Volume 18 Issue 4

New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 F&AM of Florida

Trestle Board April 2018

New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 F&AM

300 N. Riverside Dr.

New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 (386) 423-2370



The Worshipful Master requests your attendance at our Stated

Communications April 2nd, and 16th, 2018


Greetings from the East,

I am so glad the trip to Grand Lodge went well and was well attended. Walter Layton PM  did an outstanding job with the fellow Craft Degree for our 3 Brothers and 1 Brother from St Johns Lodge. You could see that much time and effort was put into practice to make sure it was done right, thank you. Brothers, our next event is the Lodge Easter Extravaganza on March 31st, in conjunction with the city of New Smyrna Beach Easter Egg hunt. Please be sure to attend, we will need all Brothers to participate to make it a success. The first meeting on April 2nd, we presented 1, 40-year Certificate and pin. On April 4th at our Lodge the Master Mason Association will be meeting for dinner at 6pm and meeting at 7pm. Take the time to attend and learn what is going on in the 13th district. The District Deputy Grand Master R:. W:. Donald Tucker will be holding an informational meeting on April 11th at New Smyrna Lodge 149 starting at 7pm about the proposed legislation that the Delegates from our Lodge will be voting on at Grand lodge. It’s a great opportunity for everyone to find out how you want the Lodge to vote. April will be busy as we will be having an Entered Apprentice Degree on our second meeting on April 16th. Practice for the degree will be held every Thursday evening at 6pm starting on April 5th at our lodge please let the secretary know if you can help with the degree.

Mark E. King, Worshipful Master

                                                                                   FROM THE WEST

Greetings Brothers,

I would like to congratulate the new Fellow Craft Brothers and the Degree team for a job well done. I would like you to read a part of an article from the March/April issue of the Scottish Rite Journal

“Is Freemasonry a secret society?”

“Freemasonry is a beautiful system of allegory and illustrated by symbols. We’re not a charity or religion. We do not exist to support others and present no way of salvation. So, how does it make men better? In the degrees, it is explained that we are to be building a temple. Solomon symbolizes-the builder or the most magnificent temple in the history of man. As we strive to build ours, each of us does so differently. I can tell you how to build yours and vice-versa. Remember that Freemasonry is a system of morality. We all take our obligation on the Volume of the Sacred Law because we believe in immortality. Without immortality there is no reason for morality. ”

To find out more read the article.

Al Woodstock PM, Senior Warden

Gary Rogers PM services will be graveside 11:00 Friday, April 6 at Sea Pines Memorial Gardens. Masonic Burial Rite has been requested along with Military Honors. Visitation will be 5 to 7  Thursday at Baldwin Brothers. Donations are requested to the FL Masonic Home. 

There will be a Remembrance Service for R:. W:. Clay Simons April 8th, 2018, 6:30pm at New Smyrna Lodge No. 149

                                                  2018 OFFICERS

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

Senior Warden:          W:.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 DESK                           

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



Carlo Monetti for Affiliation by Transfer of Membership


                                                                             AWAITING BALLOTING:

Brother Thomas J. Worrell for Dual Membership with New Smyrna 149

                                                                               AWAITING DEGREES

                                                                            ENTERED APPRENTICE:

                                                                                       Dylan M.Allman

                                                                                    FELLOW CRAFT

Brothers: Daryle Allen Walke

                                                                                    MASTER MASON:

Brothers Joshua Allen Clup,Jesse Dominick Leone, Angel Lopez Olijnyk


A Resolution was read at the 2/05/18 Stated Communications to confer an Honorary Perpetual Membership upon Brother John E. Karroum PDDGM. A motion and second to accept the Resolution as read, motion passed. The Resolution will be held over for 30 days and voted on at the April 2nd, Stated Communications. Resolution Passed at the April 3nd Communications

                                                                      ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTICES

Stated Communication on April 2nd, Entered Apprentice Degree April 16th dinner at 6pm meeting and EA Degree at 7pm. April 4th, Master Mason Association Meeting at New Smyrna Lodge Dinner at 6pm, meeting at 7pm. April 11th a meeting on the proposed Legislation for upcoming Grand Lodge Communications at New Smyrna Lodge 7-9pm, water and coffee provided. Breakfast April 21st  Stated Meetings May 7th & 21st, 2018.  Practices will be at the Lodge every Thursday at 6pm.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 DISTRESS:

Keep the family of Brother Clay Simons PDDGM in your prayer. R:. W:. Simons passed to the Celestial Lodge above 3/17/18. There will be a Remembrance Service at New Smyrna Masonic Lodge April 8th, at 6:30pm. Brother Allan J Baker had knee surgery 3/19 and is recouping, W:. Mark King who is recouping from a spider bite, keep T C Wilder in your prayers, Dave Crossen PM who has Alzheimer’s, Clay Simons PDDGM and his wife, R:.W:. Don Tucker’s wife and daughter, Gary Roger PM who is home but needs a kidney.

                                                                        ACTIVE PEPETUAL MEMBERS

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 P

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                       William Rogers

Jeff J. Romano, PM                                  Matt Schaeffer, PM                         Gary H. Seibert

Timothy H. Self                                         John T. Self                                       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, PM                         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

                                                          50 YEARS PLUS MEMBERS

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 J. Rostagno           Warren A. Sets                 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



Dionisio Campbell         4/2        Kevin R Williams           4/3        Kirby H Latham             4/4

Sebastian Guarnei         4/5        Daniel J Hautala            4/5        Daniel E Feagle Jr         4/6

William E Pugh              4/9        Mark T Van Cleef           4/9        Chris Van Duyne           4/10

Gwynne Turner              4/11      John Townsend             4/13      Joseph G Lockhart Jr    4/15

Robert C Bartlett           4/17      John W Loveland III       4/17      David J Ellis                 4/18

Henry D Randall            4/19      Ronald R Tucker            4/19      James S Davenport       4/21

Russell E Turner            4/21      Charley B Barley            4/22      William R Lawrence        4/22

David W Crossen          4/23      Winthrop H Kretman      4/24      Hugh M Pender             4/26

Richard J Zani               4/26      Danny K Hatfield           4/29      James Archimbaud        4/30

Raymond A Bilotta        4/30

                                                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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