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From the East – May 2014
Last night we had the honor of welcoming a new Brother into our ranks when we conferred the Entered Apprentice upon Kenneth Steinberg, son of Brother Herb Steinberg. I know there are several of us who have enjoyed the privilege being able to call our fathers, and for some even grandfathers, both Brother and friend. We will continue to be busy as we have a number of candidates working their way through the degrees.
We have a number of activities planned for the coming months, as you can see in our schedule of events. Our next rubbish pick-up along route 102 in Hudson will take place Sat, May 3. We will meet for breakfast at Cookie’s Chuck Wagon in Hudson at 7:30 am, and assemble at Alvirne High School around 8:30 am. Remember many hands make work light. We need your help.
Our Bikes for Books program is well under way and we will be presenting the bicycles at the first two schools on Tuesday May 6 at assemblies to be held in the morning. It really is fun to be part of this experience and see the excitement on the winners faces as they receive their bikes. You are all welcome to attend. It would be nice if the Lodge had a good turnout at the assemblies. For further information you can contact myself or Brother Trachtenberg.
We are planning our tenth annual visit to our Brothers in Nova Scotia for July 17 -20. We are not going to be exemplifying any degrees this year, but will instead be presenting some Scottish Rite plays that are allowed to be viewed by the public. This will give our spouses, significant others, and family some idea of what we do. The ladies will even be presenting a play. Anyone interested in taking part, or in heading north of the border with us should contact R.W. Brother Larry Gullett for information.
We are going to be holding a Veterans program on Sunday June 1 at 3:00 pm. This will be a time to honor our Masonic members who have earned awards for their years of membership in our Fraternity. This will be a joint event with our Sister Lodge, Ancient York Lodge. It will be followed by a prime rib dinner at 5;00 pm. There will be no assessment for the honorees and their family, but for the rest of you the assessment is $10.00. The honorees who are eligible for service awards will be contacted and invited to the event. Reservations with myself or the Secretary.
There are a number Brethren who have not as yet paid their 2014 dues. Some of you even owe for two years. Look in your wallet. If your dues card does not say 2014 on it, then you are not current. If you are unable to meet this obligation let me know. Your Lodge would like to help those of you in need. All you have to do is ask.
I would like to extend an invitation to those of you who have Masonic Birthdays in May. Come to our Stated Communication and allow your Brothers to all wish you a Happy Masonic Birthday !!.
Stephen K. Bahsler, Master
Friday, May 16th – Sunday, May 18th Annual Meeting in Manchester.
Friday, May 9th – Grand Banquet, 6:30pm-9:30pm in Manchester.
Saturday, May 10th – Grand Annual Meeting, 8:30am-4:00pm in Manchester.
Tuesday, May 27th, 7:30pm-10:00pm, Valley of Nashua – Stated Conclaves & Rendezvous.
Rising Sun Lodge
Saturday, May 3rd – Rubbish removal along route 102 in Hudson. Breakfast at Cookie’s Chuck Wagon at 7:30am, assembling at Alvirne High at 8:30 am.
Tuesday, May 6th – Presentation of Bicycles at two local schools, This will be done at morning assemblies at the two schools. Anyone is welcome to attend. For further information contact Brother Trachtenberg or the Master.
Wednesday, May 7th – Officers meeting on the fourth floor of the Masonic Temple at 7:00. All are welcome. Come and find out how you can serve your Lodge.
Wednesday, May 14th – Fellow-Craft Degree at 7:00 pm. There will be no dinner, but refreshments will follow.
Wednesday, May 21st – Stated Communication. Dinner at 6:15 pm, meeting at 7;30 pm.
Sunday, June 1st – Joint Veterans Program with Ancient York Lodge. This is a semi-public event so bring along your friends and family. The program will begin at 3:00 pm and be followed by a prime rib dinner at 5;00 pm. There will be no assessment for honorees and their families, but for the rest of you it is $10.00. Reservations with the Master or the Secretary.
Ancient York Lodge
Saturday, May 3rd -5:00pm Veterans & Past Masters Night.
Tuesday, May 13th -6:30pm Stated Communication.
Friday, May 30th -6:00pm-10:30pm Bektash Smoker.
Thursday, May 1st – Nashua and Pledge Rainbow
Saturday, May 3rd – PGWA Adviser night for Initiation- Penacook – 7pm. Past Grand Officers will put on degrees for several girls.
Saturday, May 10th – Rainbow Grand Officer “Adopt a Slave” Davids House Fundraiser – Goffstown Temple-4pm
Thursday, May 15th – Nashua and Pledge Rainbow
Sunday, May 4th -Grand Conductress organizational meeting – Bristol
Sunday, May 18th -OES Grand Rep Reception
Friday, May 23rd -Stated Communication 7:30pm
Saturday, May 24th -Fisher Cats Baseball game
Stephen K Bahsler, W.M.I wish each of the above Brethren a
Attest: Brian J Smith, P.M. Secretary,
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.
Wednesday, June 24 – Stated Communication and Hiatus Family Dinner
Thursday, July 17 to Sunday, July 20 – Nova Scotia Trip.
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