Erie County Masonic History Project

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2017 Investiture Service

The Outgoing Masters of 2016

The Incoming Masters of 2017

Our Grand Lodge Officers of Erie County Past and Present

Our Honored Speaker – Right Wor. Steven A. Rubin, Judge Advocate, and our Presiding Officer. Right Wor. Brian Singer, President of the MPAEC

 

Held this past Friday at Western Star Masonic Center the Masters, Past Master, Masters Elect, and our Grand Lodge Officers gathered to welcome a new generation of Masonic leadership. This ceremony is something very special and attendance in the last few years as steadily grown to include more and more of our Erie Past Master and Past Grand Lodge Officers. We welcomed Right Wor. Steve A. Rubin, Judge Advocate, to address our Erie leadership. He is one of the best Masonic speakers easily in the State and we are very lucky to have had him. His message of leadership and what it really is to lead in a Lodge had all taking something away from it. Right Wor. Singer presented him with a bronze Buffalo, once designed exclusively for the Mayor of Buffalo as a gift to visiting dignitaries. Simply a wonderful evening that we hope to share with even more next year.

73rd Annual Masonic Interfaith Breakfast

Right Wor. Charles Roberts – Grand Chaplain and our Officiant

Right Worshipful Brian Singer – President of the Masonic Purple Association of Erie County

Bro. William Dibble – New York State Police Anti-Terrorist Task Force

 

Thank you to the Masonic Purple Association of Erie County for hosting another wonderful breakfast. We did it a little different this year and invited Right Wor. Rev. Charles Roberts to act as our officiant at the hall instead of a sperate house of worship. The service was very well received and Rev. Roberts message of living the faith of your choice and being true to Freemasonry in your everyday life was very insightful.

We welcomed over 125 Masons, their significants others, families, and friends to this event. Thank you to Right Wor. Douglas Airth, VP of the MPAEC and Event Chair, Right Wor. Brian Singer, President of the MPAEC, Right Wor. Daniel Peters, Secretary of the MPAEC, and Very Wor. G. Franklin Gaskill, Treasurer of the MPAEC and  Ticket Chair for all their hard work in making this successful once again. Truly living to the legacy of the last 72 years.  This is also the primary fundraiser for the MPAEC and all the proceeds went to the Masonic Youth groups in attendance.

Thank you to Bro. Dibble from the New York State Police Anti-Terrorist Task Force for being our event speaker. All in all a wonderful event and we look forward to seeing you all out next year.

The 2017 Erie Masonic Districts Independence Day Parade In the Village of Lancaster

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The Erie Masonic Districts Independence Day Parade
In the Village of Lancaster
Sponsored by The Ronald J. Keel Fellowcraft Club and Zuleika Grotto No. 10 – M.O.V.P.E.R

This is always amazing fun! The last three years this was very well attended by the whole Masonic Family of First and Second Erie. The Lancaster Independence Day Parade attracts some 10,000 people on average. It is one of the largest 4th of July parades in Erie County. After the parade, the Village has events planned all day. Well worth the trip for that.
We won 3rd Place last year for fan favorites in the parade! Lets try for 1st!

Open to the whole Masonic Family!
– Registration –
RSVP Your float, car(s), group, etc and for lunch with Wor. Ted Clark – First Erie Fellowship Chairman at 716.949.4202
Please have your group bring 10 pounds (min) of wrapped candy to throw to the crowd. No flyers or paper.
We will be serving Wegman’s subs, chips, and beverages while waiting for line up. We are asking for a contribution from each group of $75. Please RSVP with Wor. Ted Clark.

It is very warm during the parade. Shorts, tee-shirts (Erie Especially), or polos are perfect.
Feel free to bring your significant others and children. This is a family event!

Bring banners, flags, whatever you like to march with and show off your Masonry.

Meet at Court Street Elementary School – 91 Court Street
Lancaster, NY 14086 for line up at 12.30 P.M on

Right Wor. John “J.C.” Seefeldt has been called to the Celestial Lodge Above

 

Brothers, It is our very sad duty to report that our good friend, Right Wor. John “J.C.” Seefeldt has laid down his working tools and entered the Celestial Lodge above. Please keep his family in your thoughts during this very difficult time. He was a friend to many Brothers in Western New York. He and his son (Emory) were active in Ridge Council Demolay. Bro. J.C. was a Lewis with at least two generations of Masonic legacy behind him. He was appointed Grand Steward by the Most Wor. Jeffrey M. Williamson last year. Bro. J.C. suffered from a rare pulmonary condition that he was battling for many years.

The Master of Gasport Lodge No. 787 request all Brothers to attend The Masonic Funeral service for Right Wor. John “J.C.” Seefeldt on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 8:30 pm at the Copper Funeral Home. Brothers be in place at 8:15 pm

The viewing will be Wednesday from 2-4pm and 7-9pm

Copper Funeral Home
215 W Center St, Medina, NY 14103

Funeral service will be on Thursday
Time TBA
At The East Shelby Community Bible Church
5278 E Shelby Rd, Medina, NY 14103

Perseverance Suburban Lodge No. 948 100th Awards Ceremony

 

Congratulations to Perseverance Suburban Lodge No. 948 on their 100th Awards Ceremony. Held at the Sweet Home Temple on April 19th this was a very special event. Assisted by Right Wor. John Koller this is certainly a wonderful lead up to their 100th Anniversary celebration coming up on May 6th.

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