November 22nd 2017

Fraternal Greetings reader,

Suffolk District Newsletter. Vol.1 Issue 4

At current there are 624 subscribers to the newsletter.

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 Just a reminder...Here you will find info about upcoming events, articles of interest and other items every Mason in the district should know. The newsletter will be published monthly to subscribers (bi-monthly if necessary). The newsletter will be distributed on the first of every month. Deadline for submission of events or articles will be the 25th of the month before.

Also as a reminder members of Suffolk Lodges are encouraged to register, login and post their own Lodge's events, happenings and articles of interest to spread the word about what the Lodges in the District are doing.

Be sure and post your Lodge's upcoming Dates of Installations and whether public or not. In a pinch you can send the dates and details to the webmaster and we'll post it. 

Missing some back issue of the Suffolk Masonic District Newsletter? The District Newsletter Archive is now active and you and peruse back issue at your leisure. Click Here to go to the Archive

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Dates and times of events as of April 1st 2017

Potunk Lodge Masonic Jeopardy

April 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm to 9:30 pm at Potunk Masonic Temple

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Suwassett Chapter #195 150th anniversary public rededication

April 8, 2017 @ 11:30 am to 4:00 pm at Suffolk Lodge #60

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Babylon Lodge 3rd Degree

April 12, 2017 @ 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm at Babylon Lodge

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Old Town Lodge - 2000th Communciation

April 17, 2017 @ 12:00 am at Old Town Lodge #908

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Potunk Lodge 3rd Degree

April 20, 2017 @ 6:00 pm to 10:30 pm at Potunk Masonic Temple

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2017 Suffolk District Dinner

April 21, 2017 @ 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Polish Hall

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Babylon Table Lodge

April 26, 2017 @ 6:30 pm to 9:30 pm at Babylon Lodge

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Potunk Lodge Prime Rib & Cigar Night 2017

April 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Potunk Masonic Temple

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Grand Lodge Annual Communication

May 1, 2017 @ 8:30 am to 4:00 pm at Grand Lodge of New York

Grand Lodge Annual Communication day 2

May 2, 2017 @ 8:30 am to 4:30 pm at Grand Lodge of New York

 

Don't see your Lodge's event here? Login and get it posted to make sure you's Lodge's event/fundraiser included in the next newsletter.

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Successful 2017 Grand Lecturer Convention

Successful 2017 Grand Lecturer Convention

Successful 2017 Grand Lecturer Convention Despite the threat of old man winter coating the Island with more snow, Smithtown Lodge was full of Brothers. As the Brothers gathered and filed into the Lodge room there was that fraternal spirit in the air that a full lodge room brings. R:.W:. DDGM Lloyd Patterson opened the convention and passed the gavel to …

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12 Interesting Masonic Facts

12 Interesting Masonic Facts

Some Interesting Masonic Facts As the Article says some may know all of these facts some may know a few, but a few may surprise you. I added a few extra that I though interesting as well. There are many myths and “theories” about Freemasonry and sometimes it may be hard to distinguish between the myths and the actual facts. Rumors …

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Freemasonry in Holland

Freemasonry in Holland

Freemasonry in Holland A recent trip to Amsterdam and Delft reminded me of another trip last year and a brief introduction to Freemasonry in Holland, Dutch Freemasonry and a Dutch Lodge. A while back ago I had been in contact with a Brother who is a Freemason in Holland, Amsterdam. As I was due to travel back to Amsterdam again this …

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Welcome to the Collation Room

Welcome to the Collation Room

Welcome to the Collation Room The Suffolk District Website has several features that should be highlighted. In this post we'll focus on one part, the Suffolk District Online Collation Room. So what is it? It's a fancy name for a Chat room. Or for those familiar with Facebook, a Wall. The Collation room is not accessible unless you have registered …

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What do you know of the NY Masonic Safety ID

What do you know of the NY Masonic Safety ID (MSID) Program

What do you know of the  NY Masonic Safety ID Program As parents, the MSID Executive Committee Members cannot imagine anything more difficult than not knowing where your children are or how they are being treated. Every day across America, children are abducted by family members, acquaintances, and strangers. Families traumatized by abduction are faced with the simultaneous challenge of …

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from the AGLs

Additional Info from the AGLs:

As our wise and distinguished Brother Voltaire exclaimed, "Judge a man by his questions rather than his answers."

In this same spirit the Grand Lecturer, R:.W:. Kessler reminded all at the Suffolk Grand Lecturer Convention to stop by his web/blog page on the Grand Lodge website and have a look at some of the questions other Brothers from around the jurisdiction are asking. If you do you'll see he has added some local history about Suffolk, Smithtown and Riverhead to the blog.

And on that same page there is a simple way to ask your own questions of the Grand Lecturer. Take advantage of his knowledge and ask.

The Grand Lecturer's Page in the GLofNY website Click HERE. 

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Alarms

Alarms

The Tiler should not make an alarm until the Lodge is Duly Opened and after the Pledge of Allegiance. It disrupts the Opening Ceremony of the Lodge, as well as the Pledge, and runs the risk being forgotten about afterwards. Two simple options: Have the Tiler listen to the Pledge through the door and when completed make the alarm. Instruct …

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In rememberance for March 2017

It seems appropriate to add this section to the District Newsletter. with the sincere hope that it appears here infrequently.

It is with great sorrow that we report the passing of our esteemed Brother Terry Eastman, who on Thursday March 23, 2017 laid down his Working Tools of Life and joined the Celestial lodge, enjoying a peaceful rest in that House not made with hands eternal in the heavens.

It is our sad duty, and with great sorrow that we report the passing of our esteemed Brother Right Worshipful Donald C. Marino, who on Sunday March 19, 2017 laid down this Working Tools of Life as a Mason and joined the Celestial lodge, enjoying a peaceful rest in that House not made with hands eternal in the heavens.

It is our sad duty, and with great sorrow that we report the passing of our Brother Ernie Erickson, who on Wednesday March 29, 2017 laid down this Working Tools of Life as a Mason and joined the Celestial lodge, enjoying a peaceful rest in that House not made with hands eternal in the heavens.

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