New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 F&AM
Trestle Board June 2016
New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 F&AM
300 N. Riverside Dr.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
The Worshipful Master requests your attendance at our
Stated Communication June 6th & June 20th. 2016
From the East
When you read this, the Senior and Junior Wardens and I will be attending Grand Lodge. It is truly an honor to represent New Smyrna Lodge No. 149. We will discuss with you what took place when we return from Grand Lodge at the Meeting June 6th. Good news, the smoker that I have been working on is up and smoking. We will be working on fitting in some good smoked meat into the dinners soon. Brothers, please check your dues cards, there are some of you that have not payed your dues yet for this year. I hope that this is just an oversight on your part. If you are having difficulties in paying your dues, please contact myself or the Secretary. The Lodge will be selling the mower on Monday June 6, we need your bid in a sealed envelope. We will open them then. The mower has the fuel system flushed, carb cleaned, and it is runs good, but it needs a new battery. The second meeting in June is a Called Communication. The Senior Warden will be in the East for the Fellow Craft degree. Come out and support our Entered Apprentice Brothers go to the next level of Freemasonry. Dinner will be at 6:00.pm and the Degree will start at 7:00. I would like to add that the Brothers, and Order of The Eastern Star Chapter 3 received the Historic Preservation Award for our Lodge on May 24, 2016. A special thanks to Brother Rick Zani, and all who helped the Lodge be able to receive this plaque. Thank you ALL for attending and supporting your Lodge.
From the West
We are having a great year thus far at New Smyrna #149. We are almost half way through 2016 and the Grand Lodge installation is already here. I will be attending the Grand Lodge installation with WM:. Allan Baker and JW Mark King and will be voting on the new legislation for Florida Masons. We will be voting to best represent our Lodge and our Brothers. I will personally be taking notes and will update our Lodge on all of the changes that will affect us.
We have been having a great year so far and our attendance at our meetings has been great and growing. We had a great Entered Apprentice Degree with 3 new Brothers coming in to our Lodge and we have a Fellow Craft Degree scheduled for June 20th Meeting with 5 Brothers to be passed to Fellow Crafts. Let’s keep this year moving forward and keep increasing our attendance at meetings
Senior Warden, Walt Layton
From the South
Hello My Brothers;
This year is already nearly half over, and we have met our challenges head on, and overcome them. The lodge is receiving petitions for membership each month. This means our lodge is doing something right changing the trend of losing members .This month has been like all the others this year, busy. We had an Entered Apprentice degree for 3 new brothers, a proficiency with W:.Bill Greatreax by Brother Hugh Pender, and the Lodge was awarded Donnadine Miller Memorial Historic Preservation Award Plaque from the city of New Smyrna Beach City Commissioners stating that the Lodge is an historical land mark in the city of New Smyrna Beach. To add to the list is the Grand Lodge Communication in Jacksonville. Next month is going to be just as busy with our Brother Robert Wheeler doing an Entered Apprentice Degree Proficiency for 4 of our Brother Entered Apprentice. Our Senior Warden Walter Layton will be doing a Fellow Craft degree on the second meeting June 20th for 5 of our Entered Apprentice Brothers. What a great year we are having. My brothers please support our Senior Warden with attending the Fellow Craft Degree. Practice is every Thursday evening at 6pm, come out and help with the Degree and show your Officers your support by being there. The menu for our meetings in June are Scalloped potatoes, ham with corn and roll and butter homemade pies for desert and for the second meeting it is sloppy joes French fries Senior Warden Walter Layton’s cole slaw and desert will be Bonnie’s homemade cookies Be sure to be there bring a brother.
Junior Warden Mark King
From the Secretary’s Desk
At the Regular Stated Communication on June 6th., 2016 two Resolutions were read and voted on by the Brothers present to receive the 2 Resolutions. Motion passed. 1st. Resolution was to make Most Worshipful Stanley L. Hudson a Honorary Perpetual Member of New Smyrna Lodge #149. The second to make District Deputy Grand Master Charles Calabritto an Honorary Member of New Smyrna Lodge #149. The 2 Resolutions will be held over until July 18th. where there will be a Ball Ballot to accept the Resolutions.
Brothers John Vaglica Jr., Richard L. Chesser Jr., Douglas G Everson for receiving the first or Entered Apprentice Degree of Freemasonry on May 16, 2016.
Brothers Hugh Martin Pender III, Randolph Moors Stevens, Robert Segarra and Leonard
Frank Richardson Jr., Dennis B Dolbow, John W Loveland, John Vaglica Jr., Richard L. Chesser Jr., Douglas G Everson waiting Fellow Craft Degree.
Mr. Melvin H. Keil Jr (Sonny) and Joshua A. Cofelessa Sr. for the 3 symbolic degrees of Freemasonry
For our northern Brothers who have gone back north, if you would like to receive the Trestle Board from New Smyrna Lodge 149, your second Home, email the Secretary with your email and we will add you to the mailing.
Brothers, please update the Lodge Secretary with any changes to your home, phone, or email address. Call 386-423-2370 and leave a message, we want to keep in touch with all Brothers of our Lodge.
Brothers All, there are still some who haven’t paid their 2016 dues yet. Please get your dues paid before the Lodge has to send out letters informing you on nonpayment of dues. If you have any questions contact the Secretary of the Lodge at 386-423-2370. Leave a message and I will get back to you.
Announcements and Events
June 6th Stated Communication dinner at 6:00 PM, meeting at 7PM
June 20th Called Fellow Craft Communication dinner at 6 PM, Degree at 7PM
June 25th Open Books at St Johns Lodge 37 Deland Florida 8am til 12 noon
June 25th OES Spaghetti Dinner 4pm to 7pm CANCELLED UNTIL FALL
Fellowship and degree practice every Thursday evening at 6 PM at New Smyrna Lodge
Brothers, there will be NO Meetings on July 4th, August 1st, and September 5th 2016
Brother Breece E. Bennett Please contact the Secretary.
Fraternally, A J Winterwerp, Secretary
Pictures of when the Lodge received the Donnadine Miller Memorial Historic Preservation Award . The Order of The Eastern Star Chapter 3 were with us for the Presentation. This wouldn’t of happen if it wasn’t for the diligence of the Senior Warden Rick Zani researching and putting New Smyrna Lodge # 149 in for this award. Rick did the foot work and paperwork for our Lodge. There were 28 Brothers and Sisters who attended. Special Dispensation was given by Most Worshipful Stephen P. Boring to wear our Aprons and Jewels for the Presentation.
Thanks to MW:. Boring and to the Brothers and Sisters who attended. Also to the New Smyrna Shriners Club for the refreshments after the presentation.
Pictures of the WM and other Brothers removing the stumps from the front of the building which were infested with ants and termites.
Active Perpetual Members
Herbert E. Bacheller, PM David J. Ellis Joseph G. Lockhart Jr., PM
James R. Baldwin PM Eric T. Ellis Lloyd W. Morris
Louis W. Benishek, PM William H. Evans PM Gustav Postreich, PM
Brady Benishek William J Ptashnik, PM William M. Schaeffer PM
David L. Bessette Everett C. Goodwin Gary Rogers
Brian T Burke Peter W. Gordon William Rogers
J. Mitchell Cole Walter W. Greatrex, PM Jeff J. Romano, PM
Richard W. Culbertson Sebastian Guarneri, PM Donald H. Tucker, PM
Stanley J. Dabrowski,PM Robert L. Hart Richard A. Turner
Glennard Decker Michael L. Hines Jeffery L. Whitlock
Frank H. Dietrich James D. Humphrey Allen J. Winterwerp,PM
Ronald L. Dreggors Leo D. Johns George A. Wolsfelt
William A. Drossman George N. Johnson, PM Thomas Williams
Stephen L. Kenney Christopher Van Duyne Glenn Smith
Allan J. Baker Mark E. King
Celestial Perpetual Members
Everett L. Alexander Sr. Merlle Howard Corbett Leon C. Groeber
Charles R. Baldwin Sr. Ronald W. Freeman, PM Lloyd Haynie, PM
Walker P. Carpenter Jr., PM Cromer K. Gathers Harold R. Hibbs, PM
Edward C. Copenhaver, PM Earnest A. Grandinetti Eugene Hodges
Thomas C. Johnson, PM Jerry Siegfried William L. Turner
Jay Rogers, PM Bill Smith
Honorary Perpetual Members
Louis W. Benishek II Joe A. Fleties, PGM Charles E. McLaughlin, PM
Steven P. Boring, GM John R, Givins, PGM J. Dick Martinez, PGM
Elmer F. Coffman, PGM Dale I. Goehrig, PGM Glen W. Phillips II, PGM
Edward Michael Copenhaver Jim J. Harris, PGM Roy C. Sheppard, PGM
Jack Allen Couture, PGM Robert P. Harry Jr., PGM Robert D. Trump, PGM
Samuel Edgar Cowan, PGM Stephen Holcomb, PDDGM Thomas Worrell, PM
Keith William Dean, PGM John F, Kavanaugh, PGM W. L. Turner “Fund”
James A. Durham Jr., PGM Louis A. King, PGM
Memorial Perpetual Members
George M. Cable Ted Harris, DDGM Anthony J. Quaglietta Jr.
John N. Cain Sr. Earnest L. Humphrey Sr,
William Schaeffer 6/02 Howard S. Eaton Jr. 6/03 Glen R. Heil 6/06
Clifton V. Butler 6/07 Jerry D Kennington 6/08 Patrick T Garrigan 6/11
James A Noland 6/11 Raymond W, Gage II 6/13 Lloyd W. Morris 6/13
William J. Ptashnik 6/21 Walter B. Warning III 6/22 William H. Humprey 6/23
Andre A, Narcisse 6/24 Mark E. King 6/25 George A. Wolsfelt 6/28
Kyle F. Hall 6/29
The Grand Lodge of Florida F. & A.M.
M:.W:. Stanley L. Hudson
Fort Piece Florida
District Deputy Grand Master District Instructor
R:. W:.Charles Calabritto R:. H:. Donald H. Tucker
717 Charing Place 2131 Springwater Lane
Deltona Fl.32725 Port Orange Fl. 32128
New Smyrna Lodge Elected and Appointed Officers for 2016
Worshipful Master Allan J Baker (Faye) (386) 405-5125 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Warden Walter G Layton (Edie) (856) 498-7186 email@example.com
Junior Warden Mark E King (Bonnie) (386) 957-3075 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Stephen Kenney (908) 420-6615 email@example.com
Secretary W:. Allen (AJ) Winterwerp (Carol) (240) 882-0718 firstname.lastname@example.org
Chaplain Glenn Smith (Kathy) (386) 427-4057 email@example.com
Marshall W\William M Schaeffer (Leany) (386) 314-6971 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Deacon Richard J. Zani (386) 569-3445 email@example.com
Junior Deacon Lee Goodman (Phyllis) (317) 345-1931 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Steward Chris Van Duyne (386) 846-2945 email@example.com
Junior Steward William Paul Line (998) 450-1027
Tyler W\Herbert “Bud” Bacheller (Susan) (386) 689-9552 firstname.lastname@example.org
Musician Seth Rye (407) 620-3332 email@example.com
New Smyrna Lodge Committees for 2015
Finance: SW Walter Layton, W:. A J Winterwerp, Steve Kenney, Jack Mounts
Vigilance: JW Mark King W:. Bud Bacheller, W:. Matt Schaeffer
Petitions:, W:. Bud Bacheller, T C Wilder, Rick Zani, Bob Wheeler
Masonic Education: RH:. Donald H. Tucker, Lee Goodman
Board of Relief: Master and Wardens
Charity: Master and Wardens
Lodge Mentors: W:. Bill Greatrex, Walter Layton, Mark King
Lodge Property: Mark King, Art Horton, Chris Van Duyne
Lodge Instructors: Walter Layton, Bob Wheeler
Investigation Committee: Assigned by Master
Catechism Instructors: W:. Bill Greatrex, Walter Layton, Mark King, Bob Wheeler
Grand Lodge Web Committee: W:. A J Winterwerp, Walter Layton, Steve Kenney, Andre Narciese
Fund Raiser Committee: Paul Line, Walter Layton, Mark King, Paul Nolan,
W:. Tom Worrell
16th Masonic District Meetings
New Smyrna 149, 1st & 3rd Mondays Landmark 383, 2nd & 4th Thursdays
Ormond Beach 326, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Sirius Sunshine 402, 1st Tuesday
Volusia 77, 2nd & 4th Mondays Daytona Bach 270, 2nd & 4th Wednesdays
Bunnell 200, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays Sanford 62, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
St. Johns 37, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Halifax 81, 1st & 3rd Thursdays
Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 3 meets 2nd and 4th Monday at NSL No. 149 at 7:30 PM
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