February 28th 2017

Fraternal Greetings reader,

Welcome to the Suffolk District Newsletter. First Edition! Vol.1 Issue 1

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 (bi-monthly if necessary). 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.

You're receiving this newsletter because you registered on the Suffolk Masonic District Website or you are a subscriber to the District Newsletter already. You can edit your personal information or primary email by clicking on the "edit your subscription" at the bottom of this Newsletter.

What you'll find in the Suffolk District Newsletter is what the Members put into it. Sounds easy right? Let's face it, no one person can know everything that is going on in the District. So with that in mind the Suffolk Masonic District Website has been updated and fortified with superpowers...well not quite superpowers, but it's been enhanced with abilities to enable members of the Suffolk District to update everyone else as to what's happening at Lodges around the District.

So how is this done? Well Masons of the District, all of them, may register and Login to the Site and post articles and some, as designated by the Masters of their respective Lodges, may add events to the District Calendar. Plus much more. 

So how is this laid out exactly? Well the primary mission of the Newsletter and the District Website is to inform and disseminate information about Lodge functions, events and happenings. So the first section below is dedicated to just that. A monthly list of events posted by Lodges in the District. So it's really helpful if Lodges pick someone who is brave and can navigate a website and or social media to post on their behalf, maybe even more than one.

The next section will be dedicated to  DDGM and/or GLSO Posts, Lodge Posts, Webmaster Posts, Posts from anyone else who wishes to write up an article of Masonic interest. There are also more informal places for members to posts statuses, thoughts or short notes for all members to see (not published). Have a look through the District News and you'll see what's there, as this is the source of this section.

As more is required it will be added if seen as value to the members and subscribers. So please offer feedback, good or bad. 

Once a few issues have been sent an archive will be made accessible to site visitors for back issues.

Finally information is only valuable if distributed. Information is - Data that is (1) accurate and timely, (2) specific and organized for a purpose, (3) presented within a context that gives it meaning and relevance, and (4) can lead to an increase in understanding and decrease in uncertainty.
Information is valuable because it can affect behavior, a decision, or an outcome.
Increasing event participation benefits all, get the information out there and reach your goals. 

At current there are 641 subscribers to the newsletter.

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Suffolk District Upcoming Events - Jan. 2017

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 Old Town Lodge 2nd Degree

January 16, 2017 @ 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Old Town Lodge #908

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East School of Instuction

January 19, 2017 @ 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm at Wamponamon Lodge

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Degree of Fellowcraft-Jephtha Lodge

January 23, 2017 @ 8:00 pm to 10:30 pm at Jephtha Lodge

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Official Visit of the DDGM-Babylon Lodge

January 25, 2017 @ 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm at Babylon Lodge

 

Dongan Patent Lodge 3rd Degree

January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm to 11:00 pm at Dongan Patent Lodge #1134

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West School of Instruction

January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Dongan Patent No.1134

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Brother Bring a Friend-Jephtha Lodge

January 30, 2017 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Jephtha Lodge

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Potunk Lodge 2nd Degree

February 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at Potunk Masonic Temple

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Official Visit of the DDGM-Old Town Lodge

February 6, 2017 @ 7:00 pm to 10:30 pm at Old Town Lodge

 

West School of Instruction

February 8, 2017 @ 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm at Smithtown Lodge #1127

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Don't see your Lodge's event here? Login and get it posted to make sure it's included.

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Suffolk Masonic District Posts of Interest

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A New Year and a new commitment to our Vets

A New Year and a new commitment to our Vets

A New Year and a new commitment to our Vets As we begin 2017, we should always take a moment to remember our Veterans, not just on Memorial Day or Veteran's Day, but every day. I realize that this statement is preaching to the choir for the intended audience but it still bears a mention. The Lodges of the Suffolk …

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What's new and old but yet undiscovered

What's new and old but yet undiscovered

What's new and old but yet undiscovered. So what's new and old but yet undiscovered? Like much in Freemasonry it takes a keen eye and an adventurous spirit to delve into the many facets of the Suffolk Masonic District Website. This will be a continuing series about the District Website and Webmaster tips and tricks for Lodge websites from the …

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The Road of Excess leads to the Palace of Wisdom

The Road of Excess leads to the Palace of Wisdom

"The Road of Excess leads to the Palace of Wisdom” - William Blake Giacomo Girolamo Casanova de Seingalt aka “Casanova” was a Venetian adventurer and author. Among the several titles accredited to his name, the book Histoire de ma vie (Story of My Life), part autobiography and part memoir, is regarded as one of the most authentic sources of the …

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from the AGLs

Doors During Degrees

Doors During Degrees

We all know that the Outer Door is to be used by Master Masons whenever retiring from a Lodge. However, during Degree's the Inner Door is to be used by Candidates AND those acting as their Escorts. When the Worshipful Master instructs the Candidates to "stand at the Altar, salute, and retire. Bro(s)........., accompany them." Those Brothers are to follow …

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