August   2019

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


Warm Fraternal Greetings Brethren!

First, I would like to thank all that participated and helped out for St John’s
Sunday this year. It was a great day, not too hot or rainy, always a bonus! Whatan awesome experience for me to march to St. John’s Church with RightWorshipful David Collins along with the masonic entourage of District 1Lodges, Scottish Rite, Commandery and even pipers.

August is here and things are heating up! Not just the weather that is; our schedule is becoming more and more busy. As many of you know the Association has begun the work on the exterior of the building to include; column repairs, rotten trim repairs, deck replacement and repainting. We thankyou for your consideration and support as we work to keep our beautiful buildingbeautiful!

Additionally as a reminder, our August Stated meeting will be the last meeting in the Lodge room for more than a few weeks as we begin the interior repairs which will include lead mitigation, plaster repairs and repainting. 

Speaking of the August Stated; we will have a full evening with opening semipublic jointly with St. Andrews to receive Most Worshipful Grand Master Kenneth Clay for our Veteran’s Program along with presentations to our sponsors of the Out of Hibernation Road Race and a check presentation to Lydia’s House of Hope, followed by our business for August. Please make everyeffort to attend and show your support.

Please mark your calendars for August 26, 2019 and attend the District 1
Master’s Class 7:00-9:00pm. It doesn’t make a difference if you are currently inthe progressive line or not, Most Worshipful Past Grand Master Stew Aronsonputs forward fantastic topics for Masonic education and information, certainlywell worth the time to attend.

HELP WANTED: The William Pitt Tavern is looking for volunteer s to
cover the Tavern on an upcoming Saturday. I’m looking for 6 or so volunteersfrom St. John’s #1. Please contact me to discuss the details.

Lastly, a quote from DeWitt Clinton // US Senator & 6th Governor of New York;  “Masonry super adds to our other obligation the strongest ties of  connectionbetween it and the cultivation of virtue, and furnishes the most powerful incentives to goodness.”

Please be safe and enjoy your summer!

Sincerely and Fraternally,

Worshipful Gregg W. Annis


Contact Information:

Gregg Annis, Worshipful Master

Tom  Haslam , Secretary