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~ October 2018 ~


October gave a party;

The leaves by hundreds came –

The Chestnuts, Oaks, and Maples,

And leaves of every name.

The Sunshine spread a carpet,

And everything was grand,

Miss Weather led the dancing,

Professor Wind the band.

The Chestnuts came in yellow,

The Oaks in crimson dressed;

The lovely Misses Maple

In scarlet looked their best;

All balanced to their partners,

And gaily fluttered by;

The sight was like a rainbow

New fallen from the sky.

Then, in the rustic hollow,

At hide-and-seek they played,

The party closed at sundown,

And everybody stayed.

Professor Wind played louder;

The flew along the ground;

And then the party ended

In jolly “hands around.”

  • George Cooper

From the East 


Let me start by saying Thank You for all the assistance you have rendered to the lodge in the last year, it is truly appreciated. That being said, we have a large brotherhood here at Rising Sun 39 and in direct correlation a great need.  We need assistance in the following areas:  The Special ladies, turkey drive, the 200th anniversary committee and for the sick and needy in our group. I have been blessed by having a great group of brothers who step up to the plate as needed, but we can always use more assistance as many hands make light work.  If you are willing to help please let me know ASAP. The 200th anniversary of our lodge is rapidly approaching, and in order to plan for it we have started a fundraising initiative the $100 club, which is being directly appropriated to offset the costs of preparing for such an event.  Nobody like to talk about money, but if we just keep sweeping it under the rug we will never be ready for such a gigantic event in our lodge history.  As Master, I am a servant, not a dictator.  The lodge has directed me that they want to celebrate this event, and it cannot be done without some help.  If you want more information about the club please let any line officer know and they will be glad to assist.

Lastly, many of our elderly brothers seem to be in need of rides to lodge or maybe just an ear to listen and laugh with, please make it a point in your daily routine to be part of the solution by spending 5 minutes out of your day to look after a brother in need.

Thank You, and I look forward to seeing you in Lodge.

WM RS39 Ken Ziehm


Important Lodge Events

Stated Meeting

Wednesday, Oct 17, 2018

6:15pm Dinner 7:30 pm Lodge Opens

Saturday, October 20, 2018

Statewide Open House

See Details inside

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.

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018–Ancient York Lodge

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

Friday, October 19, 2018– O.E.S.

Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold an initiation of two candidates at 7:30 pm.

Friday, October 26, 2018– O.E.S.

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

Remaining Visitations

The following visitations remain for the Second Masonic District for the 2018 -2019 year. Dinner is at 6:30, Lodge opens at 7:30. Dinner reservations are a must.

October 18 – St. Marks (EA 1st section)
October 30 – Ancient York (MM 2nd section)
November 15 – Washington (EA 1st section)
November 29 – Spicket (FC 1st section)
December 4 – Lafayette-Bible (FC 1st section

State wide Open house 

The Nashua-area community is cordially invited to join the Nashua Masonic Bodies at the Masonic Building, 196 Main Street in Downtown Nashua, NH (elevator at 200A Main Street) on Saturday, October 20, 2018 to learn about the history and tenets of Freemasonry and its affiliated bodies.

All New Hampshire Masonic Lodges will be open on October 20, 2018 from 9 AM-3 PM as a part of the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire’s NH Statewide Masonic Open House.

Tours of the building will be conducted and members will be available to answer questions throughout the day.

Members of our appendant and affiliated bodies will also be represented, including Pilgrim Chapter No. 55, Order of the Eastern Star and Nashua Assembly No. 9, International Order of the Rainbow for Girls.


Masonic birthdays 

Brother Years

Owen F. Walton 54

Richard J. Thompson 47

Joseph J. Beaumont 36

Brian J. Smith 36

Brian C. Turner 36

Frederick M. Raban 33

George P. Ivy 27

Steven E. Munzing 27

Dimitrios Katsioulis 23

Robert M. Porter 16

Michael A. Christopher 14

Norman W. Pelletier 13

John J. Dagianis 12

Stanley R. Heinrich 12

Pascal H. Corbinand 8

John C. Woodrow 8

Anthony F. Zanichkowsky 8

Jonathan R. Bibeau 7

Mark E. McLaughlin 7

Robert A. Nolet Jr. 7

Stephen M. Trachtenberg 7