Threstleboard – May 2015

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~ May 2015 ~

From the East

April was definitely filled with highs and lows for our lodge and also excitement and activity. We lost two of our own and held a masonic service for Brother Alan D. Kupper who will be greatly missed not only at our lodge but Scottish Rite and also by his dear friends. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his wife Leila and the family.

One of the high notes actually including a couple; our stated meeting in April was of epic proportions with over 60 people represented by 8 lodges that turned out for the traveling gavel. The winner is Thomas Talbot Lodge from Billerica. Congratulations to Worshipful Tom Foster who had a total of 15 brothers. Many thanks to all the brethren that turned out for this amazing meeting. The fellowship was outstanding and the dinner by Brother Iouri Starosselski and Peter Shulkin astonished us with Pirate head rags and nourished us with another very tasty meal. Congratulations to Brother Michael Henry from Ancient York Lodge who I was pleased to present with Rising Sun’s Coveted “Quarry Certificate Award” for continually going above and beyond for nearly everyone and his lodge !

We filled the East with senior officers from each lodge visiting but also with a Master Mason that had been raised less than 24 hours before who was going to go home and tell his Grandfather who is also a mason.

Coming up in the next month we have our stated meeting with a special guest speaker on the Masonic Connection of Bunker Hill. At the end of the month we will be hosting our friends from Canada. Please try to make every effort to come out and show the strength of Rising Sun and share in the fellowship.

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

Important Lodge Events

Wednesday, May 20, 2015
6:15pm Dinner 7:30pm Lodge Opens
Opening on EA – Program, Bunker Hill and its Masonic Connection, by Brother Donald A. Doliber

Officers Meeting and Rehearsal
Wednesday May 13, 2015 – 6:30 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.

No Masters Class this month, Grand Lodge Annual Serves as our meeting.

Grand Lodge Annual Meeting
May 16, 2015 – 9:30am

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 May 12th – Ancient York Lodge
Stated Communication at 7:30 pm. Dinner at 6:15 pm

Friday May 22nd – O.E.S.
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm.

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

Brother Years
Mark A. Marden 55
Creighton L MacKinley 53
Archie S. Mobley Jr. 51
John J. McCartney 47
Peter M. Shulkin 46
Stephen Kolesnik 40
Kenneth W. Juttner 37
Robert G. Bianchi 29
Albert R. Anctil 28
John W. Jackson 21
Matthew H. Hoffman 11
Robert P. Cate 9
Eric A. Fischer 9
Gregory A. Hovagim 9
William R. Chausee 7
Ryan B. Gartley 7
David O. Hunt 7
Christopher L. Richter 7
Jacob B. Weisberg 7
Christopher J. Busby 6
Brian M. Anderson 4
John B. Burns 2
Michael T. Rhodes 2
Alexander T. Woodrow 2

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

What is The Length of My Cable-Tow?

The length of my cable-tow can be regarded as a symbol of the binding covenant I have made. And part of this covenant is a pledge to assist others and in this respect, the length of my cable-tow depends on my ability and willingness to fulfill my obligations and I must decide that length for myself. Measurement of service can never be subject to any externally imposed limitation for who else can decide the length of my spiritual ties? How long is my Cable-tow? It’s as long as I want it to be!

From: Freemasonry – Making Good Men Better 9/18/2010

The Closing of a Lodge

With the closing of the Volume & the opening of the door,
Think not this lodge has ended, think what has gone on before.
Remember all those worth men who as apprentice came,
& who developed love & skill & worked in friendships name.

When you take up the Working tools to gently put aside,
Think not their work has ended, think how they were applied.
Remember will the lessons taught, to craftsman tried and true,
Of Masons worthy of the name and aprons white and blue.

When your Tracing Boards are covered & the columns laid at rest,
Think not their teaching ended, think more a message blessed.
Remember the special meaning to Master Masons all,
Of birth and life and learning and waiting for the call.

With the sounding of the gavel and as the lights at last go out
Think not your Lodge has ended, dispel all lingering doubt,
Master, Wardens, Brethren remember as you depart,
That “Rising Sun Lodge” will live forever, in every Mason’s heart.

~ by RW Bro J.G.W. Kelley Past Grand Lecturer
Grand Lodge of South Australia and the Northern Territories.

Delivered as the Closing Charge at the April stated meeting of Rising Sun Lodge #39, Nashua, New Hampshire

May State Meeting Educational Program

“Bunker Hill and its Masonic Connection”
by Brother DONALD A. DOLIBER: of Marblehead, Massachusetts who is an accomplished public speaker, noted local historian, as well a quiet humorist. He has spoken on many topics including Masonic history, genealogical research, 1692 Witchcraft Hysteria, superstitions, Early Native American life, immigration, and local history. After receiving his Master of Arts degree from the University of Massachusetts, Brother Doliber has been a teacher and an assistant high school principal. In 1983, the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution selected him as their “Outstanding American History Teacher in the United States. In 1984, the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge recognized him with their “George Washington Medal for Excellence in Education.” which was presented by General William Westmoreland. The Massachusetts Secondary School Administrators Association selected Mr. Doliber as “the Massachusetts Assistant Principal of the Year.”

An active Scouter, he earned the Eagle Rank and later as an adult was awarded the Silver Beaver Award, the highest award given to an adult. He has been a Mason for over twenty-five years and serves as the Lodge Historian and the Lead Masonic Ambassador for Philanthropic Lodge, Marblehead, Massachusetts. That lodge was instituted in 1760 and is the third oldest in Massachusetts. The Grand Lodge of Massachusetts presented him with the Joseph Warren Medal for his Masonic service.

Rising Sun Lodge #39 – Master’s Goal

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.

John Albro #122 visitation to Rising Sun #39

John Albro Masonic Logo

MAY 21, 22, 23 – 2015

Thursday, May 21st – John Albro Arrives,
reception at Hawthorne Suites in Merrimack, NH

Friday, May 22nd – Visit to Salem, MA with dinner
to follow provided by Trinity Chapter OES, Hampton, NH

Saturday, May 23rd – Event at Nashua Temple with BBQ to follow at the Gullett’s House.
Come out and enjoy the fellowship and “light”


“I have no doubt that it was a principle they fought for, as much as our ancestors, and not to avoid a three-penny tax on their tea; and the results of this battle will be as important and memorable to those whom it concerns as those of the battle of Bunker Hill, at least.
~ Henry David Thoreau (1817–1862),
U.S. philosopher, author, naturalist.

Rising Sun Lodge #39 – 2015 Officers

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