Trestleboard – October 2016

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

From the East

What a great meeting last month with a great meal provided by our Senior Warden, Ken Ziehm and two of our newest Master Masons – Kevin Bailey and Ron Vincent. Thank you to all who helped cook and clean up!

It is always great to see the lodge room full and I want to thank everyone for coming out. From the feedback I received it sounds like everyone thought the programs were extremely beneficial from our SW, Ken Ziehm and RWDDGL Bob Porter presenting responsibilities and expectations of officers and members to RW Brother Gaskill who gave us another truly amazing story on the history of Rising Sun Lodge.

I am asking all members to try to make it to the Open House and our Stated Meeting in October, as I will not be around and our Brother Junior Warden will certainly need assistance. Please come out and support him during my absence.

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

Important Lodge Events




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 December 13, 2016–York Rite Stated
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.

Tuesday, Oct. 11, 2016–Ancient York Lodge
Will hold its Stated Communication at 7:30 pm, to be preceded by dinner at 6:30 pm.

Friday, October 28, 2016– O.E.S.
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm.

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

Brother Years
John R. Hilchey 56
Owen F. Walton 52
Richard J. Thompson 45
Joseph J. Beaumont 34
Brian J. Smith 34
Brian C. Turner 34
Frederick M. Raban 31
George P. Ivy 25
Steven E. Munzing 25
Dimitrios Katsioulis 21
Robert M. Porter 14
Michael A. Christopher 12
Norman W. Pelletier 11
John J. Dagianis 10
Stanley R. Heinrich 10
Pascal H. Corbinand 6
Jeffrey M. Lamontagne 6
John C. Woodrow 6
Anthony F. Zanichkowsky 6
Jonathan R. Bibeau 5
Mark E. McLaughlin 5
Robert A. Nolet Jr. 5
Stephen M. Trachtenberg 5

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

Statewide Open House

Saturday, October 15, 2016
All are welcome!
200A Main Street, Nashua
8 – 10am
FREE Pancake Breakfast
First come, first served. 4th Floor.

10am – Presentation
A History of Masonry in Nashua and the Nashua
Masonic Building by Robert Bianchi of
Rising Sun Lodge. 3rd Floor, Lodge Room.

11am – Q&A Session
An open Q&A Session with representatives from
all of Nashua’s Masonic Bodies.
3rd Floor, Lodge Room.

1pm – Presentation
A presentation by Bro. Ryan Flynn of Ancient
York Lodge, discussing the operative origins of
Freemasonry in the middle ages.
3rd Floor, Lodge Room.

Tours of the building will be conducted and members will
be available to answer questions throughout the day. A craft
table for children will also be available on the 4th floor

2nd District-Visitation Schedule

6:30 Dinner
Contact Master or Secretary for Reservations
7:30 Lodge opens

9/14/16 – Jewell Lodge # 94 Pembroke
9/26/16 – St. Marks Lodge # 44 Derry
10/4/16 – Ancient York Lodge # 89 Nashua
10/20/16 – Spicket Lodge # 85 Salem
11/9/16 – Lafayette Bible Lodge #41 Goffstown
12/2/16 – Washington Lodge # 61 Manchester
12/5/16 – Pulpit Rock Lodge # 103 Pelham
12/14/16 – Rising Sun Lodge # 39 Nashua

The DDGL, RW Robert Porter will be contacting you shortly to advise you of the portions of the MM Degree that each Lodge will be responsible for; following the format of last year where each Lodge was responsible for a portion of the FC Degree.

Grand Lodge – 2016 Lodge of Instructions

The District Lodges of Instruction of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of New Hampshire will be held for the year 2016 as follows:

Date District Location
Sept. 9-Friday 5 Alton
Sept. 10-Saturday 8 Gorham
Sept. 16-Friday 3 Milford
Sept. 17-Saturday 4 Concord
Sept. 23-Friday 7 West Franklin
Sept. 30-Friday 2 Nashua
Oct. 1-Saturday 6 Ossipee
Oct. 7-Friday 1 Portsmouth

Meal at 6:30, Grand Lodge Opens at 7:30
Book Sales will be available starting at 5:30 PM

A current Dues Card is required for admission to the Lodges of Instruction.


It was voted on during our September Stated Meeting that Lodge Dues will be going up to $105 for Rising Sun, combined with the GL Assessments for 2017 totaling $55 this brings the total to $160. Note that dues is due prior to the ensuing year. 2017 Dues is due on or before December 31, 2016

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

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.
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: