August 3, 2021
To: ALL New Hampshire Masons
Grand Lodge Officers
Past Grand Masters
The District Lodges of Instruction of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of New Hampshire will be held for the year 2021 as follows:
|Date||Day||Meal Time||GL Opens||District||Location|
|Sept. 11||Saturday||11:30 AM||12:15 PM||8||Colebrook|
|Sept. 11||Saturday||6:30 PM||7:30 PM||7||Tilton|
|Sept. 18||Saturday||12:00 PM||1:00 PM||6||Holderness|
|Sept. 18||Saturday||6:00 PM||7:00 PM||5||Rochester|
|Sept. 25||Saturday||12:00 PM||1:00 PM||4||Concord|
|Sept. 25||Saturday||6:00 PM||7:00 PM||3||Milford|
|Oct. 2||Saturday||12:00 PM||1:00 PM||2||Derry|
|Oct. 2||Saturday||5:30 PM||6:30 PM||1||Portsmouth|
*NOTE – The meal for the Lodge of Instruction in Colebrook will be held in a separate location just across the street from the Lodge, due to the size of the dining hall. The meal will be served at the Monadnock Congregational Church, 147 Main St., Colebrook, NH (the Lodge is located at 126 Main St., Colebrook)
Book Sales will be available starting one half hour prior to the meal being served.
Topics to be Covered: William Pitt Tavern, Demonstration of the Entered Apprentice Candidate Reception, Special Ladies, Building Assn, Setting the Craft to Work, Planned Giving, Ritual Excellence, Masonic Charity, Per Capita, Historical Program, Masonic Educational Resources for Lodge Programming
Ladies: The Grand Lodge Ladies will be attending the luncheons at the daytime LOIs and going out for dinner separate from the Brethren at the LOIs in Tilton, Rochester, Milford and Portsmouth.
Brethren’s Ladies are welcome to attend but need to RSVP to both:
- The Lodge for Meal Planning
- The Grand Master’s wife (Colleen Collins) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Luncheon LOIs – the Ladies will join the Brethren at lunch, with a separate activity held for the Ladies during the LOI Program.
Dinnertime LOIs – the Ladies will be going out to a local restaurant when the Brethren are at dinner and arrive back to the Lodge prior to the ending of the LOI.
The Grand Master, Brother David S. Collins, requests that this schedule be published in each Lodge’s Trestleboard. He further requests that all Officers of the Constituent Lodges in each District make a special effort to attend the Lodge of Instruction in their District (however, attendance by Lodge Officers at any District LOI will be recorded). Attention is directed to the GLC Art IV.8.2, Page GLC 16 (GLNH Government pdf file page 36) which states (emphasis added):
“It shall be the duty of the Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Treasurer and Secretary of the Lodges in a District, whenever the Grand Master shall call a Lodge of Instruction to be held for said District, to attend the same.”
The Grand Master also requests that the Worshipful Master make an earnest effort to see that all Brothers who were Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason after October 1, 2020 are aware of the meeting. They should be told that it is a Communication that they are expected to attend, they will be recognized and that the program will be one of Masonic information and education that should be of interest to them.
Dress for the event will be tuxedo and gloves with full regalia for all Grand Lodge Officers. Constituent Lodge Officers should wear their Aprons, Collars and Jewels.
All MASTER MASONS are welcome and are urged to attend. A current Dues Card is required for admission to the Lodges of Instruction.