New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 F & AM of Florida
Trestle Board March 2020
300 N. Riverside Dr.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
The Worshipful Master requests your attendance at the StatedCommunication March 2nd, 2020 and March 16th , 2020
FROM THE EAST
My Brothers, February has come and gone. St. Patrick’s Day, and the first day of Spring, is upon us. We had a busy Feb. Congratulation’s to Brother Lamon R. Owens who became our newest E.A., Special thanks to all the Brothers who stepped UP and did a very fine Degree for this Brother. Congratulations to our newly Raised Brother Jonathan Magill who was Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on February 20th, at Sanford Lodge No. 62. Thank you, Sanford Lodge, for the courtesy work to Raise this Brother. By the way we had thirty-six Brothers in the Lodge for this night. Thanks to all for coming out and supporting our Lodge and the Officers who work so hard for all of us. Now about March. A stated meeting on Monday 03/02/2020 dinner at 6:00 Meeting at 7:00. We plan to update our Alter and install our Chaplain. There will be some balloting and we will be discussing the possible merger between Halifax 81 and New Smyrna 149. and we will drop down to Fellow Craft Degree, to hear the catechism of two Brothers, who will be soon Raised to Master Mason’s. Be safe in your travels and keep all our Brothers in your Prayers. Till the next time.
R:.W:. Donald H. Tucker, W:.M:.
FROM THE WEST
Greetings from the West
FROM THE SOUTH
Hello from the south my Brethren and things are still moving forward in the positive! On the 3rd Saturday of March we will have our first pancake breakfast. I am looking forward to seeing you all there, especially those of you who had volunteered to work. So without further talk let me bring you up to date, so we are all prepared for our next meeting.
1. We did obtain quotes from a total of (5) cleaning company and on average the Deep Cleaning quotes come to $1,350 to $2,100 total. The bimonthly cleanings $350 to $450 per month. All companies are licensed and bonded, except (1) who is not bonded, but assures me they will obtain it if selected. The top choices are: Kimmie Can Do It, cleaning services and Fresh Start Cleaning Inc.
2. A structural engineer has looked at the roof parapet cables and assures us they do not need replacement, but rust proofing and painting. We will need volunteers for brushing, treating and painting cables.
3. We have received the pricing for the fire escape of $17,500 with 50% as an initial deposit ($8,750). The structural engineer is working with our vendor to get a better price on the aluminum, which in turn will reduce the price.
4. We did call total of (10) vendors for an Air Conditioner service contract with possible relocation of the piping on the kitchen floor. So far to date we have received one quote on service only for $150 for (2) visits per year. All others were no show and/or no answer.
5. Total of (6) vendors were called for quotes on window replacement for the lodge. A quote was obtained for $49,879.84 all other vendors were either no show or could not perform commercial work.
6. We will need to purchase and replacement ceiling fan in the Prep room behind the North/West Door.
7. The 3rd floor storage room in the extreme North is filled with unused items which may be discarded, unless they serve a known purpose.
1. The Eastern Star will continue to provide meals for our meetings, as per the WM.
2. Saturday Pancake breakfast will begin March 21st and run on the (3) week of every Saturday. 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
Fraternally, Bob 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.
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)(Carol) (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: 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: 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, there are still some who haven’t paid their 2020 dues. Please get them into the Secretary as soon as possible. If you pay on Circumscribe please drop an email to the secretary that you did so. We seem to be having a communication problem with Circumscribe letting us know who is paying their dues through them.
At the March 2nd, 2020 Stated Meeting the Craft will dispensing with business in the Master Mason Degree and listen to Brothers Moe and Powel’s Fellow Craft Proficiency.
Lamon Ray Owens (Butch)
John Wyatt Moe, Walker E. Powell
James A. Ward
LODGE HISTORY CONTINUED
Herbert E. Donnelly, Secretary in 1934, served a total of sixteen years in that office until his death in 1951. I make special mention of him here because of his work to refinance the Mortgage. Although attendance was still down and membership dropped to 164, 1934 turned out to be a good year due to action taken on the mortgage. A Committee chaired by Herbert E. Donnelly approached Mr. W. J. S. Carr, holder of the mortgage, and persuaded him to agree to the following: Since 1927 the Lodge had paid $350.00 per quarter interest and had only paid $800.00 on the principal, the mortgage was still $19,200.00, Mr Carr agreed to cut the mortgage to $15000.00, forgive $1445.00 in delinquent interest, To chard no interest on the first $5000.00 of the $15000.00 mortgage, to allow twelve years to pay the first $5000.00 would not begin for 2 years. That interest on the final $10,000.00 would be reduced from 7% to 5%. Needless to say, the Lodge ratified this on November 19th, 1934. The years 1935 and 1936 passed without significant change. Economic conditions were extremely hard. Many suspensions and reinstatements were made involving men who had played prominent roles in history. Many Brothers were destitute, and the Lodge maintained a constant struggle to help them. Membership dropped to 155. In 1937 the Grand Lodge realigned the Districts and this Lodge was now in the fifteenth Masonic District, of the following: 36 – Apopka, St Johns 37 – Deland,
Sanford 62 – Sanford, Orlando 69 – Orlando, Volusia 77 – Barberville, Eola 207 – Orlando, Halifax 81W – Daytona Beach, St. Cloud 221 – St. Cloud, Oviedo 243 – Oviedo, Daytona Beach 270 – Daytona Beach, New Smyrna 149 – New Smyrna Beach Fl, Winter Park 239 – Winter Park, South Apopka 165 – Winter Garden, Orange Blossom 80 – Kissimmee. The years 1938, 1939, and 1940 passed without significant change. The Brethren did everything in their power to make meetings interesting with entertainment, speakers, and dinners. They held “Smokers” after meetings to discuss efforts to reinstate suspended Brothers and provide Charity. Membership was 156. In 1941 the United States was again at war. Little was recorded in the minutes that year about the war, except that the Grand Master approved cooperation with the U. S. O. and the Masonic Service Association on behalf of military personnel.
To be continued.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTICES
At the March 2nd, 2020 Stated Meeting the Craft will dispensing with business in the Master Mason Degree and listen to Brothers Moe and Powel’s Fellow Craft Proficiency for a portion of the meeting.
Norman Slifkin 3/2 Louis Benishek 3/3 Edward M Dunn 3/3 Donald E Boliver 3/5
Charles P Kyle 3/5 C.alvin L Langford 3/9 Carlo Monetti 3/12 William H Evans Jr 3/15
Curtiss J Shorkey 3/15 Richard A Turner 3/15 Ghassan M Resian 3/16 Joe W Garrett 3/17
Bryan D King 3/18 Arlington B Young 3/18 Richard L Chesser Jr 3/19 Dennis M Jones 3/19
Jesse H Tankersley 3/22 Charles L Ogram 3/23 James H Richard Jr 3/23 Daniel R Willman 3/23
J Mitchell Cole Jr 3/24 Eric A Gerhardt 3/24 Richard K Rodgers 3/24 Michael H Fielder 3/26
Patrick C Conroy 3/27 Burton K Jordon 3/28 Kevin W Percy 3/28 Lawrence A Long 3/29
Roy A Malphurs Jr 3/29 Brian R Toung 3/29 Edward Z Midgett 3/31
SICKNESS AND DISTRESS
Brother Irwin, Brother Dowell’s daughter is sick, Brother Carl Winterwerp, Brother Glen E. Smith, Brother Narcisse back injury Brother, W\Needham’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 J.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 2019
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
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New Smyrna Lodge No. 149
300 N. Riverside Dr.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168