MSID Pumkin Park at AdventureLand Farmingdale NY Oct 27th

Come visit all of the Goblin and Gouhls at this year’s Pumpkin Park at Adventureland in Farmingdale NY Oct 27th 10am to 4pm.

The Masons of the 7th Manhattan District are hosting a Child ID event. So if you have time on Saturday October 27th, between 10a – 4p, come help us out and bring your family and come in costume. Over twenty local businesses will have “houses” on treat street for your kids to trick or treat on. All the rides will be running. This is going to be another great Halloween event at Adventureland.

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2012 Seventh District Foundation Gala

The Annual Seventh District Foundation 2012 Gala 

This year the Seventh District Foundation will be honoring R.W. William J. Thomas, Deputy Grand Master of the Grand Lodge and his Wife, Susan Thomas.

This Black Tie event is a great opportunity to learn more about the Foundation and meet the many organizations we serve through our philanthropy.

Tickets are $125 each. Please make your reservation by calling the Seventh District office at 212-675-4850.

Journal Ads are also available. Please call Bro. Robert Parry for more information at 212-675-4850 or via email at


Brethren and friends,

The gala will go on as scheduled next Thursday. The Woodlands has power and transportation should be at normal levels by Monday. the club has given us till Monday for final counts so please R.S.V.P. by Monday if you haven’t already done so.

Let’s go out and have a great time!

We really need it after a really tough week.

Robert E. Silver

A message by D.D.G.M. R:.W:.Bruce Zayde of the Seventh Manhattan

A message to my Brethren:

Anyone who has seen any of the late night talk shows or has visited a comedy club will certainly have heard the line, “Oh man, that’s a tough act to follow,” after a performer walks on stage following a particularly brilliant performance, and those of you who know me may have heard me utter those very words in assuming the District Deputy Grand Master role for our district following in the footsteps of my predecessor,   R∴W ∴William (Bill) H. Sohni.

Bill has personified the ideals of Masonry from so many perspectives that it’s almost impossible to list them all. To name but a few, there’s kindness, intelligence, knowledge, leadership, tolerance, and limitless Masonic love. Bill has always been there for me and has continually demonstrated his belief that being a good Mason means being a strong and impassioned leader, but at the same maintaining the qualities of a warm and compassionate man. It’s rare to find a “can-do” man, a man who’ll role up his sleeves and get in the trenches with you when you need him as Bill will. Bill is also a man who doesn’t know the meaning of the word “no” when a Masonic task needs to get done, or when a problem facing a Brother or Lodge needs immediate action. Bill has added an amazing and indelible stamp to our district, and yes he is indeed a tough, really tough act to follow.

Nevertheless, I believe that each of us who ultimately assumes the role of District Deputy Grand Master brings a unique vision to the job, which is coalesced from a multitude of life’s experiences. No two individuals will find the same means to resolve a given issue as we each bring our own understanding to the common and uncommon problems with which we’re inevitably faced.

I strongly support the Grand Master’s message, which will be discussed in some detail during my official visits to the lodges in our district, and will strive to the best of my ability to encourage the practice of the highest precepts of brotherhood and personal evolvement consistent with the teachings of our beloved craft.

I deeply appreciate the trust invested in me by my district Brethren, an honor that I deeply treasure and cherish, and hope to deliver on the promise of the highest level of compassionate leadership consistent with the greatness of our craft to the “Charitable 7 th.”


R∴W∴ Bruce Zayde, District Deputy Grand Master of the Seventh Manhattan Masonic District (2012-2014)

Masonic Safety ID Boy Scouts Oct. 13th THUNDERBIRD GAMES CROTON POINT NY.

To: All Masons, Seventh District
Subject: Masonic Safety ID for Boy Scouts Thunderbird Games
Location: Croton Point Park (booth location available at information desk)
Date: Oct 13 th 2012
Time: 10 am to 4pm
(Directions included)

We have set up a Masonic safety ID for the Boy Scouts on Saturday Oct 13th 2012 10 am to 4 pm. This is a huge event for the Scouts and 5000 kids are expected to turn out. The Scouts love our MSID program because it offers value for parents purchasing tickets. The cost goes to support Westchester / Putnam Council Boy Scout activities. In the past we have provided 200 ID kits in a day. It all depends on manpower. WE NEED YOUR HELP!

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