VALLEY of ROCHESTER
The Valley of Rochester has cancelled all activities for March. Stay tuned for more information
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE VALLEY OF ROCKVILLE CENTRE SCOTTISH RITE
Health officials across the country recommend that groups of 50 or more cease to congregate. Therefore, as a result of the global Pandemic (COVID-19), The Valley of Rockville Centre will be canceling the following events:
Our Executive Board meeting as a Conference call on Thursday March 19th.
If anyone has any questions, please call me at 516-659-1118.
VALLEY of NEW YORK CITY
As a result of the declared GLOBAL PANDEMIC (COVID-19) the Valley of New York City has POSTPONED the following two events:
VALLEY OF UTICA—AASR
ONEIDA COUNTY STATE OF EMERGENCY & COVID - 19
The Valley of Utica - with the safety and health of our members, their families and our Masonic friends & associates as the utmost concern - has made the following decisions:
THE FOLLOWING EVENTS HAVE BEEN CANCELLED:
March 18 Degree Rehearsals
March 21 8th Degree (To have been performed in Syracuse)
March 29, 30, 31 Judging for Family Life Art and Essay Contest **
MAY 8 - FRANK S. RICE MEMORIAL FAMILY LIFE BANQUET ** (Harts Hill)
**BOTH THE CONTEST AND BANQUET HAVE BEEN CANCELLED FOR THIS YEAR.
THE FOLLOWING EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED -
FEAST OF THE PASCHAL LAMB SCHEDULED FOR APRIL 1 WILL NOW BE HELD ON FRIDAY—JUNE 5, 2020
WE WILL REVIEW THE EFFECTS OF COVID-19 ON THE REST OF OUR APRIL & MAY SCHEDULE AS MORE INFORMATION BECOMES AVAILABLE
We ask all to follow the recommendations of our health organizations especially the Center for Disease Control and Prevention and we encourage and support all to take appropriate actions for the community’s health and safety.
YAHNUNDAHSIS BODIES AASR - VALLEY OF UTICA OFFICE HOURS EFFECTIVE MARCH 16 UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
IN COMPLIANCE WITH THE ONEIDA COUNTY STATE OF EMERGENCY - COVID - 19 RECOMMENDATIONS, THE VALLEY OFFICE WILL BE AVAILABLE REMOTELY THROUGH PHONE – VOICE MAIL AND E-MAIL
We will be checking both phone and emails regularly during this period and willreturn messages as soon as we can.
Thank you for your patience and understanding as we all face this historical health epidemic.
Please follow the recommendations of your health professional and the CDC. We hope all remain safe, healthy and are careful during these trying times.
VALLEY of SYRACUSE
ALL CENTRAL CITY BODIES A.A.S.R. MEETINGS, REHEARSALS, AND EVENTS CANCELLED
MARCH 15, 2020 THRU APRIL 5, 2020
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS, CONTACT THE OFFICE
315-452-7976 / NY017@TWCNY.RR.COM
THE OFFICE WILL REMAIN OPEN REGULAR HOURS UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE
In a livestream event in June 2019, we had representatives from several Valleys from the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction tell us how they increased membership in their regions, and shared some recipes for success. Below, Roger Pelham, 33°, from the Valley of Schenectady, shares the key to his Valley’s success, leading the pack with more than 1000% year over year new member growth.
Check out the blog post from the Supreme Council site - https://scottishritenmj.org/blog/how-the-Valley-of-schenectady-achieved-1000-increase-in-membership?utm_source=twitter&utm_medium=organic&utm_campaign=retention
The Brothers of the Valley of the Hudson, AASR paid tribute to our very own John Homa, 32° Scottish Rite Brother by laying a wreath at his grave in the Oakland Cemetery located in Yonkers, New York on Monday October 7th, 2019.
Brother Homa was a WWII United States Army hero who stormed Omaha Beach on D-Day June 6th, 1944. His bravery that day along with his unselfish military service combined with his dedication to the Masonic Brotherhood was what our Valley was honoring.
Brother Homa’s memory lives on as the Valley of the Hudson has named one of its bodies: “The John Homa Council – Princes of Jerusalem” which meets in Westchester County not far from where our esteemed Brother has been laid to rest.
The Valley of the Hudson will be making this wreath laying ceremony an annual event in our Scottish Rite calendar.
Our thanks to Brother Murry Cohen 32° Director of Veterans and First Responder Programs for the Valley of the Hudson who did an outstanding job at coordinating this entire event.
Bob Siebold, 32°
Commander in Chief
Valley of the Hudson, AASR, NMJ