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From 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.
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.
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
Nashua Rainbow: 1st and 3rd Thursdays at 7:00 PM
Pilgrim Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star: November 28th
York Rite Stated – All Nashua York Rite Bodies Dec 8th
I wish each of the above Brethren a
Attest: Brian J Smith, P.M. Secretary,
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.
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.
Program 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.
“For me, Masonry is about:
(Posted on Facebook by Bro Guy Martineau)
November “Fallen leaves lying on the grass in the November sun bring more happiness than the daffodils”