Volume 18 Issue 1

New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 F&AM of Florida

Trestle Board January 2018

New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 F&AM

300 N. Riverside Dr.

New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168

(386) 423-2370



The January 1st, 2018 Stated Communication has been cancelled

The Worshipful Master requests your attendance at our

Stated Communication January 15th, 2018


From the East

Greetings from the East,

As my year in the West as the Senior Warden comes to an end, I look back at the many accomplishments our Lodge has completed. Getting the fire escape painted, continuing the very popular breakfasts, our Easter Extravaganza with the Masonic Child ID Program, getting a powered projection screen installed on the north wall of the Lodge Room along with a projector, and completing the successful merger with our Brothers from Daytona Lodge No. 270. These are not small accomplishments. Our lodge has always strived to do more, and I don’t see that changing. I am very proud and humbled that you have elected me as your Worshipful Master for 2018. I will do my best to live up to your expectations as the new Worshipful Master of our Lodge. Remember, it’s not the Worshipful Master who makes the Lodge; it is the members with their commitment and support that makes a Lodge of Master Masons. Come out to the Installation of Officers on January 6th, 2018 at 10:00am. Bring your significant other and enjoy the installation and lunch afterward. Thank you to Worshipful Walter G. Layton, for all the hard work you did in 2017. Last my Brothers, Happy Holiday and I hope you all have a very prosperous and blessed New Year.

Mark E. King

Worshipful Master

From the West

Greetings My Brothers,

Wow! I’m now a member of the friendliest Lodge of the 13th District. Then you honor me by electing me the Senior Warden for 2018. So, my first order of business will be to congratulate our newest Entered Apprentices from the December 13th, 2017 Called Communication. I welcome you all and if you have any questions feel free to ask. As your Senior Warden, I fully expect to support you, my Brothers, and our Worshipful Master in all our endeavors for the coming year and all future years. As always, be safe and take care.

Al Woodstock PM,

Senior Warden

Brothers All,

There will be a Masonic Memorial Service for Right Worshipful Harry Rosenthal on Friday January 19th at 2pm.
The location is:
New Smyrna Lodge No. 149
300 North Riverside Drive
New Smyrna Beach, Florida 32168

The Worshipful Master request all Brothers to attend if possible.



 Worshipful Master:      Mark E. King (Bonnie)                (386)957-3075          coldduck625@aol.com

Senior Warden:              H. Al Woodstock III (Laura)        (386)852-6012          hwoodstockiii@cfl.rr.com

Junior Warden:             John Loveland III (Linda)            (856)542-0307          jwloveland55@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:. Walter G. Layton (Edie)        (856)498-7186          walteed50@yahoo.com

Senior Deacon:              Robert Segarra                                (727)623-6399

Junior Deacon:              Jon T Bodien (Angelique)            (386)689-2338          jonb1032@gmail.com

Senior Steward:            Michael Dowell (Debe)                  (303)875-7480         grmschlr101@gmail.com

Junior Steward:            Douglas Everson (Deborah)         (407)461-0668          flagentman@yahoo.com

Tyler:                                 W:. Herbert Bacheller (Susan)     (386)689-9552          budbach@aol.com

Historian:                       W:. Herbert Bacheller (Susan)     (386)689-9552          budbach@aol.com

 From the Secretary’s Desk

 Dues cards notices went out October 23, 2017; if you did not receive yours please contact the Secretaries office.  If you have registered on line with Circumscribe, you can pay your dues on line or you can mail the Dues notice back in to the Secretary’s office and I will take care of it.


Brothers Jesse Dominick Leone, Angel Lopez Olijnyk, Daryle Allen Walke, Joshua Allen Culp who were Initiated as Entered Apprentice Masons on December 13th, 2017

 Awaiting Ballot

Awaiting Degrees

Entered Apprentice

Fellow Craft

Brothers:  Troyce William Hudnell, Daryle Allen Walke, Joshua Allen Clup,

Jesse Dominick Leone, Angel Lopez Olijnyk

Master Mason


NOTICE: The P.O. Box 1954, Daytona Beach, FL 32115-1954 will be discontinued at the end of January. Please address all correspondence to the address at the top of the page.

                                                                            Announcements and Events:

 January 1st, Stated Communication CANCELLED DUE TO HOLIDAY, January 6th, 2018 Installation of Officers at New Smyrna Lodge 10 am; January 6th, 2018 Landmark Lodge 383 Installation of Officers  @ 4pm.;January 01/15 Stated Communications; February 05 Stated Communication; February 22 Stated Communication; Practices at Lodge every Wednesday. 13th. Masonic District Installation of Officers will be posted on the New Smyrna Lodge No. 149’s web site calendar.

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.


A J Winterwerp PM, Secretary

                                                                     Sickness and Distress

Dave Crossen PM who has Alzheimer’s, Clay Simons PDDGM, R:.W:. Tucker’s daughter, Brother Glenn E. Smith’s wife who had a heart attack and has diabetes, Paul Nolan Shoulder surgery, Allan Baker PM who is going to have knee surgery in January, Gary Rogers PM who is home but, in need of a kidney, Brother Seth Rye whose cancer has come back, Bruce Young PM who fell and broke his shoulder.


Continued: The Lodge was busy with Degree work doing several courtesy Degrees and having many done by other Lodges. Thirty ne Master Masons were raised bringing the membership of the Lodge to 158. The first action taken in 1922 regarding the building of the Temple was on February 20, 1922. A committee was appointed to select a cornerstone. The first effort to secure pictures of all Past Master was ordered on April 17, 1922. The first recorded Past Masters night was held June 5, 1922. A resolution to increase dues to $5.00 per year, effective January 1, 1923 was approved October 16, 1922. No further action was taken in 1922 toward building the Temple. On January 15, 1923 agents for the owner of the building notified the Lodge that the rent would increase from $30.00 to $45.00 per month. The Lodge then set the rent for all organizations using the hall at $5.00 per meeting. On May 21, 1923, a motion prevailed to increase the fees for the Degrees to $20.00 each. On July 5, 1923, a resolution was adopted requesting the New Smyrna Temple Corporation to elect the Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, Secretary, and Treasurer of the Lodge, to be President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer respectively of the Corporation. Worshipful Master D.F. Douglas was named to vote our 291 shares of stock in the New Smyrna Temple Corporation. Another year ended with little progress reported on fund raising to build a Temple.  To be Continued


Thomas W. Aiken, PDDGM                 Craig N. Albright, PM                    Herbert E. Bacheller PM

Allan J. Baker PM                                  James R. Baldwin PM                    Brady Benishek

Louis W. Benishek PM                          David L. Bessette                            Christopher G. Buffini, PM

Howard C. Chase, PM                            J. Mitchell Cole                               David W. Crossen, PM

Richard W. Culbertson                          William F. Culbertson, Sr, PM     Stanley J. Dabrowski PM

Glennard Decker                                    Frank H. Dietrich                             Ronald L. Dreggors

William A. Drossman                            David J. Ellis                                     Eric T. Ellis PM

William H. Evans PM                           George O. Farrell                              Daniel E. Feagle, Jr, PM

Ralph N. Flippo, PM                              William Q. Flippo                            Everett C. Goodwin

Walter W. Greatrex PM                         James A. Greene, PM                      Mark A. Greene, PM

Sebastian Guarneri, PDDGM               Daniel H. Haley                                Phillip J. Haley

Robert L. Hart                                         Michael L. Hines                              James D. Humphrey

Jack W. Irwin                                         Leo D. Johns                                       George N. Johnson, PM

Stephen L. Kenney                                Mark E. King                                       David Lawrence, PDDGM

Joseph G. Lockhart, PM                       George R. Morris, PM                      George R. Morris III

Lloyd W. Morris                                     John C. Niebielski                             Thomas M. Patton

Edgar L. Phillips                                    William J Ptashnik, PM                    Gustav Postreich, PM

Ian Ramsbottom                                    Elbert L. Reames, Jr                         John W. Rodgers, PM

Gary Rogers, PM                                   William Rogers                                  Jeff J. Romano, PM

Harry A. Rosenthal, Jr, PDDGM        Matt Schaeffer, PM                           Gary H. Seibert

Timothy H. Self                                     John T. Self                                         Clayton E. Simons, PDDGM

Clayton E. Simons, Jr                          Glenn E. Smith                                   Kenneth W. Smith

Robert J. Stone, PM                             Brian R. Toung, PM                          Donald H. Tucker, DDGM

Richard A. Turner                                Christopher Van Duyne                    Chester E. Weichey

Jeffery L. Whitlock                               Allen J. Winterwerp,                         George A. Wolsfelt

Thomas Williams                                 Dylan G. Woods                                  Henry A. Woodstock, PM

Honorary Perpetual Members

Louis W. Benishek II                                Joe A. Fleties, PGM                    Charles E. McLaughlin, PM

Steven P. Boring, PGM                             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                      Stanley L. Hudson PGM

Richard G. Hoover GM


James C. Allen                    Robert C. Bartlett             Ernest Beasley, Jr            Bernard J. Brown

Donald L. Brown                Clifton V. Butler                Harold F. Byrd                 Everett C. Chapman

Wilber K. Corbin                James R. Delk                   Thomas E. Duane             Miles O. Edge, Jr

William H. Evans               Ralph N. Flippo                 Joe W. Garrett                   Kyle F. Hall

Jack H. Hayman Sr.          Jack W. Irwin                    Harry T. Johnson             Thomas F. Johnson

Calvin I. Langford             Breece A. McCray Sr.       William K. McGee             Ben F. McGraw

Edward Z. Midgett             George R. Morris              Jack M. Onie                     George M. Pilcher, Jr

Clarence E. Puckridge       Henry D. Randall              Elbert L. Reames, Jr        Jack W. Reynolds

Robert B. Richardson       Harry A. Rosenthal, Jr     Harry J. Rostagno            Warren A. Sets

Clayton E. Simons              Glenn L. Smith                 Gordon S. Smith               R. T. Smith

George G. Telesh                Tom H. Thompson, Jr     Richard A. Turner            Edward J. Vaissiere

Benard D. Vasin                  Chester E. Weichey          Thomas C. Wilder            Carl J Winterwerp

George A Wolsgel                Elihu A Yale


Seth Rye                    1/1                    Jamie B Calkin             1/2                Nicholas R Villegas      1/4

Alun M Ellis                1/6                 Ernest Beasley Jr         1/7               Walter C Johnson          1/7

Gregory L Kunkle       1/7                 Kristopher H Laytham   1/7           William K Riggle            1/7

John L Allen               1/8                 John O Andrus            1/9                Michael J Dowell           1/10

Jerry D Peterson        1/10               Everett C Goodwin       1/11             John R Moye                1/11

Leo D Johns              1/13                 Timothy D Smith          1/13             Christopher G Buffini     1/14

Warren E Carman II     1/14           Harry A Rosenthal Jr    1/14            Harold F Byrd               1/15

Charles R Dean          1/17               George R Morris III       1/17            Daniel H Haley              1/20

Richard Dilley             1/23             Phillip J Haley              1/23              David D McKenna         1/23

Anthony C Wilbur       1/23            Rodger D Lowe           1/25               Jack D Mounts              1/25

Dustin P Truax           1/26              Daniel A Taylor Sr        1/27             Bruce R Morrow            1/31

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

Grand Master

M:. W:. Richard G. Hoover

District Deputy Grand Master                                             District Instructor

R:. W:. Donald H. Tucker (Kathy)                                                R:. H:. 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

Donkat9750@aol.com                                                                     tdchastain@yahoo.com



Finance:                           SW H. Al Woodstock III PM, A. J. Winterwerp PM, Steve Kenney,

Howard Chase PM, Tom Aiken PDDGM

Vigilance:                        JW John Loveland III, Walter G. Layton PM, Donald Needham PM

Petitions:                         W:. A J Winterwerp, Steve Kenney, W:. Howard Chase

Masonic Education:     Tom Aiken PDDGM, Lee Goodman, Chris Van Duyne.

Board of Relief:             Master and Wardens

Charity:                             Master and Wardens

Lodge Mentors:              SD Robert Segarra, Donald Needham PM, Howard Chase PM 

Instructors:                     Bill Greatrex PM, Walter Layton PM, SS Jon Bodien, Warren Carman

Lodge Instructor:          Walter Layton PM      

Fund Raiser:                   JS Doug Everson, Allan J. Baker PM, Paul Line

125 Year Committee:   Bud Bacheller PM, JD Robert Segarra, Chris Van Duyne,


New Smyrna Lodge 149, 1st & 3rd Mondays                        Landmark Lodge 383, 2nd & 4th Thursdays

Ormond Beach Lodge 326, 2nd & 4th Tuesday s                   Sirius Sunshine Lodge 402, 2nd Tuesday

Volusia Lodge 77, 2nd & 4th Mondays                                 Sanford Lodge 62, 1st & 3rd Thursdays

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

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