New York Scottish Rite - The Fraternity of Choice


Excelsior is a project of the Leadership Committee from the New York Council of Deliberation. It is composed of three online components: Leadership Sessions, Lecture Series and a video news series, XLCR32.
James Gregg

Ill. James Gregg


The Play’s the Thing

Tuesday, April 11, 2023 at 7:00 PM

The New York Council of Deliberation’s Excelsior Initiative presents Ill. James Gregg at 7:00 PM on Tuesday, April 11, 2023 with his presentation “The Play’s the Thing”Ill. James Gregg is a Past Most Wise Master from the Valley of New York City. He works at The Juilliard School as Division Coordinator of the Drama Division.Sign up here to receive the link for the session. The program will begin at 7:00 PM. The link will be emailed to you during the week leading up to the session.
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Leadership Sessions
Excelsior will hold 3 virtual leadership sessions per year, each highlighting programs & ideas designed to help your Valley succeed. The upcoming schedule is as follows:

October 16, 2021
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The Ambassador Program
Ill. Robert Siebold, 33°

February 12, 2022
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Virtual and Hybrid Meetings and Presentations – Best Practices
D.B. Myron Deputat, 32° MSA

June 16, 2022
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Journey On with Pathfinder
Ill. J.B. McNaughton, 33°

October 19, 2022
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“Everyone Communicates, Few Connect” Part 1
Ill. Robert Siebold, 33°

February 23, 2023
Video Coming Soon.
“Everyone Communicates, Few Connect” Part 2
Ill. Robert Siebold, 33°

Lecture Series
The Lectures Series will present 3 online lectures per year, featuring Masonic & non-Masonic speakers with topics of interest to our Brethren. The upcoming schedule is as follows:

December 28, 2021 7:00 PM
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The Civility Mosaic
Brother Russ Charvonia, Past Grand Master of California
April 29, 2022
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Introduction to Contemplative Masonry
Brother C.R. “Chuck” Dunning, Jr.
August 9, 2022 7:00 PM
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Scottish Rite Masonic Museum & Library
Jeff Croteau, Director of Library & Archives

December 22, 2022 7:00 PM
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A History of the Scottish Rite in New York
Ill. W. Bruce Renner, 33°

XLCR32 is a video newscast service. Valleys are asked to take photos & even video clips of their events and celebrations and email us at [email protected] for instructions on how to send those files to us. Once we have the files along with information about the event, we will compile them into a short video and post it on our Vimeo page (​).