Trestleboard – March 2016

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Masonic Trestleboard
~ March 2016 ~

From the East

What a busy year so far, many thanks to all who supported our lodge. Especially to Ken Ziehm, Steve Bahsler, Larry Gullett, Dennis Webster, Joe Beaumont and all the rest who made our Fellowcraft Degree happy this past month while I was traveling. It looks like it will be the same case in March for the FC on March 9th as I will be traveling again for work.

We are very busy with degree work, fundraisers and activities – what a wonderful thing being a Mason is in this world. Look to the beehive my brothers – be industrious and find new ways to improve yourself in masonry. Be active and be part of our wonderful fraternity and family.

What a great presentation on the beginning of our lodge and Rising Sun’s Charter by our newly installed Lodge Historian, RW- Roger W. Gaskill who served our lodge for 47 years as secretary and is still running strong finding new ways to help. I look forward to the continuation and part 2 of Rising Sun from Brother Gaskill.

We also have our trip to Nova Scotia coming up in July, please see Larry Gullett or myself. It would be great to see a great showing this year ! Can we reach 40 Masons in attendance for this? I think we can – clear your schedules now.

March will surely be a busy month – please consider coming to the degree work and stated meeting which will include light, fellowship and fun. It continues to be a great spectacle seeing the sidelines full !

May God Bless and the Luck of the Irish be with you !

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

Important Lodge Events

EA DEGREE
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 6, 2016
7:00 PM LODGE OPENS

FC DEGREE (IF ENTITLED)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016
7:00 PM LODGE OPENS

STATED MEETING
OPENING ON MM DEGREE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016
6:15PM DINNER 7:30 PM LODGE OPENS

MM DEGREE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016
5:30 PM LODGE OPENS 1ST SECTION
6:30PM DINNER
7:30 2ND SECTION

2ND DISTRICT EVENTS
MASTERS CLASS
THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016
PULPIT ROCK LODGE #103 – PELHAM, NH

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

Monday March 14 – Nashua York Rite Bodies
Will hold their Stated and Annual Communication at 7:30pm. Business will include election and installation of officers and a discussion about the future of the York Rite in Nashua. Can it survive?

Friday, March 25, 2016– 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.

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

Brother Years
Carl B. Cudhea 67
Davis P. Thurber 67
Charles H. Farwell Jr. 65
Paul K. Geddes 60
Alton M. Hopkins 58
Roland N. Petersen 55
Gerald K. Classon 49
George D. Van Dyke 49
Courtney R. Sargent 48
Roland F. Young Jr. 48
Richard C. Clifton 40
George J. Louzek Jr. 38
C. Wayne Libby Jr. 37
Robert G. Hampton 34
Maurice J. Cloutier Jr. 33
Thomas E. Spencer 33
Robert A. Maffee 32
Thomas A. Maffee 32
Roger J. Pellerin 30
Carey L. Wallace 30
Kurt M. Markarian 28
Paul F. Matthews 27
William M. Martin 19
Donald J. Campbell 17
Clement G. Hartley 17
William R. Kime 17
Raymond R. Russell Jr. 17
Guy R. Martineau 13
Kenneth E. Ziehm III 12

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 will have a special presentation during our March meeting for our newly raised Master Masons – I encourage all to attend who have not had the opportunity to see Brother Tom Rizzo perform The Candle Light Charge also known as the Canadian Charge.

For the program we will open on the Master Mason degree and shortly after open up the meeting to any Fellow Crafts and Entered Apprentices if in attendance.

On Yonder Book Charge -written by M.W. Benjamin L. Hadley, P.G.M. (sometimes referred to as the “Candle Light Charge”), also, The Mason’s Vow and The Mason’s Pledge were published in The Poetry of Freemasonry 1876 by Rob Morris and again in 1885. The Mason’s Vow contains the refrain “On Yonder Book that Oath I took…etc.”

DO YOU JUST BELONG?
Are you an active member
the kind that would be missed
or are you just contented
that your name is on the list?

Do you attend the meetings
and mingle with the flock
or do you stay at home
and criticize and knock?

Do you take an active part
to help the work along
are you satisfied to be
the kind that “JUST BELONG”?

Do you ever go and visit
a member that is sick
or leave the work to a few
and talk about the clique?

Think this over, member,
you know right from wrong
are you an active member
or do you “JUST BELONG”?

By Joseph Servocky

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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/

Trestleboard – February 2016

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~ February 2016 ~

From the East

Congratulations to the newly installed suite of officers for Rising Sun Lodge for the next year. I look forward to the plans and achievements they will make to our lodge during their tenure. I would ask that each member give their full support to each of them as they progress towards the Oriental Chair !

Congratulations to Lenny Perkins who led a fantastic presentation and discussion on Integrity and its ties to Freemasonry. Thank you to Larry Gullett who discussed the upcoming Nova Scotia trip in July as we venture northeast for what I believe is our 12th exchange with John Albro Lodge and our family there. This year’s trip will include a play that Mason’s and their significant others can both attend. It is sure to be a fun filled weekend with education and great friendships.

We have a very busy year coming up and congratulations to our two new Fellowcrafts who are already working on their lessons and progressing forward. We have an EA degree on February 3rd, FC on February 10th (if entitled), and a MM on February 24th which is our inspection from the DDGL. Please consider coming out to support our new brothers as they progress and enjoy some great times with your brethren.

Not sure how you can help your lodge? We have many activities and tasks that we are working on to help make our lodge stronger so future generations can benefit from it as we have.

Finally, with it being February and Valentine’s Day approaching, remember your loved ones and remind them how much you care about them and why. Happy Valentine’s Day and God Bless !

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

Important Lodge Events

EA DEGREE
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016
7:00 PM LODGE OPENS

FC DEGREE (IF ENTITLED)
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 10, 2016
7:00 PM LODGE OPENS

STATED MEETING
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 17, 2016
6:15PM DINNER 7:30 PM LODGE OPENS

MM DEGREE
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24, 2016
5:30 PM LODGE OPENS 1ST SECTION
6:30PM DINNER
7:30 2ND SECTION

2ND DISTRICT EVENTS
MASTERS CLASS
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 2016
LAFAYETTE-BIBLE #41, GOFFSTOWN

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 9, 2016–Ancient York Lodge
Will hold its Stated Communication at 7:30 pm, to be preceded by dinner at 6:30 pm.

Friday, February 26, 2016– O.E.S.
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm.

Masonic Heart Flag

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

Brother Years
Roger Gaskill 65
Philip L. Hall 62
John G. Senter 61
Kenneth P. Blanchard 54
G. Raymond Palmer 47
Randy S. McMullen 32
Steven F. Maffee 30
David A. Barker 25
Shawn N. Jasper 25
William Luszey 24
Rock W. Romeo 23
Wayne R. Johnson 21
Anthony F. Phillips Jr. 20
Thomas V. Mullen 15
Jason F. Ruimerman 13
Gregory W. Chenevert 10
Matthew A. Stanizzi 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

Valentine’s Day Fun Facts
Here is the most enjoyable and unbelievable collection of Valentine’s Day Fun Facts. Share these fun facts with your friends to amaze them this Valentine Day.

  • More than 36 million heart-shaped boxes of chocolate are sold for Valentine’s Day each year.
  • On average, men shell out $130 each on candy, cards, jewelry, flowers and dates. That’s more than double what women commit to spending.
  • About 8 billion candy hearts will be produced this year; that’s enough candy to stretch from Rome, Italy to Valentine, Arizona 20 times and back again.
  • About 1 billion Valentine’s Day cards are exchanged in US each year. That’s the largest seasonal card-sending occasion of the year, next to Christmas.
  • Worldwide, over 50 million roses are given for Valentine’s Day each year.
  • Women purchase 85% of all valentines.
  • In order of popularity, Valentine’s Day cards are given to teachers, children, mothers, wives, sweethearts and pets.
  • 73% of people who buy flowers for Valentine’s Day are men, while only 27 percent are women.
  • Men buy most of the millions of boxes of candy and bouquets of flowers given on Valentine’s Day.
  • In the Middle Ages, young men and women drew names from a bowl to see who their valentines would be. They would wear these names on their sleeves for one week. To wear your heart on your sleeve now means that it is easy for other people to know how you are feeling.
  • The Italian city of Verona, where Shakespeare’s lovers Romeo and Juliet lived, receives about 1,000 letters addressed to Juliet every Valentine’s Day.
  • Richard Cadbury invented the first Valentines Day candy box in the late 1800s.
  • Alexander Graham Bell applied for his patent on the telephone, an “Improvement in Telegraphy”, on Valentine’s Day, 1876.
  • The oldest surviving love poem till date is written in a clay tablet from the times of the Sumerians around 3500 BC.
  • In Medieval times, girls ate unusual foods on St Valentine’s Day to make them dream of their future husband.

These fun facts are brought to you courtesy of www.stvalentinesday.org

Lodge Welcome to the Ladies
It is in our hearts, dear sisters,
While the Mason’s chain is bright,
To give our warmest welcome
To the best beloved, tonight;
To the wife, so fondly cherished,
To the daughter, sister, true,
To the faithful, tenderhearted—
Shall I say the word?—to you.

We acknowledge countless blessings
From the Bounteous Hand above;
Our bond was first cemented
By Divine assent and love;
We are grateful, truly grateful,
For all gifts He doth bestow,
But our warmest thanks are given –
Shall I say the word? – for you.

Our brotherhood is countless,
From the East unto the West;
In every land, and clime, and tongue,
They range among the best;
And every man a hundred miles
On frosty sod will go,
To give you help, or win a smile –
Shall I say the word? – from you.

Then hail! Adoptive Masonry,
That brings us here together;
May manly arms ‘round lovely forms
Protect from Stormy weather;
And when, adown the hill of life,
Our tottering feet shall go,
May our weary steps be comforted –
Shall I say the word? – by you.

By Brother Rob Morris

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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.

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/

Trestleboard – January 2016

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

From the EastI

Brethren – as we finish 2015 and say good bye to some fond memories and some of our Masonic Brothers, I would like to thank each of your for the efforts you have put forth both in lodge and in your own lives to represent Rising Sun and Freemasonry !

Congratulations to all of the officers for 2015 and I look forward to working with each of the officers in 2016 in continuing to build our lodge, making it more sustainable for future generations. Special thank you to Roger Gaskill for his over 50 years of service as Secretary and Associate Secretary! Rising Sun is truly fortunate to have such a jewel within our lodge and I look forward to having him as our Lodge Historian ! Part of his role will be to continue to assist the Secretary and newly elected Associate Secretary.

We have a busy schedule coming up in the beginning of the year with an EA degree on January 6th and February 3rd as well as a FC on January 13th.

Our trip to Nova Scotia this year will be the weekend after the 4th of July and is promising to be another great time of fellowship with our friends northeast of us. We invite each of you and your significant other to join us !

I hope each of you have enjoyed some well-deserved time off during the holiday season and I would like to wish each of you a Happy New Year that is filled with love, health, happiness, and prosperity !

2015 as Worshipful Master has been a wonderful year filled with accomplishment, fellowship, love, and challenges. I look forward to 2016 with even greater success!

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

Important Lodge Events

STATED MEETING
ANNUAL AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
6:15PM DINNER 7:30 PM LODGE OPENS

EA DEGREE
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2016
7:00 PM LODGE OPENS

FC DEGREE (IF ENTITLED)
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016
7:00 PM LODGE OPENS

EA DEGREE
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016
7:00 PM LODGE OPENS

SPECIAL EVENTS
VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE
SAT, FEBRUARY 13, 2016 – 6 TO 10 PM
NASHUA MASONIC TEMPLE

2ND DISTRICT EVENTS
MASTERS CLASS @ JEWELL LODGE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016

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, January 12, 2016–Ancient York Lodge
Will hold its Stated Communication at 7:30 pm, to be preceded by dinner at 6:30 pm.

Friday, January 22, 2016– O.E.S.
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm.

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

Brother Years
Donald C. Pickering 67
James A. Wood 59
Robert L. Clark 52
Philip W. McCubrey 52
Frederick W. Pauling 44
Rodney J. Padmore 39
Malcolm R. Holden Sr. 34
Kurt E. Peterson 34
Denis Webster 34
Richard L. Johnston 22
Jeffrey S. Stanley 22
Rodney D. Gagnon 19
Paul M. Haskell Sr. 19
Paul A. Sabol 16
Richard F. Hartford 15
Gregory A. Hackney 5
Geoffrey R. Legg 4

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

Rising Sun – 2016 Officers
Elected Officers

  • Worshipful Master: Guy R. Martineau
  • Senior Warden: Kenneth E. Ziehm II
  • Junior Warden: Timothy R. Marotte
  • Secretary: Brian J. Smith
  • Assoc. Secretary: Stephen K. Bahsler
  • Treasurer: Larry D. Gullett
  • Assoc. Treasurer: Robert M. Porter

Appointed Officers

  • Senior Deacon: Stephen M. Trachtenberg
  • Junior Deacon: Jonathan R. Bibeau
  • Senior Steward: Robert A. Nolet, Jr.
  • Junior Steward: Paul G. Bielawski
  • Chaplain: Richard J. Thompson
  • Assoc. Chaplain: Leonard Perkins
  • Marshall: John C. Woodrow
  • Tyler: S. Jack Brenner
  • Organist: Dennis Webster
  • Historian: Roger W. Gaskill

Elected Positions

  • Trustee: Edward M. Waible
  • Grand Lodge Rep: Paul G. Bielawski

Happy new year!
2016 on the beach

Νew Years come and New Years go,
Pieces of time all in a row.
As we live our life, each second and minute,
We know we are privileged to have you in it.
Our appreciation never ends
For our greatest blessings:
Our family and friends.

MASONIC NEW YEARS RESOLUTION
As we see out 2015 and welcome in a New Year, many will use this period as a time of reflection. At this time we would do well to remember that although Masonry is known as a “Progressive Science”, it should also be viewed as a “Reflective Science”. The true purpose of Masonry is to gain knowledge of oneself, and of one’s own relationship with his God. We should use our Lodge time as a place to think, to consider our fellow-man, and to gain wisdom. Looking inward is the place to begin, to evaluate shortcomings with respect to our obligation, and our charges and commitment to the working tools of each degree.

You might ask yourself what did I do in 2015, and what can I do to make 2016 Masonically better? Did I hold true to my values all year long? Did I lose a friend through lack of communication? Did I visit and help brothers in need often enough? Did I do all that was required of me in time of need? Did I listen to those brothers who asked for my advice as well as to those that whispered council in my own ear? Did I make new friends? Did I create any enemies? Did I leave something undone that I could have finished? These are but some of the questions one could ask of oneself.

From the web magazine “Freemason Information”

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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.

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/

Trestleboard – December 2015

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Rising Sun Lodge #39 F&AM
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Masonic Trestleboard
~ December 2015 ~

From the EastI

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all of you and your families.

Congratulations to Larry Gullett, John Woodrow, and Peter Shulkin for receiving the Rising Sun Quarry Award for their work in Masonry and for continuously going above and beyond in support of their lodge and community.

Thank you to our officers for a great year and for all their support of our lodge and myself. The past year has been filled with many high and low notes for our lodge and we continue press onward and upward to progress our lodge forward. We have exciting times before us and we have the opportunity to make a tremendous difference in our lodge, community, freemasonry and the world! BUT – we need your help.

Ask not what your lodge can do for you, but what you can do for your lodge!

Stay warm this winter and may your holiday season be filled with love, laughter and cheer! Enjoy this special time with your family and friends

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

Important Lodge Events

STATED MEETING
Annual and Election of Officers
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
6:15pm Dinner 7:30pm Lodge Opens

EA Degree
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
7:00pm pm Lodge Opens

SPECIAL EVENTS
Nashua Masonic Family Christmas Pancake Breakfast
Enjoy Breakfast with Santa and the magic of Gary the Magnificent in a return engagement. Breakfast to be served starting at 9:00am.
Sunday, December 6, 2015

2ND DISTRICT EVENTS – VISITATIONS
12/9/15- Wed Rising Sun – Nashua

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 Dec. 8, 2015 – Ancient York Lodge
Will hold its Stated Communication at 7:30pm, to be preceded by dinner at 6:30pm.

Monday December 14, 2015 – York Rite Bodies
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. Included will be a vote to raise the Council dues by $6.00, increasing them from $15.00 to $21.00 plus the Grand Council Assessment.

Friday, December 18, 2015– O.E.S.
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:00 pm.

Masonic Birthdays – December 2015
Happy Masonic Birthday to the following Brethren:

Brother Years
Edward M. Annis 57
Jack H. Tottel 56
Samuel W. Kouchalakos 39
James F. McLaughlin 39
Robert A. Grogg 25
Jeffrey D. Alexander 21
George P. Brown 17
Norman J. Poisson 17
David J. Proulx 9
Robert S. Paul 8
Jay C. Taylor 7
Michael J. Marotte 6
David R. Curran 2
Stephen W. Dohoney 2
David A. Lewis 2
Dominick L. Mandeville 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

THE PERSON IN THE GLASS
When you get what you want in your struggle for self,
And the world makes us King for a day,
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that person has to say.
For it isn’t your father, mother, husband, or wife,
Whose judgment upon you must pass:
The person whose verdict counts most in your life,
Is the one staring back from the glass.
He is the person to please, never mind the rest,
For he is with you right up to the end,
And you’ve passed your most dangerous difficult test,
If the person in the glass is your friend.
You may fool the whole world down the pathway
Of years and get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears,
If you’ve cheated the person in the Glass.

Dale Wimbrow, 1895-1954

2nd Masonic District – Visitation Schedule
I would certainly appreciate if everyone could make an effort to make the last 3 in support of the DDGM and DDGL which 2nd Masonic District – Visitation Schedule

I would certainly appreciate if everyone could make an effort to make the last 3 in support of the DDGM and DDGL which are Past Masters of Rising Sun Lodge !

Let’s See if we can fill the Room – – Please make every effort to come out and support your lodge!

Grand Master’s Award Status for Rising Sun Lodge

  1. Raise 1 Brother to MM
  2. 150 pts Masters Class (officers 10 points each, members 5 pts)
  3. Communications
  4. Phone Tree, email address list for alert
    b. 5 Members attend St Johns Day Service
    c. Secretary attend seminars by Grand Secretary
    d. Promote Annual Grand Lodge Charity Fund Drive
    e. Send Trestleboard to all its District Officers and Grand Lodge Officers
  5. Grand Lodge Attendance by required officers
  6. Invite DDGL to at least 2 rehearsals and successfully complete annual degree exam
  7. Masonic Awareness by accomplishing all of the following:
    a. Present “Community Builders Award”
    b. Participated in the Matching Funds Program
    c. Demonstrated involvement in a local charitable/volunteer activity.
  8. A Lodge must provide evidence that it has endeavored to increase the attendance at its meetings by accomplishing at least 3 of the following:
    a. Held a “Brother-to-Brother”, “Bring a Brother”, “White Apron”, or “Rusty Nail” Night.
    b. Held an event to honor its Special Ladies.
    c. Semi-Public “Veterans Awards Program”
    d. Past Masters Event.
    e. Invited the Grand Master
  9. Demonstrate concern for the elderly, youth and entire Brotherhood:
    a. “Reach-Out” personally contacting every Brother
    b. Visited Special Ladies and Shut-ins.
    c. Recognized Military Veterans.
    d. contribute to DeMolay & Rainbow
    e. Visited Evergreen Place.
  10. Promote Masonic Education

The intent of the Grand Master’s Award program is not to be sure that a Lodge reaches goals, but that it takes part in programs that lead to Lodge quality and Masonic success.

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Santa and his Elf – December 2014
RS39 Santa Elf

2015 ANNUAL DUES IS PAST DUE
You may pay via check, or electronically via the Rising Sun Website. You may also make donations electronically for specific funds as well.

Rising Sun Lodge #39 – 2015 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
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 2015

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Masonic Trestleboard
~ November 2015 ~

From the EastI

Brethren – truly a great stated meeting this past month with 2 visitors from New Mexico and Florida – it is great to see visitors at our lodge. I could not have been more proud as Master with the compliments we received extending courtesies to our guests. Also, thank you to Ed Waible for the wonderful meal with the help of Ken Ziehm and Peter Shulkin. Thank you to all those that helped and also made the clean-up easy for them.

This month we have our stated meeting and 2 final visitations before our own on December 9th. Please see the calendar of events. Let’s try to get some new brothers out to the visitations to see if we can show up in some impressive numbers in support of our DDGM and DDGL which are Past Masters of Rising Sun Lodge.

Officers please be ready with your parts for the EA Degree and also the Master Mason Opening. On December 2nd we have an EA degree for two newly voted on members.

We will be having Thanksgiving Dinner at the Lodge beginning at 2:00pm but I know RW Bro Gullett will be there earlier than that preparing our feast. You and your families are invited and there is no cost. Please make a reservation as quickly as possible.

Lastly – think back on your month, your day and this year as it is now coming to a close, did you make a difference in someone’s life? Did you help a brother in need? Masonry is a wonderful organization, the fellowship is only part of what we share as we part upon the square, what is great indeed is our charity which is our creed.

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

Important Lodge Events

STATED MEETING
Wednesday, November 18, 2015
6:15pm Dinner 7:30pm Lodge Opens

Thanksgiving Day Dinner
Thursday, November 26, 2015 – 2pm

EA Degree
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
7:00pm pm Lodge Opens

SPECIAL MEETINGS
Officers Meeting
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 – 6:30 pm

2ND DISTRICT EVENTS – VISITATIONS
11/23/15 – Mon St Marks – Derry
11/30/15 – Mon Pulpit Rock – Pelham
12/9/15- Wed Rising Sun – Nashua

GRAND LODGE SEMI-ANNUAL

Saturday, November 21, 2015
Grand Lodge opens at 9:30am
Breakfast at Airport Diner in Manchester at 6:30am

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.

Friday, October 23, 2015– O.E.S.
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting and installation of officers at 7:00 pm..

2nd Masonic District – Visitation Schedule
Only 3 Visitations left including Rising Sun’s on December 9th. I would certainly appreciate if everyone could make an effort to make the last 3 in support of the DDGM and DDGL which are Past Masters of Rising Sun Lodge !

November
6. 11/23/15 – Mon St Marks – Derry
7. 11/30/15 – Mon Pulpit Rock – Pelham

December
8. 12/9/15-Wed Rising Sun – Nashua

Dinner will be served at 6:30pm
(Reservations are Required – please contact the Master or Secretary of the appropriate lodge)
Lodge Opens at 7:30pm

“I have walked with people whose eyes are full of light but see nothing in sea and sky, nothing in city streets, nothing in books.

It were far better to sail in the night of blindness with sense, and feeling and mind than to be content with the mere act of seeing. The only lightless dark is the night in ignorance and insensibility.”

― Hellen Keller

Masonic Birthdays – November 2015
Happy Masonic Birthday to the following Brethren:

Brother Years
Christos J. Costaras 73
Allan M. Barker 68
Robert S. Mercer 68
Jesse F. Hall 64
Richard E. Gilson 57
Lewis H. Coronis 53
Stephen C. Norris 51
Earl S. Prolman 51
Robert E. Nicholson 49
Roland E. Miller 40
Reuben S. Streeper 37
Jon R. Widdowson 37
Christopher Robertson 34
Kenneth G. Cotter 26
Kenneth E. Patterson 17
Jonathan P. Ramsdell 8
Robert M. Marotte 6
Adam P. Shrey 6
William S. Horn 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

BY THE WORK YOU DID TODAY
Can you say tonight in parting
with the day that’s slipping past
That you helped a single brother
of the many that you passed?
Is a single heart rejoicing
over what you did and said?
Does the man whose hopes where fading,
Now with courage look ahead?
Did you waste the day or lose it,
Was it well or poorly spent?
Did you leave a trail of kindness,
Or a scar of discontent?
As you close your eyes in slumber,
Do you think God will say,
You have earned one more tomorrow,
By the work you did today

Charles L. Mead 33°
Boynton Lodge #236

33rd degree testimonial - Nov 2015
33rd Degree Testimonial, November 1, 2015

Rising Sun Lodge was well represented at the testimonial dinner to honor New Hampshire’s newly coroneted Thirty Third Degree Masons. The honorees were Worshipful Brothers Jeffrey L. Brown and Wayne I. Elliot, M.W. Wendall L. Woodward PGM, and two of our own; Worshipful Brother Denis Webster and Right Worshipful Brother Larry D. Gullett. The contingent from Rising Sun Lodge pictured above, are all Past Masters of your Lodge, and Thirty Third Degree Masons and includes three Past Grand Masters of NH.

2015 ANNUAL DUES IS PAST DUE
You may pay via check, or electronically via the Rising Sun Website. You may also make donations electronically for specific funds as well.

Rising Sun Lodge #39 – 2015 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
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 2015

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~ October 2015 ~

From the EastI

What a great September of events with our Rusty Nail and Past Masters Night, Salvation Army Applefest and our Stated Meeting.

It was great to see all the help we had at the Applefest and what a great time our brothers and significant others had with even a few of the kids helping out. Thank you to all that came out to support our lodge helping in the community. The Rusty Nail Degree was also a success. We had 5 brothers who hadn’t been to lodge in a while and were very appreciative of us hosting this event as a refresher. Since then we have seen a few of them back and I have been in communication with a couple others. Freemasonry is like a nice suit, maybe a little dusty when you haven’t worn it in a while, but still as comfortable when you put it on.

Thank you to all our past masters that continue to support our lodge and be as active as they are with all of the events they support, their advice and the things they do in the background that no one knows about.

We have our visitation schedule in full swing now. Please check out the dates and see if you can come out and travel with Rising Sun to support our District and its Officers ! What great fellowship we share and also receiving more light with illustrations and education on the Fellowcraft degree. All Master Masons and Fellowcrafts are encouraged to attend.

Last but certainly not least, we will be co-hosting the LOI on October 2nd. Please try to come out and show our support in full force for our DDGL and DDGM as well as our Grand Lodge – they have gone through tremendous effort to make these happen.

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

Important Lodge Events

STATED MEETING
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
6:15pm Dinner 7:30pm Lodge Opens

SPECIAL MEETINGS
Officers Meeting
Wednesday, September 30, 2015 – 6:30 pm

2ND DISTRICT EVENTS
Lodge of Instruction – D2
Friday, October 2, 2015
6:30 pm-Dinner / 7:30 Lodge Opens

Masters Classes
Thursday, October 22,, 2015

OTHER LODGE EVENTS

Trash Pick-up
June 28th – August 30th – October 18th
Many Hands Make Light Work !

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.

Friday, October 23, 2015– O.E.S.
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting and installation of officers at 7:00 pm..

2nd Masonic District – Visitation Schedule
The Masters and Wardens and our District Officers have set this year’s visitation schedule.

September
1. 9/9/15 – Wed Lafayette-Bible – Goffstown
2. 9/22/15 – Tue Ancient York Lodge – Nashua

October
3. 10/5/15 – Mon Jewell – Pembroke
4. 10/27/15 – Tue Washington – Manchester
5. 10/29/15 – Thu Spicket – Salem

November
6. 11/23/15 – Mon St Marks – Derry
7. 11/30/15 – Mon Pulpit Rock – Pelham

December
8. 12/9/15-Wed Rising Sun – Nashua

Dinner will be served at 6:30pm
(Reservations are Required – please contact the Master or Secretary of the appropriate lodge)
Lodge Opens at 7:30pm

Please consider coming out to support our DDGM and DDGL, Past Masters from Rising Sun Lodge

“ True friendship is a plant of slow growth, and must undergo and withstand the shocks of adversity, before it is entitled to the appellation. ”

― George Washington

Masonic Birthdays – October 2015
Happy Masonic Birthday to the following Brethren:

Brother Years
Frederick B. Andrews 61
John R. Hilchey 55
Owen F. Walton 51
Richard J. Thompson 44
Joseph J. Beaumont 33
Brian J. Smith 33
Brian C. Turner 33
Frederick M. Raban 30
George P. Ivy 24
Steven E. Munzing 24
Dimitrios Katsioulis 20
Robert M. Porter 13
Michael A. Christopher 11
Norman W. Pelletier 10
John J. Dagianis 9
Stanley R. Heinrich 9
Pascal H. Corbinand 5
Jeffrey M. Lamontagne 5
John C. Woodrow 5
Anthony F. Zanichkowsky 5
Jonathan R. Bibeau 4
Mark E. McLaughlin 4
Robert A. Nolet Jr. 4
Stephen M. Trachtenberg 4

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

THE ROAD OF MASONRY
By Bro. Douglas Malloch

Men build a Road of Masonry
Across the hills and dales;
Unite the prairie and the sea,
The mountains and the vales
They cross the chasm, bridge the stream
They point to where the turrets gleam,
and many men for many a day
Who seek the heights shall find the way

Men build a Road of Masonry
But not for self they build
With footsteps of humility
The hearts of men are thrilled.
This music makes their labors sweet;
The endless tramp of other feet
The thought that men shall travel thus
An easier road because of us.

We build the Road of Masonry
With other men in mind;
We do not build for you and me,
We build for all mankind.
We build a road, remember, men
Build not for Now, but build for When,
And other men who walk the way
Shall find the road we build today.

Who builds the Road of Masonry,
Though small or great his part,
However hard the task may be
May toil with singing heart.
For it is something, after all,
When muscles tire and shadows fall,
To know that other men shall bless
the BUILDER for his faithfulness

Rising Sun Helping in the Community
Salvation Army Applefest

Applefest 2015

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

2015 ANNUAL DUES IS PAST DUE
You may pay via check, or electronically via the Rising Sun Website. You may also make donations electronically for specific funds as well.

Rising Sun Lodge #39 – 2015 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
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 2015

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~ September 2015 ~

From the EastI

I certainly hope everyone had a great summer as it nears its end. The lodge has been busy since our Hiatus Feast in June with an EA Degree for two new brothers. Welcome Everett Law and Mark Edgett. The lodge has participated in many fun community events this summer with our 6th year at the Nashua Fairytale Festival, our Nashua Masonic Family BBQ at the Gullett’s, fundraising for Veterans Count with a fun event at the Nashua Silver Knights, and also our Annual Deep Sea Fishing Trip.

Thank you to Tim Marotte JW, for arranging the family BBQ, Paul Bielawski JS, and Jon Bibeau JD, for orchestrating the Nashua Fairytale Festival, Ed Waible and Paul Bielawski for your help and ideas for the Nashua Silver Knights, Brian Anderson for your assistance at with the Silver Knights evening, Peter Shulkin and John Woodrow for arranging the Special Ladies Brunch Cruise in combination with another lodge event, and to the many brethren that came out to help, support and attend all these events !

Special Thanks to Roger Pellerin, Peter Shulkin, Steve Trachtenberg, Tref Sage, Ed Waible, Brian Smith, Larry Gullett, and all the others that came to a brother in need who needed some moving done.

We have a busy fall season coming up with our Rusty Nail night, which we will also be honoring our Past Masters at the dinner and observing the 14th anniversary of the tragic day of September 11th. We also have our visitation season starting in September.

I am very proud of our lodge, our officers and our members that continue to help our family thrive. We as officers are here to server our lodge and its members not the other way around. Our efforts today will allow Rising Sun to prosper far after we are gone.

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

Important Lodge Events

STATED MEETING
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
6:15pm Dinner 7:30pm Lodge Opens

SPECIAL MEETINGS
Rusty Nail / Past Masters Night
Friday, September 11, 2015
6:15 pm-Dinner / 7:30 Lodge Opens

2ND DISTRICT EVENTS
Masters & Wardens Meeting
Thursday, September 3, 2015

Masters Classes
Thursday, September 24, 2015

OTHER LODGE EVENTS

Trash Pick-up
June 28th – August 30th – October 18th
Many Hands Make Light Work !

Cooking at Salvation Army Applefest
Sullivan Farm – 8:30am to 4pm
September 19, 2015

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.

York Rite Stated – September 14, 2015
2nd Monday (Mar, Jun, Sep, Dec)
Meridian Sun Chapter No 9, R.A.M., Israel Hunt Council No. 8, R.&S.M., & St. George Commandery No. 8, K.T. will hold their Stated Communication at the Masonic Temple in Nashua at 7:30 pm.

Friday, September 25th– O.E.S.
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm. Work will include an initiation of a new member, if entitled.

2nd Masonic District – Visitation Schedule
The Masters and Wardens and our District Officers have set this year’s visitation schedule.

September
1. 9/9/15 – Wed Lafayette-Bible – Goffstown
2. 9/22/15 – Tue Ancient York Lodge – Nashua

October
3. 10/5/15 – Mon Jewell – Pembroke
4. 10/27/15 – Tue Washington – Manchester
5. 10/29/15 – Thu Spicket – Salem

November
6. 11/23/15 – Mon St Marks – Derry
7. 11/30/15 – Mon Pulpit Rock – Pelham

December
8. 12/9/15-Wed Rising Sun – Nashua

Dinner will be served at 6:30pm
(Reservations are Required – please contact the Master or Secretary of the appropriate lodge)
Lodge Opens at 7:30pm

Please consider coming out to support our DDGM and DDGL, Past Masters from Rising Sun Lodge

Masonic Birthdays – September 2015
Happy Masonic Birthday to the following Brethren:

Brother Years
Jefferson K. Allen 38
Robert Rashkin 38
Gilbert P. Bemis 36
Michael W. Hogan 29
Keith Vakelionis Jr. 29
Zoltan A Retey 27
Michael F. Jean 25
Andrew L. McLaughlin 22
Richard G. Coutoumas 15
Adam J. Freiband 8
Alan J. Sewel 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

Special Meeting
Friday, September 11, 2015
Rusty Nail, Past Masters, 9/11 Observance

Dinner: 6:15 Lodge Opens: 7:30

Haven’t been to lodge in a while? Rusty on a few things like how to work your way in?, Some of the Signs? Process within the lodge? Come to the “Rusty Nail” Night

all you need is your current dues card
we will take care of the rest.

Come enjoy a nice dinner to honor our Past Masters.

Come and help us observe the 14th anniversary of the September 11th attacks on the United States.

This is sure to be a fun and informative evening – Hope you can come out and enjoy the fellowship of your brethren!

2015 ANNUAL DUES IS PAST DUE
You may pay via check, or electronically via the Rising Sun Website. You may also make donations electronically for specific funds as well.

2015 12th Annual Deep Sea Fishing Trip2015 deep sea fishing trip

2015 Nashua Masonic Family Picnic
2015 Nashua Masonic Family Picnic

2015 Nashua Silver Knights – Veterans Count Fundraiser
Nashua Silver Knights - Veterans Count Fundraiser

Rising Sun Lodge #39 – 2015 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
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 2015

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~ June 2015 ~

From the East

The nice weather is finally upon us and hopefully everyone is out enjoying the sunshine. We are expecting some hot days so please make sure to stay hydrated and sun screened.

We regrettably lost a great man and brother in Worshipful Richard E. Norcross. The masonic service led by Sean Picotte, Worshipful Master of Pequossette Lodge in Watertown on Monday May 25th, was well attended by Rising Sun Lodge, Aleppo Shrine and the Mini Haulers as well as the members of Pequossette Lodge. Please keep Brother Norcross’ family in your thoughts and prayers. He will be missed.

On a brighter note we had a great May stated meeting and a wonderful presentation was given on “Bunker Hill and its Masonic Significance” by Brother Donald Doliber from Massachusetts. I believe we had over 40 members in attendance and Brother Woodrow and Johnston put on a great meal !

We hosted this year’s fraternal visit from our brethren from the north as John Albro Lodge, their contingent of brothers from Canada, and wives and family members headed south of the border. The weekend’s events were full of light and fellowship. Thank you to Larry and Shelley Gullett for hosting the fellowship events and opening up their home. Thank you to John Bibeau and Paul Bielawski who worked tirelessly throughout the weekend helping with the many tasks that needed to get done. I am looking forward to next year when Rising Sun will travel north of the border to visit John Albro and our great friends there. They do a wonderful job hosting and I hope our weekend of events and fellowship entertained them as much

This month we have our Hiatus feast, so brethren please invite your lady, daughters, mothers and sisters to this event. Dinner will be provided by Larry Gullet with his famous pulled pork. We will have a short meeting from 7:30-8:00 pm then invite our guests into the lodge room for a special program for our ladies that have a masonic connection, including our Eastern Start Sisters and Rainbow Girls. Dress code is casual. Officers will be most likely in Bermuda Shorts and Hawaiian shirts or something to that effect.

On June 24th we will be initiating two members into Rising Sun, so please come and fill the sidelines. What an amazing impression it makes on a new candidate to show how active and passionate our lodge is and continues to be.

We also have the fishing trip coming up on Saturday, August 8th, I will have tickets in the next week or so for purchase.

This will be my last Trestleboard as we will not have any stated meetings in July and August, but will likely have some degree work to do and some fellowship events for the family.

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 17, 2015
6:15pm Dinner 7:30pm Lodge Opens
Larry Gullett’s famed Pulled Pork for dinner, short meeting and special program for our ladies
PLEASE INVITE your Wife, Mother, Daughter, and Girlfirend

SPECIAL MEETINGS
Officers Meeting EA Rehearsal
Wednesday June 3rd & 10th, 2015 – 6:30 pm

EA Degree – 2 Candidates
Wednesday June 24, 2015 – 7:00 pm

2ND DISTRICT EVENTS
Masters & Wardens Meeting
Thursday, June 18, 2015 – location TBD

OTHER LODGE EVENTS
12th Annual Deep Sea Fishing Trip
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Please contact Guy Martineau, WM for tickets
603.315.4454 mobile

Trash Pick-up
June 28th – August 30th – October 18th
Many Hands Make Light Work !

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 8, -_York Rite Stated
Meridian Sun Chapter No 9, R.A.M., Israel Hunt Council No. 8, R.&S.M., & St. George Commandery No. 8, K.T. will hold their Stated Communication at the Masonic Temple in Nashua at 7:30 pm.

SUNDAY JUNE 21 – ST. JOHN’S SUNDAY:
Strawbery Banke Portsmouth NH
Grand Lodge will hold a service at St, John’s Episcopal Church. Assemble at the William Pitt Tavern at 8:30 am. Will march to the church at 9:00am.

Cathedral of The Pines, Rindge NH
The annual St. John’s Day service will be held at Cathedral of The Pines. Grand Lodge will open at 10:30 am, so plan on being there around 10:00. It is about a 1 hour ride from Nashua. You are welcome to bring friends and family. .There will be a contingent from Rising Sun, including Worshipful Martineau. We will be leaving from the exit 8 park & ride around 9:00 am.

Masonic Birthdays – May 2015
Happy Masonic Birthday to the following Brethren:

Brother Years
Robert B. Fletcher 59
Paul R. Josephson, Jr. 59
S. Jack Brenner 57
Donald E. Rowell 57
Ronald D. Weiss 56
Harold F. Bickford 43
Harry M. Willnus 36
John W. Herrholz 34
Raymond G. Ouellette 34
Stephen K. Bahsler 32
Treffley E. Sage 28
Ronald E. Carbary 27
John Callahan 20
Robert D. Jungkman 19
Leslie R. Hillier 18
Larry D. Gullett 17
Bruce S. Ricard 17
Dwight V. Cram 12
Gary T. Asselin Jr. 8
Antonio Farthing Jr. 8
David W. Tauer 6
Robert A. Hardman 5
Kevin M. Janvrin 5
Iraklis H. Lazaridis 5
Edward M. Waible 5
Michael A. Arnold 1
Daniel W. Leonard 1
Darren A. Stanizzi 1

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

Who was that man?

Mamma, who was that man with whom you stopped to chat?
I mean the one with the symbol on his hat.
Was he a policeman or perhaps a fireman or just someone you knew
What was that symbol on his hat that meant so much to you?
No, the mother stopped and answered, smiling at her son
I stopped to thank that special man for all that he has done
Perhaps he is a fireman or a member of the police, I really do not know
I just stopped to thank him for what he did for my niece not long ago
Remember when your cousin Jenny was so sick
That man and others like him helped to find a fix
That symbol on his hat you see, identifies the man
As someone to whom we all can go when we need a helping hand
He and all his Brothers can be found here in our town
They are always working wherever a need is found
Sometimes they are raising money for this cause or for that
You can always tell just who they are by the symbol on their hat
But it is not just the symbol that tells you who they are
As they work to help a crippled child to leap across the bar
Or to read to listening children gathered at their feet
Or help a new young student, his college fees to meet
They go into the schools each year to find a way to help a child
Reading to the classes, being a role model and a bringing a smile
Into the lives of many kids, who do not have a Dad
Trying to help others forget, times that have been bad
The symbol on the hat, you see, is just an outward sign
What really identifies them, my son, is their state of mind
It is the look in their eyes and the smile upon their face
As they work in our town to make it a better place
That is why I stop to chat when I see them on the street
To thank them for the way they care, to give them back a treat
Just to know that someone cares about the work they do
I hope that when you are a man, you will wear that symbol too.
by George D. Cael, PM of Carrollton Lodge 1400

Delivered as the Closing Charge at the May stated meeting of Rising Sun Lodge #39, Nashua, New Hampshire, by RWB and Secretary Brian Smith, PM.


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2015 May Trash Pick-up
May Trash Pickup

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Memorial Day Parade

2015 Fraternal Exchange
2015 Fraternal Visit

Rising Sun Lodge #39 – 2015 Officers
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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
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 2015

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~ May 2015 ~

From the East

April was definitely filled with highs and lows for our lodge and also excitement and activity. We lost two of our own and held a masonic service for Brother Alan D. Kupper who will be greatly missed not only at our lodge but Scottish Rite and also by his dear friends. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Leila and the family.

One of the high notes actually including a couple; our stated meeting in April was of epic proportions with over 60 people represented by 8 lodges that turned out for the traveling gavel. The winner is Thomas Talbot Lodge from Billerica. Congratulations to Worshipful Tom Foster who had a total of 15 brothers. Many thanks to all the brethren that turned out for this amazing meeting. The fellowship was outstanding and the dinner by Brother Iouri Starosselski and Peter Shulkin astonished us with Pirate head rags and nourished us with another very tasty meal. Congratulations to Brother Michael Henry from Ancient York Lodge who I was pleased to present with Rising Sun’s Coveted “Quarry Certificate Award” for continually going above and beyond for nearly everyone and his lodge !

We filled the East with senior officers from each lodge visiting but also with a Master Mason that had been raised less than 24 hours before who was going to go home and tell his Grandfather who is also a mason.

Coming up in the next month we have our stated meeting with a special guest speaker on the Masonic Connection of Bunker Hill. At the end of the month we will be hosting our friends from Canada. Please try to make every effort to come out and show the strength of Rising Sun and share in the fellowship.

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

Important Lodge Events

STATED MEETING
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
6:15pm Dinner 7:30pm Lodge Opens
Opening on EA – Program, Bunker Hill and its Masonic Connection, by Brother Donald A. Doliber

SPECIAL MEETINGS
Officers Meeting and Rehearsal
Wednesday May 13, 2015 – 6:30 pm

John Albro Lodge (Nova Scotia) Exchange
May 21st – 24th
A full weekend of events are being scheduled with a reception on Thursday, visit to Salem, MA with Dinner on Friday and a Saturday Program with a fellowship BBQ in the eventing.

2ND DISTRICT EVENTS
No Masters Class this month, Grand Lodge Annual Serves as our meeting.

GRAND LODGE EVENTS
Grand Lodge Annual Meeting
May 16, 2015 – 9:30am

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 12th – Ancient York Lodge
Stated Communication at 7:30 pm. Dinner at 6:15 pm

Friday May 22nd – O.E.S.
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm.

Masonic Birthdays – May 2015
Happy Masonic Birthday to the following Brethren:

Brother Years
Mark A. Marden 55
Creighton L MacKinley 53
Archie S. Mobley Jr. 51
John J. McCartney 47
Peter M. Shulkin 46
Stephen Kolesnik 40
Kenneth W. Juttner 37
Robert G. Bianchi 29
Albert R. Anctil 28
John W. Jackson 21
Matthew H. Hoffman 11
Robert P. Cate 9
Eric A. Fischer 9
Gregory A. Hovagim 9
William R. Chausee 7
Ryan B. Gartley 7
David O. Hunt 7
Christopher L. Richter 7
Jacob B. Weisberg 7
Christopher J. Busby 6
Brian M. Anderson 4
John B. Burns 2
Michael T. Rhodes 2
Alexander T. Woodrow 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

What is The Length of My Cable-Tow?

The length of my cable-tow can be regarded as a symbol of the binding covenant I have made. And part of this covenant is a pledge to assist others and in this respect, the length of my cable-tow depends on my ability and willingness to fulfill my obligations and I must decide that length for myself. Measurement of service can never be subject to any externally imposed limitation for who else can decide the length of my spiritual ties? How long is my Cable-tow? It’s as long as I want it to be!

From: Freemasonry – Making Good Men Better 9/18/2010

The Closing of a Lodge

With the closing of the Volume & the opening of the door,
Think not this lodge has ended, think what has gone on before.
Remember all those worth men who as apprentice came,
& who developed love & skill & worked in friendships name.

When you take up the Working tools to gently put aside,
Think not their work has ended, think how they were applied.
Remember will the lessons taught, to craftsman tried and true,
Of Masons worthy of the name and aprons white and blue.

When your Tracing Boards are covered & the columns laid at rest,
Think not their teaching ended, think more a message blessed.
Remember the special meaning to Master Masons all,
Of birth and life and learning and waiting for the call.

With the sounding of the gavel and as the lights at last go out
Think not your Lodge has ended, dispel all lingering doubt,
Master, Wardens, Brethren remember as you depart,
That “Rising Sun Lodge” will live forever, in every Mason’s heart.

~ by RW Bro J.G.W. Kelley Past Grand Lecturer
Grand Lodge of South Australia and the Northern Territories.

Delivered as the Closing Charge at the April stated meeting of Rising Sun Lodge #39, Nashua, New Hampshire

May State Meeting Educational Program

“Bunker Hill and its Masonic Connection”
by Brother DONALD A. DOLIBER: of Marblehead, Massachusetts who is an accomplished public speaker, noted local historian, as well a quiet humorist. He has spoken on many topics including Masonic history, genealogical research, 1692 Witchcraft Hysteria, superstitions, Early Native American life, immigration, and local history. After receiving his Master of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts, Brother Doliber has been a teacher and an assistant high school principal. In 1983, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution selected him as their “Outstanding American History Teacher in the United States. In 1984, the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge recognized him with their “George Washington Medal for Excellence in Education.” which was presented by General William Westmoreland. The Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators Association selected Mr. Doliber as “the Massachusetts Assistant Principal of the Year.”

An active Scouter, he earned the Eagle Rank and later as an adult was awarded the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award given to an adult. He has been a Mason for over twenty-five years and serves as the Lodge Historian and the Lead Masonic Ambassador for Philanthropic Lodge, Marblehead, Massachusetts. That lodge was instituted in 1760 and is the third oldest in Massachusetts. The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts presented him with the Joseph Warren Medal for his Masonic service.

Rising Sun Lodge #39 – Master’s Goal

Goal: Leave Rising Sun Lodge in better shape than that of which we received it resulting in a more thriving and sustainable organization of brotherhood through Fidelity and Unity.

Vision: Our vision is nothing short of helping every brother receive light in Freemasonry through its tenets and virtues resulting in a more active membership for Rising Sun Lodge. “Make good men better”

Mission: We will strive to provide the education, activity, programs and fellowship that provide light to the original and realized reason a man asked to become a Freemason. This light will be guided and focused on Friendship, Morality, Truth, Faith, Hope and Charity.

John Albro #122 visitation to Rising Sun #39

John Albro Masonic Logo

MAY 21, 22, 23 – 2015

Thursday, May 21st – John Albro Arrives,
reception at Hawthorne Suites in Merrimack, NH

Friday, May 22nd – Visit to Salem, MA with dinner
to follow provided by Trinity Chapter OES, Hampton, NH

Saturday, May 23rd – Event at Nashua Temple with BBQ to follow at the Gullett’s House.
Come out and enjoy the fellowship and “light”

Quotes

“I have no doubt that it was a principle they fought for, as much as our ancestors, and not to avoid a three-penny tax on their tea; and the results of this battle will be as important and memorable to those whom it concerns as those of the battle of Bunker Hill, at least.
HenryDavidThoreau
~ Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862),
U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist.

Rising Sun Lodge #39 – 2015 Officers
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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
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 – April 2015

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From the East

What a great site to see so many Brethren on the sidelines at our stated meeting, thank you for coming out and enjoying the wonderful dinner prepared by Br. Paul Bielewski, Jr Steward.

The presentation by Br Jon Bibeau, Jr Deacon on the new website was enlightening. An insightful and thought provoking program was led by our Sr Warden, Br Kenneth E. Ziehm II on managing and prioritizing the challenges placed upon our time. There were many lessons demonstrated by the large objects we place in our glass representing the important things in our life like our families, our health and Masonry although the glass perceived to be full, smaller items were poured into the glass showing our glass was not full, then even smaller items placed to show it was still not full, then water was poured in allowing even more. The big lesson was be careful of the items we pour into our time at the end what we place in our glass could be muddied by what we choose.

The Grand Lodge of New Hampshire hosted a Leadership Training led by WB Rob Herd, which was well attended by from my guess almost 100 brothers. From that I will conclude with what came out of that training session a clear approach of my vision and goal for Rising Sun Lodge during my term as Worshipful Master. I would be interested in your thoughts and ideas of what is important to you in your masonry and on this vision.

Goal: Leave Rising Sun Lodge in better shape than that of which we received it resulting in a more thriving and sustainable organization of brotherhood through Fidelity and Unity.

Vision: Our vision is nothing short of helping every brother receive light in Freemasonry through its tenets and virtues resulting in a more active membership for Rising Sun Lodge. “Make good men better”

Mission: We will strive to provide the education, activity, programs and fellowship that provide light to the original and realized reason a man asked to become a freemason. This light will be guided and focused on Friendship, Morality, Truth, Faith, Hope and Charity.
• Friendship (Brotherly Love) – Let the world see and experience the respect and love we have for not only each other as masons but for all.
• Morality – this is our ritual that provides illustrations that guide our character, values and behaviors.
• Truth – honesty, sincerity, and plain dealing as well as the divine truth of the realization of a higher deity
• Faith – the evidence of things not seen.
• Hope – that through our efforts a trust that great things will come
• Charity – through our labors help a brother, a friend, our lodge, our masonic family, our special ladies, our masonic charities and our community.

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

Important Lodge Events

STATED MEETING
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
6:15pm Dinner 7:30pm Lodge Opens
Opening on EA – Traveling Gavel will be surrendered to the Lodge with the most members exceeding 7.

SPECIAL MEETINGS
Officers Meeting and Rehearsal
Wednesday April 8, 2015 – 7:00 pm

John Albro Lodge (Nova Scotia) Exchange
May 21st – 24th
A full weekend of events are being scheduled with a reception on Thursday, visit to Salem, MA with Dinner on Friday and a Saturday Program with a fellowship BBQ in the eventing.

2ND DISTRICT EVENTS
Masters Classes – 4th Thursday
6:30pm Light Refreshments, 7:00pm Start

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Host: Rising Sun #39, Nashua, NH

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Host: Ancient York#89, Nashua, NH

OTHER HAPPENINGS

John Albro #122 – Installation of Officers
April 4, 2015 – Brother Gerald Suttle and his officers will be installed for the ensuing year.. We congratulate WM, Donald Doucette and his officers on a great term !

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 April 14th – Ancient York Lodge
Stated Communication at 7:30 pm. Dinner at 6:15 pm

Saturday April 18th – Evening of Masonic Light
Ancient York #89 will be hosting its annual evening of Masonic Light beginning at 4:00pm. Master Masons only.

Friday April 24 – O.E.S. Stated (official visitation)
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm.

Masonic Birthdays – April 2015
Happy Masonic Birthday to the following Brethren:

Brother Years
Samuel J. Tobias 59
Keith Vaskelionis 59
William R. Whitney 50
Ernest C. Hiscoe 45
Rollain E. Mercier 40
Raymond C. Powles III 24
Robert E. Pelletier 23
Wilfrd G. Caouette 22
Ronald P. Moody 22
Douglas M. Barker 17
Andrew W. Maurey 17
Luther A. McCubrey 17
March O. McCubrey 17
Louri M. Starosselski 17
Theodore F. Thompson 10
Thomas C. Rizzo 9
Richard W. Lowrance 8
Shawn M. Rafferty 8
Vasilios P. Zaharopoulos 8
Timothy R. Marotte 6
Gregory R. Bean 5
Jon A. Rhan 5
Jospeh R. Hoebeke 4
Benjamin J. Langlois 4
David M. Denehy 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

DID YOU KNOW?

In 1860 in Limerick, Ireland, there was found a stone in a small chapel, dated 1517, with the following inscription: “I will strive to live with love & care, upon the level, and by the square.”

Famous Masons in History

SIGNERS OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
George Washington, Gunning Bedford Jr., Benjamin Franklin, John Blair, David Brearley, Rufus King, John Dickinson, Jacob Broom, Daniel Carroll, Jonathan Dayton, Nicholas Gilman, James McHenry

History Masons

“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.”
~ Aristotle

John Albro Masonic Logo

MAY 21, 22, 23 – 2015

Thursday, May 21st – John Albro Arrives

Friday, May 22nd – Daytime event with Dinner

Saturday, May 23rd – Event at Nashua Temple with BBQ to follow at the Gullett’s House.

Mark your calendars – more details to follow.

Rising Sun Lodge #39 – 2015 Officers
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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.
Brethren, if you have not yet paid your dues for 2015 or 2014 please make this a priority, if you are unable or need assistance please contact the Worshipful Master or Secretary.
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/