Trestleboard – April 2015

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

From the East

What a great site to see so many Brethren on the sidelines at our stated meeting, thank you for coming out and enjoying the wonderful dinner prepared by Br. Paul Bielewski, Jr Steward.

The presentation by Br Jon Bibeau, Jr Deacon on the new website was enlightening. An insightful and thought provoking program was led by our Sr Warden, Br Kenneth E. Ziehm II on managing and prioritizing the challenges placed upon our time. There were many lessons demonstrated by the large objects we place in our glass representing the important things in our life like our families, our health and Masonry although the glass perceived to be full, smaller items were poured into the glass showing our glass was not full, then even smaller items placed to show it was still not full, then water was poured in allowing even more. The big lesson was be careful of the items we pour into our time at the end what we place in our glass could be muddied by what we choose.

The Grand Lodge of New Hampshire hosted a Leadership Training led by WB Rob Herd, which was well attended by from my guess almost 100 brothers. From that I will conclude with what came out of that training session a clear approach of my vision and goal for Rising Sun Lodge during my term as Worshipful Master. I would be interested in your thoughts and ideas of what is important to you in your masonry and on this vision.

Goal: Leave Rising Sun Lodge in better shape than that of which we received it resulting in a more thriving and sustainable organization of brotherhood through Fidelity and Unity.

Vision: Our vision is nothing short of helping every brother receive light in Freemasonry through its tenets and virtues resulting in a more active membership for Rising Sun Lodge. “Make good men better”

Mission: We will strive to provide the education, activity, programs and fellowship that provide light to the original and realized reason a man asked to become a freemason. This light will be guided and focused on Friendship, Morality, Truth, Faith, Hope and Charity.
• Friendship (Brotherly Love) – Let the world see and experience the respect and love we have for not only each other as masons but for all.
• Morality – this is our ritual that provides illustrations that guide our character, values and behaviors.
• Truth – honesty, sincerity, and plain dealing as well as the divine truth of the realization of a higher deity
• Faith – the evidence of things not seen.
• Hope – that through our efforts a trust that great things will come
• Charity – through our labors help a brother, a friend, our lodge, our masonic family, our special ladies, our masonic charities and our community.

Mini Guy MartineauFraternally,
Guy R. Martineau, W.M.
Mobile: 603.315.4454
Email: grmartineau@yahoo.com

Important Lodge Events

STATED MEETING
Wednesday, April 15, 2015
6:15pm Dinner 7:30pm Lodge Opens
Opening on EA – Traveling Gavel will be surrendered to the Lodge with the most members exceeding 7.

SPECIAL MEETINGS
Officers Meeting and Rehearsal
Wednesday April 8, 2015 – 7:00 pm

John Albro Lodge (Nova Scotia) Exchange
May 21st – 24th
A full weekend of events are being scheduled with a reception on Thursday, visit to Salem, MA with Dinner on Friday and a Saturday Program with a fellowship BBQ in the eventing.

2ND DISTRICT EVENTS
Masters Classes – 4th Thursday
6:30pm Light Refreshments, 7:00pm Start

Thursday, March 26, 2015
Host: Rising Sun #39, Nashua, NH

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Host: Ancient York#89, Nashua, NH

OTHER HAPPENINGS

John Albro #122 – Installation of Officers
April 4, 2015 – Brother Gerald Suttle and his officers will be installed for the ensuing year.. We congratulate WM, Donald Doucette and his officers on a great term !

Nashua Masonic Family Dates

Rainbow Stated – 1s & 3rd Thursdays
Nashua Assembly No. 9, International Order of Rainbow for Girls will meet at 7:00 pm.

Tuesday April 14th – Ancient York Lodge
Stated Communication at 7:30 pm. Dinner at 6:15 pm

Saturday April 18th – Evening of Masonic Light
Ancient York #89 will be hosting its annual evening of Masonic Light beginning at 4:00pm. Master Masons only.

Friday April 24 – O.E.S. Stated (official visitation)
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm.

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

Brother Years
Samuel J. Tobias 59
Keith Vaskelionis 59
William R. Whitney 50
Ernest C. Hiscoe 45
Rollain E. Mercier 40
Raymond C. Powles III 24
Robert E. Pelletier 23
Wilfrd G. Caouette 22
Ronald P. Moody 22
Douglas M. Barker 17
Andrew W. Maurey 17
Luther A. McCubrey 17
March O. McCubrey 17
Louri M. Starosselski 17
Theodore F. Thompson 10
Thomas C. Rizzo 9
Richard W. Lowrance 8
Shawn M. Rafferty 8
Vasilios P. Zaharopoulos 8
Timothy R. Marotte 6
Gregory R. Bean 5
Jon A. Rhan 5
Jospeh R. Hoebeke 4
Benjamin J. Langlois 4
David M. Denehy 3

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

DID YOU KNOW?

In 1860 in Limerick, Ireland, there was found a stone in a small chapel, dated 1517, with the following inscription: “I will strive to live with love & care, upon the level, and by the square.”

Famous Masons in History

SIGNERS OF THE U.S. CONSTITUTION
George Washington, Gunning Bedford Jr., Benjamin Franklin, John Blair, David Brearley, Rufus King, John Dickinson, Jacob Broom, Daniel Carroll, Jonathan Dayton, Nicholas Gilman, James McHenry

History Masons

“You will never do anything in this world without courage. It is the greatest quality of the mind next to honor.”
~ Aristotle

John Albro Masonic Logo

MAY 21, 22, 23 – 2015

Thursday, May 21st – John Albro Arrives

Friday, May 22nd – Daytime event with Dinner

Saturday, May 23rd – Event at Nashua Temple with BBQ to follow at the Gullett’s House.

Mark your calendars – more details to follow.

Rising Sun Lodge #39 – 2015 Officers
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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.
Brethren, if you have not yet paid your dues for 2015 or 2014 please make this a priority, if you are unable or need assistance please contact the Worshipful Master or Secretary.
You may pay via check, or electronically via the Rising Sun Website. You may also make donations electronically for specific funds as well. Please see the Rising Sun Web site for details: http://risingsun39.org/