Trestleboard – June 2014

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Coming Events | Birthdays | Quotes from Robert Frost


sqcomp2From the East – June 2014

Hello Brethren,

This past Wednesday we had a good turnout for our Stated Communication. It was a great evening of Masonic fellowship. Our Junior Steward, Brother Jon Bibeau was awarded his second Quarry Award from Rising Sun for his continued efforts in support of the Lodge. Thanks Jon for your many efforts on behalf of the fraternity.  It takes many hands to make work light, and the Lodge extends its thanks to all of you who answer the call. We even had the honor of welcoming a distinguished visitor from the Great White North, Very Worshipful Brother Parker Courtney, Past Master of Wentworth Lodge No 108 in Dartmouth Nova Scotia.

Speaking of the Great White North, we are planning our tenth annual visit to our Brothers in Nova Scotia for July 17 -20. We are not going to be exemplifying any degrees this year, but will instead be presenting some Scottish Rite plays that are allowed to be viewed by the public. This will give our spouses, significant others, and family some idea of what we do.  The ladies will even be presenting a play. Anyone interested in taking part, or in heading north of the border with us should contact R.W. Brother Larry Gullett for information.

There are a number Brethren who have not as yet paid their 2014 dues. Some of you even owe for two years. Look in your wallet. If your dues card does not say 2014 on it, then you are not current. If you are unable to meet this obligation let me know. Your Lodge would like to help those of you in need. All you have to do is ask.

The June Stated will be our Hiatus Feast.  Dress will be casual and your families are all welcome to attend. We will be enjoying an evening of fun and fellowship with our Brothers and their families. I promise you the business meeting will be SHORT – I can guarantee it.

I would like to extend an invitation to those of you who have Masonic Birthdays in June.  Come to our June Stated Communication and allow your Brothers to all wish you a Happy Masonic Birthday !!

Stephen K. Bahsler, Master
Cell phone: 603-759-8279
E-Mail to:

Coming Events

Grand Lodge

Saturday, June 28th – 225th Anniversary celebration at Portsmouth Masonic Temple.

York Rite

Monday June 9, 7:30 pm – Meridian Sun Chapter Number 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 the Masonic Temple in Nashua at 7:30pm. Meridian Sun has tentative plans to exemplify the Mark Master Mason degree jointly with King Solomon Chapter from Milford.

Scottish Rite

Thursday, June 5th – Nashua Learning Center Board of Governors meets at 7:00pm.

Rising Sun Lodge

Sunday, June 1st  – Joint Veterans Program with Ancient York Lodge. This is a semi-public event so bring your friends and family. The program will begin at 3:00 pm and be followed by a prime rib dinner at 5;00 pm. There will be no assessment for honorees and their families, but for all others it is $10.00. Reservations with the Master or the Secretary.
Wednesday, June 11th , 7:00pm – Officers meeting on fourth floor of Masonic Temple
Wednesday, June 18th , Stated Communication, Hiatus Feast. Dinner 6:15, Short Business Meeting at 7:30pm
Sunday, June 22nd  – St John’s Day Service at Cathedral of The Pines in Rindge NH. Lodge opens at 10:30am, Service at 11:00am.
Wednesday, June 25th   Special Communication – Proficiencies and Master Mason degree. First Section 5:30pm, Dinner 6:30pm, Second Section 7:30pm.
Wednesday, July 9th  – 7:00pm Entered Apprentice Degree
Thursday, July 17th  – Sunday, July 20 – Rising Sun Lodge Trip to Nova Scotia. See Larry Gullet or our Web-Site for details.

Ancient York Lodge

Sunday, June 1st  – Joint Veterans Program with Rising Sun Lodge.
Tuesday, June 9th – Stated Communication.

Bektash Shrine

Sunday, June 1st – Poker Run.
Saturday, June 7th – Spring Ceremonial.
Monday, June 16th – Stated Communication.


Nashua Assembly No.9 meets on the first and third Thursday of each month (except July and August)  at 7:00pm at the Nashua Masonic Temple.

Eastern Star

Sunday, June 1st – Lunar Knights Group meeting,Claremont 1:30pm
Thursday to Saturday, June 5th to 7th – Vermont Grand Chapter
Sunday, June 8th – NH Rainbow Homecoming of the GWA- Milford-2pm
Friday, June 27th – Pilgrim #55 Stated Communication.

Masonic Birthdays
for June 2014.
Happy Masonic Birthday
to the following Brethren.

Brother Years
Robert B. Fletcher 58
Paul R. Josephson Jr 58
Stanley J. Brenner 56
Donald E. Rowell 56
Richard E. Norcross 55
Ronald D. Weiss 55
Harold F. Bickford 42
Harry M. Willnus 35
Bruce C. Cochran 34
John W. Herrholz 33
Raymond G. Ouellette 33
Stephen K. Bahsler 31
Treffley E. Sage 27
Ronald E. Carbary 26
John   Callahan 19
Robert D. Jungkman 18
Leslie R. Hillier 17
Larry D. Gullett 16
Bruce S. Ricard 16
Dwight V. Cram 11
Herbert L. Steinberg 8
Gary T. Asselin Jr 7
Alexander J. Bates 7
Antonio Farthing Jr 7
Jonathan M. Palmeri 6
Richard C. Benson 5
David W. Tauer 5
Robert A. Hardman 4
Kevin M. Janvrin 4
Iraklis H. Lazaridis 4
Edward M. Waible 4

Stephen K Bahsler, W.M.

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.

Attest: Brian J Smith, P.M. Secretary,
(603) 821-5196 a.m.

Birthday graphic June 2014

It’s Fairy Tale Festival Time Again!

Each year Nashua’s Parks and Recreation Dept. sponsors this event with the goal of promoting literacy. Your Lodge supports this worthwhile effort and so, in addition to our Bikes for Books program which will be represented, we provide crowd control and general assistance staffing for this event. Brother Jon Bibeau is chairing this activity. He has four volunteers so far and needs at least ten more.

All volunteers will receive a Rising Sun t-shirt so come and join Bibeau’s Brigade!

Date: Saturday, July 19th.
Time: 9:00am to 2:00pm.
Place: Greeley Park

If you would like to help please contact Jon at 231-3344 or

 Fairy Right


Featuring Coming Events beyond the Current Month
More information will be added as it becomes available

Saturday, July 19 – Fairy Tale Festival
Thursday, July17 to Sunday, July 20 – Nova Scotia Trip.|
Saturday, August 9th – Our annual fishing trip will be leaving from Captains Fishing Parties, Newburyport/Plum Island, MA at 8:00am for a full day of fishing and returning at 4:00pm. Carpooling will depart Crosby’s parking lot at 6:15am as everyone must be at the dock no later than 7:30am.
The cost is $70 per person and includes rods, bait and a full day of brotherhood and deep sea fishing.The trip is limited to 50 people so get your reservations in early!

Quotes from Robert Frost

1. In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on.
2. By working faithfully eight hours a day you may eventually get to be boss and work twelve hours a day.
3. A mother takes twenty years to make a man of her boy, and another woman makes a fool of him in twenty minutes.
4. A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman’s birthday but never remembers her age.
5. It’s a funny thing that when a man hasn’t anything on earth to worry about, he goes off and gets married.
6. A jury consists of twelve persons chosen to decide who has the better lawyer.

Nova Scotia
We will be leaving for John Albro Lodge #122 in Nova Scotia on July 17th and returning on July 20th.On Saturday the 19th we will perform two Scottish Rite public plays. Come join us! Click here for more information!
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 Steve at 603-759-8279 or the temple at 603-821-5196.