Volume 17 Issue 8

New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 F&AM

Trestle Board August 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

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The Worshipful Master requests your attendance at our Stated Communication

August 21st, 2017

From the East

Brothers all:

At our last meeting on July 17 we voted on the Resolution for Daytona Lodge #270 to merger with our lodge. Same resulted in a unanimous vote for the merger. The Lodge officers have signed the paperwork and our Secretary has forwarded the resolution to Grand Lodge for approval. Hopefully it will be approved and returned quickly so we can move forward with it. Hopefully the merger will be complete by September. Daytona #270 officers as well as the members of New Smyrna #149 are very excited about the merger and its final steps.

We also have a newly raised member, Warren Carman, who was raised on July 15th at Sanford Lodge. Brother Carman was not able to attend our Master Mason Degree for our other newly raised Brothers a while back at New Smyrna Lodge due to his work Schedule. I would personally like to thank the members of New Smyrna Lodge that did attend that degree along with all the members of Sanford Lodge who invited us to be part of the degree. Three other brothers other than Warren were also raised during that degree. What great fellowship it was! The Junior Warden, Mike Hindley, did an outstanding job in the East as well as King Solomon.

At this time, we have 4 new men that have contacted the Lodge and are interested in becoming new Masons. Hopefully they will like what they see and will move forward with their passion.

Until our next meeting, Brothers all be safe and contact us if you are in need of assistance with anything.

Fraternally, WM:. Walter G. Layton

From the West

Hello, my brothers from New York; I have been spending time with my family and some important friends that I had not seen in some time. Bonnie and I went to Owego New York to look up my father’s side of my family, while there I went to Owego’s Masons Lodge. Unfortunately for me the lodge had gone dark for the summer and I was unable to reach their Worshipful Master. The Red Jacket Lodge here in Lockport New York where we have our house is also dark for the summer.  It was great to hear that the Grand Masters official visit went very well.  I understand that our Lodge was well represented, and had a good showing of support for our own Brother DDGM Donald Tucker. I have called many of our Brothers, to keep up with all that is going on at our Lodge. The news that our Brother Warren Carmen was Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason at Sanford Lodge No. 62 on July 15th is something I have been waiting to hear. Congratulations my Brother. Thank you to all the Brothers who attended and assisted in the Master Mason Degree at Sanford Lodge No. 62. Thank you Junior Warden Mike Hindley for the fine job you did as Worshipful Master for the Degree. Worshipful Master Walter Layton called me to inform me that the ballot on the merger with Daytona Lodge No. 270 was unanimous.  And Secretary Worshipful A. J. Winterwerp called to tell me that the resolution was now on its way to the Grand Lodge for their approval and the Grand Master’s signature. One of our Lodge visitors that calls our Lodge his second home over the winter, Worshipful Jim Kelley lives here in Lockport NY. Bonnie and I met with him and his wife for lunch and he had nothing but praise for our Lodge and the Brothers. We went to Canada to see Worshipful Gary Price and is wife Marilyn and attended his Masonic Lodge in Midland Ontario where I was well received. I miss all my brothers and would love to hear from you when you have a minute .

Fraternally,

Senior Warden Mark King  

 

2017 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 vanduyne.chris@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.

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.

Congratulations To:

                          Brother Warren Carman being Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason

   Awaiting Degree

Fellow Craft: Brother Troyce William Hudnell

                                                                        Awaiting Ballot

Petition for Reinstatement: Brother Richard C Landis, the Ballot will be on August 21st, 2017                                                                  Stated Communications,

Notices

The Resolution to have Daytona Lodge 270 merge with New Smyrna Lodge 149. The Vote to MERGE with Daytona Lodge 270 was Balloted on at the Stated Communications on July 17, 2017. The vote needing to be ¾ majority vote of the Brothers present at the Communications. The Ballot was UNAIMOUS to have Daytona Lodge No. 270 merge with New Smyrna Lodge No 149. The paper was sent to the Grand Lodge of Florida for the Grand Masters approval.

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

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 Secretary’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,) 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.

Announcements and Event.

 August 7th, 2017 NO MEETING

August 2nd, 2017 Master Mason Associations Meeting at Halifax 81

August 21st, 2017 Stated Communication 6pm Dinner, 7pm Meeting

September 4th, 2017 NO MEETING

September 18th, 2017 Stated Communication 6pm Dinner, 7pm Meeting

Open Book and School of Instruction at St. Johns Lodge No. 37 every 4th Saturday of the Month, Open Books starts at 8am. and School of Instruction at 9am.

 Fraternally,

A J Winterwerp PM,

Secretary

Sickness and Distressed

Brothers, Brother Hines checks his computer every evening and loves getting messages, though he usually does not type replies due to his physical limitations. Michael can type a couple of words to acknowledge receipt, but that’s about it and it’s a huge effort to do so. So, if any Brothers ca find time to stop by, drop him a card, or email line to say Hi, to our Lodge Brother. He reads all the Trestle Boards posted and keep up with all that is going on in our District. He remains a faithful Master Mason even though he is restricted to his room almost every hour of each day, so please take a moment and help make his day a bit brighter.   Address, and email is Ocean View Nursing Home, 2810 S. Atlantic Ave., New Smyrna Beach Fl. 32169 Attn. Michael Hines Room 629 mlhines22@hotmail.com.

Brother Winterwerp’s son battling cancer, Brother Lawrence’s wife,

Brother, please contact the Secretary if you know of a Brother or his family who needs our prayers and concerns, leave a message and it will get into the Trestle Board and Meeting Minutes.

THE BUILDING OF NEW SMRYNA’S TEMPLE

Continued: The years 1913 and 1914 passed without special events. The Lodge was busy with Degree work and charitable projects. One of the Brothers raised in 1914 was J. S. Duss Jr., a local attorney. He became active in the Lodge soon after he was raised and would play and important role in building the Temple. On June 7, 1915, the subject of building a Temple again came up. Brother Duss made a motion which was tabled that $20.00 of every $30.00 collected in application fees be set aside in a building fund. The motion was not again discussed. On September 4th, 1916, a committee reported that the most feasible way to raise funds to build a Temple would be to issue bonds t Masons. A committee was appointed to prepare and handle this bond issue. A motion prevailed that a committee of five be appointed as a building committee. On September 18th, 1916, the finance committee reported that in order to proceed with a bond issue it would be necessary to incorporate. Two motions prevailed one that the Lodge form a corporation. Brother J. S. Duss Jr., with Brothers Brunson and Chilton were appointed to that committee. On October 2, 1916, a motion prevailed to increase fees to $15.00 per degree. On January 29, 1917, a motion prevailed to pay preliminary expenses of the Masonic Building Association. At the same time, the City of New Smyrna was granted permission to lay a sewer line across the north end of the Masonic lot. This year for the first time the Lodge enjoyed electric lights in the Lodge room. The usual electric bill was $2.00 per month. On August 6, 1917, a motion prevailed to lower the fee for Degree to the original $10.00. 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

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:. 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

Dankat9750@aol.com                                                                tdchastain@yahoo.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, Steve 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 Baker, SW Mark King, Paul Line,

13th 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

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.

  1. 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:

  1. ensure all outstanding debts of the merging Lodge are paid.
  2. conduct an accounting of all funds.
  3. 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.
  1. 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:
  1. assimilate records from the Merging Lodge into the records of the Continuing Lodge.
  2. 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.
  1. 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.
  2. It is hereby proposed and planned that the implementation of the resolution for the proposed merger be scheduled for presentation as follows:
    1. to the Merging Lodge on  June 14, 2017.
    2. to the Continuing Lodge on       June 19, 2017.
    3. Voted on by the Merging Lodge July 12, 2017
    4. Voted on by the Continuing Lodge July 17, 2017
    5. To the Grand Master for approval or disapproval on July 18, 2017
    6. Read into the Lodges minutes August 9, 2017 for the Merging Lodge and August 21, 2017 for the Continuing Lodge.
    7. Approved by ¾ vote of the Craft September 13, 2017 for the Merging Lodge and September 18, 2017 for the Continuing Lodge.
    8. With a final merger date of September 30, 2017

Brothers,

Circumscribe Instructions

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

> 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