|Horace Chase Lodge #72 F.&A.M.|
|Horace Chase Lodge, Penacook, New Hampshire|
53 N. Main St.
Boscawen, New Hampshire
meets on the third Thursday of each month (except July and August)
at the Masonic Temple in Boscawen, NH
Charles L. Foote
Schollarship Application for 2014
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The applicant MUST complete the application in detail and submitted with a copy of grade transcripts, FAFSA and SAR forms, letter(s) of recommendation and a letter of acceptance from the School, if available, in order to be considered. The Application Package must be submitted in five copies and be received by the Secretary no later than April 1st. Any applications received after that date will not be considered.
September 7, 2013
January 27, 2013
FC Degree was perfomed by Past Masters
April 12, 2012
Of Horace Chase Lodge
Visit to St Union Lodge #79, Bristol NH
March 21, 2012
Of Horace Chase Lodge
Visit to St Marks Lodge #44, Derry NH
February 20, 2012
at Horace Chase Lodge
Taking his Journey through Freemasonry
I was asked what I most desired…my answer, more light! When I began my journey in Masonry, I was searching to be a part of something that mattered. I was looking to join with others who believed that they could be better…better fathers, husbands, leaders, and men. All this could be accomplished with the attainment of greater knowledge, and the friendship of other good men.
I knew that most everyone I had ever known who wore the ring or lapel pin of a Mason was someone I looked up to and respected. I am not a man who believes in coincidence. Every man who searches for these things ends up traveling on this road, whether he makes it to his destination or is lucky enough to at least enjoy traveling the road, depends on those he shares the road with. I am grateful beyond words to the people that knowingly, or by the hand of god, helped me to find Masonry and led me to my raising. on the evening of April 7th.
Each lesson taught to me, has been like directions on the road. They are a part of the story of becoming a Mason. As I have now learned it is a story with out end. As an Entered Apprentice, I was introduced to the craft, as if I was but a child, or a piece of unformed clay. I was put in my brothers’ hands for molding, and to learn from more experienced men. I was passed to the degree of a Fellow Craft and began the work of a man, learning new skills, and yet still not experienced enough to possess the whole lesson. I worked hard to learn more advanced skills, and receive the gifts of more skilled brethren.
Last night I was raised from a rhetorical death, and upon being risen, my first sight was of the brother who helped me learn these life-changing lessons. He and the many brothers of my lodge taught me more than words that must be remembered to pass a test. They taught me ideas that will last throughout my journey on the level of time.
I know that I will learn many more lessons in the coming years. But the lessons I have learned so far are valuable ones. No man becomes a Mason by himself…he needs brothers who will help him in his quest, and we never, stop the search for more light!
Brother Scott Christopher Ives Master Mason
at Horace Chase Lodge
Taking his Journey through Freemasonry
No man becomes a Mason by himself. I am no exception! The brothers of Horace Chase Lodge, have been helpful, supportive, and forever encouraging me to enjoy the journey, and learn something about myself from each lesson.
Allen Wright has been my mentor for the Entered Apprentice degree. He worked with me daily, to help me learn the words, and perhaps more importantly, the meaning of the lesson. Of all of the things that have happened to me in the process of learning this lesson, the one I appreciate the most, is the commitment one brother makes to another to help him find light.
The desire to be brought out of darkness and into light is an experience that will remain vividly in my memory for years to come. In speaking with long time brothers, everyone had something special they remembered about their lessons. Their stories are both inspiring and humbling. From them I have learned some valuable lessons about brotherhood and fraternity. I have discovered in light just how committed my brothers are in helping me succeed!
I look forward to taking my Fellow Craft degree and continuing my journey in Masonry!
The Road Ahead...
They say life is journey, and that journey is about living life to its full potential, becoming the best person you can, and finding happiness in the places and people you meet along the way.
In my life I have traveled and met many interesting people. The one who gave me life's most important lesson plan, and whom I admire most is my father. He taught me to always strive to be a little better man every day. He often told me "Nothing changes unless you do!" I have lived by that principal all my adult life, sometimes with more success than others.
When you meet as many people as I do you are bound to meet a very large sample of the good, bad, and in between. Over the years you notice things...the people who I have met that personified the notion that becoming a better man is a lifetime pursuit, all had one thing in common, they wore the ring of a Master Mason!
Several years ago my father's sage advice gave me pause to think...if my goal was to become a better man, then I needed to try and find people who shared that same goal. Like many things that are plainly in sight I simply failed to see what was right in front of me.
I met a gentleman in Concord who was a member of the Concord Chamber, a Rotarian, and a business owner who I enjoyed discussing any number of subjects with and who coincidentally wore the ring. I saw it and asked him about being a Mason, I asked him how one could join and even though he gave me the answers that I needed, and I still procrastinated. Thank god for this Blog!
Timing is everything; I am at a point in life where I have the time to commit to an organization and the desire to be a better man. I saw a post on this Blog and asked the question, how can I become a Mason? I will forever be grateful to Ed Lewis of Horace Chase for helping me get started.
In May I became an Entered Apprentice. It was a moving and powerful experience. I have learned some things about myself and about the journey, which have given me greater purpose. I have met some incredible people, who are all helping me to make the next step in Masonry.
The lesson is challenging, frustrating, rewarding and exciting. No man becomes a Mason alone, since being made a Mason I have learned that brothers will always make themselves available to help you, and you will be amazed at the number of people you know that wear the ring.
As I go through the lessons I will report back from time to time to share my thoughts and experiences. Perhaps it might inspire someone else to ask how they too can become a Mason!
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onto Route 4 West (Hoit Road) and proceed approximately 1.5 miles.
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Follow this road approximately 1 mile to the stop sign and turn right onto Route 3.
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