There might not be snow on the ground but it is time for the holidays and St. Mark’s has already started their annual Christmas Tree Sale!
The trees are grown here in New Hampshire and Vermont and we’re open for business from 12pm-7:30pm during the week and 9am-7:30pm on Saturday and Sunday. Don’t wait to pick yours up!
When you stop by to get your tree please consider donating to one of our current drives. We’re collecting non-perishable food items for the local food pantries, clothing for the local centers and we’re an official drop off location for Toys for Tots.
Hope we’ll see you and if not have a happy, healthy, safe holiday season and new year.
This past weekend we honored a number of individuals at St. Mark’s at our annual Masonic Veterans’ Program. We thanked those members who had served or are serving in the military along with acknowledging our Special Ladies, or the widows of those members that have passed on.
Bro. Richard Nelson, pictured at left with MW Stewart Aronson, Grand Master of New Hampshire, received his 60 year certificate. This award acknowledges sixty years of service to the Fraternity and is an achievement few obtain. He was surrounded by many of his family members who gave him a new apron to mark the achievement.
Along with Bro. Nelson our current Master, Wor. George Chapman was presented with the Major General John Sullivan Distinguished Service Medal in Bronze. This award is given to those Masons, who in the eyes of their Lodge, deserve special recognition for the service to the Fraternity, Community, and our Special Ladies. Wor. Chapman, pictured at right was joined by his wife and one of his grand daughters while he received the award.
The evening concluded with a dinner which included the collection of canned goods which will be donated to local food pantries.
On October 10, St. Mark’s Lodge raised FOUR Master Masons and all should be congratulated on their achievement.
Pictured from left to right, Bro. Richard Leavitt, Bro. Alexander Nelson, Wor. George Chapman, Bro. Evan Bush, and Bro. David Thompson.
While the raising of four Master Masons was historical, it was made all the more special in that Bro. Nelson is the FOURTH generation of his family to become a Master Mason. It should be noted that all four generations have been members of St. Mark’s.
Pictured below from left to right, Bro. Richard Nelson (grandfather), Bro. Alexander Nelson, and Bro. David Nelson (father). Congrats to the family.
Just a reminder to all the members of St. Mark’s Lodge that we have a Master Mason Degree scheduled for this Thursday evening, October 10th, work will begin at 7:30.
This will be a historical night as we will be raising a young man who represents the fourth generation of his family and his father and grandfather will be will us as well.
Don’t miss out on this evening, please make every effort to attend.
Just a reminder for everyone, our Annual Visitation is scheduled for Monday, September 30. Lodge will open at 7:30pm.
Please make every effort to attend and help support your Lodge and the District Officers.