Trestleboard – January 2016

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Rising Sun Lodge #39 F&AM
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Masonic Trestleboard
~ January 2016 ~

From the EastI

Brethren – as we finish 2015 and say good bye to some fond memories and some of our Masonic Brothers, I would like to thank each of your for the efforts you have put forth both in lodge and in your own lives to represent Rising Sun and Freemasonry !

Congratulations to all of the officers for 2015 and I look forward to working with each of the officers in 2016 in continuing to build our lodge, making it more sustainable for future generations. Special thank you to Roger Gaskill for his over 50 years of service as Secretary and Associate Secretary! Rising Sun is truly fortunate to have such a jewel within our lodge and I look forward to having him as our Lodge Historian ! Part of his role will be to continue to assist the Secretary and newly elected Associate Secretary.

We have a busy schedule coming up in the beginning of the year with an EA degree on January 6th and February 3rd as well as a FC on January 13th.

Our trip to Nova Scotia this year will be the weekend after the 4th of July and is promising to be another great time of fellowship with our friends northeast of us. We invite each of you and your significant other to join us !

I hope each of you have enjoyed some well-deserved time off during the holiday season and I would like to wish each of you a Happy New Year that is filled with love, health, happiness, and prosperity !

2015 as Worshipful Master has been a wonderful year filled with accomplishment, fellowship, love, and challenges. I look forward to 2016 with even greater success!

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

Important Lodge Events

STATED MEETING
ANNUAL AND INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 20, 2016
6:15PM DINNER 7:30 PM LODGE OPENS

EA DEGREE
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 6, 2016
7:00 PM LODGE OPENS

FC DEGREE (IF ENTITLED)
WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 13, 2016
7:00 PM LODGE OPENS

EA DEGREE
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3, 2016
7:00 PM LODGE OPENS

SPECIAL EVENTS
VALENTINE’S DAY DANCE
SAT, FEBRUARY 13, 2016 – 6 TO 10 PM
NASHUA MASONIC TEMPLE

2ND DISTRICT EVENTS
MASTERS CLASS @ JEWELL LODGE
THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 2016

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, January 12, 2016–Ancient York Lodge
Will hold its Stated Communication at 7:30 pm, to be preceded by dinner at 6:30 pm.

Friday, January 22, 2016– O.E.S.
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm.

Masonic Birthdays – January 2016
Happy Masonic Birthday to the following Brethren:

Brother Years
Donald C. Pickering 67
James A. Wood 59
Robert L. Clark 52
Philip W. McCubrey 52
Frederick W. Pauling 44
Rodney J. Padmore 39
Malcolm R. Holden Sr. 34
Kurt E. Peterson 34
Denis Webster 34
Richard L. Johnston 22
Jeffrey S. Stanley 22
Rodney D. Gagnon 19
Paul M. Haskell Sr. 19
Paul A. Sabol 16
Richard F. Hartford 15
Gregory A. Hackney 5
Geoffrey R. Legg 4

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

Rising Sun – 2016 Officers
Elected Officers

  • Worshipful Master: Guy R. Martineau
  • Senior Warden: Kenneth E. Ziehm II
  • Junior Warden: Timothy R. Marotte
  • Secretary: Brian J. Smith
  • Assoc. Secretary: Stephen K. Bahsler
  • Treasurer: Larry D. Gullett
  • Assoc. Treasurer: Robert M. Porter

Appointed Officers

  • Senior Deacon: Stephen M. Trachtenberg
  • Junior Deacon: Jonathan R. Bibeau
  • Senior Steward: Robert A. Nolet, Jr.
  • Junior Steward: Paul G. Bielawski
  • Chaplain: Richard J. Thompson
  • Assoc. Chaplain: Leonard Perkins
  • Marshall: John C. Woodrow
  • Tyler: S. Jack Brenner
  • Organist: Dennis Webster
  • Historian: Roger W. Gaskill

Elected Positions

  • Trustee: Edward M. Waible
  • Grand Lodge Rep: Paul G. Bielawski

Happy new year!
2016 on the beach

Νew Years come and New Years go,
Pieces of time all in a row.
As we live our life, each second and minute,
We know we are privileged to have you in it.
Our appreciation never ends
For our greatest blessings:
Our family and friends.

MASONIC NEW YEARS RESOLUTION
As we see out 2015 and welcome in a New Year, many will use this period as a time of reflection. At this time we would do well to remember that although Masonry is known as a “Progressive Science”, it should also be viewed as a “Reflective Science”. The true purpose of Masonry is to gain knowledge of oneself, and of one’s own relationship with his God. We should use our Lodge time as a place to think, to consider our fellow-man, and to gain wisdom. Looking inward is the place to begin, to evaluate shortcomings with respect to our obligation, and our charges and commitment to the working tools of each degree.

You might ask yourself what did I do in 2015, and what can I do to make 2016 Masonically better? Did I hold true to my values all year long? Did I lose a friend through lack of communication? Did I visit and help brothers in need often enough? Did I do all that was required of me in time of need? Did I listen to those brothers who asked for my advice as well as to those that whispered council in my own ear? Did I make new friends? Did I create any enemies? Did I leave something undone that I could have finished? These are but some of the questions one could ask of oneself.

From the web magazine “Freemason Information”

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2015 ANNUAL DUES IS PAST DUE
2016 ANNUAL DUES IS DUE BY 12/31/15
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 – 2016 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
2016 ANNUAL DUES IS DUE BY 12/31/15
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/