November 18th 2019

Fraternal Greetings reader,

Suffolk District Newsletter. Vol.3 Issue 4

At current there are 623 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  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.

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Feast of the Paschal Lamb

Feast of the Paschal Lamb

Feast of the Paschal Lamb Brother Michael LaRocco and the Chapter of the Rose Croix Valley of Rockville Centre Ancient & Accepted Scottish Rite NMJ will be holding the Feast of the Paschal Lamb. This is open to the public and there will be a dinner held after. R:.W:. Moises Gómez Grand Historian of the Grand Lodge of New Jersey …

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Brother Bring a Friend Night at Alcyone Lodge 2019

Brother Bring a Friend Night at Alcyone Lodge 2019

You can see the RSVP status of this event in BAND. (Walter added)

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Antiquity Brentwood NY

The Lodge of Antiquity Pillars of our Lodge Dinner Celebration

Please see attached flyer for details. RSVP on flyer. You can see the RSVP status of this event in BAND. (Bill Arnold AGL added)

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Alcyone Lodge No.695 Master Mason Degree-Apr-9-2019

Alcyone Lodge No.695 Master Mason Degree-Apr-9-2019

Alcyone Lodge No.695 Master Mason Degree-Apr-9-2019 Alcyone Lodge cordially and fraternally invite you to the raising of two worthy and qualified Brothers to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason. Collation will be served at 7pm and lodge opens for work and instruction promptly at 8pm. The lodge also seeks assistance with the Hiramic Legend Drama and some other parts for …

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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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2019 Masonic Safety ID - Babylon FD

2019 Masonic Safety ID - Babylon FD

2019 Masonic Safety ID - Babylon FD Suffolk Masonic District and Babylon FD. Will have a Safety ID,Program on April 14, 2019 Sunday. 9: am to 12:00 pm. Location. Babylon FD. 126 Arnold Ave. W. Babylon NY. Near Babylon H.S. Contact persons. Ralph B. Amador 631 848 2484. George Lucas 631 582 9839. Stu Smith. 516 769 9686. We need …

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2019 Suffolk District Golf outing

2019 Suffolk District Golf outing

2019 Annual Suffolk District Masonic Golf Outing WHEN: Monday, June 24, 2019 1:30pm Shotgun Start 12:00 pm Registration WHERE: Rock Hill Country Club Manorville, New York Includes: 18 holes of Golf & Cart, Driving Range Lunch & Beverage at Registration Immediately Following the Golf is the Awards Dinner at the Course Clubhouse HOW MUCH: $150.00 Per Player $600.00 Per Foursome …

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Grand Master’s Telethon for Masonic Care Community Greenhouse

Grand Master’s Telethon for Masonic Care Community Greenhouse

Grand Master’s Telethon for Masonic Care Community Greenhouse Suffolk DGGM presenting Brother Joe Rizzo's chair to Grand Master on behalf of The Suffolk Masonic District Lodges for use at the Utica care facility. 3/16/2019. Founded by the New York State Masonic Fraternity, The Masonic Care Community opened its doors in 1893 as a safe and active retirement community and home …

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from the AGLs

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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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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.