Trestleboard – November 2014

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sqcomp2From the East – November 2014

With the fall season upon us, and Thanksgiving just around the corner, let’s take a moment to reflect upon the many blessings bestowed upon us by our Divine Creator.

We are currently in the process of raising money for our annual Turkey fund drive. This allows us to support the Tolles St Mission, Nashua Children’s Home, and other local charities so that they can assure that those who are less fortunate than ourselves can enjoy a happy thanksgiving too. You can help by donating at any of our meetings, or by sending our Secretary a check payable to Rising Sun Lodge # 39, with the notation “Turkey Fund”.

Veterans Day is just around the corner, so let’s take this time to reflect upon the many sacrifices that the past and present members of our armed forces and their families have made, and continue to make, to keep our nation free. Freedom is not free; it was paid for with their blood. To honor our Veterans, Rising Sun Lodge will be marching in the Veteran’s Day parade in Nashua, on Tues Nov 11. We will be assembling at Holman Stadium between 10:15 am – 10:30 am with an 11:11 am start time. All Masons are invited to join us, as well as the other members of the Nashua Masonic Family. Veterans are certainly welcome to wear their military uniforms if they wish. Let’s have a good showing and let the community know that our veterans are not forgotten.

Check your dues card Brethren. If it does not say 2014 on it, you are not current. The 2015 assessment will soon be going out and we have a number of members who are not current. If you are unable to meet your dues commitment, whether due to financial hardship or other factors, we would like to help. I know it can be hard to ask for assistance, but we are your brothers and that’s why we are here. You can contact myself or any lodge officer.

I would like to extend a special invitation to those Brothers who have Masonic Birthdays in November. Come to lodge and allow me to greet you in the East, and allow your Brothers to extend their best wishes to you personally.

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

Coming Events

November 19 Stated Communication 7:30 pm, dinner at 6:15 pm. We will be open on the Fellow Craft degree with Bro Ryan Flynn, JW of Ancient York #89 giving a talk on symbolism in the Fellow Craft Degree

Tues Nov. 11– Veteran’s Day Parade. Rising Sun Lodge will be marching in the Nashua Veteran’s Day parade. All members of the Nashua Masonic family, and all Masons are invited to join us. See Masters Message for details.

Wed. Nov. 12 Officer’s meeting on the fourth floor 7:00 pm.
Thursday Nov. 27 – Thanksgiving dinner at the Lodge. Dinner will be served at 2:00 PM. All are welcome.
Grand Lodge of New Hampshire Semi-Annual Communication

Nov 15 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm , Required Officers Master, Wardens, and Grand Lodge Representative

Joint Table Lodge with Ancient York # 89 December 13th


Ancient York # 89 Stated Meeting: Nov11th
At 7:30 PM

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

Pilgrim Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star: November 28th

Bahsler OES
If must be noted that our Worshipful Master, Steve Bahsler was installed at Worthy Patron of Pilgrim Chapter OES in October. Congratulations Bro. Bahsler

York Rite Stated – All Nashua York Rite Bodies Dec 8th
Visitation Israel Hunt Council #8 Dec 22nd

Masonic Birthdays
for November 2014.
Happy Masonic Birthday
to the following Brethren.
Stephen K Bahsler, W.M.

Brother Years
Christos J. Costaras 72
Allan M. Barker 67
Robert S. Mercer 67
Jesse F. Hall 63
Richard E. Gilson 56
Lewis H. Coronis 52
Stephen C. Norris 50
Earl S. Prolman 50
Robert E. Nicholson 48
Harold H. Van-Vliet 44
Roland E. Miller 39
Reuben S. Streeper 36
Jon R. Widdowson 36
Christopher  . Robertson 33
Kenneth G. Cotter 25
Kenneth E. Patterson 16
Robert M. Marotte 5
Adam P. Shrey 5
William S. Horn 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.

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


When Brothers Meet:

At one time, Golden Lodge #5, Stanstead, Canada occupied a lodge room, which straddled the boundary between Canada and the United States. There were entrances on both sides of the border.

Forget me notThe Forget-Me-Not. 

As early as the year 1934, after Hitler’s rise to power, it became apparent that Freemasonry was in danger.  In the same year, the German Grand Lodge of the Sun in Bayreuth (one of the pre-war German Grand Lodges), realized the imminent problems facing them and elected a little blue flower, the Forget-Me-Not, in lieu of the traditional Square and Compasses, as a mark of identity for Masons.

Ryan Flynn 89Program for the November 19th Stated Meeting.

At our Stated meeting in November, Brother Ryan Flynn, Junior Warden of Ancient Your Lodge #89 will present a discussion on the symbolism of the Fellow Craft degree.

Libby RainbowBrotherly Love is Community Service

“For me, Masonry is about:
-Doing the right thing
-Doing it for the right reason
-Doing it with the right people
-Doing it to the best of your ability….”
John Hill Jr

(Posted on Facebook by Bro Guy Martineau)
Our own M.W. Bro C. Wayne Libby is serving as State Dad Advisor for New Hampshire and participated in Grand Officers day. Great work

November “Fallen leaves lying on the grass in the November sun bring more happiness than the daffodils”
– Cyril Connolly

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.
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.