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From the East – March 2014
I am sure that by now you are as sick of the winter as I am. Well take heart, pitchers and catchers have already reported for spring training.
Your lodge has a number of projects underway and we need your help. As reported last month our annual Bikes for Books program is ramping up and we need volunteers. You can assist in many ways, such as in fundraising (bring any ideas you have to the table), or helping to purchase or assemble bikes. You might also want to be present at the assemblies at the schools when we award the bicycles. It was gratifying to see the look on the children’s faces when they found out they won. Anyone interested in assisting can contact either myself, or Steve Trachtenberg.
We are also working to rebuild our Special Ladies Program. These are the widows of departed Worthy Brothers. We used to remember them in so many ways, but over the years this fell by the wayside. We are working on building a Special Ladies Committee and Brother John Woodrow has agreed to chair it. We need volunteers to help him. Committees of one are no fun, as many of you know. If you are interested in helping, you know what to do.
Brethren, you will only get as much out of Masonry as you are willing to put into it. You can serve your Lodge and your Brethren in so many ways. All you have to is ask how can I help? I have heard it said that 5.00% of the people make things happen; 10.00% of the people watch things happen, and the other 85.00% say what happened? Which group are you going to be in?
I would like to extend a special invitation to all of our Brothers with March 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.
Monday, Mar. 10th – 7:30pm, Meridian Sun Chapter No. 9, R.A.M. -Israel Hunt Council No. 8, R.& S.M. and Saint George Commandery No. 8, K.T. Will hold their Stated and Annual Communication at the Nashua Temple. Business will include annual reports as well as election and installation of officers.
Saturday, Mar. 22nd-Commandery Inspection Coffee at 8:00am. Work 9:00am-Noon, lunch to follow.
Tuesday, Mar. 18th Stated NH Consistory & VN 7:30pm
Friday, Mar. 21st Social Night 7:00pm
Rising Sun Lodge
Wednesday, Mar. 12th – Fellow Craft Degree Rehearsal
Wednesday, Mar. 19th-Stated Communication, dinner at 6:15pm, meeting at 7:30pm
Wednesday, Mar. 26th – Lesson proficiency and Fellow Craft Degree if entitled.
Ancient York Lodge
Thursday, Mar. 6th-Masters & Wardens Meeting 6:30pm
Friday, Mar. 7th-EA Degree 6:30pm
Tuesday, Mar. 11th-Stated Communication. Dinner at 6:30pm, meeting at 7:30pm
Monday, Mar. 17th – Stated Communication at 6:00pm at Concord Shrine Center.
Saturday, Mar. 1st -Charity Ball 7:00pm to 11:00pm in Franklin.
Thursday, Mar. 6th – Rainbow Pledge Meeting, 7:00pm.
Sunday, Mar. 9th – Mr NH Rainbow Pageant, Portsmouth Temple, 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
Thursday, Mar. 20th- Rainbow Pledge Meeting, 7:00pm.
Saturday, Mar. 29th – Official Visit of GWA – Nashua Masonic Temple, 7:00pm to 9:00pm.
Saturday, Mar. 15th – Cook-Off Noon to 5:00pm.
Friday, Mar. 28th Stated Communication, 5:00pm Meeting,
6:15pm Hamloaf dinner, 7:30pm Visitation
I wish each of the above Brethren a
Stephen K Bahsler, W.M.
THIRSTY HORSES WANTED
It’s a true saying that you can lead a horse to water but you can’t make him drink. This applies to organizations like ours with voluntary membership and participation. It follows that members who regularly attend meetings and participate in lodge activities represent a percentage of total membership. A percentage that will tend to remain the same from year to year. So the best way to increase attendance and participation is to increase membership. In other words, find some more thirsty horses and give them plenty of water to drink.
NEXT MONTH: FINDING THIRSTY HORSES
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.
Additional information will be added as it becomes available.
Saturday, March 8 – District Table Lodge
Wednesday, June 24 – Stated Communication and Hiatus Family Dinner
Thursday, July17 to Sunday, July 20 – Nova Scotia Trip
A paraprosdokian is a figure of speech in which the end of a sentence is unexpected:
1. Where there’s a will, I want to be in it.
2. Since light travels faster than sound, some people appear bright until they speak.
3. If I agreed with you, we’d both be wrong.
4. War does not determine who is right- only who is left.
5. Knowledge is knowing a tomato is a fruit. Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
6. Women will never be equal to men until they can walk down the street with a bald head and a beer gut, and still think they are sexy.
7. I used to be indecisive. Now I’m not so sure.
8. Going to church doesn’t make you a Christian any more than standing in a garage makes you a car.
9. You’re never too old to learn something stupid.
10. I’m supposed to respect my elders, but it’s getting harder now to find any.