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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

Statewide Open House Saturday Oct. 16, 2010

On Saturday October 16th starting at 9am and running until 3pm every Masonic Temple in the state will be open to the public.

This is your opportunity to get your questions answered, see the inside of that “mysterious building,” and meet some of the members.

Mark your calendars and we look forward to seeing you on the 16th.

Rainbow Sunday is April 11

Rainbow Sunday is when Rainbow attends church together in honor of Brother Reverend W. Mark Sexson who founded Rainbow in 1922.  It would be nice to get as many Brothers as possible to attend with them.

No aprons or regalia, just show up to support the girls

Derry Assembly is going to attend at:

The Church of Transfiguration
1 Hood Road, Derry

Services are at 10:30.

Congratulations to all on a successful Visitation

I would like to thank everyone who helped make our annual visitation a success. From the officers and their long hours in rehearsal to those that organized and served the meal – everyone who attended commented on how well the evening went and how happy they were to see St. Mark’s preform so well.

Once again thanks to all.

Don’t forget our weekly rehearsal/lesson nights on Sundays starting at 7pm – they’re a great source of fellowship as well as learning.

Wor. Scot Newbury, Master
St. Mark’s Lodge #44 F. & A.M.

Upcoming Events

Square & CompassThis is just a quick reminder that there a few events that you’ll want to mark on your calendar.

August 25 – Benevolent Lodge #7 (Milford) kicks off the visitation season
September 11 – Lodge of Instruction for District #2 in Nashua, NH
September 13 – St. Mark’s Masonic Veteran’s Program at 2pm
September 21 – St. Mark’s Stated Communication
September 28 – St. Mark’s Special Communication for conferring the Entered Apprentice Degree

Of special importance is October 26th which is our visitation and we will exemplifying the Master Mason Degree.

Be sure to keep an eye out for the next Trestleboard as there will be a lot of addition information concerning these and other events.

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St. Mark’s Initiates Three New Members

Square & CompassOn Monday, February 23, 2009, St. Mark’s Lodge #44 F. & A.M. initiated three new members into the fraternity.  The evening’s program went well and all enjoyed the fellowship both before and after the ceremonies.

As Master of the Lodge I would like to congratulate our newest brothers and thank all of my officers for the outstanding job they did.  I realize that all of the officers are less than a month into our term and I appreciate all the hard work that went into the evening.

I would also like to take this opportunity to suggest to all that if you are considering becoming a Mason to stop by the Masonic Temple in Derry NH on March 28th, 2009 between 9am and 3pm as we open the building for those interested in the fraternity.

As always any Master Mason in good standing is welcome to attend our stated communication on the third Monday of the month at 7:30pm – next month’s meeting is on March 16th.