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Sunday, February 28, 2010

College of Freemasonry Masonic Educational Event, Saturday April 10th in Webster, NY

The AASR Valley of Rochester will be sponsoring the fourth College of Freemasonry educational event on Saturday April 10th. The College provides a forum for nationally and regionally known speakers and Masonic thinkers the
opportunity to discuss Freemasonry. This year's theme is
"Freemasonry: the Ancient Landmarks, the Symbolism and the Vision of our Craft."

Speakers include:

* Keynote speaker,
Brother Christopher Hodapp, Masonic author and Editor in Chief of the Journal of the Masonic Society.

R.W. Tom Savini and R.W. Bill Thomas will be presenting the Grand Lodge library's recent acquisition of the Processus Contra Templarious, the Trials Against the Knights Templar.

R.W. Thomas Jackson, Past Grand Secretary of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania and book review editor for the Northern Light magazine, will be in attendance for the presentation of the Valley's Thomas Jackson Award. The Award recognizes individuals who have taken the message of Freemasonry and transformed it into an educational inspiration at a state, regional or national level.

* The program will conclude with
R. W. Manfred Liehs, a master appraiser of fine art antiques, speaking on the importance of preserving Masonic artifacts and our heritage.

The cost to attend the event on Saturday is $20.00 and includes a continental breakfast and lunch. The event will be held at the Shrine Center, 979 Bay Road, Webster, NY 14580. Check in will begin at 8:00 AM and the program starts at 9:00 AM.

Email the Scottish Rite Valley of Rochester Secretary at:
or call the Secretary at 264-1160 or 800-858-2320.
Prepayment is encouraged and appreciated and the RESERVATION DEADLINE IS MONDAY APRIL 5th.

Additional information is available online at

On Friday April 9th, Scottish Rite members and their ladies are invited to a steak dinner and an evening of Jazz. The social hour will begin around 6:00 PM with dinner served around 7:00 PM. Through out the evening we will be entertained by local jazz artist, Madeline Forster and her quartet. You can hear a sample of her music at www.madelineforster.com. This is also a chance to welcome the presenters for the College of Freemasonry program.

Cost for the evening is $30 per person and $50 per couple.


EMAIL or Call the Scottish Rite Valley Secretary at 264-1160 or 800-858-2320. Prepayment is encouraged and appreciated.


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