Trestleboard – September 2017

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From the east:

It seems like Summer started just a few short weeks ago, and we are now getting ready to go back to our September stated meeting in just a few short weeks.  The visitation season has already started and with RWDDGM Robert M. Porter at the helm we had a great time.  Thank you RW Brother Joe Beaumont for your services previously at the same position. We greatly appreciate it.
The brothers from John Albro lodge in Nova Scotia, Canada will be here to see us soon for a weekend of entertainment and brotherly fellowship in October.  We will be having a night of entertainment with a comedy show for $20 a person.
Over the summer we initiated two new brothers on their EA degree, and we are glad to have them working with Brother Gullett and Brother Webster as their mentors.
I am a strong believer in family first, so please make sure to take care of those who take care of you !
In Brotherly Love hope to see you at the next stated meeting.

Sincerely & Fraternally

Kenneth E. Ziehm, II W.M.

Mobil: 603 315- 1157

E Mail: ken@harmony-re.com

2nd District-Visitation Schedule

6:30 Dinner

Contact Master or Secretary for Reservations

7:30 Lodge opens

9/26/17 Washington #61

10/02/17 Pulpit Rock #103

10/11/17 St. Marks #44

10/19/17 Spicket #85

10/24/17 Ancient York #89

11/08/17 Lafayette Bible #41

11/29/17 Rising Sun #39

Grand Lodge – 2017 Lodge of Instructions

The District Lodges of Instruction of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of New Hampshire will be held for the year 2017 as follows:



District      Location
Sept. 9      Noon 8           Gorham
Sept. 9 Evening       6            Holderness
Sept. 16    Noon        4           Concord
Sept. 16    Evening  1          Portsmouth
Sept. 23    Noon      2           Nashua
Sept. 23    Evening      3          Milford
Sept. 30    Noon  7           Franklin
Sept. 30    Evening      5            Alton

Afternoon

Meal at 12:00, Grand Lodge Opens at 1:00

Evening

Meal at 6:00, Grand Lodge Opens at 7:00


A current Dues Card is required for admission to the Lodges of Instruction.

Important Lodge Events

Stated Meeting

Wednesday, Sept 20, 2017

6:15pm Dinner 7:30 pm Lodge Opens

Special Events

See Inside for 2nd District Visitations and Grand Lodge – LOIs

Can you cook? Test your culinary skills by signing up to cook a Stated Meeting Dinner this will help Brother Tim Marotte significantly.

Nashua & Other Masonic Family Dates:

Rainbow Stated – 1s & 3rd Thursdays

Nashua Assembly No. 9, International Order of Rainbow for Girls will meet at 7:00 pm.

Monday September 11, 2017 – York Rite Stated

Meridian Sun Chapter No. 9, R.A.M., Israel Hunt Council No. 8, R.&S.M. and St George Commandery No. 8, K.T. will hold their stated communication at 7:30pm.

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 –Ancient York Lodge

Will hold its Stated Communication at 7:30 pm, to be preceded by dinner at 6:30 pm.

Friday, September 22, 2017– O.E.S.

Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm.

Let’s Go To Lodge Tonight

My brother, let’s go to Lodge tonight

You haven’t been for years.

Let’s don our Lambskin Apron white

And sit among our peers.

I feel a kind of longing, see,

to climb those creaky stairs

I know it’ll be a thrill for me

to lay aside my cares.

We’ll meet the Tyler at the door

and though he’ll hesitate,

we’ll hear him say just as before,

Come in or you’ll be late.

I’d like to get out on the floor

Come on, let’s get in line

I want to face the East once more

And give the same old sign.

I want to hear the gavel rap

the Craftsmen to attention

and see the Master don his cap

a night without dissention.

So come! Pass up that picture show,

or your wrestling bout or fight

Switch off that TV set! Let’s go!

Let’s go to Lodge tonight.

Author Unknown

Masonic birthdays for September 2017:

Brother Years

Donald P. Phaneuf 9

Paul G. Bielawski 6

Christopher H. Fowler 6

Michael F. Rizzo 5

Scott A Smiledge-Farragamo 3

Stanley A. Norton 51

Michael Tibbetts 4

Jefferson K. Allen 40

Robert Rashkin 40

Michael W. Hogan 31

Keith Vaskelionis Jr. 31

Zoltan A. Retey 29

Michael F. Jean 27

Richard G. Coutoumas 17

Adam J. Freiband 10

Alan J. Sewell 7

 

 

Summer Dates 2017

Lets show our support for our DDGM our very own past master Robert Porter and try to make all the visitations this year starting Monday July 31 at Jewel Lodge 148 main st. Pembroke NN 03275

 

This years annual fishing trip will be on Saturday August 12th

Time – leave dock at 8am return back to dock at 4pm
            Carpool from Crosby’s parking lot at 6:00am
Cost:  $70 per person.  Includes Boat, bait and rod.
Captains Fishing – Newburyport, MA
If you are interested in attending please contact me asap grmart221@yahoo.com , as we only allow 50 people, and I believe we are at almost 40 right now.
Our Canadian Brothers wont be able to make it this August like normal but they will be visiting us in October instead just in time for the comedy night October 21st at our lodge $20 per person see Larry Gullet for more details
I hope you are all enjoying your summers look forward to seeing you all in September

 

June 2017

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Important Lodge Events

Stated Meeting – Hiatus Feast

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

6:15pm Dinner 7:30 pm Lodge Opens

8:00 Lodge Closes

Casual Attire – Bermuda Shorts & Hawaiian Shirts

Family & Friends Welcome

MM Degree

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

(if Entitled)

5:30 pm Lodge Opens 1st Section

6:30pm Dinner

7:30 2nd Section

ENTERED APPRENTICE Degree

Wednesday, JuLY 12, 2017

7:00 pm

ANNUAL DEEP SEA FISHING TRIP

Saturday, August 12, 2017

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Rising Sun Lodge #39, F&AM

196 Main St, Suite 16

Nashua, NH 03060

Phone: 603-882-4931

Kenneth E. Ziehm II, Worshipful Master

Email: worshipfulmaster@risingsun39.org

www.risingsun39.org

Nashua, NH 03060

Phone: 603-882-4931

Trestleboard – March 2017

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~ March 2017 ~

 

From the East

Thank you to all the brothers who attended lodge, and cooked last stated meeting, as well as the people who cooked the meal for Eastern Star. 

Please take just 5 minutes out of your day to just reach out and communicate with a brother you have not seen in a while or might be new to the lodge.   Brotherly love , Relief and Truth are our foundation and if we are not talking with each other on a regular basis we are unable to  fulfill the promises we have made to ourselves and each other.  If there is anybody out there in need, or sickness please let us know so we can help if possible.

 

Sincerely & Fraternally

Kenneth E. Ziehm, II W.M.

Mobil: 603 315- 1157

E Mail: ken@harmony-re.com

Important Lodge Events

Stated Meeting

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

6:15pm Dinner

7:30 pm Lodge Opens

2nd District Events

Masters Class

Thursday, March 23, 2017

LIGHT REFRESHMENTS 6:15 PM

MEETING 7:30 PM

Pulpit Rock Lodge #103 – Pelham, NH

Nashua & Other Masonic Family Dates:

Rainbow Stated – 1s & 3rd Thursdays

Nashua Assembly No. 9, International Order of Rainbow for Girls will meet at 7:00 pm.

Monday March 13 – Nashua York Rite Bodies

Will hold their Stated and Annual Communication at 7:30pm. Business will include election and installation of officers.

Tuesday, March 14, –Ancient York Lodge

Will hold its Stated Communication at 7:30 pm, to be preceded by dinner at 6:30 pm.

Friday, March 24, – O.E.S.

Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm.

Valley of Nashua Scottish Rite Degrees are coming up for the Spring Reunion – if you are interested in the Scottish Rite please see any member of the Valley of Nashua.

A BROTHER’S HAND

When you’re feeling all downhearted,
And life’s hard to understand,
Say, it’s fine to feel the pressure
Of a Brother’s friendly hand.

Just to know he sympathizes,
Though he doesn’t say a word;
How it starts your courage climbing,
As your heart is touched and stirred.

With an arm across your shoulders,
And a grip you love to find,
How it makes you feel the bounding
Of the hearts of humankind.

It is just a little token
Of an ever growing band,
For there’s faith and hope and courage
In a Brother’s friendly hand!

Brother George B. Staff

Masonic Quotes By Brothers

AN IRISH MESSAGE ON STONE

In 1860, at Limerick, Ireland, there was found in a small chapel a stone dated 1517 with the following inscription:

“I will serve to live with love and care, Upon the level, by the square.”


Dues

It was voted on during our September Stated Meeting that Lodge Dues will be going up to $105 for Rising Sun, combined with the GL Assessments for 2017 totaling $55 this brings the total to $160. Note that dues is due prior to the ensuing year. 2017 Dues is due on or before December 31, 2016


Can you cook? Test your culinary skills by signing up to cook a Stated Meeting Dinner

2nd Masonic District Officers

Right Worshipful Joseph J. H. Beaumont
District Deputy Grand Master

Right Worshipful Robert M. Porter
District Deputy Grand Lecturer

Worshipful Malcolm A. Wooff
District Education Officer

Need a Ride?
It was voted on during our September Stated Meeting that Lodge Dues will be going up to $105 for Rising Sun, combined with the GL Assessments for 2017 totaling $55 this brings the total to $160. Note that dues is due prior to the ensuing year. 2017 Dues is due on or before December 31, 2016
2016 ANNUAL DUES IS PAST DUE
2017 ANNUAL DUES IS DUE
You may pay via check, or electronically via the Rising Sun Website. You may also make donations electronically for specific funds as well.
Please see the Rising Sun Web site for details: http://risingsun39.org/

 

Trestleboard – February 2017

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~ February 2017 ~

From the East

First, Thank you to everybody, and more specifically Pilgrim Chapter No. 55, OES Rainbow Girls, Grand Lodge of NH, Past Masters, Brethren all, and my Family. I was a little awed at all the love shown and I hope to serve you well.

We are starting a new chapter, but let us remember that Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth are our foundation and we should be ever mindful in that pursuit. I would ask that in the next year you take 5 minutes out of every day and devote it to these three ideas, and just call up someone in your masonic family and connect with them in the way that only a brother can. The reason I am still here after all these years is that my top and bottom line signers and lodge officers would always call me before an event an invite me as a new mason.

Again Thank You all, See you at the next stated meeting, and if you know of someone in need or distress please let a line office know. If we don’t know, we can’t help!

Fraternally,
Kenneth E. Ziehm II, Worshipful Master
Attest: Brian J. Smith, PM Secretary

Important Lodge Events

STATED MEETING
WEDNESDAY – FEBRUARY 15, 2017
6:15PM DINNER – 7:30 PM LODGE OPENS

Nashua Masonic Family Dates

Rainbow Stated – 1s & 3rd Thursdays
Nashua Assembly No. 9, International Order of Rainbow for Girls will meet at 7:00 pm.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 – Ancient York Lodge
Will hold its Stated Communication at 7:30 pm, to be preceded by dinner at 6:30 pm.

Monday Feb 20, 2017 8:00 pm St. George Commandery No 8, K.T.
There will be a special meeting at the Temple in Nashua for all the members to discuss a plan to make your Commandery viable again. We have reached the tipping point and have to decide how best to move forward. We will be assembling in the card room, following the Scottish Rite rehearsal.

Friday, February 24, 2017 – O.E.S.
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm.

Masonic Birthdays – February 2017
Happy Masonic Birthday to the following Brethren:

Brother Years
Roger W. Gaskill 66
John G. Senter 62
Kenneth P. Blanchard 55
G. Raymond Palmer 48
Randy S. McMullen 33
Steven F. Maffee 31
David A. Barker 26
Shawn N. Jasper 26
William Luszey 25
Rock W. Romeo 24
Wayne R. Johnson 22
Anthony F. Phillips, Jr. 21
Thomas V. Mullen 16
Jason F. Ruimerman 14
Gregory W. Chenevert 11
Matthew A. Stanizzi 6

I wish each of the above Brethren a very happy Masonic Birthday, and invite them to join us at Lodge this month, so that I may personally extend my hand and best wishes.

Kenneth E. Ziehm II, W.M.
Attest: Brian J Smith, P.M., Secretary


Elected Officers – Rising Sun 2017

Worshipful Master: Kenneth Ziehm II
Senior Warden: Timothy Marotte
Junior Warden: Stephen Trachtenberg
Secretary: Brian Smith
Associate Secretary: Steve. Bahsler
Treasurer: Larry Gullett
Associate Treasurer: Kevin Bailey
Trustee: Ed Waible
Grand Lodge Rep: Michael Tebbetts

The Masonic core principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth

Freemasonry instils in its members a moral and ethical approach to life: it seeks to reinforce thoughtfulness for others, kindness in the community, honesty in business, courtesy in society and fairness in all things. Members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount but, importantly, Freemasonry also teaches and practices concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need. Freemasonry has at it’s heart the three core principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.

Brotherly Love. Every true Freemason will show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and will behave with compassion and understanding to his fellows.

Relief. From earliest times Freemasons have been taught to help those in distress without detriment to their dependents, and to give their support to outside charities.

Truth. Freemasons strive for truth both in their view of themselves and in their dealings with others. Masonry requires high moral standards and its members endeavor to uphold these principles in their public and private lives.

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Dues

It was voted on during our September Stated Meeting that Lodge Dues will be going up to $105 for Rising Sun, combined with the GL Assessments for 2017 totaling $55 this brings the total to $160. Note that dues is due prior to the ensuing year. 2017 Dues is due on or before December 31, 2016


Can you cook? Test your culinary skills by signing up to cook a Stated Meeting Dinner

2nd Masonic District Officers

Right Worshipful Joseph J. H. Beaumont
District Deputy Grand Master

Right Worshipful Robert M. Porter
District Deputy Grand Lecturer

Worshipful Malcolm A. Wooff
District Education Officer

Need a Ride?
It was voted on during our September Stated Meeting that Lodge Dues will be going up to $105 for Rising Sun, combined with the GL Assessments for 2017 totaling $55 this brings the total to $160. Note that dues is due prior to the ensuing year. 2017 Dues is due on or before December 31, 2016
2016 ANNUAL DUES IS PAST DUE
2017 ANNUAL DUES IS DUE
You may pay via check, or electronically via the Rising Sun Website. You may also make donations electronically for specific funds as well.
Please see the Rising Sun Web site for details: http://risingsun39.org/

Trestleboard – November 2016

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~ November 2016 ~

From the East

I heard we had a great and short meeting with not a lot of business in October. Thank you to Tim Marotte, Junior Warden for filling in for the Senior Warden and Myself as well as to the other officers and members who assisted! Your efforts are always greatly appreciated.

We have several important events coming up including our Thanksgiving Dinner in November, a Veterans Program in December and also our Visitation from our district officers on December 14th. I hope you can make each of these.

In December at our stated we will be voting for our new slate of officers to lead Rising Sun into the next phase. If you are a current officer, please ensure you are doing your best to ensure you are demonstrating you know your current role and you are prepared for your next role. If you are interested in becoming an officer or heading a committee please our Senior Warden, Junior Warden or myself.

Mini Guy MartineauFraternally,
Guy R. Martineau, W.M.
Mobile: 603.315.4454
Email: grmartineau@yahoo.com

Important Lodge Events

STATED MEETING
WEDNESDAY NOV 16, 2016
6:15PM DINNER 7:30 PM LODGE OPENS

SPECIAL EVENTS

THURSDAY, NOV 24, 2016
THANKSGIVING DINNER – 2:00 PM
4TH FLOOR – NASHUA TEMPLE

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016
Rising Sun Visitation
All officers required
all members for a great showing would be greatly appreciated.
6:30pm Dinner – 7:30pm Lodge Opens

Sunday, Dec 4, 2016
Veterans Program
2pm – Program Starts
4:30pm – Dinner

Sunday, Dec 11, 2016
(note: this date may change due to the veteran’s program)
Nashua Masonic Family Christmas Party
8am-11pm

Nashua Masonic Family Dates

Rainbow Stated – 1s & 3rd Thursdays
Nashua Assembly No. 9, International Order of Rainbow for Girls will meet at 7:00 pm.

Monday December 13, 2016–York Rite Stated
Meridian Sun Chapter No. 9, R.A.M., Israel Hunt Council No. 8, R.&S.M. and St George Commandery No. 8, K.T. will hold their stated communication at 7:30pm.

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016–Ancient York Lodge
Will hold its Stated Communication at 7:30 pm, to be preceded by dinner at 6:30 pm.

Friday, Nov 25, 2016– O.E.S.
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm.

Masonic Birthdays – November 2016
Happy Masonic Birthday to the following Brethren:

Brother Years
Christos J. Costaras 74
Allan M. Barker 69
Robert S. Mercer 69
Jesse F. Hall 65
Richard E. Gilson 58
Lewis H. Coronis 54
Stephen C. Norris 52
Earl S. Prolman 52
Robert E. Nicholson 50
Roland E. Miller 41
Reuben S. Streeper 38
Jon R. Widdowson 38
Christopher Robertson 35
Kenneth G. Cotter 27
Kenneth E. Patterson 18
Jonathan P. Ramsdell 9
Robert M. Marotte 7
Adam P. Shrey 7
William S. Horn 6
Leonard L. Perkins 6

I wish each of the above Brethren a very happy Masonic Birthday, and invite them to join us at Lodge this month, so that I may personally extend my hand and best wishes.

Guy R. Martineau, W.M.
Attest: Brian J Smith, P.M., Secretary


We thank thee

we-thank-thee


2nd District-Visitation Schedule

6:30 Dinner
Contact Master or Secretary for Reservations
7:30 Lodge opens
11/9/16 Lafayette Bible Lodge #41 Goffstown
12/2/16 Washington Lodge # 61 Manchester
12/5/16 Pulpit Rock Lodge # 103 Pelham
12/14/16 Rising Sun Lodge # 39 Nashua

The DDGL, RW Robert Porter will be contacting you shortly to advise you of the portions of the MM Degree that each Lodge will be responsible for; following the format of last year where each Lodge was responsible for a portion of the FC Degree.


Dues

It was voted on during our September Stated Meeting that Lodge Dues will be going up to $105 for Rising Sun, combined with the GL Assessments for 2017 totaling $55 this brings the total to $160. Note that dues is due prior to the ensuing year. 2017 Dues is due on or before December 31, 2016


Make no small plans for they have no power to stir the soul.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now!
Vince Lombardi

Action is eloquence.
William Shakespeare

Get Things Done !



Can you cook? Test your culinary skills by signing up to cook a Stated Meeting Dinner this will help Brother Tim Marotte significantly.


 

Rising Sun Lodge #39 – 2016 Officers
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During this Thanksgiving month, let us be ever mindful of the many blessings bestowed on us by our Divine Creator

2nd Masonic District Officers

Right Worshipful Joseph J. H. Beaumont
District Deputy Grand Master

Right Worshipful Robert M. Porter
District Deputy Grand Lecturer

Worshipful Malcolm A. Wooff
District Education Officer

Need a Ride?
It’s nicer when you’re there. Need a lift to Lodge? Give the Master or Secretary a call. We’ll get you a ride. Call Guy at 603-315-4454 or the temple at 603-821-5196.
2015 ANNUAL DUES IS PAST DUE
2016 ANNUAL DUES IS DUE BY 12/31/15
2017 ANNUAL DUES ARE COMING SOON

You may pay via check, or electronically via the Rising Sun Website. You may also make donations electronically for specific funds as well.
Please see the Rising Sun Web site for details: http://risingsun39.org/

Trestleboard – October 2016

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~ October 2016 ~

From the East

What a great meeting last month with a great meal provided by our Senior Warden, Ken Ziehm and two of our newest Master Masons – Kevin Bailey and Ron Vincent. Thank you to all who helped cook and clean up!

It is always great to see the lodge room full and I want to thank everyone for coming out. From the feedback I received it sounds like everyone thought the programs were extremely beneficial from our SW, Ken Ziehm and RWDDGL Bob Porter presenting responsibilities and expectations of officers and members to RW Brother Gaskill who gave us another truly amazing story on the history of Rising Sun Lodge.

I am asking all members to try to make it to the Open House and our Stated Meeting in October, as I will not be around and our Brother Junior Warden will certainly need assistance. Please come out and support him during my absence.

Mini Guy MartineauFraternally,
Guy R. Martineau, W.M.
Mobile: 603.315.4454
Email: grmartineau@yahoo.com

Important Lodge Events

STATED MEETING
WEDNESDAY, OCT 19, 2016
6:15PM DINNER 7:30 PM LODGE OPENS

SPECIAL EVENTS
WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2016
ENTERED APPRENTICE DEGREE
7:00PM

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 15, 2016
STATEWIDE OPEN HOUSE
SEE DETAILS INSIDE

Nashua Masonic Family Dates

Rainbow Stated – 1s & 3rd Thursdays
Nashua Assembly No. 9, International Order of Rainbow for Girls will meet at 7:00 pm.

Monday December 13, 2016–York Rite Stated
Meridian Sun Chapter No. 9, R.A.M., Israel Hunt Council No. 8, R.&S.M. and St George Commandery No. 8, K.T. will hold their stated communication at 7:30pm.

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016–Ancient York Lodge
Will hold its Stated Communication at 7:30 pm, to be preceded by dinner at 6:30 pm.

Friday, October 28, 2016– O.E.S.
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm.

Masonic Birthdays – October 2016
Happy Masonic Birthday to the following Brethren:

Brother Years
John R. Hilchey 56
Owen F. Walton 52
Richard J. Thompson 45
Joseph J. Beaumont 34
Brian J. Smith 34
Brian C. Turner 34
Frederick M. Raban 31
George P. Ivy 25
Steven E. Munzing 25
Dimitrios Katsioulis 21
Robert M. Porter 14
Michael A. Christopher 12
Norman W. Pelletier 11
John J. Dagianis 10
Stanley R. Heinrich 10
Pascal H. Corbinand 6
Jeffrey M. Lamontagne 6
John C. Woodrow 6
Anthony F. Zanichkowsky 6
Jonathan R. Bibeau 5
Mark E. McLaughlin 5
Robert A. Nolet Jr. 5
Stephen M. Trachtenberg 5

I wish each of the above Brethren a very happy Masonic Birthday, and invite them to join us at Lodge this month, so that I may personally extend my hand and best wishes.

Guy R. Martineau, W.M.
Attest: Brian J Smith, P.M., Secretary


Statewide Open House

Saturday, October 15, 2016
All are welcome!
200A Main Street, Nashua
8 – 10am
FREE Pancake Breakfast
First come, first served. 4th Floor.

10am – Presentation
A History of Masonry in Nashua and the Nashua
Masonic Building by Robert Bianchi of
Rising Sun Lodge. 3rd Floor, Lodge Room.

11am – Q&A Session
An open Q&A Session with representatives from
all of Nashua’s Masonic Bodies.
3rd Floor, Lodge Room.

1pm – Presentation
A presentation by Bro. Ryan Flynn of Ancient
York Lodge, discussing the operative origins of
Freemasonry in the middle ages.
3rd Floor, Lodge Room.

Tours of the building will be conducted and members will
be available to answer questions throughout the day. A craft
table for children will also be available on the 4th floor


2nd District-Visitation Schedule

6:30 Dinner
Contact Master or Secretary for Reservations
7:30 Lodge opens

9/14/16 – Jewell Lodge # 94 Pembroke
9/26/16 – St. Marks Lodge # 44 Derry
10/4/16 – Ancient York Lodge # 89 Nashua
10/20/16 – Spicket Lodge # 85 Salem
11/9/16 – Lafayette Bible Lodge #41 Goffstown
12/2/16 – Washington Lodge # 61 Manchester
12/5/16 – Pulpit Rock Lodge # 103 Pelham
12/14/16 – Rising Sun Lodge # 39 Nashua

The DDGL, RW Robert Porter will be contacting you shortly to advise you of the portions of the MM Degree that each Lodge will be responsible for; following the format of last year where each Lodge was responsible for a portion of the FC Degree.

Grand Lodge – 2016 Lodge of Instructions

The District Lodges of Instruction of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of New Hampshire will be held for the year 2016 as follows:

Date District Location
Sept. 9-Friday 5 Alton
Sept. 10-Saturday 8 Gorham
Sept. 16-Friday 3 Milford
Sept. 17-Saturday 4 Concord
Sept. 23-Friday 7 West Franklin
Sept. 30-Friday 2 Nashua
Oct. 1-Saturday 6 Ossipee
Oct. 7-Friday 1 Portsmouth

Meal at 6:30, Grand Lodge Opens at 7:30
Book Sales will be available starting at 5:30 PM

A current Dues Card is required for admission to the Lodges of Instruction.


Dues

It was voted on during our September Stated Meeting that Lodge Dues will be going up to $105 for Rising Sun, combined with the GL Assessments for 2017 totaling $55 this brings the total to $160. Note that dues is due prior to the ensuing year. 2017 Dues is due on or before December 31, 2016




Can you cook? Test your culinary skills by signing up to cook a Stated Meeting Dinner this will help Brother Tim Marotte significantly.


 

Rising Sun Lodge #39 – 2016 Officers
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2nd Masonic District Officers

Right Worshipful Joseph J. H. Beaumont
District Deputy Grand Master

Right Worshipful Robert M. Porter
District Deputy Grand Lecturer

Worshipful Malcolm A. Wooff
District Education Officer

Need a Ride?
It’s nicer when you’re there. Need a lift to Lodge? Give the Master or Secretary a call. We’ll get you a ride. Call Guy at 603-315-4454 or the temple at 603-821-5196.
2015 ANNUAL DUES IS PAST DUE
2016 ANNUAL DUES IS DUE BY 12/31/15
2017 ANNUAL DUES ARE COMING SOON

You may pay via check, or electronically via the Rising Sun Website. You may also make donations electronically for specific funds as well.
Please see the Rising Sun Web site for details: http://risingsun39.org/

Trestleboard – September 2016

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~ September 2016 ~

From the East

Happy September –

Hope you had a great summer – we had several family, fun, and community events that were fantastic.

Hope you were able to enjoy fun and sun with your family and friends.

Now it’s time to get back to work. Let’s try to finish this year strong.

Mini Guy MartineauFraternally,
Guy R. Martineau, W.M.
Mobile: 603.315.4454
Email: grmartineau@yahoo.com

Important Lodge Events

STATED MEETING
WEDNESDAY, SEPT 21, 2016
6:15PM DINNER 7:30 PM LODGE OPENS

WEDNESDAY, OCT 19, 2016
6:15PM DINNER 7:30 PM LODGE OPENS

SPECIAL EVENTS
SEE INSIDE FOR 2ND DISTRICT VISITATIONS AND GRAND LODGE – LOIS

Nashua Masonic Family Dates

Rainbow Stated – 1s & 3rd Thursdays
Nashua Assembly No. 9, International Order of Rainbow for Girls will meet at 7:00 pm.

Monday September 12, 2016 – York Rite Stated
Meridian Sun Chapter No. 9, R.A.M., Israel Hunt Council No. 8, R.&S.M. and St George Commandery No. 8, K.T. will hold their stated communication at 7:30pm.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 –Ancient York Lodge
Will hold its Stated Communication at 7:30 pm, to be preceded by dinner at 6:30 pm.

Friday, September 23, 2016– O.E.S.
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm.

Masonic Birthdays – September 2016
Happy Masonic Birthday to the following Brethren:

Brother Years
Donald P. Phaneuf 8
Paul G. Bielawski 5
Christopher H. Fowler 5
Michael F. Rizzo 4
Scott A Smiledge-Farragamo 2
Stanley A. Norton 50
Michael Tibbetts 3
Jefferson K. Allen 39
Robert Rashkin 39
Michael W. Hogan 30
Keith Vaskelionis Jr. 30
Zoltan A. Retey 28
Michael F. Jean 26
Richard G. Coutoumas 16
Adam J. Freiband 9
Alan J. Sewell 6

I wish each of the above Brethren a very happy Masonic Birthday, and invite them to join us at Lodge this month, so that I may personally extend my hand and best wishes.

Guy R. Martineau, W.M.
Attest: Brian J Smith, P.M., Secretary


Remembering September

Whenever September comes around
There’s a difference in the air

It’s hard to fathom what it is
You just somehow know it’s there

It may be days that are cooler
Or the activity of different birds

But there’s an exciting anticipation
That’s difficult to put into words

Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas
The upcoming holiday cheer

It may mean the closing of summer
Or the nearing end of another year

No matter what the reason
We have cause to remember September


2nd District-Visitation Schedule

6:30 Dinner
Contact Master or Secretary for Reservations
7:30 Lodge opens

9/14/16 – Jewell Lodge # 94 Pembroke
9/26/16 – St. Marks Lodge # 44 Derry
10/4/16 – Ancient York Lodge # 89 Nashua
10/20/16 – Spicket Lodge # 85 Salem
11/9/16 – Lafayette Bible Lodge #41 Goffstown
12/2/16 – Washington Lodge # 61 Manchester
12/5/16 – Pulpit Rock Lodge # 103 Pelham
12/14/16 – Rising Sun Lodge # 39 Nashua

The DDGL, RW Robert Porter will be contacting you shortly to advise you of the portions of the MM Degree that each Lodge will be responsible for; following the format of last year where each Lodge was responsible for a portion of the FC Degree.

Grand Lodge – 2016 Lodge of Instructions

The District Lodges of Instruction of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of New Hampshire will be held for the year 2016 as follows:

Date District Location
Sept. 9-Friday 5 Alton
Sept. 10-Saturday 8 Gorham
Sept. 16-Friday 3 Milford
Sept. 17-Saturday 4 Concord
Sept. 23-Friday 7 West Franklin
Sept. 30-Friday 2 Nashua
Oct. 1-Saturday 6 Ossipee
Oct. 7-Friday 1 Portsmouth

Meal at 6:30, Grand Lodge Opens at 7:30
Book Sales will be available starting at 5:30 PM

A current Dues Card is required for admission to the Lodges of Instruction.


September – by Hilaire Belloc

Lo! a ripe sheaf of many golden days
Gleaned by the year in autumn’s harvest ways,
With here and there, blood-tinted as an ember,
Some crimson poppy of a late delight
Atoning in its splendor for the flight
Of summer blooms and joys­
This is September.


 

2016 Annual Deep Sea Fishing Trip

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Great time with friends and family and tons of Fish!

2nd Saturday in 2017


Congrats Brother Bielawski and Janessa

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They tied the knot !!!



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Rising Sun Lodge #39 – 2016 Officers
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2nd Masonic District Officers

Right Worshipful Joseph J. H. Beaumont
District Deputy Grand Master

Right Worshipful Robert M. Porter
District Deputy Grand Lecturer

Worshipful Malcolm A. Wooff
District Education Officer

Need a Ride?
It’s nicer when you’re there. Need a lift to Lodge? Give the Master or Secretary a call. We’ll get you a ride. Call Guy at 603-315-4454 or the temple at 603-821-5196.
2015 ANNUAL DUES IS PAST DUE
2016 ANNUAL DUES IS DUE BY 12/31/15
2017 ANNUAL DUES ARE COMING SOON

You may pay via check, or electronically via the Rising Sun Website. You may also make donations electronically for specific funds as well.
Please see the Rising Sun Web site for details: http://risingsun39.org/

Trestleboard – June 2016

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Rising Sun Lodge #39 F&AM
open bible
Making a difference in our community since 1822
Masonic Trestleboard
~ June 2016 ~

From the East

Summer is upon us and that means great warm weather, family fun, and our last stated meeting before we go dark for our summer break. That means our Hiatus Feast, with RWB Larry Gullett’s famous pulled pork, casual attire, flip-flops, Bermuda shorts and Hawaiian shirts ! Please ensure you invite your family and our special ladies to this great meal and fellowship event – we will have a brief meeting to take care of some business for roughly 30 minutes then retire upstairs to enjoy each other’s company.

Thank you to Iouri for another great meal at our May stated meeting as usual he outdid himself again !

Thank you to those brethren that attended Grand Lodge and also the Nashua Assembly Fine #9 installation of officers! Congratulations to Maddy Going on her retirement as Worthy Advisor having served 7 terms! What a great job she has done revitalizing Rainbow in Nashua. Also, congratulations to the newly installed Worthy Advisor Jackie Desrosiers and her new slate of officers – I am sure we will see great things continuing to come out of Nashua Assembly!

Remember although we go dark, we will still have plenty of opportunity to get together this summer after our Hiatus Feast with a MM on June 22nd, the Nashua Fairytale Festival, the Fishing Trip and the trek up to Nova Scotia for our annual exchange !

If you know of any brother or special lady that needs assistance please let one of our officers know.

Mini Guy MartineauFraternally,
Guy R. Martineau, W.M.
Mobile: 603.315.4454
Email: grmartineau@yahoo.com

Important Lodge Events

STATED MEETING – HIATUS FEAST
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15, 2016
6:15PM DINNER 7:30 PM LODGE OPENS
8:00 LODGE CLOSES
CASUAL ATTIRE – BERMUDA SHORTS & HAWAIIAN SHIRTS
FAMILY & FRIENDS WELCOM

MM DEGREE
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22, 2016
(IF ENTITLED)
5:30 PM LODGE OPENS 1ST SECTION
6:30PM DINNER
7:30 2ND SECTION

SPECIAL EVENTS
NASHUA FAIRYTALE FESTIVAL
JULY 2016 – DATES FORTHCOMING

ANNUAL DEEP SEA FISHING TRIP
SATURDAY, AUGUST 13, 2016

TRASH PICKUP
SATURDAY, JUNE 11 – 9AM ALVIRNE HIGH SCHOOL
7:30AM BREAKFAST – COOKIES IN HUDSON

Nashua Masonic Family Dates

Rainbow Stated – 1s & 3rd Thursdays
Nashua Assembly No. 9, International Order of Rainbow for Girls will meet at 7:00 pm.

Monday June 13, 2016 – York Rite Stated
Meridian Sun Chapter No. 9, R.A.M., Israel Hunt Council No. 8, R.&S.M. and St George Commandery No. 8, K.T. will hold their stated communication at 7:30pm.

Tuesday ,June 14, 2016–Ancient York Lodge
Will hold its Stated Communication at 7:30 pm, to be preceded by dinner at 6:30 pm.

Friday, June 24, 2016– O.E.S.
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm.

Masonic Birthdays – June 2016
Happy Masonic Birthday to the following Brethren:

Brother Years
Robert B. Fletcher 60
Paul R. Josephson jr. 60
S. Jack Brenner 58
Donald E. Rowell 58
Ronald D. Weiss 57
Harold F. Bickford 44
Harry M. Willnus 37
John W. Herrholz 35
Raymond G. Ouellette 35
Stephen k. Bahsler 33
Treffley E. Sage 29
Ronald E. Carbary 28
John Callahan 21
Robert D. Jungkman 20
Leslie R. Hillier 19
Larry D. Gullett 18
Bruce S. Ricard 18
Dwight V. Cram 13
Gary T. Asselin Jr. 9
David W. Tauer 7
Robert A. Hardman 6
Kevin M. Janvrin 6
Iraklis H. Lazaridis 6
Edward M. waible 6
Michael A. Arnold 2
Daniel W. Leonard 2
Darren A. Stanizzi 2

I wish each of the above Brethren a very happy Masonic Birthday, and invite them to join us at Lodge this month, so that I may personally extend my hand and best wishes.

Guy R. Martineau, W.M.
Attest: Brian J Smith, P.M., Secretary


Come join in the fun with a trip to Halifax Nova Scotia!

Nova Scotia American Flags      Nova Scotia Canadian Flags
Departing on July 7th and returning on July 9th
We will be visiting John Albro Lodge # 122 on Sat the 9th where we will perform a Scottish Rite Public Play
ALL are invited to attend/watch

Nova Scotia Picture
The cost of Hotel per room per night approx $129.00, which includes full breakfast

PASSPORTS ARE REQURIED

Self- booking reservations under group name Rising Sun Lodge
Best Western 15 Spectacle Lake Drive
Dartmouth NS
Phone number 902 463-2000
On-line reservations at www.bestwestern.com group code Y83UJ7J9

For more information, please contact Larry Gullett 603 582-7233 or Guy Martineau at 603 315 4454


ECHOES
by Douglas Malloch

Fine men have walked this way before,
Whatever Lodge your Lodge may be;
Whoever stands before the door,
The sacred arch of Masonry,
Stands where the wise, the great, the good,
In their own time and place have stood.

You are not Brother just with these,
Your friends and neighbors; you are kin
With Masons down the centuries;
This room that now you enter in
Has felt the trod of many feet,
For here all Masonry you meet.

You walk the path the great have trod,
The great in heart, the great in mind,
Who looked through Masonry to God,
And looked through God to all mankind;
Learned more that word or sign or grip,
Learned Man’s and God’s relationship.

To him who sees, who understands,
How mighty Masonry appears!
A Brotherhood of many lands,
A fellowship of many years,
A Brotherhood so great, so vast,
Of all the Craft of all the past.

And so I say a sacred trust
Is yours to share, is yours to keep;
I hear the voice of men of dust,
I hear the step of men asleep;
And down the endless future, too,
Your own shall echo after you.


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Rising Sun Lodge #39 – 2016 Officers
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2nd Masonic District Officers

Right Worshipful Joseph J. H. Beaumont
District Deputy Grand Master

Right Worshipful Robert M. Porter
District Deputy Grand Lecturer

Worshipful Malcolm A. Wooff
District Education Officer

Need a Ride?
It’s nicer when you’re there. Need a lift to Lodge? Give the Master or Secretary a call. We’ll get you a ride. Call Guy at 603-315-4454 or the temple at 603-821-5196.
2015 ANNUAL DUES IS PAST DUE
2016 ANNUAL DUES IS DUE BY 12/31/15
You may pay via check, or electronically via the Rising Sun Website. You may also make donations electronically for specific funds as well.
Please see the Rising Sun Web site for details: http://risingsun39.org/

Threstleboard – May 2016

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Rising Sun Lodge #39 F&AM
open bible
Making a difference in our community since 1822
Masonic Trestleboard
~ May 2016 ~

From the East

April Showers have been scarce but Rising Sun is raining candidates and degree work. We are looking for individuals to learn the emblems for the MM degree history as we used to do in the past. If you are interested please see Larry Gullett or Jon Bibeau.

Congratulations to our 2 newest Master Mason’s Alexander Durden and Costin Barbu. We invite each of our newest Master Mason’s who have been raised in the last year to join us at Grand Lodge – it is the usual custom of the Grand Master to greet the newest members of our great fraternity.

To all – please consider making the venture up to Nova Scotia this July. We are in need of assistance and it would be great to have a wonderful showing in support of the fellowship we have shared for over 10 years with John Albro Lodge and our great friends there.

Finally, as Master and as a Member of Rising Sun, I find it incumbent upon me to challenge each of you to find a way you can assist your lodge. There are many tasks, duties, rituals and fundraising that needs your help. The benefits you and I have experienced in the degree work and fellowship are the direct result of sacrifice of those who sat in our seats over the past 194 years. What a great tradition !

Mini Guy MartineauFraternally,
Guy R. Martineau, W.M.
Mobile: 603.315.4454
Email: grmartineau@yahoo.com

Important Lodge Events

FC DEGREE (IF ENTITLED)
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016
WEDNESDAY, JUNE 8, 2016
7:00 PM LODGE OPENS

STATED MEETING
WEDNESDAY, MAY 18, 2016
6:15PM DINNER 7:30 PM LODGE OPENS

MM DEGREE
WEDNESDAY, MAY 25, 2016
(IF ENTITLED)
5:30 PM LODGE OPENS 1ST SECTION
6:30PM DINNER
7:30 2ND SECTION

GRAND LODGE
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 2016

MEMORIAL DAY PARADE
MONDAY MAY 30, 2016
RISING SUN LODGE WILL BE MARCHING IN THE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE IN NASHUA. THE PARADE WILL FORM AT HOLMAN STADIUM AT 9:45 AM AND START AT 10:30 AM. ALL MASONS WELCOME

Nashua Masonic Family Dates

Rainbow Stated – 1s & 3rd Thursdays
Nashua Assembly No. 9, International Order of Rainbow for Girls will meet at 7:00 pm.

Tuesday ,May 10, 2016–Ancient York Lodge
Will hold its Stated Communication at 7:30 pm, to be preceded by dinner at 6:30 pm.

Saturday May 14, 2016-Ancient York Lodge Special – Ancient York Lodge will be exemplifying the Master Mason Degree at Jenks Lodge No. 24. 50 Pleasant St, Pawtucket Rhode Island from 4:00 pm – 9:00 pm. For further info contact master@ancientyork89.org

Friday, May 27, 2016– O.E.S.
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm.

Masonic Birthdays – May 2016
Happy Masonic Birthday to the following Brethren:

Brother Years
Mark A. Marden 56
Creighton L. MacKinley 54
Archie S. Mobley Jr. 52
Peter M. Shulkin 47
Stephen Kolesnik 41
Kenneth W. Juttner 38
Robert G. Bianchi 30
Albert R. Anctil 29
John W. Jackson 22
Matthew H. Hoffman 12
Robert P. Cate 10
Eric A. Fischer 10
Gregory R. Hovagim 10
Ryan B. Gartley 8
David O. Hunt 8
Christopher L. Richter 8
Jacon B. Weisberg 8
Christopher J. Busby 7
Brian M. Anderson 5
John B. Burns 3
Michael T. Rhodes 3
Alexander J. Woodrow 3

I wish each of the above Brethren a very happy Masonic Birthday, and invite them to join us at Lodge this month, so that I may personally extend my hand and best wishes.

Guy R. Martineau, W.M.
Attest: Brian J Smith, P.M., Secretary


 

Come join in the fun with a trip to Halifax Nova Scotia!

Nova Scotia American Flags      Nova Scotia Canadian Flags
Departing on July 7th and returning on July 9th
We will be visiting John Albro Lodge # 122 on Sat the 9th where we will perform a Scottish Rite Public Play
ALL are invited to attend/watch

Nova Scotia Picture
The cost of Hotel per room per night approx $129.00, which includes full breakfast

PASSPORTS ARE REQURIED

Self- booking reservations under group name Rising Sun Lodge
Best Western 15 Spectacle Lake Drive
Dartmouth NS
Phone number 902 463-2000
On-line reservations at www.bestwestern.com group code Y83UJ7J9

For more information, please contact Larry Gullett 603 582-7233 or Guy Martineau at 603 315 4454


THE LIVING TEMPLE
The Canadian Craftsman – March 1898

Rich was the Temple framed of old,
Of Hermon’s cedars, lined with gold,
By princely architect of Tyre:
And bright the flames of sun and fire,
Built many an hundred years ago,
In Ind or Western Mexico.

By fabrics formed by human hand,
Though they in noblest grandeur, stand
On lofty pillars, rich and rare.
Of burnished gold, can ne’er compare
With living temples, pure and fine,
Built by the Architect Divine.

Let us, who live in latter days,
To God a nobler temple raise,
With cornerstone deep laid in youth.
While knowledge, temperance and truth,
In all their fair proportion bind
That noble temple of the mind.

Let fortitude the basis be
And high resolve the plethory;
The stones shall be of reason’s proof,
Celestial love shall form the roof,
And prudence at the threshold stay
To drive each vagrant guest away.

Within shall seven pillars shine,
The purest product of the mine;
Religion, honor, gratitude,
Nor shall the moon and stars by night
Withhold their kind and needful light,
That your work may be finished here
When the Grand Master shall appear.


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Rising Sun Lodge #39 – 2016 Officers
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2nd Masonic District Officers

Right Worshipful Joseph J. H. Beaumont
District Deputy Grand Master

Right Worshipful Robert M. Porter
District Deputy Grand Lecturer

Worshipful Malcolm A. Wooff
District Education Officer

Need a Ride?
It’s nicer when you’re there. Need a lift to Lodge? Give the Master or Secretary a call. We’ll get you a ride. Call Guy at 603-315-4454 or the temple at 603-821-5196.
2015 ANNUAL DUES IS PAST DUE
2016 ANNUAL DUES IS DUE BY 12/31/15
You may pay via check, or electronically via the Rising Sun Website. You may also make donations electronically for specific funds as well.
Please see the Rising Sun Web site for details: http://risingsun39.org/