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Monday 11/28/11-7:30pm. Norwood Lodge Building:   4th degree presnetation by the Valley of Norwood along with a couple other ScottishRite/Masonic DVD's to be shown.

If you know of any 3rd degree Mason that would be like ot join, bring them with you. this will get them started on this years 32nd degree track.

The Lodge of Perfection is in charge of the meeting.

Ill. Robert W. Crump 33rd



A.A.S.R Page (Scottish Rite)
Coming soon!

First Degree High Falls Lodge Wednesday December 7th
Masonic Development Course

The 2012 Masonic Development Course will be held on Saturday January 14th at 9am at Depeyster Lodge.  The fee is $20.00.

This course covers the origin and purpose of Freemasonry, famous Freemasons, the transition form Operative to Speculative Masonry, and much more.
All Master Masons are welcome to attend this course, which is highly recommended if you plan on becoming Master of a Lodge.  It is only offered every 2 years, alternating with the Road to the East program.

Please contact your Lodge Master or Secretary if you are interested.

RW Joseph Rutherford, GDC 2nd St. Lawrence District
RW Tery Covery, GDC, 1st St. Lawrence District

Annual Blood Drive
The 2nd St. Lawrence District Annual Blood Drive will be held on Tuesday November 29th at Madrid-Waddington School from 9am - 1pm.  Contact Bob Moore if you would like to volunteer to help out!

Salvation Army 
Bell Ringers Needed
Massena Price Chopper 
It's been a long-standing tradition for Masons to volunteer for an hour to help fill a time slot during the Holiday season.  Massena Lodge had taken a whole day, from 10am -7 pm!  Waddington has filled a Thursday as well!  Contact Tom Nelson at 
(315)  528-0493.
Pair up with a buddy and take 2's amazing how quickly the time goes by with another Brother!


Massena Lodge Raises 4 - September 27th, Massena Lodge held a 3rd Degree, raising 4 new Master Masons.  Pictured l to r: RW Tom Jenison, District Deputy Grand Master,Jeff Marrin, newly raised Brothers Scott Lanning, Allen Fukes, Mario Colon (kneeling), and Geordan Caswell (St. Lawrence Lodge 111).
@nd Row: Jim Boyce, Danny Farnsworth, Randy Stout, Clark Johnstone, Jim Baleno. John Schneider, and RW Joe Rotherford, Staff Officer 
Back Row: Everett Hampton, Dewitt Forbes, Ray Cutway, Bob Mulvaugh, Terry DuBray, and Morris Putnam
Miller and Tarpinian Nominated by Scottish Rite

Dear Scottish Rite Brethren,

The Valley of Norwood is honored and extends its congratulations to the following brothers for their nominations of achievement:

RW Bro. Richard W. Miller was nominated to receive the Meritorious Service Award (red hat) at this years Council of Deliberation meeting held in Syracuse this past July. He will be receive this honor at the 2012 COD meeting.

RW Bro. Mourad Tarpinian was nominated to receive the 33rd degree (white hat) at this years Supreme Council meeting in Chicago this past August. He will be Coronet-ed in August 2012 in Cleavland.

Bro. Robert Tyrell and Bro. Richard Powell of the Valley of Syracuse as well as Bro. Dan Parks of Utica were Coroneted 33rd degree masons this year in Chicago.

The Valley of Norwood received recognition at COD for being one of only a few valley's in the entire Northern Jurisdiction with positive membership growth. Congratulations to those new brothers brothers who joined our ranks and to those who help bring them in. We were also fortunate not to lose many brothers due to death and demits.

Ill..Robert W. Crump 33rd
Secretary- Valley of Norwood

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 2nd St. Lawrence District
Official visits and meetings 
R:. W:. Thomas Jenison, DDGM

As of July 30th 2011,Waddington and Amber both had Awards ceremonies this summer which R.W. Joe Rutherford and I attended and made Grand Lodge presentations.


September 6 Awards ceremony at What Cheer Lodge…
September 12 Masonic Charities meet in Canton..7:30 p.m
September Massena Lodge Awards ceremony
September 15 9/15..Grand Lecturer’s Convention to be held in Depeyster..more to follow as to dinner time etc from A.G.L.
October 4 S.L. 111 Lodge DDGM Official Visit…dinner at 6:30 p.m.
October 10 Masonic Charities meet
October 19 High Falls Lodge DDGM Official Visit..dinner at 6:30 p.m.
November 10 Amber Lodge DDGM Official Visit..dinner at 6:30 p.m.
November 14 Charities Meet
November 16 Waddington Lodge DDGM Official Visit..dinner at 6:30 p.m.
November 22 Massena Lodge DDGM Official Visit..dinner at 6:30 p.m.
December 6 What Cheer Lodge DDGM Official Visit…dinner at 6:30 p.m
December 12 Masonic Charities Meet
JANUARY  2012..  Masonic Training in to be announced.
BEFORE APRIL 30, 2012. Awards ceremonies to be held by: S.L. 111 and High Falls
1st St. Lawrence District
Official visits 
R:. W:. Neil Nicol, DDGM
Sept. 12 Ogdensburg 128
Sept. 20 Gouverneur 217
Oct. 11 Wildwood
Oct. 19 DePeyster- 573
Dec. 5 Hammond- 861, Black Lake 319, and Richville 633 (all at Hammond)

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On Tuesday, September 6, 2011, What Cheer Lodge no. 689, Free and Accepted Masons, located in Norwood, N.Y., had their annual awards presentations. 

From left to right:  bottom row  R.W. Joe Rutherford (staff officer 2nd S.L. District), Carl Goodrich (50 years), Harold Emlaw (55 years), Lloyd King (55 years), R.W. Thomas L. Jenison ( DDGM 2nd S.L. District)
 top row..James Clough (45 years), Marshall Smith (20 years), James Bishop (40 years), W.M. Frank Colbert.

On Tuesday, September 13, 2011, Massena Lodge 513, Free and Accepted Masons,  had their annual awards presentations. 

From left to right:  bottom row  W. Bro. John Schneider, Master, Massena Lodge;  Bro. James Truax, (50 Years); Bro. Bob Squires (60 years); Bro. Horace Smith (60 Years); W. Bro. Harry Clopman (60 Years); (back row:) Bro. Everett Hampton (45 years); Bro. Phil McDonald (40 Years); Bro. Danny Farnsworth, 25 years), RW Thomas Jenison, District Depuy Grand Master, 2nd St. Lawrence District

Lois Shoen, Bill Shoen, Sharon Northrop, Gordon Spearance, Dave Northrop, Sandy Brothers, Bob Squires- President of the Massena Shrine Club, Harold brothers- President of the “Ups and Downs” Parade Unit, Ray Stafford, Dr. Robert Drummond-Chairman of the Board of Governors- Montreal Shrine Hospital For Children, Jim Boyce, Sophie Armstrong, Royal Nelson, Joan Nelson, Gino Berrita- Director, Montreal Shrine Hospital For Children
The Massena Shrine Club’s “Ups and Downs” Parade Unit and their Ladies traveled to the Montreal Shriner’s Hospital for Children on September 14, 2011 to present Dr. Robert Drummond, Chairman of the Board of Directors, Montreal Shriner’s Hospital for Children, with a check for $10,000. The money was raised by the “Ups and Downs” Parade Unit by participating in parades throughout the summer, through can pull tabs saved by elementary schools, by being the beneficiary of the NYS Correction Officer’s Union Donations and also through donations provided by the Massena Motor Cycle Club and the Ogdensburg Motor Cycle Clubs. This donation was earmarked for research to benefit the children

At a recent Masonic Awards evening at Amber Lodge 395 Free and Accepted Masons located in Parishville, N.Y.,  NYS Grand Lodge pins and certificates were presented for 50 and 55 year memberships. 1st row left to right:  B. Eugene Groebler (55 years), B. Edward Warren (50 years), B. Waldo Lyman (50 years) and R.W. Dean Wilson (50 years)
Back row from left to right:  R.W. Thomas L. Jenison, DDGM 2nd St. Lawrence District; W.M. Steve Bond, Master of Amber Lodge 395 and R.W. Joe Rutherford, Staff Officer 2nd S.L. District

Waddington Masonic Lodge held it's annual Ladies Night and Awards Banquet. Brothers James Pipher, Lester Martin and Gordie Spearance received their 50 year certificates and pins along with a special 50 year Apron presented by District Deputy Thomas Jenison. Pictured l-r are Worshipful Master Brent Taylor, R.W. Thomas Jenison District Deputy Grand Master of the 2nd St. Lawrence District, Worshipful James Pipher, Worshipful Lester Martin , Brother Gordie Spearance and R.W. Joe Rutherford Grand Lodge Staff Officer of the 2nd St. Lawrence District Click here for more photos
he 1st Annual Megan Hogan Blood Drive at the Lawrenceville Vol. Fire Dept.
July 30th, 2011

RW Tom Jenison gives the Annual St. Patrick's Day Toast at St. Lawrence Lodge 111.  Afterward, a Corned Beef & Cabbage dinner was served, followed by an Entered Apprentice Degree for three candidates. Brothers from What Cheer and Massena Lodge were in attendance.

NEWLY RAISED MASTER MASONS. On March 16th Waddington and High Falls Masonic Lodges welcomed 5 new brothers to the Masonic Fraternity at a 3rd degree held at Waddington Masonic Lodge with 40 brothers in attendance from around the 2nd St. Lawrence Distrcit as well as brothers from Temple Masonic Lodge in Ottawa Ontario. Front Row- Newly raised brothers Benny Fairchild, Darren Corrigeou,Jesse Uppstrom,Shannon MacDonald and Jon Ball. RW Randall Ball, AGL 2nd St, Lawrence District. Back row- RW C. Joseph Rutherford, Grand Lodge Staff Officer 2nd St. Lawrence District, RW Thomas Jenison, District Deputy Grand Master 2nd St. Lawrence District and W. William Shoen, Master Waddington Lodge. Missing from photo- RW David Davis, Master High Falls Lodge Colton
Photo: May 2, 2011 at Ground Zero, Manhattan, NYC
L to R: Bill (Liverpool), Stephen Tharaldsen, John Schneider, Tom Jenison, Joe Rutherford, Brent Taylor, Neil Nicol

Newly raised Masonic brother Larry Kelsey and  W. Master Stephen Tharaldsen of Gouverneur Lodge 217, F&A.M. ...Bro. Kelsey received his 3rd degree in Gouverneur on January 4, 2011.

Bro. Robert Poor, a 50 year member of St. Lawrence Lodge 111, Canton,NY. recently received a special Grand Lodge 50 year apron in appreciation for his work in Masonry over the years. With him, from l-r are: R.W. Joe Rutherford, Bro. Poor, R.W. Thomas L. Jenison and W. Master Ken Hebb of St. Lawrence Lodge 111
2011 Road to the East Class
Front Row: Don Finen, Robert Dalton, Ted Ritzko, Phil Spadaccini, Patrick Frary, Tony Caracciolo, James Baleno, Jeffrey Marrin
Back Row: Raymond Cutway, Matthew Cressey, Grag Tracy, Andrew Ellis, Robert Saidel, John LaShomb, Jr.
Missing from photo are Dewitt Forbes and James Barney

The Waddington Masonic Lodge and Fulton Chapter Order of the Eastern Stars joined together to assist the Waddington Family Resource Center in preparing their annual Christmas food baskets for families in the Waddington area. Pictured are Front row- Randy Ball,Edna Raleigh,Edie Streeter,Lee Rutherford,Arlene Martin. Back row- George Searles,Butch Rutherford,Fr. Craig Hacker,Phil Spadaccini,and Mrs. Searles.

Sherman Ayers Celebrates Two Distinguished Milestones
On December 20th area Masons visited with Brother Sherman Ayers of High Falls Lodge 428 to celebrate his recent birthday and Masonic Anniversary. Sherman celebrated his 102nd birthday December 14th and also is celebrating his 73rd year as a member of the Masonic Fraternity. Joining Sherman L-R,  RW Randall Ball AGL of 2nd St. Lawrence District, RW David Davis Worshipful Master High Falls Lodge #428, W David Heidenreich Past Master High Falls Lodge #428, RW C. Joseph Rutherford Grand Sword Bearer 2nd St. Lawrence District and RW Thomas Jenison DDGM 2nd St. Lawrence District
Masons Spread Holiday Fraternal Greatings at Maplewood Campus
On December 20th members of the 2nd St. Lawrence Masonic District visited with Brother Malcolm (Mac) Bates. Brother Bates is a 62 year member of Chaumont Lodge #172, Chaumont NY and currently resides at Maplewood Assisted Living Nursing Home on Outer State St., Canton, in Room 124. If in the area please take a minute to drop in and visit. Visiting with Brother Malcolm:L L-R  are RW David Davis, RW Randall Ball, RW C. Joseph Rutherford,, and RW Thomas Jenison.

NY Masonic Safety ID 

2011 Safety ID Events

  • February 19, 2011: Tri Town Winter Carnival, Winthrop American Legion
  • April 20 & 21: Brasher Head Start, St. Patricks Church Schoo
  • May 30 (Memorial Day): Massena Rescue Squad Open House (11am - 2pm)
  • June 3: Relay for Life Louisville Arena
  • June 4 Heritage Festival Massena Arena    (10am-4pm)
  • July 23: Colton Days Festival, High Falls Lodge
  • August 2: Neighborhood Watch – National Night Out  Andrews Street Park (5pm-8pm)
  • August 5 & 6: St. Lawrence County / Gouverneur Fair 4H Building,  9:30am to 3:00pm
  • August 21st: Massena Chamber of Commerce Car Show, Robert Moses State Park. Barnhart Picnic Area 9 am - 3 pm
  • Saturday September 10: Massena Harvest Festival at Massena Lodge 513, 12 Noon - 5 pm
  • Saturday October 1st:  Potsdam Building Blocks   Daycare Fundraiser atPine Street Arena, 12 Noon - 6 pm.

You don't have to be a Mason to volunteer!  In fact, we welcome anyone who is willing to help provide this invaluable service to our community!  Contact the District Chairman or your local Lodge for more information!

Camp Turk
About our Camp

Camp Turk is located on private Round Lake in Woodgate, New York and is situated on 1,500 beautiful acres of land in the Adirondack Park Preserve.

Preparing for summer camp is sometimes scary for both new campers and their parents.  Separation  is a part of growing up.  Camp is a great opportunity for your child to grow in a safe and structured surrounding with caring trained staff.  NEW this year, Camp Turk will be offering  shorter sessions to help those who have never sent their children away.  We will be offering one, two and three week sessions.

Camp Turk accepts children between the ages of 8 to 16 years old. 

Contact Mollie Denslow at 315-392-2081 for additional information or visit our website at 

If you are interested in hosting a Camp Turk information night in your lodge or district, give us a call and we will send one of our Committee members out to your area.

Financial Assistance Available

Check out our website after January 1st for a Scholarship Application

Deadline to apply is May 1, 2011

Thank you for your assistance!

Mollie Denslow
Camp Turk

Registration is on a first come first serve basis!

For more information, click here:

St. Lawrence Masonic Charities LINKS

Photos from St. Lawrence Masonic Charities
Citrus Day,February 13, 2010

Photos from Apple Day October 16, 2010

St. Lawrence Masonic Charities

Brotherhood Fund News
The Masonic Brotherhood Fund is the fund raising arm of the Masonic Brotherhood Foundation. It is a 501C3 tax exempt Charity Corporation as designated by the IRS.

For over 50-plus years the Masonic Brotherhood Fund has supported the designated Charities of the Grand Lodge of the State of New York.

Each year for the last 15 years the Brothers, Widows, Lodges and Districts, as well as other interested individuals and businesses have contributed over One Million dollars to these Charities. A proud record for the Craft!

The dedicated efforts of every member of the MBF Committee, as well as the District Deputy Grand Masters, who give freely of their time, has resulted in this continued success.

For more information, contact your Lodge or District Chairman, or visit here:

Masonic Brotherhood Fund

Blood Donor Program  News
The Masonic Blood Donor Program Committee is having another successful year. However, we need you and your brethren, friends, and family to continue to recognize that the “Gift of Life” can only be provided by caring and concerned individuals who donate on a regular basis. The maintenance of an adequate and safe community blood supply is part of our responsibility. Let’s help meet it!

Do not forget! The need of Blood does not discriminate, i.e., Mason or non-Mason!  You never know when you, or a loved one, might need to make withdrawal from a blood bank, so you had better begin making some deposits!

For more information, contact your District Chairman or visit here: 
Masonic Blood Donor Program


1st. St. Lawrence District Lodges:
Meeting times
Ogdensburgh-Acacian 128 2nd Mondays, 7:30 pm 201 State Street, Ogdensburg, NY 13669
Gouverneur 217(Stephen Tharaldsen's Site) 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 7:30 pm 23 Trinity Avenue, Gouverneur, NY 13642
Black Lake Lodge  319 One Annual Communication, TBA Riverside Drive, Morristown, NY, 13664
Wildwood Lodge  477 2nd & 4th Tuesdays,  7:30 pm Maple Street, Edwards, NY 13635
DePeyster Lodge  573 1st & 3rd Wednesdays,  7:30 pm  Main Street, DePeyster, NY 13633
Richville Lodge  633 One Annual Communication, TBA Richville, NY 13681
Hammond Lodge  861 1st & 3rd Mondays Academy Street, Hammond, NY 13646 View Hammond Trestleboard
2nd. St. Lawrence District Lodges:
Meeting times
St. Lawrence 111, Canton 1st & 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 pm West Main Street Canton, NY 13617
Waddington 393,  Waddington 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 7:30 pm Main Street & St. Lawrence Ave. 13694
Amber 395, Parishville 2nd & 4th Thursdays 7:30 pm                      Parishville, NY 13672
High Falls 428, Colton 1st & 3rd Wednesdays 7:30 pm 85 Main Street, Colton, NY 13625
Massena 513, Massena    (Traditional Site) 2nd & 4th (NEW) Tuesdays 7:30 pm P.O. Box 8, Massena, NY 13662
What Cheer 689, Norwood 1st & 3rd Tuesdays 7:30 pm P.O. Box 153, Norwood, NY 13668
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