From The Worshipful Master

January   2019

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

Greetings Brethren!

December 7th was a day of remembrance for our Country, thank you to all the members of the Armed Forces and their families, active and retired for your dedication and service to our country.

December 8th 2018 is a day I will never forget! I sincerely thank all the Grand Lodge Officers, current and past Officers of St. John’s Lodge #1, Brethren all, as well as all the family and friends that attended our 2019 Installation of Officers. The Installing Suite of Officers did a fantastic job delivering our ancient ritual; thank you RW William Sawyer for your hard work and organization to make the day outstanding. Special thanks to Most Worshipful John E. Lobdell for delivering the Charge; a memory to cherish. Words cannot express the gratitude I feel for the honor and confidence you all have entrusted to me with the governance of our Lodge moving forward into 2019 and beyond. While our Lodge is not perfect, I want you all to know my main goal is to bring the Brethren together in harmony and brotherhood to make every effort to have our future meetings inspiring, educational, and most importantly fun. To quote RW Michael V. Pettengill: “If we are not having fun, we are doing something wrong”.

Thank you to our newest Past Master of St. Johns Lodge #1 Worshipful Robert P Johnson for your assistance in preparing me for the annual transition and for all your future help, I will be calling, so keep your phone on! Worshipful, you had a successful year, I’m fairly sure it did not go exactly as you planned, but, I for one enjoyed my time as Senior Warden and with your help along the way, learned a great deal.

January will be busy with the Stated Communication on January 2, 2019 at which time we will be voting again for the Secretary and Assistant Secretary positions as we did not have a majority decision during the
December meeting. A plurality was reached. However, based on our ByLaws, a majority is required. Please be sure to bring your 2019 dues card to present to the secretary as this will be the only way to receive a ballot to vote. Additionally, we will be going to refreshment during the Stated Meeting to allow the Association to open a special meeting to hold the final election of officers and trustees of St. John’s Masonic Association. Please make every effort to attend this Stated Meeting and support your
Lodge for the future.

Congratulations to the newly elected and appointed officers for 2019. I look forward to working with this inspiring group. I am proud of you all Stated Communication and I think we are ready to move forward in a positive direction and I look forward to the journey.  All the best of the holiday season to all Brethren and families.

Thank you all again for your continued help and support.

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Worshipful Gregg W. Annis


Contact Information:

Gregg Annis, Worshipful Master

Floyd Caron , Secretary
(207) 577-3028




Contact Information:

Wor. Gregg Annis ,  Master:   e-mail –   .com

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

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