Out Hibernation Awards Night


During the St. John’s Lodge Stated Communication of September 6, 2017.  St. John’s Lodge No. 1 presented donations to two seacoast charities selected to receive the proceeds from this year’s annual “Out of Hibernation 5K Road Race”: Lydia’s House of Hope and the Seacoast Family Food Pantry.  Recognition Awards were also given to the major sponsors of this year’s race.  Pictured above are the key officers of St. John’s Lodge, members of the road race committee, representatives of Lydias House of Hope and the Seacoast food Pantry , and sponsoring  representatives from Atlantic Grill, Edward Jones, Sprague Energy, Loco Coco Tacos, and the Natural Care Wellness Center.  In total $20,000 was raised for charities by this year’s road race.

Statewide Lodge of Instruction schedule for 2017

Listed below you will find the dates, times, and locations for all the Lodges of Instruction taking place in New Hampshire for 2017.

  Date            Day             Meal              GL Opens        District            Location
Sept. 9        Saturday    12:00 PM        1:00 PM                8                Gorham
Sept. 9        Saturday    6:00 PM          7:00 PM                6                Holderness
Sept. 16      Saturday    12:00 PM        1:00 PM                4                Concord
Sept. 16      Saturday    6:00 PM          7:00 PM                1                Portsmouth
Sept. 23      Saturday    12:00 PM        1:00 PM                2                Nashua
Sept. 23      Saturday    6:00 PM          7:00 PM                3                Milford
Sept. 30      Saturday    12:00 PM        1:00 PM                7                West Franklin
Sept. 30      Saturday    6:00 PM          7:00 PM                5                Alton

Book Sales will also be going on on each day indicated at 11:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m. respectively.

R.S.V.P. for September Lodge Dinners

If you plan to attend any of September’s lodge dinners  – please click on the date(s) below to make your reservation(s).  

September 6

September 13


September Master Masons Class…….Time Is Running Out.

The September Master Mason’s class will be held on Wednesday, September 27th,  7:00 p.m., at Star In The East Lodge in Exeter.  The Topic will be “Planning for the New Year.”  Although it’s still summer…we are about to “roll” into September and before you know it…..your installation is about to happen.

If you are to be installed into the East this year (or anytime for that matter)

  • Who will you select to install you ?
  • What about the other officers, who will install them ?
  • What date and time, what about food, entertainment ?
  • Is there a program, what details will be listed, who will print ?
  • What are your plans for Masonic programs for the upcoming year, Veterans, Special Ladies, Table Lodge ?
  • What are your plans to have all involved, ladies, children, the public ?
  • How will you stay in touch, with your Lodge members, your officers, the Grand Lodge, your District Officers ?
  • What committees will you have, who will be on them, when will they meet, how will they report ?
  • What will you do if one of your Officers has to leave the line for a valid reason ?
  • Is your Lodge financially sound, how do you know ?
  • What will make your year special ?

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 not to be boring !

Please Note: Due to the number of LOI’s taking place on Saturday’s during September, which is the day MM Classes are normally held, the September MM class has been moved to Wednesday* evening . *(this is a correction from the originally published Thursday September 28th date)



14th Annual Scottish Rite Seacoast Learning Center Golf Tournament

Brethren Golfers be yea “pros” or “duffers”…..Click here for all information concerning the 14th Annual Scottish Rite Seacoast Learning Center Golf Tournament!


Please R.S.V.P. – for Dinner on August 9th

Brethren of St. John’s and St. Andrew’s Lodges and any members of other lodges who will be attending the Masonic Veteran’s night on August 11th, please RSVP via the link below.  Please it is very important you do so Chef Phil can get as near an accurate count for supper as possible.  Look for the R.S.V.P. posts in the future of all regular dinners.

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Masonic Veterans Night

On Wednesday August 9th, St. John’s and St. Andrew’s Lodges will be holding their annual joint Masonic Veterans Night at the Portsmouth Masonic Temple.  Dinner, which is free for all those attending,  will be Chicken Cordon Bleu (please RSVP to our Junior Warden Brother Gregg Annis at  ggg22@comcast.net )   Dinner will begin at 6:00 with Lodge beginning at 7:00 p.m.  This is a semi-public event.  Please join us to salute the long standing members of our two Portsmouth lodges.   A special event will follow our Veterans Program in the auditorium [See the posting “The Challenge is Met…the Hair Will Fall!”]