Trestleboard – February 2015

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guy_master_picFrom the East – February 2015

As I sit and write this, my first message from the East, I have yet to be installed as Worshipful Master. As Master Elect it is humbling to be handed the reins of an amazing lodge and such great brethren.

At our December annual stated meeting we completed our election of officers and I am deeply honored and excited about the tasks and challenges that have been entrusted to me by you my brethren. Thank you very much for this opportunity to serve our lodge and each of you in this capacity.

In the upcoming year I am hopeful to build upon the “Fidelity” we share within Rising Sun and Freemasonry. Fidelity is defined in one way as being loyal and faithful and it is in this spirit to which it will be referenced during the next year. Fidelity in ourselves, our families, our community, our friendships, our tenets, our landmarks and our lodge. I will strive hard to foster programs, meetings, and events that enable us to strengthen our bonds as brothers and incorporate our families.

In 2015 we will have many events with our stated meetings, degree work, community events, and fun events however the importance with each of these are the fellowship we share and the common bond that links each of us together with a sincere and genuine trust – the values represented in our tenets.

The strategic direction of the lodge I will be focused on will be to encourage attendance through a desire to want to be there, increase participation because of the value it brings to you, and to strengthen our ties with each other, our lodge, our fraternity and our masonic family.

I would like to thank those brethren that came out to help with the cooking for our sister lodge here in Nashua for Ancient York’s installation. John Woodrow, Jon Bibeau, Steve Bahsler, Ken Ziehm, Tim Marotte, Treff Sage, John Jackson, and Rich Johnston you each made the day go by faster, the work easier, and the day more fun ! Thank you.

I will leave you with this last thought, our future is in our newest members and candidate who are the future leaders of our lodge however it is you and you alone, individually through your portrayal and passion for masonry on which they will begin to lay their cornerstone.

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

Guy R. Martineau, W.M.e
Mobile: 603.315.4454

Coming Events

Wednesday February 4
Officers meeting and rehearsal 7:00 pm.

Wednesday February 18
Stated Communication. Dinner at 6:15 pm and meeting at 7:30 pm.

Saturday February 21
There will be a memorial service including a Masonic funeral service for Brother Warren Pyles who was called to the Celestial Lodge Above on December 3, 2014. It will be held at the Pilgrim Congregational Church, 5 Watson St. Nashua NH beginning at 11:00 am. Let us all pay our final respects to a brother who was well loved and is sorely missed.

Wednesday February 25
Master Mason Degree, if entitled. First section, 5:30 pm, dinner at 6:30 pm, second section at 7:30 pm.

Nashua Masonic Family Dates:

Sunday February 1 – Superbowl Party
The Scottish Rite Bodies will be hosting a Superbowl Party on the forth floor of the Masonic Temple beginning at 4:00 pm. Bring your family & friends. All are welcome. Reservations with the Secretary at 882-4931.

Thursday February 5 – Rainbow Stated
Nashua Assembly No. 9, International Order of rainbow for Girls will meet at 7:00 pm.

Tuesday February 10 – Ancient York Lodge Stated Communication. Dinner at 6:30 pm, meeting at 7:30 pm.

Thursday February 19 – Rainbow Stated
Nashua Assembly No. 9, International Order of rainbow for Girls will meet at 7:00 pm.

Friday February 20 – O.E.S. Initiation
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold an initiation of new members at 7:30 pm.

Friday February 27 – O.E.S. Stated
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm.

Masonic Birthdays
for Feburary 2015.
Happy Masonic Birthday
to the following Brethren.
Guy R. Martineau, W.M.e

Brother Years
Ellsworth G. Vadney Sr. 68
Roger W. Gaskill 64
Philip L. Hall 61
John G. Senter 60
Kenneth P. Blanchard 53
George R. Palmer 46
David B. Molnar 40
George W. Adams 33
Randy S. McMullen 31
Steven F. Maffee 29
David A. Barker 24
Shawn N. Jasper 24
William Luszey 23
Rock W. Romeo 22
Wayne R. Johnson 20
Anthony F. Phillips Jr. 19
Thomas V. Mullen 14
Jason F Ruimerman 12
Gregory W. Chenevert 9
Matthew A. Stanizzi 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.

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


Did You Know?
Why is the Masonry of today called “speculative”?

The word is used in the sense that the Masonry of today is theoretical, not practical, building; that it is a pursuit of knowledge, not of the construction of edifices.

Speculative Masonry began with the practice of admitting to membership in operative lodges men who were not practical builders, stonecutters, architects, etc., but who were interested in the moral, ethical and philosophical teachings of the Fraternity.

“One Hundred One Questions about Freemasonry” Masonic Service Association, 1955.


Congratulations! Sister Joan Smith (center) receives her first Grand Representative appointment to Italy! Pictured (L to R) with Frank Fenner, Brian Smith, Larry Gullett, Lucia Savage, Bill Rohr, and John Jackson. (Photo courtesy of Joan L Smith)

Nothing is more noble, nothing more venerable than fidelity. Faithfulness and truth are the most sacred excellence and endowments of the human mind.

Marcus Tullius Cicero

Brethren, I am sure you have all heard the saying that you get out of something only as much as you put into it. This is true of Masonry as well. There are many ways you can help your Lodge. Just ask the Master and he will put you to work. One way you can help is in the kitchen. We all enjoy the fellowship and breaking bread with our Brothers before the meetings, but we need help with the cooking. If you volunteer for just one meal over the course of the year, it will be well appreciated.

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: