What an amazing night for our Grand Master and Western New York Masonry. Our very own Grand Master of DeMolay International, Right Wor. Bill Sardone and the leadership of New York DeMolay and DeMolay International came to Ismailia Shrine on Tuesday, October 20th to bestow Most Wor. Jeffrey M. Williamson with the Legion of Honor. This was an impressive ceremony attended by well over 100 people from all across Masonic youth and from all over the State. The Erie Districts thank you to Grand Master Sardone for coming out with DeMolaylay to confer this amazing honor on our Grand Master. The impressiveness of Masonic youth is felt through all that they do. Remeber to support the youth!
I hope this finds you well and in good health!
Please see the scan here. Its time to start reminding Lodges in your respective jurisdictions of the Frank M. Totton Essay Contest that is now accepting essays for the year 2017. See the form itself for particular instructions. Last year 36 Lodges from 28 Districts competed in the contest. 7 Lodges sent 2 or more entries. There is no limit. Cut off date by postmark of January 20, 2017.
(Hint), It is easy to win money as there are 10 cash prizes and fewer than 100 entries per year.
The contest is open to all High School Seniors who are the sons, daughters, grandchildren or members of the extended family of a Master Mason in good standing in the State of New York., including deceased Brothers, as long as they were in good standing at the time of their death. This also includes members of the Masonic Youth groups.
Yours in the Brotherhood,
RW Cary S. Cohn
Committee Chairman Committee On Youth
Over the last week, the First Erie Team has ben busy! With three official visitations, along with combined awards night it has been jam packed with the excitement of Freemasonry. Thank you to Millennium Lodge, Washington Lodge, and Hiram Lodge for your wonderful hospitality and enjoyable collations. Even as busy and hectic as it was it was a joy to share Lodge with each of you. Thank you so much!
On the evening of Tuesday, October 11, 2016 in the 32nd Degree Masonic Community Center Cheektowaga, NY. W:. Brian Elowsky, Master and the Brothers of Fellowship #1175 celebrated the Masonic Anniversaries of many of their Brethren. R:. W:. Robert Drzewucki, DDGM 2nd Erie, R:. W:. David A. Bindig, Grand Director of Ceremonies and V:. W:. Douglas J. Mekeel, Assitant Grand Lecturer, 2nd Erie assisted with the festivities of the evening in front of Brethren, family and friends. Honored recipients presented included W:. Jack C. Love (60 years), W:. Harold L. Meacham (55 years), W:. John C. Brown (45 years) R:. W:. Gilbert G. Adams (40 years), W:. Phillip G. Beith (40 years), Bro. Simeon M. Konan (10 years).