E.A. Degree Night

Brothers of St. John’s Lodge No. 1 are reminded that there is an E.A. Degree being performed Wednesday evening April 19th. Please join us. Dinner begins at 6:00 p.m., our Degree at 7:00 p.m..

 

 

2017 Out Of Hibernation 5K!

 

 

Over 160 of  182 registered runners braved the “cool” Saturday weather to run in the 2017 Out of Hibernation 5K Road Race.  Runners registered on line, and in person on Friday night and Saturday morning. Ryan Poluk (No. 152) of Portsmouth came across the finish line with the best time of 17:02 minutes.  Within 47 minutes of the start, all participating runners and walkers had completed the race.  Awards were presented for each category of runners after the race, plus, a number of prizes including Red Sox tickets,  Sunglasses, restaurant gift certificates, tattoo gift certificates, helicopter rides, and many other prizes were awarded by drawing following the presentation.

Past Master of St. John’s Lodge, Dan Stolworthy (left) helps to register runners

 

 

 

Runners begin to assemble in the auditorium of the Portsmouth Masonic Temple Saturday morning (April 8 2017).

 

Runners Kate MacDonald and husband Tim Smith ready to go to the starting line.

 

 

Runners turn out on to Middle Street just after the “starting gun”.

 

 

 

 

Ryan Poluk (No. 152) slows after just crossing the finish line in first place

 

Kristen Moses of Manchester begins “cool down” after crossing the finish line.

 

Runners continued to cross the finish line for nearly 46 minutes after the Out of Hibernation 5K’s start.

 

 

After crossing the finish line, runners take a well deserved break before heading into the Portsmouth Masonic Temple’s auditorium for the awards ceremony.

 

Runners gather for refreshments provided by St. John’s Lodge and to begin the awards ceremony.

 

Dan Stolworthy (right) and current Master of St. John’s Lodge Nick “Floyd” Caron begin giving the awards for various runner’s categories.

 

Runners listen carefully to see if their number is drawn for one of the many prizes donated to this year’s 5K.

 

 

CLICK HERE FOR 2017 OUT OF HIBERNATION 5K RACE RESULTS

April’s Master Mason Class

Choosing and Developing Junior Officers

This class will discuss Choosing and Developing Junior Officers which will answer these questions and much more.

As noted, we are combining the 5th and 1st District Masters Class during April with classes at Moses Paul Lodge in Dover (truly making us “Area 51!). The Districts were changed a few years ago and this is our attempt to generate some action with a different format. This date is the usual date for the 1st District and we will also have a class on the usual date for the 5th District of April 25th also at Moses Paul. All are invited to attend both classes and will have different subjects.
The Master’s Class is designed for those who will, or might, work their way to the East but also contains important information for any MM. All are welcome to join the circle for an open and free discussion. This is not a class room setting with a lecture. It promises to keep you awake !

Doesn’t the responsibility of choosing the right officers fall on the Brethren ?
Elected or appointed, what’s the difference ?
Should I wait until elected to the Master’s position before thinking about other Officers ?
If the future of the Lodge is at stake, why is that my responsibility ?
Do I draw up my “Plan for the year” first or select the Officers first ? Why ?
It is my year, why should I Include all Officers in the programs ?
Should others be involved in the Trestle Board ?
When I lay out my plan for the year, do I share that with others or let them just follow me ?
Now that the ritual is printed, we don’t have to worry if they have learned it. Right ?
And the questions go on. The program is set in a round table format with comments from all.
Please join us for the 5th and 1st Districts Master’s Class at Moses Paul Lodge in Dover Saturday April 15th starting at 9 am with coffee and donuts. An announcement about the class on April 25th will come out later.

Click on the Grand Lodge site for articles about our Districts in NH. Then search the web site for other important news and the Grand Masters recent postings.

Just a Reminder !

This Wednesday, March 22, St. Johns Lodge will be conducting a Master Mason’s Degree at 7:00 p.m.  The Degree will be preceded by dinner at 6:00 p.m.

March Masters Class

The 2017 March Master Masons  Class will be held Saturday, March 18, 2017, at Major General John Sullivan Lodge in Epping, N.H. 

Have you ever been to a meeting where it was obvious there was no preparation and it didn’t “flow” ? (how do you spell boring)

This class will discuss Preparing for and Running a Meeting which hopefully will prevent that awkward situation. This is not just for the Master, it is for all who will participate, especially the Wardens who might occupy the Chair in the future.

The Master’s Class is designed for those who will, or might, work their way to the East but also contains important information for any MM. All are welcome to join the circle for an open and free discussion. This is not a class room setting with a lecture. It promises to keep you awake !

If you are to be installed into the East or just want to be part of a good meeting, don’t miss this open discussion.

• What is the interaction between the Master and Secretary. When Why
• No Roberts Rules in Masonry. Who then leads the meeting Only him ?
• No glue on the Oriental Chair
• Do committees report every month
• If you don’t have a regular kitchen staff, how do you handle that
• What’s the difference between “Converse and Pronounce” Why is that important if the Master is always in charge and always right Or is he
• Should there be a printed agenda. Is it given out to the Brethren
• If you have a special meeting, is it necessary to notify all members
• How do you get the word out
• What is the seating arrangements in the East
• How do the Brethren ask questions on the subject at hand
• What needs to be voted on. What is just approved by the Master.


And the questions go on. The program is set in a round table format with comments from all.

 

Join us for Class,Coffee, & Doughnuts beginning at 9:00 a.m. and going to 11:00 a.m.

Applications now being accepted for the Ward-Day Scholarships

 

Applications for the St. John’s Lodge Ward-Day Scholarships are now being accepted. Copies of the application may be picked up at the Portsmouth High School Guidance Office.  All  interested students must have their applications, along with required supporting information and recommendations, completed and  in by April 30, 2017.

Congratulations to our newest “Fellow Craft”

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Congratulations to brothers Dan Hunt and Michael Moriarty who were passed to the Degree of Fellow Craft on Wednesday evening February 16, 2017.  Pictured (from left to right) are Senior Deacon Jason DeStasio, Dan Hunt, Michael Moriarty, and Floyd Caron, Worshipful Master of St. John’s Lodge.