September 16th 2019

Fraternal Greetings reader,

Suffolk District Newsletter. Vol.3 Issue 7

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 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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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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2019 Suffolk District Golf Outing

2019 Suffolk District Golf Outing

2019 Suffolk District Golf Outing The Suffolk District Golf Outing for 2019 was a great success and wonderful weather for a day of golf and Fellowship. The DDGM, R:.W:. Kevin McCauley with all the golfers that came out to support the outing and the District. Many thanks to all the volunteers who came out to help make the outing memorable …

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The 2019 Ceremony of Investiture

The 2019 Ceremony of Investiture

The 2019 Ceremony of Investiture This past Saturday was the annual LIPMA meeting and Ceremony of Investiture for the masters-elect of Suffolk Lodges. It was a wonderful evening of old and new friends and some distinguished visitors and speakers. I was truly humbled to be nominated and elected as the LIMPA President for 2019-2020. I only hope I can fill …

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from the AGLs

Summer Ritual Night 2019

Summer Ritual Night 2019

  Suffolk School of Instruction SUMMER RITUAL NIGHTS 2019     Are you interested in learning or perfecting a new ritual part in your lodge? Are you a line officer and are you interested in perfecting your floor-work? Are you interested in learning a historical lecture or the middle chamber lecture? Are you interested in learning more about the meaning …

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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.