Trestleboard – January 2015

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sqcomp2From the East – January 2015

Well Brethren, the time has arrived for my final message from the East. I don’t know where the last two years have gone. It is (or should be) the goal of every Master to leave the Lodge in a stronger position than when he assumed office. I would like to think that together as a team, we have done so. I would like to thank all of the officers and brethren who have worked so hard to make our accomplishments over the last two years possible. I extend my congratulations to Worshipful Elect, Brother Guy Martineau, who will assume office in January. It is an understatement to say that Brother Guy has been my strength and support during my term of office. He will bring so much passion, enthusiasm, and energy to the East. I know the next two years will be successful ones for the Lodge. Please join us for our Installation of officers on Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2:00 pm. This will be a big day for the Lodge, with four Past Grand Masters in attendance. We will also be joined by our Brothers from the Great White North. The ceremony will be followed by a dinner at 5:00 pm. Reservations with the Secretary or my-self.

With the holiday, this is a busy time of year for the Lodge. In November we had another successful turkey drive, in which we were able to provide 60 turkeys and other food items to the Toll Street Mission and other local charities. In December we had our annual breakfast with Santa, which was well attended. The kids were entertained by a magician and they certainly enjoyed their time with Old Saint Nick. I would like to extend my thanks to Brother John Woodrow and the other members of our Special Ladies Committee. They have been busy delivering poinsettias and cards to the widows of our brothers who have been called to the Celestial Lodge Above, to let them know they are not forgotten.

I would like to extend a special invitation to all of the Brothers who have Masonic Birthdays in January. I hope you can make it to Lodge to be recognized and to allow all the Brethren to extend their birthday wishes.

Thank you Brethren for the honor you have given me in allowing me to serve as Master of your Lodge. It has been a pleasure to work with you during the past two years, and I look forward to a bright future for Rising Sun Lodge.

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

Coming Events

Ancient York Lodge Installation of 2015 Officers
Saturday, January 17, 2015 at 2:00pm, Dinner at 5:00 p.m.

January 21st Stated Communication and Annual Meeting 7:30 pm, dinner at 6:15 pm. Election of Officers

January 31st Rising Sun Lodge #39 Installation of 2015 Officers
Saturday, January 31, 2015 at 2pm, Dinner at 5pm


Ancient York # 89 Stated Meeting: 2nd Tuesday at 7:30 PM

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

Pilgrim Chapter, Order of the Eastern Star: 4th Friday at 7:30pm January 26th

Masonic Birthdays
for January 2015.
Happy Masonic Birthday
to the following Brethren.
Stephen K Bahsler, W.M.

Brother Years
Donald C. Pickering 66
James A. Wood 58
Robert L. Clark 51
Wor. Philip W. McCubrey 51
Frederick W. Pauling 43
Rodney J. Padmore 38
Malcolm R. Holden Sr 33
Kurt E. Peterson 33
Wor Dennis  Webster 33
Wor Richard L. Johnston 21
Jeffrey S. Stanley 21
Rodney D. Gagnon 18
Paul M. Haskell Sr 18
Paul A. Sabol 15
Richard F. Hartford 14
Gregory A. Hackney 4
Geoffrey R. Legg 3
Joshua J. Phillips 3

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


Joint Ancient York / Rising Sun Table Lodge
A joint Table Lodge was held in Nashua, sponsored by both Nashua Lodges. A Prime Rib dinner, cooked by Ron LaTerza and served by the Brothers of Pulpit Rock Lodge was enjoyed by many. Our DDGM RW Bro David Smith represented Grand Lodge and a great time was had by all. During the Table Lodge, Bro Ryan Flynn presented AY Master Mike Henry with a beautiful, hand drawn Patent for Wor. Henry’s 3 years of service.

Rising Sun Lodge #39 Special Ladies
The wives of our departed Brothers are precious to us, and are especially remembered in the Holiday Season/ Our Special Ladies committee visited some of them still living in the local area and presented them with Christmas Cheer. For those who have moved (can Florida in Dec still feel like Christmas?) we sent gift cards.

When Brothers Meet:
By Ancient custom, the King was always covered while his subjects were never covered in his presence. The American custom of the Master of the Lodge wearing a hat as a symbol of his authority is apparently a result of that ancient custom.
“One Hundred One Questions about Freemasonry” Masonic Service Association, 1955.

Ready for Installation? Rising Sun #39 plans for January 31st.

RWor Larry D. Gullett, P.M., P.D.D.G.M.
Wor Robert M. Porter, P.M.
Wor. Leslie Robert Hillier, P.M. Nova Scotia
Wor Jerome T. Becker, PM, Grand Marshall
Most Wor C. Wayne Libby , Jr., P.M., P.G.M
Wor. Richard L. Johnston, P.M.
Wor. Brian J. Smith, P.M., Grand Chaplain
Wor Dennis Webster, P.M.
Wor Joseph J.H. Beaumont, P.M. Grand Persuivant
Wor .Stephen K. Bahsler, P.M.
Most Wor. Owen Walton, P.M. P.G.M. Nova Scotia
Wor. Clayton Merrick, P.M. Nova Scotia

The Lodge Room – Then and Now


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.
Dues Notices have been sent out for 2015. Along with the traditional method of paying dues via check, Rising Sun #39 has added the capability to use PayPal to electronically pay dues, make donations and catch up on prior years dues. Please see the Rising Sun Web site for details: