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Carteret 2235 | Colonia 2282| East Brunswick 2370 | Edison 2487 | Metuchen 1914

New Brunswick 324 | Piscataway 2414 | South Amboy 784

South Plainfield 2298 | Watchung Hills 885| Woodbridge 2116

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District Leaders

Francis J. Decibus PSDGER

Stephen J.Terrible PSP Peter D. Smith PSP

District Dignitaries

Carol Bonura VP

Betty Bellanca DDGER

 Patrick McDonnell CDST



About our Site

We would like to welcome you to the Central District web site, the most read website in the State. Here you will find information on what's going on in the District. From District meetings, Lodge meetings which are on the links above, to when the next Lodge event is. If there is a Lodge event you would like to post on the calendar, just click on "District Author". Or if your e-mail is not setup to do that, no problem; here is my e-mail address This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Note: make sure you put your event in subject field of your e-mail so I know its for the website.

Thanks for visiting our website.

Central District Author Scott Dunham PER



Vice President message for March 2019


     The Central District was well represented at the Peer Leadership Program in Long Branch.  All had a great time and are looking forward to attending next year.  Great job done by District Drug Awareness Chair PVP Dennis Kopik and all the lodge chairs.

     The State Hoop Shoot Contest was held at the So. Plainfield HS and  Central District contestant Carol Escanillas from the Edison Lodge #2487, won 1st Place in the Girls U12-13.  Carol moves on to the Regional Shoot in Wilkes Barre, PA.  The Central District wishes Carol the best of luck at the Regional Shoot Contest.

     There will be a District Wide Initiation on Tuesday, March 12, 2019 at the Carteret Lodge #2235 at 7 PM.  Presently, there are 26 Candidates waiting initiation in the Central District.  This is a chance to get these Candidates initiated before the end of this Fraternal year.

     On Sunday, March 3, 2019 the District Elections will be held at the Edison Lodge #2487 at 2 PM.  One vote will be cast for PER Dan Dezaio for District Vice President for the Fraternal year 2019-2020.  Come out and show your support and congratulate PER Dan.

     Congratulations to PER James Kopcho on his appointment as the Central District Deputy-Designate for the Fraternal year 2019-2020.  Jim did an excellent job as the Central District Ritual Chair and I know he will have a great year as the DDGER.  

     Congratulations to the Piscataway Lodge #2414 Ritual Team on winning 1st Place at the State Ritual Contest at the Long Branch Lodge #742.  Great job done by ER Jack, The Team of Officers, District Deputy-Designate Jim Kopcho and PER Judy Galambos.  Best of luck in St. Louis!


VP Carol Bonura




Message from the District Deputy GER – March 2019

It is amazing that we are almost at the end of our fraternal year for 2018-2019.  I want to thank all the Officers of the Central District for their hard work and support of all the Grand Lodge Programs.  As of 2/24/19 the District has donated $22,257.  Most Lodges have already met their per capita but there are few that still have the month of March to catch up, so I would encourage you to put a push on for donations to ENF.  You are all doing a fantastic job with the grants. To date the total received is $83,500.  Fantastic job, keep up the good work!

Membership is always a hot topic.  As of 2/24/19 we have 26 candidates awaiting initiation.  Please make every effort to get them in before March 31, 2019.  Remember we don’t want any candidates in CLMS after March 31, 2019.  Also, we still have 183 delinquent members.  As mentioned many times previously, it’s time to reach out to their sponsors and/or references to see if they can help. You never know what their reasons are for not paying and a simple phone call can go a long way.  Let’s try to get that number down and show a plus in membership for the Central District.

I wish all Officers elect and designate the best of luck during the 2019-2020 fraternal year.  One of the first order of business for newly installed Exalted Rulers is to complete the Lodge Committee Chairperson List.  The completed worksheet is no longer required to be mailed; all information must be filed online.  You and your Secretary should have received a letter and sample form from Grand Secretary Bryan Klatt.  Deadline for filing is April 15th.  Secretaries – you have received alerts in CLMS regarding updates for the following.  Exalted Ruler and Secretary names – even if they are the same, they need to be input again; Lodge information must be updated and PER list needs to be checked.

A huge congratulations goes out to Piscataway Lodge #2414 for coming in 1st place at the State Ritual contest.  The Officers did an exemplary job and my best wishes to them as they get ready to represent the State of New Jersey at the National Ritual Contest at the Grand Lodge convention in St. Louis.

Congratulations to Dan DeZaio, Metuchen Lodge #1914, who’s bid for Vice-President is uncontested.

Congratulations to District Deputy Designate Jim Kopcho from Woodbridge Lodge #2116.

Respectfully submitted

Betty Bellanca

District Deputy Grand Exalted Ruler


Congratulations to Piscataway lodge for winning the State Ritual contest



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