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.
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.
Important Lodge Events
Wednesday, Sept 19, 2018
6:15pm Dinner 7:30 pm Lodge Opens
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 Stated – 1s & 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.
Masonic Birthdays –September 2018
Happy Masonic Birthday to the following Brethren:
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