We hold these truths to be self-evident, that ALL MEN ARE CREATED EQUAL, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.--That to secure these rights, Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed, -- That whenever any Form of Government becomes destructive of these ends, it is the Right of the People to alter or to abolish it, and to institute new Government, laying its foundation on such principles and organizing its powers in such form, as to them shall seem most likely to effect their Safety and Happiness. Prudence, indeed, will dictate that Governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes; and accordingly all experience hath shewn, that mankind are more disposed to suffer, while evils are sufferable, than to right themselves by abolishing the forms to which they are accustomed. But when a long train of abuses and usurpations, pursuing invariably the same Object evinces a design to reduce them under absolute Despotism, it is their right, it is their duty, to throw off such Government, and to provide new Guards for their future security.--Such has been the patient sufferance of these Colonies; and such is now the necessity which constrains them to alter their former Systems of Government. The history of the present King of Great Britain is a history of repeated injuries and usurpations, all having in direct object the establishment of an absolute Tyranny over these States…
Read it all at: https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript
Seneca River Lodge No. 160's Stated Communication scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020 was to feature R.'.W.'. E. Oscar Alleyne, Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of New York, who was to lecture on the Coronavirus issue. After having to cancel his appearance due to our building's closure, he promised an upcoming presentation with the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite, NMJ. As promised, here is a video of that presentation...
Based on advice coming in from Federal, State and Local Authorities as well as the Grand Master concerning the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, Seneca River Lodge No. 160 is hereby cancelling its Stated Communication scheduled for Tuesday, March 17, 2020.
R.'.W.'. E. Oscar Alleyne, Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of New York, scheduled to lecture on the Coronavirus issue, unfortunately will not visit at this time.
Apologies to all who had hoped to attend. When things settle down, we hope to invite R.'.W.'. Alleyne back to Central New York for an opportunity to present his scheduled lecture.
R.W. E. Oscar Alleyne is still scheduled to speak at Seneca River Lodge No. 160 this Tuesday, March 17th. There is, however, a change in topic. Due to the current concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, he will speak on the Coronavirus. He holds a Doctorate from the New York Medical College and is a Senior Advisor for Public Health programs at the National Association of County and City Health Officials in Washington, DC. There he is responsible for providing executive leadership, strategic visioning, senior management and technical assistance to the country’s 3,000 local governmental public health departments. All Brother Freemasons are invited whether EAs, FCs or MMs. PLease remember that lodge opens at 6:30 PM.
Seneca River Lodge No. 160
R.W. E. Oscar Alleyne
Junior Grand Warden, Grand Lodge of New York
with his presentation
Vides Vita Rex
An Esoteric Look at Freemasonry
March 17, 2020
@ 6:30 PM
Liverpool Masonic Temple, 608 Oswego St., Liverpool, NY
Seneca River Lodge No. 160 is proud to welcome R.W. E. Oscar Alleyne, Junior Grand Warden, Grand Lodge of New York to Central New York. On March 17th, he will present "Vides Vita Rex: An Esoteric Look at Freemasonry" at the Liverpool Masonic Temple, 608 Oswego St., Liverpool, NY. Please note that Lodge opens at 6:30 PM sharp with the meeting tiled and opened to Master Masons only. Dinner will follow afterwards at the Retreat in Liverpool. Those interested in joining us for dinner should call our Worshipful Master, V.W. Robert Tyrrell at 315-416-3320 or email our Secretary, R.W. Gary Heinmiller at email@example.com
R.W. Alleyne, of Walden, New York, is the Junior Grand Warden of the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in the State of New York. Raised in Wallkill Lodge No. 627 in Orange Rockland District, he served in 2014-2016 as Master of Wappingers Lodge No.671 in the Dutchess District.
Active in the Craft, he is a 33° Honorary Member of Supreme Council, AASR, NMJ, the Past Commander in Chief and Past Sovereign Prince of the Scottish Rite Valley of the Hudson and served as the first Grand Superintendent for the State of New York of the Grand Council of the Allied Masonic Degrees USA. He is a Fellow of the Philalethes Society and is the 2nd VP of the Board and Fellow of the Masonic Society. He is also the Regional Treasurer for the Operatives USA. He lectures internationally on historical, ritualistic, philosophical, leadership and other topics of Masonic interest and is a member of several Masonic research and invitational bodies.
He holds a Doctorate from the New York Medical College and is a Senior Advisor for Public Health programs at the National Association of County and City Health Officials in Washington, DC. There he is responsible for providing executive leadership, strategic visioning, senior management and technical assistance to the country’s 3,000 local governmental public health departments.
A published author, subject matter expert and scientific presenter in the field of applied epidemiology, health policy and public health, he served as President, Chair and active Board Member of several professional Public Health Associations and is a faculty member/lecturer/presenter at a number of undergraduate and graduate educational institutions.
Please join us for on of Brother Oscar's best presentations. We look forward to seeing you on March 17th at 6:30.
Happy Independence Day America! Take a few minutes today and read the Declaration of Independence https://www.archives.gov/founding-docs/declaration-transcript
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