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 email@example.com www.newsmyrnalodge149.org
The Worshipful Master requests your attendance at our Stated Communication
May 1st, and May 15th 2017
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.
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.
Worshipful Master Walter G. Layton(Edie) 856-498-7186 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Warden Mark King(Bonnie) 386-957-3075 email@example.com
Junior Warden Dave Drake(Kirsten) 386-314-3566 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer Stephen Kenney 908-420-6615 email@example.com
Secretary W:. Allen (AJ) Winterwerp(Carol) 240-882-0718 NSL140@cfl.rr.com
Chaplain Glenn Smith(Kathy) 386-427-4057 firstname.lastname@example.org
Marshall W:. Allan J Baker(Faye) 386-405-5125 email@example.com
Senior Deacon Robert Wheeler 386-451-6129 firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Deacon Lee Goodman(Phillis) 317-345-1931 email@example.com
Senior Steward Chris Van Duyne 386-846-2945 firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Steward John Loveland III 856-542-0307 email@example.com
Tyler W:. Herbert (Bud) Bacheller(Susan) 386-689-952 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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:
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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
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