Trestleboard – September 2014

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sqcomp2From the East – September 2014

Brethren, as I write this message, I cannot help but reflect on the fact that the previous Trestle-Board (June 2014) was the final one that was produced with the assistance of our late Brother Herb Steinberg.  He was always ready to lend a helping hand in support of his lodge and the Brethren.  We were all privileged to have known him.

I hope you all have had a great summer, and enjoyed at least a little break from Masonic activities.  Although we do not hold any Stated Communications during the summer, that does not mean we weren’t busy.  Under the direction of Brother Jon Bibeau, we had a number of members and family who represented Rising Sun Lodge in assisting with the Annual Fairy Tale Festival at Greely Park in Nashua.  This is important in showing the Citizens of Nashua that Masonry is alive and well in their city, and that we care about our community.

We also enjoyed a visit to our Brothers of John Albro Lodge in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.  This year marked the tenth annual trip between the lodges.  Our Brothers showed us their usual outstanding hospitality, and a great time was had by all.  This is what Masonry is all about Brethren.  My thanks to all the Brethren and their families who worked to make this possible, especially to R.W. Larry Gullett and his lady Shelley, who helped to start this tradition and keep it going.

A couple of weeks ago we enjoyed our annual deep sea fishing trip.  It was a nice sunny day with calm seas.  I personally do not fish (I feel too sorry for the fish, and do not eat sea-food), but even I had a great time.  We had prizes for the first catch of the day and for the largest fish.  Thanks go out to Brother Guy Martineau, who once again organized the event and made it possible.

A friendly reminder Brethren, check your dues card.  If it does not have “2014” on it, you are not current.  If you are having trouble meeting this obligation, talk to me.  The Lodge would like to help.  We can remit a portion, or all of your of dues, if you are suffering a financial hardship.  The key is, you have to ask.  I know this can be a hard thing to do, but we are all Brothers and that’s why we are here.

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


Steve Bahsler, W.M.
Cell phone: 603-759-8279

Coming Events

September 17th – Stated Communication.  Dinner – 6:15 PM Meeting at 7:30 PM.

September 24th – Proficiency Examination and (if entitled) Fellow-Craft Degree.
Meeting starts at 7:00 PM.

September 26th – 2nd District Lodge of Instruction. Manchester Meal at 6:60 PM, GL Opens Degree – 7:30 PM

Saturday, October 18, 2014; 9AM – 3PM – Statewide Masonic Open House
All Masonic Lodges in the State of New Hampshire will be open to the public. Join us!

Ancient York # 89 Stated: Sept 12th
At 7:30 PM

Nashua Rainbow: 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7:00 PM

Pilgrim Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star: September 26th

2014 Lodges of Instruction.

This year the Grand Lodge will be discussing the seven liberal arts and sciences; Grammar, Rhetoric, Logic, Arithmetic, Geometry, Music, and Astronomy at the Lodges of Instruction. The topic for the 2nd District is Astronomy, which should be interesting in Manchester. All Master Masons are invited, especially all newly Raised Master Masons in the last year.

A Friend has joined the Celestial Lodge Above

Septembers Trestleboard is the first published since Bro Herb Steinberg passed to the Celestial Lodge Above. Bro. Herb was a true friend and Brother, and a very good Trestleboard Editor. Bro Herb, you will be missed

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

Brother Years
Stanley A. Norton 49 (Aug)
Jefferson K. Allen 38
Robert  Rashkin 38
Gilbert P. Bemis 36
Michael W. Hogan 29
Keith  Vaskelionis Jr 29
Zoltan A. Retey 27
Michael F. Jean 25
Andrew L. McLaughlin 22
Alan D. Kupper 21
Richard G. Coutoumas 15
Adam J. Freiband 8
Michael H. Blair 7
Alan J. Sewell 5

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.


Thank you to all of you who’ve paid your dues for 2014.  About 1/4 have not, and the Lodge must pay the assessment to the Building Association next month.  Please get your dues payment in, or let us know if you need some help.

There are one-story intellects, two-story intellects, and three-story intellects with sky-lights. All fact collectors, who have no aim beyond their facts, are one-story men. Two-story men compare, reason generalize, using the labors of the fact collectors as well as their own. Three-story men idealize, imagine, and predict, their best illumination comes from above, through the skylight.
-Oliver Wendell Holmes

September 1872. First official meeting of Mecca Temple, September 26, in New York. This was the beginning of the Shrine. The guiding spirits were William J. Florence and Dr. Walter M. Fleming

Bob Porter - York RightYork Rite News. Our Brother,
Past Master Bob Porter was installed

Congratulations Wor. Bro. Porter



Thanks to all who worked the Nashua Fairy Tale Festival this July. A good time was had by all participants, and that what was lost, was found !

Larry Gullett - Worthy Grand PatronCongratulations to Right Worshipful Bro. Larry Gullett,
Past Master of Rising Sun #39, who was installed at
Worthy Grand Patron for New Hampshire, Order of the
Eastern Star in August.

Also attending was M.W. Bro. Aronson, and the
Grand Lodge suite.


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.