New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 F&AM
Trestle Board September 2017
New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 F&AM
300 N. Riverside Dr.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
From the East
Brothers, as I’m sure most of you know by now, hurricane Irma has devastated 2 of the lodges in our13th district. Ormond Lodge #326, and Halifax Lodge #81 both ended up with severe damage to their buildings. It could be several Months until they are able to repair their lodges for use again. We, at New Smyrna Lodge have been blessed that no damage was sustained to our lodge. We have offered to those lodges, the use of our lodge for their meetings. We have worked on a schedule that will accommodate everyone in need of using our lodge. We will open our doors and our arms in brotherly love until they can get their lodges back in working order. It would be great if all of the brothers involved can support each other during this trying time. On a more positive note, at our last meeting, September 18th, we held the final ballot on the resolution for Daytona Lodge #270 to merge with our lodge. The ballot was unanimous! That was the final step in making the merger happen. Our Secretary W:.A.J. Winterwerp and Daytona’s secretary W:. Howard Chase have worked long and hard to make this merger happen. I would like to thank both for making this a reality. I would also like to thank all the brothers at each lodge who have supported us in this endeavor. W:. AJ and W:. Chase are going to drive to the Grand Lodge in Jacksonville personally and deliver the paperwork on Thursday the 21st. The future is looking great! Also, at our last meeting, we had the pleasure of having Boy Scout Troop #436 join us for dinner and the flag presentation. A couple of boys from that Troop came to the lodge after the hurricane and assisted our secretary in cleaning up our grounds. We also made one of their members, Bryce Sparks, our charity of the month. Bryce is working on a project to attain his Eagle Scout patch. New Smyrna Lodge donated $100 toward the project with members donating another $338 out of their pockets, totaling $438 toward his project. I am so proud of our members for stepping up for a great cause! Good Luck Bryce on your endeavor for the Eagle Scout Patch! Our next Stated communication will be on October 2nd.Â Hope to see you all there.
W:.M:. Walt Layton
From the West
Welcome Brothers from Daytona Lodge No.270.We are happy but sad to see you be part of New Smyrna Lodge. Happy because we together as a Lodge will excel to new and better things. Sad, because of you having to close your doors and merge with us for various reasons. This is a new day for our Lodge. The Lodge is gaining some GREAT Brother! We have a lot going on in our building with the Lodges hit by the hurricane using our Lodge until they can get back into their home Lodges again. Welcome to these Brothers and Sisters also. Don’t forget that elections of Officers are only a few months away. Think seriously about being an officer in 2018. Great things will be happening and be part of it. As you read below in this Trestle Board and see a paragraph that was read for Masonic Education at the last Stated meeting, take time and think about what the paragraph is saying. Be part of your Lodge, voice your opinion, give your officers fresh ideas and direction you want YOUR Lodge to grow and proceed. Remember Brothers, you only get out of Masonry and your Lodge what you put into it. Please get involved.
Mark King SW
Brothers, this was read at the Stated Communications on September 18th, 2017 and the Brothers present ask for it to be put in the Trestle Board:
DO YOU JUST BELONG?
Are you an active member? The kind that would be missed? Or are you just contented That you name is on the list? Do you attend the meetings and mingle with the crowd? Or do you stay at home and crab long and loud? Do you take an active part and help the Lodge along? Or are you satisfied to be the kind to just belong? Do you ever go to visit a member who is sick? Or leave the work for just a few and talk about the clique? There is quite a program scheduled that means success if done. And it can be accomplished with the help of everyone. So attend the meetings regularly, and help with hand and heart, Don’t be just a member, but take an active part. Think this over, Member, are we right or are we wrong? Are you an active Member? Or DO YOU JUST BELONG!!
Pictures from Brother Robert Bartlett receiving his 70 Year Certificate and Pin from Grand Lodge on October 2nd, 2017 Stated Communications
Worshipful Master Walter G. Layton (Edie) (856)498-7186 email@example.com
Senior Warden Mark E. King (Bonnie) (386)957-3075 firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Warden Dave Drake (386)314-3566 email@example.com
Treasurer Stephen Kenney (908)420-6615 firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary W:. A J Winterwerp (Carol) (240)882-0718 NSL149@cfl.rr.com
Chaplain Glenn E Smith (Kathy) (386)427-4057 email@example.com
Marshall W:. Allan J Baker (Faye)(386)405-5125 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Deacon Robert Wheeler (386)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 John Loveland III (Linda) (856)542-0307 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyler W:. Herbert Bacheller(Susan) (386)689-9552 email@example.com
From the Secretary’s Desk
A thank you goes out to Judd Kussrow who is the Web Master operating our web site. He donated the web site to us for the year 2017, Thank You!! Brother s, due to the merger taking place with Daytona LodgeNo.270 and New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 the dues cards will be sent out later than usual so we can include the new Brothers from Daytona Lodge No. 270 in the mailing. Any questions call the Secretary’s office and leave a message and I will get back to you.
Brothers, if your address, phone No., cell phone No., email address has changed or if you got a new email address or cell phone no. please contact the secretary with the changes. I’m a phone call away and leave a message with the change.
Update on Circumscribe: Brothers, Circumscribe is still in the works and Grand Lodge is working with Circumscribe to get it up and running. The dues cards will be paper again this year and put out as it was in 2017 by the Secretary. I have tried to obtain information on when the permanent dues cards with your picture will be sent out for those who have done so. The answer I get back is, it is still in the works to get the permanent dues cards out. So, Brothers all I can say is be patient and when I hear any news I will communicate it to the Craft. You can still sign up on Circumscribe by the instructions that are on line or call me at the office and I will help you to sign up. You will still need to sign up for Circumscribe. So, all brother who have not signed up for Circumscribe yet, need to do so.
Petitions Received: Daryle A. Walke
Fellow Craft: Brother Troyce William Hudnell
Daryle A. Walke
RESOLUTION FOR DAYTONA LODGES NO. 270 TO MERGE WITH NEW SMRYNA LODGE 149. The Resolution was Balloted on at the September 18, 2017 Stated Communication. The Ballot had to be Â¾ vote to approve the merger with the Brothers who attended the Stated Communication. Ballot passed with a UNANAIOUS BALLOT. Daytona Lodge No. 270 will be merging with New Smyrna Lodge No. 149,
The Lodge Hall is available to rent, please call the Secretary at 386-42.-2370
Due to New Smyrna No. 149 being in the 13th Masonic District instead of the 16th Masonic District the Lodge is ordering new name badges for the officers who have 16th Masonic District on their name plates. If you would like to have a name plate contact the Secretaryâ€™s office and
A J will order one for you. The cost is $15.00 per name plate to be paid to the Secretary when the name plates come in. Leave a message with your name as you want it on the name plate (spell it out so no mistakes,) and if you are a Past Master. There is a slide plate on them of which you can have Perpetual Member, ?? year member or past Masonic titles. In the message leave a telephone No. to contact you so I can verify what you want on the name plate and to let you know when they come in. I will be placing the order after the first of October 2017
Announcements and Events.
October 2nd, 2017 Stated Communications 6pm Dinner, 7pm Meeting
October 11th, 2017 Masonic Town Hall Meeting with R:.W:. Westerman 5-9pm located @ NS149
October 16th, 2017 Stated Communications 6pm Dinner, 7pm Meeting Welcome Dinner for Brothers From 270 Lodge.
Open Book and School of Instruction at St. Johns Lodge No. 37 every 4th Saturday of the Month, Open Books starts at 8am Â and School of Instruction at 9am.
Â A J Winterwerp, Secretary
Sickness and Distressed
Brother, Don Boliver is in the hospital with a bladder infection which has gone into sepsis. T C Wilder is having a little problem with his legs and not getting around that good. Michael Hines is back at Ocean View, his contact info is : Ocean View Nursing Home, 2810 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach, Fl. 32169 room# 629, email is firstname.lastname@example.org Brother try to find time to stop by, email or send a card.
THE BUILDING OF NEW SMRYNA’S TEMPLE
Continued: The year 1919 began on a busy note. In addition to heavy degree work, the Lodge was the host for its first recorded District Meeting. On March 19th, 1919, a resolution was spread on the minutes and a gold star placed on the service flag in memory of Brother John Mooney, the first of our members to make the supreme sacrifice. He died in combat in France. Mothing had been recorded since January 1917, regarding the building of the Temple until March 19th, 1919, when a Special Communications was called to discuss that matter. I could find no record of that Communication being held. On June 4th, 1919, a motion prevailed to change the Stated Communication date back to the first and third Monday. A Special School of Instruction was held here for the first time on October 1st, 1919 with 70 Brothers attending. On October 6th, 1919, a new building committee was appointed to erect a Temple.
To be Continued
ACTIVE PERPETUAL MEMBERS
Herbert E. (Bud) Bacheller) Allan J. Baker James R. Baldwin Brady S. Benishek
Louis W. Benishek David L. Bessette Brian T. Burke J. Mitchell Cole Jr.
Richard W. Culbertson Stanley J. Dabrowski Glennard Decker Frank H. Dietrich
Ronald L. Dreggors William A. Drossman Eric T. Ellis II William H. Evans Jr.
Everett C. Goodwin Peter W. Gordon Walter W. Greatrex Sabastian Guarneri
Robert L. Hart Michael L. Hines Leo D. Johns George N. Johnson
Stephen L. Kenney Mark E. King Joseph G. Lockhart Lloyd W. Morris
Gustav Postreich William J. Ptashnik Gary I. Rogers William L. Rogers
Jeff J. Romana William M. Schaeffer Glenn E. Smith Donald H. Tucker
Richard A. Turner Christopher R. Van Duyne Jeffery L. Whitlock
Thomas C. Williams Allen J. Winterwerp George A. Wolsfelt
CELESTIAL PERPETUAL MEMBERS
Everett L. Alexander Cromer K. Gathers Thomas C. Johnson PM Charles R. Baldwin PM
Earnest A. Grandinetti Jay Rogers PM Walker P. Carpenter Jr.PM Leon C. Groeber
Jerry Siegfried Merlle Howard Corbett Harold R Hibbs PM William L. Turner
Ronald W. Freeman PM Eugene Hodges
50 YEAR PLUS BROTHER
Elihu A Yale Donald L. Brown Clifton V. Butler James R. Delk
Thomas E. Duane William H. Evans Joe W. Garrett Everett C. Chapman
Kyle F. Hall Jack H. Hayman Sr. Thomas F. Johnson Calvin I. Langford
Breece A McCray Sr. William K. McGee Ben F. McGraw Edward Z. Midgett
Jack M. Onie Jack W. Reynolds Robert B. Richardson Harry J. Rostagno
Gordon S. Smith Warren A. Swets Richard A. Turner Edward J. Vaissiere
Benard D. Vasin Thomas C. Wilder Carl J Winterwerp George A Wolsgel
Harry T. Johnson Robert C. Bartlett
Andrew Gaden 10/5 Bud Bacheller 10/7 Ronald L. Dreggors 10/10
George W Mahan Jr 10/10 Melvin L. Malachosky 10/10 Thomas C. Williams 10/11
Jody P Palermo 10/15 Thomas E Duane 10/20 Randolph M Stevens 10/21
Warren Swets 10/24 Seymour R. Parrish 10/27 Frank H. Dietrich 10/29
Gene R. MillerÂ 10/29
The Grand Lodge of Florida F. & A.M.
M:. W:. Richard G. Hoover
St. Petersburg, Florida
District Deputy Grand Master District Instructor
R:. W:. Donald H. Tucker (Kathy) R:. I:. Tracy Chastain (Donna)
2131 Springwater Lane 1250 Bee Lane
Port Orange, Florida 32168 Geneva, Florida 32732
H: (386)760-3214, C: (386)602-1182 C: (407)687-3191
NEW SMYRNA LODGE COMMITTEES FOR 2017
Finance: SW Mark King, W:. A J Winterwerp, Steve Kenney, Jack Mounts
Vigilance: JW Dave Drake, W:. Bud Bacheller, W:. Matt Schaeffer
Petitions: W:. A J Winterwerp, Steve Kenney
Masonic Education: RW:. Donald H. Tucker, SD Robert Wheeler, JD Lee Goodman
Board of Relief: Master and Wardens
Charity: Master and Wardens
Lodge Mentors: W:. Bill Greatrex, SW Mark King
Lodge Instructors: SW Mark King, SD Robert Wheeler, JS John Loveland
Grand Lodge Website: W:. A J Winterwerp, Steve Kenney, Andre Narciese
Fund Raiser: W:. Allan J. Baker, SW Mark King, Paul Line
13th MASONIC DISTRICT LODGE MEETING NIGHTS
New Smyrna Lodge 149, 1st & 3rd Mondays Landmark Lodge 383, 2nd & 4th Thursdays
Ormond Beach Lodge 326, 2nd & 4th Tuesdays Sirius Sushine Lodge 402, 2nd Tuesday
Volusia Lodge 77, 2nd & 4th Mondays Sanford Lodge 62, 1st & 3rd Thursday s
St. Johns Lodge 37, 2nd & 4th Tuesday s Halifax Lodge 81, 1st & 3rd Thursday s
Order of the Eastern Star Chapter 3 meets 2nd and 4th Monday at NSL No. 149 at 7:30 PM
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