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2010 Calendar of Events  

Saturday, June 26   8:00PM    Bananas Comedy Club  - This is our annual fund raiser thanks to the management of the Bananas Club at the Mercury Motel on Rte 9 in Poughkeepsie.  Tickets are $15 per person and the Lodge keeps all the proceeds for our charity efforts.  Friends are always welcome.  Call Bob Brickner for reservations at 845-462-7308.


Closed meeting - Wednesday July 7th @ 6:30 PM - at the Masonic Temple. Premeeting collation will be at 6:30 PM and the meeting begins at 7:15PM.

Wednesday, July 21   7:00PM at Dutchess Stadium:  Renegades vs the Staten Island Yankees - Tickets are $15.00 each for premium box seats with waitress service. Call Mort at 845-832-8632 to reserve your tickets.
Closed meeting - Wednesday August 4th @ 6:30 PM at the Masonic Temple. As usual, pre-meeting collation is at 6:30 PM and the meeting will begin at 7:15PM
Sunday, August 15   2:00 PM - Shadowlands Theatre, Ellenville, NY:  "The Marvelous Wonderettes"  a musical featuring your favorite hits of the 50's and 60's.

This is a professional Actors Equity theatre and  promises to be a fun show.  Tickets are only $19.00 each.  Call Bob at 845-462-7308 to reserve your tickets, since only a limited number will be ordered...don't get shut out.   A post-show dinner location is TBD...any suggestions will be welcome.




Dear Brothers,

  • On April 19th, we hosted the 72nd Pythian District meeting. 
  • On April 21st, we enjoyed a pot luck dinner followed by a trivia contest.  A good time was had by all. 
  • On April 27th, the Lodge's Charities Committee (Bob Brickner, Stu Chimkin, Herm London and CC Mort Plattner) met to develop a framework for charities selection this year.

Our 2010 Budget includes $5150 to be allocated to deserving charities vs. last year's budget of $3700. On Wednesday, 6/9/10, at our closed meeting, the proposed Charities Distribution for 2010 was presented to the membership. The charities chosen were approved unanimously and they are:


 Pythian Diabetes Research Fund   Smile Train 
 Miles for Hope  Literary Connections
 Alzheimer's Association - HV Chapter                                  Man-to-Man
 Mental Health America of Dutchess County  One Sight
Healing with Horses Make-a-Wish Foundation
 DC Outreach (Food Pantry) Hospice of Dutchess County
Grace Smith House   St. Francis Hospital Foundation
Vassar Bros. Hospital Foundation  

Minimum grant to any charity remains the same as last year, i.e. $150.

  • Please keep June 26th open for our annual Bananas Comedy Night.  More details to follow.  
  • Remember July 21st we have a ballgame. Renegades vs. Staten Island Yankees.  Premium box seats are now available for $15. 
        Mort Plattner
        Chancellor Commander
, Dutchess Lodge #860

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Line Officers:  
Chancellor Commander Mort Plattner
Vice Chancellor Ivan Kornreich
Prelate Russ Bock
Master of the Work Herm London
Master at Arms Terry Mills
Inner Guard Ethan Sherman
Outer Guards Jeff Delson, Ethan Sherman
3-year Trustee Jeff Delson
2-year Trustee Glenn Strang
1-year Trustee  
Grand Lodge Rep.  
Alternate Grand Lodge Rep. Bob Brickner