Erie County Masonic History Project

NorthStar Certification – July 20, 2016

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Our Newest Group of CSO and Success Coaches

The NorthStar Project is quickly becoming a force of change. Few Grand Lodge efforts have been received so well and adopted so quickly by those who are working within the project. On July 20th the First Erie NorthStar team certified 14 CSOs and Success Coaches with 4 different Lodges from First and Second Erie. The class was well received. The next one is coming up on August on the 31st. If you missed this one, there are still others being held over the summer. Don’t miss out!!

2016 NSP Dates

ECCLAMA Announcement



Masters, Secretaries and Delegates,

The next meeting of the Erie District Council will be at the Western Star Temple, 692 Ridge Rd., Lackawanna, on July 26th at 7pm.

IMPORTANT: It is the responsibility of each incoming Master to appoint a Delegate to the Council. If you have not done so already please inform myself or our Secretary, Tim Carter, tcarter [at] nwcsd [dot] org.

I look forward to seeing you all there!

Donald Monheim
Council President

MORI and YRIS Training Announced

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This training session is for ALL Masonic Lodge Secretaries under the jurisdiction of the Grand Lodge F. & A.M. of New York. Secretaries and Assistant Secretaries are stongly encouraged to attend this class. If you are already using MORI it can serve as a refresher or to enhance your skills. If you are new to the job or have never used MORI, you will be required to do so shortly. Please make every effort to attend. Bring your laptop or tablet with you along with you key (usually a series of 8 letters, upper and lower case) that was issued to you by the registry department. If you do not have a key please contact Grand Lodge Registry and get your key and login information prior to the class.

Held on September 24 at the Sweet Home Temple – 9.00 AM to 12.00 PM

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This program will give the users an overview of the YRIS system and how it works using the Knights Templar as an example.

Held on September 24 at the Sweet Home Temple – 1.00 PM to 4.00 PM

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Upstate Ride for Brest Cancer

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The Bikes Ride In to CanalSide

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Erie Masons with Brothers From Across the State

On 7/8/2016, multiple Brothers from across WNY were spotted riding along with Governor Cuomo and his companion, celebrity chef Sandra Lee, in the Governor’s First-Ever Breast Cancer Motorcycle Ride in Upstate New York.
This motorcycle ride across upstate NY is intended to help raise awareness of breast cancer screening and is part of Cuomo’s new “Get Screened, No Excuses” campaign. Cuomo said the ride is a dramatic way to get people’s attention.

Well, the idea got the attention of the Masonic Biker community! Many of the brothers were accompanied by their ladies on this historic ride, which took well over 5 hours and ended at Buffalo’s Canalside.

Pictured along with their ladies are Brothers from both the Erie and Syracuse districts.

Submitted – Bro. Jon Korta – Harmonie Lodge No. 699

4th of July Parade in the Village

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The Whole Masonic Family out for the 4th

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Even the Kiddos Are In On It!

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Back of the Parade Line

What a wonderful parade in the Village of Lancaster. For the last 3 years the Lodges of First and Second Erie that did not have a 4th of July tradition started a new one and marched with their friends and family in the Village of Lancaster 4th of July Parade. This year drew larger crowds both from the Masonic community to be in the parade and from the community to watch. This was easily the best attended parade in a few years for the Village. Thanks for all those that came out to wait in the heat to march in a parade and throw candy at the kids. It is always a blast!  See you next year!


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EGI at Grand Island Parade

The Brothers of Eggerstville Grand Island Lodge went back to their roots this 4th of July on Grand Island. They ran with the local VFW a hotdog booth for charity. Good work Brothers!

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