scottish Rite Mason. In the NMJ, each candidate receiving his 32° during 2016, will be presented this commemorative jewel free of charge. Our newly Knighted 32° Brethren will receive their commemorative jewels at the dinner so they are highly encouraged to attend.
The Days Details are as Follows:
1:30 PM Gathering & Registration of Candidates / Ladies Gathering
2:30 PM Opening / Ladies Program Begins
4:30-5:00 PM Degree & Ladies Program Ends
6:00 PM Social Time at Harts Hill Inn
6:30 PM Dinner
Running parallel to the conferral of the 32° will be a Ladies Program to be held in the lower floor of the Administration Building on the Masonic Care Community Campus. The Thirsty Painters combines a fun afternoon of refreshments with a painting class! A certified artist will be on hand to teach a 2-3 hour,fun filled painting class! During that time, the instructor will walk the ladies step-by-step and at the end of the afternoon, she will have her own masterpiece and be amazed that she created it!
Ladies - Please consider attending! Cost: $25 per person
Following the Degree, there will be a dinner in honor of the new Scottish Rite Brethren. We would love to see all that attend the Degree & Ladies Program that afternoon to attend the dinner. Newly Knighted 32° Brethren will receive their commemorative jewels at the dinner so they are highly encouraged to attend.
It will be held at the Hart’s Hill Inn - 135 Clinton Street, Whitesboro, NY
Cost: $30 per person
Dinner Choices: Roast Sirloin of Beef or Chicken Marsala
For the Ladies Program & Dinner, please see attached forms for reservation information.
Reservations are a must! Please see the attached registration forms for more details and costs.
Brothers from the Valleys of Binghamton, Norwood, Syracuse and Utica should consult with their Valley Office before mailing in these forms.
The Teddy Bear Golf Classic benefiting our Children's Dyslexia Center- Central New York located at the Eastern Star Home in Oriskany was held on August 5th, 2016. Enjoy some photos from the event.
Information from the 2016 Supreme Council Executive Session in Lexington
Ill.'. David A. Glattly, 33° selected to be the next Sovereign Grand Commander
Please forward this information to our 33rd Degree Club Members.
Five new Candidates to become 33° Honorary Members of Supreme Council from the State of New York were also announced:
Alan P. Zdiamal, Valley of Binghamton
Gerald T. Wright, Valley of Schenectady
Lawrence Fiorenza, Valley of Rockville Centre
Phillip R. Hurwitz, Valley of Rochester
John Patterson, Valleys of Troy and Albany
Ill.'. P. Michael Nielsen, 33° has retired as an Active Member and was elected Active Emeritus Member.
Ill.'. Steven C. Stefanakos, 33° was elected an Active Member.
Congratulations to all!
David A. Glattly, 33°, Named Sovereign Grand Commander of the Scottish Rite, Northern Masonic Jurisdiction
Election Will Take Place at 2017 Annual Meeting in Rochester, New York
Scottish Rite Sovereign Grand Commander John William McNaughton has the pleasure to announce to the membership today that Active Member David A. Glattly, 33°, will succeed him as leader of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction upon his retirement in August 2017.
"To our valued members and Brothers," said Commander McNaughton, "I could not be more pleased to inform you that the Supreme Council's Active Members decided today to name David Glattly as your next Sovereign Grand Commander. Brother Glattly has been a dedicated and honored Freemason for more than 40 years, and a member of the Scottish Rite for nearly three decades. Our fraternity will be led by a good man who serves from his heart. He will shoulder great responsibility with intelligence, experience, dedication, and grace."
"These are challenging times for Freemasonry," continued Commander McNaughton. "Your Scottish Rite leadership and I feel it is important to have a thorough and seamless transition for our Fraternity." Commander McNaughton and Brother Glattly will consult together over the next 12 months to continue the work "we began a decade ago -- shifting the priorities of Northern Masonic Jurisdiction back to caring for our members, and bringing compassion to the forefront of our Fraternity," he said.
Said Brother Glattly, "I am extremely proud and humbled to be named the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction's new Sovereign Grand Commander. It is truly the honor of my lifetime. From my time as a young man in DeMolay, the ideals and ageless standards of our Craft have been central to my life. I can vow to all members that I will work to my highest abilities to serve you, and champion the future of this vibrant, historic, and vital organization."
Brother Glattly began his Masonic career by joining Clifton Chapter, Order of DeMolay in 1970, eventually serving as State Master Councilor of New Jersey. He was raised a Master Mason in Clifton Lodge #203, Clifton, New Jersey in 1975. He served as Worshipful Master in 1995, and as the Grand Marshal of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey in 1998. He became an Active Member of the DeMolay Supreme Council in 1994 and served as Executive Officer in New Jersey from 1999-2004. In New Jersey Freemasonry, he was awarded the prestigious Daniel Coxe Medal for distinguished service to the Craft.
Glattly completed the degrees of the Scottish Rite in 1987. He was created a Sovereign Grand Inspector General, 33°, Honorary Member of the Supreme Council in 2000 at Pittsburgh Pennsylvania. He was crowned an Active Member at Boston, Massachusetts in 2002. He is also a member of Salaam Temple, AAONMS; Hugh DePaynes Commandery #1, St. Joseph Conclave, Red Cross of Constantine, among numerous other Masonic organizations.
He and his wife Monica live in Hawthorne, New Jersey. They have two children, son Matthew and daughter Jessica
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