District Notable EVENTS

The following will give you some depth of the  events within our District past and coming. Lodges of our District  and Concordant Bodies should have similar pages to describe what is going on in their Lodge. The District Communication Committee produces a weekly schedule on Friday for the preceding week, of scheduled events of Lodge within our District. This is sent to all secretaries who forward it to members of their lodge.

Letchworth District College of Grand Lodge Officers – Meetings start 6:00pm

  1. Aug 16th, 2018             Family picnic, Driving Park Avon
  2. Sept 9th, 2018              Business Mtg. , Hawley’s Lumber Yard Restaurant Perry
  3. October 13th, 2018    Ladies night: Anastasia
  4. Jan 13th, 2019              Business Mtg.  Hawley’s Lumber Yard Restaurant Perry
  5. Mar 10th, 2019             Business Mtg. Hawley’s Lumber Yard Restaurant Perry
  6. June 9th, 2019             Annual meeting;

Letchworth Masonic District Council – Meetings start 9am

  1. September 22th, 2018                Genesee Valley Lodge 122- Mt Morris NY
  2. October 27th, 2018                      Triluminar Lodge 543 -Pike NY
  3. November 17th, 2018                 Avon Springs Lodge 570- Avon NY
  4. January 26th, 2019                      Olive Branch Lodge 39 -LeRoy NY
  5. February 23th, 2019                   Eunice Lodge 830 -Caledonia NY
  6. March 23th, 2019                         Constellation Lodge 404- Perry NY
  7. April 27th, 2019                            Nunda Station 682 – Nunda NY
  8. May 18th, 2019                            Annual Meeting – Warsaw Lodge 549 Warsaw NY

Masonic Development Course (MDC) and Road To The East (RTTE)

  1. RTTE by R:.W:. Jack Flint; November 17th,2018 at Olive Branch Lodge #39.

 

AASR Symbolic Lodge Award
The Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite , AASR , of Freemasonry Valley of Rochester’s annual award program, Symbolic Lodge Award. Visit the link below for some great pictures of our Brethren receiving their certificates.

Link to the folder for the AASR Symbolic Lodge Awards pictures 2017 and 2018.

March 16th, 2017 Eunice Lodge # 830 held a third degree for three brothers. As many as(26) Brothers from across the District attended the degree. All of us were rewarded with an excellent performance by the Brothers of the Lodge. I was proud of the Master and his officers. Eight Brothers from Constellation Lodge #404 traveled from Perry for the degree while most participated.
Visit the link below to view some pictures that were taken after the degree.

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B-AZte3BPCsZUTJQdzdLNTFtQ1k?usp=sharing

FRANK M. TOTTON ESSAY CONTEST
The Endowment Fund of the Fifth Manhattan Masonic District sponsors this contest which is administered by this GL Committee. The topic changes yearly. The contest is open to any High School senior who is the child, grandchild, niece, nephew, or the member of their extended family, of any NY Mason, living or deceased, who is now or in the case of a deceased Brother was a member in good standing at the time of his death. The essay must be between 200 and 350 words, with no name appearing on the essay page itself. Essays must be accompanied by the appropriate form, indicating the Lodge seal and the secretary’s signature by a due postmark date which changes yearly. First prize is $1500.00 with nine other cash prizes available.
R:. W:. Rick Howe, DDGM of Letchworth District, on May 5th, 20017 @ Eunice Lodge #830 in Caledonia, NY, presented to the son of Worshipful Master David Howlett, fourth place in the Frank M. Totton Essay Contest. Mr Max S ‘s essay was in relation to (info will be update when received).

 

MSA Batavia NY VA Medical Center Support Event:

On January 20, 2018, R.’.W.’. Mike Driver, MSA Representative for the Batavia VA Medical Center, gathered a large group representing numerous Lodges from the Letchworth District, York Rite Bodies and the Boy Scouts to present gifts of clothing articles to the patients. Members of the group had a great time packaging the gifts, meeting, visiting and honoring the Veterans. This was an outstanding and successful effort uniting the Brothers, Companions, Sir Knights and Boy Scouts residing within the new Letchworth District.
The members of the District that gathered together on a cold winter morning to form a great T.E.A.M to support our Veterans deserve a ‘Well-Done’ and reinforce that with Together Everyone Achieves More !

Group picture below from left to right:
W. Mike Davis, R.W. Henry Robinson, R.W. Robert Cox, R.E. John Burger, W. Jim Nielsen, Front: Boy Scout Ethan Clester, Back R.W. Bernard Whaley, R.W. Mike Rhodes DDGM Letchworth District, Bro. Markus Hajer, R.W. Ray Barber Past Commander General Masonic War Veterans, W. Donald Keys, Brother Robert Carter Commander Post #32 MWV, W. Ted Habgood, R.W. Mark Hopkins, R.W. Mike Driver MSA Representative, R.W. Robert Ossont, R.W. K. Rick Howe DDGM Letchworth District.
Picture with Boy Scout:
Each Member of the Letchworth District Visitation Group was presented with an American flag as a ‘token’ for their participation in the event. Pictured is R.W. Mike Driver MSA Representative presenting
Ethan Clester of Perry Boy Scouts Pack 4044 with the first American Flag given out.

 

APRON PRESENTATION AND HOME COMMING DINNER for 

November 10th, 2018, Letchworth District hosted an Apron Presentation for the incoming District Deputy Grand Master R:.W:. Michael Driver and our Staff Officer R:.W:. Jack Flint and R:.W:. Robert Strang and R:.W:. Henry Robinson as AGL’s along with the Home Coming Dinner for the outgoing DDGM’s R:.W:. Michael Rhodes and R:.W:. Rick Howe and our two Staff Officers R:.W:. Robert Ball and R:.W:. Robert Cox and R:.W:. Richard Trescott and R:.W:. John Wiktorowiski, both AGL’s.

The link below will take you to the pictures of the event.

https://drive.google.com/file/d/1j3XMsvS3lnUGHTNanCtDWMcIa3dCBHw1/view?usp=drive_web

The program was hosted at Olive Branch Lodge #39 with W:. Brian Mastin, President of Letchworth District Council, as Master of Ceremonies’. An excellent mail was prepared by Chef, Tim Baney, from “Jim’s” in Greece Town Mall and our own chef, W:. William MacPherson.

Guest speaker was M:.W:. James Sullivan, Grand Master of Masons who acknowledged the many family visitors who attended.