January 2018 Trestle Board

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Rising Sun Lodge #39 F&AM

From the east 

I want to thank everybody for all they have done at the lodge this year.  Thank you to the line and the Past Masters for stepping up where I have been unable, it is appreciated.    Also special congratulations to the SW Br. Marotte and The SD Br. Woodrow for performing an excellent FC degree to 2 brothers last month.  We also raised a new brother last month which is always a special occasion.  Keep in mind getting these candidates in the door is just the beginning the top and bottom line signers need to keep in touch as they are the first and probably most important point of contact.

Thank you to RW Br. Gullett and W Br. Webster for their encouragement to the new candidates as well, without their tutoring we would not have been able to keep our candidates moving forward.

I have been blessed with a great Masonic family. Thank you all, and I hope to be of greater service to all of you this year.

Look for somebody this month that you can help, and go out of your way to help them.  You will be glad you did.


Til next month.


Your Servant.


WM Ken Ziehm



This time of year is important for many persons in setting goals and resolutions for the year to come. What kinds of goals have you set for yourself in the lodge? Is there a particular type of ritual that you would like to learn? Are you researching Masonic history to share with your Brothers? Is your goal to become a more active Lodge Member? Is there a non-masonic friend you have who might like to learn more about our great fraternity?

Of course most people don’t follow through on their resolutions and within a couple of weeks they are soon forgotten. But as a Freemason, whatever your particular goal or resolution might be, you have a great advantage; in our Fraternity there is always a trusty Brother waiting to assist you. Perhaps you will be that brother who will be asked to assist. One of our purposes is to make good men better. What better way than to assist a Brother in achieving a goal?

Adopted from Midnight Freemasons

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 2018 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.



Important Lodge Events

Stated Meeting

Wednesday – January 17, 2018

Business will include the annual meeting and installation of officers (short form)

6:15 pm Dinner, 7:30 pm lodge opens.

Special Events

Wednesday – FEBRUARY 28, 2018

master mason degree if entitled.

first section 5;30 pm, dinner 6:30 pm, second section 7:30 pm.

Wednesday – march 7, 2018

entered apprentice degree

lodge opens at 7:30 pm.

Wednesday – march 28, 2018

fellow-craft degree if entitled.

lodge opens at 7:30 pm.

Elected Officers – Rising Sun 2018

Worshipful Master: Kenneth Ziehm II

Senior Warden Timothy Marotte

Junior Warden Richard Johnston

Secretary Brian Smith

Associate Secretary Steve Bahsler

Treasurer Kevin Bailey

Associate Treasurer Larry Gullett

Trustee: Ed Waible

Grand Lodge Rep: Michael Tebbetts

Masonic Birthdays 

Brother Years

Donald C. Pickering 69

James A. Wood 61

Robert L. Clark 54

Philip W. McCubrey 54

Frederick W. Pauling 46

Rodney J. Padmore 41

Malcolm R. Holden Sr. 36

Kurt E. Peterson 36

Dennis Webster 36

Richard L. Johnston 24

Jeffrey S. Stanley 24

Rodney D. Gagnon 21

Paul M. Haskell Sr. 21

Paul A. Sabol 18

Richard F. Hartford 17

Gregory A. Hackney 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