Yearly Archives: 2010

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2010 Holiday Party

Category : 2010 News

Brotherly love was the theme for this year’s holiday party. Present officers and brothers, Past Masters and widows, spouses and children were all in attendance. Held at the Port Washington Elk’s Hall, the room was nicely decorated, warm and cozy. It was the perfect spot for the brothers to break bread together, share stories and just have a nice time. There was holiday music, video games for the kids, food aplenty and a special gift bag for each family donated by the W. Carlos Marques. As nice as it was to be home, sharing the love and harmony of brotherhood was the true spirit of the evening. Special thanks to our Junior Warden, Bro. David Pierri, as he made the party that almost wasn’t – a huge success.


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Stormy ID

Category : 2010 News

Inclement weather didn’t stop the brothers of PPW #855 from setting up and running a NY Masonic Safety Identification Program booth at the Town of North Hempstead’s 6th Annual FamilyFest.

Even though the skies were cloudy and rain was imminent, we managed to give out CD-ROMS and ID’s that contained the digital photographs, a complete set of digital fingerprints, and critical information for 111 children, adults and seniors.
Not only did we give out this material for free, we also gave each registered child a free “Beanie Baby” as well as free children’s books. As seen in this letter-

“Dear Jeremy,

On behalf of the Town of North Hempstead and the Business & Tourism Development Corporation thank you for the wonderful booth you erected and staffed. What a fantastic concept to put parents minds at ease when there is so much to worry about these days. Not only did you provide a service but you made the process exciting. I hope you will be able to join us again next year. Our event will be on Sunday, September 18th, 2011.

Many thanks once again,

Louise Fishman
Business & Tourism Development Corp.”

– the Town was very appreciative. We look forward to doing this event again.


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Centennial Jamboree

Category : 2010 News

boyscoutIn celebration of the 100th anniversary of Scouting, the Boy Scouts of America hosted a Centennial Jamboree at Eisenhower Park in East Meadow on Saturday and Sunday October 30th and 31st.

Close to 3,000 Scouts attended and camped out in the park in an extravaganza of exhibits and activities including log hauling, tomahawk throwing and pioneering and navigation skill courses, as well as a Halloween Costume Parade.

In true Masonic form, brothers from all around Nassau and Queens attended the event to provide ID’s to the scouts and their siblings. In the end, over 180 children were ID-ed with a great showing of brothers.


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2010 HarborFest

Category : 2010 News

On Sunday June 6th, the brothers of PPW #855 participated in the 20th annual HarborFest Dock Day and Craft Festival by giving out free mini CD-ROM’s and laminated ID cards containing critical information in the unlikely case that a child should go missing. This year we ID’ed over 120 children. The parents were very grateful and the line was 30 families deep. If it wasn’t for the weather, we probably would have registered more. The lodge has been participating for the last few years and looks forward to keeping the tradition and serving the community for the years to come.

Special thanks go out to Mr. Robert Pearl and family of Port Washington. The Pearl family made a charitable donation of over 200 “Beanie Babies”. Every child that was registered by the lodge received a free stuffed animal.nymsid pearl_family


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Testimonial Dinner

Category : 2010 News

Brothers from PPW #855 attended the 2nd Nassau Testimonial Dinner honoring the R.W. Alberto G. Cortizo -District Deputy Grand Master and R.W. Bob M. Flesher – Our Grand Lodge Staff Officer. Dinner and drinks were held at the Milleridge Inn Carriage House. A fun time was had by all.