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Trestleboard: September 2023


Notice of regular communication of St. Alban's Lodge No. 6 will be held at 363 Hope Street, Bristol RI 02809.
Wednesday, September 13th, 7:00 PM

This month’s program will be a special presentation that all brothers can take part in. Many of us have confessed that we are using pre-tied or clip-on bow ties with our suits or tuxes. Well, after our September communication, we should all be able to successfully tie a traditional bowtie. There will be a presentation and explanation of how to tie a bowtie, and then all present will be presented with a tie with which to practice, under the watchful eyes of our local experts.

From the east

Greetings Brethren,

I’d like to start off with a congratulations to Brother Charles Walker, on showing his proficiency in the Master Mason degree at our June communication. This communication was a joint communication with Hope No. 25, in Wakefield, RI. It was great to visit the brothers of Hope Lodge, and appreciate their hospitality.

I hope everyone had a wonderful summer. It was definitely an eventful one.

  • We had our annual Fourth of July viewing party, which was enjoyed by everyone who attended. 
There were some challenges for some who got caught in the rain before the parade, but the weather was great during the viewing.

  • Many of the St. Alban’s brothers joined our brethren from around the state to attend the Grand Lodge picnic. The weather was perfect for all the festivities and a good time was had by all.

Master's Hat, Gavel & Jewel upon the Holy Writings
  • Worshipful Jason Nystrom held his annual wine fest event at his home which had a good turnout and a good variety of food and wines from around the world to sample. 

As the end of summer is upon us, and the fall approaches, things will start to get busy. I hope that we can continue with the traveling that we were doing in the spring. There are still many more lodges to visit.

This is a reminder that we are continuing our weekly rehearsals at 7 p.m. on Thursday nights when there isn’t a St. Alban’s meeting that week. We need to prepare for the planned Master Mason degree in October. As it has been in the past, rehearsals are open to all brothers, not just the officers and all are encouraged to join us and enjoy a bit of brotherhood afterward. I personally can say, we have enjoyed our time together and have found the time for work and refreshment. Please come join us if you can.

Don’t forget, that this month’s communication will be a joint communication with Hope #25, with them coming to St. Alban’s. I’m looking forward to welcoming you all back to the lodge and seeing each of you on the level. We have so much more to accomplish during the rest of this year!


Robert N. Hopkins Jr.

A vote will be held for candidate Randy Ramon Martinez to be received by the lodge and receive the degrees of Freemasonry.

Years of Light

As another year passes since you were raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason. May your dedication and commitment to the craft lead you to a fulfilling and enlightened journey ahead.

Christian M. DiSarro: 2 years

Bacary Diatta: 2 years

Scott F. Panella: 3 years

Brian M. Boyle: 3 years

W∴ Steven M. Mould: 31 years

Years of Life

Charles E. Booth III: 9/4

Danny S. Cordeiro: 9/4

Christian M. DiSarro: 9/21

Upcoming Events

7:00 pm each Thursday – officer’s or degree rehearsal & social hour

  • Sep. 10th - Meeting of St. Alban's Association

  • Sep. 13th - St. Alban's #6 Regular Communication

  • Sep. 18th - Grand Master visitation to the Metro District at Rising Sun #30

  • Sep. 30th – Glow Ball Charity Golf Tournament – play golf in the dark!

  • Oct. 1st - Meeting of St. Alban's Association

  • Oct. 11th - St. Alban's #6 Regular Communication

  • Oct. 13-15 70th International Gathering of Masonic Lodges Named for St. Alban, Rockville Centre, NY

  • Oct. 14th - Washington #3 Annual Communication


St. Alban’s Association, Inc.

The Board of Directors of the Association generally meets at 6:00 pm on the first Sunday of each month. All members and initiated Masons associated with St. Alban’s Lodge No.6 are welcome as visitors.

Masonic Lodges Named for St. Alban

The 70th Annual International Gathering of Masonic Lodges Named for St. Alban will take place on the weekend of October 13th – 15th on Long Island, New York. Stewart Manor-St. Albans Lodge #56, F. & A. M. in Rockville Centre, NY, will host the gathering. They are planning to have the Indian degree team from Oklahoma perform their Third Degree. Everyone who has seen this has been very impressed.

70th International Gathering
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Crest of the Grand Lodge of Rhode Island

Grand Lodge Officers

​M∴W∴ Douglas J. Grant MW Grand Master

R∴W∴ Michael R. Barbera RW Grand Marshall

R∴W∴ Stephan H. Saraidarian RW District Deputy Grand Master

East Bay District

W∴ ​Jason J. Rainone W Grand Master of Ceremonies

East Bay District

R∴W∴ Rory A. Hanmer RW Associate Grand Chaplin

East Bay District

R∴W∴ Andrew M. Giovannini RW Assistant Grand Lecturer

St. Alban’s No. 6


Crest of St. Alban's Lodge No. 6

St. Alban's Lodge Officers


Robert N. Hopkins Jr. Worshipful Master

W∴ Manuel J. Benevides Senior Warden

W∴ Jose J. DaSilva

Junior Warden

R∴W∴ Rory A. Hanmer


W∴ Timothy A. Pray


W∴ R. Andrew Benn

Senior Deacon

Christian M. DiSarro

Junior Deacon

James R. Wilson, III

Senior Steward

Robert S. Hamel

Junior Steward

W∴ Andrew C. Daigle


W∴ Danny S. Cordeiro


Steven H. Jennings


Brian M. Boyle


W∴ William D. Stephens

Assistant Secretary

R∴W∴ Andrew M. Giovannini

Ritual Advisor

Albert A. Ferri & R∴W∴ David C. Lavery


Past Master Logo

Living Past Masters

Leonard P. Sanford III 1971-1972 2002-2005

Rory A. Hanmer 2013-2014

Edward M Wiacek 1981-1983

Andrew M. Giovannini 2014-2015

Edwin A. McClure 1996-1997

José J. DaSilva 2015-2016

Raymond C. Sartini 1997-1999

R. Andrew Benn 2016-2017

Edward C. Boyd Jr. 2005-2007

Jason M. Nystrom 2017-2018

Jeffrey R. Howlett 2007-2009

Manuel J. Benevides 2018-2019

William D. Stephens 2009-2011

Andrew C. Daigle 2021-2022

Scott S. Crawford 2011-2012

Danny S. Cordeiro 2022-2023

Timothy A. Pray 2012-2013 2019-2021

Robert N. Hopkins Jr. 2023-


Committees of St. Alban’s Lodge

Special Charities Committee

W. José J. DaSilva, W. Timothy A. Pray & W. Jason M. Nystrom


Lodges Named for St. Alban Committee

Members: Master, Wardens, and Past Masters


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