July 19th 2019

Fraternal Greetings reader,

Suffolk District Newsletter. Vol.3 Issue 3

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 March & April 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.

74th Annual Masons and Family Dedication Service and Breakfast

74th Annual Masons and Family Dedication Service and Breakfast

The Grand Lodge F. & A. M. of the State of New York PRESENTS 74TH ANNUAL METROPOLITAN REGION MASONS AND FAMILIES DEDICATION SERVICE AND BREAKFAST Sponsored by the Masonic Brotherhood Foundation, Inc. Hosted by the 2018-2020 Metropolitan D.D.G.M.’s Association at Marina del Ray 9AM Service- Breakfast to Follow Subscription-- $40.00 Contact R:.W:. Kevin McCauley for tickets ddgm@suffolkmasons.com or 631-275-8056, before …

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Potunk Lodge - St. Patrick's Dinner Dance 2019

Potunk Lodge - St. Patrick's Dinner Dance 2019

Potunk Lodge - St. Patrick's Dinner Dance 2019 The Polo Fellowcraft Club of Potunk Lodge #1071 proudly presents the annual St. Patrick's Dinner Dance 2019. More Fun than you can shake a shillelagh at. Don't miss it, get your tickets today or make reservations ASAP! Save the date and don't be late!

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Grand Master's Building the Future Telethon

Grand Master's Building the Future Telethon

Grand Master's Building the Future Telethon Please see the promo attached on YouTube as well as the links on the Grand Lodge website: http://nymasons.org Click on the image above to go to the Telethon YouTube Channel.  

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Suffolk District Grand Lecturer's Convention 2019

Suffolk District Grand Lecturer's Convention 2019

Suffolk District Grand Lecturer's Convention 2019   Brothers of the Suffolk Masonic District, Please join us on March 23rd 2019 at Babylon Lodge No. 793 at 2 PM for the Suffolk District Grand Lecturer's Convention. With the Grand Lecturer, R;.W:. Richard Friedman Immediately after the Convention the regional MW Calvin G. Bond Ritual Excellence Award participants will compete for the …

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Freemasonry and the Underground Railroad

Freemasonry and the Underground Railroad

Freemasonry and the Underground Railroad Join the Brethren of Alcyone Lodge No.695 as we welcome back Right Worshipful Moises Gomez Grand Historian of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey. RW Moises Gomez is Past Master of Atlas Pythagoras Lodge No 10 from Westfield New Jersey. An accomplished Masonic educator on various subjects of the Craft, presenting through out the USA …

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Star of the East #843 - 2019 pot roast and baked ziti dinner fundraiser

Star of the East #843 - 2019 pot roast and baked ziti dinner fundraiser

Star of the East #843 - annual pot roast and baked ziti dinner/ fundraiser. (Bruce A.T. Siska added)  

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2019 Annual District Dinner

2019 Annual District Dinner

The 2019 Annual District Dinner at Polish Hall in Riverhead is here. Please see attached flyer. Social hour starts at 6 pm. You can see the RSVP status of this event in BAND. Or click here to join BAND Get the flyer here

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Connetquot Lodge 838 Table Lodge 2019

Connetquot Lodge 838 Table Lodge 2019

Connetquot Lodge 838 Table Lodge 2019 The brothers of Suffolk Lodge No. 60 breaking bread with their brothers of Connetquot Lodge No. 838 while enjoying a meal and brotherly love and taking back the traveling gavel. #suffolkdistrict #travelinggavel

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To Knock or Not to Knock

To Knock or Not to Knock

To Knock or Not to Knock! “Ask, and it will be given to you; seek, and you will find; knock, and it will be opened to you." - Matthew 7.7 We have all heard about these knocks, their meaning and what they mean to us as Freemasons. I saw the cartoon below and started to wonder how true was this? …

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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 #3

Road to the East - Session #3

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 #4

Road to the East - Session #4

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. 

Lets Talk about Ritual Excellence

Lets Talk about Ritual Excellence

Let's Talk About Ritual Excellence With so many things happening around the District it's sometimes easy to forget that we should always be striving to be the best we can be regarding ritual. So how is ritual excellence measured anyway? Good question! The Grand Lecturer and AGLs are tasked with ensuring that the ritual is done well in our Lodges …

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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.