November 18th 2019

Fraternal Greetings reader,

Suffolk District Newsletter. Vol.3 Issue 8

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 July-Aug-Sept 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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Wamponamon Annual Tuna BBQ 2019

Wamponamon Annual Tuna BBQ 2019

Details will be added soon (Jémille R Charlton added)

Read more.

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Lobster Fest 2019

Lobster Fest 2019

Dongan Patent Lodges Lobster Fest 2019 See the attached flyer for info and how to obtain tickets. You can see the RSVP status of this event in BAND.          

Read more.

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2019 RFMS Golf Outing

2019 RFMS Golf Outing IN MEMORY OF: Arthur C. Rumph Robert H.B. Rumph Raymond V. Rumph Bruce C. Rumph This year Potunk Lodge #1071 Free and Accepted Masons of Westhampton, NY is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Rumph Family Memorial Golf Outing (RFM). The RFM outing is a primary source of funding for the charitable works of the Lodge …

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GM Family Day at West Point 2019

GM Family Day at West Point 2019

GM Family Day at West Point 2019 ARMY vs. MORGAN STATE BEARSTickets: $40.00 (per person) Parking: $20.00 (per car) Do not WAIT! Get your order in EARLY!! (TICKETS GO FAST) “We will be Tailgating”(NEW AREA) PARKING AREA “K-LOT” Gate Change! Washington Gate, See new Map. Arrive early for good parking spot. Maps will be provided with tickets. (Bring your own …

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DDGM Visits and more...

For a complete list of Official Visits of the DDGM and Staff Officer for the 2019-2020 season, check the calendar or click here for the DDGM's Official Visits Page.

See below to add yourself to the Suffolk District BAND mobile app. You'll be glad you did.

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What It’s Like to Join the Freemasons

What It’s Like to Join the Freemasons

What It’s Like to Join the Freemasons “The only competition in Masonry is to see who can be the better person.” JULIE BECKJUL 26, 2019 Every week, The Friendship Files features a conversation between The Atlantic’s Julie Beck and two or more friends, exploring the history and significance of their relationship.This week she talks with three old friends who found a sense of …

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from the AGLs

Uncomplicate Ritual - Invite your District AGLs

Uncomplicate Ritual - Invite your District AGLs

Uncomplicate Ritual - Invite your District AGLs Is your Lodge having a degree soon or planning rehearsals? It's a lot to get done for the WM or the Ritual Director at a lodge, we know we've been there. As the District AGLs the Ritual is what we do. Last year we were preoccupied with the release of the revised drama …

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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.