Erie County Masonic History Project

Gamers Night at the Valley!

February 5th, 2016. 6:29 p.m. at the 32º Center on Union Rd., the Princes of Jerusalem bring you a Gamers Night.

The Tables will be out, chairs, and power cords. Bring your PS/XBox consoles. Your Chess boards. Killer Bunnies decks. Trivial Pursuit. Any table top type game where you can enjoy an evening of fellowship and community with a serving of Chili and Pizza.

BYOB, no hard liquor, please. Soft drinks will be available. There will be a basket out for donations to cover our minimal costs.

Bring your monitors, controllers, cables, whatever you need to set up and sit down. We will accommodate whatever you bring (ahem…w/in limits of decency). The doors are open to all, Masons or not, all genders. Dominos, checkers, poker, euchre, and pinochle, if you like.

Its all about Game Night.

Downtown Square Club

Just a reminder that the 2nd Monday of every month is our “Mason’s Lunch” at the Bijou Grille, open to Masons and guests. Amazing menu of choices for $13 (tax/tip included). RSVP or request to join the mailing list to ken [at] kentropolis [dot] com.

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Our Loss of “Mrs. Mason”

Brothers, Sisters and all:

With deep sorrow we have to announce that Janet Kraebel, (the Service Bureau’s Mrs. Mason) entered that Grand Chapter above on the morning of Wednesday, September 9, 2015. Janet will be deeply missed in the Masonic World for her knowledge and constant help to the members of the Fraternity.

Please, don’t forget the Masonic Ball, on October 9, which was to honor Janet, and now will be a celebration of her life.
Prayers for Norm and her family and dear friends.

Phillip G. Beith, Manager
Masonic Service Bureau Inc.

First Erie Official Visits

Brothers, You are warmly invited to the Official Visits of our District Deputy Grand Master, the Right Worshipful Michael E. Storck, with Right Worshipful Gary Galbreath, Very Worshipful Daniel J. Di Natale, and the District Deputy’s First Erie District Team.

The team puts on a wonderful and informative presentation. Open to Masons of all Stations and Grades, we encourage you to attend and participate in these enjoyable evenings. Each Official Visit will have somewhat different content. Join the District Deputy Grand Master and District Team as we travel and visit other Lodges. Dinners and start times are set by the Master of the Lodge. Please contact them for details on the evening.

August

  • 26th – Harmonie Lodge No.699

September

  • 23rd – Ken-Ton Lodge No.1186

October

  • 1st-Transportation Lodge No.842
  • 6th-Eggertsville Grand Island Lodge No.1138
  • 7th-Perseverance-Suburban Lodge No.948
  • 17th-Hiram Lodge No.105
  • 20th-Akron Lodge No. 527
  • 22nd-Washington Lodge No. 240
  • 28th-Millennium Lodge No.1179

November

  • 4th- Amherst Lodge No. 981

December

  • 14th-Ancient Landmarks Lodge No.358

Scanning Party at the Valley!

Saturday, July 25th, 2015
10am – 4pm
Valley of Buffalo

Bring in all your old Masonic photos and papers to add a digital copy to our local history project! We will lovingly scan each photograph, poster (up to 8.5″ x 14″), program, or other paper item, and return it to you immediately.

We are also conducting audio or videotaped historical interviews for those interested. The general format can be found HERE.

BONUS: A professional photographer will be on hand to capture artifacts, regalia, or other objects, at no cost, courtesy of Bob Hubbard Photography, who does award-winning martial arts portraits. For a sitting fee and packages you can purchase at a later date, they will be ready to do formal Masonic portraits for those interested.

Interviews

We are looking for past masters and members of old lodges and chapters of Masonic bodies that no longer exist or have been merged. If you plan to do an interview, you may dress casual or wear regalia, your choice. If you prefer audio only, that is not a problem.

Lodge Records & Scrap Books

Lodge records previously submitted to Grand Lodge have already been digitized and therefore don’t need to be scanned. However, if there are extensive records that have not been submitted over the years, we cannot guarantee we can take care of them that day. If you have more than a few items, PLEASE CALL AHEAD so we can be prepared or make other arrangements.

The primary event contact is Bro. Ken JP Stuczynski, 716-868-1329 / ken [at] kentropolis [dot] com.

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