Trestleboard – December 2015

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Masonic Trestleboard
~ December 2015 ~

From the EastI

Happy Holidays and Merry Christmas to all of you and your families.

Congratulations to Larry Gullett, John Woodrow, and Peter Shulkin for receiving the Rising Sun Quarry Award for their work in Masonry and for continuously going above and beyond in support of their lodge and community.

Thank you to our officers for a great year and for all their support of our lodge and myself. The past year has been filled with many high and low notes for our lodge and we continue press onward and upward to progress our lodge forward. We have exciting times before us and we have the opportunity to make a tremendous difference in our lodge, community, freemasonry and the world! BUT – we need your help.

Ask not what your lodge can do for you, but what you can do for your lodge!

Stay warm this winter and may your holiday season be filled with love, laughter and cheer! Enjoy this special time with your family and friends

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

Important Lodge Events

STATED MEETING
Annual and Election of Officers
Wednesday, December 16, 2015
6:15pm Dinner 7:30pm Lodge Opens

EA Degree
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
7:00pm pm Lodge Opens

SPECIAL EVENTS
Nashua Masonic Family Christmas Pancake Breakfast
Enjoy Breakfast with Santa and the magic of Gary the Magnificent in a return engagement. Breakfast to be served starting at 9:00am.
Sunday, December 6, 2015

2ND DISTRICT EVENTS – VISITATIONS
12/9/15- Wed Rising Sun – Nashua

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 Dec. 8, 2015 – Ancient York Lodge
Will hold its Stated Communication at 7:30pm, to be preceded by dinner at 6:30pm.

Monday December 14, 2015 – York Rite Bodies
Meridian Sun Chapter No. 9, R.A.M. Israel Hunt Council No. 8, R.&S.M. and St. George Commandery No. 8 K.T. will hold their Stated Communication at 7:30pm. Included will be a vote to raise the Council dues by $6.00, increasing them from $15.00 to $21.00 plus the Grand Council Assessment.

Friday, December 18, 2015– O.E.S.
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:00 pm.

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

Brother Years
Edward M. Annis 57
Jack H. Tottel 56
Samuel W. Kouchalakos 39
James F. McLaughlin 39
Robert A. Grogg 25
Jeffrey D. Alexander 21
George P. Brown 17
Norman J. Poisson 17
David J. Proulx 9
Robert S. Paul 8
Jay C. Taylor 7
Michael J. Marotte 6
David R. Curran 2
Stephen W. Dohoney 2
David A. Lewis 2
Dominick L. Mandeville 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

THE PERSON IN THE GLASS
When you get what you want in your struggle for self,
And the world makes us King for a day,
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself,
And see what that person has to say.
For it isn’t your father, mother, husband, or wife,
Whose judgment upon you must pass:
The person whose verdict counts most in your life,
Is the one staring back from the glass.
He is the person to please, never mind the rest,
For he is with you right up to the end,
And you’ve passed your most dangerous difficult test,
If the person in the glass is your friend.
You may fool the whole world down the pathway
Of years and get pats on the back as you pass,
But your final reward will be heartaches and tears,
If you’ve cheated the person in the Glass.

Dale Wimbrow, 1895-1954

2nd Masonic District – Visitation Schedule
I would certainly appreciate if everyone could make an effort to make the last 3 in support of the DDGM and DDGL which 2nd Masonic District – Visitation Schedule

I would certainly appreciate if everyone could make an effort to make the last 3 in support of the DDGM and DDGL which are Past Masters of Rising Sun Lodge !

Let’s See if we can fill the Room – – Please make every effort to come out and support your lodge!

Grand Master’s Award Status for Rising Sun Lodge

  1. Raise 1 Brother to MM
  2. 150 pts Masters Class (officers 10 points each, members 5 pts)
  3. Communications
  4. Phone Tree, email address list for alert
    b. 5 Members attend St Johns Day Service
    c. Secretary attend seminars by Grand Secretary
    d. Promote Annual Grand Lodge Charity Fund Drive
    e. Send Trestleboard to all its District Officers and Grand Lodge Officers
  5. Grand Lodge Attendance by required officers
  6. Invite DDGL to at least 2 rehearsals and successfully complete annual degree exam
  7. Masonic Awareness by accomplishing all of the following:
    a. Present “Community Builders Award”
    b. Participated in the Matching Funds Program
    c. Demonstrated involvement in a local charitable/volunteer activity.
  8. A Lodge must provide evidence that it has endeavored to increase the attendance at its meetings by accomplishing at least 3 of the following:
    a. Held a “Brother-to-Brother”, “Bring a Brother”, “White Apron”, or “Rusty Nail” Night.
    b. Held an event to honor its Special Ladies.
    c. Semi-Public “Veterans Awards Program”
    d. Past Masters Event.
    e. Invited the Grand Master
  9. Demonstrate concern for the elderly, youth and entire Brotherhood:
    a. “Reach-Out” personally contacting every Brother
    b. Visited Special Ladies and Shut-ins.
    c. Recognized Military Veterans.
    d. contribute to DeMolay & Rainbow
    e. Visited Evergreen Place.
  10. Promote Masonic Education

The intent of the Grand Master’s Award program is not to be sure that a Lodge reaches goals, but that it takes part in programs that lead to Lodge quality and Masonic success.

Can you cook? Test your culinary skills by signing up to cook a Stated Meeting Dinner this will help Brother Tim Marotte significantly.

Santa and his Elf – December 2014
RS39 Santa Elf

2015 ANNUAL DUES IS PAST DUE
You may pay via check, or electronically via the Rising Sun Website. You may also make donations electronically for specific funds as well.

Rising Sun Lodge #39 – 2015 Officers
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2nd Masonic District Officers

Right Worshipful Joseph J. H. Beaumont
District Deputy Grand Master

Right Worshipful Robert M. Porter
District Deputy Grand Lecturer

Worshipful Malcolm A. Wooff
District Education Officer

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.
2015 ANNUAL DUES IS PAST DUE
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/