Trestleboard – June 2015

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Masonic Trestleboard
~ June 2015 ~

From the East

The nice weather is finally upon us and hopefully everyone is out enjoying the sunshine. We are expecting some hot days so please make sure to stay hydrated and sun screened.

We regrettably lost a great man and brother in Worshipful Richard E. Norcross. The masonic service led by Sean Picotte, Worshipful Master of Pequossette Lodge in Watertown on Monday May 25th, was well attended by Rising Sun Lodge, Aleppo Shrine and the Mini Haulers as well as the members of Pequossette Lodge. Please keep Brother Norcross’ family in your thoughts and prayers. He will be missed.

On a brighter note we had a great May stated meeting and a wonderful presentation was given on “Bunker Hill and its Masonic Significance” by Brother Donald Doliber from Massachusetts. I believe we had over 40 members in attendance and Brother Woodrow and Johnston put on a great meal !

We hosted this year’s fraternal visit from our brethren from the north as John Albro Lodge, their contingent of brothers from Canada, and wives and family members headed south of the border. The weekend’s events were full of light and fellowship. Thank you to Larry and Shelley Gullett for hosting the fellowship events and opening up their home. Thank you to John Bibeau and Paul Bielawski who worked tirelessly throughout the weekend helping with the many tasks that needed to get done. I am looking forward to next year when Rising Sun will travel north of the border to visit John Albro and our great friends there. They do a wonderful job hosting and I hope our weekend of events and fellowship entertained them as much

This month we have our Hiatus feast, so brethren please invite your lady, daughters, mothers and sisters to this event. Dinner will be provided by Larry Gullet with his famous pulled pork. We will have a short meeting from 7:30-8:00 pm then invite our guests into the lodge room for a special program for our ladies that have a masonic connection, including our Eastern Start Sisters and Rainbow Girls. Dress code is casual. Officers will be most likely in Bermuda Shorts and Hawaiian shirts or something to that effect.

On June 24th we will be initiating two members into Rising Sun, so please come and fill the sidelines. What an amazing impression it makes on a new candidate to show how active and passionate our lodge is and continues to be.

We also have the fishing trip coming up on Saturday, August 8th, I will have tickets in the next week or so for purchase.

This will be my last Trestleboard as we will not have any stated meetings in July and August, but will likely have some degree work to do and some fellowship events for the family.

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

Important Lodge Events

Wednesday, June 17, 2015
6:15pm Dinner 7:30pm Lodge Opens
Larry Gullett’s famed Pulled Pork for dinner, short meeting and special program for our ladies
PLEASE INVITE your Wife, Mother, Daughter, and Girlfirend

Officers Meeting EA Rehearsal
Wednesday June 3rd & 10th, 2015 – 6:30 pm

EA Degree – 2 Candidates
Wednesday June 24, 2015 – 7:00 pm

Masters & Wardens Meeting
Thursday, June 18, 2015 – location TBD

12th Annual Deep Sea Fishing Trip
Saturday, August 8, 2015
Please contact Guy Martineau, WM for tickets
603.315.4454 mobile

Trash Pick-up
June 28th – August 30th – October 18th
Many Hands Make Light Work !

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.

Monday June 8, -_York Rite Stated
Meridian Sun Chapter No 9, R.A.M., Israel Hunt Council No. 8, R.&S.M., & St. George Commandery No. 8, K.T. will hold their Stated Communication at the Masonic Temple in Nashua at 7:30 pm.

Strawbery Banke Portsmouth NH
Grand Lodge will hold a service at St, John’s Episcopal Church. Assemble at the William Pitt Tavern at 8:30 am. Will march to the church at 9:00am.

Cathedral of The Pines, Rindge NH
The annual St. John’s Day service will be held at Cathedral of The Pines. Grand Lodge will open at 10:30 am, so plan on being there around 10:00. It is about a 1 hour ride from Nashua. You are welcome to bring friends and family. .There will be a contingent from Rising Sun, including Worshipful Martineau. We will be leaving from the exit 8 park & ride around 9:00 am.

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

Brother Years
Robert B. Fletcher 59
Paul R. Josephson, Jr. 59
S. Jack Brenner 57
Donald E. Rowell 57
Ronald D. Weiss 56
Harold F. Bickford 43
Harry M. Willnus 36
John W. Herrholz 34
Raymond G. Ouellette 34
Stephen K. Bahsler 32
Treffley E. Sage 28
Ronald E. Carbary 27
John Callahan 20
Robert D. Jungkman 19
Leslie R. Hillier 18
Larry D. Gullett 17
Bruce S. Ricard 17
Dwight V. Cram 12
Gary T. Asselin Jr. 8
Antonio Farthing Jr. 8
David W. Tauer 6
Robert A. Hardman 5
Kevin M. Janvrin 5
Iraklis H. Lazaridis 5
Edward M. Waible 5
Michael A. Arnold 1
Daniel W. Leonard 1
Darren A. Stanizzi 1

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

Who was that man?

Mamma, who was that man with whom you stopped to chat?
I mean the one with the symbol on his hat.
Was he a policeman or perhaps a fireman or just someone you knew
What was that symbol on his hat that meant so much to you?
No, the mother stopped and answered, smiling at her son
I stopped to thank that special man for all that he has done
Perhaps he is a fireman or a member of the police, I really do not know
I just stopped to thank him for what he did for my niece not long ago
Remember when your cousin Jenny was so sick
That man and others like him helped to find a fix
That symbol on his hat you see, identifies the man
As someone to whom we all can go when we need a helping hand
He and all his Brothers can be found here in our town
They are always working wherever a need is found
Sometimes they are raising money for this cause or for that
You can always tell just who they are by the symbol on their hat
But it is not just the symbol that tells you who they are
As they work to help a crippled child to leap across the bar
Or to read to listening children gathered at their feet
Or help a new young student, his college fees to meet
They go into the schools each year to find a way to help a child
Reading to the classes, being a role model and a bringing a smile
Into the lives of many kids, who do not have a Dad
Trying to help others forget, times that have been bad
The symbol on the hat, you see, is just an outward sign
What really identifies them, my son, is their state of mind
It is the look in their eyes and the smile upon their face
As they work in our town to make it a better place
That is why I stop to chat when I see them on the street
To thank them for the way they care, to give them back a treat
Just to know that someone cares about the work they do
I hope that when you are a man, you will wear that symbol too.
by George D. Cael, PM of Carrollton Lodge 1400

Delivered as the Closing Charge at the May stated meeting of Rising Sun Lodge #39, Nashua, New Hampshire, by RWB and Secretary Brian Smith, PM.

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