New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 F&AM
Trestle Board July 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
July 17th, 2017
From the East
Brothers, it is the beginning of Summer and we will now be “gray” for 3 Months. Meetings will be held only on the 3rd Monday of the Month for July, August, and September, to resume with bi-Monthly meeting in October. Grand Lodge went very well with our Senior Warden, Mark King, Junior Warden, David Drake, and myself representing our Lodge. We voted for legislation the way our lodge discussed at our meeting. We now have R:.W:. Donald Tucker representing our District and Lodge as our DDGM and look forward in working with him this year. Also, our district has been changed from the 16th Masonic District to the 13th Masonic District due to consolidation. Our District hasn’t changed much, only the loss of Bunnell Lodge to another District. The Grand Masters official visit to the 13th District will be June 24th at Sanford Convention Center, followed by the meeting at Sanford Lodge. We have a lot of members that will be away, including our Senior and Junior Wardens. I encourage all members to attend this momentous event and bring your wives or girlfriends to show great support for our new Grand Master Richard Hoover. This is a great Dinner and Meeting and its Free! Please come out and show support, and I’ll see you there. The electric project at the lodge is almost completed and we should come in well below our projected budget. We have a couple other projects in the works that we might proceed with due to that fact.
Lastly, we have a Master Masons dinner coming up at our Lodge on July 5th. This year the meeting are traveling from Lodge to Lodge for each meeting. Please come out and enjoy dinner and fellowship. Dinner at 6pm, meeting at 7pm. Learn what’s going on in our District!
Fraternally, WM:. Walter G. Layton
From the West
Hello, my brothers, your Officers attended the Grand Lodge Communication in Orlando at the Rosen Plaza Hotel. We were not alone, all but 3 Florida Lodges attended. There were over 1300 Master Masons and more than 800 voting Delegates present. We were told that there were 200 more Master Masons attending this year than attended last year’s Communication that was held in Jacksonville. The Officers of your Lodge voted as the Craft had indicated, and here are the results of the voting. The requirement to have any Brother nominated and elected to the Junior Wardens position must complete Master Mason exam 1, 2, 3 and pass. The committee on work was expanded from 15 to 18 members passed. To help fill the Masonic home, non-masons will be allowed into the Masonic home under the private pay plan, passed. The change to our election; nominations for Lodge Officers must be submitted by no later than the first of November and none will be excepted after that date, passed. Dual members in Florida may now be add to the list of eligible members to sign a petition for a U. D. Lodge. To help the secretaries and reduce the paper only one copy of a by-law change will be needed to be sent to the Grand Lodge passed. Resident guests in the life care plan at the Masonic home are not required to be placed on emeritus status if they are already dues and per capita exempt passed. This may not answer all your questions about the new dues cards but will help with some. Permanent dues cards will now carry the Grand Secretary signature and the requirement for the Lodge Secretary’s to issue annual dues cards to Perpetual or Life members is rescinded, passed. This is a move that may help with lodges considering mergers or consolidations. Particular Lodges must hold any property in the name of the Lodge set out in its Charter or in the name of a Masonic center association no other name authorized, passed. And great news for our newly named Majestic 13th District R:.W:. Tommy L. Turllington was elected Junior Grand Warden. Our own Brother, R:.W:. Donald H. Tucker is the new District Deputy Grand Master of the new 13th Masonic District. R:.H:. Tracy Chastain from Sanford Lodge 62 is the new District Instructor. For those who have not noticed Senior Deacon Robert Wheeler has made a very welcome addition to the lodge. On the second floor outside the Lodge Room is a great addition, a water cooler. Thank you, Senior Deacon Wheeler. Being a member of New Smyrna Chapter NO 3 of the Eastern Star, I want to thank all my Brothers for the help with the Eastern Star’s official visit dinner. It was awesome, what an outstanding show of support, thank you. Things are moving quickly in the merger with Daytona 270. The Resolution was read at both Lodges for the first reading and were accepted. Now it will be held over for the proper time period, put in the Trestle Board and voted on at our July Stated Communications. Enjoy the summer
Senior Warden Mark King
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 vanduyne5
Junior Steward John Loveland III 856-542-0307 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyler W:. Herbert (Bud) Bacheller(Susan) 386-689-952 email@example.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.
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.
R:. W:. Donald H. Tucker is the NEW Right Worshipful District Grand Master of the 13th Masonic District. R:.W:. Tucker is a Perpetual Member of New Smyrna Lodge
Fellow Craft: Brother Troyce William Hudnell
Master Mason: Warren Earl Carman III is waiting for a Master Mason Degree.
A Resolution was read at the June 19th, 2017 Stated Communication for the first reading. The Resolution is to have Daytona Lodge 270 merge with New Smyrna Lodge 149. On the back of the Trestle board is the Resolution as read at the Stated Communication. The Vote to MERGE with Daytona Lodge 270 will be at the Stated Communications on July 17,2017
Brothers, The Resolution to have Daytona Lodge 270 merge with New Smyrna Lodge No 149 was read at the July 17th, 2017 Stated Communications and Balloted on. It took a 3/4 vote of the Brothers present at the Stated Communications to pass. THE BALLOT WAS UNANIMOUS. The Resolution will now be sent to Grand Lodge of Florida for the Grand Masters approval.
The Lodge Hall is available to rent, please call the Secretary at 386-423-2370
Announcements and Event.
June 24th, 2017 13th and 16th Grand Master’s visit
JULY 3RD, 2017 NO MEETING
July 5th, 2017 Master Mason Association Dinner at New Smyrna Beach 6pm dinner 7pm meeting
July 17th, 2017 Stated Meeting, 6pm dinner, 7pm Meeting
August 7th, 2017 NO MEETING
A J Winterwerp, Secretary
A note from our Chaplin
Ben F McGraw 7/3 Jack T Curran 7/4 Ron J Sachs 7/4
Gordon S Smith 7/5 Michael Blickenstaff 7/6 Irvil G Rogers 7/6
Chris Pappas 7/7 Jeffery L Whitlock 7/9 Donald K Doidge Sr 7/10
Donald Taylor 7/11 Grand B Carpenter 7/14 Jim O Romano 7/1
Thomas C Wilder Jr 7/14 Wayne F Besaw 7/16 Glennard Decker 7/16
Stephen D Miklos 7/17 Allan J Baker 7/19 Eligi N Coleman Jr 7/19
Lee R Goodman 7/21 Edmund J Pantalone Jr 7/23 William P Line 7/29
Eliga A Yale 7/30
THE BUILDING OF THE TEMPLE
Continued: A Special Communication was held on January 19th, 1912, to discuss building a Temple. A new Committee was appointed to confer with several builders to get their best terms to construct the Temple. During these discussions, an offer was made to the Lodge by Brother George H. Werfelman to trade his lot on the northeast corner of Canal and Orange Streets for the one owned by the Lodge on the southeast corner of Canal and Orange Streets. On February 23rd, 1912, the Lodge accepted the offer from Brother Werfelman of his lot on the northeast corner of Canal and Orange Streets. The deed was prepared and delivered at a cost of $1.50. On June 17th, 1912, a motion prevailed to sell the property on Canal Street for the sum of $2000.00 and the provision that the buyer build a two-story building with a Lodge room on the second floor within one year of the date of transfer. The sale did not take place, However, Brother Werfelman did build on the southeast corner of Canal and Orange Streets and provided a Lodge room on the second floor. The Lodge moved to this new building in October 1912 and remained there until April 1927, at an initial rental of $30.00 per month. The year 1912 ended with 71 members. The dues were still $3.00 per year. The minutes over these early years reflect the charitable work of the Lodge to be generous beyond its small income. Every request for help was responded to in some way. Letters almost always got a $2.00 donation, sometimes as much as $25.00. In 1906, $40.00 ws sent to the victims of the San Francisco disaster. Many times, loans were made of up to $75.00 to Brothers who had fallen on hard times. Hospital and doctor bills were paid and the funeral expenses for on Brother’s wife was paid at a cost of $200.00. By the standards of today, those amounts seem paltry, by the standards of those days, it is easy to see that those Brethren were willing to dig deep into their pockets when the need arose. 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:. 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, 32128 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: RH:. Donald H. Tucker, SD Robert Wheeler, JD Lee
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 Baker, SW 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/
RESOLUTION OF MERGER
WHEREAS Daytona Beach Lodge No 270 has had significant and continuing decline in membership and attendance such that it is impossible to fill the Stations and Places for the Masonic year commencing January 2017, and
WHEREAS New Smyrna Lodge No 149 is financially sound and desirous of expanding its membership rolls with the brethren of Daytona Beach Lodge No 270 who have had and continue to maintain a close and harmonious relationship
THEREFORE there being sufficient grounds to warrant a merger pursuant to Section 16.04 of the Masonic Law of Florida, it is proposed that Daytona Beach Lodge No 270 merge with New Smyrna Lodge No 149.
- It is hereby proposed and planned that New Smyrna Lodge No 149 shall retain its name and charter and shall be referred to as the Continuing Lodge, while Daytona Beach Lodge No 270 shall surrender its charter and shall be referred to as the Merging Lodge.
- It is hereby proposed and planned that on or about five (5) days before the date of the merger the Treasurers of the Merging and Continuing Lodges shall:
- ensure all outstanding debts of the merging Lodge are paid.
- conduct an accounting of all funds.
- ensure the balance of the funds of the merging Lodge’s several accounts are deposited in the several accounts of the Continuing Lodge mindful that general funds and charitable funds shall not be co-mingled.
- It is hereby proposed and planned that on or about five (5) days before the date of the merger the Secretaries of the Merging and Continuing Lodges shall:
- assimilate records from the Merging Lodge into the records of the Continuing Lodge.
- safeguard the papers and similar items of the Merging Lodge which have heretofore been determined by the Master and Officers of the Merging Lodge to warrant such safekeeping.
- It is hereby proposed and planned that the Masters and Officers of the Merging and Continuing Lodges ensure the transport of all property to the Continuing Lodge, placed in storage, or donated to a needy Lodge.
- It is hereby proposed and planned that the implementation of the resolution for the proposed merger be scheduled for presentation as follows:
- to the Merging Lodge on June 14, 2017.
- to the Continuing Lodge on June 19, 2017.
- Voted on by the Merging Lodge July 12, 2017
- Voted on by the Continuing Lodge July 17, 2017
- To the Grand Master for approval or disapproval on July 18, 2017
- Read into the Lodges minutes August 9, 2017 for the Merging Lodge and August 21, 2017 for the Continuing Lodge.
- Approved by ¾ vote of the Craft September 13, 2017 for the Merging Lodge and September 18, 2017 for the Continuing Lodge.
- With a final merger date of September 30, 2017
WHEREFORE the following elected officers, having reviewed and approved the proposed Resolution of Merger set their hands this ______ day of _____________, 2017
Worshipful Master Senior Warden
________________________________ _______________________________Junior Warden Treasurer_________________________________ Secretary