New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 F & AM of Florida
Trestle Board June 2020
300 N. Riverside Dr.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
THE WORSHIPFUL MASTER REQUEST YOUR ATTENDANCE AT THE
JUNE 15TH, 2020 STATED COMMUNICATIONS.
NOTICE TO ALL: THE STATED COMMUNICATIONS JULY6TH, 2020, AUGUST 3RD, AND SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2020 BY ORDER OF THE WOSHIPFUL MASTER WILL BE DISPENSED WITH. WE WILL HAVE STATED COMMUNICATIONS ON JULY 20TH, AUGUST 17TH, AND SEPTEMBER 15TH 2020.
LETTER FROM THE GRAND MASTER OF FLORIDA
May 22, 2020 To: All Particular Lodges and Members of The Grand Lodge of Florida Dear Brothers: With the recent news that the Governor is lifting restrictions throughout our great state, I have been informed that once R\W\ Thomas L. Turlington, Jr., Deputy Grand Master, is installed as Grand Master, he will lift the restrictions to the Lodges noted in my Directive No. 4. A letter from the Deputy Grand Master will also be sent out stating this and will list some suggestions that the Lodges should take into consideration. All Lodges will be able to resume normal Lodge Meetings and events that were laid out in my Directive No. 4 such as, but 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. My decisions to suspend Lodge activities and cancel our 191st Annual Grand Communication were certainly not easy decisions to make. My intention, my Brothers, was to keep you and your family’s safe and healthy during this unexpected pandemic. As a Grand Master I am presented difficult challenges to overcome every day and they are met with thorough thoughts and actions. Please know that every decision made was for the betterment of the Craft. In closing I would just like to thank you my Brothers for the opportunity to serve as your Grand Master. The many kindnesses and courtesies that you have bestowed upon myself and Sudy has been unwavering and we appreciate and thank each one of you.
Sincerely and fraternally, John W. Westerman, III Grand Master.
FROM THE DEPUTY GRAND MASTER OF FLORIDA
May 22, 2020
Re: Coronavirus Update
Opening Lodges Dear Brothers: Everyone has heard that the Governor has started to lift restrictions throughout the state due to the flattening of the Coronavirus curve. I am pleased to announce that all Lodges may open to regular Lodge business on June 1, 2020. All Lodges must adhere to their By-Laws, Section 5.01 – Stated Communications. We encourage all Lodges to follow the health and safety guidelines as set forth by the Center for Disease Control. All Lodges must have a hand sanitizing station at the front door of the Lodge Building for Brothers to use upon entering. If Brothers wish to wear gloves and masks they may do so but this is not a mandatory requirement and the Brothers must provide their own personal protective equipment. The safety of our Brothers and their families are our top priority. Please continue to practice “social distancing” and following the guidelines that have been set by the Center for Diseases Control. Use common sense and your best judgement. If you are sick, have a fever, or just don’t feel good please do not come to Lodge. If you feel it is in the best interest to not open your Lodge and hold Stated Communications please notify your membership and the Grand Secretary. Please forward this letter to your Lodge Membership as proper notification of opening of the Lodges on June 1st, 2020. As always. Feel free to contact myself or any of the Grand Lodge Officers should you have any questions or concerns. Take due notice and govern yourself accordingly. Sincerely and fraternally, Thomas L. Turlington Jr. Deputy Grand Master
FROM THE EAST
As I write this (in May) we have had Mother’s Day, Our Daughter came over from Orlando, had not for seen her since Feb. and she stayed 4 hours. Yea! Now if only I could spend 1 or 2 hours with my Masonic Brothers. How Happy would I be? We do have information on how we will vote as a Lodge at the end of May. for the New Jr. Grand Warden and the Budget, for our Grand Lodge. On behalf of New Smyrna Lodge, I want to Congratulate our New, Most Worshipful Grand Master, Thomas L. Turlington Jr. and ALL his Elected and Appointed Officers for the ensuing Masonic year. Our next meeting date will be Monday June 15th. We need a little extra time to reconfigure the Lodge Room and Dining Room. Some very Great news, Our Brother Robert Wheeler and his beautiful wife have now BOTH tested Negative for the Corona Virus. ” Thank you Lord” So My Brothers, until we can be together again. Stay Safe and follow all the rules set up by our Governor Ron DeSantis, Till the next time.
R:.W:. Donald H. Tucker, W:.M:.
FROM THE WEST
Greetings from the West.
Fraternally, Henry Davis, Senior Warden
FROM THE SOUTH
Hello, from the south my Brethren.
Fraternally, Bob Segarra. Junior Warden
Brothers, the reason the Lodge is not opening for the June 1st, 2020 Stated Communication is so that the lodge can have proper protection in place. The Junior Warden is in the process of acquiring hand sanitizer stations to be placed in the lodge and dealing with taping the seats in the Lodge Room to be in compliance with the 6 foot rule also.
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: 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: 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
Brothers, for those who have paid you dues, thank you. For those who have misplaced the dues notice or can not remember if you have paid your dues please call the Secretary and I will check and let you know if you have or haven’t. For those Brothers who want to pay with credit card PLEASE call me at the Lodge number and I can enter the information for you. We are having problems with Circumscribe. It is not that the money does not get to us but that we have no record of who pays through Circumscribe. They have stopped the weekly emails with the Brothers names and amounts paid. Grand Lodge is aware of the situation and is trying to correct it. Every time we get the bank statement with a payment from circumscribe, we call Grand Lodge and complain. If you pay though circumscribe, please drop an email to me so I can send you your dues card and mark you as dues paid.
ENTERED APPENTICE FELLOW CRAFT MASTER MASON
Kyle Pensinger Lamon Ray Owens (Butch) John Wyatt Moe,
Walker E. Powell
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTICES
Reading of the Resolution for Merger with Halifax Lodge No. 81 and New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 at the first Stated Communication we have in June. Congratulations to Brother Glen E. Good Past Master, Perpetual Member of New Smyrna Lodge 149 who was be sworn in as the 13th Masonic District Deputy Grand Master, to Bother Tom Aiken PM, PDDGM and perpetual member of New Smyrna Lodge 149 who will be sworn in as the 13th Masonic District Instructor, and Howard C. Chase III PM, PDDGM and Perpetual Member of New Smyrna Lodge 149 who was sworn in as the Grand Tyler of Florida at the Grand Lodge Communication for the 2020-2021 year.
Matt Schaeffer 6/2 Howard S Eaton Jr 6/3 Robert J Stone 6/4
Damein E Woods 6/4 Glenn R Heil 6/6 Sonny Keil Jr 6/6
Edward E Parker 6/6 Clifton V Butler 6/7 Patrick T Garrigan 6/11
Thad L Lingo III 6/11 James A Noland 6/11 Timothy A Brown 6/12
Raymond W Gage II 6/13 Michael L Becton 6/14 Kristopher K Atabaki 6/16
Edgar L Phillips 6/18 Carl D Reed 6/19 William J Ptashnik 6/21
Walter B Warning III 6/22 William G Warrington Jr 6/23 Andre A Narcisse 6/24
Jacques N Jacobsen III 6/25 Mark E King 6/25 Christopher W Wickersham Sr 6/26
George A Wolsfelt 6/28 Kyle F Hall 6/29
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 May 18th, 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:
- 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.
- 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:
- Presented to the Merging Lodge on January 2nd, 2020
- To the Continuing Lodge on or before March 16th, 2020
- Voted on by Merging Lodge on February 6th, 2020
- Voted on by Continuing Lodge on April 20th, 2020
- To the Grand Master for approval or disapproval on May 4th, 2020
- Approved by ¾ vote of the Craft June 4th, 2020 for Merging Lodge and June 15th, 2020 for the Continuing Lodge.
- With final merge date of July 20th, 2020
SICKNESS AND DISTRESS
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 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 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.
Tedd Jakomas Harry T. Johnson Calvin I. Lanford
Melvin L Malachoski 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:. Tommy Turlington (Sandy)
602 Sullivan Street
Deltona, Florida 32725
DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTER
R:.W:. Glen E. Good (Janet)
R:.H:. Thomas Aiken PDDGM (Joyce)
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
New Smyrna Lodge No. 149
300 N. Riverside Dr.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168