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Ninth Manhattan District
9th Masonic Manhattan News
Roster Issue 2015
Volume 48, Number 5
Masonic News
Ninth Manhattan District
Devoted to the interests of Freemasonry, its District Lodges, their members and their families
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2015 St. John’s Weekend Celebration
by R∴W∴ Jerry Messina DDGM
St. John’s weekend began on
Wednesday, June 24th for Barbara
and me this year, wanting to get an
early start for the shopping and
preparation that is necessary for a
successful weekend for our guests of
the 9th Manhattan District who travel a very long distance in support of
the Grand Lodge Officers and our
wives. Our shopping ended early
enough to allow time for an intimate
dinner for Barbara and me at Delmonico’s Steak House in Utica.
R∴W∴ Celestino and Sue arrived on
Thursday with the Borbeck family to
help with the preparations. Celestino
and I attended training at the Masonic Campus on Friday which lasted until late in the day. Grand Lodge accommodates the attendees for training with breakfast and lunch including ample time for the renewal of
friendships made during our first year
of service to the Grand Lodge of the
State of New York.
Friday evening was spent at the Holiday Inn Utica in their hospitality
suite where Barbara and Sue set up a
buffet dinner for our guests. The festivities lived up to the custom of continuing until the early hours of Saturday.
The weather report was rather discouraging for the entire weekend.
Even Freemasonry cannot dictate the
sun to shine. Our entire weekend was
without rain except at the close of activities on Saturday afternoon and
even then it wasn’t an insignificant
rain.
In addition to again inviting the Assistant Grand Lecturers to participate
in the parade, the M∴W∴ William J.
Thomas threw us a curve ball. He directed us to march in the opposite direction from our destination, the
Daniel D. Tomkins Chapel. His reasoning became apparent when we all
saw residents from Acacia Village
waiting at the Portico for the parade
to pass them. Waving to our residents, many of them disabled, was a
special moment for me.
Barbara and Sue did not get into
the chapel last year to share in the in-
vestiture ceremony…this year they
managed to have front row seats in
the balcony. It was good to not only
share in the service with my fellow
Deputies and Staff Officers, but with
my wife as well. She provides the support and motivation for me to do my
work.
Our Saturday continued with a fine
dining experience at The Aqua Vino
Restaurant, just outside Utica. Having several years of history with them
for our dinner party, the staff went
over the top to provide our group with
exceptional food and service. We were
entertained by Mr. Carlton Boone, a
local keyboard player who often entertains the residents of Acacia Village. Festivities continued at Holiday
Inn with cocktails and conversation
until very late in the evening.
In addition to receiving the support
and friendship of R∴W∴ Kurt Ott and
Ruth, an unexpected visit to our party was made by Deputy Grand Master, R∴W∴ Jeffrey Williamson and his
party, R∴W∴ James Kintzel, R∴W∴
Chris Hough, R∴W∴ Jim Macconnell,
and R∴W∴ Richard Kessler. As special thank you goes to our good
friends from the 5th Manhattan District, R∴W∴ Wilfredo Lopez, DDGM
and R∴W∴ Martin Richards, Staff Officer who shared the evening of
friendship with our District
We wish to thank our friends for
making the journey to Utica to support their Grand Lodge Officer TEAM,
and our wives, for another year. Special thanks to our predecessors,
R∴W∴ Kevin Koebel, PDDGM and
R∴W∴ Georg Dauterman, GSB for
their continuing support and guidance. Thank you to Brother Joe and
Lorraine Altmann not only for their
attendance, but for inviting Helga
Flor, a resident of Acacia Village and a
Forget-Me-Not Sister of the District to
share the evening with us.
On behalf of Celestino and Sue and
my wife Barbara, I thank you for your
support during our first year. I assure
you we will continue to support both
our District and our Grand Lodge to
the best of our ability to the conclusion of our terms and beyond.
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By: Bambi Schimmel
And the Hall runneth over - - it was
the Honoring of yet
two deserving Brothers;
R∴W∴
John
Krebs for his 49 years
in
masonry
and
R∴W∴ Horst Mahr for
his 45 years in Masonry. Both Brothers
were accompanied by
their proud families
for this festive occasion.
Congratulations slightly belated
to both of you.
A wonderful visit
from our dear friend,
Schiller Sister Janet
Grimm and daughter
Tina, who were here
to be a part of their
niece’s wedding. Later on we were privileged to accompany
Janet to view the exquisite new home of
her sister Linda and
hubby John’s in fashionable Westbury. After a much too short
visit Janet returned
back home
and is
now back with all her
Masonic friends, Rosi
and Karlheinz Soeller
(Schiller), Rudi and
Trudy Maier (Copernicus), Ingrid and
Alois Wolf (Copernicus), Barbara and Bill
Ritterbusch (Allemania), and Renate and
Goetz Vehse (Harmony). Everyone sends
greetings As you can
see, It’s Masonry all
over, no matter where
you hang your hat.
I received a surprising phone call from
Helga and Hans Hill
(Schiller) in the Carolinas who are anxious to see us again.
Helga already booked
a seat with me for the
annual October Fest
at the Taj Mahal.
We’re really looking
forward to your visit.
Our Sister Lillian
Schnase is on the
mend again after an
horrific ordeal on her
trip to Germany. On
the flight to Duessel-
day hospital stay cut
short the visit with
her brother and other
family members. Safe
and sound back in
New York, our Lillian
is doing her rest and
recuperation with the
assistance of family
and friends over here.
We are thrilled to
report a new addition
to the Buck family.
An adorable little boy
named John Thomas,
born on Thursday
April l6, 2015 at 3:05
a.m. with a birth
weight of 7 lbs 9 oz
and 20 1/2 inches in
length. Mom Monica,
Dad Matthew, sibling
Michael Heinz and
grandparents R∴W∴
Heinz and Renate are
ecstatic – babysitters
are standing by. Congratulations to all of
you. Our handsome,
young entrepreneur,
Dad Matthew, agreed
that a little girl could
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John Thomas Buck
dear
Brother
Leo
Helmprecht who has
left us much too soon.
R.W. Leo has succumbed to his illness
and will be laid to rest
with the appropriate
honors. A smile, a
sense of humor and a
kind word, those were
Leo’s
trademarks.
R.W. Leo, the newly
honored Grand Representative to the
Grand Lodge of the
Czech Republic was
surprised, humbled
and appreciative of
the Honors bestowed
upon him.
Our always humorful good
guy is survived by his
beautiful wife Olga
who is still undecided
what the future may
hold and will remain
in their home tending
to her four little felines. Our heartfelt
condolences
and
prayers are with you
dear Olga and family..
We bade farewell to
Schiller Brother Paul
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Nicole Miskiewicz with Baby Schneider
dorf via Air Berlin Lillian experienced excruciating pain while
reclining in her chair
and was transported
after landing via ambulance to a hospital;
the verdict was a broken vertebrae. Her 5-
be next. Without inflicting any stress on
Monica here, did I interpret your nod correctly, Matthew? We
send congratulations
to all of you.
We sadly report on
the passing of our
Our big Winner Rose Sieb
Bambi
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Forget-Me-Not Ladies
by Jerry Messina. DDGM
The Forget Me Not flower has significance not
only in our 9th Manhattan District, but in prewar Germany as well. In 1934 it became evident
that Freemasonry was in danger. It was felt that
wearing a Forget-Me-Not flower on the lapel
would provide brethren an outward means of
identification while lessening the risk of possible
recognition and reprisal by the Nazis, who were
engaged in wholesale confiscation of all Masonic
Lodge properties. Freemasonry went undercover
and this delicate flower assumed its role as a
symbol of Masonry surviving throughout the
reign of oppression. Today the Forget Me Not
adorns our 9th Manhattan District pin and is a
symbol of who we are and how strong our District remains.
Soon after my appointment as District Deputy, I
realized I would be attending many events in our
district, one of those events being the Widows
Luncheon. This annual event is sponsored by
the Past Masters Association, and individual
Lodges to honor the surviving spouses of our departed Brethren. The financial responsibility for
the luncheon has always been, and should remain shared equally by the Lodges and the Past
Masters Association.
At their luncheon, I spoke with every lady, asking for their opinions. My conversations with
them revealed many dislike being referred to as
“widows”. In fact, several of the ladies do not
choose to attend the luncheon held in their honor because it is called the Widows Luncheon.
The word “widow” is centuries old and translates
literally to “empty and alone”, not a very an appropriate description of the surviving spouses of
our departed Brothers who devoted much of
their lives to the 9th Manhattan District.
R∴W∴ Kevin Koeberl has graciously agreed to
work with me to establish and maintain a data
base with the contact information for every Forget-Me-Not Sister in our District. With this information we can ensure that every lady receives an
invitation to attend the Forget Me Not Sisters
Luncheon, a holiday card, and the assurance
they will not be forgotten.
In our solemn obligations, Masons promise to
look after our “widows and orphans”. What a reassuring thought to know that when we lay down
the working tools of life, our ladies who gave us
their support throughout life……….are never forgotten.
Lessing’s Rockaway Party
by Kevin Koeberl
Some 6 years ago the Brothers of
the Lessing Fellowcraft Club populated the back room of the Polish
German Sports Club in Ridgewood
and discussed the tentative events
scheduled for the upcoming summer. The litany of traditional events
made the rounds including the inevitable picnic and the inescapable
weekender to the Catskills complete
with the empty pool, sulphur
smelling shower water and the
punctual clanging of the meal bell
all highlighted by the customary
dance around the beer keg.
Those who have driven on dirt
road complete with deep dried ruts
understand that oftentimes it requires an aggressive jerk of the
wheel to snap the car out of a rut.
The suddenness and shudder of
this action inevitably ruffles the
feathers of the passengers. Lessing
Brother and New York City Parks
Supervisor, Jack Rohan, metaphor-
ically snapped the wheel when he
exclaimed, “Let’s do a Beach Party
in Rockaway!” With a collective sigh
and a few rolling eyes the discussion evolved into the experiences of
those assembled with the Rockaway
Beach of the 1970’s. The conversation conjured up images of urban
blight, petty crime, hypodermic needles in the surf with tales of fully
laden garbage barges seen passing
over the horizon and miraculously
returning empty. Many Brothers
had long left Rockaway public
beaches behind looking for greener
pastures on Long Island or the Jersey Shore.
Jack, as supervisor for the area
encompassing so much of the beach
and boardwalk area assured the
Brothers of a perfect venue and
worked diligently to secure the permits for that first year and each
beach party thereafter, totaling five
consecutive years. Rockaway, like
so much of the city, had undergone
Lessing Brothers enjoying a cool drink at the beach
Lessing Ladies enjoying a day at the beach
a renaissance far removed from the
images of 70’s and early 80’s with a
renewed atmosphere, sifted sands,
clean surf and a renewed boardwalk
teeming with throngs of people enjoying the New York City Summer.
With the devastation wrought by
hurricane Sandy in October 2012,
the entire Rockaway Peninsula was
a again dealt a tremendous setback
which it continues to recover from.
The hearty people of Rockaway persevere to rebuild and the beaches
are filled with heavy equipment
adding new and better infrastructure to the shoreline.
In this half decade the Lessing
Beach parties have taken on a life of
their own. New York’s finest have
been known to entertain our kids by
showing them their police cars and
letting them hit the siren and then
joining us after their shift was complete; Jack giving tours of the construction and maintenance projects
that allows millions of visitors to enjoy the beach each summer, and, if
lucky, you may get a glimpse of
Andy Burzynski’s cold war era Trabant.
Should you ever find yourself as a
passenger in that car driving down
that dirt road and the driver snaps
the car out of that mud rut, remember not to scold him but to thank
him for putting the vehicle on a new
track which may land you at a gem
located right in your own backyard.
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Deputy Grand Master’s Town Hall Meeting at Whitestone
By: R∴W∴ Jerry Messina, DDGM
It has become the custom of the Deputy Grand
Master to arrange Town Hall Meetings with the
Brothers in his jurisdiction during the year preceding his election and installation.
R∴W∴ Jeffrey M. Williamson, Deputy Grand
Master has graciously accommodated my request to schedule our Town Hall Meeting at
Whitestone Temple on September 12 at 3PM.
The purpose of this informal meeting is to provide the Deputy Grand Master the opportunity to
meet the Brothers from our Districts as well as
discuss his vision for our Fraternity during his
term as Grand Master. In addition, the Brothers
are encouraged to bring their questions to the
Town Hall Meeting for open discussion with the
Deputy Grand Master.
Many issues and possible changes loom in the
Bambi
future of our Fraternity during the term of office
of the incoming Grand Master. I have spoken
about many of the aforementioned changes during my Official Visits in the District, often encouraging discussion. This is the opportunity for
the Brothers of the District to share their views
and opinions with the Deputy Grand Master.
Your attendance and your questions will reflect
the 9th Manhattan District truly cares about the
future of Freemasonry.
Our Town Hall Meeting will be attended by the
three Kings Districts, as well as the Queens District. This multi-district event will be an opportunity to socialize with, and hear the opinions from
other districts.
The 9th Manhattan District will be the host
district for this event. I hope I can count on the
Masters, Wardens, and Brothers of all 13 Lodges
to support this meeting.
Our collation after the meeting will be a “tailgate” hotdog, sauerkraut and beer dining experience which will hopefully encourage the continuation of discussions.
Date: Saturday, September 12, 2015
Time: 3 PM
Place: Whitestone Masonic Hall, 149-39 11th
Ave, Whitestone NY
Dress Code: Jacket is appropriate (no aprons
are required)
Please RSVP the District Deputy regarding
your attendance and for more information
Cordially &Fraternally,
R∴W∴ Jerry Messina, DDGM718.909.1700
[email protected]
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Bukenberger, who leaves
behind his family in England, California and New
York. May you rest in peace
dear Paul.
A success story of the
Novak family. The granddaughter of R∴W∴ Werner
and
Gudrun
Dietrich,
beautiful Brittany, has
been attending the German Language School
since the age of 7 (first
grade). She has now completed all classes and tests
and received her Level 2
AATG Diploma this year.
Brittany will now be able
to study and teach in Germany in the near future.
She is graduating from
South Clarkstown High
School – and will attend
College to study Pharmaceuticals. Rockland Community College, Hunter or
Lehman are her future.
Parents Karin and Peter
Novak and grandparents
Gudrun and Werner are
great supporters of Brittany’s goals.
Where did all those
beautiful children come
from? It was the christening of adorable little Krista
Rose Schneider who threw
her first gala party. Our
Whitestone Hall was filled
to capacity.
Every seat
was occupied where young
and old enjoyed this wonderful event. The baby’s
parents, Master of Schiller
Lodge Rick Schneider and
his love Christina had this
great affair catered. “Big”
brother Ricky had a mirage
of his friends creating their
own entertainment when
adorable little Krista Rose
was shown off to everyone
in attendance. Gorgeous
Nicole Radske Miskiewicz,
the 1st Vice Chair of the
G/A Steuben Parade was
showing off
that little
bundle of joy; carrying
Krista Rose around; maybe
a practice run for what the
future may hold for her
and hubby Russell. For all
the noise-sensitive adults,
Dad Rick had earplugs on
hand, just in case. Congratulations to the entire
family and thank you for a
wonderful party.
Another year, another
Strawberry Festival, where
else
but
at
our
Plattduetsche
Park
in
Franklin Square. All beautiful seniors with families
and friends were filling the
large ballroom and, as always, Vice President of the
Ladies’ Society, Caroline
Ober (the drill sergeant) as
I so lovingly call her, had
all servers assigned to
their respective stations.
Everything worked out
perfectly. The chorus was
a delight, the cake was delicious and the smiling
faces of everyone present
showed that this was yet
another winner.
Talking
“winner” here, by the lucky
draw our Schiller Sister
Rose Sieb collected the
First Prize.
Hopefully you survived
this hot and humid summer (for someone who
loves 10 feet of snow, go
figure). Looking forward to
the fall where already
plenty of gatherings and
parties are filling our calendar.
Ciao my faithful
readers until we chat
again, B.
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News from the Noble Ninth
By Bob Stein
The Brothers of the
District continue to
support both the Noble
Ninth and the Grand
Lodge of the State of
New York.
Masonic
activities
have slowed down with
picnics, parties and
leisure activities replacing the ritual that
Brothers partake in
during the Masonic
year. The attendance
of the Brothers at
Lodge and district outings for summer promoting Masonic camaraderie continues to be
impressive. Under the
leadership
of
the
DDGM, Jerry Messina,
and the Grand Director of Ceremonies, Celestino Carlos, the
Brothers and Sisters of
the Ninth Manhattan
have been attending
Lodge picnics and outings with pride.
June was a very
busy month for activities involving many of
the Brothers of the
Ninth Manhattan District. The Half Century
Club has new officers
and we congratulate
President Heinz Jacobs, Vice President
Harry Barth, Secretary
Eric
Jacobs,
and
Treasurer
Robert
Schimmel and wish
them well for a successful term.
St. Johns’ weekend
was well represented
by many of the lodges
in the district. It was a
great weekend and
there was no rain….
not even when the parade started. It was
great to see so many
Brothers and wives
come out to support
DDGM Gerry Messina
and his wife Barbara
and Celestino Carlos
and Sue as they begin
the last year of their
journey.
We thank
them for being great
hosts and hostesses
and because of their
gracious hospitality,
Trinity Lodge Booth at the Bluegrass Festival
selling Funnel Cakes and Ice Cream
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everyone had a great time.
Many of the Lodges held their honor nights in
June and Congratulations to all those brothers
recognized for the many years they have served
the craft. These special nights provide an opportunity to thank the many brothers that have contributed their talents to their Lodges and the District. It also is an opportunity to expose new
members to achievements that they can strive to
obtain.
Congratulations to W. Pedro Maldonado on his
installation as Worshipful Master of Uhland
different. Nicole Donahue won the bike and
many others went home with great prizes. Jr.
Warden Pat Donohue wants to thank everyone
for coming out in spite of the scorching heat.
These are the days everyone is so thankful for
the shade of the pavilion. He also wants to
thank the DDGM Jerry Messina and his wife
Barbara for coming out and being the official
“clam chucker”. The Master of Trinity Lodge,
Paul Withjack, also hosted the Brothers to a pool
party at his home in mid-July. Another great
day of Masonic camaraderie was had by all who
attended. Trinity Lodge would like to thank all
the brothers that helped sell funnel cakes and
ice cream at the booth for the Traveling Man
Bluegrass Festival. A very special thank you
goes to new Brother Joe Becker and his lovely
wife Vivian because they both arrived early and
worked all day manning the both. During Trinity Lodge’s Honor Night, R∴W∴ Rudy Feye was
recognized for 50 years, Bro. Walter Bloomberg
for 40 years and R∴W∴ Werner Kress for 35
years. The DDGM Jerry Messina was present
and presented Sister Caroline Dunne with a
Scholarship from the Grand Lodge. Caroline will
be entering The State University at Albany in a
few weeks. The Trinity Lodge Sister Circle enjoyed their annual barbeque at the home of Secretary/treasurer Helga Lins. Thirteen sisters
joined the fun and had a great time. The weather was rainy but that did not dampen the sister’s
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Lodge. The ceremony took place with many family and friends in attendance. Pedro thanked his
family by presenting them all with trips to Florida. We wish you a successful tenure as Master
of Uhland Lodge and congratulations on your
new vehicle.
Congratulations to W∴ Kevin
Olivencia and his beautiful wife Cheryl who recently celebrated their son, Kevin Jr.’s first birthday. Jay Weinrich and his lovely wife recently returned from a month long visit to Southern Europe. He had a wonderful experience and got
some great photos.
Trinity Lodge #12 had another great picnic at
Belmont Lake State Park. Under the leadership
of Jr. Warden, Pat Donohue, the picnic was a
huge success. It was well attended with Brothers, family and friends sharing Masonic brotherhood. There was great food, liquid refreshment,
music, horse shoes, volleyball, cards, and tons of
raffles so that everyone went home a winner!!!
There was a DJ for everyone’s listening and
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LODGES
of the
NINTH MANHATTAN
DISTRICT
DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTER
GRAND DIRECTOR OF CEREMONIES
R:.W:. Gerard Messina (Barbara) (545)
64-04 60th Avenue, Maspeth, NY 11378
(Cell) 718-909-1700
EMAIL - [email protected]
R:.W:. Celestino Carlos (Sue) (740)
67-68 152nd Street, Flushing, NY 11367-1430
(Home) 718-263-0856
EMAIL - [email protected]
Trinity Lodge #12
Schiller Lodge #304
3rd Tuesday • Kismet Shrine Temple, Hicksville, NY
www.trinitylodge12.org
Master: W∴ Paul W. Withjack (Catherine) . . . . . . . . . . . . (631) 595-2382
1367 August Rd, North Babylon, NY 11703 • [email protected]
Senior Warden Bro. Jeffrey Arist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (516) 410-3945
1257 Allen Drive, Seaford, NY 11783-1702 • [email protected]
Junior Warden Bro. Patrick Donohue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (631) 669-4862
12 Marobi Court West Babylon, NY 11704
Secretary W∴ Robert Quaglio . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (631) 874-5838
One Rigby Rd. Center Moriches, NY 11834 • [email protected]
Ambassador. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R∴W∴ Robert Stein
Public Relations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . R∴W∴ Robert Stein
Ritual Director . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Bro. Jeffrey Arist
2nd Monday • Whitestone Masonic Temple
Master: W∴ Richard Schneider (Christina) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (718) 386-2933 (718) 344-8345
7318 71st St, Glendale, NY 11385 • [email protected]
Senior Warden Bro. Mark Lesser . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ( 917) 754-9616
61-27 63rd Street Middle Village NY 11379 • [email protected]
Junior Warden Bro. Jeffrey S. Fink . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (718)417-3995
78-30 76 St Glendale, NY 11385 • [email protected]
Secretary R∴W∴Kurt Ott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (845) 735-4557
12 Brookhaven Ct. Pearl River, NY 10965 • [email protected]
Ambassador R∴W∴Kurt Ott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (845) 735-4557
Public Relations R∴W∴Kurt Ott . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (845) 735-4557
Ritual Director W∴ William Kaltschitz . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (718)-894-3242
Knickerbocker Lodge #182
Copernicus Lodge #545
2nd Thursday - Grand Lodge Building, 23rd St. NY, NY
www.tinyurl.com/knickerbocker
Master W∴ Justo Jay Francisco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (914) 310-6379
70 Columbus Ave. West, Harrison, NY 10604 • [email protected]
Senior Warden Bro. Virgillo A Mongonon
6 Tiverton CT. Freehold, NY 07728-1492 • [email protected]
Junior Warden Bro. Virgilio Cenzia . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (646) 745-7815
10 Wimbledon Ct. White Plains, NY 10607 • [email protected]
Secretary W∴ Jonathan S. Blausten . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 689-7685
574 Prospect Street, Glen Rock NJ 07452 • [email protected]
Ambassador W∴ Steven Schwarz
Public Relations W∴ Jonathan S. Blausten . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 689-7685
2nd & 4th Tuesday • Whitestone Masonic Temple
Master: V∴W∴ Richard Witthohn (Barbara) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (631) 669-7749 (631) 838-7886
46 Pine St Babylon, NY 11702 • [email protected]@net
Senior Warden Bro. Joseph Lackner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (516)-314-4801
44 Maplewood St. W Hempstead, NY 11552 • [email protected]
Junior Warden Bro. Jeffrey H. Maurer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (718) 418-8898
64-30 60 Rd, Maspeth, NY 11378 • [email protected]
Secretary R∴W∴Roy Puckhaber . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (631) 754-8467
Alton Avenue Greenlawn, NY 11740 • [email protected]
Ambassador
Public Relations R∴W∴ Gerard Messina
Ritual Director Bro. Jeffrey H. Maurer
Harmony Lodge #199
Socrates Lodge #595
1st & 3rd Monday • Pearl River Masonic Temple
250 Rt, 340 Sparkill, NY
Master: W∴ Michael Livni . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 624-9375
72 Mohawk Trail, Wayne NJ 07470 • [email protected]
Senior Warden Bro. Julian Biba . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (917) 500-4349
10 East Place, PO Box 801, Tuxedo Pk, 10982
Junior Warden Bro. David Kesecki . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (914) 755-2522
159 Rt 17 #13, Hillburn NY 10931
Secretary W∴ Hans G. Petersen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (201) 784-5098
300 Livingston Street Norwood, NJ 07648 • [email protected]
Ambassador W∴ Robert H. Welch
Public Relations W∴ Hans G. Petersen
Ritual Director W∴ Robert H. Welch
King Solomon Beethoven
Lodge #232
1st & 3rd Wednesday • Grand Lodge Building, 23rd St. NY, NY
www.ksb232ny.com
Master: W∴ James Reichman. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (646) 299-3404
2206 Holland Ave Apt 6D Bronx NY 10467 • [email protected]
Senior Warden Bro. Karl Reeves . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . ( 917)-750-4015
322 West 57th Street NY,NY 10019 • [email protected]
Junior Warden Bro. Brian Williams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (347) 533-7751
325 Classon Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11205
Secretary R∴W∴ Stanley Lewin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (212) 927-7012
92 Pinehurst Avenue Apt 5E NY, NY 10033 • [email protected]
Ambassador W∴ Michael Gillespie
Public Relations R∴W∴ Stanley Lewin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (212) 927-7012
Ritual Director Bro. Ammar Khalid
2nd Wednesday • Matinecock Temple, Oyster Bay, NY
Master: W∴ Rolf Poetsch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (516) 802-2567
7 Fifth St., Dayville, NY 11709-2434
Senior Warden W∴Harry Barth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (516) 466-9721
124 Horace Harding Blvd Great Neck, 11020 • [email protected]
Junior Warden R∴W∴ Adolf Lins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (516)-660-9892
10 Taylor Drive Farmingdale New York 11735 • [email protected]
Secretary W∴ Horst Von Der Lieth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (516) 759-0910
44 Horse Hollow Rd., Locust Valley, NY 11560 • [email protected]
Ambassador W∴ Rolf Poetsch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (516) 671-8835
Public Relations W∴ Horst von der Lieth . . . . . . . . . . . . . (516) 759-0910
Ritual Director R∴W∴ Ruediger Menge
Lessing Lodge #608
2nd & 4th Thursday • Whitestone Masonic Temple
www.lessinglodge.org
Master: W∴ Robert J. Hoefferle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (718) 628-5031
71-05 65 Pl Glendale, NY 11385
Senior Warden Bro. Glenn K. Opperman . . . . . . . . . . . . . (516) 640-0617
255-11 75th Ave., Glen Oaks, NY 11004 • [email protected]
Junior Warden Bro. Jack Rohan . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (718) 326-4436
8322 Doran Ave. Glendale, NY 11385
Secretary R∴W∴Werner H. Kniesel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (718) 476-0596
60-41 69th Lane Maspeth, NY 11378 • Werner [email protected]
Ambassador R∴W∴George D. Blasch
Public Relations Bro. Glenn K. Opperman . . . . . . . . . . . . (516) 640-0617
Ritual Director Bro. Robert Hoefferle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (718) 628-5031
Herder Lodge #698
2nd & 4th Wednesday • Whitestone Masonic Temple
Master W∴Frederik Jente . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (845) 687-6041
264 Old Kings Highway, Stoneridge NY • [email protected]
Senior Warden Bro. Greg Lawson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (516) 938-8529
35 Elliot Dr, Hicksville NY 11801-6529
Junior Warden Bro. Michael Seeley . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (718) 366-6410
143-31 155 St, Whitestone NY 11357-2714 • [email protected]
Secretary R∴W∴ Stanley M. Lewin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (212) 927-7012
92 Pinehurst Ave, Apt 5E NY, NY 10003 • [email protected]
Ambassador W∴ Daniel S. DeLouise
Public Relations R∴W∴ Charles Roelofsen
Ritual Director W∴ Daniel S. DeLouise
Wieland Lodge #714
4th Monday • Whitestone Masonic Temple
Master: W∴ Richard Kurtz (Aida) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (347) 215-2488
62 Erika Loop, Staten Island, NY 10312 • [email protected]
Senior Warden W∴ John Kuhlman . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 718-829-9739
4E Edgewood Park, Bronx NY 10465 • [email protected]
Junior Warden Bro. Hernan Picolomino . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (917) 680-9479
9212 93rd Ave woodhaven, NY 11421
Secretary Bro. Robert M. Talluto . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (718) 343-8161
35 Spooner St. Floral Park, NY 11001 • [email protected]
Ambassador W∴ Richard Kurtz
Public Relations Bro. Robert M. Talluto
Uhland Lodge #735
2nd & 4th Monday • City Island Masonic Temple
Master W∴ Pedro Maldonado . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (718) 314-4180
Senior Warden Bro. Kelviz J. Parra . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (718) 328-5297
PO Box 533 Bronx, NY 10473 • [email protected]
Junior Warden Bro. Charles Jackson . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (917) 648-1226
2070 1st Ave. #453, New York NY 10029 • [email protected]
Secretary W∴ Jarrett Weinrich . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (845) 300-2384
29 Joyce Dr., Chestnut Ridge, NJ 10977 • [email protected]
Ambassador W∴ Angel Bonilla
Public Relations W∴ Angel Bonilla
Ritual Director W∴ Angel Bonilla
Allemania Lodge #740
1st & 3rd Monday • Whitestone Masonic Temple
Master: W∴ Robert Quaglio (Ellen) . . . (631) 513-0364 (631) 909-2528
1 Rigby St. Center Moriches, NY 11934 • [email protected]
Senior Warden Bro Karl Strievski . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (516) 205-4668
14 Carrington Dr, E. Northport, NY 11731 • [email protected]
Junior Warden Bro. Don Charles Gorham . . . . . . . . . . . . . (917) 515-4012
60-72 Masidon St. Ridgewood, NY 11385
Secretary R∴W∴ Lawrence E. Wund . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (845) 225-4132
6 Garrison Rd.Lake Carmel NY • [email protected]
Ambassador W∴ Robert Quaglio
Public Relations W∴ Jack Lanzer
Ritual Director R∴W∴ Walter Fingerle
Von Mensch Lodge #765
1st Thursday • Whitestone Masonic Temple
Master: W∴ Mark Rampanelli (Samantha) . . . . . . . . . . . (516) 236-3847
24 Carston St. Selden, NY 11784 • [email protected]
Senior Warden Bro. Omar Zignalgo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (631)-331-9486
466 Bicycle Path, Port Jefferson Stn 11776 • [email protected]
Junior Warden Bro. Joseph T. Lattazini . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (516) 779-3526
664 E Olive St, Long Beach, NY 11561-4201 • [email protected]
Secretary W∴ Paul Ottati . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . (516) 644-5524
18 Cherrytree Lane, Levittown NY 11756 • [email protected]
Ambassador R∴W∴ Klaus Vogel
Public Relations W∴ Gary Schaefer
Ritual Director R∴W∴ Klaus Vogel
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Most Worshipful William J. Thomas {Susan}
Grand Master
E-mail:[email protected]
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Grand Lodge of the State of New York
Elected and Appointed Officers
2015-2016
V∴W∴ Richard Witthohn (545) (Barbara) Assistant Grand Lecturer
(545) 631-669-7749 • [email protected]
Right Worshipful Charles P. Uhle {Lillian}
Senior Grand Warden
E-mail: [email protected]
R∴W∴ Michael Moriarty (740) Assistant Grand Lecturer
347-453-1375 • [email protected]
Right Worshipful Richard S. Morley {Nancy}
Junior Grand Warden
E-mail: [email protected]
V∴W∴ Richard Witthohn (545) (Barbara) Assistant Grand Lecturer
(545) 631-669-7749 • [email protected]
Right Worshipful Charles Catapano {Donna}
Grand Treasurer
E-mail: [email protected]
Appointed Officers
Right Worshipful George D. Emmons {Maureen}
Grand Marshal
E-mail:[email protected]
Most Worshipful Gary A. Henningsen {Ada}
Grand Secretary Emeritus
E-mail: [email protected]
Right Worshipful Gilbert Savitzky {Barbara}
Grand Secretary Emeritus
E-mail: [email protected]
Right Worshipful James R. Kintzel {Linda}
Deputy Grand Marshal
Right Worshipful Peter A. Flihan III {Dina}
Senior Grand Deacon
E-mail: [email protected]
Right Worshipful Christopher J. Hough {Donna
Estrich}
Junior Grand Deacon
E-mail: [email protected]
Right Worshipful Richard J. Kessler {Joanne}
Grand Lecturer
E-mail: [email protected]
Right Worshipful Steven A. Rubin {Mojdeh}
Judge Advocate
E-mail: [email protected]
Right Worshipful Marshal Shichtman
Proctor
Right Worshipful Richard W. Bateman, AGS
{Eleanor}
Grand Pursuivant (General Manager)
E-mail: [email protected]
Right Worshipful James H. Rice {Jean}
Grand Historian
E-mail: [email protected]
Right Worshipful Martin D. Merman
Grand Tiler
E-mail: [email protected]
Right Worshipful Jordan I. Kaplan
Grand Organist
E-mail: [email protected]
R∴W∴ Anthony Cancemi (608) Grand Representative of the
Gran Logia Valle de Mexico 718-381-9243
R∴W∴ Michael Moriarty (740) Assistant Grand Lecturer
347-453-1375 • [email protected]
Right Worshipful Jeffrey M. Williamson {Carla}
Deputy Grand Master
E-mail: [email protected]
Right Worshipful Paul M. Rosen {Clare}
Grand Secretary
E-mail: [email protected]
Roster Issue 2015
Grand Lodge Officers 9th Manhattan District
R∴W∴ Kurt Ott (Ruth) (304) –
Past Grand Treasurer; Trustee of the Masonic
Hall and Home; Grand Representative of the
Grand Lodge of Austria; Past Grand Marshal
845-735-4557 • [email protected]
Trustees of the German Masonic
Charitable Foundation, Inc.
President: W∴ Peter G. Unfried (608)
(718) 417-8703 [email protected]
Vice President: W∴ Jack Lanzer (740)
(347) 703-2153 • [email protected]
Treasurer W∴ Stanley Pratnicki (545)
(718) 326-1377 • [email protected]
Secretary R∴W∴ Lawrence E. Wund (740)
(845) 216-5486 • [email protected]
Trustee R∴W∴ Erwin Gerbavsits (608)
(718) 423-9375 • [email protected]
Trustee R∴W∴ Robert Stein (12
(631) 422-6559 • [email protected]
M∴W∴ Richard P. Thomas (608) –
Past Grand Master; Past Grand Treasurer;
Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of
England
607-433-2440 [email protected]
Trustee W∴ Paul Ottati (765)
(516) 644-5524 • [email protected]
R∴W∴ Werner Kniesel (Hedy) (608) –
Past Grand Treasurer; Grand Representative of
the United Grand Lodge of Germany
718-476-0596 347-495-3588
Trustee Bro. Michael Seely (698)
(718) 767-5961 • [email protected]
R∴W∴ Gerard Messina (Barbara) ( 545) –
District Deputy Grand Master
718 909-1700 • [email protected]
R∴W∴ Celestino Carlos (Sue) (740) Grand Director of Ceremonies
718-263-0856 • [email protected]
R∴W∴ Erwin Gerbavsits (Karin) (608) –
Grand Representative of the
Grand Lodge of West Virginia
718-423-9375 • [email protected]
R∴W∴ Robert Stein (Kathy) (232) –
Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of
New South Wales Australia
631-422-6559 • [email protected]
Right Worshipful Stephen Rumpf
Grand Organist
E-mail: [email protected]
R∴W∴ Robert Schimmel (Bambi) (304) –
Grand Representative of the Grand Lodge of
Victoria Australia
718-539-6735 • [email protected]
Right Worshipful Francis K. Wilcox
Grand Organist
E-mail: [email protected]
R∴W∴ Yairton Garcia (735) Grand Representative
of the Grand Lodge of Paraiba, Brazil
718-823-4417 • [email protected]ptonline.net
Trustee W∴ Angel Bonilla (735)
(917) 567-0186 • [email protected]
Trustees of the Noble Ninth Inc.
President: R∴W∴ Kurt Ott (304)
(845) 596-5306 • [email protected]
Vice President W∴ John Farina (12)
(516) 483-0678 • [email protected]
Treasurer W∴ Steven Schwartz (182)
(917) 414-0508 • [email protected]
Secretary W∴ Robert Quaglio (12)
(631) 909-2528 • [email protected]
Trustee W∴ Glenn Opperman (608)
(516) 640-0617 • [email protected]
Trustee R∴W∴ Robert Schimmel (304)
(718) 539-6735 • [email protected]
Trustee Bro. Joe Kemmet (608)
(917) 572-1043 • [email protected]
Roster Issue 2015
Masters Association 2015-2016
President W∴ Robert Hoefferle (608)
71-05 65 Pl. Glendale, NY 11385
(718) 628-5031
Vice President W∴ Fred Jente . . . . . . . . . .(698)
264 Old Kings Hwy, Stone Ridge NY 11284
(516) 359-6342 • [email protected]
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Grand Lodge of the State of New York
Elected and Appointed Officers
2015-2016
Steuben Day Parade:
R∴W∴ Eric Jacobs (#695) 516-489-7267
R∴W∴ Kurt Ott (# 304) 845-735-4557
W∴ Peter Unfried (# 608) 718-417-8703
Wardens Association 2015-2016
President Bro. Joe Lackner (545)
(516) 314-4801 • [email protected]
Treasurer Bro. Omar Zignaigo (765)
(631) 356-1214 • [email protected]
Past Masters Association 2015-2016
President R∴W∴ Anthony Cancemi (608)
(718) 381-9243
Vice President W∴ Paul Ottati (765)
(516) 381-644-5524 • [email protected]
Vice President W∴ Jose Capella (735)
(845) 565-1008 • [email protected]
Masonic War Veterans Post 22
Commander Bro. Michael Seeley (698) (Leslie)
(917) 613-6439
First Lieutenant
Commander W∴ Andrew A. Kuo (199) (Ellen)
(201) 768-5233
Finance Officer W∴ John C. Ott, Jr. (12) (Nancy)
(516) 798-5583
Masonic Yacht Club
Commodore Bro.Jeffrey Arist
[email protected] • (516)-410-3945
Vice Commodore Edward Forman
(631)-667-3146
Rear Commodore Paul Withjack
(631) 595-2382
Secretary R∴W∴ Roy Puckhaber (545)
C (631) 774-6454 W (516) [email protected]
Fleet Captain David Gardner
(516) 484-6394
Treasurer R∴W∴ Georg Dauterman (545)
(718) 456-3909
Port Captain Daniel Rosenfeld
(516) 484-6799
15th Street Square Club 2015-2016
President W∴ Al Mayo (698)
(516) 508-2940 • [email protected]
Vice President Bro. Mike Seeley (698)
(917) 613-6439 • [email protected]
Vice President Bro. Omar Zignaigo (765)
(631) 331-9486 • [email protected]
Treasurer Bro. Mike Seeley (698)
(917) 613-6439 • [email protected]
Secretary R∴W∴ Stanley Lewin (232)
(212) 927-7012 • [email protected]
Half Century Club 2015-2016
President R∴W∴ Heinz Jacobs (698)
(516) 538-8952 • [email protected]
Vice President W∴ Harry Barth (765)
(516) 466-9721 • [email protected]
Treasurer R∴W∴ Robert Schimmel (698)
(516) 489-7267 • [email protected]
Secretary R∴W∴ Eric Jacobs (304)
(718) 539-6735 • [email protected]
Fellowship & Family Involvement:
R∴W∴ Werner Kniesel (#608) 718-476-0596
Masonic Education:
R∴W∴ Celestino Carlos (740) 718-476-0856
R∴W∴ Michael Moriarty (#740) 347-453-1375
V∴W∴ Richard Witthohn (#545) 631-669-7749
R∴W∴ Kurt Ott (# 304) 845-735-4557
R∴W∴ Georg Dauterman (545) 646-623-5233
Br. Frederik Jente (698) 845-687-6041
Treasurer W∴ Paul W Withjack (12) (Catherine)
1367 August Rd North Babylon, NY 11703
(631) 595-2382 • [email protected]
Secretary Bro. Greg Lawson (698)
(516) 244-6452 • [email protected]
Public Relations:
R∴W∴ Robert Stein (#12) 631-422-6559
Brotherhood Fund:
R∴W∴ Celestino Carlos (740) 718-263-0856
Secretary W∴ Mark Rampanelli . . . . . . . . .(765)
1070 Middle Country Rd. #102,
Selden NY 11784
(516)235-3847 • [email protected]
Vice President Bro. Don Gorham (740)
(917) 515-4012 • [email protected]
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Fleet Surgeon Oscar Garcia
(516) 766-8384
Secretary Robert Stein
[email protected] • (631) 422-6559
Sister Circles of the Ninth Manhattan District
Trinity No. 12
Ingrid Wolf - President 516-293-1742
Helga Lins -Secretary 516-752-0472
Schiller No. 304
Jackie Hetzler - President
Evelin Stimpfl - Secretary
516-239-1043
718-381-1395
Copernicus No. 545
Lorraine Puckhaber - President 631-754-8467
Gloria Krebs-Secretary 718-326-2612
Lessing No. 608
Christina Kemmet - President 516-592-1264
Nancy Alverez, Secretary 516-993-2180
Allemania No. 740
Gina Demery - President 718-497-0229
Lillian Schnase - Secretary 631-567-0470
Von Mensch 765
Susan Apold - President, 718-386-4053
Joyce Burkhardt- Secretary, 516-488-4166
Past Masters Sister Circle
Irmgard Barth - President, 516-466-4721
Ellen Toth, Secretary, 516-248-4994
District Deputy Official Visits
TRINITY NO. 12 • OCT 20, 2015
Treasurer Al Li
[email protected] • (516) 867-8289
Chaplain Richard Witthoun
(631) 838-7886
Appointed District Committees
Blood Bank:
R∴W∴ Adolf Lins (#12) 516-752-0472
R∴W∴ Klaus Vogel (Honorary) (#765) 917-282-8625
Bro. Glenn Opperman (#608) 516-640-0617
Bro. Jeff Maurer (#545) 718- 986-5621
R∴W∴ Robert Stein (#12) 631-422-6559
Membership Development & Retention:
Bro. Joseph Kemmet (#608) 917-572-1043
W∴ Frederik Jente (#698) 845-687-6041
Bro. Jeff Maurer (#545) 718-986-5621
KNICKERBOCKER 182 • SEPT 10, 2015
HARMONY 199 • OCT 5, 2015
KSB 232 • JAN 20, 2016
SCHILLER 304 • DEC 14, 2015
COPERNICUS 545 • APR 26, 2016
SOCRATES 595 • NOV 15, 2015
LESSING 608 • FEB 11, 2016
HERDER 698 • JAN 13, 2016
WIELAND 714 • NOV 23, 2015
Child ID:
W∴ Jan Weinrich (# 735) 201-586-7030
Toys for Tots:
W∴ John Bholalall (#735) 718-451-6622
UHLAND 735 • JAN 25, 2016
ALLEMANIA • APR 18, 2016
VON MENSCH • DEC 3, 2016
9th Masonic Manhattan News
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Roster Issue 2015
TRESTLE BOARD 2015-2016
SEPTEMBER 2015
Tue., Sep. 1
Tue., Sep. 1
Sat., Sep. 5
Mon., Sep. 7
Tue., Sep. 8
Thu., Sep. 10
Sat., Sep. 12
Sun., Sep. 13
Tue., Sep. 15
Thu., Sep. 17
Sat., Sep. 19
Mon., Sep. 21
Fri., Sep. 25
Sat., Sep. 26
Sun., Sep. 27
Tue., Sep. 29
Wed., Sep. 30
Tue., Sep. 30
7:00 PM - MASTERS - Whitestone Masonic Hall
7:00 PM - WARDENS - American Legion
All day TRAUBENFEST DINNER DANCE - TBA
Labor Day
6:30 pm HARMONY BBQ - Masonic Park, Tappan
8 pm KNICKERBOCKER OFFICIAL VISIT - Grand Lodge of
Free & Accepted Masons of the State of New York, 71
West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010
3 pm DEPUTY GM TOWN HA LL MEETING - Whitestone
All day - PAST MASTERS LADIES BRUNCH - Captain Bills
Restaurant, 122 Ocean Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706
7:30 pm - TRINITY LADIES NIGHT - Kismet Shriners, 18
West Nicholai Street, Hicksville, NY 11801
7 pm - HALF CENTURY MEETING - Landmark Diner, 1027
Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, NY 11576
All day - STEUBEN PARADE
7:30 pm - HARMONY 1ST DEGREE - Sparkill
All day - COPERNICUS LUKANS TRIP
7 pm - PAST MASTERS - Whitestone
All day - COPERNICUS LUKANS TRIP
All day - COPERNICUS LUKANS TRIP
8 pm - YACHT CLUB MEETING - Landmark Diner, 1027
Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, NY 11576
7 pm - BRING-A-FRIEND - Whitestone
7:00 PM - BRING-A-FRIEND NIGHT - Whitestone Masonic
Hall
Mon., Nov. 23 7:30 pm - UHLAND 1ST DEGREE - City Island, Bronx, NY
8 pm - WIELAND OFFICIAL VISIT - Whitestone
Thu., Nov. 26 All day - Thanksgiving Day
Mon., Nov. 30 7:30 pm - YACHT CLUB MEETING - Landmark Diner, 1027
Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, NY 11576
DECEMBER 2015
Tue., Dec. 1
Thu., Dec. 3
Sat., Dec. 5
Sun., Dec. 6
Mon., Dec. 7
Fri., Dec. 11
Sat., Dec. 12
Sun., Dec. 13
Mon., Dec. 14
Wed., Dec. 16
Thu., Dec. 17
Sat., Dec. 19
OCTOBER 2015
Fri., Oct. 2
Sun., Oct. 4
Mon., Oct. 5
Tue., Oct. 6
Mon., Oct. 12
Fri., Oct. 16
Sat., Oct. 17
Sun., Oct. 18
Mon., Oct. 19
Tue., Oct. 20
Fri., Oct. 23
Sat., Oct. 24
Thu., Oct. 29
Fri., Oct. 30
Sat., Oct. 31
All day - ACQUAINTANCE PARTY
11 am - 125TH TRAUBENFEST - Masonic Park, Tappan
12 pm - GRAND MASTERS DAY @ TAPPAN - Tappan, NY
8 pm - HARMONY OFFICIAL VISIT - Spark Hill
7 pm - MASTERS ASSOC - Whitestone
7 pm - WARDENS ASSOC - American Legion
All day - Columbus Day
7:30 pm - TRINITY DINNER DANCE - Captain Bills Restaurant, 122 Ocean Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706
All day - MASON OF THE YEAR - TBA
9 am - GRAND MASTER’S DAY WEST POINT - United States
Military Academy, West Point, NY
6:30 am - JONES BEACH BREAST CANCER WALK - Jones
Beach, Parking Lot 5
7:30 pm - HARMONY HERITAGE NIGHT - Sparkill
8 pm - TRINITY OFFICIAL VISIT - Kismet Shriners, 18 West
Nicholai Street, Hicksville, NY 11801
3 pm - BLOOD BANK - Whitestone
All day - YACHT CLUB WINE TRIP - Whitestone
All day - UHLAND HALLOWEEN MONSTER MASH - TBA
7 pm - PAST MASTERS - Whitestone
All day - Halloween
NOVEMBER 2015
Sun., Nov. 1
Mon., Nov. 2
Tue., Nov. 3
All day - Daylight Saving Time ends
8 pm - HARMONY HONOR NIGHT - Spark Hill
7:30 pm - MASTERS ASSOC - Whitestone
7:30 pm - WARDENS ASSOC - American Legion
Sun., Nov. 8
All day - SOCRATES 150TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Plattduetsche Park Restaurant, 1132 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square, NY 11010
Wed., Nov. 11 All day - Veterans Day
8 pm - SOCRATES OFFICIAL VISIT - Oyster Bay, NY, USA
Sat., Nov. 14 All day - VON MENSCH DINNER DANCE - TBA
Sun., Nov. 15 2 pm - GMCF SEMI-ANNUAL MEETING - Whitestone
Mon., Nov. 16 7:30 pm - HARMONY 2ND DEGREE - Sparkill, NY
Thu., Nov. 19 7 pm - HALF CENTURY CLUB - Landmark Diner, 1027
Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, NY 11576
Sat., Nov. 21 All day - TRINITY BUS TO BOSTON - TBA
1 pm - Toys for Tots Dinner - Russo's On the Bay, 162-45
Cross Bay Boulevard, Howard Beach, NY 11414
Sun., Dec. 20
Mon., Dec. 21
Thu., Dec. 24
Fri., Dec. 25
Sat., Dec. 26
Thu., Dec. 31
7:30 pm - MASTER’S ASSOC - Whitestone
7:30 pm - WARDENS ASSOC - American Legion
8 pm - VON MENSCH OFFICIAL VISIT - Whitestone
2 pm - Toys For Tots - Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted
Masons, 71 West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010
5:30 pm - VON MENSCH XMAS PARTY - Whitestone
All day - PM SISTER CIRCLE XMAS PARTY - Whitestone
7:30 pm - HARMONY TABLE LODGE - Sparkill
7 pm - PAST MASTERS - Whitestone
4 pm - COPERNICUS XMAS PARTY - Whitestone
All day - LESSING KIDS XMAS PARTY - TBA
2 pm - TRINITY HOLIDAY PARTY - Kismet Shriners, 18 West
Nicholai Street, Hicksville, NY 11801
8 pm - SCHILLER OFFICIAL VISIT - Whitestone
7:30 pm - KSB FESTIVE BOARD - Grand Lodge of Free &
Accepted Masons of the State of New York, 71 West 23rd
Street, New York, NY 10010
All day - LESSING XMAS DINNER - Zurn Stammtisch, 69-46
Myrtle Avenue, Glendale, NY 11385
12 pm - SCHILLER KIDS XMAS PARTY - Whitestone
7 pm - KNICKERBOCKER HOLIDAY PARTY - Grand Lodge of
Free & Accepted Masons of the State of New York, 71
West 23rd Street, New York, NY 10010
2 pm - ALLEMANIA XMAS PARTY - Whitestone
7:30 pm - HARMONY GUEST SPEAKER - Sparkill
All day - Christmas Eve
All day - Christmas Day
All day - Day After Christmas Day
All day - New Year's Eve
JANUARY 2016
Fri., Jan. 1
Tue., Jan. 5
Wed., Jan. 13
Mon., Jan. 18
Wed., Jan. 20
Thu., Jan. 21
Sat., Jan. 23
Mon., Jan. 25
Fri., Jan. 29
Sat., Jan. 30
All day - New Year's Day
7:30 pm - MASTERS ASSOC - Whitestone
7:30 pm - WARDENS ASSOC - American Legion
8 pm - HERDER OFFICIAL VISIT - Whitestone
All day - Martin Luther King Day
7:30 pm - HARMONY SCOTTISH RITE - Sparkill
8 pm - KSB OFFICIAL VISIT - Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of the State of New York, 71 West 23rd Street,
New York, NY 10010
7 pm - HALF CENTURY CLUB - Landmark Diner, 1027
Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, NY 11576
7 pm - ALLEMANIA KALE DINNER - Plattduetsche Park
Restaurant, 1132 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin Square,
NY 11010
8 pm - UHLAND OFFICIAL VISIT - City Island, Bronx, NY
7 pm - PAST MASTERS - Whitestone
All day - COPERNICUS VENISON DINNER - Whitestone
FEBRUARY 2016
Mon., Feb. 1
Tue., Feb. 2
Mon., Feb. 8
Thu., Feb. 11
Sat., Feb. 13
Sun., Feb. 14
Mon., Feb. 15
Fri., Feb. 26
Sat., Feb. 27
Mon., Feb. 29
7:30 pm - HARMONY MASONIC ETIQUETTE - Sparkill
7:30 pm - MASTERS ASSOC - Whitestone
7:30 pm - WARDENS ASSOC - American Legion
7:30 pm - UHLAND 2ND DEGREE - City Island, Bronx, NY
8 pm - LESSING OFFICIAL VISIT - Whitestone
All day - UHLAND VALENTINE’S PARTY - Riccardo's by the
bridge, 2101 24th Avenue, Long Island City, NY 11102
All day - Valentine's Day
All day - Presidents' Day
7:30 pm - HARMONY SHRINE PRESENTATION - Sparkill
7 pm - PAST MASTERS - Whitestone
6 pm - CHINESE AUCTION - Whitestone
7:30 pm - YACHT CLUB MEETING - Landmark Diner, 1027
Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, NY 11576
MARCH 2016
Tue., Mar. 1
Sat., Mar. 5
Sun., Mar. 6
Sat., Mar. 12
Sun., Mar. 13
Thu., Mar. 17
Fri., Mar. 18
Sun., Mar. 20
Fri., Mar. 25
Sun., Mar. 27
Thu., Mar. 31
7:30 pm - MASTERS ASSOC - Whitestone
7:30 pm - WARDENS ASSOC - American Legion
All day - HARMONY ALEXANDRIA, VA - Alexandria, VA
9 am - MASONIC INTERFAITH BREAKFAST - Marina del Rey
Caterers, 1 Marina Drive, Bronx, NY 10465
7 pm - YACHT CLUB DINNER - Captain Bills Restaurant,
122 Ocean Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706
All day - Daylight Saving Time starts
7 pm - HALF CENTURY CLUB - Landmark Diner, 1027
Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, NY 11576
6 pm - DELAWARE BROTHERHOOD NIGHT
All day - UHLAND EASTER EGG HUNT - TBA
2 pm - GMCF ANNUAL MEETING - Whitestone
7 pm - PAST MASTERS - Whitestone
All day - Easter Sunday
All day - LESSING LODGE 150TH ANNIVERSARY FEST
LODGE - Whitestone Masonic Hall, 149-39 11TH Ave,
Whitestone NY 11357
APRIL 2016
Sat., Apr. 2
Mon., Apr. 4
Sun., Apr. 10
Wed., Apr. 13
Sat., Apr. 16
Mon., Apr. 18
Fri., Apr. 22
Sat., Apr. 23
Mon., Apr. 25
Tue., Apr. 26
Sat., Apr. 30
7 pm - SCHLACTFEST - Kismet Shriners, 18 West Nicholai
Street, Hicksville, NY 11801
7:30 pm - HARMONY GUEST SPEAKER - Sparkill
1 pm - Forget Me Not Sisters Luncheon - Plattduetsche
Park Restaurant, 1132 Hempstead Turnpike, Franklin
Square, NY 11010
All day - Thomas Jefferson's Birthday
6 pm - LESSING 150TH GALA ANNIVERSARY BALL - Russo's
On the Bay, 162-45 Cross Bay Boulevard, Howard Beach,
NY 11414
8 pm - GDC HOMECOMING
3 pm - BLOOD BANK - Whitestone
All day - DENIM AND DIAMONDS - Whitestone
7:30 pm - UHLAND 3RD DEGREE - City Island, Bronx, NY
8 pm - DD HOMECOMING
All day - CHARITY BALL
MAY 2016
Mon., May 2
Tue., May 3
Sun., May 8
Sun., May 15
Thu., May 19
Fri., May 27
Mon., May 30
Tue., May 31
8:30 am - GRAND LODGE SESSIONS - Grand Lodge of Free
& Accepted Masons of the State of New York, 71 West
23rd Street, New York, NY 10010
8:30 am - GRAND LODGE SESSIONS - Grand Lodge of Free
& Accepted Masons of the State of New York, 71 West
23rd Street, New York, NY 10010
7:30 pm - MASTERS ASSOC - Whitestone
7:30 pm - WARDENS ASSOC - American Legion
All day - Mother's Day
2 pm - NOBLE 9TH ELECTIONS - Whitestone
7 pm - HALF CENTURY CLUB - Landmark Diner, 1027
Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, NY 11576
7 pm - PAST MASTERS - Whitestone
All day - Memorial Day
7:30 pm - YACHT CLUB MEETING - Landmark Diner, 1027
Northern Boulevard, Roslyn, NY 11576
JUNE 2016
Sun., Jun. 5
Tue., Jun. 7
Sun., Jun. 12
Wed., Jun. 15
Sun., Jun. 19
Fri., Jun. 24
Sat., Jun. 25
Sun., Jun. 26
Thu., Jun. 30
11 am - YACHT CLUB OPENING DAY - Captain Bills Restaurant, 122 Ocean Avenue, Bay Shore, NY 11706
7:30 pm - MASTERS ASSOC - Whitestone
7:30 pm - WARDENS ASSOC - American Legion
All day - TRAVELING MAN BLUEGRASS - German Masonic
Park, Tappan
7:30 pm - KSB HONOR NIGHT - Grand Lodge of Free & Accepted Masons of the State of New York, 71 West 23rd
Street, New York, NY 10010
All day - Father's Day
All day - ST JOHN'S WEEKEND - Utica, NY
All day - ST JOHN'S WEEKEND - Utica, NY
All day - ST JOHN'S WEEKEND - Utica, NY
7:30 pm - CALENDAR MEETING - Whitestone
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Noble Ninth from 6
spirits. They enjoyed
relaxing,
playing
cards, and each other’s
company.
Copernicus Lodge
#545 once again held
its annual picnic at
Roy
Puckhaber’s
home. Approximately
50 Brothers and wives
enjoyed Roy and Lorraine’s
hospitality.
The Brothers and their
families are looking
forward to their annual
weekend
trip
to
Lukans which has
been sold out for some
time. They rented out
the entire place and it
should be quite a
weekend.
Harmony
Lodge
#199 held its summer
Andrew Kuo from Harmony Lodge #199, is
a Governor on the
Board of Philadelphia
Shriners Hospital and
he takes great pride in
their good works. I encourage any Lodges or
Sister Circles who are
looking for worthy organizations or institutions to be the recipient of any charity
monies to consider donating to the very worthy Shriners children’s
hospital of Philadelphia.
King
Solomon
Beethoven
Lodge
#232 held their Honor
Night in June and
R∴W∴ Stanley Lewin
received his 40 year
Bluegrass stage
AGL, received his 40 yr
pin and certificate.
Karl Hank and Heinz
Jacobs each received
their 50 year pin and
certificate. Their annual barbeque was
held at Mike Seeley’s
house and a number of
the brother’s are looking forward to their annual sleep over at Tappan which is August
15th. The ever energetic Freddy Jente continues to be active during
the
summer
months.
He spends
much of the summer
“playing” with his son
and enjoying many
outdoor activities.
The Brothers of Lessing Lodge held their
Members of the Ninth Manhattan with the
Grand Master on the Cruise to Alaska
barbeque’s at the Masonic Park in Tappan.
The brother’s, family
and guests get together
once a month throughout the summer to
keep their Masonic
family together.
A
number of the members of the local fire department attended this
barbeques. The local
animal control officer
was there as a new
member as were many
other guests. This is
good for Harmony
Lodge as they are introducing men to the
craft and are acquiring
new members.
Bro.
pin and certificate.
The W∴ Brandon Skolnik received his Past
Master’s apron and
certificate.
Von Mensch Lodge
#765 held their annual picnic at Tappan at
the same time as the
Bluegrass festival. It
was a fun day with
great entertainment,
great weather and
great company.
Herder Lodge #698,
honored a number of
brothers during their
Honor Night.
Heinz
and Eric Jacobs received the Lewis Jewel
and Tom Brauner, Past
annual picnic at the
pavilion at the home in
Plattduetsche on May
30th. The picnic was
well attended and
everyone had a great
time.
The “boys” of
Lessing continue to be
very active. In the early part of summer
some of the boys took
their annual motorcycle ride to Lake George
to the home of Jack
Rohan’s brother. This
annual event is tradition as it has been
done for a number of
years. The Fellowcraft
Club of Lessing sponsored its annual Beach
Blast at Rockaway
Beach.
The weather
was great and this par-
ty gets better every
year. Mark your calendars and plan on attending this beach party next year.
The Masonic Yacht
Club
hosted
their
opening day festivities
on June 7th at Captain Bill’s. It was a full
house, a beautiful day
and a great brunch. It
has been a great summer for boating and all
water activities and I
hope you have all been
taking advantage of
the warm temperatures and clear skies.
As the nicer weather is
here,
I
encourage
everyone to become ac-
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Noble Ninth from 11
Jack Rohan of Lessing Lodge and some of the boys on their
annual trip to Lake George.
tive and attend Lodge,
District and Grand
Lodge events. This is
your district and your
attendance and participation is necessary to
keep our district moving forward and remain productive.
A number of the
brethren of the Ninth
Manhattan
District
volunteered to help
raise money to benefit
Shriners
Children’s
Hospital.
Representing Kismet Shrine,
they sold CD’s and raffle tickets at three separate venues during
the Who Concerts at
the Nassau Coliseum,
Forest Hills Stadium
and the Barclay Center.
Quite a large
number where sold
and they were instrumental in raising a
large amount of money.
The Grand Master,
the
M∴W∴
Bill
Thomas, sponsored his
Grand Master’s cruise
to Alaska at the beginning of July. It was a
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great cruise, great Masonic
camaraderie,
and everyone that
tagged along had a
great time. On board,
there was a Town Hall
type meeting and the
Brothers were encouraged to bring their
questions and concerns.
The group
shared their evening
meal together and really got to know one another. Acquaintances
became friends and
friends became family.
The shared experiences on this cruise
brought people closer
together in Masonry
and in life. Every
evening at least one
brother had a birthday
and was treated to a
birthday cake and a
chorus of Happy Birthday. It was certainly a
coincidence that so
many Mason’s had
similar birth dates!!
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"A Family Club of International Distinction"
After a brutally cold
winter with lots of
wind and snow, we
were finally blessed
with summer’s warm
embrace. The temperature and humidity
rose bringing repressive heat and I found
myself thinking that
somewhere there must
be a happy medium!!
Sudden and torrential
rains often strike,
wreaking havoc with
many homes and communities.
It seems
that the weather patterns of long ago were
much easier to predict
and I wish for simpler
times.
The opening day ceremonies were held on
June 7th at Captain
Bill’s in Bayshore. It
was a beautiful day
and the sun gleamed
on the water making it
appear to sparkle as
the back drop for the
installation ceremony.
The following officers
were presented and
sworn in by Fred
Lange of Herder Lodge
and Past Commodore
of the MYC: Jeffery
Arist Commodore, Edward Forman Vice
Commodore,
Paul
Withjack Rear Commodore, David Gardner Fleet Captain, Dan
Rosenfeld Port Captain
and Special Events Coordinator, Oscar Gar-
cia Fleet Surgeon,
Robert Stein Secretary,
Albert Li Treasurer,
and Rick Witthohn
Chaplain. The Brothers were sworn in and
each was presented
with the burgee of their
office.
Each burgee
was
ceremoniously
hoisted up the flagpole
to fly majestically in
the breeze.
The officers looked very impressive in their crisp
white uniforms standing at attention on the
beautiful, huge deck at
Captain Bill’s. During
the installation ceremony, special recognition was given to Rose
Seib for her continued
support and generosity
to the Masonic Yacht
Club. Rose was made
an honorary member
of the First Mates Club
and will forever be held
on its roster. Following the installation of
Officers and the laying
of the wreath to recognize members that are
no longer with us,
there was a delicious
brunch buffet with
countless choices of
breakfast foods, dinner
choices and delicious
desserts.
Members
and friends mingled
both in the restaurant
and out on the deck
enjoying the weather,
and building friendships.
In June, the MYC
was well represented
at the Grand Secretary’s Golf outing.
Once again, we sponsored two foursomes.
We also sponsored
holes for this worthwhile cause. This has
proven to be a great
day of golf followed by
an evening of good
food, Masonic camaraderie, raffles and
awards. It is a wonderful time for Masons
of the different districts to get to know
each other.
Please
consider supporting
this event as we are always looking for more
golfers. You do not
have to be a good golfer
to take part in this special day. You skill level is not important.
Consider joining us
next year and you will
have a great time.
During St John’s
Weekend the Masonic
Yacht Club set up their
annual informational
display under the tent
at the Masonic Campus in Utica. Bob and I
were unable to attend
the festivities this year
as our granddaughter
and Trinity Sister
Circle member, Caroline Dunne, graduated
from high school the
same weekend.
I
would like to extend a
very special thank you
to Oscar and Bea Garcia for stepping up and
taking our place. They
are both very dedicated
members and very dependable and graciously give of their
time when needed.
Oscar and Bea did a
great job and had a
good time seeing old
friends and making
new ones. Next year,
while up at St. Johns
Weekend, stop by our
table to hear of the latest news and look at
the photos.
It is a
great way to learn
about the benefits of
belonging to the club.
The annual Great
Sailing Regatta took
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place at Camp Turk as
planned.
Past Commodore, Tony Cancemi, Lessing Lodge,
and Chaplain Rick
Whitthohn, Copernicus Lodge, represented the MYC during the
boy’s session.
The
wind cooperated and
the boys were able to
get their mojo on.
Those of you that have
children between the
ages of eight and sixteen should consider
sending your children
to Camp Turk. There
are so many activities
to take part in. Check
their web site and see
what is available that
will make your little
campers smile. Many
of our Masonic brothers and sisters do not
realize what a gem we
have with Camp Turk
as our very own Masonic Camp for children. If you have an
opportunity to be in
that section of the
state stop in and ask
for a tour. I promise
that you will like what
you see.
Bob Stein
and I were joined by
the
DDGM
Jerry
Messina and his wife
Barbara for the girl’s
session.
The girl’s
Masonic Yacht Club
“A Family Club of Distinction”
(for boaters & non-boaters alike)
WWW.MASONICYACHTCLUB.COM
Registered with Yachting Club of America
Member of National League of Masonic Clubs
Compliments of Masonic Yacht Club
Installation of the MYC officers
teams were very excited to race. There was
much good natured
ribbing as to who
would take home the
first place trophy. As
has been the custom,
the trophies are displayed during lunch to
motivate the teams.
The girls sign up as
teams of four and
chose a team name.
They give their teams
crazy names such as
the Pizza Bagels and
the Dirty Toothbrushes. After lunch, the
girls assemble at the
water front, put on
their life jackets and
the race begins. The
brightly colored sails
are unfurled and the
boats race for positions
along the course. It
was a great day and I
think the adults present and spectators enjoyed it as much as the
racers. The girl’s line
up at the water front at
the conclusion of the
race to received their
trophies. Trophies are
given to the first, second and third place
teams. All the participants receive a participation trophy which
makes all the girls
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smile.
This year we met a number of campers from
our district.
Jay Weinrich’s , from Uhland
Lodge, granddaughter Paige introduced herself
to us which was a real surprise. She is a lovely
young lady and Jay should be very proud of her.
While the camp director, Ray was announcing
the names of the girls that had requested to stay
another week and had been given permission by
their parents to do so, we heard him announce
Mave Moriarity. This lovely young lady was the
granddaughter of Mike Moriarity from Allemania
Lodge. The Master of Harmony Lodge, W∴
Livni, requested that Jerry Messina check on his
lovely Paige. We had her come up to the front
and she was such a pleasant young lady. This
year was particularly gratifying as three campers
came up to us after the race and thanked us for
coming up every year and doing the race. They
were extremely thankful that we bring trophies
as well and were very appreciative for our pres-
One of the winning Teams in the Masonic Yacht Clubs Great Sailboat Regatta at camp
The sailboats begin the Great Sailboat
Regatta on Round Lake
ence.
While up in Woodgate, at the beautiful Camp
Turk, we were able once again, through the generosity of Rose Sieb, able to give Molly a generous donation enabling her to put it towards the
purchase of something off the wish list. A very
special thank you to Rose for her kindness.
In October, the MYC will once again take part
in the annual Breast Cancer Walk at Jones
Beach. We have been doing this for a number of
years and if you would like to walk will us, please
join us at 6:45 at field 5 at Jones Beach. Please
remember that the ever popular East End land
cruise to the wineries is scheduled for October
24th. Reserve your spot on the bus and enjoy
the day with us. This is the perfect opportunity
to get to know about the MYC while enjoying a
fun time. We are always looking for new members and we encourage anyone who might be interested in joining to come to one of our meetings
or join us on one of our land cruises. This is the
only Masonic group that includes woman as
First Mates and are present at the meetings.
Their input is not only encouraged but greatly
appreciated.
Our new Commodore, Jeff Arist and the Past
Commodores welcome all suggestions for new
activities or how to improve existing ones.
Everyone’s input is not only welcomed but
strongly encouraged. This is your club and we
encourage participation by all its members. Our
Commodore and the Bridge will consider all suggestions and looks forward to hearing from you.
Many of the MYC members once again supported the Shriner’s Organization by volunteering to sell raffle tickets and CD’s at the “Who”
concert. The fundraising efforts go to support
the Shriners Hospitals for children. Their efforts
last year at the Eagle’s concert raised quite a bit
for this great cause. We thank these individuals
for their good works.
Please continue to keep Brother Uwe Enke in
your thoughts. He has been very happy to hear
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DDGM Jerry Messina, Bob Stein and Kathy
together with Jay Weinrich of
Uhland Lodge’s granddaughter Paige at
Camp Turk
Meeting Rooms Available Wed. Through Sun.
Catering Facilities for 15 to 600 Persons
Compliments of Plattduetsche Park Restaurant
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from brother Masons
and I’m sure he would
love to hear from you.
If you have an opportunity, give him a call
with your well wishes.
Congratulations to all
the members of the
MYC that recently received recognition at
their lodges honor
nights.
Congratulations
to
Caroline
Dunne, daughter of
Past Commodore Chris
Dunne and First Mate
Luann Dunne, and
Granddaughter of Past
Commodore Bob Stein
and First Mate Kathy as
she graduated from
high school and will begin a new chapter in her
life at the University of
Albany very shortly.
The Masonic Yacht
Club is registered with
Yachting Club of America and is listed in their
Reciprocity Guide. The
MYC is also listed on
the YCA’s Website. As
We found Mike Moriarity’s granddaughter,
Mauve, on one of the teams in the Great
Sailboat Race
a member of the Masonic Yacht Club, you
automatically become
a member of YCA, the
oldest existing Yacht
Club organization in
America. A Reciprocal
Courtesy Card will be
mailed to you with your
membership which entitles you to the use of
the facilities of all
member clubs. One of
the perks of being a
member of the MYC is
the Reciprocity Card.
Some of the members
reported that they have
used it recently and received great discounts.
They reported that it
can be used in numerous places and they
not only were able to
purchase dinner at
many Yacht Clubs but
they also received large
discounts for their
boats. This included
the first night free for
overnight stays, and
reduced prices for boat
dockage. I have enjoyed
wonderful
evenings and great
The Masonic Yacht Club presents Molly, the director of Camp
Turk, a donation for something off their wish list through the
generosity of Rose Seib
food at a variety of
clubs on Long Island.
It is a pleasure to be
able to utilize the reciprocity benefit for a
special evening out at a
beautiful location that
is not a public venue.
The Masonic Yacht
Club and its First
Mates Club is for nautically minded individ-
uals who enjoy an
evening
out
with
friends.
You do not
have to be a boat owner to enjoy and benefit
from membership in
this
organization.
Please attend one of
our meetings to experience what we are
about. For those out
there that are interest-
ed in learning more
about us, come to our
next meeting.
For
more information or
directions, call Bob
Stein
at
631-4226559. New shipmates
are always encouraged
to attend. Boaters and
non-boaters alike, we
Welcome You Aboard!
Socrates Masonic Lodge 595
Socrates 595, PO BOX 644 Oyster Bay, NY 11771-1401
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Socrates 595 - Dinner - Dance
Nov 8, 2015 - 5 p.m. Dinner - Wiener Musik
Tickets $110 - We Welcome Your Support!
Plattduetsche Park Ballroom 1132 Hempstead Turnpike
Franklin Square, NY 11010
Socrates 595 is a supporting member of the German Masonic Charity Foundation,
Grand Lodge NYS Brotherhood Fund and
sponsors boys & girls to youth Camp Turk.
Mail Donations to: Socrates 595, PO BOX 644 Oyster Bay, NY 11771-1404
Event Info: W∴ Bro. Horst Von der Lieth
Day: 717-658-5100 [email protected]
Compliments of Socrates Lodge #595
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DINNER DANCES & PARTIES
German Masonic Charitable
Foundation Inc.
Past Masters Ladies Brunch Sunday September 13th
Captain Bills - Bayshore
c/o GMCF Publishing
Committee
12-44C Clintonville St.
Whitestone, NY 11357
Trinity Lodge Friday, October 16th, 7:30 PM
at Captain Bill’s in Bayshore
Saturday - September 19th
58th Annual German-American Steuben Parade
Bus and all food will be provided by the German Masonic Charitable Foundation Inc.
as well as the float for the parade.
Breakfast from 9 AM to 10AM. Coffee and Donuts will be available.
Frühschoppen (Frisches Weissbier, warme Bretzeln, Weißwurst mit süßem Senf).
Bus will be leaving from Whitestone around 10:00 AM and
return to Whitestone after the Parade
where German food and refreshments will be served.
Grand Masters Ball Saturday, October 25th 6:30 PM
Russo’s on the Bay
Uhland Lodge Halloween Party Saturday, October 24th 7:30
at Castle Hill Bronx
Wednesday - September 30th
7 PM Brother Bring a Friend Night - Whitestone Masonic Hall
Annual Traubenfest / Octoberfest
11 AM to 6 PM
German Masonic Park - 120 Western Highway, Tappan, N.Y.
German Music - Food - Imported Beer - Vendors - Dancing
Masonic Yacht Club Wine Trip to North Fork
Saturday October 24th
October 23rd
Blood Bank Drive Friday - Whitestone 3:30 PM - 8:30 PM
DISTRICT DEPUTY VISITATIONS
Thursday September 10th
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Knickerbocker DDGM Official Visit – Grand Lodge
Monday October 5th
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Harmony DDGM Official Visit – Spark Hill
Tuesday October 20th
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Trinity DDGM Official Visit – Hicksville
Wednesday November 11th
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Socrates DDGM Official Visit – Matinecock
Monday November 23rd
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Wieland DDGM Official Visit - Whitestone
Thursday December 3rd
8:00PM – 11:00 PM Von Mensch DDGM Official Visit – Whitestone
Monday December 14th
8:00 PM – 11:00 PM Schiller DDGM Official Visit - Whitestone
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Sunday - October 4th
Masonic Yacht Club Cancer Walk Jones Beach
6:30 AM Sunday October 19th
Schiller Sister Circle Bus Trip to Octoberfest,
at Taj Mahal Atlantic City,
Saturday October 24th
Make Reservations with Bambi (718) 539-6735
Socrates 150th Anniversary Dinner Dance
Sunday November 8th
Plattduetsche Park at 5PM Dinner
Von Mensch Saturday, November 14th, 8:30 PM TBA
Sunday November 15th
German Masonic Charitable Foundation Inc. Semi-Annual Meeting
Whitestone Masonic Hall