“You’re off to great places. Today is your day. Your mountain is waiting, so get on your way.” -Dr. Seuss

In just about one month Triangle girls from all over New York will be journeying to Kerhonkson for the 29th Biennial Convention for The Organization of Triangles, Inc. But, before we can talk about Convention, a lot has happened since my last post that I just have to catch you all up on.

At the end of May, I attended the council meeting with all of the newly appointed Junior Advisors who will be installed at Convention and all the current Junior Advisors. We discussed how to make this Convention as SEUSS as possible for all the Triangle girls and came up with some great ideas as usual!

A few weeks later was my Homecoming at Onistagrawa Triangle in Scotia, NY. Triangle girls from the Capital District and my home Triangle Bal-On-Sen made the day very special. The Alice in Wonderland themed Golden Afternoon was a wonderful success! Thanks to everyone who attended and helped to make my day golden!

The very next weekend was Saint John’s Day at the Masonic Care Community in Utica on June 27th. I spent the day with a member of Onistagrawa Triangle at the Triangle table. Later that afternoon, she was presented with a new American Flag for her Triangle. In the evening I had the distinct privilege of speaking on behalf of our Masonic youth that day. It was an experience that I never thought possible and really shows a lot about how far the Masonic Youth has come in the eyes of our parent organizations.

The next event was on July 25th at the Festival of stars of the Eastern Star Home’s campus. The day was full of cotton candy and 50/25/25 raffle tickets. I would say the day was a complete success since one of our very own Triangle girls one the raffle. That money will now go towards helping her pay for her school books. It is always fun when we can be around our Masonic Family.

The next weekend was New York DeMolay Convention right in my backyard on the Onondaga Community College campus. I spent all weekend with the members of DeMolay and had a lot of fun from bubble ball soccer to the Mardi Gras dance.

On August 9th was the International Triennial Grand Encampment for the Knight’s Templar. There were dignitaries from all over the world and the youth had the privilege of escorting each of them to the front of the room. Each of the youth leaders were asked to speak and I spoke about how leaders influence the youth.

A few weeks later on August 22nd, I attended the banquet for the Grand Master of Cryptic Masons in New York. It was a wonderful evening with the members of Cryptic Masonry.

Fidelity Triangle in Pittsford had an Installation of Officers on August 29th where Beloved Queen Kalli was given the crown with her new koala bear by her side. The ceremony was beautiful and Triangle girls from all over the state came out to help Fidelity.

The day before Fidelity’s installation I stopped by Cassiopeia’s Potato Bake and fundraiser. It was a wonderful time with the members of Cassiopeia.

This has been a busy year so far and it will only get busier as Convention quickly approaches. The Organization of Triangles’ Biennial Convention is from October 9-12th. Anyone is welcome for our public events on Saturday the 10th at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa in Kerhonkson, NY. From the Lorax to the Grinch, this Convention will be all about Dr. Seuss. I can’t wait to see you all there!!

In Triangle Love,

Annie Parks

State Representative

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