Trestleboard – November 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
~ 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 !



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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




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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 – September 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
~ 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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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
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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/

Trestleboard – April 2016

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Masonic Trestleboard
~ April 2016 ~

From the East

Happy Spring ! Even though we are only getting periods of warm days it appears we got off quite easy this year with the snow.

Congratulations to Iouri Starosselski who received the Crystal Cook award for his many outstanding performances in the kitchen in 2015. I would imagine he is in contention for 2016 as well based on his performances thus far. Anyone care to challenge him?? Thank you to Tim Marotte for doing an outstanding job lining up the talent in the kitchen for our stated meetings and coming up with this creative award.

Rising Sun continues to be busy almost every Wednesday with advancing new candidates. Officers please ensure you are working on your next potential stations, as if an officer in front of you is out you need to be prepared to step up.

We have scheduled these degrees and events far enough in advance and have posted them in the Trestleboard, posted them on Facebook and they should be on our website calendar. You should have ample time to schedule appropriately.

I greatly appreciate all the assistance from our membership on the sidelines and our Past Masters who have stepped up when needed.

This is our lodge brethren and it needs each one of us to step up and do something, anything, and to continue to improve so others can enjoy the same that we have ourselves.

If you have a topic of discussion for our stated meetings and would like to present it for discussion please give me a call.

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, APRIL 13, 2016
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016
7:00 PM LODGE OPENS

STATED MEETING
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 20, 2016
6:15PM DINNER 7:30 PM LODGE OPENS

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

2ND DISTRICT EVENTS
MASTERS CLASS
THURSDAY, APRIL 28, 2016

GRAND LODGE
SATURDAY, MAY 21, 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,April 12, 2016–Ancient York Lodge
Will hold its Stated Communication at 7:30 pm, to be preceded by dinner at 6:30 pm.

Tuesday,April 19, 2016–Ancient York Lodge
Will exemplify the Master Mason Degree. First Section 5:30 pm, dinner 6:30 pm second section 7:30 pm.

Friday, April 22, 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 – April 2016
Happy Masonic Birthday to the following Brethren:

Brother Years
Samuel J Tobias 60
Keith Vaskelionis Sr. 60
William R. Whitney 51
Ernest C. Hiscoe 46
Rollain E. Mercier 41
Raymond C. Powles III 25
Robert E. Pelletier 24
Wilfred G. Caouette 23
Ronald P. Moody 23
Douglas M. Barker 18
Luther A. McCubrey 18
March O. McCubrey 18
Iouri M. Starosselski 18
Theodore F. Thompson 11
Thomas C. Rizzo 10
Vasilios P. Zaharopoulos 9
Timothy R. Marotte 7
Gregory R. Bean 6
Jon A. Rhan 6
Jospeh R. Hoebeke 5
Benjamin J. Langlois 5
David M. Denehy 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


 

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 secret of concentration is the secret of self-discovery. You reach inside yourself to discover your personal resources, and what it takes to match them to the challenge.”
― Arnold Palmer


 

ARE YOU A TRAVELING MAN?
I am a traveling man.
My journey is never ending.
I travel towards the East,
The source of all light.
The source of all knowledge.

I am a traveling man.
I wander a winding road.
With many twists and turns.
I know not what lies ahead.
I find new truth with every step.

I am a traveling man.
On a path from whose bourn no traveler returns.
The final destination is not the goal.
The goal is the odyssey itself,
And what I learn with every new vista.

I am a traveling man.
It is the only thing I know for sure.
My insatiable curiosity,
And desire for knowledge
Are my ever present companions on this trek.

Traveling.
Traveling.
Traveling.
Never weary
Never ending.

From the blog The Northeast Corner, July 3, 2008


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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 – 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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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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Making a difference in our community since 1822
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.

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

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/