~ New Hampshire’s Famous Freemasons ~
Brother James E. Whalley
** Raised in St. Andrew’s Lodge No. 56, Portsmouth, in 1911; becoming Worshipful Master in 1929-1930.
** York Rite, he was exalted in Washington Chapter No. 3 in 1912 and served as High Priest in 1921-22; receiving the degrees of Davenport Council No. 5 in 1913; served as Thrice Illustrious Master in 1920-21, and was knighted in DeWitt Clinton Commandery No.2 on 18 May 1914 and served as Eminent Commander in 1924-25.
** Scottish Rite, he received the degrees from November 1919-April 1920; serving as Thrice Potent Master of Ineffable Lodge of Perfection in 1927-28 and as Sovereign Prince of Grand Council, Princes of Jerusalem (later renamed John Christie Council) in 1929-30.
** He received the 33rd Degree on 24 September 1941 at the Supreme Council session in Chicago.
** Brother Whalley became a member of Bektash Temple, A.A.O.N.M.S., in 1920 and served as Potentate in 1935.
** Brother Whalley was instrumental in bringing DeMolay to New Hampshire in 1922.
**In the Grand Council of Cryptic Masons of New Hampshire, Companion Whalley entered the grand line and was installed as Most Illustrious Grand Master at the end of the Annual in May 1929 .
You can read more at: https://www.portsmouthfreemasons.org/james-e-whalley-masonic-library-and-museum/
Brother Charles Foster Bass (b1952) served as US House of Representatives for NH’s 2nd Congressional District from 1995 to 2007 and 2011 to 2013.
His father Perkins Bass (1912-2011) held the same position from 1955 to 1963. Charles’ grandfather, Robert, served as Republican Governor of New Hampshire from 1911-1912.
Charles attended Holderness School in Holderness, NH and graduated from Dartmouth College in 1974.
Date Raised : 03/25/1983 (38 years)
Brother Charles holds membership in both Altemont No.26 & General Court Lodge No.1784.
Political Life Tenure (1995–2007; 2011–2013)
Bass was elected to Congress in 1994, where he served for twelve years.
While in office, Brother Charles served on the following Committees:
Committee on Energy and Commerce
• Subcommittee on Commerce, Manufacturing and Trade
• Subcommittee on Communications and Technology
• Subcommittee on Environment and Economy
United States House Committee on the Budget
Brothers & Sisters,
Supreme Council will host their Global Leadership Seminar in-person or online Thursday-Friday, August 5-6, 2021. This two day seminar is $99 until July 13 and $129 thereafter. Register soon before this amazing opportunity sells out!
YOU HAVE INFLUENCE … And Your Leadership Health Matters.
Register Here: https://scottishritenmj.org/gls
As part of The Path Forward, The Supreme Council has created free, easy-to-follow guides highlighting powerful research and data-driven marketing tactics you can do for your lodge. Check out our free e-books and learn how to improve communication between members, grow your lodge, and promote the amazing work of your Masonic brethren.
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One aspect of our Mission statement is "Enjoyment".
This is to provide our Members with enjoyable programs and fraternal fellowship. One example would be to connect with new and old Friends during Reunion season. Another example would be to enjoy each other's company during a dinner before or after a rehearsal.
What are some of your examples of "Enjoyment" as it applies to your Scottish Rite Masonry and your Brothers?
Did you know Brother Daniel D. Tompkins, first Sovereign Grand Commander of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction (1813 until 1825) served as Vice President under President James Monroe? He was also the fourth governor of New York from 1807 to 1817.
Most Worshipful and Illustrious brother David S. Collins, 33°, MSA, (Valley of Lancaster-Littleton), and newly installed as Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of New Hampshire F&AM, was awarded The Daniel D. Tompkins Medal on Saturday, June 12, 2021 at the Council of Deliberation meeting at the Nashua Masonic Temple.
This Medal is conferred upon a deserving Masonic or Scottish Rite Brother who has rendered outstanding distinguished and exemplary service to his country or the Masonic fraternity.
Most Worshipful and Illustrious brother Collins is the first recipient of this award in New Hampshire. Congratulations Brother David!
Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, NMJ (Via LinkedIn) Ahead of Father's Day, we're sharing a tribute from Brother John Brian McNaughton, 33° who writes on the legacy he wishes to leave his sons and the power of Freemasonry in bringing families together.
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2021 Scottish Rite Scholarships Awards!
The New Hampshire Council of Deliberation is pleased to announce the following students as recipients of the 2021 Scottish Rite Scholarships:
Recipients of New Hampshire Consistory’s William E. Bryant Scholarships are:
Devany A. Pitsas attending Suffolk University, Boston MA; Duncan F.W. Korkosz attending Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH; Zachery A. Elliot attending St Anselm College, Manchester, NH; Jacqueline M. Desrosiers attending University of New Hampshire, Durham NH; Lydia K. Bilodeau attending Southern New Hampshire University, Manchester NH; Nathaniel P. Martin attending Liberty University, Lynchburg VA; and Jamie L. Taylor attending Lesley University, Cambridge MA.
The Supreme Council’s Leon M. Abbott Scholarship Recipients for 2021 are:
Lauren E. Vincent attending Liberty University, Richmond VA; Hannah L. Vincent attending Gordon College, Wenham MA; Laura E. Heussler attending Mount Vernon Nazerene University, Mount Vernon OH.
Congratulations to all of the Scholarship Recipients!
Brothers, the New Hampshire Council of Deliberation will hold their Annual Meeting in Nashua tomorrow - Saturday, June 12th. Brother David A. Glattly, 33, Sovereign Grand Commander of the Northern Masonic Jurisdiction will be in attendance. Attire: Jacket and tie with Scottish Rite jewel(s)
If you have not already done so, please RSVP by calling or emailing the Office by 5pm today. Thank you!
8:00 am - Registration begins
9:00 am - COD Meeting opens / Introductions
10:00 am - Dignitary Introductions
12:30 pm - Ham Loaf Luncheon (by reservation)
Place: 200 Main Street, Nashua, NH
Business to include:
Meritorious Service Award Announcements
Scottish Rite Scholarship Announcements
Did you know...?
The fun and perks of belonging to the Scottish Rite continue with online offerings for Members. To start, check out the trivia page and test your knowledge of Freemasonry.
Or better yet, challenge a Brother to some friendly competition and see who earns the crown of Masonic trivia king!