1st District lodge of Instruction

Saturday September 29th, 2018 at the Portsmouth Masonic Temple;  lunch at 12:00, Lodge opens 1:00 (bring your dues card)

Grand Master MW John E. Lobdell and the entire Grand Line will be opening in full form for a jam packed afternoon of Education and information.  Remember, MW Lobdell is in his last year as our Grand Master and when attendance is taken, it would be great to have a full house.  It is required that the WM, SW, JW, Sec. and Treasurer be there, however, we will all be standing when our Lodge is called

Masonic Veteran’s Night

St. John’s Lodge No. 1 and St. Andrew’s Lodge No. 56 held their annual Joint Masonic Veterans Night on August 29th.  Rob Johnson and Dan Perry, Masters of St. John’s Lodge and  Saint Andrew’s Lodge, respectively awarded 25 year pins .  New Hampshire Grand Master John Lobdell was present to award 50 year medals to those members of the two lodges with a half-century or more of membership.  Several surprises also came out of the evening…Br. Ron Metcalf was officially made an “Honorary Past Master” of St. John’s Lodge and Br. Floyd Caron was awarded the Major General John Sullivan Medal.








Are you caught Up ????

Please read the Masters message in the September 2018 Trestle board regarding Lodge Dues.

RSVP for August 29th Dinner

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Masonic Veteran’s Night

On August 29, 2018, St. John’s Lodge No.1 and St. Andrew’s Lodge No. 56 will be holding their annual Joint-Veterans Night with dinner being served at 6:00 and both lodges celebrating their veteran members of 25 years, 50 years, and beyond!  This is a semi-public event.


William Whipple Military Lodge Notice

During the August stated a number of St. John’s members inquired about the notice that had gone out to past members of the William Whipple Military Lodge.   The notice concerning the August 23 meeting can be read in its entirety by clicking on this link:  WW Military Lodge Notice for August 23 2018

Masters Class Back On for July


Please Note – the cancellation notice for July’s Master Mason Class has been rescinded: the class will take place on its originally scheduled day Wednesday July 25th at Star in the East Lodge (Exeter, NH): the Master’s Classes  schedule for the remainder of 2018 is as follows:


Aug 29th         Protocol
Sep 26th          Planning for your year
Oct 31st          Choosing and Developing Junior Officers
Nov 28th         Planning for and running a Masonic Meeting
Dec 26th         Smorgasbord