Rising Sun Lodge #39 F&AM
From the east
I want to thank everybody for all they have done at the lodge this year. Thank you to the line and the Past Masters for stepping up where I have been unable, it is appreciated. Also special congratulations to the SW Br. Marotte and The SD Br. Woodrow for performing an excellent FC degree to 2 brothers last month. We also raised a new brother last month which is always a special occasion. Keep in mind getting these candidates in the door is just the beginning the top and bottom line signers need to keep in touch as they are the first and probably most important point of contact.
Thank you to RW Br. Gullett and W Br. Webster for their encouragement to the new candidates as well, without their tutoring we would not have been able to keep our candidates moving forward.
I have been blessed with a great Masonic family. Thank you all, and I hope to be of greater service to all of you this year.
Look for somebody this month that you can help, and go out of your way to help them. You will be glad you did.
Til next month.
WM Ken Ziehm
HAPPY NEW YEAR !!!!
This time of year is important for many persons in setting goals and resolutions for the year to come. What kinds of goals have you set for yourself in the lodge? Is there a particular type of ritual that you would like to learn? Are you researching Masonic history to share with your Brothers? Is your goal to become a more active Lodge Member? Is there a non-masonic friend you have who might like to learn more about our great fraternity?
Of course most people don’t follow through on their resolutions and within a couple of weeks they are soon forgotten. But as a Freemason, whatever your particular goal or resolution might be, you have a great advantage; in our Fraternity there is always a trusty Brother waiting to assist you. Perhaps you will be that brother who will be asked to assist. One of our purposes is to make good men better. What better way than to assist a Brother in achieving a goal?
Adopted from Midnight Freemasons
It was voted on during our September Stated Meeting that Lodge Dues will be going up to $110 for Rising Sun, combined with the GL Assessments for 2018 totaling $55 this brings the total to $165. Note that dues is due prior to the ensuing year. 2018 Dues is due on or before December 31, 2017
2016 Annual Dues Is Seriously Past Due
2017 Annual Dues Is Past Due
2018 Annual Dues is Coming Soon
You may pay via check, or electronically via the Rising Sun Website. You may also make donations electronically for specific funds as well.
Important Lodge Events
Wednesday – January 17, 2018
Business will include the annual meeting and installation of officers (short form)
6:15 pm Dinner, 7:30 pm lodge opens.
Wednesday – FEBRUARY 28, 2018
master mason degree if entitled.
first section 5;30 pm, dinner 6:30 pm, second section 7:30 pm.
Wednesday – march 7, 2018
entered apprentice degree
lodge opens at 7:30 pm.
Wednesday – march 28, 2018
fellow-craft degree if entitled.
lodge opens at 7:30 pm.
Elected Officers – Rising Sun 2018
Worshipful Master: Kenneth Ziehm II
Senior Warden Timothy Marotte
Junior Warden Richard Johnston
Secretary Brian Smith
Associate Secretary Steve Bahsler
Treasurer Kevin Bailey
Associate Treasurer Larry Gullett
Trustee: Ed Waible
Grand Lodge Rep: Michael Tebbetts
Donald C. Pickering 69
James A. Wood 61
Robert L. Clark 54
Philip W. McCubrey 54
Frederick W. Pauling 46
Rodney J. Padmore 41
Malcolm R. Holden Sr. 36
Kurt E. Peterson 36
Dennis Webster 36
Richard L. Johnston 24
Jeffrey S. Stanley 24
Rodney D. Gagnon 21
Paul M. Haskell Sr. 21
Paul A. Sabol 18
Richard F. Hartford 17
Gregory A. Hackney 7
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.
Kenneth E. Ziehm II, W.M.
Attest: Brian J Smith, P.M., Secretary