New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 F & AM of Florida
Trestle Board February 2020
300 N. Riverside Dr.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
The Worshipful Master requests your attendance at the Stated
Communication February 3rd, and
Called Entered Apprentice Degree February 17th, 2020
FROM THE EAST
Hello my Brothers: January is gone and February is here. So the Super Bowl is coming, and we know that the N.E. Patriots will not be in it. Ha Ha. Don’t forget to let your Sweetheart know how you feel about her, and don’t forget to come to your Lodge Meetings. We hope to confer an E.A. Degree on the 17th and a combined Halifax and New Smyrna Lodge M.M. Degree on the 27th.of Feb. Remember our meetings are on the First and Third Mondays of each month, unless you are notified. Your new officers are moving along very nicely, come out and support them and be a part of the action. All of the Officers Installations are completed in our District. Your Master made all but two them. Be safe in your travels and pray for all of our Lodges and the Brothers that belong to them. Till next time.
R:.W:. Donald H. Tucker
FROM THE WEST
Greetings from the West, the finances for 2019 are sound Brothers and the Budget for the year 2020 have been completed and were approved at the January 20th, 2020 Stated Communication. New Smyrna is having an E. A. Degree on February 17th, 2020. Come out and support the new Brothers. In closing remember, every major success we have achieved was created by a path paved with challenges we together overcame. See you all in 2020.
Thank you, my Brothers.
FROM THE SOUTH
Brethren the year has begun and we are off to a great start.
1. We did meet with our cleaning crew to review their work and obtain a quote to seal and buff our dining hall floor. Additionally, we readdressed the vacuuming of the lodge after the 1/20/20 meeting and they decided to not charge us and resign. I am currently getting quotes from other cleaning groups.
2. A structural engineer has looked at the roof parapet cables and assures us they do not need replacement, but rust proofing and painting. He is willing to sign off and did supply a letter regarding actions required. We will need volunteers for painting cables.
3. The structural engineer is working with our lodge to get the best price for replacement of the fire escape to an aluminum structure vs. steel.
4. Quotes are also pending on an Air Conditioner service contract with possible relocation of the piping on the kitchen floor.
5. A quote is scheduled on 1/23/20 @ 1-2 pm for Window replacement for the lodge.
6. The Anteroom light has been changed.
7. Brother Bob Wheeler offered a replacement ceiling fan for the Prep room behind the North/West Door. However we will need a volunteer to replace it.
8. The 3rd floor storage room in the extreme North is filled with unused items which may be discarded, unless they serve an unknown purpose.
1. The Eastern Star will continue to provide meals for our meetings, as per the WM.
2. Saturday Pancake breakfast will begin in February and run on the ____ Saturday of every month. In order to make this successful we will need a minimum (7) volunteers, including the (2) stewards. Additionally, if we have less than (5) members including the stewards the breakfast will be cancelled for lack of participation.
3. The stove door is in need of repair as it falls down when opened. I would like to present this to any members who have knowledge of and may repair it prior to me looking at a service company.
4. The Deep Fryers will be relocated in the kitchen, but not for us.
Again I say thank you and I look forward to serving our lodge!
Robert Segarra, Junior Warden
A Resolution was brought to the Craft at the January 20th, 2020 Stated Communication to make R:. W:. Tommy L. Turlington Deputy Grand Master of Florida an Honorary Perpetual Member of New Smyrna Lodge No. 149. Motion/second to accept the Resolution as read, motion passed. This is notice of the Resolution to the Craft and final vote will be at the March 2nd, 2020 Stated Communication.
A Resolution was brought to the Craft at the January 20th, 2020 Stated Communication to make R:. W:. Edward Slauson District Deputy Grand Master of the 13th Masonic District of Florida a Honorary Perpetual Member of New Smyrna Lodge No. 149. Motion/second to accept the Resolution as read, motion passed. This is notice of the Resolution to the Craft and final vote will be at the March 2nd, 2020 Stated Communication.
2020 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: Allen J Winterwerp PM (AJ) (386)423-2370 NSL149@cfl.rr.com
Chaplain: Glenn E. Smith (Kathy) (386)427-4057 firstname.lastname@example.org
Marshall: Walter G. Layton PM (Edie) (856)498-7186 email@example.com
Senior Deacon: Michael Dowell (Debe) (303)875-7480 firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Deacon: Jon T. Bodien (Angelique) (386)689-2338 email@example.com
Senior Steward: Christopher R Van Duyne
Junior Steward: Douglas Everson (Deborah) (407)461-0668 firstname.lastname@example.org
Tyler: Herbert (Bud) Bacheller PM(Susan) (386)689-9552 email@example.com
Musician: Bryan P. Bassett PM (386)451-0895 firstname.lastname@example.org
FROM THE SECRETARY’S DESK
Brothers, There will be an Entered Apprentice Degree on February 17th, 2020 with dinner at 6pm and the degree starting at 7pm. There will be a joint Master Mason Degree with Halifax Lodge 81 on February 27th 2020
BROTHERS, THIS NOTICE IS TO INFORM YOU THAT THERE WILL BE A FELLOW CRAFT PROFICIENCY AT THE MARCH 2ND, 2020 STATED COMMUNICATION.
Lamon Ray Owens (Butch)
John Wyatt Moe, Walker E. Powell
James A. Ward
LODGE HISTORY CONTINUED
The year 1931 passed with the same problems, There was some Degree work and many requests from indigent Brothers. Two more officers were forced to leave to seek employment. The Lodge voted to rent to several organizations and hold dances to raise money. Overall, the spirit of the Brotherly love and fellowship with the Eastern Star seemed to deepen and the Lodge got through a hard year. The year 1932 was the worst so far. Attendance dropped dramatically. On April 4th, 1932, committees were appointed to encourage attendance and to try to collect dues. Very little Degree work was done. Membership dropped from 250 to 186. October 17th, 1933 the District Deputy reported that Grand Lodge finances were as bad as ours. On November 17th, 1932 a motion prevailed to reduce dues from $12.00 a year to $10.00, and fees from a total of $75.00 to $50.00. The Lodge conferred only one Degree during this year. Membership dropped to 179. Every meeting was used to encourage attendance. Guest speakers and special programs and dinners were used. There is no doubt in my mind that fellowship is all that got the Lodge through this year. To be continued.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTICES
Jess E Leach Jr. 2/1 Timothy H Self 2/1 William D Barnes 2/4
Lawrence E Hall 2/4 Jack H Hayman Sr 2/4 Pelham O’Neal 2/4
George C Love 2/5 William L Rogers 2/5 Walter L Minton Jr 2/7
Robert D Frazer 2/9 Joe W Osborne Jr 2/9 Robert Wearing 2/10
Graham C Wright 2/11 John D Niebieiski 2/13 Kenneth J Modelewski 2/16
Douglas Everson 2/17 Charles Doerflein 2/18 Jeff J Romano 2/18
Brian Burke 2/19 Edward E Clark 2/20 Stanley J Dabrowski 2/21
Richard C Landis 2/23 Craig N Albright 2/24 Thomas S Denton 2/27
Carl Winterwerp 2/27 James B Goodrich 2/28 Wayne M Yelvington 2/28
SICKNESS AND DISTRESS
Michael Dowell’s daughter is sick, Brother Carl Winterwerp, Brother Glen E. Smith, Brother Narcisse back injury Brother Rupert who had surgery, Brother Sonny Keil, Brother Bob Wheeler, WNeedham’s son who is a Navy Seal and being deployed. Keep all our service personnel deployed and at home along with all first responders in our hearts and prayers.
ACTIVE PAST MASTERS
Ralph N. Flippo 1972 Charles R. Dean 1980 Ronald R. Tucker 1983
Danny K. Hatfield 1984 John W. Rodgers 1984 William F. Culbertson 1985
James R. Baldwin 1986 Joe W. Garrett 1987 Robert L. Griffis 1990 Leon A. Pike 1991 Gustav Postreich 1991 David Lawrence 1992 Jeff J. Romano 1992 James A. Greene 1993 Crag N. Albright 1994 George N. Johnson 1994 Mark A. Greene 1995 Louis W. Benishek 1996 Christopher G. Buffini 1997 Michael R. Blickenstaff 1998 Daniel E. Feagle Jr. 1999 Herbert (Bud) Bacheller 1999 Phillip A. Hudson 2001 Walter W. Greatrex 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
Glen E. Good 2008 Terry L. Irwin 2008 Brian R. Toung 2009
Bryan P. Bassett 2009 Stanley J. Dabrowski 2010 Ralph N. Flippo 2010
Arlington (Bruce) Young 2011 Donald H. Tucker 2012 Eric T. Ellis II 2013
Thomas W. Aiken 2013 William M. Schaeffer 2014 Allen J. Winterwerp 2015
Henry A. Woodstock III 2015 Allan J. Baker 2016 Martin J. Louis 2016/2017
Walter G. Layton 2017 Mark E. King 2018/2019
ACTIVE PERPETUAL 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 III PDDGM J. Mitchell Cole Richard W. Culbertson
William F. Culbertson Sr. PM Stanley J. Dabrowski PM Henry T Davis PDDGM
Glennard Decker 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 James A. Greene PM Mark A. Greene PM Glen E. Good PM 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 WM 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 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
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 Kyle F. Hall Jack H. Hayman Sr.
Jack W. Irwin Tedd Jakomas Harry T. Johnson
Thomas F. Johnson Calvin I. Lanford Melvin L Malachoski
Breece A. McCray Sr. 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 Carl J. Winterwerp Chester E. Wolsgel George A. Wolsgel Henry D Randall
THE GRAND LODGE OF FLORIDA F. & A. M.
M:.W:.John W. Westerman III (Sudy)
1417 Avenue D N.E.
Winter Haven Fl. 33881-4336
DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTER
2429 Haulover Blvd.
Deltona, Florida 32738
R:.H:.Tracy Chastain (Donna)
1250 Bee Lane
Geneva, Florida 32732
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
13TH MASONIC DISTRICT LODGE MEETING NIGHTS
New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 1st & 3rd Mondays
Sanford Lodge No. 62 1st & 3rd Tuesdays
Halifax Lodge No. 81 1st Thursday
Landmark Lodge No. 383 2nd & 4th Thursdays
Volusia Lodge No. 77 2nd & 4th Mondays
Ormond Beach Lodge No. 326 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
St. Johns Lodge No. 37 2nd & 4th Tuesdays
Order of the Eastern Star Chapter No. 3 meets the 2nd & 4th Mondays at New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 at 7:30 pm
Visit us on the Web for the current information at http://newsmyrnalodge149.org
MASONIC EDUCATION FOR FEBRUARY
This comes from an article entitled “The Moon, Men and Masons” by Edward Heimiller, Curator of the Maryland Masonic Museum. It has been edited, can be read unedited in the Free State Freemason magazine Fall 2019 edition, and is submitted without permission.
Our sense of wonder of the sun, moon and stars has captured our imaginations for centuries. This fascination with the heavens, outer space, has inspired incredible technology and advanced civilization. NASA, established by the US government in 1958 to advance and encourage peaceful applications in space sciences has led the US space exploration efforts, notably, the Apollo 11 that resulted in the first manned mission to land on the moon on July 20, 1969 with Col. “Buzz” Aldrin being the first Freemason on the moon. Over the years a number of Freemasons have had the honor of participating in the NASA space program. A select few as astronauts with many more serving supporting roles of scientists, engineers and beyond. A number of artifacts preserved in the museum are testaments to NASA’s achievements, challenges and reminders of the hazards and sacrifices of space exploration.
A medal commissioned around 1969 to commemorate the Apollo 8 mission which orbited the moon 10 times before returning to earth was the first to enter the museum. It was made from metal that flew in space during the mission. It was donated by Edward Sauerman Jr., a mechanical draftsman and member of Union Lodge #60 of Maryland.
A unique group of objects related to Lt. Col. “Gus” Grissom, one of the original Mercury astronauts and the second American in space are among the most captivating in the museum. Grissom was a member of Mitchell Lodge #228 in Mitchell Indiana.
Here are a few more Freemans who were NASA astronauts:
Col. Buzz Aldrin, Oak Park Lodge #864 Montgomery AL The second man to walk on the moon and the first Freemason to set foot on the moon.
Col. Gordo Cooper, Carbondale Lodge #82 Carbondale, CO. Mercury Project, the first American to sleep in space.
Col. Don Eisele, Luther B. Turner Lodge #732 Columbus OH. Apollo 7
Col. John Glen Jr., Concord Lodge # 688 Concord OH. First American to orbit the earth.
Col. Jim Irwin, Tajon Lodge #104 Colorado Springs CO. 8th person to walk on the moon
Capt. Wally Schirra Jr, Canaveral Lodge #339 Cocoa Beach, FL The only person to have flown in Mercury, Apollo and Gemini Projects.
Pioneers in space exploration continue to innovate and explore uncharted territory. The early history of NASA and legacy of the veterans and patriots engaged in their missions to explore the far reaches of the universe remain important aspects of American history. A display in the museum serves as a testament to these brothers involved in space exploration and can also be found on the museum website: MDMasonicMuseum.org.