2014 St. Mark’s Masonic Veterans’ Program

The Brethren of St. Mark’s Lodge would like to thank all those that came out yesterday to help us honor just a few individuals that have given back so much to the Fraternity and the Community.

Pictured below Kimberly Bavaro receiving the Community Builder’s Award from Worshipful Frank Garcia. Ms. Bavaro is the Executive Director of The Upper Room, located in Derry NH.


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Following the presentation of our Community Builder’s Award, Most Worshipful Stewart L. Aronson, presented Bro. Al Lamson with the Major General John Sullivan Distinguished Service Medal in Bronze.


Pictured above from left to right are MW Aronson, Bro. Lamson, and his Wife Delores.

Bro Lamson has served the Lodge as Treasurer for many years, is the driving force behind the annual Christmas Tree fundraiser, and keeps the Lodge up to date on ChIP events in the area.

We’d also like to extend a thank you to all the Past Masters of St. Mark’s that were able to attend the event. They’re pictured below with our Grand Master, District Deputy Grand Master, and our Sullivan Award recipients.



Picture from left to right; Rt. Wor. David Smith, Wor. Charles Morton Sr. (Honorary Past Master, 2008), Wor. Richard Webster (Sullivan Award in Silver, 2012; Master, 1984), MW Stewart Aronson, Bro. Richard Nelson (Sullivan Award in Bronze, 2011), Wor. George Chapman (Sullivan Award in Bronze, 2013; Master 2011-2013), Wor. Scot Newbury (Master, 2009-2010), Bro. Al Lamson (Sullivan Award in Bronze, 2014), Wor. Frank Garcia (Master 2014).

Finally, but far from least, we would like to extend a special thank you to the Ladies of Eastern Star for making sure we were well fed following the program.


Opening of New Children’s Space at Derry Public Library

St. Mark's Lodge at the opening of the new Derry Public Library Children's SpaceOn August 8th members of the Derry Public Library and St. Mark’s Lodge participated in a ribbon cutting ceremony to mark the opening of the new children’s space at the library which was donated by the Lodge.

The children’s space includes items such as kitchen, puppet theater and a costume chest for kids to enjoy and the area is ringed with bookshelves full of books to encourage reading as well.

Pictured above from left are Library Director Cara Barlow, Children’s Librarian Nicole Giroux, Lodge Members, Al Lamson, Allan Virr, Joseph Rubin, George Chapman, and Harry Moore.

(photo via Nutfield News)