Trestleboard – March 2015

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Rising Sun Lodge #39 F&AM
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Masonic Trestleboard
~ March 2015 ~

From the East

I certainly hope everyone is fairing this winter weather well and staying warm and safe! What a month it has been with over 5 feet of snow and temps of -15. If you know of someone that needs assistance please let me know. We want to ensure we are keeping everyone healthy and warm.

We ended last month on a very high note with our installation of officers and on behalf of all the officers. I would like to thank everyone for coming out. The lodge room and banquet room were both bustling with activity and excitement, with about 150 in attendance including servers and kitchen crew.

Thank you very much to Sister Shelly Gullett and Pilgrim Chapter for the wonderful meal, Nashua Assembly #9 as our beautiful greeters & the amazing flag tribute, and to Nashua Pledge for the amazing centerpieces of handmade flowers. This was truly a memorable day for all including the officers of Rising Sun!

We had a great showing of visitors from within the state as well as Massachusetts and Canada including our sister lodge of John Albro, who were in full force. Look at all the wonderful snow MW, Owen Walton brought for us !!!

Thank you to all who filled in for our stated meeting as I was away on a business trip. This truly speaks to the strength of our lodge and especially our Past Masters who are always there to lend a hand!

We unfortunately had a couple of down notes this month with the passing of Brother Dan Doyle. We remembered him along with Brother Warren Pyles with Masonic Services. Thank you to all that came out to honor all they have done for our wonderful fraternity.

Congratulations to our newest Master Mason, Rick Dagenais who, on February 25th, received an amazing and spectacular MM degree – especially Stephen Bahsler with the History, Thomas Rizzo with the Canadian Charge and Richard Thompson with a special prayer selected. The prayer Rick chose was the same that was communicated in Fredericksburg Lodge #4 in Virginia the night that George Washington became a Master Mason.

Congrats Rick. You’re a Master Mason, Now What?

Please check your Rising Sun Trestleboards, Website Calendar Page, Facebook Page and Nashuafreemasons Yahoo Group for events and notifications.

“Communication leads to community, that is, to understanding, intimacy and mutual valuing”
~ Rollo May

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

Why did you become a Mason?

guy being installed

Did you get all you expected, if not, Why?
If you are not seeing what you would like or what interests you please let one of your officers know and ensure they are discussing with your Worshipful Master.

Many persons have a wrong idea of what constitutes true happiness. It is not attained through self-gratification but through fidelity to a worthy purpose.
~ Helen Keller

Important Lodge Events

Wednesday, March 18, 2015
6:15pm Dinner 7:30pm Lodge Opens

Officers Meeting and Rehearsal
Wednesday March 11, 2015
7:00 pm

Masters & Wardens
Thursday, March 5, 2015
6:30pm Light Refreshments, 7:00pm Open
Lafayette Bible Lodge #41 Goffstown, NH –
15 Mountain Rd

Masonic Leadership Training
Saturday, March 14, 2015
9 AM to 4 PM
Coffee social at 8:30 Lunch at Noon
Holiday Inn-172 North Main Street, Concord, NH
Cost: $15

Nashua Masonic Family Dates

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

Monday March 9 – York Rite Stated Meridian Sun Chapter No. 9, R.A.M. -Israel Hunt Council No. 8, R.& S.M. and Saint George Commandery No. 8, K.T. will hold their Stated and Annual Communication at 7:30 pm.
Tuesday March 10 – Ancient York Lodge
Stated Communication at 7:30 pm. Dinner at 6:15 pm

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

Saturday March 21 – Scottish Rite Special
Aaron P. Hughes Lodge of Perfection will exemplify the 4th and 14th degrees beginning at 9:00 am. Lunch will be served after the degrees. Reservations with the Secretary at 603-882-4931.

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

Masonic Birthdays – March 2015
Happy Masonic Birthday to the following Brethren:

Brother Years
Carl B. Cudhea 66
Davis P. Thurber 66
Charles H. Farwell Jr. 64
Paul K. Geddes 59
Alton M. Hopkins 57
Roland N. Petersen 54
Gerald K. Classon 48
George D. Van Dyke 48
Courtney R. Sargent 47
Roland F. Young Jr. 47
Richard F. Clifton 39
George J. Louzek Jr. 37
Clement W. Libby Jr. 36
Robert G. Hampton 33
Maurice J. Cloutier Jr. 32
Thomas E. Spencer 32
Robert A. Maffee 31
Thomas A. Maffee 31
Harry E. Keefer Jr. 29
Roger J. Pellerin 29
Carey L. Wallace 29
Kurt M. Markarian 27
Paul F. Matthews 26
William H. Martin 18
Donald J. Campbell 16
Leonard J. Dobrowski 16
Clement G. Hartley 16
William R. Kime 16
Robert H. Norman III 16
Raymond R. Russell Jr. 16
Russell S. VanderHorst 16
Guy R. Martineau 12
Kenneth E. Ziehm II 11
Paul Retey 8

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


Masonic dates are written A.L.” for “Anno Lucis” or “In the year of Light” which is 4000 years plus the current year. i.e. the year 2001 written Masonically would be 6001. This is because the practice has followed the ancient belief that the world was created when God said “Let there be light”, 4000 years before Christ.
Masonic Trivia collected by Brother Ray Dotson

How can you help your lodge?
Please ask on how you can get involved.

kitchen crew

Cooking – stated meeting dinners, please see your Junior Warden – Tim Marotte

Mentor Program – helping candidates learn their ritual and understand the history and workings of our fraternity and lodge.

Trash Pickup – we do this four times per year as a service to our community and it is a great fellowship event.

Fundraisers – these help offsite some of the costs for the running of the lodge, and specific events like our 200th Anniversary coming up in 2022.

Fun Events – as Brothers, with Families and with our Masonic Family. If you have ideas let us know.

1965032_1074814039212461_1140119438453178237_nRising Sun Lodge #39 – 2015 Officers

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 Guy at 603-315-4454 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: