From The Worshipful Master

August  2017

The Master’s Message    Portsmouth Freemasons | St. John’s…


Greetings Brethren,


This month’s Stated Meeting will be filled with quite a bit of business. The evening will begin with the Official Visitation of the District Deputy Grand Master, Right Worshipful Brother Ken Weyler. During visitation, the District Education Officer, Worshipful Brother Steve Welch will be doing a presentation on the Entered Apprentice Degree. Once the DDGM has left with his suite, we will begin with Our business. Among other things, we will be voting on 2 Investigation Committee reports as well as the By-Laws which are attached to this month’s Trestle Board. All of your feedback is welcomed and necessary for these important topics.

On August 9th, we will be having Our Annual Joint Veteran’s Program with St. Andrew’s Lodge. The Grand Master, Most Worshipful Brother John E. Lobdell will be joining us to present 50-year medals and 60-year certificates to our Masonic Veteran’s. He will also be presenting a few other very special and surprise awards to some very unsuspecting Brethren. I look forward to seeing the look of shock and awe on these Brothers’ faces when they receive these prestigious awards and I hope to see many of you there that evening as well.

August 16th, we will be passing 3 Brothers to the degree of Fellow Craft. Personally, this is my favorite degree. There is a lot of Masonic Education in this degree and every time I see it I get something new out of it. 3 months ago at the last Fellow Craft Degree, Our Senior Deacon, Bother Jason DeStasio delivered a flawless Middle- Chamber Lecture. A feat I don’t think many of us can claim. And as the District Deputy Grand Lecturer, I was able to present Brother DeStasio with a special pin recognizing this achievement. I hope to see many Brethren on the sidelines as he looks to perform the same accomplishment.

And lastly, it has been brought to my attention that we have been putting added stress on Our Chef, Worshipful Brother Phil Fraiser. And because of that I am asking you all to begin making reservations with Our Junior Warden Brother Gregg Annis, PREFERABLY through his email ( or leaving him a message on his phone at (603) 365-6385. We will be working on a more permanent solution to make RSVP’s through in the coming weeks.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Wor. Floyd Caron

Contact Information:

Floyd Caron ,  Master:   e-mail –         tel.  207-577-3028

RW Robert L. Sutherland Jr., Asst. Secretary:  e-mail –     tel. 603 828 5246