October 27, 2003

The Middletown Lodge of Perfection Will Sponsor its 3rd Annual Award Winning Patriotic Evening

On the evening of Saturday November 15th, the Valley of Middletown Lodge of Perfection will hold its 3rd annual Patriotic Evening and Family Life Night. This program has been inspired by the wave of patriotic enthusiasm that has swept the nation. The festivities will begin at 6:00 p.m. with a turkey dinner sponsored by the Middletown Assembly of the International Order of Rainbow for Girls, which is presented for a modest fee of $7.50 and $4 for children under 6. The evening program will continue at 7:30 p.m. and will include sing-a-longs, patriotic presentations and tableaus, historical moments, and reflection on our country's greatness and the goodness of God. Past Patriotic Evenings have featured visits from Uncle Sam and his horse Lucky, indoor fireworks, and of course, cake and ice cream! There is no fee for this program and we sincerely hope that you and your families will join us for this fun-filled evening of friendship, sentiment, and comraderie!

For more information, please contact Bro. Alfred Denninger, Thrice Potent Master, by telephone at (845) 343-2229 or by email at

About the Lodge of Perfection
The members of the Middletown Lodge of Perfection represent many of the Masonic lodges in Orange and Rockland counties. Our primary goals are to promote fraternal friendship and philanthropy as we emphasize those intangible qualities of trust, values, morals and pride taught in Freemasonry, to emphasize family life, and to provide outreach services within our communities. As the first eleven degrees of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, we actively support the Scottish Rite charities which include the 32 Masonic Learning Centers for Children which provide dyslexic children with specialized one-on-one tutoring to enable them to cope with their deficit in reading and writing. Students are accepted into the learning centers at no charge to their parents or to any schools from which they are referred and applicants are not judged on the basis of economic status, race, religion or Masonic affiliation. In addition, Scottish Rite charities include scholarships, schizophrenia research, and supporting the National Heritage Museum in Lexington, MA.

About the Association
The Orange-Rockland District Masonic Association (ORDMA) was founded in 1989 to foster and maintain an active spirit of good fellowship and brotherhood among the thirteen Lodges of Free and Accepted Masons which compose the Orange-Rockland District and to promote a spirit of charity and benevolence. The officers and brethren of this Association work hard to promote communication between, and support the efforts of, the individual lodges and the District Deputy Grand Master and Staff Officer, as well as the concordant bodies. Freemasons contribute over a million dollars to charity every day and the members of ORDMA are proud to contribute to those efforts as well as provide scholarships to local students, send children to summer camp. sponsor youth organizations, and promote fraternity, service, and philanthropy in our communities.

Contact Information
Mr. Joseph R. Leo, Press Liaison
Orange-Rockland District Masonic Association
19 Crescent Avenue
Newburgh, NY 12550
(845) 401-8387