To the members, supervisors, and supporters of The Organization of Triangles,
As winter draws to a close and spring is here, even though it may not feel that way in Syracuse, Triangle is coming out of hibernation and is about to spring into full bloom. March and April are a busy time for installations and all across the state there have been and will continue to be so many wonderful new leaders taking charge of our Organization. Although, I am over half way into my term, I have just recently attended my very first official visit. However, this has not stopped me from selling pens to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society over the past six months. I have attended many Triangle functions and exciting events since January and have continued traveling around the state visiting each Triangle.
The first event I attended in January was the Masonic Family night at Fidelity Triangle where members from many Masonic Organizations such as Royal Arch, Amaranth, Eastern Star, and Masonry were in attendance to celebrate our family bond. Our very own Deputy State Director and the Grand Master acted as the matriarch and the patriarch of our family in the big family picture we took at the end. The evening was a wild success and showed just how much our parent organizations believe in and support us.
The next event I attended was in Scotia at Onistagrawa Triangle where four girls were initiated. As this is one of the Triangles that are in my Capitol District, I am immensely proud of the members for doubling their membership over the past six months. Yet again our Masonic family came to celebrate this Triangle’s success. There were over a DOZEN Royal Arch Masons in attendance to congratulate the new members on becoming Triangle girls.
I was also able to travel to Fidelity Triangle again to fill in as their Beloved Queen for a prospect meeting. Triangle girls from Cassiopeia came to help Fidelity put on a wonderful meeting with their newly Installed Junior Deputy Mrs. Jeannine Parks who took over for Ms. Kristina Brandt. They recently held an initiation of their newest member on March 28th.
I attended the Convocation of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons in Albany, New York on March 6th. The day was finally here, my first official visit and I am finally able to represent our Organization. I arrived in the afternoon and the Masons were busy at work in their meetings and gatherings which gave the State Director and I enough time to get settled in and changed.
At 2pm there was a conferring of the “Order of Deborah” which is a ceremony the York Rite created to honor the girls’ New York Masonic youth groups. The Grand Worthy Advisor for New York Rainbow Hannah Nelson and I were under the impression that the Supreme Inspector for Rainbow and our very own State Director were being honored at this ceremony. However, this was not the case as Mr. Roche awarded Ally Callaghan Junior Past State Representative, Samantha Hansen Junior Past Grand Worthy Advisor, Hannah Nelson Grand Worthy Advisor, and myself with the honorary Order of Deborah Award. This was a great honor and something for many Triangle girls to strive for in the upcoming year.
That evening was equally exciting when the youth were able to speak at the banquet to all the Royal Arch Masons in attendance. I spoke about how our Masonic Family is always there for each other and also spoke about the many ways that Royal Arch has come to support us over the past few months. It was exciting to see so many people interested in our Organization and so willing to know more about us. I was so grateful to be able to represent our Organization at Royal Arch.
After I had recovered from that long weekend, on March 15th I went to Long Island to attend Sunrise’s Installation of Officers. Beloved Queen Jessica Catapano concluded a very successful year and turned the crown over to Maggie Callaghan. Maggie has been a very successful Triangle girl so far and I know she will accomplish more than she could ever have imagined in this new endeavor. Good Luck Maggie!