Thanksgiving Message 2017

My Brothers, The Summer is finished, and Autumn is in full force, the weather is changing, the tree leaves are turning colors and dropping, and we, as Masons, are hard at work in the quarries. As Americans, we are now preparing to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday...

Cooperstown

Cooperstown Cooperstown is a village in and county seat of Otsego County. Most of the village lies within the town of Otsego, but some of the eastern part is in the town of Middlefield. Cooperstown is best known as the home of the National Baseball Hall of Fame and...

Disaster Relief

Dear Brethren, First, I would like to extend my personal thanks and deep gratitude on behalf of all of our fellow brother Masons residing in Texas and Florida and their loved-ones who are the recipients of our fraternity’s helping hand and generous outpouring of...

Grand Master’s Florida Relief Appeal

Dear Brethren: Hurricane Irma hit Florida with the “longest-lasting powerful hurricane or typhoon ever recorded, worldwide,” according to National Public Radio. More than 60% of the state is without power. Widespread flooding, depleted grocery shelves,...

Autumn Message

My Brothers, The autumn season is approaching and so is our traditional end of summer holiday. This also is the time that the officers and brothers of our lodges plan their trestleboards for the ensuing year. Let us pause to appreciate all that our working people have...

Texas Emergency Flood Relief

Dear Brothers of New York, The devastation is incredible! The massive flooding on the entire Gulf Coast of Texas due to Hurricane Harvey is beyond words. It has damaged and destroyed many homes and buildings, with hundreds of thousands citizens displaced. What a...

Independence Day

My Brothers Independence Day, July 4th will soon be upon us. In addition to the celebratory fireworks, it gives us all time to ponder about our beloved country. As Masons, we are justly proud that the Government of our country is really based on Masonic principles,...

Memorial Day, Flag Day, Independence Day

My Brothers, As it always comes this time of year, the weather is now moderate and we are all getting out again. We are coming to a very important and happy time of the year. In addition to Memorial Day, which we will celebrate on May 29th this year, we will soon be...

Spring Message

My Brothers, Spring is now Officially upon us, the time is now measured in Daylight Saving Time, and we are rapidly approaching the Easter/Passover season, with all the joy and family celebrations that comes along. We all celebrate the end of Winter, and the...

Holiday Message from the Grand Master

My Brothers, The end of the year is now upon us, with all the happy holidays that are entailed. We have Christmas, Chanukah, Kwanzaa, and of course, the New Year. We are all grateful, in our own ways, for the good feelings of the season, that we enjoy. All that being...