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
It is almost time for the Teddy Bear Golf Classic benefiting our Children's Dyslexia Center- Central New York which is located at the Eastern Star Home in Oriskany!
It is captain and crew format/ $60/individual/ $240/ team. Location is Vesper Hills Golf Course in Tully, NY on Friday, August 5th. Tee off time is 10:00 AM. There is a buffet following.
See the attached flyer for more information on entering or donating
Valley of the Hudson, Chapter of Rose Croix Presents
The Solemn Feast of the Paschal Lamb
Sunday, March 20, 2016, 3:00 PM (Palm Sunday)
Ulster Lodge #193, F. & A.M.
19 Russell St.
Saugerties, New York
All Brothers, Family and Friends are Welcome!
Reservations are necessary & required and they must to be made by March 13, 2015!
Call Dave Barkstedt (845-235-5037)
Cost is $15 per person
(Authentic Lamb Dinner or Chicken Francaise with Rice Pilaf, Sautéed String Beans w/Garlic, Corn, Salad and Coffee, Tea & Desserts)
The Scottish Rite Masons in the Valleys of Syracuse and Utica sponsor the Children’s Dyslexia Center, Central New York located on the Eastern Star Home Campus in Oriskany, NY. Each summer we sponsor a Captain and Crew format Golf Tournament as a part of our efforts to raise funds to operate our Center. The 3rd Annual Teddy Bear Classic Golf Tournament will be Friday August 7, 2015.
The 2015 Event is at Vesper Hills Golf Course in Tully with Registration for the event starting at 9:30 a.m. with a Shotgun Start at 10:30 a.m. Included in the price of $60.00 per person/$240.00 per foursome is golf with a cart, lunch at the turn, and a buffet dinner at 3:30 p.m. following golf. Invite your family and friends to join with us and enjoy a day of Masonic fellowship. Format is a four ball best ball event with mixed foursomes welcomed. Hole or Tee Sponsorships at $100.00 per hole and Golf Cart sponsorships are available at $50.00 per cart.
Please contact Ill∴ Craig E. Cobb, 33°, 115 Haverhill Drive, Dewitt, NY 13214, (315) 446-0625; e-mail: email@example.com or the Valley of Syracuse office (315) 452-7976 firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
The Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library is pleased to announce that its new book, The Badge of a Freemason: Masonic Aprons from the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, will be available in June 2015. We are now offering pre-order discount pricing for Museum & Library members and for Scottish Rite Northern Masonic Jurisdiction members. The discount will be available until May 31, 2015. See below for order instructions.
Written by the Museum & Library's Director of Collections, Aimee E. Newell, Ph.D., this catalogue presents more than 100 aprons from the Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library collection with full-color photographs and new research. The aprons are organized chronologically to help demonstrate their evolution in shape, style and materials from the 18th century through the 20th century.
Special Discount for Scottish Rite Northern Masonic Jurisdiction members and Museum & Library members - $33 (plus $9.95 shipping and handling and 6.25% sales tax of $2.06 for Massachusetts addresses). Membership must be current.
Click here, print the form and mail by May 31, 2015, along with your check payable to: Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library, Attn. Aimee E. Newell, 33 Marrett Road, Lexington, MA 02421.
The book will be available June 2015 for $39.95 (plus shipping and tax, if applicable).
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