Master Masons Class for October 2018 –

The theme of this month’s Master Masons Class is:

Choosing and Developing Junior Officers

  This class will discuss Choosing and Developing Junior Officers which will answer these questions and much more.
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 (from any District) 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 ?
  • Do we have to worry if they have learned the ritual ?.  Why ?
  • And the questions go on.  The program is set in a round table format with comments from all.

Please join us for the1st Districts Master’s Class at Star in the East Lodge, downtown Exeter with coffee and donuts (no meal) on Wednesday October 24th from 7 to 9pm. 


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Get Your Dues for 2019 in

before December 30, 2018!

Open House

On October 20th, 2018 Masonic Lodges across the state of New Hampshire will hold an Open House between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.  This will include St. John’s and St. Andrews Lodges as well as the Whalley Museum and Hackett House located at 351 Middle Street in Portsmouth, NH.  All members of the public are invited to tour the building !


RSVP for October’s Stated Dinner

Click on the button below to make dinner reservations for St. John’s Lodge No. 1 October 3rd stated meeting.




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.