Trestle board 2019
I hope that you all had a nice Holiday Seasons and am looking forward to a Happy New Year!
At the December 2018 meeting I had been elected to serve as the High Priest of Oneonta Chapter #277, for the ensuing year. I am looking forward to the opportunity to serve and am very excited as we have a great Chapter.
During my tenure as High Priest, I wanted to share the calendar of events that will be coming up. See the schedule below.
I would like to encourage you to bring your ideas to the February 11th meeting for the open discussion.
Three possible areas are:
- Increased Fellowship
- Community Involvement
- RAM Charity
Please go to the webpage that is maintained by RE Bruce Van Buren as that will have the calendar of events for the upcoming year.
George Thompson, High Priest
thompgr at gmail.com (607) 829-6005
A reminder that YOU are needed at our convocations maybe to be that 9th that we need to officially open. Please come, have some fun and fellowship, learn some ritual, and make the chapter stronger. We need to visit other chapters.
Want to learn more about Royal Arch? See http://www.ny-royal-arch.org/wp/royal-arch-education/ .
|January 6||7 pm||Practice for the Most Excellent Master Degree|
|January 14||7:30pm||Confer Most Excellent Master Degree|
|January 21||7:30pm||Confer Holy Royal Arch Degree||Oxford|
|February 11||7:30pm||Installation of Officers and open discussion for possible future areas the chapter can focus on.|
|Fri Mar 1|| 8:15am |
| Grand Convocation |
Order of High Priesthood
Order of Old Saratoga
|Sat Mar 2||8:30 am||Grand Convocation||Albany|
|March 11||7:30 pm||Practice for recertification|
|April 8||7:30 pm||DDGHP Official Visit and AGL Recertification|
|Tue May 7||7:30 pm||Vallonia & W-B Confer Mark Master Degree||Vallonia|
|Mon May 13||7:30 pm||Confer Past Master Degree||Oneonta|
|Mon Jun 3||7:30 pm||Confer Mark Master Degree||Oxford|
|TBD||Education Seminar & CDC Review|
|TBD|| 6:00 pm |
|8th District Grand Lecturer's Convention||TBD|
|Sat July 20||Noon - 4:00 pm|| 8th District Picnic |
A time for inter chapter fellowship.
Hosted by Oneonta 277 who will provide burgers, dogs, rolls, potato salad, and condiments. Donations will cover some expenses and rest will go to Royal Arch charity.
|116 Hilltop Ln, Wells Bridge, NY|
|Sat Aug 24||10:45 am|| Confer Mark Master & Past Master Degrees |
& Order of Old Saratoga
|Raymond's Pond |
|Mon Sept 9||7:30 pm||Practice for recertification|
|Mon Oct 14||7:30 pm||AGL Recertification and Confer Most Excellent Master Degree|
|Mon Nov 11||7:30 pm|
|Mon Dec 10||7:30 pm||Stated Convocation: Annual Election & Installation of Officers||Oneonta|
Thank you all for your participation.
For captions see Oxford Chapter No. 254 Conferred the Most Excellent Master degree.
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Western Broome Chapter No 332 recently had their official visit from RE Bruce Van Buren, DDGHP. Also visiting that day was ME James Hemstrough, PGHP; RE Brian Singer, Grand Scribe; and RE Steven Shearer, Grand Royal Arch Captain. 17 companions joined for breakfast, followed by an inspirational message from the DDGHP. Of note, E James Meek of Oxford Chapter was presented with an Honorary Membership Certificate by RE Charles Hill, EHP of Western Broome for his dedicated support of Western Broome No. 332.
Oxford Royal Arch Chapter No. 254 held their Annual Awards Night on November 5, 2018 at Oxford, NY
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The evening began with fellowship and a ziti and chicken parmesan dinner. We moved to the chapter room for the awards ceremony. There were present 19 Chapter Companions, 10 ladies, M∴E∴ Allen M. Bryant, Grand High Priest, R∴E∴ Bruce L. Van Buren, DDGHP of The 8th Capitular District, and V∴ E∴ Wilbur L. Corrington, AGL.
Photos by R∴E∴ Bruce L. Van Buren, DDGHP of The 8th Capitular District