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Scot Newbury is a "Freemason in the Digital Age," a Past Master of St. Mark's Lodge and writes about topics of interest to Freemasons and those interested in Freemasonry. You can read his writing at http://scotnewbury.com.

St. Mark’s welcomes three new Brothers!

Entered Apprentice Degree on 1/5/2017

On Thursday, January 5th, the members of St. Mark’s Lodge welcomed three new Brothers to the Fraternity. Congratulations Brothers and we look forward to helping you on your journey.

Pictured above with members of St. Mark’s Lodge are our three newest Entered Apprentices, Bro. Goldiamond, Bro. Lorden, and Bro. Hoskinson.

Presentation of Annual Donations

 

2016 Annual Charity Check Presentation
Photo courtesy of Derry News, Julie Huss photographer.

While charity isn’t something that only happens at the holidays, St. Mark’s Lodge continued a long tradition of presenting donations to local organizations during its annual Christmas Tree Sales Event.

Those involved with this year’s presentation are pictured above, from left are Fred Davila, St. Mark’s; Marilyn Olbricht of Sonshine Soup Kitchen; David McClane, St. Mark’s; Julie Levesque, Community Caregivers of Greater Derry; George Chapman, St. Mark’s; Cathy DiCampo, Derry News Santa Fund; and Judy Jurentkuff of the First Baptist Church Food Pantry.

Many thanks to these organizations for all the do to help the community and those in need.

St. Mark’s 2016 Masonic Veterans Program

The Worshipful Master, officers, and members of St. Mark’s Lodge would like to thank all those that attended our Masonic Veterans program this weekend.

Among those honored were Cathy DiCampo of Derry News for her service to the community with the Community Builders award. Ms. DiCampo was not able to be present to receive the award and it will be presented at a future date. She is heavily involved with the Derry News Santa Fund which takes in toys, clothing, food, and funds, to help those in the area.

The focus of the program then shifted to honoring our Masonic Veterans for the time they have given to the fraternity. Bro. George Hause was presented a 60 year certificate from Most Worshipful John Gordon, Grand Master of New Hampshire. In addition, Brother Thomas Latham and Brother David Drowne were also honored and were presented with 25 year pins by Worshipful McClane, Master of St. Mark’s Lodge.

Finally, Most Worshipful John Gordon presented Wor. Scot Newbury with the Major General John Sullivan Distinguished Service Award in Bronze. The award was in recognition for the service Wor. Newbury has given, and continues to give, to the Lodge and his community

Pictured above, Most Worshipful John Gordon (left) and Wor. Scot Newbury
Pictured above, Most Worshipful John Gordon (left) and Wor. Scot Newbury

Following the award ceremony the Pawtuckaway Beekeepers’ Association, who recently removed the bee colony from one of our columns, gave a presentation on bees and beekeeping.

Finally, a special thanks to Brothers Jeremy Ledoux and Guy Joyce for heading up the kitchen crew and providing a lasagna dinner with all the trimmings which was enjoyed by all.