AASR Symbolic Lodge Award
The Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite , AASR , of Freemasonry Valley of Rochester’s annual award program, Symbolic Lodge Award was January 7th, 2017. Brothers from our Letchworth District were given acknowledgements by our Grand Master M W Jeffrey M. Williamson, Grand Master of Masons in the State of NY, for their Dedicated Service to their Lodges. 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.
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.
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 representating 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 ‘WellDone’ and reinforce that T.ogether E.veryone A.chieves M.ore !
Group picture 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.