Message from the East

AIM OF DESIGN: growth through introspection and retrospection from esoteric and exoteric ideas and principles veiled by Masonic symbolism.

As the summer comes to an end, we brother Masons return to a place representing that beautiful temple with its winding stairs and magnificent Chambers and resume our labors as such. We will promote Freemasonry in a proactive manner and do good for others which makes ourselves better. We always hear the expression which claims that “Freemasonry makes good men better”. I would tend to say that instead, “Freemasonry gives good men the tools to become better”. This year we will have discussions to have the individual brother reflect on masonry and himself while enjoying the valued opinions of others. There are so many ways to educate in Freemasonry that it will be hard to pull back every veil in detail.

Let us ponder this question: how good is it to have access to the best tools of the world, if we do not know how to use them in an applied way to show ourselves, that the wages we receive from our beloved craft are plentiful? We must actively use MENTORING as an important key to having successfully raised brother’s flourish and become leaders in the lodge (as well as in society) and Pay It Forward, not only for the growth of the future of the craft but for himself. He will be the light that leads the way, he will be the pillar of strength for the Prospect and newly-made Masons and he will guard the gate ensuring that to the best of his abilities, will be able to carve and make his true mark on the beautiful life he is creating by the outline of the master designer.

I strive to bring our fraternity, district and lodge closer by using our mutual recognition with the Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge 4th District to build a stronger Masonic network and promote brotherly love, education and most of all FELLOWSHIP. I believe there are things to learn from each other as well as concordant bodies of our beloved craft. I urge brothers to come down to the lodge to visit and meet the new brothers and prospective men that will soon petition. Traveling my brothers is also an important right and true privilege we as Masons need to do more within and out of our lands. it helps us use our customs and courtesies and as to establish friendships and form relationships in and outside the lodge.

With zeal and love for the craft,

W Anthony Walsh

Suffolk #60 Cigar Dinner

Saturday October 27, 2018 – 7pm

60.00 perspn

includes premium Cigars

Prime Rib Dinner, including roasted potatoes, asparagus, pumpkin pie desert, tap beer, wine, soda, and coffee.

Cash bar available

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From the Secretaries Desk Sep-Oct 2018


Looking forward to seeing you all for another great Masonic year. I hope the the summer kept you all well, and that you all enjoyed all that we had on our beautiful island.

Fraternally Yours,

Bro. Peter J. Psyllos


From the East Sep-Oct 2018

Greetings from the East,

My Brothers I hope you are enjoying your summer. I want to thank all the brothers and our families, for all the help making our barbecue a success. It was great to see everyone and our children enjoying the day. We even had a guest appearance from our very own Jewish cowboy Bro. Meyer Segal. I want to thank the Great Architect for holding back the rain so that we could enjoy a wonderful day of fellowship.

I want to thank Bro. Wayne Lossee for putting together an evening at the lodge and for discussing Masonic values. I all in attendance enjoyed it.

I think it was a great idea. Beginning in September I plan on opening the lodge on the second Tuesday of each month allowing you my brothers to come to lodge and discuss any topics you would like. It is also and opportunity for any brother who would like to work on ritual or learn the chairs.

Looking forward, we will confer the Fellowcraft degree September 18. Starting time will be 7 PM. We will be hosting in conjunction with Dongan Patent Lodge #1134, the Apron Presentation for our own R:.W:. Matthew Dinizio, DDGM R:.W:. Kevin McCauley. Looking forward to seeing all my brothers in September.

Fraternally Yours,

W:. Daniel Dunbar

From the West Sep-Oct 2018

Aug. 22, 2018 – The North Star program is having a class for all Brothers going to the East. The class is required to become Master.

Sept. 4th, 2018 – Our first meeting of the year. This meeting will be a “Rusty Brother” night. Come and recollect what you need to remember for the Lodge (in case you are a bit rusty on the opening and closing of the Lodge).

Sept. 18th, 2018 – We will be hosting a Second Degree for 2 Brothers from our Lodge and 2 Brothers from Peconic Lodge. Please make and effort to be there.

We had a great turnout for the BBQ! Thank you all who attended. Enjoy the rest of the summer and stay safe. See you in September!


R:.W:. John Findlay

From the South Sept-Oct 2018


I hope that you have had a relaxing summer with family, friends and loved ones! I know that it definitely flew by quickly as we start a new Masonic year. We had a very fun and successful Lodge BBQ at the end of July which all who attended enjoyed the day and fellowship! I look forward to working with all of you in the quarries of Free masonry! God bless you, your family, the Fraternity & May God Bless the United States of America!

Fraternally Yours,

W:. Mike Sokel

From the East May-June 2018

Greetings From the East,

My Brothers this is our last communication before going dark; I can’t believe it went so fast!

Starting with our 150th celebration officiated by our Most Worshipful Jeffrey M. Williamson; we conferred all three degrees on our own, qualifying us once again for the Meacham award, well done my Brothers!

We raised two new Brothers and initiated two.

We hosted the Grand Lecturer R:.W:. Richard Kessler who gave a very compelling explanation on opening and closing on the different degrees. So much so that I had our lodge closed on the first degree, allowing our new initiates to stay in Lodge for closing and walking out with their new Brothers.

My Brothers once again, Riverhead Lodge held up its reputation for having fine collation. For that a very large thank you goes out to Brothers Dominic Peppaceno and George Staudt.

I want to thank W:. Larry Pfaff and all the Brothers for their time and effort in conferring degrees.

I look forward to seeing you all at the Stated Communication  May 15th, for our annual election.

My Brothers enjoy your summer, continue spreading the beneficent influences of our time-honored fraternity.


Fraternally Yours,

W:. Daniel Dunbar

Worshipful Master

From the West May-June 2018


Remember on Friday the 27th is the district dinner so if you haven’t gotten your tickets by now you’re out of luck and you will have missed a super night; the new Grand Master to be will be there and you will be square.

The Grand Lodge annual meeting is May 7th & 8th. That means that we will have the election of officers on the 15th of May so know it’s your time to stand up and be counted.

If everything goes well and our candidates become proficient, there is a chance that we could have a 2nd on a night not a meeting in June before we go dark.



R:. W:. John Findlay

Sr. Warden

From the South May-June 2018


The Masonic year is coming to a close and we are about to go dark for the summer. We have the Suffolk District dinner this week at Polish Hall and our annual Grand Lodge Communication the 7th & 8th of May.

I would like to thank Brother Dominic Peppaceno and Brother George Staudt for cooking delicious meals for our meetings. The Lodge appreciates you, My Brothers!

Enjoy the summer months with family, friends and loved ones while continuing to search for further light. Always strive to be better than you were the day before! May God bless you, our Fraternity, your family and this great nation!!

Fraternally Yours,

Brother Mike Sokel

Jr. Warden

From the Secretary’s Desk May-June 2018


This Masonic year went by so fast! Thank you to all the Brothers that helped make my job as secretary easy; without your help and guidance it would have felt like a chore!

I hope everyone enjoys their summer, and I hope to see you all at our annual BBQ this July 22nd.

Fraternally Yours,

Peter J. Psyllos