September 16th 2019

Fraternal Greetings reader,

Suffolk District Newsletter. Vol.3 Issue 1

At current there are 621 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 January & February 2019

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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Happy 2019

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Official visit of the DDGM and GLSO to Smithtown Lodge #1127

January 9, 2019 @ 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm at Smithtown Lodge No. 1127

Details to be provided soon. You can see the RSVP status of this event in BAND.

More information

Official Visit of the DDGM and GLSO to The Lodge of Antiquity #11

January 24, 2019 @ 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm at The Lodge of Antiquity No. 11

Details to be posted soon You can see the RSVP status of this event in BAND.

More information

Official Visit of the DDGM and GLSO to Meridian Lodge #691

January 28, 2019 @ 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm at The Lodge of Antiquity No. 11

Details to be posted soon! You can see the RSVP status of this event in BAND.

More information

Official Visit of the DDGM and GLSO to Jephtha Lodge #494

February 11, 2019 @ 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm at Jephtha Lodge No. 494

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

More information

***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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Connetquot Lodge no. 838 Reverse Advent Calendar Christmas Food Drive 2018

Connetquot Lodge no. 838 Reverse Advent Calendar Christmas Food Drive 2018

Connetquot Lodge no. 838 Reverse Advent Calendar Christmas Food Drive 2018 Brothers of Connetquot Lodge #838 in Sayville pose with a portion of the food donated by the Brethren for their ‘Reverse Advent Calendar Christmas Food Drive’. This effort continues Connetquot's ongoing commitment to local food pantries and follows-up their recent Thanksgiving Food Drive, which collected 35 turkeys and 25 …

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Spirit of Giving - The Solomon's Knights, Craftsmen and West Gate Chapters of the Low 12 Riders

Spirit of Giving - The Solomon's Knights, Craftsmen and West Gate Chapters of the Low 12 Riders

Spirit of Giving - The Solomon's Knights, Craftsmen and West Gate Chapters of the Low 12 Riders   It's always nice to see Brothers who are active in the quarries and putting their Masonic virtues to work in their respective communities. Job well done for the members of the Low 12 Riders with their annual toy drive and they would …

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Suffolk District Educational Opportunities

For more info please check the Suffolk District Events Calendar or contact R:.W:. Matt Dinizio GLSO.

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Road to the East - Session #1

Road to the East - Session #1

The Road to the East Course is for Master Masons who are headed to the East. For more info contact the GLSO, R:.W:. Matt Dinizio.  

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Road to the East - Session #2

Road to the East - Session #2

The Road to the East Course is for Master Masons who are headed to the East. For more info contact the GLSO, R:.W:. Matt Dinizio.  

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from the AGLs

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The AGLs are planning on their next school of Instruction in the coming weeks.

A date and location will be announced soon. What we are looking for is what the Brothers of the Suffolk District want to learn more of in the Ritual. There have been many updates and changes in our Ritual, i.e. opening on any of the 3 degrees of Freemasonry. Our Ritual is what stands us apart from other fraternal or service organizations.

Please contact the AGLs with your suggestions at:

agl@suffolkmasons.com

We would also like to hear from Lodge's that would like to host the school of Instruction. 

Also as a reminder our District Grand Lecturer's Convention is only a few months out. If you have not been at our District Deputies Official Visits, we have been spreading the word about the changes to our ritual competition which is held immediately after the Grand Lecturer's Convention. Please see the article below to learn more about the changes and eligibility. 

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.