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Erie Districts Memorial Service



The Masonic Purple Association of Erie County in conjunction with the Valley of Buffalo is sponsoring an event which will include the Surviving Spouses of our deceased Brothers. The Buffalo Chapter Rose Croix will be presenting The Feast of The Paschal Lamb as part of this Service. The Erie Districts Memorial Service will take place on April 8, 2017 at 11:00 AM and will be held at the Valley of Buffalo which is located at 2379 Union Rd., Cheektowaga, N.Y. Afterwards, there will be light refreshments. All Masons are invited to attend.

This will be an excellent opportunity to see some of the ritual work that normally would only be viewed by members of the Valley. Most importantly, this event offers all Masons a way to fulfill that part of your obligation to support the “wives, widows and orphans” of our deceased Brothers.

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Grand Lodge 2017 EAP


From: Brother Michael Shipman, Chairman –
Grand Lodge Education Assistance Program
Has everybody in your lodge, district, in your lodge monthly communications received the attached flyer?
Has this information been posted on your Lodge Website, Facebook Page and District Website?
**Deadline for Applications for Educational Assistance Program:
April 1, 2017 – Time is running out!
*Please get the word out at all events!
Thank you in advance for disseminating this very important information to your Fellow Brothers.
R∴W∴ Michael Shipman-Chairman,
Educational Assistance Program
shipmanship [at] yahoo [dot] com

Camp Turk


Dear Brothers:

Happy New Year! Even though we are in the middle of winter, we are already preparing for an unforgettable summer at Camp Turk. I would like to ask that each of you share this information and help to send a child to Camp Turk this summer, whether it is a DeMolay, Triangle, or Rainbow member or a son or daughter, grandchild, great grand child, neighbor or friend. Please note, a camper does NOT have to be related to a mason in order to attend camp.

Camp Turk will be offering one, two or three week sessions again this summer. Parents who have never sent their children away now have the chance to try camp out. Last summer many of the campers that were signed up for a one or two week session extended their stay once they gave camp a try. Campers must be between the ages of 8 to 16.

Camp Turk offers a scholarship program for families in need of financial assistance. For further details, please contact us at (315) 392-2081. If you would like to make a donation to the scholarship fund to help these deserving children, you can do so by sending a check to the above address and mark it for the scholarship fund.

We have noticed that many of your Lodges or Districts have websites. We would like to ask if you could add a link to our website which is Some Lodges and Districts may have already done this. You can also LIKE us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram at camp.turk.

We are currently organizing work weekend at camp on June 9th, 10th & 11th. We are looking for volunteers to help clean and prepare camp for the upcoming camping season. Please give us a call if you are interested in volunteering to help get the camp for the summer.

Enclosed is a copy of our “Wish List” for your perusal.
If you are interested in hosting a Camp Turk information night in your lodge or district, give us a call and we will send one of our Committee members out to your area for a presentation.

If you have any additional questions, contact Mollie Denslow at 315-392-2081 or email us at CampTurk [at] aol [dot] com

This fraternity is truly blessed to have such a great facility as Camp Turk to offer to our youth. Give a gift to a youth that will last a lifetime!


Mollie Denslow
Camp Turk Administrator

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