Trestleboard – March 2016

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

From the East

What a busy year so far, many thanks to all who supported our lodge. Especially to Ken Ziehm, Steve Bahsler, Larry Gullett, Dennis Webster, Joe Beaumont and all the rest who made our Fellowcraft Degree happy this past month while I was traveling. It looks like it will be the same case in March for the FC on March 9th as I will be traveling again for work.

We are very busy with degree work, fundraisers and activities – what a wonderful thing being a Mason is in this world. Look to the beehive my brothers – be industrious and find new ways to improve yourself in masonry. Be active and be part of our wonderful fraternity and family.

What a great presentation on the beginning of our lodge and Rising Sun’s Charter by our newly installed Lodge Historian, RW- Roger W. Gaskill who served our lodge for 47 years as secretary and is still running strong finding new ways to help. I look forward to the continuation and part 2 of Rising Sun from Brother Gaskill.

We also have our trip to Nova Scotia coming up in July, please see Larry Gullett or myself. It would be great to see a great showing this year ! Can we reach 40 Masons in attendance for this? I think we can – clear your schedules now.

March will surely be a busy month – please consider coming to the degree work and stated meeting which will include light, fellowship and fun. It continues to be a great spectacle seeing the sidelines full !

May God Bless and the Luck of the Irish be with you !

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

Important Lodge Events

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

FC DEGREE (IF ENTITLED)
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 9, 2016
WEDNESDAY, MAY 11, 2016
7:00 PM LODGE OPENS

STATED MEETING
OPENING ON MM DEGREE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 16, 2016
6:15PM DINNER 7:30 PM LODGE OPENS

MM DEGREE
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23, 2016
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 27, 2016
5:30 PM LODGE OPENS 1ST SECTION
6:30PM DINNER
7:30 2ND SECTION

2ND DISTRICT EVENTS
MASTERS CLASS
THURSDAY, MARCH 24, 2016
PULPIT ROCK LODGE #103 – PELHAM, NH

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,March 8, 2016–Ancient York Lodge
Will hold its Stated Communication at 7:30 pm, to be preceded by dinner at 6:30 pm.

Monday March 14 – Nashua York Rite Bodies
Will hold their Stated and Annual Communication at 7:30pm. Business will include election and installation of officers and a discussion about the future of the York Rite in Nashua. Can it survive?

Friday, March 25, 2016– O.E.S.
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm.

Valley of Nashua Scottish Rite Degrees are coming up for the Spring Reunion – if you are interested in the Scottish Rite please see any member of the Valley of Nashua.

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

Brother Years
Carl B. Cudhea 67
Davis P. Thurber 67
Charles H. Farwell Jr. 65
Paul K. Geddes 60
Alton M. Hopkins 58
Roland N. Petersen 55
Gerald K. Classon 49
George D. Van Dyke 49
Courtney R. Sargent 48
Roland F. Young Jr. 48
Richard C. Clifton 40
George J. Louzek Jr. 38
C. Wayne Libby Jr. 37
Robert G. Hampton 34
Maurice J. Cloutier Jr. 33
Thomas E. Spencer 33
Robert A. Maffee 32
Thomas A. Maffee 32
Roger J. Pellerin 30
Carey L. Wallace 30
Kurt M. Markarian 28
Paul F. Matthews 27
William M. Martin 19
Donald J. Campbell 17
Clement G. Hartley 17
William R. Kime 17
Raymond R. Russell Jr. 17
Guy R. Martineau 13
Kenneth E. Ziehm III 12

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

We will have a special presentation during our March meeting for our newly raised Master Masons – I encourage all to attend who have not had the opportunity to see Brother Tom Rizzo perform The Candle Light Charge also known as the Canadian Charge.

For the program we will open on the Master Mason degree and shortly after open up the meeting to any Fellow Crafts and Entered Apprentices if in attendance.

On Yonder Book Charge -written by M.W. Benjamin L. Hadley, P.G.M. (sometimes referred to as the “Candle Light Charge”), also, The Mason’s Vow and The Mason’s Pledge were published in The Poetry of Freemasonry 1876 by Rob Morris and again in 1885. The Mason’s Vow contains the refrain “On Yonder Book that Oath I took…etc.”

DO YOU JUST BELONG?
Are you an active member
the kind that would be missed
or are you just contented
that your name is on the list?

Do you attend the meetings
and mingle with the flock
or do you stay at home
and criticize and knock?

Do you take an active part
to help the work along
are you satisfied to be
the kind that “JUST BELONG”?

Do you ever go and visit
a member that is sick
or leave the work to a few
and talk about the clique?

Think this over, member,
you know right from wrong
are you an active member
or do you “JUST BELONG”?

By Joseph Servocky

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

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.
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