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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.

Thanks for coming!

2016 Easter Breakfast at St. Mark's

What do the Easter Bunny and a Magician have in common? They were both at the recent breakfast event at St. Mark’s Lodge in Derry, NH.

2016 Easter Breakfast CrewThe day kicked off early and it didn’t take long for our Kitchen Crew to get fully into the swing of things serving up a hot breakfast for all. A special thanks to all that helped.

Following the breakfast children and parents alike were treated to a magic show and an Easter Egg Hunt.

2016 Easter Breakfast Magic Show

Thank you to all that came and we look forward to seeing you again!

St. Mark’s honors its Past Masters

St. Mark's Past Masters and Special LadiesSt. Mark’s returned to labor this week by honoring its Past Masters at their Stated Communication. Pictured above are just some of the many men that served the Lodge as Master since 1826, and as some have passed to the Celestial Lodge above their Special Lady stood in their stead to be honored.

2015 St. Mark's Past Master DinnerThe evening started off with a wonderful meal and a great time of fellowship. While dinner was being prepped and enjoyed the opportunity was taken to have new photos taken of our Past Masters to fill in some of the holes in our collection.

After dinner the program moved up to the Lodge Room where Rt. Worship Brother Joseph Beaumont was received along with his suite of Past Masters.

The first order of business was the presentation of the Letters Temporary to St. Mark’s Lodge from Dad George Baldwin, Executive Officer for the Order of DeMolay.

2015 Advisory Council for Derry Chapter DeMolay

Pictured above are just some of the members of the Advisory Council who recently completed their training and will be working with Dad Baldwin to plan a number of activities to help get the word out and generate interest about Derry Chapter, Order of DeMolay.

Honorary Past Master Richard NelsonPictured above is one of the many highlights of the evening. Long time member and Lodge stalwart Bro. Richard Nelson being announced as an Honorary Past Master of St. Mark’s Lodge and receiving his apron from Rt. Worship Brother Beaumont.

Worshipful Nelson’s family was in attendance including his son and grandson (both members of St. Mark’s as well).

Opening the Past Masters' LoungeTo close out the program our Senior Past Master at the event, Worshipful Brother Robertson, and our Junior Past Master, Worshipful Brother Richard Nelson, removed the ribbon and officially opened the Past Masters’ Lounge.

The room had been used as office space while the Community Care Givers had occupied part of the building, and thanks to the work of Worshipful Brother David McClane and Brother Guy Joyce, it is now a fitting tribute to our Past Masters.

The Past Masters Lounge

Pictured above is Worshipful George Chapman, checking out the interior.

Following the unveiling Lodge members returned to the Lodge room for a short business meeting while guests were invited to return to the dining hall for dessert and a presentation on Eastern Star.

Worshipful Garcia and the members of St. Mark’s Lodge would like to thank all those that helped to make the event a success.

Photo credit: Brother Joseph Rubin and Wor. Brother McClane. Be sure to check out additional pictures on our facebook page.

Treat Mom to breakfast at St. Mark’s

Mom's Breakfast

Sunday May 10th is Mother’s Day so why make a weekend event out of it! Join St. Mark’s Lodge on Saturday May 9th, from 7-11am, when we will be honoring our Mothers with a free breakfast.

So grab the kids, let us do the cooking and cleanup, and start your Mother’s Day weekend off right.

Moms with their families will eat free, for all others the suggested donation is $7, and as always, kids under 6 will eat free.

A bunny, some clowns, and eggs, OH MY!

2015 Easter breakfast, bunny and clownsThe sun came out along with a couple of hundred folks to enjoy a full cooked breakfast and an Easter Egg hunt with the members of St. Mark’s Lodge on Saturday, April 4th.

The kids also enjoyed visiting with the Easter Bunny and a couple of the Shriner Clowns, Billy Hill and Confetti, added to the fun.

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A special thank you to the kitchen crew including Bros. Jeremy Ledoux, Guy Joyce, and Lenny Perkins,  and Derry Rainbow Assembly #15 for helping out serving.

Be sure to stop by on May 9th for our next breakfast – Moms will be able to eat for free in honor of Mother’s Day.

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