Oneonta Council No. 87
Cryptic Masons

Assemblies on 4th Wed. at 7:30 pm
Dinner at 6:30 pm

Sept.-Oct. & Jan.-May
Oneonta Masonic Temple
322 Main Street
Oneonta, New York 13820

R∴I∴ Robert N. Rogers III, DDGM bob.rogers837 at stny.rr.com
R∴I∴ Bruce L. Van Buren (87), Assistant Grand Lecturer 607-435-7767 vanburen.bruce at gmail.com
R∴I∴ Richard S. Transue (87), Grand Standard Bearer transuevania at gmail.com

M∴I∴ Phillip J. Chandler, Grand Master
R∴I∴ John A. Gallant, Deputy Grand Master


Oneonta Council 87 Trestleboard 2019-2021


I would like to try something new this year as we have new companions.

As a type of mentor program I would like to have the new companions select an officers part to study before the meeting and sit with that officer during the opening and closing to get a better feel of how each chair works. A different part each month would really give them a feel for the parts and hopefully encourage participation in the future.

Please let me know if anyone has an idea for programs that would interest you.

I will do my best to uphold the tradition of good ritual as Master and ask everyone to practice your parts to be ready for our first meeting.

I. James Meek, Master


  • Unless otherwise notified all Assemblies will commence at 7:30 with dinner preceding at 6:30.
  • Dress code is coat & tie or tuxedo .
2019 Time Assembly Meal/Location
Sat Apr 20 2:00 pm Grand Lecturer's Convention, for the 4th and 7th Cryptic Districts - / Oneonta
August 16-17 196th Assembly of Grand Council
Desmond Hotel, Albany NY
Sept 25 6:30 pm
Grand Line Officer visit ( Tuxedo if you have one )
R.I. Richard Kerimoglu Grand Marshall
Recap Grand Council Assembly
Oct 23 6:30 pm
DDGM & AGL Official Visit
2020 Time Assembly Refreshments/Location
Jan 22 6:30 pm
Feb 26 6:30 pm
7:30 pm
Confer Royal Master degree
If no candidate then rehearsal of degree
Mar 25 6:30 pm
7:30 pm
Apr 22 6:30 pm
7:30 pm
Confer Select Master degree
Appoint Nominating Committee (or just rehearse degree)
May 27 7:30 pm Ask officers to continue Zoom ID 827 6416 9082
Aug 26 7:30 pm Preparations for Resuming Assemblies Zoom ID 827 6416 9082
Sept 23 7:30pm Assembly: MI Phillip Chandler Install DDGM & AGL
Election & Installation of officers
Oct 28 7:30 pm Assembly Zoom
Jan 27 7:30pm Assembly Zoom
Feb 24 7:30 pm Assembly Zoom
2021 Time Assembly Meal/Location
Mar 24 7:30 pm Assembly Zoom, Appoint Nominating Committee
Apr 28 7:30 pm Assembly in person
May 26 7:30 pm Annual Assembly: Election & Installation of Officers
DDGM & AGL Official Visit
in person
August 21-22 198th Assembly of Grand Council
Desmond Hotel, Albany NY
Sat Oct 9 Cryptic Tri-state Degrees Saugerties
2026 Time Assembly Meal/Location
August Grand Assembly: R∴I∴ Richard S. Transue, Installation as Grand Master

Officers 2019-2021

Illustrious Master I∴ James A Meek meekjandl at earthlink.net
Deputy Master V∴I∴ William Morley
Principal Conductor of the Works R∴I∴ Robert N. Rogers III, KYCH bob.rogersr837 at stny.rr.com
Treasurer R∴I∴ David F. Stoy, KYGCH dstoy at stny.rr.com
Recorder I∴ Homer A. Burch, KYCH 607-334-8871
burchha at roadrunner.com
Captain of the Guard I∴ Stephen Shearer
Conductor of the Council I∴ Charles L. Lowe plowe10 at stny.rr.com
Chaplain James Higbie
Steward Richard Morley
Sentinel I∴ Joseph Greenfield
Marshal R∴I∴ Bruce L. Van Buren, KYCH 607-435-7767
vanburen.bruce at gmail.com
Trustee 3 yr. Richard Morley
Trustee 2 yr. I∴ Charles L. Lowe plowe10 at stny.rr.com
Trustee 1 yr. R∴I∴ James W. Hemstrought, Jr., KYGCH hemstroj at stny.rr.com
Musician R∴I∴ Francis K. Wilcox fkwilcox at frontiernet.net
Ass't. Treasurer M∴I∴ Fred G. Hickein, KYGCH fhickein at stny.rr.com

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