WHO WE ARE
A Chapter of the The Grottoes of North America, we are a charitable organization, dedicated to promoting fellowship, friendship, and fun amongst Master Masons.
The Grotto leads it votaries through an Enchanted Realm where the spirit of mirth touches the hearts and evolves cheerful companionship, in joy of which they are brought near together in helpful sympathy, which is none the less true because the eye beams with delight and laughter goes with a Prophet’s greeting when hand clasps hand in its mystic fellowship.
Zuleika Grotto is achieving more with our initiatives than ever before. We work on many exciting projects to help improve the lives of others, and are very proud of the progress we continue to make. Learn more about what we do, who we help, and how we work every day to promote positive change.
REACHING OUT TO THE COMMUNITY
Supporting Children during COVID-19
Our parade season was cancelled in 2020, but that didn't stop our Elite Guard unit from making kids smile. With birthday parades replacing the traditional birthday party, how about bringing the biggest birthday cake they have even seen to their house! Yes, our Elite Guard really stepped up, putting smiles on everyone's faces.
Our dedicated charity is The Humanitarian Foundation, which brings “Special Smiles” to children with special needs by providing them much-needed dental care. The program helps cover the costs of dental treatment, including hospital and anesthesia costs, when needed, for children with cerebral palsy, muscular dystrophy and related neuromuscular disorders, special needs, and organ transplant recipients.
This year we participated in a local "Trunk and Treat" Halloween event where we handed out lots of candy, toothbrushes, and raised some money for the Humanitarian Foundation. And we had plenty of laughs too - Past Monarch George Abraham made balloon animals while dressed as a clown, Past Monarch Bob Chapman brought out the puppet line skeletons, and Bette Chapman was a very popular Tooth Fairy!
One Step at a Time
At Zuleika Grotto MOVPER, we are dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing this issue, always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.
Zuleika Grotto Parades
Once again bringing our unique character, charm, and support to the community, Zuleika Grotto regularly participates in numerous parades year after year. While the pandemic has kept us away for a while, we were right back at it at the Seneca Nation Parade in September 2021!
as of March 18th, 2023
12:00 PM lineup - parade starts at 2pm
ST. PATRICK'S DAY PARADE
Line up is on Niagara St off Niagara Square across from "The Grotto" restaurant. See you there!
Tuesday April 4th 7:30 PM
Regular Communication & SCDD Visitation.
Tuesday, May 9th 7:30 PM
Note the date is the 2nd Tuesday of Month
Tuesday June 6th 5pm
JUNE SCHOLARSHIP PICNIC AND PAST MASTER'S NIGHT
June Picnic and Scholarship Award meeting (note the early start time). Bring the family out to join us in fellowship as we celebrate together with the Scholarship award winners and their families. This is also our Grotto "bring a friend" event night for any Mason interested in joining our Grotto.
Tuesday September 5th 7:30 PM
Regular communication and welcome back from Summer meeting
Tuesday October 3rd 7:30 PM
Tuesday November 7th 7:30 PM
Officers nominations and Fall Ceremonial.
Tuesday December 5th start time to-be-determined
DECEMBER CHRISTMAS PARTY MEETING
Officer elections and Budget meeting
CONTACT ZULEIKA GROTTO
Meets 1st Tuesday of Each Month
@ 7:30 PM
Western Star Masonic Center
692 Ridge Rd, Lackawanna, NY 14218, USA