E-Communic@tion of Stewart Manor - St. Albans Lodge
No. 56, F. & A. M. , State of New York

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      Dear Brethren:
You are cordially and Fraternally encouraged to attend the 4,507Th
Stated Communication of Stewart Manor - St. Albans
Lodge No. 56 F. & A. M. to be held at the Rockville Centre
Masonic Hall (a.k.a. Scottish Rite building) 28 Lincoln Avenue, Rockville Centre, N.Y. 11570
click here for a map
on:

Friday, September 4Th, 2015 AT 8:00 P.M.
We will be meeting for the transaction of such business as may
regularly and constitutionally be brought before it.

Pre-meeting dinner @ 7:00 and Social time starts just before that.
Please RSVP if attending the dinner.

Coffee & cake after the meeting.

Sideliners Dress: "Business"

Officers Dress: "Business"            Past Masters: Aprons & Jewels

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      Dear Brethren:
You are cordially and Fraternally encouraged to attend the 4,508Th
Stated Communication of Stewart Manor - St. Albans
Lodge No. 56 F. & A. M. to be held at the Rockville Centre
Masonic Hall (a.k.a. Scottish Rite building) 28 Lincoln Avenue, Rockville Centre, N.Y. 11570
click here for a map
on:

Friday, September 18Th, 201 AT 8:00 P.M.
We will be meeting for the transaction of such business as may
regularly and constitutionally be brought before it.

Pre-meeting dinner @ 7:00 and Social time starts at 6:30.
Please RSVP if attending the dinner.

Coffee & cake after the meeting.

Sideliners Dress: "Business"

Officers Dress: "Business"

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      Dear Brethren:
You are cordially and Fraternally encouraged to attend the 4,509Th
Stated Communication of Stewart Manor - St. Albans
Lodge No. 56 F. & A. M. to be held at the Rockville Centre
Masonic Hall (a.k.a. Scottish Rite building) 28 Lincoln Avenue, Rockville Centre, N.Y. 11570
click here for a map
on:

Friday, October 2Nd, 2015 AT 8:00 P.M.
We will be meeting for the transaction of such business as may
regularly and constitutionally be brought before it.

Pre-meeting dinner @ 7:00 and Social time starts just before that.
Please RSVP if attending the dinner.

Coffee & cake after the meeting.

Sideliners Dress: "Business"

Officers Dress: "Business"            Past Masters: Aprons & Jewels

W.·.Robert M. Getschel, D.S.A.        R.·.W.·.Robert A. Capriotti,
Secretary                             Master



FROM THE EAST

      Brethren,

Brethren, Congratulations to all the newly elected officers!
It was a great year. I want to thank you all for your
support. It made it a great learning experience. Even though
I am saddened to leave the East, I learned a lot and am
thankful for being able to have the opportunity.

I wish the incoming Master and his line the best of
luck and as you were there for me this year, I will be there
to help you with what ever you need.

Again I want to thank you all for the chance
to serve you as Master of our lodge.

“Nothing is foolproof to a sufficiently talented fool."

Sincerely and Fraternally, W.·.Harrison Greene ~ Past Master.

FROM THE WEST

I hope everyone had a GREAT time
at our 4,500Th meeting celebration.

      Fraternally yours,

W.·.James Gelzer ~ From the West.



ST. ALBANS V.A. VISITATION

For those of you who don’t already know, the Masons of Second Nassau, Queens
and especially Stewart Manor - St. Albans Lodge, volunteer our
time for the Veterans of our namesake
‘Veterans Home and Extended Care Center’ -
St. Albans.”

Conveniently located just about 5 miles from our old
Masonic Temple in Floral Park, off Linden Blvd. (near 178th St.)

We meet as a group once a month, on the 2nd Sunday,
every month. The residents enjoy playing a few friendly games
of BINGO, talking and having coffee and cake served to them
afterwards. They all go away with gifts, chits (money for the gift shop)
and a smile on their face J . So will you, if you come.

If you think you, your “significant other” & even our Widows
can spare about 3 hours (Between the hours of about 1:45PM - 3:15PM)
just once a month for our Veterans -
give me a call!
I might even be able
to pick you up along the way (depending on where you live).

Sincerely & Fraternally, Bro. Robert Getschel,
Masonic V.A. Representative for the State Home @ St. Albans.


MASONIC {CHILD} I.D.

Please Look through the Dates To Remember section below for ID sessions
that YOU can help out with.

If you are interested in helping out next time, or if you want to put on an
I.D. session at work, or through a school, church, etc., contact
the Second Nassau I.D. Chairman
and he will help you to
help the community with this worthwhile project.


FROM THE SECRETARY

      Brethren,

Please remember to add your Lodges secretaries address to your
“Change of address form” that you file with the
post office when you move. Thank you!

Members of Lodge 56: You have an e-mail address?
Please email the secretary and ask to have the lodges meeting minutes
sent to you after each meeting so you can know what you may have missed.

As always, if paying your dues poses a problem, drop YOUR Secretary a note!

CONTACT ME TODAY ~ (just click here to E-mail me)

Thank you.

Sincerely and Fraternally,
W.·.Robert M. Getschel, D.S.A., Secretary.



SICKNESS, DISTRESS & JOY - Lodge 56

The Father of W.·.Bryan W. Heffernan, William Heffernan, died on or about March 17, 2012.
Condolence cards can be sent to Bro. Bryan at: 1422 Oakwood Road, Coatesville, PA 19320

Bro. James G. Schneider, Jr. passed away on October 23rd, 2011
from a heart attack. He was Initiated on 2/20/98, passed to the
degree of Fellowcraft on 3/20/98 and Raised to Master Mason
on his birthday: May 1st, 1998. He was 51 years old.
He was Master of the lodge twice, for the term 2004-05 & 2005-06.

Bro. Donald G.Bennett Passed away on August 4th, 2011.
He was born December 7th, 1915. He was Initiated 2/2/62,
Passed on 2/16/62 & Raised 4/6/62 in what is now Stewart Manor - St. Albans Lodge No.56.
He was honored with a Masonic and Fire Department service.
In a few months he would have been a Mason for 50 years.

Brother Vincent Kleemann died on December 18, 2010 at the age of 102.
He was Raised in 1941 and was just shy of 70 years of service.

Widow, Gloria Parnes passed away November 20, 2010. She was buried the next day.

Mother of Brother Kenneth E. Kalberer, Joan, passed away on or about November 20Th.
Her funeral was on November 23, 2010. An Eastern Star service was done.

Father of Brother Richard Giordano, Lou, passed away on November 22Nd, 2010.
He had a long fight with pancreatic cancer.

At the 2010 Annual Supreme Council of the Scottish Rite proceedings, our
very own, W.·.Robert M. Getschel, D.S.A., was elected to be
elevated to the 33º. This prestigious honor makes him an honorary member
of the supreme council
, of the A.A.S.R. in the N.M.J.
Congratulations !

Mrs. Jean Harrison, died on Friday, April 17, 2009.
It was unexpected.
She was the wife of a Mason, Bro. Bruce Harrison and the mother of a our own Brother, Robert Harrison.

R.·.W.·.Arthur J. Sacktig passed away on March 20, 2009.
He was Master in 1976.
He was 90 years old and was a Mason for 58 years.

Bro. William L. Cutrone passed away
on or about February 23, 2009.
He was 79 years old and was a Mason for 42 years.

R.·.W.·.John Dethlefsen passed to that house not made with hands,
eternal in the heavens, on 2/5/09 @ 11PM.
John took his Entered Apprentice Degree on 2/17/50,
Passed to Fellowcraft 3/17/50
and was Raised to Master Mason 4/21/50.
He was 90 years old and was a Mason for 58 years.

Bro. Elton Trenn, DSA had a defibrillator installed in his chest.

Bro. Bob Getschel’s 18 year old son, Bobby passed away in his sleep
on June 15th, 2007. He had a heart proplem since he was 12,
with open heart surgery when he was 13 - although he was
just at his Dr. and everything looked fine.
(see below "IN MEMORIAM - DISTRICT WIDE AND BEYOND" for more details).

Please keep this site posted !



SICKNESS, DISTRESS & JOY ELSEWHERE IN AND AROUND THE DISTRICT

( Most info is from the past Notices and may be out of date by the time you read this
but a call or a card wouldn't hurt in most cases)

Please keep me posted !

Bro. Edward Feldstein & his wife, Amy (Matinecock Lodge)
had a child, a boy: "Bodhi Saxton Feldstein"
Born on July 23, 2009.
CONGRATULATIONS! .

Bro. Jimmy Dunn & his wife, Martha (Matinecock & Floral Park Lodge)
had their second child, "Christopher James"
Born on Feb. 9, 2009.
8 Lbs & 22 inches. CONGRATULATIONS! .

Keep our Masonic Family in your Prayers. A card helps too!
Do YOU know of any sickness or shut-ins?

Pass on the information !
We cannot pass on any NEWS that we do not HAVE.


IN MEMORIAM - DISTRICT WIDE AND BEYOND

Bro. Edward McGoldrick, Sr., DSA (Floral Park Lodge)
Passed to that house not made with hands: September 30, 2011.
Condolences to: his widow, Maryann, 80-35 Springfield Blvd.,
Apt.6L Queens Village, NY 11427

R.·.W.·.Richard's father (Reliance Lodge)
R.·.W.·.Lou Giordano, Passed to that house not made with hands: November 22, 2010.
Condolences to: his widow, Chetta Giordano, 103 - 45 96th Street, Ozone Park, NY 11417

Bro. Keith Allison's father (Mineola Lodge)
Passed to that house not made with hands: December 11, 2009.
Bro. Keith's Stepfather also passed the day before, Dec. 10.
Condolences to: 118 Lincoln Ave., Mineola, NY 11501

Bro. Medric G. DeHoog (Stewart Manor - St. Albans Lodge)
Entered Apprentice: 1-19-60
Fellowcraft: 2-16-60
Raised a Master Mason: 3-1-60
Passed to that house not made with hands: 11-10-07
He was 80 years old. ~ Condolences to: Lorraine deHoog
27010 Grand Central Pky, Apt.8P
Floral Park, NY 11005-1108

Bro.Mike Brollys wife, Charlotte has passed to that house not made with hands
on October 9th. Loving mother of Erin and Nelson. In lieu of flowers,
donations in Charlotte's memory can be sent to the Brain Tumor Society.

Sister Gloria Hess, (Mineola OES) wife of our Organist, Bro. Curtis,
passed away on Thursday, June 21, 2007.

Bro. Bob Getschel’s 18 year old son, Bobby (Pilgrim Chapter DeMolay)
passed away on June 15th, 2007
from Myxoid Mitral Valve with Mitral Valve Insufficiency,
Cardiomegaly & Cardiac Dilation
- ("Natural Causes") in his sleep.
He was a DeMolay member & Past Master of his Chapter 3 times.


~ May their souls rest in everlasting peace ~



DATES TO REMEMBER IN AND AROUND SECOND NASSAU

  • Saturday, July 25Th, 2015 - Order of the Eastern Star Annual Pilgrimage to the OES campus in Oriskany, NY.

  • Sunday, August 9Th, 2015 - starting at 11:00am the first of what we hope in an annual event, Nassau District BBQ. In Eisenhower Park, Merrick Ave and Stewart Ave, East Meadow, New York 11554
    All masons, their families and of course our masonic widows are invited ~ and there is no cost, but if you plan on bringing any food please let us know so we don’t end up with too much. There will be food, beverages, desert, games for the kids, raffles and a 50/50.

  • Sunday, August 9Th, 2015 - Please note the change: We will be NOTdoing our monthly 'Second Sunday B.I.N.G.O' today at St. Albans Veterans Home. Instead, we will be doing it this month on Sunday, August 23rd. Hope you can join us then!

  • Sunday, August 23rd, 2015 - We will be doing our monthly 'Sunday B.I.N.G.O' at St. Albans Veterans Home, off Linden Blvd. in St. Albans, NY. We start at 2:00 PM on the main floor. All Masons, their Family and Friends are Welcome. That's the "Vets Home" building today (the newer building in the rear) - please show up by 1:50 PM.

  • Wednesday, September 9Th, 2015 - Floral Park Chapter, No. 726 Order of the Eastern Star, All Master Masons Welcome, 8PM, @ the Floral Park American Legion Hall, 15 Elizabeth Street. Our Chapter's "Welcome Back Dinner" 6:30 ~ Tickets are only $15 in advance.

  • Saturday, September 12Th, 2015 - Deputy Grand Master's Town Hall Meeting Kings and Queens Districts, Hosted by The Ninth Manhattan District. You are cordially invited to attend the Deputy Grand Master's 2015 Town Hall Meeting hosted by RW Jeffrey Williamson, Deputy Grand Master. This informal meeting is held annually to provide the Deputy Grand Master the opportunity to inform the Brothers of our Districts of his plans for our Fraternity during his term as Grand Master. Time will be provided for questions and answers from the Brethren. Refreshments will be provided by the attending Districts and will be in the form of a Tailgate Lunch. Time: 3PM, Location: Whitestone Masonic Temple, 149-39 11th Ave, Whitestone NY Dress Code: Jacket and Tie. Kindly RSVP by September 8th RW Jerry Messina, 9th Manhattan @ gerardmessina@aol.com or 1-718-909-1700 RW Joe Saglimbene, Queens District @ iron1057@aol.com or 1-347-307-3867

  • Sunday, September 16Th, 2015 - Reliance Lodge No. 776 will return to Coney Island for another action-packed ball game. Join us as the Brooklyn Cyclones face the Hudson Valley Renegades. Get there early for the giveaway! First 1,500 kids in attendance get a free backpack! Also the day is listed as "Selfie Sunday", "Salute to Sandlot Baseball", and "Superhero Sunday". T he game starts at 5 PM, but the gates open at 4 PM. ALSO - Kids can run the bases at the end of the game! However, ALL attendees from our group will get a free cap. Tickets are only $15 per person! Food, drink, and parking are reasonably priced compared to a game in The Bronx or Corona. A good time will be had by all, guaranteed! Please contact Bro. Garrett Taverna at GARRETTTAVERNA@gmail.com or (718) 640-6172 for more information and to purchase tickets. CUTOFF DATE is AUGUST 5th.

  • Saturday, September 26Th, 2015 - Empire Court No. 4. Order of the Amaranth Cordially invites you to attend The Official Visit of H.L. Susan Johns Greenfield, Grand Royal Matron of New York, Accompanied by SK Steve Joyce, Grand Royal Patron at the Grand Lodge of New York, 71 West 23rd Street, New York , NY 10010.

  • Wednesday, December 17Th, 2015 - Emera Chapter No. 661, Order of the Eastern Star, All Master Masons Welcome, 8:00 PM @ the Kismet Shriners Hall, 18 West Nicholai St., Hicksville. DD Visit.

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