Volume 17, Issue 9

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 (386) 423-2370 nsl149@cfl.rr.com www.newsmyrnalodge149.org

The Worshipful Master requests your attendance at our Stated Communication

September 18th, 2017

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                                                                    From the East

We are now almost through August and have one more Month of being “Gray”. We have still had a great turnout at our meetings during this slow time of the year. It is great to see all of the Brothers turning out and supporting our lodge. I personally truly appreciate the Brothers who do continue to support our lodge.

At our last meeting, we voted to accept the resolution from Grand Lodge of Daytona Lodge #270 merging with our lodge, it was a unanimous vote. It is great seeing our Brothers accepting another lodge of Brothers into our lodge and working together in peace and harmony. At our next meeting, September 18th, we will have a written secret ballot to accept the merger. That will be the last process in the merger at which time we will be “one” if accepted.

We will be hosting our Brothers from Daytona #270 on September 13th for their last stated communication to be held at our lodge. We will also provide a welcoming dinner for those Brothers coming to the meeting to show them that we are welcoming them with open arms. Come on out Brothers for this welcoming dinner and show your support for the merger.

I am also very excited to have our SW Mark King and his wife Bonnie back from New York for our next meeting. Mark and Bonnie have been away for the Summer visiting family in upstate New York.

On a sad note, please keep W:.AJ Winterwerp and his Father Carl Winterwerp in your thoughts and prayers at this trying time. They have lost their Brother and Son, Francis Winterwerp, after a lengthy battle with cancer.

Hope to see you all at our next meeting.

Fraternally, W:.M:. Walter G. Layton

                                                                 From the West

Hello brothers,

The merger between Daytona Lodge No. 270 and ours is almost complete and we are about to enter a new and exciting future for our Lodge. The Brothers coming from Daytona Lodge No. 270 adds their strengths to ours making New Smyrna Lodge 149 an unstoppable combination. The future is a blank scrip ready to be written by members of our newly joined Lodges. There is nothing that we cannot accomplish, adding new members, supporting our community, increasing Masonic Education and being able to give relief to those in need. It soon will be time to start thinking about next year and all the officer positions that will need to be filled. Please give some thought to participating in filling these positions. They are open to all Members of our Lodge. On September 13th Daytona Lodge No. 270 will be having there last Stated Communications as Daytona Lodge No.270 at New Smyrna Lodge 149. Be sure to attend and welcome these Brothers into our Lodge. We will have our usual Stated Communication on September 18th with dinner at 6pm and the meeting starting at 7pm. The Senior Grand Warden of Florida has scheduled a town hall meeting on October 11th at New Smyrna Lodge No. 149. Be sure to put it on your calendar and attend to hear what the Senior Grand Warden is going to say. School has started and the school buses are out, remember to stop when you see there flashing lights, our children are future keep them safe.

Fraternally,

Senior Warden Mark King

Brothers All,
Daytona Lodge 270 will hold it’s meeting at New Smyrna Lodge 149 tomorrow September 13th. 2017 at 7:30 pm. There will NOT be a dinner before the meeting but Daytona 270 needs Brothers to sit in chairs. Also this is the meeting where they have their final vote on the merger between our two Lodges.
The Worshipful Master request all Brothers to try and come out and show support for our Brothers from Daytona 270 Lodge.
New Smyrna Lodge came out will very little damage from the hurricane. 1 cracked window pane. We were very fortunate. Read below.
Also Brothers, Ormond Beach 326 sustained heavy damage from a tornado during hurricane Irma. They have requested to meet at our Lodge for their September Meeting and Halifax 81 lost their roof from the hurricane and have requested to meet at our Lodge until they can clean up or figure out what to do.
We have heard from Jobs Daughters who want to meet at our Lodge and are waiting to hear from the Eastern Star from both Lodges. We will keep you all informed about what is going on.
A J Winterwerp PM
Secretary

                                                                   2017 OFFICER

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

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

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

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

Secretary                             W:. A J Winterwerp (Carol)      (240)882-0718                NSL149@cfl.rr.com

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

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

Senior Deacon                         Robert Wheeler                      (386)451-6129       bobwheeler@earthlink.net

Junior Deacon                        Lee Goodman (Phyllis)          (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 Bacheller(Susan)    (386)689-9552               budbach@aol.com

                                          From the Secretary’s Desk

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.

Secretary

                                                             Congratulations To:

Brothers Jon Trygue Bodien, Mr. Melvin H. Keil Jr. (Sonny), Douglas G Everson for receiving their Certificate of Membership as a Master Mason in the Great State of Florida

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Brother Richard C Landis for being reinstated as an active member of our Lodge.

 

Awaiting Degree

Fellow Craft: Brother Troyce William Hudnell

 

                                                                Awaiting Ballot

                                                                        Notices

RESOLUTION FOR DAYTONA LODGES NO. 270 TO MERGE WITH NEW SMRYNA LODGE 149

The Resolution to have Daytona Lodge 270 merge with New Smyrna Lodge 149 was approved by Grand Master M:. W:. Richard G. Hoover. The first vote after his approval to accept the Resolution was taken at the August 21st, 2017 Stated Communications. The vote to accept was unanimous. The Resolution will be held over for the final ¾ majority hand written ballot of the Brothers present at the meeting on September 18th, 2017 Stated Communication. The Resolution is posted on the last page of this Trestle Board.

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,) 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.

September 2nd, 2017 Master Mason Association meeting at Landmark 383, 6pm dinner

September 4th, 2017 NO MEETING

September 9th, 2017 Junior Grand Wardens Homecoming at Azan Shrine Center 5pm registraton 6pm supper

September 13th, 2017 Last Meeting for Daytona 270 which will be at New Smyrna 149 Dinner at 6:30pm tyled meeting at 7:30pm

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

October 2nd, 2017 Stated Communications 6pm Dinner, 7pm Meeting

October 11th, 2017 Masonic Town Hall Meeting with R:.W:. Westerman 5-9pm located @ NSL 149

October 16th, 2017 Stated Communications 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, Secretary

                                                                          Sickness and Distressed

W:. M:. Joe Lockhart had a heart attack, SW Mark King is having heart and blood pressure issues, Brother King’s wife Bonnie fell down a flight of stairs and broke her toe, finger and hurt her back, Keep Brother Carl J. Winterwerp and W:. A J Winterwerp’s family in your prayer, Brother Winterwerp’s son lost his battle to cancer up in Maryland. Brother Robert Segarra who is having surgery and Brother Hines is doing well and in good spirits at the nursing home.

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: Since being chartered in 1896, the Lodge has been assigned to the 14th Masonic District comprised of the following Lodges, St. Johns 37-Deland, Halifax 81-Daytona Beach, Volusia 77-Barbarville, Brevard 113-Cocoa, Sanford 62-Sanford, New Smyrna 149- NSB, Indian River 90-Titusville. In 1917 the Grand Lodge realigned the Districts and we were assigned to the 20th Masonic District comprising of the same Lodges. Business of the Lodge was routine during the first five months of 1918. While little was recorded in the 1918 minutes regarding the First World War, the effect of it began to surface in June of that year. June 17th, 1918, by dispensation of the Grand Master, a petition was balloted on all three Degrees at the same time. The reason being is that the candidate was in the military and had been ordered to foreign duty. Dispensation was granted that year for several Brothers to be advanced short time. In June, meeting dates were changed from the first and third Monday to the first and third Wednesday. It was now common by dispensation to elect candidates for all three Degrees on the same ballot. In many cases, out-of-state Lodges were asked to confer the Degrees because the candidates were away on military duty. Many Special Communications were held this year to do the work of the Lodge, as well as courtesy work for other Lodges. To be Continued

                                                          ACTIVE PERPETUAL MEMBERS

Herbert E. Bacheller PM                      David J. Ellis                               Joseph G. Lockhart PM

James R. Baldwin PM                           Eric T. Ellis PM                           Lloyd W. Morris

Louis W. Benishek PM                         William H. Evans PM                 Gustav Postreich PM

Brady Benishek                                      Matt Schaeffer PM                       William J Ptashnik PM

David L. Bessette                                    Everett C. Goodwin                     Gary Rogers PM

Mitchell Cole                                            Walter W. Greatrex PM             William Rogers

Richard W. Culbertson                           Sebastian Guarneri PM            Jeff J. Romano PM

Stanley J. Dabrowski PM                        Robert L. Hart                          Donald H. Tucker PM

Glennard Decker                                       Michael L. Hines                     Richard A. Turner

Frank H. Dietrich                                     James D. Humphrey                Jeffery L. Whitlock

Ronald L. Dreggors                                   Leo D. Johns                             Allen J. Winterwerp PM

William A. Drossman                               George N. Johnson PM           George A. Wolsfelt

Mark E. King                                              Allan J. Baker PM                    Thomas Williams

Stephen L. Kenney                                   Glenn E. Smith                          Christopher Van Duyne

                                           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. Sets             Richard A. Turner        Edward J. Vaissiere

Benard D. Vasin          Thomas C. Wilder        Carl J Winterwerp        George A Wolsgel

Harry T. Johnson         Robert C. Bartlett

                                                               BIRTHDAYS

Gary D. Coonrad                    9/1       Robert Segarra            9/7       George N Johnson      9/8

Robert Wheeler                       9/14     William D. Lenz          9/17     David Bessette            9/17

Wayne F. Rockafellow           9/22     Willliam G. Jens          9/24     Robert G. Wright        9/25

Glenn E. Smith                        9/27     Lawrence Harrod        9/27     Douglas V Mullan       9/30

 

                                      The 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 32168                                                      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:             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 Tuesday s          Sirius Sushine Lodge 402, 2nd  Tuesday

Volusia Lodge 77, 2nd & 4th Mondays                           Daytona Lodge 270, 2nd & 4th Wednesday s

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

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.

 

  1. 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

 

                                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