Trestleboard – November 2016

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Rising Sun Lodge #39 F&AM
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Masonic Trestleboard
~ November 2016 ~

From the East

I heard we had a great and short meeting with not a lot of business in October. Thank you to Tim Marotte, Junior Warden for filling in for the Senior Warden and Myself as well as to the other officers and members who assisted! Your efforts are always greatly appreciated.

We have several important events coming up including our Thanksgiving Dinner in November, a Veterans Program in December and also our Visitation from our district officers on December 14th. I hope you can make each of these.

In December at our stated we will be voting for our new slate of officers to lead Rising Sun into the next phase. If you are a current officer, please ensure you are doing your best to ensure you are demonstrating you know your current role and you are prepared for your next role. If you are interested in becoming an officer or heading a committee please our Senior Warden, Junior Warden or myself.

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

Important Lodge Events



THURSDAY, NOV 24, 2016

Wednesday, Dec 14, 2016
Rising Sun Visitation
All officers required
all members for a great showing would be greatly appreciated.
6:30pm Dinner – 7:30pm Lodge Opens

Sunday, Dec 4, 2016
Veterans Program
2pm – Program Starts
4:30pm – Dinner

Sunday, Dec 11, 2016
(note: this date may change due to the veteran’s program)
Nashua Masonic Family Christmas Party

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.

Monday December 13, 2016–York Rite Stated
Meridian Sun Chapter No. 9, R.A.M., Israel Hunt Council No. 8, R.&S.M. and St George Commandery No. 8, K.T. will hold their stated communication at 7:30pm.

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016–Ancient York Lodge
Will hold its Stated Communication at 7:30 pm, to be preceded by dinner at 6:30 pm.

Friday, Nov 25, 2016– O.E.S.
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm.

Masonic Birthdays – November 2016
Happy Masonic Birthday to the following Brethren:

Brother Years
Christos J. Costaras 74
Allan M. Barker 69
Robert S. Mercer 69
Jesse F. Hall 65
Richard E. Gilson 58
Lewis H. Coronis 54
Stephen C. Norris 52
Earl S. Prolman 52
Robert E. Nicholson 50
Roland E. Miller 41
Reuben S. Streeper 38
Jon R. Widdowson 38
Christopher Robertson 35
Kenneth G. Cotter 27
Kenneth E. Patterson 18
Jonathan P. Ramsdell 9
Robert M. Marotte 7
Adam P. Shrey 7
William S. Horn 6
Leonard L. Perkins 6

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

We thank thee


2nd District-Visitation Schedule

6:30 Dinner
Contact Master or Secretary for Reservations
7:30 Lodge opens
11/9/16 Lafayette Bible Lodge #41 Goffstown
12/2/16 Washington Lodge # 61 Manchester
12/5/16 Pulpit Rock Lodge # 103 Pelham
12/14/16 Rising Sun Lodge # 39 Nashua

The DDGL, RW Robert Porter will be contacting you shortly to advise you of the portions of the MM Degree that each Lodge will be responsible for; following the format of last year where each Lodge was responsible for a portion of the FC Degree.


It was voted on during our September Stated Meeting that Lodge Dues will be going up to $105 for Rising Sun, combined with the GL Assessments for 2017 totaling $55 this brings the total to $160. Note that dues is due prior to the ensuing year. 2017 Dues is due on or before December 31, 2016

Make no small plans for they have no power to stir the soul.
Niccolo Machiavelli

Live as if you were living already for the second time and as if you had acted the first time as wrongly as you are about to act now!
Vince Lombardi

Action is eloquence.
William Shakespeare

Get Things Done !

Can you cook? Test your culinary skills by signing up to cook a Stated Meeting Dinner this will help Brother Tim Marotte significantly.


Rising Sun Lodge #39 – 2016 Officers

During this Thanksgiving month, let us be ever mindful of the many blessings bestowed on us by our Divine Creator

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.
2016 ANNUAL DUES IS DUE BY 12/31/15

You may pay via check, or electronically via the Rising Sun Website. You may also make donations electronically for specific funds as well.
Please see the Rising Sun Web site for details: