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This website contains information about Oneida District Masonic activity- events, news, POCs, lodge and District POCs as well as DDGM and GL schedule for 2016-2017.

TRAVELING GAVEL – Currently Resides at Amicable Lodge, which meets 1st and 3rd Tuesday in Utica Masonic Hall.. Rules found here.

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RW Carl Klossner

District Deputy Grand Master, Oneida District

Old Forge, NY 13420



RW Jon Server

Grand Steward, Oneida District




RW Richard J. Kessler


Grand Lecturer of Masons

in the state of New York

ASK the GL (press link)

VW David Taylor Jr.

Assistant Grand Lecturer , Oneida District



VW William Bowen

Assistant Grand Lecturer , Oneida District Agl2oneida@ocmasons.org



MW Jeffrey M. Williamson


Grand Master of Masons in the state of New York








4-7pm; FRIDAYS

Ziyara Shriners Friday Fish Frys in September.

Shriner Park, Halsey Road, Whitestown, NY

Choice of Fried or baked Fish, Fried Shrimp or Chicken Fingers with cole slaw with choice of French fries, baked potato or mac and cheese. Adults-11.75; Children-$6

November 12, 2016

200th Anniversary of Utica Lodge #47

RSVP to RW Ron White.

Nov 12th
Scottish Rite

Regional 32 Degree Day
Masonic Care Community Campus

November 13, 2016.

4-10 pm

The Ziyara Shrine's Director Staff is hosting a Sunday Football party. Held at Ziyara Shrine Park on Halsey Road, Whitestown, NY. Open to ALL MASONS and friends.






November 15, 2016


6:30 start


Elks Club, Rome, NY

Join Roman-Hatheway Lodge #223 for festive Board, a family friendly event. $15 a person for a Turkey and Pork dinner, with all the fixings. Choice of beverage and a complimentary canon. Please Rsvp by Friday November 4th. Contact brother from Roman Hatheway.

November 19, 2016.


6pm start


$60 per person

On Saturday, November 19th, Ziyara Shrine will be sponsoring a Small Batch, Single Malt, Scotch Dinner. It is open to all Shriners, Masons, and prospective Masons.


The event will take place at the Teugega Country Club, located in Rome. Five unique, single malt scotches will be featured, each paired with a specific meal course.


The night will be an adventure; one filled with the finest of viands, the rarest delicacies, and prestigious, single malt, Scotch whiskies, all served with joyous camaraderie.


This is a rare and most special opportunity; one not to be missed.

Contact John Sargent or Wayne Towne for details or RSVP.

November 30, 2016

Oneida District Master and Secretary Meeting at Utica Masonic Hall at

December 1, 2016


5:30pm open

Right Worshipful, Worshipful and Brothers All:

You are cordially invited to the District Deputy's visit of RW Carl Klossner, DDGM of Oneida District, to Clinton-Hampton Lodge #347 in downtown Westmoreland on December 1st. W. Brother Wayne with the assistance of brother W.Bruce will prepare a Swiss Steak dinner.

Lodge opens 5:30

Social time 6:00

Dinner at 6:30 with announcements and DD Presentation in Lodge to follow.


RESERVATIONS ARE A MUST........ Call Tony at 571-8104 or Wayne at 853-2690.



Master and Secretary

December 9, 2016



Harts Hill Inn, Whiteboro, NY

All Masonic Holiday Party. For ALL Masons, OES, York Rite, Scottish Rite, Shriners, Daughter of Nile and THEIR FRIENDS and FAMILY.


Social and Fellowship begins at 5pm with cold Hors d'oeuvers and cash bar. Dinner around 6:15pm with choice of Chicken Francaise, Broiled Haddock or Roast Sirloin of Beef with Gravy. All Meals include vegetables, bread and butter with dessert, coffee, tea and water.


Cost is only $28 per person.


RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED by RSVPing with MEAL CHOICE and CHECK (Make check out to Baron Steuben Lodge #264) to:

BARON STEUBEN LODGE #264 (Hosts fro the Night)

PO Box 264

Lee Center, NY 13363


For more information email Wayne Towne at wtowne2@yahoo.com or call 315-335-6055.


There will be 50/50 drawing and Basket Raffle Drawing after dinner. Please consider your lodge, organization or yourself donating a basket to raffle off. Contact Wayne Towne to donate.


Attire: Holiday Attire (Business, Casual)

Now thru November 27

Goodshop is doubling their donations to the Children's Dyslexia Center of Central New York Sundays through November 27th!


Please use the following link to make your purchases to benefit the center.




"Goodshop Sundays. Now All Month Long.

It's time for our 3rd Annual Goodshop Sunday. We're offering amazing savings and up to DOUBLE the donations on the Sunday after Black Friday. But this year, Goodshop Sundays will happen EVERY week, from 10/23 through 11/27! Shop on these days and up to TWO TIMES the cash will go to Childrens Dyslexia Center - Central New York!"



Messages From DDGM/GSO/AGLS

From RW Jon Server, Grand Steward

Brethren, as was annouced at the New London DD, I have been given a green light to go home. Provided i continue my PT as an Out Patient and PT/OT here at the MCC agree I am strong enough. i will meet with the MCC Director of Therapy, IP Doctor and Social Worker on Friday morning. It is thought I will home early next week. Nothing is set in stone. I will be here over the weekend. I ask for your continued prayers, good thoughts and understanding as I get ready to start the next road in my journey to recovery. My Doctor has NOT released me for getting out of my house except for therapy for at least another 4 weeks. Lodge meeting and events, only when PT has agreed. My road is still long and my cable tow still extremely short.

From RW Carl Klossner, DDGM of Oneida District

Brethren, I am happy to hear that our Grand Steward, R.W. Jon Server will be returning home at the start of next week, the week of 11/14/16. Lets give him some time to get settled and use to the new routine of being home before we start calling and visiting him. In my conversation with him today he asked for a little time to rest up at home and begin regaining his strength. I know that you all join with me in congratulating him in completing his In-patient therapy so quickly! On to the next step!

From Brother Dan Williams, Amicable Lodge #664

I am working on putting together an OC Masons Pool League this winter sometime and just want to feel out the group and see if anyone would be interested besides myself. I have a few brothers that want to participate already but will need more teams to make it worth while. I also wouldnt mind some insight on how to create a bracket and set up the league if any of you have any experience doing this as this will be my first time. This is a great way for us to interact with our brethren across the district and have some fun and fellowship. Please contact me on Facebook , answer on this post or call me at 315-723-8798 if this sounds like something you may be interested in . we need to have more fun events in the district and definitely more fellowship!! I hope you all agree.




GLONY OFFICERS from Oneida District



Grand Chaplins

RW James FletcherPO Box 198, 2047 State Route 8, Leonardsville, NY 13364-0198

(315)855-4123 (R)


Past Senior Grand Wardens, Permanent Member of GLONY

Dennis A. Breheny (2006-2008) (Judy)

21 Pinecrest Rd.,New Hartford, NY 13413

(315)724-2226 (R)



Donald C. Vetal (1994-1996) (Joanne)

56 Merritt Place, New Hartford, NY 13413





RW Norman M. McKnight (Suzanne)

District Deputy Grand Master – Herkimer District





RW Alan Daley

Grand Sword Bearer (Herkimer District)

269 North Road

Salisbury Center, NY 13454





VW Steven Esford

Assistant Grand Lecturer, Herkimer District







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