May 21st 2019

Fraternal Greetings reader,

Suffolk District Newsletter. Vol.2 Issue 10

At current there are 618 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. 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 release.

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. 

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 October & November 2018

For more information on the below events click on the "More information" link below the event, if more information is available or Click the link above to go the Suffolk District Web Calendar.

 

Don't see your Lodge's event here? Join the BAND and load the app and add your Lodge events there and they will be sync'd with the district web calendar. These will be included as events/fundraisers included in the next newsletter. Got questions? Contact the Webmasters to find out how. See below for BAND details.

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DDGM visit to Old Town Lodge #908

November 5, 2018 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Old Town Lodge #908

You can see the RSVP status of this event in BAND.

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Suffolk District Festive Board 2018

R∴W∴ Kevin G. McCauley District Deputy Grand Master & R∴W∴ Matthew L. Dinizio Grand Steward Cordially & Fraternally invite you and the Brothers of your Lodge to attend....

A Candle Light Masonic Feast and English Festive Board. at Babylon Lodge

Friday November 9th Social Hour - 6pm Festivities - 7pm * Entered Apprentices & Fellow Crafts may attend.

Guest Speaker: M∴W∴ Carl J. Fitje, Past Grand Master: 2002 - 2004

Tickets - $35 *Includes Commemorative Shot Glass

*Make Check payable to: Suffolk Masonic District Please include the name of your Lodge

See your Secretary To pay and Reserve your seat. For more info call: V∴W∴ Pat Motyka (631) 612-0625

Click here to Download the printable Flyer

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Copiague Veterans Day Parade

November 12, 2018 @ 9:00 am to 10:00 am at Copiague Fire Department 320 Great Neck Rd, Copiague, NY 11726, USA

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Alcyone Lodge No.695 Entered Apprentice Degree

November 13, 2018 @ 8:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Alcyone Lodge No. 695

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DDGM visit to Suffolk Lodge #60

November 15, 2018 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Suffolk Lodge #60 F. & A. M.

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Amityville Lodge Holiday Pot Roast Dinner

November 18, 2018 @ 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Amityville Lodge No. 977

You can see the RSVP status of this event in BAND.

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DDGM visit to Amityville Lodge #977

November 20, 2018 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Amityville Masonic Lodge 14 Avon Pl, Amityville, NY 11701, USA

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DDGM Visit to Alcyone Lodge #695

November 27, 2018 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Alcyone Lodge No, 695 F& A M 162 Main St, Northport, NY 11768, USA

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Suffolk District West School of Instruction

November 30, 2018 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Babylon Lodge No. 793

Please join us at the West School of Instruction on Nov. 30th at Babylon Lodge #793. We begin at 7 PM and the work of the evening will be the exemplification of the revised Hiramic Legend (Drama). All Master Masons welcome to attend. Coffee and cake will be served. Please contact V:.W:. Bob Licata with any questions. aglwest@suffolkmasons.com You can see the RSVP status of this event in BAND.

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***If you want the Complete List of Official DDGM visits for the District please click here for the DDGM Official Visits page.***

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NY Safety ID program for 2018

NY Safety ID program for 2018

NY Safety ID program for 2018   R:.W:. Kevin G, McCauley District Deputy Grand Master Of the Suffolk District 5 Majestic Court                                                                              …

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from the AGLs

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M:.W:. Calvin G. Bond Excellence in Ritual Award

M:.W:. Calvin G. Bond Excellence in Ritual Award

M:.W:. Calvin G. Bond Excellence in Ritual Award Dear Brothers of the Suffolk Masonic District, There are many things going on around the jurisdiction and the Suffolk District that should be well known and hopefully well received. The Grand Lecturer, R:. W:. Richard Friedman has been hard at work trying to improve Ritual and Ritual Excellence around the jurisdiction. One …

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More Info...

Join the BAND of Brothers

All Lodges in the District depend of each other for fundraisers and their own activities. To better promote and share these events a BAND site has been created.  If you are a member of a Lodge in the Suffolk Masonic District, you can join BAND on your mobile and have up to date info on events and happenings. Its easy and will be the only way to add events to the District Calendar going forward. The BAND events calendar and the suiffolkmasons.com calendar are sync'd once a day. Plus you can add posts, set "to do" lists, set attendance and RSVP s for your events, plus more.

So what events can be published? Simple!

• Fundraisers at your Lodge 

• Lodge events that are open to the District and/or public. (i.e. public installations, apron presentations, etc.)

• Conferral of Degree dates. (its important that degree dates are published as brothers should be afforded the opportunity to come and support the Lodge and the new brothers)

• Special Communications (if of interest to the District)

• Official Visits of the DDGM and Staff Officer (these will normally be posted by the admins as soon as they are known).

So what should not be published on the BAND or District Calendar? Easy!

• Stated Lodge Communications (these times and dates are posted on each Lodge's page on suffolkmasons.com)

• Degree rehearsals (these should be conveyed to the AGLs however)

If your Lodge wishes to start a BAND for the Lodge, it's even easier as  you can one click post on other BANDS the kinds of events and posts you would like to get out to the District. 

So how to you get started? Simple aim your phone (with a QR reader) at the code below and you will be taken to the Google Play for Android or the iPhone App Store for Apple and download the BAND App. After verification of your email or phone #, you will be added to the Suffolk Masonic District BAND. No QR reader on your phone? No problem, you can use the link HERE as well. 

Although you can access BAND via a PC or Desktop it is really designed best for mobile. 

If you'd like to join BAND but now sure how from above you can contact me (Bill Arnold) via text and I can send the invite directly to your mobile smartphone. My cell is 631-786-2313. 

Use the QR code below to add yourself to the Suffolk District BAND app. You will need to verify your email or phone# and once done you can logon with either or your Facebook or Google+ account. 

*NOTE when joining please use your real name (it's a closed/Secret BAND) so no one can see it but members and please add your Lodge name and number to your account profile. 

 

Continue to Be Social...

We will continue to maintain the FB presence for general use and event promotion. So please join the Suffolk District FB group below if your a FB user.