Trestleboard – November 2015

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Masonic Trestleboard
~ November 2015 ~

From the EastI

Brethren – truly a great stated meeting this past month with 2 visitors from New Mexico and Florida – it is great to see visitors at our lodge. I could not have been more proud as Master with the compliments we received extending courtesies to our guests. Also, thank you to Ed Waible for the wonderful meal with the help of Ken Ziehm and Peter Shulkin. Thank you to all those that helped and also made the clean-up easy for them.

This month we have our stated meeting and 2 final visitations before our own on December 9th. Please see the calendar of events. Let’s try to get some new brothers out to the visitations to see if we can show up in some impressive numbers in support of our DDGM and DDGL which are Past Masters of Rising Sun Lodge.

Officers please be ready with your parts for the EA Degree and also the Master Mason Opening. On December 2nd we have an EA degree for two newly voted on members.

We will be having Thanksgiving Dinner at the Lodge beginning at 2:00pm but I know RW Bro Gullett will be there earlier than that preparing our feast. You and your families are invited and there is no cost. Please make a reservation as quickly as possible.

Lastly – think back on your month, your day and this year as it is now coming to a close, did you make a difference in someone’s life? Did you help a brother in need? Masonry is a wonderful organization, the fellowship is only part of what we share as we part upon the square, what is great indeed is our charity which is our creed.

Mini Guy MartineauFraternally,
Guy R. Martineau, W.M.
Mobile: 603.315.4454

Important Lodge Events

Wednesday, November 18, 2015
6:15pm Dinner 7:30pm Lodge Opens

Thanksgiving Day Dinner
Thursday, November 26, 2015 – 2pm

EA Degree
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
7:00pm pm Lodge Opens

Officers Meeting
Wednesday, November 4, 2015 – 6:30 pm

11/23/15 – Mon St Marks – Derry
11/30/15 – Mon Pulpit Rock – Pelham
12/9/15- Wed Rising Sun – Nashua


Saturday, November 21, 2015
Grand Lodge opens at 9:30am
Breakfast at Airport Diner in Manchester at 6:30am

Nashua Masonic Family Dates

Rainbow Stated – 1s & 3rd Thursdays
Nashua Assembly No. 9, International Order of Rainbow for Girls will meet at 7:00 pm.

Friday, October 23, 2015– O.E.S.
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting and installation of officers at 7:00 pm..

2nd Masonic District – Visitation Schedule
Only 3 Visitations left including Rising Sun’s on December 9th. I would certainly appreciate if everyone could make an effort to make the last 3 in support of the DDGM and DDGL which are Past Masters of Rising Sun Lodge !

6. 11/23/15 – Mon St Marks – Derry
7. 11/30/15 – Mon Pulpit Rock – Pelham

8. 12/9/15-Wed Rising Sun – Nashua

Dinner will be served at 6:30pm
(Reservations are Required – please contact the Master or Secretary of the appropriate lodge)
Lodge Opens at 7:30pm

“I have walked with people whose eyes are full of light but see nothing in sea and sky, nothing in city streets, nothing in books.

It were far better to sail in the night of blindness with sense, and feeling and mind than to be content with the mere act of seeing. The only lightless dark is the night in ignorance and insensibility.”

― Hellen Keller

Masonic Birthdays – November 2015
Happy Masonic Birthday to the following Brethren:

Brother Years
Christos J. Costaras 73
Allan M. Barker 68
Robert S. Mercer 68
Jesse F. Hall 64
Richard E. Gilson 57
Lewis H. Coronis 53
Stephen C. Norris 51
Earl S. Prolman 51
Robert E. Nicholson 49
Roland E. Miller 40
Reuben S. Streeper 37
Jon R. Widdowson 37
Christopher Robertson 34
Kenneth G. Cotter 26
Kenneth E. Patterson 17
Jonathan P. Ramsdell 8
Robert M. Marotte 6
Adam P. Shrey 6
William S. Horn 5

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.

Guy R. Martineau, W.M.
Attest: Brian J Smith, P.M., Secretary

Can you say tonight in parting
with the day that’s slipping past
That you helped a single brother
of the many that you passed?
Is a single heart rejoicing
over what you did and said?
Does the man whose hopes where fading,
Now with courage look ahead?
Did you waste the day or lose it,
Was it well or poorly spent?
Did you leave a trail of kindness,
Or a scar of discontent?
As you close your eyes in slumber,
Do you think God will say,
You have earned one more tomorrow,
By the work you did today

Charles L. Mead 33°
Boynton Lodge #236

33rd degree testimonial - Nov 2015
33rd Degree Testimonial, November 1, 2015

Rising Sun Lodge was well represented at the testimonial dinner to honor New Hampshire’s newly coroneted Thirty Third Degree Masons. The honorees were Worshipful Brothers Jeffrey L. Brown and Wayne I. Elliot, M.W. Wendall L. Woodward PGM, and two of our own; Worshipful Brother Denis Webster and Right Worshipful Brother Larry D. Gullett. The contingent from Rising Sun Lodge pictured above, are all Past Masters of your Lodge, and Thirty Third Degree Masons and includes three Past Grand Masters of NH.

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

Rising Sun Lodge #39 – 2015 Officers

2nd Masonic District Officers

Right Worshipful Joseph J. H. Beaumont
District Deputy Grand Master

Right Worshipful Robert M. Porter
District Deputy Grand Lecturer

Worshipful Malcolm A. Wooff
District Education Officer

Need a Ride?
It’s nicer when you’re there. Need a lift to Lodge? Give the Master or Secretary a call. We’ll get you a ride. Call Guy at 603-315-4454 or the temple at 603-821-5196.
You may pay via check, or electronically via the Rising Sun Website. You may also make donations electronically for specific funds as well.
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