April 6th 2020

Fraternal Greetings reader,

Suffolk District Newsletter. Vol.4 Issue 2

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 Feb-Mar 2020

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 synced 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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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.

NOTE: The next 3 DDGM visits are Homecoming for the Suffolk District Officers. 

Feb 12 - Babylon Lodge

Feb 18 - Riverhead Lodge

Feb 27 - Dongan Patent Lodge

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

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16th Annual Camp Turk Fundraiser

Annual Venison Dinner

Brothers, The date and location for the 16th annual Venison Dinner benefiting Camp Turk has been set! Please note the location change. Thank you Potunk Lodge for supporting Camp Turk and our Youth!You can see the RSVP status of this event in BAND.

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MDC Session 2 Evening

MDC Session 2 Evening

Masonic Development (MDC) classes. Registration is open now and will close on February 5th. Attached please find the application and schedule for the MDC to share with your Lodge. Please notice that the dates and site have changed from the District Trestle Board for the weekday classes due to conflicts with changes in the DDGM Official Visits.You can see the …

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MDC Session 2 Morning

MDC Session 2 Morning

Masonic Development (MDC) classes. Registration is open now and will close on February 5th. Attached please find the application and schedule for the MDC to share with your Lodge. Please notice that the dates and site have changed from the District Trestle Board for the weekday classes due to conflicts with changes in the DDGM Official Visits.You can see the …

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2020 Grand Lecturer's Convention

2020 Grand Lecturer's Convention

The annual Grand Lecturer's Convention will be held this day at Old Town Lodge No. 908 in Southampton, NY. The Convention will begin promptly at 2 PM.The MAGLA competition for the Suffolk Representative will begin immediately at the conclusion of the GLC ~ 5PM Dinner will be at 6 PM. The work for the MAGLA will be announced soon!You can …

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QUEST XL 2020

QUEST XL 2020

QUEST XL 2020 Saturday, March 14, 2020 Continental Breakfast at 8:00 a.m. and Hot Lunch at 12:30 p.m. Seminar Starts: 9:00 a.m. Sharp (Dress Code: Business Casual) Location: Scottish Rite Masonic Hall, 28 Lincoln Avenue, Rockville Centre NY 11570 AGENDA 8:00 – 8:50 ………………………… Check-In / Breakfast - Collation Hall - All 8:50 – 9:00 ……………………………………….Go upstairs to Lodge Room …

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Long Island Freemasons Book is Published

Long Island Freemasons Book is Published

W:. Ron Seifried's new book "Long Island Freemasons" is scheduled to be published April 6, 2020. It is currently on Amazon,  but if you purchase the book directly from Jephtha No. 494 or any Nassau & Suffolk lodge that participates, we can raise more funds for Masonic charities through a special authors discount. Details will be posted around the New …

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from the AGLs

Important Documents and Forms

Is your Lodge looking for the Meacham Award. Remember there are qualifiers and requirements. Check the Document Library Page to find and download the paperwork. 

More useful docs and info being posted there soon so keep a lookout on this page. You must have a suffolkmasons.com logon to access the Document Library page. If you a MM in good standing sign up and make sure you have the latest info and forms.

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2020 Grand Lecturer's Convention Open Casting

2020 Grand Lecturer's Convention Open Casting

OPEN Casting for the 2020 Grand Lecturer's Convention Please see the signup attached to add yourself to the roaster for a part(s). This Years GLC will focus on the First Degree of Masonry. The GLC will be as follows: 1. Open of the First Degree (opening team) 2. Do entire first section to the end of the altar work (in …

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Grand Lecturer's Convention and MW Calvin Bond Ritual Excellence Competition

Grand Lecturer's Convention and MW Calvin Bond Ritual Excellence Competition

Brothers, This years GLC as in past years will feature the MW Calvin Bond Ritual Competition (formally known as the MAGLA) immediately following the GLC on March 21st. There have been several who have asked what the work for the competition will be. The below info is what you will need. MAGLA 2020: Ritual Competition Date: Monday, March 30, 2020 …

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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.