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~ October 2018 ~

OCTOBER’S PARTY

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 

Brethren,

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

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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

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From the East

The Summer months are now behind us, and we are moving forward with candidates and their degrees.  The Fishing trip was an excellent adventure and was a great recruiting tool for the lodge as we should be seeing a request to join our Masonic lodge from one of the people that went on the trip.  We can thank Br. Martineau for another successful trip where everybody caught a ton of fish and had a lot of brotherly love displayed between multiple lodges.

Now that we are back in the swing of things District visitations are in full swing, and are a great way to go see parts of the degrees being performed around District #2.  RW DDGM Br. Robert M. Porter is from your lodge, and it is important that we support him in all his endeavors.  The format has changed and is very enjoyable, and I always enjoy seeing brothers from the other lodges.

Our Special ladies were taken on the Mt. Washington on Lake Winnepesaukee thank to the efforts of Br. Peter Shulkin.  That being said he could use a hand in assisting the special ladies committee.

The 200th anniversary of our lodge is coming up in the next few years and we are looking for volunteers for the committee, please let me or SW Tim Marotte know if you are interested in helping.

Finally, please help us help you, by letting us know if someone is sick or in distress, so that we can try to make a plan and fulfill our oath of brotherly love.

I look forward to seeing you in Lodge soon.

Kenneth E. Ziehm II, W.M.

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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

Important Lodge Events

Stated Meeting

Wednesday, Sept 19, 2018

6:15pm Dinner 7:30 pm Lodge Opens

Special Events

See Inside for 2nd District Visitations

DISTRICT 2 LOI ON SATURDAY, SEPT 15, IN NASHUA. LUNCH 12:00 NOON, LODGE OPENS AT 1:00 PM.

DISTRICT 3 LOI ON SATURDAY, SEPT 15, IN MILFORD DINNER 6:00 PM, LODGE OPENS AT 7:00 PM

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 Stated1s & 3rd Thursdays

Nashua Assembly No. 9, International Order of Rainbow for Girls will meet at 7:00 pm.

Friday, September 28, 2018– O.E.S.

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

Saturday, September 29, 2018– O.E.S.

Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Annual Installation of Officers at 2:00 pm at the Temple in Nashua.

The following visitation schedule has been established 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.

September 12 – Rising Sun Lodge (MM 1st section)
September 20 Pulpit Rock (FC 1st section)

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)

 

2017 Annual Dues Is Seriously Past Due

2018 Annual Dues is Past Due

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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Masonic Birthdays –September 2018

Happy Masonic Birthday to the following Brethren:

Brother Years

Donald P. Phaneuf 10

Paul G. Bielawski 7

Christopher H. Fowler 7

Michael F. Rizzo 6

Scott A Smiledge-Farragamo 4

Michael Tibbetts 5

Robert Rashkin 41

Keith Vaskelionis Jr. 32

Zoltan A. Retey 30

Michael F. Jean 28

Richard G. Coutoumas 18

Adam J. Freiband 11

Alan J. Sewell 8

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

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~ February 2017 ~

From the East

First, Thank you to everybody, and more specifically Pilgrim Chapter No. 55, OES Rainbow Girls, Grand Lodge of NH, Past Masters, Brethren all, and my Family. I was a little awed at all the love shown and I hope to serve you well.

We are starting a new chapter, but let us remember that Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth are our foundation and we should be ever mindful in that pursuit. I would ask that in the next year you take 5 minutes out of every day and devote it to these three ideas, and just call up someone in your masonic family and connect with them in the way that only a brother can. The reason I am still here after all these years is that my top and bottom line signers and lodge officers would always call me before an event an invite me as a new mason.

Again Thank You all, See you at the next stated meeting, and if you know of someone in need or distress please let a line office know. If we don’t know, we can’t help!

Fraternally,
Kenneth E. Ziehm II, Worshipful Master
Attest: Brian J. Smith, PM Secretary

Important Lodge Events

STATED MEETING
WEDNESDAY – FEBRUARY 15, 2017
6:15PM DINNER – 7:30 PM LODGE OPENS

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.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017 – Ancient York Lodge
Will hold its Stated Communication at 7:30 pm, to be preceded by dinner at 6:30 pm.

Monday Feb 20, 2017 8:00 pm St. George Commandery No 8, K.T.
There will be a special meeting at the Temple in Nashua for all the members to discuss a plan to make your Commandery viable again. We have reached the tipping point and have to decide how best to move forward. We will be assembling in the card room, following the Scottish Rite rehearsal.

Friday, February 24, 2017 – O.E.S.
Pilgrim Chapter No. 55 will hold its’ Stated Meeting at 7:30 pm.

Masonic Birthdays – February 2017
Happy Masonic Birthday to the following Brethren:

Brother Years
Roger W. Gaskill 66
John G. Senter 62
Kenneth P. Blanchard 55
G. Raymond Palmer 48
Randy S. McMullen 33
Steven F. Maffee 31
David A. Barker 26
Shawn N. Jasper 26
William Luszey 25
Rock W. Romeo 24
Wayne R. Johnson 22
Anthony F. Phillips, Jr. 21
Thomas V. Mullen 16
Jason F. Ruimerman 14
Gregory W. Chenevert 11
Matthew A. Stanizzi 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.

Kenneth E. Ziehm II, W.M.
Attest: Brian J Smith, P.M., Secretary


Elected Officers – Rising Sun 2017

Worshipful Master: Kenneth Ziehm II
Senior Warden: Timothy Marotte
Junior Warden: Stephen Trachtenberg
Secretary: Brian Smith
Associate Secretary: Steve. Bahsler
Treasurer: Larry Gullett
Associate Treasurer: Kevin Bailey
Trustee: Ed Waible
Grand Lodge Rep: Michael Tebbetts

The Masonic core principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth

Freemasonry instils in its members a moral and ethical approach to life: it seeks to reinforce thoughtfulness for others, kindness in the community, honesty in business, courtesy in society and fairness in all things. Members are urged to regard the interests of the family as paramount but, importantly, Freemasonry also teaches and practices concern for people, care for the less fortunate and help for those in need. Freemasonry has at it’s heart the three core principles of Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth.

Brotherly Love. Every true Freemason will show tolerance and respect for the opinions of others and will behave with compassion and understanding to his fellows.

Relief. From earliest times Freemasons have been taught to help those in distress without detriment to their dependents, and to give their support to outside charities.

Truth. Freemasons strive for truth both in their view of themselves and in their dealings with others. Masonry requires high moral standards and its members endeavor to uphold these principles in their public and private lives.

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Dues

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


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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

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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
2016 ANNUAL DUES IS PAST DUE
2017 ANNUAL DUES IS DUE
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: http://risingsun39.org/