Trestleboard – September 2017

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Rising Sun Lodge #39 F&AM

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From the east:

It seems like Summer started just a few short weeks ago, and we are now getting ready to go back to our September stated meeting in just a few short weeks.  The visitation season has already started and with RWDDGM Robert M. Porter at the helm we had a great time.  Thank you RW Brother Joe Beaumont for your services previously at the same position. We greatly appreciate it.
The brothers from John Albro lodge in Nova Scotia, Canada will be here to see us soon for a weekend of entertainment and brotherly fellowship in October.  We will be having a night of entertainment with a comedy show for $20 a person.
Over the summer we initiated two new brothers on their EA degree, and we are glad to have them working with Brother Gullett and Brother Webster as their mentors.
I am a strong believer in family first, so please make sure to take care of those who take care of you !
In Brotherly Love hope to see you at the next stated meeting.

Sincerely & Fraternally

Kenneth E. Ziehm, II W.M.

Mobil: 603 315- 1157

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2nd District-Visitation Schedule

6:30 Dinner

Contact Master or Secretary for Reservations

7:30 Lodge opens

9/26/17 Washington #61

10/02/17 Pulpit Rock #103

10/11/17 St. Marks #44

10/19/17 Spicket #85

10/24/17 Ancient York #89

11/08/17 Lafayette Bible #41

11/29/17 Rising Sun #39

Grand Lodge – 2017 Lodge of Instructions

The District Lodges of Instruction of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of New Hampshire will be held for the year 2017 as follows:

District      Location
Sept. 9      Noon 8           Gorham
Sept. 9 Evening       6            Holderness
Sept. 16    Noon        4           Concord
Sept. 16    Evening  1          Portsmouth
Sept. 23    Noon      2           Nashua
Sept. 23    Evening      3          Milford
Sept. 30    Noon  7           Franklin
Sept. 30    Evening      5            Alton


Meal at 12:00, Grand Lodge Opens at 1:00


Meal at 6:00, Grand Lodge Opens at 7:00

A current Dues Card is required for admission to the Lodges of Instruction.

Important Lodge Events

Stated Meeting

Wednesday, Sept 20, 2017

6:15pm Dinner 7:30 pm Lodge Opens

Special Events

See Inside for 2nd District Visitations and Grand Lodge – LOIs

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

Nashua & Other 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 September 11, 2017 – 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, September 12, 2017 –Ancient York Lodge

Will hold its Stated Communication at 7:30 pm, to be preceded by dinner at 6:30 pm.

Friday, September 22, 2017– O.E.S.

Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm.

Let’s Go To Lodge Tonight

My brother, let’s go to Lodge tonight

You haven’t been for years.

Let’s don our Lambskin Apron white

And sit among our peers.

I feel a kind of longing, see,

to climb those creaky stairs

I know it’ll be a thrill for me

to lay aside my cares.

We’ll meet the Tyler at the door

and though he’ll hesitate,

we’ll hear him say just as before,

Come in or you’ll be late.

I’d like to get out on the floor

Come on, let’s get in line

I want to face the East once more

And give the same old sign.

I want to hear the gavel rap

the Craftsmen to attention

and see the Master don his cap

a night without dissention.

So come! Pass up that picture show,

or your wrestling bout or fight

Switch off that TV set! Let’s go!

Let’s go to Lodge tonight.

Author Unknown

Masonic birthdays for September 2017:

Brother Years

Donald P. Phaneuf 9

Paul G. Bielawski 6

Christopher H. Fowler 6

Michael F. Rizzo 5

Scott A Smiledge-Farragamo 3

Stanley A. Norton 51

Michael Tibbetts 4

Jefferson K. Allen 40

Robert Rashkin 40

Michael W. Hogan 31

Keith Vaskelionis Jr. 31

Zoltan A. Retey 29

Michael F. Jean 27

Richard G. Coutoumas 17

Adam J. Freiband 10

Alan J. Sewell 7