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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.

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.


Annual Veterans’ Program a Memorable Event

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.

neslon-aronson-60-yearBro. 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.

george-sullivanAlong 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.