New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 F & AM of Florida
Trestle Board October 2019
300 N. Riverside Dr.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
(386) 423-2370 firstname.lastname@example.org www.newsmyrnalodge149.org
The Worshipful Master requests your attendance at the Stated Communications October 7th and 21st, 2019
FROM THE EAST
Fall is here my Brothers, the best time of the year in Florida. The weather is great with temps in the 80s and our rainy season has ended, the water is still warm and there is more space on our beautiful beaches. The kids are back in school and our brothers from up north have not yet invaded. Enjoy, it doesn’t last for long. We are back to two meetings a month starting in October on Monday the 7th. It was great to have some of long missing Brothers join us again at our last meeting, and I hope they will continue to come knowing the great reception they received We have enjoyed many visitors taking the time to stop and join us for dinner and our opening. I believe our Lodge is setting a great example for how people can expect to be received in a Masonic Lodge. Brothers, we are the reason men from all walks of life come and ask how do I become a Mason. To be a Mason is truly not for every man, but in the same sentence it can be said, Masons support all mankind. October is a busy month, starting out with the Master Masons Association meeting on Wednesday October second at 6pm at our Lodge. Halifax Lodge No. 81 will be meeting at our lodge on Thursday evening October third with dinner at 6pm and their meeting at 7:30 pm. The Grand Masters official visit to the 13th Masonic district will be held on Saturday October 12th in Sanford be sure to be there, we need to have a good showing from our district. Elections are coming and they are open to all brothers who have completed the two courses required by the Grand Lodge. The paperwork must be into the secretary’s office before the first meeting in November. Thank you my brothers for your continuing support .We have enjoyed a great year so far and it’s not over yet . Keep looking ahead and always be ready for that day when opportunity comes knocking at your door.
Mark E King, Worshipful Master
FROM THE WEST
Brother’s: Well it’s here, Fall has arrived, Football is here, our small color change is here, our small cooler weather is here, and our Two Masonic Meeting a month are here. Please don’t forget that we meet on the First & Third Monday’s, starting in October. Your Lodge and your W:.M:. has many items to discuss and take care of in the next three months. Please come out and enjoy the great Meals that our Eastern Star Ladies are preparing for us, and stay for the fellowship, with your Brothers. I am looking forward to seeing each and every member soon, till the next time. Stay Safe, Stay Healthy, and God Bless you.
R:.W:. Donald H. Tucker, Sr. Warden.
FROM THE SOUTH
Greeting from the South,
As most of you are aware, we are still dim through the month of September. We will resume our twice monthly meetings in Oct. For you who were unable to attend our last meeting, Halifax 81 is in a bind and will be meeting in our lodge Thursday Oct. 3rd. Please come out and help them fill some seats if you are able. You may find the discussion of interest. The night I was raised, the brother who was later to become my mentor and friend gave me a lapel pin which I still wear today. It was a small blue flower called the forget me not. I have found the legend to be quite interesting. This month I am offering an article regarding this relatively unknown piece of Masonic regalia. It is drawn from several different sources and as usual, is reprinted without permission.
FORGET ME NOT
The forget me not is the common name of the Myostosis flower generally known for being small, with 5 blue or purple petals, symbolizing true love, enduring memory and faithfulness. It’s where we get the phrase “TRUE BLUE”.
From its inception in 1933, Nazi Germany targeted Freemasons for criminal prosecution and exclusion from society. Freemasons were considered political prisoners within the German concentration camps and thus forced to wear the inverted red triangle badge. Free association between masons under Nazi control was dangerous. There were brothers however, who were determined not to give up their identity as freemasons.
In 1926 Grand lodge of Germany gave its members a forget me not pin to remind the brethren of their charitable obligations. The pin became widely used throughout Germany as a sign to remember the poor and distressed.
By 1934 the German ministry ordered the disbandment of all lodges, confiscated all lodge property and confined Masonic brothers to the concentration camps. The number of masons executed during WW2 is unknown but estimated to be between 80,000 and 200,000. Masonic legend tells us that in the midst of the war, the German grand lodge of the sun adopted the little blue forget me not pin as a substitute for the square and compass. The flower was used as a sign of recognition for the brethren, reducing their risk of exposure to the Nazis. It adorned the lapels of countless brethren who staunchly refused to allow the symbolic light of masonry to be completely extinguished, even under the penalty of death. The accuracy of this story has been called into question. There is little evidence that it was ever worn as a secret symbol of recognition. In fact, it seems unlikely. Masons did wear the pin as a symbol of charity before the war and as a remembrance after, but it’s use in the midst of the war is questionable. There is no evidence that it was ever worn in the concentration camps. Regardless, today the forget me not is not an interchangeable symbol of freemasonry. Some use the forget me not to remember those masons who were victimized by the Nazi regime. Some wear it to remember the legend of those who wore it in secret, refusing to allow the light of masonry go out even in the darkest days of war. Legends like these are not told to teach us historical fact. They are meant to teach us endearing truth, and the truth of the forget me not is this: We must never forget our duty to the poor and distressed. We must never forget to persevere through troubled times. We must never forget those who have come before us. We must never forget our duty to honor their memory and continue their legacy of brotherly love relief and truth.
Amor, fraternus, levatio, veritas
FORGET ME NOT !! That’s all for this month and as usual, my monthly mantra, come to lodge when you can, even if you only have time to eat and run .Bring the family, bring a friend, bring a brother, bring a total stranger. I don’t care. Drop by, we would love to see you.
Bob Wheeler SW
2019 LODGE OFFICERS
Worshipful Master: Mark E. King (Bonnie) (386)957-3075 email@example.com
Senior Warden: R:. W:. Donald H. Tucker (Kathy) (863)602-1182 firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Warden: Robert L. Wheeler (386)451-6129 email@example.com
Treasurer: Stephen Kenney (908)420-6615 firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: W:. Allen J Winterwerp . (AJ) (386)423-2370 NSL149@cfl.rr.com
Chaplain: Glenn E. Smith(Kathy) (386)427-4057 email@example.com
Marshall: W:. Thomas J. Worrell (317)750-2605
Senior Deacon: Jon T. Bodien(Angelique) (386)689-2338 firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Deacon: Michael Dowell(Debe) (303)875-7480 email@example.com
Senior Steward: Douglas Everson(Deborah) (407)461-0668 firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Steward: Robert Segarra (727)623-6399
Tyler: W:. Herbert (Bud) Bacheller(Susan) (386)689-9552 email@example.com
Musician: W:. Bryan P. Bassett (386)451-0895 firstname.lastname@example.org
FROM THE SECRETARY’S DESK
Brothers, for those who have overlooked or misplaced your 2019 Dues notice please get your dues in to me. The 2020 Dues notices have been mailed out. FYI Brothers there is an increase in the dues of $5.00 for the 2020 dues then last year. With the building fund and LYPMGC the total is $142.30.This is due to the Grand Lodge increasing the Per-Capita we pay to Grand Lodge. This increase was voted and accepted at the 2019 Grand Lodge meet Communications. There will be an increase in 2020, 2021, 2022, and 2023 of $5.00 Per-Capita each year to meet the expenses for Grand Lodge. Any address, email, phone No changes please call the Lodge and leave information or email the Lodge with the information..
Lamon Ray Owens (Butch)
John Wyatt Moe, Walker E. Powell
Glen Edward Good
AFFILIATION BY TRANSFEROF MEMBERSHIP
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTICES
We will have Stated Meetings twice a month starting 10/7,10/21, Master Mason Ass. 10/2, Grand Master’s visit to the 13th, District 10/12 @ Sanford Civic Center with a Tyled meeting at Sanford 62, Breakfast start back up 10/19, 11/16, 12/21. On 12/11/19 at 6 pm a Spaghetti dinner with a dessert auction fundraiser for Deputy Grand Master Tommy Turlington will be held at NSL-149, Tickets on sale for $10.00 per person. R:. W:. Howard Chase and the Secretary have tickets to the dinner.
Harry E Heilman 10/3 Charles Kleinschmidt 10/6 Bud Bacheller 10/7
Thomas C Williams 10/11 Steffen Mittelhaeuser 10/12 Melvin L Malachoske 10/15
Jody P Palermo 10/15 Stanley W Wyllie 10/15 Thomas E Duane 10/20
Ian Ramsbottom 10/21 Randolph M Stevens 10/21 Leslie W Cantrell II 10/23
Warren Swets 10/24 Henry (Greg) Davis 10/25 Clayton E Simons Jr 10/26
Ronald A Kohen 10/27 Seymour R Parrish 10/27 Mark A Greene 10/28
Frank H Dietrich 10/29 Gene R Miller 10/29 David Lawrence 10/31
SICKNESS AND DISTRESS
Keep Brother Tom Worrell is in rehab, Tom is taking calls also, Brother Dowell’s daughter. Keep Brother Narcisse with back/neck problems. Brother Lewis Martin PM who is now on regular duty with the Army and is in Georgia currently. Also, keep all our Brothers who have been deployed, Service personnel, and First Responders in your thoughts and prayers.
ACTIVE PAST MASTERS
Ralph N. Flippo 1977 Mark A. Greene 1995 Terry L. Irwin 2008
Charles R. Dean 1980 Louis W. Benishek 1996 Brian R. Touring 2009
Ronald R. Tucker 1983 Christopher G. Buffini 1997 Bryan P. Bassett 2009
Danny K. Hatfield 1984 Michael R. Blickenstaff 1998 Ralph N. Flippo 2010
John W. Rodgers 1984 Daniel E. Feagle Jr. 1999 Stanley J. Dabrowski 2010
William F. Culbertson 1985 Herbert (Bud) Bacheller 1999 Arlington (Bruce) Young 2011
James R. Baldwin 1986 Phillip A. Hudson 2001 Donald H. Tucker 2012
Joe W. Garrett 1987 Walter W. Greatrex 2003 Eric T. Ellis II 2013
Robert L. Griffis 1990 Robert J. Stone 2004 Thomas W. Aiken 2013
Leon A. Pike 1991 William H. Evans Jr 2005 William M. Schaeffer 2014
Gustav Postreich 1991 Louis W. Benishek 2006 Allen J. Winterwerp 2015
David Lawrence 1992 Paul W. Dewitt 2006 Henry A. Woodstock III 2015
Jeff J. Romano 1992 William G. Warrington Jr 2007 Allan J. Baker 2016
James A. Greene 1993 Joseph G. Lockhart 2007 Martin J. Louis 2016/2017
George N. Johnson 1994 Glen E. Good 2008 Walter G. Layton 2017
Crag N. Albright 1994 Mark E. King 2018/2019
ACTIVE PERPETUAL MEMBERS
Thomas W. Aiken PDDGM Walter W. Greatrex PM William J. Ptashnik PM
Craig N. Albright PM James A. Greene PM Gustav Postreich PM
Herbert E. Bacheller PM Mark A. Greene PM Ian Ramsbottom
Allan J. Baker PM Daniel H Haley William Rogers
James R. Baldwin PM Phillip J Haley Jeff J. Romano PM
Brady Benishek Robert L. Hart Matt Schaeffer PM
Louis W. Benishek PM Michael L. Hines Gary H. Seibert
David L. Bessette James D. Humphrey Timothy H. Self
Christopher G. Buffini PM Jack W. Irwin John T. Self
Howard C. Chase III PDDGM Leo D. Johns Clayton E. Simons Jr.
Mitchell Cole George N. Johnson PM Glenn E. Smith
Richard W. Culbertson Stephen L. Kenney Kenneth W. Smith
William f. Culbertson Sr. PM Mark E. King WM Robert J. Stone PM
Stanley J. Dabrowski PM David Lawrence PDDGM Brian R. Tourng PM
Glennard Decker Walter G. Layton PM Donald H. Tucker PDDGM
Frank H. Dietrich Joseph G. Lockhart PM Richard A Turner
Ronald L. Dreggors Martin Louis PM Christopher Van Duyne
William A. Drossman George R. Morris PM Chester E. Weichey
Eric T. Ellis PM George R. Morris III Jeffery L. Whitlock
William H. Evans PM Lloyd W. Morris Allen J. Winterwerp PM
George O. Farrell John C. Niebielski George A. Wolsfelt
Daniel E. Feagle Jr. PM Edgar L. Phillips Henry A. Woodstock PM
Henry T Davis PDDGM
50 YEAR PLUS MEMBERS
James C. Allen Kyle F. Hall Warren A. Sets
Robert C. Bartlett Jack H. Hayman Sr. Glenn L. Smith
Ernest Beasley Jr Jack W. Irwin Gordon S. Smith
Bernard J. Brown Harry T. Johnson R. Terrell Smith
Donald L. Brown Thomas F. Johnson Michael J. Strother
Clifton V. Butler Calvin I. Lanford George G. Telesh
Harold F. Byrd Melvin L Malachoski Breece A. McCray Sr.
Tom H. Thompson Jr Everett C. Chapman Ben F. McGraw
Richard A. Turner Wilber K. Corbin Edward Z. Midgett
Edward J. Vaissiere James R. Delk George R. Morris
Joe W. Garrett Thomas E. Duane Jack M. Onie
Chester E. Wolsgel Miles O. Edge Jr. George M. Pilcher Jr
Carl J. Winterwerp William H. Evans Clarence E. Puckridge
George A. Wolsgel Ralph N. Flippo Henry W. Reynolds
Thomas J. Worrell Todd Jakomas Donald Village
Donald Doidge Sr.
THE GRAND LODGE OF FLORIDA F. & A. M.
M:. W:. John E. Westerman III (Study)
1417 Avenue D N.E.
Winter Haven Fl. 33881-4336
DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTER DISTRICT INSTRUCTOR
R:. W:. Ed Slauson R:. H:. Tracy Chastain (Donna)
2429 Haulover Blvd. 1250 Bee Lane
Deltona, Florida 32738 Geneva, Florida 32732
(321) 377-0954 (407) 687-3191
NEW SMYRNA LODGE COMMITTEES FOR 2019
FINANCE: R:. W:. Donald Tucker, A. J. Winterwerp PM, Steve Kenney, Jack Mounts
VIGILANCE: JW Robert Wheeler, Walter G. Layton PM, Donald Needham PM,
SD Jon Bodien, Dave Drake
PETITIONS: A. J. Winterwerp PM, Steve Kenney, R:. W:. Howard Chase
MASONIC EDUCATION: JW Robert Wheeler, R:. W:. Tom Aiken, Tom Worrell PM, Bill Ptastnik PM,
BOARD OF RELIEF: Master and Wardens
CHARITY: Master and Wardens
LODGE MENTORS: Bill Greatrex PM, Donald Needham PM, Walter Layton PM
LODGE PROPERTY: JW Robert Wheeler, Bill Ptastnik PM, Bud Bacheller PM, Steve Kenney
CATECHISM INSTRUCTORS: Bill Greatrex PM, SD Jon Bodien, R:. W:. Tom Aiken, Warren Carman
FUND RAISER: JD Michael Dowell, SS Doug Everson
125 YEAR COMMITTEE: R:. W:. Donald H. Tucker, A. J. Winterwerp PM, JW Bob Wheeler, SD Jon Bodien
13TH MASONIC DISTRICT LODGE MEETING NIGHTS
New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 1st & 3rd Mondays
Landmark Lodge No. 383 2nd & 4th Thursdays
Ormond Beach Lodge No. 326 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
Sirius Sunshine Lodge No. 402 2nd Tuesday
Volusia Lodge No. 77 2nd & 4th Mondays
Sanford Lodge No. 62 1st & 3rd Thursdays
St. Johns Lodge No. 37 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
Halifax Lodge No. 81 1st & 3rd Thursdays
Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 3 meets the 2nd & 4th Mondays at New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 at 7:30 pm
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