New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 F & AM of Florida Trestle Board November 2020
300 N. Riverside Dr.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
THE WORSHIPFUL MASTER REQUESTS
YOUR ATTENDANCE FOR THE STATED
November 2nd, 2020 AND HAS DEPENSED WITH THE STATED COMMUNICATION ON NOVEMBER 16TH, 2020 AND HOLD AN ENTERED APPRENTICE DEGREE ON NOVEMBER 16TH, 2020
MESSAGE FROM GRAND MASTER OF MASONS OF FLORIDA
To all District Deputy Grand Masters and District Instructors.
Please be advised of the memo I received from the MWGM.
This is to take place IMMEDIATELY.
1. Call every Lodge and ensure temperatures are being taken at every Lodge event for everyone entering the Lodge.
2. Mask will be worn on anyone that has a picture taken and posting it on Facebook.
3. Social Distancing is a must if you are not wearing your mask. If you are within five feet of another person you must wear your mask.
Brothers please take heed of this memo; we do not want anyone else to be sick. Thanks Jackie.
FROM THE EAST
Can it be that October has gone, and November is here? What happen to Halloween, just a few kids came to our door. (Covet-19) in our Lodge, we had a busy month. We took care of a lot of items that needed to be done. ie: money moved, upkeep of building, & committee reports. Our 2nd meeting was a called communication, for a Fellow Craft Degree. Three E.A. Brothers were Passed, (John JaJa Williams, Lamon Butch Owens, & James M. Napier) there were 35 Brothers in attendance. The Eastern Star Ladies always do a wonderful dinner, for us. $8.00 can’t beat it. Be ready for our 2nd. Meeting for this month. We will have a called communication, for the Entered Apprentice Degree, We have ten, (10) Candidates ready to receive this Degree. Please come out and support these Brother Masons. Our own R.W. D.D.G.M. will be in the East for Degree. Show him your support.
R:. W:. Donald H. Tucker W:. M:.
FROM THE WEST
Greetings Brothers from the West,
I’d like to give a big thanks to all the Brothers that helped me on preparing me to sit in the East for the Fellow Craft Degree. On November 16th we will have 10 candidates, 2 of them will be father and sons. Come out and support them. With the help of the Junior Warden, we should start to see new windows in the Lodge by the end of the year. It should take about 3 or 4 months. AS a reminder I’ve had a few calls on Brothers that need a ride to the Lodge and I will be picking them up and making arrangements for them to attend Lodge. If you are unable to drive and would
like to come to Lodge let me know. I will see about getting you a ride to the Lodge and home. If I be of assistance to
anyone please let me know.
Fraternally, Henry Davis, Senior Warden
FROM THE SOUTH
Hello, from the south my Brethren and may I start by saying I am proud and honored to be in New Smyrna Lodge #149. It is amazing that through this COVID virus we have still grown, and the momentum forward has not stopped. As you may know, we have instituted temperature testing for all lodge visitors, and members. In addition, we still must remain diligent with the wearing of our mask and social distancing.
For all of you that were not able to attend lately we completed our Master Mason outdoor degree and the recent Fellow craft degree. Two outstanding events! I must say under the direction of our new leadership in the Grand Lodge, our Worshipful Master, and officers we have continued to make this an amazing lodge. Well on to my reports:
- At our last meeting we elected to move forward with the window replacement of the lodge. There is a 12-14-week delay in the start due to COVID. They also agreed to stage the work, so not to interfere with lodge business. We did receive a new quote from CW windows to include the fire escape door.
- We have investigated fire rated windows; however, they are unavailable and so we will continue to use the fire suppression system in place.
Other: The 125th anniversary Challenge Coins & Pins design.
2019 LODGE OFFICERS
Worshipful Master: R\W\Donald H. Tucker (Kathy) (863)602-1182 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Warden: R\W\Henry (Greg) Davis (321)383-1407 email@example.com
Junior Warden: Robert Segarra (727)623-6399 firstname.lastname@example.org
Treasurer: Stephen Kenney (908)420-6615 email@example.com
Secretary: W\Allen J Winterwerp (AJ) (386)423-2370 NSL149@cfl.rr.com
Chaplain: Glenn E. Smith (Kathy) (386)427-4057 firstname.lastname@example.org
Marshall: W\Walter G. Layton (Edie) (856)498-7186 email@example.com
Senior Deacon: Robert L Wheeler (Colleen) (386)451-6129 firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Deacon: Jon T. Bodien (Angelique) (386)689-2338 email@example.com
Senior Steward: Christopher R Van Duyne (386)846-2945 firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Steward: Douglas Everson (Deborah) (407)461-0668 email@example.com
Tyler: W\Herbert (Bud) Bacheller (Susan) (386)689-9552 firstname.lastname@example.org
Musician: W\Bryan P. Bassett (386)451-0895 email@example.com
FROM THE SECRETARY’S DESK
Letters went out the 1st of October to those Brothers who have not paid their 2020 dues. Thank you to those who have paid. For those of Halifax Lodge 81 who have not paid your 2020 dues the dues amount will not change until 2021. Please send all your correspondence to New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 and make you checks out to New Smyrna Lodge No. 149. The Mailbox for Halifax Lodge No 81 is being cancelled and all mail is being forwarded to New Smyrna Lodge and the bank accounts are also being closed out for Halifax 81. This will be the final notice to all who have not paid. If you are having a problem with paying contact the Secretary of the Lodge.
I have nomination forms in the office if you are considering running for Worshipful Master, Senior Warden, Junior Warden, Treasurer or Secretary. They must be filled out by the first Stated meeting in November. If you would like to serve in one of the appointed positions in the Lodge, contact R:. W:. Greg Davis or the Secretary. I added the Past Masters and Perpetual Members of Halifax 81 to the Trestle Board. I have not added our 50 year plus members yet and should be done by the December Trestle Board. Thank you for your patience. Congratulations to Brothers, Lamon (Butch) Owens, John Ja Ja Williams and Michael Napier who have been Passed to the Degree of Fellow Craft at the October 19th meeting.
REINSTATEMENTS PETITIONS FOR 3 SYMBOLIC DEGREES John M. Pemberton Jason Hayle, Roger Hayle, a Richard Michael, Jonas Roddbery d Samuel E Adams TRANSFER OF MEMBERSHIP ENTERED APPRENTICE Richard a Bertram Kyle Pensinger Thomas J Shumaker Robert Donnell Schmid Steven G Swisher Scott Gillman Steven R Lane MASTER MASON Laymon Ray Owens (Butch) John Ja Ja Williams Michael Napier
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTICES
By Order of the Worshipful Master the Stated Communication on November 16th, 2020 will be dispensed with and the Lodge will have a Entered Apprentice Degree, 6pm dinner/7pm. Degree. October, we start 2 meeting a month. November 2nd and November 16th,December 7th, and December 21st, December 29th, 2020 Installation of Officers 6pm dinner Installation 7pm, January 22nd, 2021 125 year Rededication of Lodge with dinner and rededication by M:. W:. Turlington
Robert Alonzo 11/1. David McCurdy 11/1, Michael Stelzig 11/2, Charles S Haithcock 11/4, Donald E Nash 11/6, Bryce J Fremont 11/7, David J Lindsley 11/7, Stephen L Kenney 11/8, Chester E Weichey 11/8, J Michael Keesee 11/10, Ronald E Luznar Jr 11/10, James S Coomber 11/11, Jack H Niemi 11/11, William A Drossman 11/13,William R Johnson 11/13, G Michael Pilcher 11/13, Joshua Kiannu 11/14, Jack M Beall 11/19, James S Davenport 11/19, Robert P Tucker 11/19,Walter W Greatrex 11/21 Walter M Rupert Jr 11/21, John R Sudar 11/22, Roger t Laub 11/23, Donald E Slacks Jr 11/24 Ralph N Flippo 11/25, Jerome J Page 11/25 Eric S Hutchison 11/26, Miles W Miller Jr 11/27, Patrick G Jill 11/28, Donald Brown 11/29
SICKNESS AND DISTRESS
Keep in your prayers Brother Kadet whose surgery went well and is recuperating at home, Brother Glenn E Smith who is having back surgery. Please keep our Brothers who are now lock-ins due to the recent events and all our Brothers who have been or are sick that we do not know about. Keep all our service personnel deployed and at home along with all first responders in our hearts and prayers.
Contact the secretary or Chaplain with Brothers who are sick or distressed so we can put them on our prayer list.
ACTIVE PAST MASTERS
Stanley T Kypreos 1966 Jon F. Greaves 1972 Ralph N. Flippo 1972 Louis E Keffer 1975 William T. Blackwell 1977 Harold Powell 1978 Charles R. Dean 1980 Ronald R. Tucker 1983 Danny K. Hatfield 1984 William F. Culbertson 1985 James R. Baldwin 1986 Joe W. Garrett 1987 T. N. Iltsopoulos 1987 Robert L. Griffis 1990 Leon A. Pike 1991 Gustav Postreich 1991 Bradley L. Rauch PDDGM 1991 David Lawrence 1992 Jeff J. Romano 1992 Patrick G. Hill 1992 James A. Greene 1993 Richard Rademacher 1993 Crag N. Albright 1994 George N. Johnson 1994 Mark A. Greene 1995 Richard Rademacher 1995 Louis W. Benishek 1996 Steven Timbs 1996 Christopher G. Buffini 1997 Michael R. Blickenstaff 1998 Daniel E. Feagle Jr. 1999 Herbert (Bud) Bacheller 1999 James M. Payton 2000/ 2001 Phillip A. Hudson 2001 WilliamBroughtonPDDGM 2002 Walter W. Greatrex 2003 Edward P. Marx 2003 WilliamBroughtonPDDGM 2003 Robert J. Stone 2004 William H. Evans Jr 2005 Louis W. Benishek 2006 Paul W. Dewitt 2006 Joseph G. Lockhart 2007 William G. Warrington Jr 2007 Steven Petrov Jr. 2007 Glen E. Good DDGM 2008 Terry L. Irwin 2008 Steve Irineou 2008 Brian R. Toung 2009 Bryan P. Bassett 2009 Stanley J. Dabrowski 2010 Ralph N. Flippo 2010 Dominick Tesoriere 2010 Arlington (Bruce) Young 2011 Howard C. Chase PDDGM 2011 John Hamblet 2011 Donald H. Tucker PDDGM 2012 Sean Stenson 2012 Eric T. Ellis II 2013 Thomas W. Aiken PDDGM 2013 Gary Wisniewski 2013 William M. Schaeffer 2014 Iran Medrano 2014 Allen J. Winterwerp 2015 Henry A. Woodstock III 2015 Robert Moore 2015 Allan J. Baker 2016 Clarence Swimm 2016 Martin J. Louis 2016/2017 Walter G. Layton 2017 Richard Kicklighter 2017/2018 Mark E. King 2018/2019 Chris Dixon 2019 Glenn Scorza 2020
ACTIVE PERPETUAL MEMBERS
Thomas W. Aiken PDDGM DI Craig N. Albright PM Herbert E. Bacheller PM Allan J. Baker PM James R. Baldwin PM Brady Benishek Louis W. Benishek PM David L. Bessett Christopher G. Buffini PM Howard C. Chase III PDDGM J. Mitchell Cole Richard W. Culbertson William F. Culbertson Sr. PM Stanley J. Dabrowski PM Glennard Decker Henry T Davis PDDGM Frank H. Dietrich Ronald L. Dreggors William A. Drossman Eric T. Ellis PM William H. Evans PM George O. Farrell Daniel E. Feagle Jr. PM Ralph N Flippo PM William Q. Flippo William Greatrex PM James A. Greene PM Mark A. Greene PM Glen E. Good PM/DDGM Daniel H Haley Phillip J Haley Robert L. Hart Michael L. Hines Leo D. Johns George N. Johnson PM Stephen L. Kenney Mark E. King WM Ronald A. Koehn David Lawrence PDDGM Walter G. Layton PM Joseph G. Lockhart PM Martin Louis PM George R. Morris PM Lloyd W. Morris John C. Niebielski Edgar L. Phillips Gustav Postreich PM William J. Ptashnik PM Ian Ramsbottom William Rogers Jeff J. Romano PM Matt Schaeffer PM Gary H. Seibert John T. Self Timothy H. Self Clayton E. Simons Jr. Glenn E. Smith Kenneth W. Smith Sean Stenson Robert J. Stone PM Brian R. Toung PM Donald H. Tucker PDDGM Richard A Turner Christopher Van Duyne Chester E. Weichey Jeffery L. Whitlock Allen J. Winterwerp PM George A. Wolsfelt Henry A. Woodstock PM Jon F Greaves
50 YEAR 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 Donald Doidge Sr. James R. Delk Thomas E. Duane Miles O. Edge Jr William H. Evans Ralph N. Flippo Joe W. Garrett Jon F. Greaves Kyle F. Hall Jack H. Hayman Sr. Tedd Jakomas Harry T. Johnson Thomas F. Johnson Calvin I. Lanford Melvin L Malachoski Johnny F. McCullers Ben F. McGraw Edward Z. Midgett George R. Morris Jack M. Onie George M. Pilcher Jr Clarence E. Puckridge Henry W. Reynolds Warren A. Sets Glenn L. Smith Gordon S. Smith R. Terrell Smith Michael J. Strother George G. Telesh Richard Turner Edward J. Vaissiere Ronald Village Larry G Watson Leslie D. Williamson Carl J. Winterwerp Chester E. Wolsgel George A. Wolsgel Henry D Randall
THE GRAND LODGE OF FLORIDA F. & A. M. GRAND MASTER M:.W:.Thomas L. Turlington (Sandy) 602 Sullivan Street Deltona, Florida 32725 (386) 956-4961 firstname.lastname@example.org
DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTER R:. W:. Glen E. Good (Janet) 6108 Del Mar Drive Port Orange, Fl. 32127 (386)717-6611 email@example.com
DISTRICT INSTRUCTOR R:. W:. Tom Aiken 2627 Orange Tree Drive Edgewater, Fl. 32141-5421 (386) 690-4297 Takien817@aol.com
NEW SMYRNA LODGE COMMITTEES FOR 2020
FINANCE: Henry Davis PDDGM, A. J. Winterwerp PM, Steve Kenney, Robert Wheeler
VIGILANCE: JW Robert Segarra, Walter G. Layton PM, Robert Wheeler, Glen E. Good PM,
PETITIONS: A. J. Winterwerp PM, Tom Aiken PDDGM, Jon Bodien, Michael Dowell,
MASONIC EDUCATION: Robert Wheeler, William Ptashnik PM, Tom Aiken PDDGM, Bud Bacheller PM
BOARD OF RELIEF: Master and Wardens
CHARITY: Master and Wardens
LODGE MENTORS: Bill Greatrex PM, Robert Wheeler, Glen Good PM, Walter G. Layton PM
LODGE PROPERTY: Robert Segarra, Robert Wheeler, Henry Davis PDDGM
LODGE INSTRUCTOR: Robert Wheeler, Tom Aiken PDDGM
MASONIC EDUCATION CONTINUED: Masonic Square – The Square and Compasses (or, more correctly, a square and a set of compasses joined together) is the single most identifiable symbol of Freemasonry. Both the square and compasses are architect’s tools and are used in Masonic ritual as emblems to teach symbolic lessons. Some Lodges and rituals explain these symbols as lessons in conduct: for example that Masons should “square their actions by the square of virtue” and learn to “circumscribe their desires and keep their passions within due bounds toward all mankind”. Ark of the Covenant – The Ark of the Covenant reveals God’s Promise to David… and it is through this promise that we receive God’s continued mercy for our transgressions, today. That is the reason why the Ark of the Covenant is important to Masons. Masons believe that the Ark of the Covenant is the reason why Solomon`s temple was built. Masonic Altar – The Masonic altar, within the Masonic Lodge, upon which resides the Holy Books, is a symbol of our place of communion with God. In ancient times, however, the masonic altar was a place of sacrifice, atonement, and communion with God. Masonic Cable Tow – The Masonic Cable Tow is part of the dress of a candidate in which he agrees to go to the aid of a Brother with all his power and strength.” if it is within the length of his tow rope. The length of rope is symbolic of the first brother’s abilities. Masonic Lamb – The lamb is a symbol of innocence and purity. In Ancient Craft Masonry, the Lamb is the symbol of innocence. In the instructions of the First Degree: “In all ages, the Lamb has been deemed an emblem of innocence.” Hence it is required that a Freemason’s Apron should be made of lambskin. In the advanced Degrees, and in the Degrees of chivalry, as in Christian illustration, the lamb is a symbol of Jesus Christ.