On Tuesday, October 3rd, W Robert Florio and the Brothers of Old Town Lodge #908 attended the School of Instruction hosted by Riverhead Lodge #645. While in attendance, the Brethren were able to abscond with the Suffolk Masonic District’s Traveling Gavel! Congratulations to Old Town on the successful steal! Who will get it next? Stay tuned….


While visiting family in Salt Lake City, W Terry Maccarrone of Connetquot Lodge #838 in Sayville toured the Grand Lodge of Utah and attended a meeting of Argenta Lodge #3. The Grand Lodge building boasts four ‘themed’ Lodge rooms, as well as a Theater for Shrine & Scottish Rite, a dedicated meeting room for Royal Arch, and a large catering room for special events and dinners, as well as office and museum space.


Continuing its tradition of Traveling and supporting Masonic events throughout the Metropolitan Region, Brothers of the Suffolk Masonic District attended the First Capitular District Festive Board, which was held at Grand Lodge on Wednesday, November 29th. The well-attended event was a resounding success and enjoyed by all.

RW Peter Stokke presented with official portrait

On Monday, November 6th, W Robert Florio of Old Town Lodge #908 was joined by Suffolk Masonic District officers and Grand Lodge dignitaries to present RW Peter Stokke with the official portrait for his term as Grand Lodge Staff Officer. Congratulations to RW Stokke!  (Pic., l. to r.: RW Al Cortizo, Junior Grand Warden; RW Jeffrey Santorello, District Deputy; RW Peter Stokke; RW Steven Rubin, Deputy Grand Master; W Robert Florio, Master of Old Town Lodge; and RW Robert Licata, Grand Sword Bearer.)

Nassau & Suffolk Masons Lay Holiday Wreaths

On Saturday, December 16th, Brothers of the Nassau and Suffolk Masonic Districts gathered together at Long Island National Cemetery and Calverton National Cemetery to volunteer with Wreaths Across America. This marks the third consecutive year that the Brothers have volunteered for this fantastic event. During the year, Wreaths Across America sells holiday wreaths through its website and via sponsoring organizations for placement on the Veterans graves at our national cemeteries throughout the country.

Suffolk District Youth Groups Acknowledged



During the Annual Visitation of the District Deputy to Jephtha Lodge #494, Suffolk’s local youth groups were in attendance, completing excellent presentations for the visiting Brethren and Ladies. Recognizing the importance of our Masonic Youth and the tremendous impact they have on local charitable efforts & their adherence to Masonic values, RW District Deputy Jeffrey Santorello congratulated those in attendance, while also thanking the Brothers and Ladies who volunteer to mentor them.