We had a MM Degree on the 5th of June and Raised two brothers to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason. It was a great night, a full house and great fellowship. Pictured Hear Left to right is our newest brother Dave Price and our Senior Deacon Justin Dearborn . Their new dues cards are on the way. Welcome to Our new brothers!
We just finished the annual communication of Grand Lodge, the United Grand Lodge of England is celebrating their 300th Anniversary, and we will be raising two new Master Masons this week. It is a good time for masonry right now.
Our MM degree is scheduled for tomorrow night, starting at 7:00. The candidates did their lessons last Weds night so all we have is the degree. No dinner, refreshments after.
On Saturday help us say goodbye to our departed Brother Victor Wright at 2:00 at the UU church. I would like brethren to be there around 1:30 to get organized.
That evening is the Blazing Star Eureka – Horace Chase joint table lodge. A BLAST if you haven’t been to one (but be sure to come hungry).
St. John’s Sunday is coming up and our very own RW Larry Sprague will be speaking in Rindge.
Our BBQ and beanbag toss tourney will be at the July stated. Hope to see everyone around.
Karl R. Olson,
Last night was our April Stated combined with a Fellow Craft Degree where we Passed two EA’s to the Degree of Fellow Craft, a good night was had by all. Our new line of officers stepped right into their new shoes and our Prompter did not have much to do. The Middle Chamber lecture was given by our DDGM R.W. Bro. Larry Sprague. The new Fellow Crafts were treated to their first lesson review by Harris Lodge’s W.M. the R.W. Bro. Karl Olson.
It really does not matter how many of these degrees that I attend – they are always an enlightening experience. Congrats to our two new Fellow Crafts: Bro. Dave Price, Jr. and Bro. Brian Michael Duchesne.
Of Harris Lodge #91, Warner, New Hampshire, Stated Meeting, Calendar, Dates to Remember
Greetings from the East
The 2017 annual meeting and election of officers is now behind us. I extend my humble thanks to the lodge for electing me Worshipful Master for another year. Over the last year efforts have been made to stabilize our lodge and now we can begin to chart our future course. To that end I ask two questions; what do you expect from your Masonry and is Harris Lodge everything you want it to be. These topics will be raised for discussion in future meetings.
We have brothers who need to progress in Masonry and I intend to hold a Fellow Craft degree in conjunction with our April communication. Our DDGM Larry Sprague will deliver the middle chamber lecture (schedule permitting). I will be posting notice of the rehearsals to the officers.
Things to begin to think about include fund raising ideas for the lodge, how we want to commemorate the 300th celebration of St. John’s Sunday in June and what additional activities we might like to try.
We have been informed of the passing of two brothers, Gordon Heddeng and Victor Wright. There are no details about services for these brothers yet, we will let you know when we know more.
I am excited that you will soon see changes to our trestleboard. We are going to try to include more color and more information about Harris Lodge and its members past and present.
I hope to see you all at one of our upcoming functions.
Karl R. Olson,
New Officers Elected
At our Annual meeting, we elected our officers for 2017. First time elected officers were Bro. Andy Bennert as Junior Warden and Bro. Robert B. Yonaitis as Secretary. For a complete list of officers elected and appointed please visit our website: www.harrislodge.com/officers.htm
We have all watched Bro. Bennert pass through his lessons, ritual and all Lodge work with devotion and hard work.
It is great to see this advancement along with Bro. Zanes advancing to Senior Warden and Bro. Dearborn stepping up to Senior Deacon. Of course, thanks to all the officers continuing in their roles from last year. You can view photos from the event on our blog and Facebook.
Official 2017 Officer Photo
The official 2017 officers photo will be taken at the next stated meeting, make sure you look dapper, this will be used for our social media; Facebook, Twitter, Website and next month’s Trestleboard.
Social Media – You Can Help
In case you did not know we have social media presence on the internet through Facebook, Twitter, our Website and our own blog.
All Photos that are posted on Facebook by the Secretary will also be posted on the blog.
Also, please feel free to submit your own stories or photos for the blogs or Facebook. We will proofread and edit your stories for you. Please send your photos or stories to the secretary.
Reminder: If you have not sent in your 2017 dues they are due, please remit them ASAP. If you have questions about your dues or dues card please e-mail, firstname.lastname@example.org
Know someone in sickness or distress call Fred 224-6892 or Louie 746-3160
A Special Thanks
This is the first Trestleboard that I have helped to put together as Secretary. I follow in the footsteps of Harris Lodge’s Past Master, and Past Secretary, Worshipful Bro. Robert W Lawrie. Bob will be a hard act to follow and I am sure all brethren will join me in extending our thanks for all he has done for the Lodge. While Bro. Lawrie will no longer be our Secretary, we hope to see him and Lynne around the Lodge as often as possible.
April Masonic Birthdays
Gary J. Gross — 4-29-2009
William D. Chapin, Sr. — 4-11-1962
Lee M. Brewster — 4-04-1998
Donald H. Wheeler, Jr. — 4-16-1986
Justin H. Dearborn — 4-29-2009
- Dates to Remember:
Sat Apr 8th 4:30 PM New England Brotherhood Night, East Providence RI More information: http://www.nhgrandlodge.org/calendar/
- Wed Apr 12th 7:30 PM Harris Lodge Stated Meeting and FC degree, Dinner at 6:30pm
- Mon Apr 17th 7:00 PM Masters and Wardens Class (4th District) – St. Peter’s Lodge (Bradford) or King Solomon’s Lodge (Elkins)
- Wed May 10th 7:30 PM Harris Lodge Stated Meeting, Dinner at 6:30pm
Please remember the Harris Lodge Calendar is now Online: http://harrislodge.com/calendar.html
“Associate with men of good quality if you esteem your own reputation; for it is better to be alone than in bad company.” Bro. George Washington. Read more about George Washington as a Mason at this Website: https://gwmemorial.org/
Karl R. Olson
Robert B. Yonaitis
It was a great pleasure to attend, Help Prepare the food and Serve. Plus taking these photos
Getting ready for the work of the day
Installing Officers and Officers – Think I see some Past Masters of Harris Lodge in there
I am a sucker for a photo of a Dog
Treasurer Peter D. Crouch, P.M Horace Chase – Writing me a check maybe 🙂
The New Senior Warden of Horace Chase Bro. Rodney W. Sewall, Jr.
New PM of Horace Chase No. 72