November 2017 trestle board

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~ November 2017 ~

From the east 

Lodge activity was impressive in October with the annual visitation from our brethren in Canada. I want to be sure to thank Br. Larry Gullet for scheduling the visit and Br. Guy Martineau for hosting the cookout.  The comedy show was a smashing success, along with visiting all the district lodges and the planetarium in Concord, NH.

As you know we have an EA degree on Wednesday Nov 8, 2017 for the candidate we unanimously approved at our last stated meeting.  We will be performing this degree at Lafayette Bible Lodge on the 8th of November in Goffstown as part of the 2nd Masonic District Visitation schedule with RW Br. Robert Porter as the DDGM.

It was nice to see the sidelines full at the last stated meeting along with a few brothers who had not been in a while.  If you need a ride or know somebody that does please let us know and we will make arrangements to assist a worthy brother.  Brotherly Love may be what we do best as Masons, but it takes communication to make sure we enable ourselves to do the best job possible.  I look forward to seeing you all at our District visitation on the 29th of November and our stated meeting this month.

 Charity does not begin at home, it begins at the place of greatest need. 
 Charity should be given because it is the right thing to do, not for thanks, praise or medals. 

Kenneth E. Ziehm II, W.M.

Mobile: 603-315-1157

Email: ken@harmony-re.com

It was voted on during our September Stated Meeting that Lodge Dues will be going up to $110 for Rising Sun, combined with the GL Assessments for 2017 totaling $55 this brings the total to $165. Note that dues is due prior to the ensuing year. 2018 Dues is due on or before December 31, 2017

2016 Annual Dues Is Seriously Past Due

2017 Annual Dues Is Past Due

2018 Annual Dues is Coming Soon

You may pay via check, or electronically via the Rising Sun Website. You may also make donations electronically for specific funds as well.

www.risingsun39.org

Important Lodge Events

Special communication

Wednesday, Nov 8, 2017

rising sun lodge will confer the ea degree upon our newest candidate, as part of the visitation at lafayette bible lodge in goffstown nh. The EA part of the visitation has been cancelled the visitation will go on as planned 

6:30pm dinner 7:30 pm Lodge Opens

Stated Meeting

Wednesday, Nov 15, 2017

6:15pm Dinner 7:30 pm Lodge Opens

VISITATION

Wednesday, Nov 29, 2017

6:30pm Dinner 7:30 pm Lodge Opens

Special Events

Thursday, Nov 23, 2017

Thanksgiving Dinner – 2:00 pm

4th Floor – Nashua Temple

SUNDAY, DEC 9, 2017

NASHUA MASONIC FAMILY CHRISTMAS PARTY

4th Floor – Nashua Temple 8AM – 11AM

8am-11am

Nashua & Other 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 11, 2017–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, Nov 13, 2017–Ancient York Lodge

Will hold its Stated Communication at 7:30 pm, to be preceded by dinner at 6:30 pm.

Friday, Nov 24, 2017– O.E.S.

Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm.

 

Masonic Birthdays –November 2017

Happy Masonic Birthday to the following Brethren:

Brother Years

Christos J. Costaras 75

Allan M. Barker 70

Robert S. Mercer 70

Jesse F. Hall 66 Richard E. Gilson 59

Lewis H. Coronis 55

Stephen C. Norris 53

Earl S. Prolman 53

Robert E. Nicholson 51

Roland E. Miller 42

Reuben S. Streeper 39

Jon R. Widdowson 39

Christopher Robertson 36

Kenneth G. Cotter 28

Kenneth E. Patterson 19

Jonathan P. Ramsdell 10

Robert M. Marotte 8

Adam P. Shrey 8

William S. Horn 7

Leonard L. Perkins 7

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.

Kenneth E. Ziehm II, W.M.

Attest: Brian J Smith, P.M., Secretary

October TB 2017

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Masonic open House 

Saturday, October 21, 2017

All are welcome!

200A Main Street, Nashua

9am – 3pm

The Nashua-area community is cordially invited to join the Nashua Masonic Bodies at the Masonic Building, 196 Main Street in Downtown Nashua, NH (elevator at 200A Main Street) on Saturday, October 21, 2017 to learn about the history and tenets of Freemasonry and its affiliated bodies.

All New Hampshire Masonic Lodges will be open on October 21, 2017 from 9 AM-3 PM as a part of the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire’s NH Statewide Masonic Open House.

Tours of the building will be conducted and members will be available to answer questions throughout the day.

Members of our appendant and affiliated bodies will also be represented, including Pilgrim Chapter No. 55, Order of the Eastern Star and Nashua Assembly No. 9, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.

From the East

As a child growing up, my favorite characters on Sesame St were the loveable Bert and Ernie. The one character would always ask the other the one the same question over and over, and after what seemed to be an eternity of the same question being asked and answered with temperance, fortitude and justice the other character ultimately became Awnry ( No longer Ernie).

 Many brothers in our lodge have displayed Brotherly love, Relief and Truth and I want to thank and congratulate them for that display. Collectively I call this character BeRT.  The counterpart to this character is Awnry.  We seem to display both of these characteristics in our lodge. Masonry and life in general.  However, I would like to see BeRT being displayed more often as nobody wants to be around Awnry. 

The next time you see a problem in lodge or in your own life, remember people are seeing you as a Mason, and you may be the only representative they ever see. Remember the person you are dealing with may be experiencing a divorce, death, sickness or loss of a job. I hope on that day you remember you remember your oath to be BeRT and not Awnry.

Ken Ziehm

RS 39 WM

Kenneth E. Ziehm II, W.M.

Mobile: 603.315-1157

Email: ken@harmony-re.com

OCTOBER’S PARTY

October gave a party;

The leaves by hundreds came –

The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,

And leaves of every name.

The Sunshine spread a carpet,

And everything was grand,

Miss Weather led the dancing,

Professor Wind the band.

The Chestnuts came in yellow,

The Oaks in crimson dressed;

The lovely Misses Maple

In scarlet looked their best;

All balanced to their partners,

And gaily fluttered by;

The sight was like a rainbow

New fallen from the sky.

Then, in the rustic hollow,

At hide-and-seek they played,

The party closed at sundown,

And everybody stayed.

Professor Wind played louder;

The flew along the ground;

And then the party ended

In jolly “hands around.”

  • George Cooper

 

Important Lodge Events

Stated Meeting

Wednesday, Oct 18, 2017

6:15pm Dinner 7:30 pm Lodge Opens

Saturday, October 21, 2017

Statewide Open House

See Details inside

2017 Annual Dues Are 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.

www.risingsun39.org

Nashua & Other 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, Oct. 10, 2017–Ancient York Lodge

Will hold its Stated Communication at 7:30 pm, to be preceded by dinner at 6:30 pm.

Friday, October 27, 2017– O.E.S.

Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm.

 

2nd District-Visitation Schedule

6:30 Dinner

Contact Master or Secretary for Reservations

7:30 Lodge opens

Remaining Visitations:

10/19/17 Spicket #85

10/24/17 Ancient York #89

11/08/17 Lafayette Bible #41

11/29/17 Rising Sun #39

John Albro Lodge returns to Nashua Friday, Oct 20 and 21. On Friday, all are invited to join them and their ladies as we tour the McAuliffe-Shepard Discovery Center in Concord, followed by a gathering that evening at Wor. Bro. Guy Martineau’s in Litchfield. On Saturday, they’ll tour the Lodges in the District during the annual Open House. Saturday night is a Comedy Night at the Lodge. Tickets are $20 per person, which includes 3 comedians, 2 drinks, and appetizers. For more information, please contact the Worshipful Master or Right Worshipful Bro. Larry Gullett 

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

Masonic October Birthdays 

Brother Years

John R. Hilchey 57

Owen F. Walton 53

Richard J. Thompson 46

Joseph J. Beaumont 35

Brian J. Smith 35

Brian C. Turner 35

Frederick M. Raban 32

George P. Ivy 26

Steven E. Munzing 26

Dimitrios Katsioulis 22

Robert M. Porter 15

Michael A. Christopher 13

Norman W. Pelletier 12

John J. Dagianis 11

Stanley R. Heinrich 11

Pascal H. Corbinand 7

Jeffrey M. Lamontagne 7

John C. Woodrow 7

Anthony F. Zanichkowsky 7

Jonathan R. Bibeau 6

Mark E. McLaughlin 6

Robert A. Nolet Jr. 6

Stephen M. Trachtenberg 6