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From the East – February 2014
As of the writing of this message the officers of your lodge have been officially installed for 2014 and most are beginning their second year in their current position. We started off the new-year by welcoming two new Entered Apprentices into our ranks. The degree was exemplified in outstanding fashion under the direction of Brother Guy Martineau who traded seats with me for the evening. I have to say that I found the degree more relaxing sitting in the West.
It is the time of year when we kick off our annual Bikes for Books program. For those of you who are not familiar with it, this is a program that we use to promote reading among children. We hold a competition in which children grades 1-6 are encouraged to read, and whoever reads the most books is given a bicycle, with a helmet and lock. Last year we gave out 36 bicycles (two per grade) at three local schools. It was very gratifying to see the look of joy on the faces of those who won. Anyone interested in helping out, whether in fundraising, assembly of the bicycles, or who wish to be present at the assemblies when the bikes are presented can contact myself, or the program chairman, Brother Steve Trachtenberg. Further details will be forthcoming.
I know it’s hard to look ahead to July while we are in the middle of winter, but we are currently planning the trip to visit our Brothers of John Albro Lodge in Halifax Nova Scotia. This will mark the tenth anniversary of our annual visitations. The program will be a little different this year, in that we will not be exemplifying any Blue Lodge degrees. Instead we will be performing two Scottish Rite public plays. All are invited to watch. For further details and for booking hotel reservations see the enclosed flyer. For more information – contact Larry Gullett, PM, Rising Sun Lodge #39 – 603 582-7233.
I would like to extend a special invitation to all of our Brothers with February Masonic birthdays to attend our next Stated. Allow me to greet you in the East, and along with all the Brethren, to wish you a Happy Birthday.
Stephen K. Bahsler, Master
No Nashua events scheduled.
No Nashua events scheduled
Monday, Feb. 3rd-Nashua Rehearse 4th & 7th, 6:15pm
Monday, Feb. 3rd-Rehearse 15th in Candia, 6:30pm
Monday, Feb. 10th-Nashua Rehearse 4th & 7th, 6:15pm
Monday, Feb. 10th-Rehearse 15th in Candia, 6:30pm
Monday, Feb. 17th-Nashua Rehearse 4th & 7th, 6:15pm
Tuesday, Feb. 18th-Rehearse 15th in Candia, 6:30pm
Monday, Feb. 24th-Nashua Perform 4th & 7th, 6:15pm
Wednesday, Feb. 26th-Nashua 6th & 15th, 6:15pm
Rising Sun Lodge
Wednesday, Feb. 12th – Officers’ Meeting, 7:00pm
Wednesday, Feb. 19th – Stated Communication, dinner at 6:15, meeting at 7:30.
Ancient York Lodge
Tuesday, Feb. 11th-Stated Communication, dinner at 6:30, meeting at 7:30.
Tuesday, Feb. 25th, Officers Meeting, 6:30pm
Sunday, Feb. 2nd-Super Bowl Party, Shrine Center
Saturday, Feb 15th-Valentine’s Dinner and Dance,
Nashua Assembly No. 9 meets on the first amd third
Thursday of each month (except July and August) at
7:00pm at the Nashua Masonic Temple.
Saturday, Feb. 15th-Murder Mystery Dinner Theater, Cocktail hour at 5:30pm
Friday, Feb. 28th-Stated Communication, 7:30pm.
I wish each of the above Brethren a
Stephen K Bahsler, W.M.
“You’re a Mason, aren’t you?”
Many of us who wear our Masonic rings or square and compasses lapel pins have heard that question before. After answering proudly in the affirmative we are usually told that the person who asked the question has a grandfather, father, uncle and/or brother who are or were Masons. But when we, in turn, ask if this person with such a wonderful family tradition plans to continue it, we are frequently given any number of reasons why they can’t or won’t. One of the most common reasons is that they are just too busy! We can’t help wondering if George Washington or Ben Franklin had that much spare time on their hands. Building a nation, after all, was a time consuming task and we never hear about how they spent their leisure time or where they went on vacation. And yet they found time for The Craft as did so many other famous Masons and millions of their not-so-famous brethren. We may be busier than they were but we also have more leisure time. Carving out some of that leisure time for the worthwhile activities of Freemasonry is a wise investment in personal growth and service to the community.
This new feature, inserted by popular demand, will attempt to list our Lodge’s events for this calendar year beyond the current month so that brethren can plan ahead. In some cases dates and times may only be approximate. For more exact information please refer to the monthly Trestleboard ‘Coming Events’ column.
Saturday, March 8 – District Table Lodge
1. Can vegetarians eat animal crackers?