Volume 17 Issue 5

New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 F&AM

Trestle Board May 2017

New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 F&AM 300 N. Riverside Dr.

New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 (386) 423-2370 nsl149@cfl.rr.com www.newsmyrnalodge149.org

The Worshipful Master requests your attendance at our Stated Communication

May 1st, and May 15th 2017

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     From the East

    Here we are approaching May already. The lodge is moving forward with good things happening. I am so proud of my officers which makes this year so far very much a success. We have made a substantial amount of money from our breakfasts and dinner and have proposed giving a 2nd scholarship to a worthy student from New Smyrna Beach High School. Same will be chosen by W:. Brian Bassett at an upcoming meeting.

The merger with Daytona #270 is moving forward. We have a lot of paperwork and approvals to be done before that can happen but it is in motion.   I look forward to being a part of making that happen.

The Grand Lodge is approaching on May 29th through the 31st. We have a lot of legislation to vote on and will do same in the best interest of the lodge. We have a member of New Smyrna Lodge that just might be the districts next Right Worshipful?

Also, on that note the New Grand Masters official visit will be in June this year and will be hosted in Sanford. Let’s have a great showing and welcome the new Grand Master into our district with style!

On a personal note, I would like to thank all the Brothers and Wives who called, visited, and prayed for my Wife Edie. For those who don’t know, she was involved in a serious MV accident and had her C-1 and C-2 Vertebrates fractured. She is home resting and healing now with a “halo” that she has to wear for 8 weeks. She is upbeat and positive about the outcome. Again, Thank You everyone!

Lastly, we have a Master Mason’s Degree coming up on the 13th of May and have 5 Brothers to be raised. I ask all brothers to come out and support the new brothers.

Walter Layton,

Worshipful Master

From the West

Greetings my brothers;

As the lodge approaches the half way point in the year with the Grand Communication only a short time away. we need to look at the proposed legislation to be voted on. The proposed changes are available in the Secretary’s office. Please take the time to look them over and let your Officers know what your thoughts are so they can make your wishes known. The Easter Extravaganza was a success thank to the overwhelming support of our brothers. I cannot thank you enough. As you are all aware we are putting on a Master Mason Degree on Saturday May 13th, at 9am with breakfast at 8am at the lodge. This Master Mason Degree will be very exciting as it will be done in full costume thanks to Daytona Lodge 270 who are loaning us their costumes. We are planning to have up to 6 brothers go through the Degree, 4 from our Lodge, 1 from Daytona 270, and 1 from Ormond 326. I hope to see all my brothers there to experience it, and take part in the Degree. If you are interested in taking a part in it please contact the Secretary or myself, we will need all the help we can get. At our last Stated Communication Worshipful Allan Woodstock stated that his Lodge; Daytona 270 has agreed to sell their building and that they are going forward with their plans to merge with New Smyrna 149. This is a win, win for both our Lodges. We get some fantastic Brothers and they get a great Lodge to support them. I know they feel very welcome at our Lodge. I am very proud of our new Brothers who have taken on new positions when given the opportunity. Our future is assured by these Brothers and their willingness to take part. Last but by far not least, school is about to end for the summer break. Be aware that our children will be out and about with all the outdoor activities. Keep them in mind as you travel on our roads, and let’s keep them safe.

Mark King

Senior Warden

OFFICERS

Worshipful Master      Walter G. Layton(Edie)                             856-498-7186 walteed50@yahoo.com

Senior Warden               Mark King(Bonnie)                                   386-957-3075 coldduck625@aol.com

Junior Warden               Dave Drake(Kirsten)                        386-314-3566 captaindavedrake@gmail.com

Treasurer                          Stephen Kenney                                         908-420-6615 stevek821@gmail.com

Secretary                           W:. Allen (AJ) Winterwerp(Carol)         240-882-0718 NSL140@cfl.rr.com

Chaplain                             Glenn Smith(Kathy)                                 386-427-4057 glennsmith@cfl.rr.com

Marshall                             W:. Allan J Baker(Faye)                          386-405-5125 ajgator28@yahoo.com

Senior Deacon                  Robert Wheeler                                         386-451-6129 bobwheeler@eartlink.net

Junior Deacon                   Lee Goodman(Phillis)                              317-345-1931 lppg1931@gmail.com

Senior Steward                  Chris Van Duyne                                      386-846-2945 vanduyne55@gmail.com

Junior Steward                  John Loveland III                                   856-542-0307 jwloveland55@gmail.com

Tyler                                      W:. Herbert (Bud) Bacheller(Susan)       386-689-952 budbach@aol.com

From the Secretary’s Desk

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.

Congratulations

R:. I:. Donald H. Tucker who at the end of this month be the NEW Right Worshipful District Deputy Grand Master of the 13th Masonic District. R:.I:. Tucker is a Perpetual Member of New Smyrna Lodge NO.149

RESOLUTION : Brother, a Resolution was read for the first reading and passed with a simple hand vote:

Resolution:

Whereas, new members and new Master Masons who paid fees/dues after September 1st shall be exempt from paying dues for the following fiscal year.

 Whereas, the fee for a Master Mason in good standings whom petitions to become a member of New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 will be $100 plus assessed $15 for a background check if the Brother’s transferring Lodge is outside the Grand Lodge of Florida’s jurisdiction. If the petition is not accepted the $100 fee will be returned.

Whereas, a Brother Master Mason who is a member of New Smyrna Lodge 149 who has a combined total of 50 years in Masonry shall be eligible for one of 3 Life memberships to be voted by the Craft

1)      Life membership conferred by the Lodge without payment of fee therefor which exempts recipient from payment of Grand Lodge Annual Revenue.

This is official notice of the Resolution to the Craft. The Resolution will be held over until the May 1st, 2017 Communications where it will be read and a ball ballot with 3/4 vote to adopt this Resolution. Any questions please call the Secretary’s office, leave a message and he will explain the Resolution to you

Update on Circumscribe: The year, 2017 was the last year the Lodge will be sending out dues cards. The dues cards will be through Circumscribe for the year 2018. So, all brother who have not signed up for Circumscribe yet, need to do so. If you want help I still have the information on the back of the Trestle Board and any Brother can call the Secretary’s office and leave a message with phone number for me to contact, and get you all registered. The change isn’t coming but is HERE for all of us. You will need an email address.

Even the Trestle Board will be sent to Circumscribe and will be mailed to the Brothers depending on your preference. But it will be a while before the Trestle Board is sent out by Circumscribe.

Congratulations To:

   Awaiting Degree

   Fellow Craft: Brother Troyce William Hudnell

Master Mason: Brothers Jon Trygue Bodien, Mr. Melvin H. Keil Jr. (Sonny), Warren Earl Carman III, Douglas G Everson are waiting for a Master Mason Degree. The Master Mason Degree will be on May 13th, 2017

Awaiting Ballot

      None

                                                                                                 Notices

The Lodge Hall is available to rent, please call the Secretary at 386-423-2370

Announcements and Event

May 1st, 2017                               Stated Communications                       Dinner 6pm     Meeting 7pm

May 3rd, 2017                              Master Mason Ass, meeting @         Dinner 6pm     Meeting 7pm

                                                          Landmark 383

May 6th & 7th 2017                     Shriners Circus                       

May 7th, 2017                              OES Hawaiian Luau @ Riptides         2pm                 Tickets $10 pp

May 13th, 2017                            Called Master Mason Degree              8am Breakfast 9am Degree starts

May 15th, 2017                            Stated Communications                       Dinner 6pm     Meeting 7pm

May 28th, 29, 30, 2017            Fl. Grand Lodge Comm. in Orlando Fl.

                       

Open books will take place at St. John’s Lodge on the forth Saturday of each month starting at 8AM until noon.

Fraternally,

A J Winterwerp, Secretary

Lodge History Continued:

                                                                        THE BUILDING OF THE TEMPLE

  Lodge meetings were very lengthy in those days. A separate ballot had to be taken for each degree as a candidate progressed. Practically all Degree work was done at a Stated Communications. The discussions on building were all recorded as being long and thorough. On February 18th, 1907, several building lots were offered to the Lodge. The offer of Brother B. F. Chilton of the lot on the southeast corner of Canal and Orange streets for $600.00 was accepted. On March 4th, 1907, the soliciting committee reported that $234.00 had been collected and offered the Brethren an opportunity to subscribe. A committee was appointed to secure plans, specifications, and bids to construct a building 50 X 80 feet, three stories high. On June 11th, 1907, the Lodge had collected $400.00 in donations. A motion prevailed to draw the additional $200.00 from the Treasury and pay Brother Chilton for the lot. Thus, the Lodge owned it’s building lot and the remainder of the year was spent discussing plans and specifications for the building of a Temple. The year 1908 was a busy one. Degree work conducted at every meeting. The Lodge also did a lot of charitable work as many requests were made from indigent Brothers. Some effort was made to raise money for the building but without success. On March 16, 1908, the idea of a stock company was raised. However, 11908 ended with no progress on the building fund.

The year 1909 began with 55 members. Although the Lodge was busy with Degree work, the membership only increased to 61 by the end of the year. It is interesting to note that the Lodge paid the District Deputy his expenses for his official visit on January 4th, 1909, This was done on an occasional basis, but did not show in the minutes of other years to be a rule. Many request were received by the Lodge from indigent Brothers. On August 2nd, 1909, several motions prevailed to revive the effort to build a Temple. New building and soliciting committees were appointed. The soliciting committees were appointed to explore the possibility of selling stock in the new attempt to raise money. On August 16th, 1909, it was decided to build a building at the cost of $10,000.00. It ws further decided that a stock company would be formed and that the members would be given thirty days to purchase $10,000.00 in stick before it was offered outside the Lodge. At a Special Communications on August 23rd, 1909 a charter for a Building Association was accepted and five directors appointed. There was nothing further reported regarding the building in 1909. To be Continued.

 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 PM

Brian T Burke                                      Peter W. Gordon                     William Rogers

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

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.

50 Year Plus Brothers

Breece E Bennett                    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 L 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 Vlasin                      Thomas C Wilder         Carl J Winterwerp        George A Wolsfelt

               The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Florida F. & A.M.

Grand Master

     M:.W:. Stanley L. Hudson

Fort Pierce Florida

District Deputy Grand Master                                                         District Instructor        

R:. W:.Charles Calabritto                                                                            R:. H:. Donald H. Tucker                 

717 Charing Place                                                                                           2131 Springwater Lane

Deltona, Florida 32725                                                                                 Port Orange, Florida 32128

ccalabritto@gmail.com                                                                                 donkat9750@aol.com

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, Stephen Kenney 

Masonic Education: RH:. 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 Property: JW Dave Drake, SS Chris Van Duyne, JS John Loveland III

Lodge Instructors: SW Mark King, SD Bob Wheeler, JS John Loveland III

Investigation Committee: Assigned by Master

Catechism Instructors: W:. Bill Greatrex, SW Mark King, SD Bob Wheeler, JS

John Loveland

Grand Lodge Web Committee: W:. A J Winterwerp, Steve Kenney, Andre Narciese

Fund Raiser Committee: W:. Allan BakerSW Mark King, Paul Line,

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

Visit us on the Web for current information at http://newsmyrnalodge149.org

   CIRCUMSCRIBE

Brothers,

Circumscribe is here. To all of you Brothers that are being emailed from the

Lodge who have already signed up please disregard this email. To the Brothers

who haven’t signed up with Circumscribe YOU need to sign up by March 3rd. In

this email I will give you the instructions on how to sign up. Please do so as

soon as you can. I will be in the Lodge office tomorrow, Thursday 2/16 from

1-3:30pm, Tuesday 2/21 from 9-11:30am and 1-3:30pm and Thursday 2/23 from

1-3:30pm for phone calls and to help and assist you and try to answer questions

you may have. Signing up and downloading your picture by March 3rd will make

sure you get the picture on your permanent dues card. Paper dues cards will not

be sent out anymore. So, Brothers here we go.

>

> GO TO THE WEBSITE: https://glfl.circumscribe.net

>

> YOUR GRAND LODGE NUMBER IS ON YOUR CURRENT DUES CARD. IF YOU CAN’T FIND IT

CALL OR EMAIL THE LODGE AND I WILL GET IT FOR YOU.

>

> ENTER YOUR INTITIAL USERNAME:   FL WILL BE IN CAPITAL LETTERS.

>                                 FLyourgrandlodgenumber@changeyouemail.info

> SO IT WILL LOOK LIKE THIS:       FL1234567@changeyouremail.info

> YOUR INITIAL PASSWORD WILL BE:   FL your grand lodge number

> SO IT WILL LOOK LIKE THIS:       FL1234567

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> YOU WILL THEN BE PROMTED TO CHANGE YOUR EMAIL AND PASSWORD TO YOUR OWN.

> YOU ENTER YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS

> YOU ENTER YOU NEW PASSWORD TWICE. THE PASSWORD MUST CONTAIN 8 CHARACTERS WITH

ONE NUMBER IN IT.

> ONCE YOU HAVE ENTERED BOTH CORRECTLY YOU WILL BE REQUIRED TO LOGOUT AND THEN

LOG BACK IN USING YOUR EMAIL ADDRESS AND NEW PASSWORD.

> IF YOU WANT A PICTURE ON YOUR PERMENANT DUES CARD FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS ON

DOWNLOADING A PICTURE AND CROPPING IT. YOU CAN MAKE THE PICTURE BIGGER OR

SMALLER AND MOVE THE PICTURE AROUND TO FIT IN THE SQUARE. ONCE THAT IS DONE

CHECK YOUR INFORMATION. SCROLL DOWN AND YOU WILL SEE HOW DO YOU WANT TO BE

CONTACTED VIA EMAIL, SMS(TEXT MESSAGE) OR PHONE CALL. AFTER ALL OF THIS PRESS AT

THE BOTTOM SAVE PROFILE.

> ONCE YOU SAVE PROFILE YOU ARE DONE.

> GO BACK UP TO THE TOP OF THE PAGE AND SIGN OUT.

> I hope this will help with you all signing in and registering with

Circumscribe on line. Any questions please call me at 386-423-2370 on the date

above or call and leave a message and I will call you when I come in and

retrieve messages.If you haven’t paid your dues for this year you will be able

to pay them on line. Circumscribe will email me letting the Lodge know you have

paid your current year dues. I also will be at the office and if you want to

come in to the Lodge we can take your picture and get you register on also.

> Again Brothers I hope this helps.

>

> Fraternally,

> A J Winterwerp PM

> Secretary

> New Smyrna Lodge No. 149

> New Smyrna Beach Fl         386-423-2370, NLS149@cfl.rr.com