New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 F & AM of Florida
Trestle Board April 2020
300 N. Riverside Dr.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
BOTH COMMUNICATIONS ON APRIL 6TH, AND APRIL 20TH, 2020
HAVE BEEN CANCELLED BY
THE GRAND MASTER OF FLORIDA
DIRECTIVE NO. 3 March 17, 2020
FROM GRAND MASTER OF FLORIDA
To: All Worshipful Masters and Secretaries of the Particular Lodges In consequence of the new orders set out by the Governor of the State of Florida concerning the coronavirus pandemic, as Grand Master, I hereby ORDER AND DIRECT that effective immediately all Stated and Called Communications, Masonic meetings and events are suspended until at least May 4, 2020. This suspension includes, but is not limited to, all Masonic Education/Masonic Leadership Training classes, Secretaries and Treasurers Seminars, Child ID Events, Social Gatherings, all Allied and Appendant Orders and Masonic Youth Groups that meet in any Lodge buildings, and Lodge building rentals. If a Brother is working with a candidate on catechisms outside the Lodge building, continuing to get together for instruction is up to the individuals; however, they should practice “social distancing” and following the guidelines set by the Center for Disease Control. This Directive should be forwarded to your Lodge membership and may be considered proper notification. If your Lodge meeting is tonight and it is not practical to cancel at this late hour you may proceed. My Brothers, this situation is fluid and moving very fast. The safety of our Brothers and their families shall be the priority and please use common sense and be safe. Take due notice and govern yourselves accordingly.
Sincerely and fraternally,
John W. Westerman, III Grand Master
FROM THE EAST
My Brothers, What a trying time it is for us Masons and the United States of America. This Virus (C.19) is taking its toll on all of us. We can’t do this and can’t do that. What a mess.
Our M:.W:. Grand Master (John W. Westerman III, has put out directive No. 3. It states that “Effective Immediately All Stated & Called Communications, Masonic Meeting and Events Are suspended until at Least May 4, 2020.” So, this means NO Open Books and School Of Instruction. No Scottish Rite Reunion. No Practices. No Gatherings in Our Lodge Building. My Brothers, if you have any questions re: this, Do not hesitate to call myself of W:. Brother, A.J. Winterwerp for your answers. Everyone please stay Safe, and remember this Virus likes the Older people best, like Me and R:. W:. Bernie S. Take Due Notice and Govern Yourselves Accordingly. Till the next time, whenever that may be.
R:.W:. Donald H. Tucker, W:.M:.
FROM THE WEST
Greetings from the West.
My brothers with no meetings till May. There not a lot going at the lodge. This would be a good time for the brothers .Who have not done there Master Mason Exams 1, 2 and 3 to get them done.
They are located on circumscribe. There will a Master Mason degree in May or June. When we start practicing again come out and get involved. The Eastern Star are preparing great Dinners before the meeting.
Come have dinner and fellowship at the next meeting.
Fraternally, Henry Davis, Senior Warden
FROM THE SOUTH
Hello, from the south my Brethren. I hope you and your family are safe from this virus! As you may have heard the pancake breakfast has been cancelled and the lodge has suspended its meetings.
1. Fresh Start Cleaning Inc. will begin the deep cleaning on the 1st week of April.
2. The roof parapet cables will be completed the 2nd week of April.
3. The fire escape work has begun with measurements and will continue until completed. To the craft – material specifications are in the lodge for those brothers who asked. Additionally there are no negative reports of this company to the Better Business Bureau.
4. The first Air Conditioner service will be free from Air Kings, thanks to our previous Worshipful Master Mark King. We are still actively looking at relocating the AC piping in the kitchen storage area.
5. We are continuing to explore vendors for quotes on window replacement for the lodge. We are requesting a capital budget of $50,000 for next year’s (2021) budget to complete this project.
6. The ceiling fan in the Prep room behind the North/West Door will be replaced end of April.
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.
8. We will be looking into the lodge room floors and elevations at the Worshipful Masters, Senior Wardens and Junior Warden Stations
1. The Eastern Star will continue to provide meals for our meetings, as per the WM.
2. This Saturday Pancake breakfast is canceled but will run on the (3) week of every Saturday. Again, 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 kitchen stove is now calibrated, and the door is repaired.
4. The Deep Fryers will be relocated in the kitchen, but not for us.
Fraternally, Bob Segarra. Junior Warden
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: 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 (386)846-2945 firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Steward: Douglas Everson (Deborah) (407)461-0668 email@example.com
Tyler: Herbert (Bud) Bacheller PM(Susan) (386)689-9552 firstname.lastname@example.org
Musician: Bryan P. Bassett PM(386)451-0895 email@example.com
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.
Brothers, this is a time WE as Masons should check in on each other. It’s as simple as making a phone call asking how you are doing and just thinking about you Brother and your family.
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTICES
Reading of the Resolution for Merger with Halifax Lodge No. 81 and New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 at the April 6th2020 Stated Communication. CONGRADULATIONS TO W:. Joe Garrett who has been a Master Mason for 55 years and received his 55 year Certificate from the Grand Lodge of Florida March 16th, 2020’s Stated Communication, and to James Ward who was reinstated on March2nd, 202’s Stated Communication
Kevin R Williams 4/3 Kirby H Latham 4/4 Daniel J Hautala 4/5
Daniel E Feagle Jr 4/6 William E Pugh 4/9 Markham T Van Cleef 4/9
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
Hugh M Pender III 4/26 Richard J Zani 4/26 Danny K Hatfield 4/29
Edward Vaissaere 4/29 James Archimbaud 4/30 Donald Needham 4/30
A Resolution was brought before the Craft at the March 16th, 2020 Stated Communication to Merge with Halifax Masonic Lodge No. 81. Halifax 81 will be the Merging Lodge and New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 will be the Continuing Lodge and retain its name and Charter. Halifax Lodge No. 81 will surrender its Charter and shall be referred as the Merging Lodge if approved. The Craft is hereby notified of the above Resolution and the Resolution which was accepted as written at the March 16th, 2020 Stated Communications will be read again at the April 6th, 2020 Stated Communication and will be held over for the appropriate amount of time and voted on at the April 20th, Stated Communication.
RESOLUTION FOR MERGER
WHEREAS: Halifax Lodge No. 81 has had a significant and continuing decline in attendance such that it impossible to fill Stations and Places continuing into the Masonic year 2020, and
WHEREAS: Halifax Lodge No. 81 is financially sound and desirous of merging it membership rolls with the Brethren of New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 who has had and continue to maintain a close relationship,
THEREFORE: There being sufficient grounds to warrant a merger pursuant to Section 16.04 of the Masonic Law of Florida it is proposed Halifax Lodge No. 81 merge with New Smyrna Lodge No. 149.
It is hereby proposed and planned that New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 shall retain its name and Charter and shall be referred to as the Continuing Lodge. Halifax Lodge No. 81 shall surrender its charter and shall be referred to as the Merging Lodge.
It is hereby proposed and planned that funds and property of the Merging Lodge be transferred to the Continuing Lodge in the following fashion:
A. On or about five (5) business day before the date of Merger, the Secretaries of the Merging and Continuing Lodge shall assimilate records from the Merging Lodge into the records of the Continuing Lodge.
B. Safeguard the papers and similar items of the Merging Lodge which have heretofore been determined by the Master and Officers of the Merging Lodge to warrant such safe keeping.
It is hereby proposed and planned that the follow schedule be followed for implementation of the Merger:
1. Presented to the Merging Lodge on January 2nd, 2020
2. To the Continuing Lodge on or before March 16th, 2020
3. Voted on by Merging Lodge on February 6th, 2020
4. Voted on by Continuing Lodge on April 20th, 2020
5. To the Grand Master for approval or disapproval on May 4th, 2020
6. Approved by ¾ vote of the Craft June 4th, 2020 for Merging Lodge and June 15th, 2020 for the Continuing Lodge.
7. With final merge date of July 20th, 2020
SICKNESS AND DISTRESS
Keep Brothers Mark E. King and Don Needham families in your prayers due to loss of their sons. Add a prayer for Jack W. Irwin as we’ve been notified that he passed to the Celestial Lodge. Brother Glen E. Smith and Brother Narcisse for back injuries. 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 don’t know about. 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 2004 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 Ralph N Flippo PM
William Q. Flippo 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
Leo D. Johns George N. Johnson PM Stephen L. Kenney
Mark E. King PM 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.
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.
MWJohn 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,
All masonic meetings are cancelled for April
New Smyrna Lodge No. 149
300 N. Riverside Dr.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168