Powerful Women through History

“I did not learn about many powerful women in my history classes. In fact, I have heard about more strong females in history this year, then I ever did in during my school career. I think it is important to learn the names and stories of the women who have paved the way for us to be here today. Women who have done things men have also done or were not willing to do,  but do not always receive the same recognition. By telling the stories of women in the past, we are creating the future for a Finer American Womanhood. Although there are many powerful women in our lives today, we must also take the time to acknowledge the women who have came before us.

Everyone has heard of Paul Revere, but few people know of Sybil Ludington, also known as a the female Paul Revere. On April 26th 1777, Sybil rode her horse 40 miles, twice the distance Paul Revere rode, at night, to alert the militia that the British were coming. Sybil rode to Putnam County, New York to inform 400 of her father’s military men that the British were on their way to attack Danbury, Connecticut. Did I mention Sybil was only 16 years old? (She was younger then I am today, but I would be more then willing to ride 40 miles horseback just to come speak to you today, it might take awhile for me to arrive considering I’ve never rode a horse, but I would definitely try). From nine at night till dawn, Sybil rounded up troops to send to Danbury and used nothing but a stick to protect herself from night bandits. Sadly, the troops were too late to save Danbury,  but Sybil did not go unrecognized. General George Washington honored her for her heroic ride. And in 1935 a statue was placed in Carmel, New York to honor the courageous girl. Sybil’s story was not told for years because there was no evidence, but the words in her grandfather’s journal.

The reason I am taking the time to tell you about this  courageous girl is because my theme this term is Lead Like a Triangle Girl and although Sybil Ludington was not a Triangle girl, I do believe she shares the qualities that we value in Triangle. She selflessly volunteered to ride through the night to help defend her country. Our Organization even named a Triangle after her in Brewster, New York, but sadly closed in 1991. A big part of Triangle is giving back to our community through charitable arts. I believe that Sybil is an inspiration to young girls in Triangle and girls around the world. Triangle has taught me to not be afraid to speak up for what you think is right because this is OUR world, not just yours and not just mine and with the support from other Organizations, such as yours, we can create a finer american womanhood together.

During my term I will be sharing more stories of other inspirational women in history, such as Sybil Ludington. I will also be selling pens and lollipops for $2 each. All proceeds will be given to the National Multiple Sclerosis Society in hopes to find a cure for MS. For those who may not know, MS is a potentially disabling disease that effects the central nervous system and disrupts the processing of information between the brain and the body. Women are twice as likely to develop MS and most commonly affects people between the ages of 15 and 60. Please help me spread awareness of this horrible disease.”

-Miss Abby Forman, State Representative 2017 – 2018, Organization of Triangles Inc., from her speech at Grand Chapter on October 14, 2017

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Meet the New State Representative, Miss Samantha

14519690_10154685426404429_5584009608673992783_n“When I first joined triangle I had no intention of becoming queen, because the crown looked too heavy. I went through the floor offices and started to see why the girls wanted to go through the line; they wanted to make a difference. I knew that I couldn’t do this alone so I leaned on the older members as well as supervisors and my parents. Progressing through the line I truly learned the importance of the three duties of triangle. After my first term as queen, I knew that I wanted to become a Junior Advisor, so that I could reach a broader audience to spread the word of our organization and help others. Some of my fondest memories are working together with other triangles and other organizations to raise money for charity or to just have fun. I learned our joy is doubled when we work together. You really do get out what you put in, and I can say that all the hard work is worth it.

That is why the theme for my term is Together, because together we can achieve so much more than if we were to work alone. A triangle cannot succeed with only one person putting in the work, working together as members and supervisors is what makes us successful. We are taught at a young age, many hands make light work. As we grow we lose touch with this, we think that the weight of the world is on our shoulders and ours alone, but all we have to do is ask for help, and work together. I will be selling pens this term to raise money for Pediatric Palliative care in Hospice. Not only do they help the child but the family as well, sending in therapists for both, and helping the child through treatment or end of life care. My hope is to work together so that we can make a difference for these families at such a hard time in their lives.”

-Miss Samantha Dugan, State Representative 2016 – 2017, Organization of Triangles Inc., from her in going speech on October 8, 2016

A camping we will go!

To the members of the Organization of Triangles and its supporters:

I can officially say it’s summer! This is my favorite season, with all the sun and warm weather along with the great food, because we all know how much I enjoy my southern barbecue.

In March, I attended Royal Arch. I wore red, which is my favorite color, to show support of their colors. Royal Arch was an amazing experience and we had a little share in laughs when I was called up to speak as I just finished putting a whole fork full of salad in my mouth. It was a joy to see Mr. Roche, one of Triangle’s greatest supporters, go in as Most Excellent Grand High Priest. His mission this term is to have as many Royal Arch members attend as many Masonic Youth events as possible. I believe this is amazing of him to do and I encourage you all to invite Royal Arch members to your events.

Some things I have been up to since my last post were attending Grand Assembly in April, where we said goodbye to Danielle with her beautiful heart song and welcomed in the magic with Sam Miller. I can say I was excited since Sam and I have been friends for years and I’m excited for her as she embarks on this journey and be there to help and support her in any way I can.

Then as we sprung into May I attended Grand Lodge. This one is the big one in my opinion and I was very excited! Also, it was my first car ride with Mrs. Turri and I enjoyed the company. There I spread my message about my boots and my charity, but I also spoke about how even though I lost my Dad at a young age I have gained so many through my experience in Triangle. I wanted to let the members of Grand Lodge know how much they truly mean to us. I thank them for all their continued support and showing me the love a father does.

Along with summer comes another favorite activity of mine which is camping. Speaking of camping, that is the theme for our next District convention! This is on Long Island and is on June 4th, I’m hoping I will see you all there.

Speaking of Camping, I hope you all are getting excited for Leadership Weekend that is coming up (July 8th-July 10th)! I know the Junior Advisors have been hard at work planning this event and are excited to share what they have for you! I know I will be there with plenty of bug spray and ready for some fun in the woods! Oh, and I can’t forget my boots!

I hope you all have a wonderful and safe summer and enjoy the upcoming holidays of Memorial Day and 4th of July!

In Triangle love,

Alison Wright

State Representative 2015-2016

Happy Holidays!!

To the members of the Organization of Triangles and its supporters:

I want to wish you all a Happy Holiday and hope you are as excited as I am for this wonderful Holiday season!

At my first stop with my boots, I had the pleasure of representing our wonderful organization to the members of Eastern Star at Grand Chapter. It was my first official visit as State Representative and I enjoyed my time there with all of the members. I knew many faces in the crowd which made me feel right at home!

Next, I attended Bal-On-Sen’s Installation on November 14th. Beloved Queen Halle Cerio stepped down after an amazing year in office and my sister, Mary-Margaret Wright, started her term. I was so happy I could attend this event at my home Triangle and get to see the last Wright sister enter this office. I wish all of the officers the best of luck through their terms!

Then I attended another beautiful Installation on November 22 at Onistagrawa Triangle. There we saw one of our own Jr. Advisors, Megan Williams, step down as Beloved Queen. She did an outstanding job as Beloved Queen and I look forward to what she will add to the Jr. Advisor Council. Giuliana with her Frozen theme started her term and I am very excited to see what her term has in store. I, like Olaf, also like warm hugs!  

Now I know everyone has got Christmas on the brain (myself included), but I wanted to remind you about De-Tri-Ra Winterfest 2016!! It is going to be Martin Luther King Jr. Day weekend (Fri. Jan 15-Sun. Jan 17). This weekend is going to include sisters from Triangle and Rainbow as well as our brothers from DeMolay in fun activities. We will have ice breakers, snow tubing, board games and movies!! I hope you all plan on attending and I see you all there! Remember forms are due New Years Eve. If you don’t have one and need one contact your Jr. Deputies or download it from the Resource page of our site. 

I hope you all have a great Holiday Season and cherish the memories you make with your friends and family! I can’t wait for my boots and I to travel to our next official visit in March.  

 

In Triangle Love,

Alison Wright

State Representative 2015-2016

These Boots Are Made For Walkin’, Watch Where We Will Go!

I am so happy to be able to speak with you as the New State Representative of the Organization of Triangles.

We all know that shoes are a girl’s best friend and I am no different, so I thought I would start with a fact about them! Did you know? Men were the first to wear heels! For centuries, heels signified a high social standing rather than gender. It was also crucial for men riding horses to have a heel on their boot in order to stay in their stirrups. Now I told you this fact about shoes because shoes are a part of my theme this year! My theme is, “These boots are made for walkin’, watch where we will go.” To go with this theme I will be traveling across the state wearing boots under all of my gowns at all of the visitations I will be attending.

As you may know, one of our angles has to deal with charity. We also all know that Triangle girls love their food and I am no exception! With this in mind, I have decided to make my charity this year, No Kid Left Hungry. This charity’s goal is to end child hunger in America. They aim to do this by gaining donations with every dollar giving a child up to 10 meals. I plan to help raise money for this charity by selling pens throughout my term.

Now I would like to take a walk in my boots, specifically my Triangle boots, and tell you a little about how I got here today! I was first introduced to this wonderful organization by great family friends, the Kriese family. They were all involved in Triangle and told us about it at church one Sunday morning. Now, at the time I was a very shy soft spoken 12-year-old who had never heard about this organization. However, my mom thought it was a good idea to get her girls involved. So one night being dressed in street dress we went to the Masonic temple in Liverpool to a prospect meeting where of course we had spaghetti and were thrown with all sorts of information about the organization and how it works! There I also got to meet Kelly Walker and Ms. Madison for the first time and thought that these people were different than others I have met before. There is a bond between them like family even though none of them are related. This is when I realized this is a place I want to be. Just like that, my sisters and I were initiated into Bal-On-Sen Triangle on a cold February night. Finally, Bal-On-Sen were able to hold meetings and were getting themselves back on the map! That night I gained more sisters than just my biological ones.

Fast forward four years and I found myself becoming Beloved Queen of Bal-On-Sen Triangle! I knew this position was like no other. After I got over the sparkle fact of the crown, I realized that Bal-On-Sen girls would be looking up to me. I am the one with the crown and gavel to choose the future of Bal-On-Sen Triangle and help in any way I can to make our Triangle be successful. We all know success comes in numbers so my goal for Beloved Queen was to gain membership! Throughout my term I initiated 13 girls into Bal-On-Sen. This is what I view is my greatest accomplishment as Beloved Queen.

Then fast forward again to 2013 and I’m again taking on a leadership position, but this time it is at the State level. I became Junior Advisor of the Onondaga-Oswego District. With this position again Triangle girls would be looking up to me for advice on how to memorize a part or the correct way to escort a person in to a room or which way we are walking in or out. Throughout my Junior Advisor term, I along with Annie Parks had to plan a District Convention. The A&A Awards went off without a hitch and even the other “A” was installed as State Representative along with myself being installed as Chairman of the Junior Advisory Council. With this title I now get to organize and preside over all of the Jr. Advisory council meetings. This was a big responsibility with the success resting in my hands. I hope that I have done this position well as I pass it on to my successor. Now I come to today. The highest position in this amazing organization is passed on to me. I hope that I will carry this out well and do the organization proud.

With gaining this position I wouldn’t be here without many people who have gotten me this far and at this time I would like to thank them. First, I would like to thank my biggest fan and support system my mom. Mom, you have always told me to be the bird that I am and spread my wings and fly! This is just another way for my wings to become bigger and take me farther in life. I would like to thank you for always being there for me, to bounce ideas off of and just vent to you about things that probably weren’t as big as they seemed to me. I appreciate everything you have done for me and will continue to do for me.

Next, I want to thank my womb-mate, partner in crime, and twin sister Krista. Krista, you have been there for me from literally the beginning and I couldn’t have asked for a better person to call my twin. Thank you in advance for being that person I can call 24/7 with anything I need whether it is someone to just listen or to give me a reality check. Mary-Margaret what can I say. You literally make me laugh even when I don’t want to and of course the person I ask for a real opinion on how my dress looks which you will tell me, “No, that’s hideous try on another.” Thanks for being that person for me.

Next I want to thank Aunt Martha. You have stepped up to help mom raise us and I can’t thank you more for it. I know that if I need anything crafty done or an idea I can come to you and we will always come up with something amazing.

Ms. Madison, I hope you are ready for some more crazy car rides! I can’t wait to travel the state with you and of course get more pictures of the princess that brighten my day just a little more. Thank you for always being a person that will listen to my crazy ideas and help me see them through!

And Danielle [NY Rainbow Grand Worthy Advisor] and Zach [NY DeMolay State Master Councilor], I hope you are ready for some crazy and fun times we are going to have this year!

I want to thank now, all of my Triangle sisters! Without you all I would be missing a part of my family. Each of you are truly a sister to me. I thank you for supporting me and being the truly awesome people that you are! Finally, I would like to thank all of our concordant bodies. Without your support Triangle wouldn’t be the organization that it is and I thank you all so much for continuing your support and showing us what it means to be a Masonic family.

I’m looking forward to the year to coming to and getting to attend as many events as I can. I can’t wait to share and treasure the memories I will make with everyone throughout my visitations. Now with that being said, let’s start these boots walkin’. Thank you.

Alison Wright

State Representative 2015-2016

“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

Spring into Summer

To the members and supporters of The Organization of Triangles Inc,

Spring time was full of many new leaders stepping up to help Triangles around the State! The 2015-2017 Junior Advisory council was announced, a list of members is located on our home page. Many Triangles across the state installed new officers in the months of March and April. With all this new leadership I know we will be springing into a fun filled summer. Over the spring time I was able to attend quite a few events and Represent our Organization to many adult and other young leaders.

On April 25th I attended The International Order of Rainbow for Girls (http://nyiorg.org/)  75th grand Assembly for their Installation of the New Grand Worthy Advisor Danielle. She spread her message of acceptance with her mascot Mr. Penguin and her theme “Find your heart song.” It is so nice to meet other young ladies who are part of such great Masonic youth Organizations.

A week later I attended the Dignitaries dinner at Grand Lodge (http://nymasons.org/) . I spread my message of Communication with the youth Organizations, through the importance of youth as their future leaders. I also continued to sell my pens for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

A couple of weeks later on May 16th I attended the Amaranth Grand Court (http://www.amaranthny.org/index.html) ceremonies. It was an enjoyable evening as the Grand Royal Matron and Patron retired and a new Grand Royal Matron and Patron took the throne. It is wonderful to learn about the Masonic Organizations that Triangle girls can be a part of when they are old enough.

On May 23rd I attended the rededication of the Knights Templar building at the Masonic Care Community in Utica (http://www.masonichomeny.org/). The Rainbow and Triangle were tasked with presenting the hundred year old Trowel for the ceremony. It was a privilege to be trusted with such a monumental piece of history.

For many of you Triangle girls Finals are almost over and it is slowly getting warmer. The time to relax outside in the sun or indoors on Netflix is quickly approaching. With the summer fun also comes a break from Triangle meetings for many of us. It also leaves the heart missing your Triangle sisters, which can be pretty unbearable. I encourage everyone to plan a summer sister date with one of your Triangle sisters that you may not know very well or is new in your triangle. Spread the triangle love with a splash of summer fun! Hope you have a blast!

In Triangle Love,
Annie Parks
State Representative

The Royal Surprise

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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!

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Happy Holidays!

To the members, Supervisors, and supporters of The Organization of Triangles,

I hope everyone is enjoying the beginning of winter break and the Triangle holiday parties! So far in my term, I have not had the chance to promote our organization at any large functions since the holiday season is such a hectic time. However, I am looking forward to my first opportunity to represent our organization at the Royal Arch Banquet on March 6th.

The Organization of Triangles celebrated another year of sisterhood at the Onondaga- Oswego, and Capital districts Convention on October 12th. Ally Callaghan completed a wonderful year as State Representative and passed the crown over to me. The new Chairperson of the Junior council, Miss Alison Wright, our new Deputy State Director, Mrs. Turri, and our new State Treasurer, Mrs. Ferretti,were announced and installed as well.

Shortly after the District Convention, I traveled to Lockport Triangle for their Installation of Officers on November 1st. Beloved Queen Haley finished a successful year as Beloved Queen and handed the crown to Past Beloved Queen Sam for another term.

A week later, I attended Bal-On-Sen Triangle’s Installation of Officers on November 8th. This was especially important to me because Bal-On-Sen is my home Triangle. Newly installed Beloved Queen Halle made an eloquent speech and blew the crowd away. I am really looking forward to the future leaders of this organization.

I also attended the Installation of the Beloved Queen of Fides Triangle on December 6th . Ashlee, the winner of the State Director’s Award in October, was installed as Beloved Queen of her Triangle. Triangle girls from three different Triangles helped Fides install Ashlee. There were three generations of Triangle girls from Ashlee’s family present. It is wonderful to see the way Triangle has influenced many generations.

The next day, I attended the initiation held at Onistagrawa Triangle. They brought in a new member and then had a gift exchange and cookie exchange. The Triangle girls also made ornaments for the residents at the Masonic Care Community for the holidays. It is always nice to see our Triangle girls being compassionate for others in the holiday season.

Fidelity Triangle also had an initiation of their new member on December 13th. Yet again girls from other Triangles came to help and grow our smaller Triangles.

Since a year is coming to a close and a new year is about to begin, I am creating my New Year’s Resolution. This year my resolution is to be more compassionate and understanding to my friends and family. I also tend to be a bit of a procrastinator with school work and I am going to start doing my work long before it is due. My resolution for Triangle this year is to not only show other organizations how wonderful Triangle is, but also to show my support in every community where Triangles lives. I hope that by showing my support to each Triangle we can keep moving into the future.

If any Triangle girl is interested in having my job next year please apply to be the State Representative by January 30th. You must be a current or past Junior Advisor to apply. The application is under events-Convention 2015.

Have a Happy Holiday season and a great start to the new year.
In Triangle Love,

Annie Parks

State Representative 2014- 2015

As the term draws to a close…

To the members, supervisors, and supporters of the Organization of Triangles,

I hope everyone has been enjoying the first few weeks back to school and, of course, Triangle! Our organization had an awesome summer. I was able to speak at many events to promote Triangle and our upcoming events.

I ended my summer by speaking at the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons. I spoke about making our corner where we are better and brighter by helping the community we live in and supporting the Masonic Youth. Our State Director was awarded “Lady of the Council” for her hard work and dedication to our organization. We are so proud of her!

On September 7th, I attended a joint Installation of Officers for FDR DeMolay and R.H. Meyer Assembly, IORG. It was an awesome celebration of our Masonic Youth working together!

A week later it was up to Lake George for the youth representatives to deliver morning speeches at Grand Commandery. I enjoyed addressing a room full of Masons who truly cared about what the youth had to say. Later that day, I traveled to Onistagrawa Triangle’s rehearsal for their Installation to surprise the girls. That night, we went back to Grand Commandery to enjoy a wonderful and very entertaining dinner. It was an evening that I will remember for a very long time.

The next day, I attended Onistagrawa Triangle’s Installation of Officers. Beloved Queen Megan and her officers did a beautiful job. I know Onistagrawa will continue to grow. I was so happy to see FIVE different Triangles represented on the floor to assist in the Installation. I am so proud of all that they have accomplished!

The next weekend, I had a slight vacation where no real travel was involved! I did attend Sunrise Triangle’s half open meeting where they did a great job and got a prospect out of it! That Saturday morning, a few Sunrise girls attended the Bellmore Street Fair where we had a booth with a local lodge. We are so thankful to have supportive Lodges close by.

On September 27th, I will be attending Fidelity Triangle’s Open House. If you will be in the Rochester area, please come by! It will be a great night.

The next day, I, along with a few of our Triangle sisters, will be in Buffalo for the General Grand Joint-Triennial for the General Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons International and the General Grand Council of Cryptic Masons International. I am so looking forward to this!

I am also looking forward to October 4th, which is my Homecoming on Long Island! It is a public meeting, so I hope to see many friends and supporters there!

October 11th, your next State Representative, Annie Parks, and I will be speaking at Grand Chapter, OES. It is so cool that Eastern Star will be my first and last visit as State Representative!

October 12th is the Onondaga-Oswego and Capital Districts Convention in Liverpool. This is where Annie will be installed. If you haven’t already, please RSVP that you are coming! I know it will be a wonderful day.

Being in the last few weeks of my term as State Representative, I have started to reflect on my term of office. I am so grateful for the memories I have made, for the people I have had the pleasure of meeting, and for the opportunity to represent the greatest youth organization on the planet. This organization has helped shape me into the person I am today; and for that, I could not be anymore thankful. I am looking forward to the future of our organization as we are improving with every step we take. Thank you for supporting the Organization of Triangles this term, and always.

 

Yours for a finer American womanhood,

Ally Callaghan

State Representative 2013-2014