November 18th 2019

Fraternal Greetings reader,

Suffolk District Newsletter. Vol.3 Issue 5

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  May-June-July 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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Clowning 101 - Kismet Shrine 2019

Clowning 101 - Kismet Shrine 2019

Brothers I am running a clowning class for the Kismet shrine. it will include sessions on Magic balloon animals and clowning. even if you don't want to be a clown this is a great opportunity to learn some skills that you can use to entertain at the lodge events or just for your own children or grandchildren. Masons and Shriners …

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Grand Lodge of the State of New York

Grand Lodge Annual Communication

May 6 & 7 Grand Lodge will convene. (Bill Arnold AGL added)

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Suffolk District OES - Annual Dinner and Chinese Auction

Suffolk District OES - Annual Dinner and Chinese Auction

Suffolk District OES Annual Dinner and Chinese Auction Doors Open at 5PM Family Style Dinner at Riverhead Polish Hall 218 Marcy Ave., Riverhead NY 11901 $40/person *Reservations ONLY* Checks payable to Suffolk District and mail to: Beth Krivohlavy 221 Broadway, Massapequa Park, 11762 Deadline : May 4 2019 Additional Raffles will be sold separately Seating limited to 150 You can …

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Suffolk District Awards Night (RTE and MDC)

Suffolk District Awards Night (RTE and MDC)

Suffolk District Awards Night (RTE and MDC) Dinner for those that have completed either the RTE or MDC courses this Masonic year. You can see the RSVP status of this event in BAND. (MD added)

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Amityville OES Master Mason Night and MMRI Presentation

Amityville OES Master Mason Night and MMRI Presentation

Amityville OES Master Mason Night and MMRI Presentation You can see the RSVP status of this event in BAND. (John D Muller added)

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Suffolk 60 Cigar Night 2019

Suffolk 60 Cigar Night 2019

Suffolk 60 Cigar Night 2019 Suffolk lodge 60 has rescheduled the cigar dinner that had to be postponed due to the flood in the basement. Now that we are fully up and running the new date will be Wednesday May 29th 7 to 10. Prime rib dinner with potatoes and asparagus . As well as pulled pork and brisket. A …

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NorthStar Mentor Training

NorthStar Mentor Training

NorthStar Mentor Training All Master Mason's Welcome You can see the RSVP status of this event in BAND. (MD added)

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Suffolk District Investiture 2017

Master's Chair

The Master's Chair Mandatory training for all Masters elect. You can see the RSVP status of this event in BAND. (MD added)

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Suffolk District Investiture 2017

LIPMA Annual meeting-elections and Ceremony of Investiture

LIPMA Annual meeting-elections & Ceremony of Investiture The annual meeting of the LIPMA will commence on Saturday, June 1st 2019. It will be held at Potunk Lodge #1071, Westhampton, NY Business Meeting will begin at 4PM sharp in the Lodge room. - Open to Current Maters & Past Masters only Dinner will be at 6PM downstairs in the collation room. …

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Huntington Lodge
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Suffolk District OES - Evening with Psychic Medium

Suffolk District OES - Evening with Psychic Medium

Suffolk District OES Presents An Evening with Psychic Medium Josephine Ghiringhelli Doors Open at 6:30pm, All must be seated by 7:15pm $35 per person with reservations by May 21, 2019 Make Checks Payable to: Suffolk District OES Mail to Sharon Haase, 11 Sybil Pl., Smithtown, NY 11787 631-724-3783 This event is 18 + ONLY You can see the RSVP status …

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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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Suffolk Lodge #60 DUCKS Outing

Suffolk Lodge #60 DUCKS Outing

Suffolk Lodge #60 Annual Duck's Outing You can see the RSVP status of this event in BAND. (Frank Miranda added)

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LIPMA 109th Annual Fellowship Dinner

LIPMA 109th Annual Fellowship Dinner Keynote Speaker: Most Worshipful William M. Sardone All are Welcome! $50/person Cocktails at 6 pm, Dinner at 7PM Tickets are available from your WM and/or Secretary and from those listed on the flyer. Don't miss out this year, get your tickets early. You can see the RSVP status of this event in BAND. (Bill Arnold …

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Masonic Safety ID at Babylon FD 2019

Masonic Safety ID at Babylon FD 2019

Masonic Safety ID at Babylon FD 2019 Masonic Safety ID Bro. Ralph Amador, Bro. Stu Smith with Chief Ken Osman of West Babylon FD, at,the Suffolk Masonic District Safety ID. Program. Brothers present were. Frank Miranda, George Lucas, Bob Licata Larry Pfaf, Terry Sanders. The W.Babylon FD, provided free breakfast and toys. There were 38 kids registered for the Safety …

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ON THE APPROACHING ELECTION TO THE MASONIC CHAIRS

ON THE APPROACHING ELECTION TO THE MASONIC CHAIRS

ON THE APPROACHING ELECTION TO THE MASONIC CHAIRS From: THE FREEMASON'S QUARTERLY REVIEW - 1834 Intro: As Lodges around the Suffolk District are preparing for their own Lodge election of Officers and new Masters-elect will rise in the East in the coming weeks; I though it appropriate to share some good words of advice and consolation if necessary. Election by …

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from the AGLs

Masonic Ritual - Learning by Degrees

Masonic Ritual - Learning by Degrees

Masonic Ritual - Learning by Degrees New Freemasons would like to learn Masonic ritual in the most expedient manner possible. Mainly due to what is perceived as very "little" free time between family, work, social media, online streaming of movies and TV and broadcast television. It is certainly a lot to compete against. I have watched with both curiosity and …

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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.