On December 9th 2018 Deposit Lodge #396 held their Sunday Breakfast and hosted the Southern Tier Masonic District’s Child Safety Identification Program. Many children were processed and those families are now extremely happy to know that their kids now have a “safety net” in case of the unexpected or unimaginable!
The brothers of Deposit Lodge were wonderful hosts - welcoming all their guests and children! I personally encourage everyone to visit the Deposit Lodge as it’s an early lodge who’s charter was signed by none other than DeWitt Clinton, our 14 time Past Grand Master and “Father of the Erie Canal!”
Parallel to the Deposit event, Aiello's Italian Restaurant in Whitney Point is hosting “Photos with Santa” & The Masonic Child ID Program this coming Wednesday night (12/19/18) from 5PM-8PM. A huge “Thank You” goes out to our Masonic Brothers, Charles and Vincent Aiello for volunteering to host the event and their generous contribution to the Southern Tier MSID Program – This program is completely funded by private donations.
Brothers Carl Northrop and Nicholas Glassman of Round Hill Lodge #533, along with Rob Schoonmaker and Marty DeVault (Santa Clause) of St. Mark’s Lodge #435 were also on hand to volunteer.
Please consider giving just a little bit of your time to help the MSID Program. Just ask any Brother who has volunteered in the past and they’ll tell you from experience – “When you look at yourself in the mirror, you’ll see the true reflection of an upright man and Mason!"
~Brother John C. Darrow Binghamton Lodge #177 F. & A. M.
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Freemasonry.....think about it. In the Southern Tier, we have a long history of vibrant and active lodges. Some with beginnings in the mid-1800's. From Deposit in the east, to Vestal in the west then north to Oxford and New Berlin - you will find one our 13 lodges that make up the district, right in your neighborhood.
If you have ever wondered who we are, we are teachers, salesmen, lawyers, laborers, business owners, engineers, etc; We are your neighbor. If you have ever wondered what we do, we take good men and make them better men. How? History, research and education. Charity, fellowship and families. https://discovermasonry.com What do we support? Among other things; medical research, https://www.mmrl.edu/ and kids, https://www.campturk.org/.
I am honored to serve as District Deputy Grand Master for the 2018-2020 term and to work along side the balance of the Leadership Team; Nicholas Glassman, Grand Steward; Robert Rogers, Assistant Grand Lecturer; and Mark Loughran, Assistant Grand Lecturer.
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