New York

New York Council of Deliberation

Paul O. McLaughlin, 32° , MSA

P.O. Box 22967
Rochester, NY 14692

+1 585-414-4549

[email protected]

New York Grand Lodge

71 West 23rd Street
New York, NY 10010

+1 800-362-7664

Valleys of New York

State Leadership


  • Ill. G. Michael Morris, 33° - Deputy
  • Ill. Steven C. Stefanakos, 33° - 1st Lt. Commander
  • Ill. David E. Barnes 33° - Active, 2nd Lt. Commander
  • Ill. Richard J Powell, 33° - Active, Minister of State
  • Ill. John R. Patterson, 33° - Active, Chancellor

Deputy's Representatives

  • Ill. John W. Scott, 33° MSA - Albany
  • Ill. Gerald E. Putman, 33° - Binghamton
  • Ill. G. Frankin Gaskill, 33° - Buffalo
  • Ill. Clifford T. Jacobs, 33° - New York City
  • Ill. Robert W. Crump, 33°, MSA - Norwood
  • Ill. Joseph E. Bourcy III, 33° - Rochester
  • Ill. Robert M. Tyrrell, 33° - Syracuse
  • Ill. William C Brunet Sr. 33° MSA° - Utica

COD Officers

  • D.B. Paul O. McLaughlin, 32° MSA - Secretary
  • Ill. Glenn A Stahl, 33° - Treasurer
  • Ill. James D. Swan, Jr., 33° - Secretary Emeritus

Begin Your Journey to 32°

Delve deeper into the core values of Freemasonry by joining the 32° Scottish Rite.

You will be part of a network of Brothers who seek to be the best version of themselves, find a deeper sense of purpose, and be of service to the world and our fellow man.

Our core values -- Integrity, Justice, Service to Humanity, Toleration, Reverence for God, and Devotion to Country -- unite us in our quest to become better men and better Masons.



Excelsior Session Videos are Available Online

Saturday, October 16, 2021 10:00 AM
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The Ambassador Program
Ill. Robert Siebold, 33°

Tuesday, December 28, 2021 7:00 PM
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The Civility Mosaic
Brother Russ Charvonia, Past Grand Master of California

Excelsior Initiative

Excelsior Initiative

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. Click on the link below to learn more.

Excelsior Initiative

Degree Dates & Events

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