New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 F & AM of Florida
Trestle Board July 2020
300 N. Riverside Dr.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
THE STATED COMMUNICATIONS FOR July 6th, 2020
HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY
THE WORSHIPFUL MASTER
THE WORSHIPFUL MASTER REQUEST YOU ATTENDANCE FOR THE STATED COMMUNICATION ON July 20th, 2020
FROM THE EAST
From the East:
My Brothers June is gone, Summer is here for July 01, 2020. Master Mason Ass. Meeting is at Sanford Lodge 62 dinner is at 6:00 PM, if they have one. Meeting is at 7:00 PM. All Master Masons are invited. On July 10th our Grand Master of Masons, M:.W:. Tommy L. Turlington, will have an Official Visit in Ocala at the Shrine Club. Registration is at 5:30 P.M. and dinner is at 6:30 PM., The attire is Business Dress. The next morning at Marion Dunn Lodge in Ocala, R:.W:. Jeff Miller (State Chairman C .on W.) will hold a all day class, all Master Mason’s are invited. Dress is Business Casual. Registration and breakfast is 7:00 AM, School starts at 8:00 AM. (Do not show up in shorts or tee-shirts.) On July 13, 2020, our own D.D.G.M. R:. W:. Glen E. Good, will have his first Official Visit at Volusia Lodge no.77. Dinner is at 6:00 P.M. Meeting is at 7:00 PM. Come out and show your Support for one of our own. On July 20th. New Smyrna Lodge no 149 will have a stated meeting, dinner at 6:00 PM and our meeting will start at 7:00 PM. I am looking forward to seeing all of our Brothers there. On July 25th, we will have Open Books and School of instruction at St. Johns Lodge no 37 in Deland, Open Books at 8:00 AM and School starts at 9:00 AM. Come and Learn and Support our own, R:.W:. Thomas Aiken. You’ll be glad you did. I guess that is it for now. Please Stay Safe and Healthy. Till the next time,
R:. W:. Donald H. Tucker W:. M:. R:.W:.
FROM THE WEST
Greetings from the West,
My Brothers with the virus going around things have been slow. Are June meeting was very good. We had a lot of business to get done. It was good to see all the Brothers that came out. We have missed all of you. We’re looking to have a Master Mason Degree in August. A special thanks to the Eastern Star for preparing our meals. If you are in need of a ride to get to Lodge let me know.
Fraternally, Henry Davis, Senior Warden
FROM THE SOUTH
Hello, from the south my Brethren. and it has been so great seeing my brother.
Without getting a little teary-eyed I missed you all!
- The roof parapet cables are to be completed.
- The fire escape work is moving ahead as planned.
- The fire suppression system has been voted on for repair and maintenance.
- We are requesting a capital budget of $50,000 for next year’s (2021) budget to complete replacement of the windows project.
- The ceiling fan in the Prep room behind the North/West Door needs replacement.
- The 3rd floor storage room in the extreme North is filled with unused items, which may be discarded, unless they serve a known purpose.
- We will be looking into the lodge room floors and elevations at the Worshipful Masters, Senior Wardens and Junior Warden Stations
- The Eastern Star will continue to provide meals for our meetings, as per the WM.
- This Saturday Pancake breakfast is canceled until the lodge resumes business as usual 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.
- 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: 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 misplace 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
The Resolution for Halifax Masonic Lodge No. 81 to merge with New Smyrna Masonic Lodge No. 149 was passed with a Unanimous Ballot by New Smyrna Lodge. The Resolution package has been sent and approval by the Grand Master of Masons of Florida. Being approved by the Grand Master the Resolution will be sent back to both Lodges for 2 final votes. The first vote is to accept the resolution as reviewed and accepted by the Grand Master with a simple majority vote which will be at the July 20th, 2020 Stated Communication. The final vote will be posted in the on line and paper Trestle Board for a final ¾ Majority written ballot vote to Merger. If accepted by the Craft with a ¾ written majority vote which will be at the August meeting. The merger will take place on the date issued by the Grand Master. If all goes as planned, the final vote will take place at the August 17th, 2020 Stated Communication. Stated Communications for July, August and September will be on the July 20th, 2020, August 17th, 2020 and September 21st, 2020. These dates are the 3rd Monday of each month. The Resolution was printed in the last 2 Trestle Boards and if you would like to have a copy of it contact the Secretary and I will send it to you. Congratulations to Brother Jonathon M. Magill who received his Master Mason Certificate from the Grand Lodge of Masons of Florida:
Below is the letter from the Grand Master of Masons of Florida about approving the merger:
The Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons of Florida
THOMAS L. TURLINGTON, JR.
602 Sullivan Street
Deltona, FL 32725-3210
Mbl. (386) 956-4961
“2020 Vision” “Unity, Accountability, Communication”
June 30, 2020
To: Officers and Members of New Smyrna Lodge No. 149, F. & A.M. and Officers and Members of Halifax Lodge No. 81, F. & A.M.
Re: Merger of Lodges
In accordance with Regulation 16.04 of the Digest of the Masonic Law of Florida I, as Grand Master, have reviewed the Resolution for the merging of New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 and Halifax Lodge No. 81, with New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 being the continuing Lodge, and find it in order and give my approval for said Resolution to progress according to Regulation 16.04 (d) which states: (d) Upon approval by the Grand Master the Resolution shall be read to the Lodges involved at a stated communication and if approved by majority vote of the members present and voting in each Lodge, the Resolution shall be laid over in each of such Lodges for not less than one month nor more than two months, and if upon due notice it is adopted by three-fourths (3/4) vote of the members present and voting at a Stated Communication of each Lodge involved in the merger, the proceedings for merger shall progress as specified in the order of the Grand Master. Be advised that in order to move forward with the final approval of the merger each Lodge will need to provide copies of the Minutes of the Stated Communications evidencing the remaining required votes by the membership of both Lodges; with the final vote on the Resolution being a written ballot and being adopted by three-fourths (3/4) vote of the members present and voting. While we are saddened that the Lodges are diminishing, we congratulate you for taking this bold step to bring together the resources of these two bodies for the benefit of Freemasonry.
Sincerely and fraternally,
Thomas L. Turlington, Jr.
cc: Grand Secretary Chairman, Jurisprudence Committee D.D.G.M., 13th Masonic District
Jack T. Curran 7/4 Ronald J Sachs 7/4 Michael Blickenstaff 7/6
Martin J Louis 7/7 Chris Pappas 7/7 Kenneth W Smith 7/7
Jeffery L Whitlock 7/9 Donald K Doidge Sr 7/10 Donald Taylor Sr 7/11
John T Self 7/12 Jim O Romano 7/14 James A Fountain Jr 7/15
Wayne F Besaw 7/16 Glennard Decker 7/16 George O Farrell 7/17
Stephen D Miklos 7/17 Allan J Baker 7/19 Thomas R Hayden 7/19
Lee R Goodman 7/21 Gary H Seibert 7/22 Frederick G Steele 7/22
Edmund J Pantalone Jr 7/23 Francis J Allman Jr 7/25 James V Durham 7/27
Glenn L Smith 7/27 Charles A Lizotte 7/28 William P Line 7/29
Eliha A Yale 7/30
SICKNESS AND DISTRESS
Contact the secretary or Chaplain with Brothers who are sick or distressed so we can put them on our prayer list. 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 1980Ronald R. Tucker 1983
Danny K. Hatfield 1984 William F. Culbertson 1985James R. Baldwin 1986
Joe W. Garrett 1987 Robert L. Griffis 1990Leon A. Pike 1991
Gustav Postreich 1991 David Lawrence 1992Jeff J. Romano 1992
James A. Greene 1993 Crag N. Albright 1994George N. Johnson 1994
Mark A. Greene 1995 Louis W. Benishek 1996Christopher G. Buffini 1997
Michael R. Blickenstaff 1998 Daniel E. Feagle Jr. 1999Herbert (Bud) Bacheller 1999
Phillip A. Hudson 2001 Walter W. Greatrex 2003Robert J. Stone 2004
William H. Evans Jr 2005 Louis W. Benishek 2006Paul W. Dewitt 2006
Joseph G. Lockhart 2007 William G. Warrington Jr 2007Glen E. Good 2008
Terry L. Irwin 2008 Brian R. Toung 2009Bryan P. Bassett 2009
Stanley J. Dabrowski 2010 Ralph N. Flippo 2010Arlington (Bruce) Young 2011
Donald H. Tucker 2012 Eric T. Ellis II 2013Thomas W. Aiken 2013
William M. Schaeffer 2014 Allen J. Winterwerp 2015Henry A. Woodstock III 2015
Allan J. Baker 2016 Martin J. Louis 2016/2017Walter 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 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
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 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
Terrell Smith Michael J. Strother George G. Telesh
Richard Turner Edward J. Vaissiere Ronald Village
Carl J. Winterwerp Chester E. Wolsge lGeorge A. Wolsgel
Henry D Randall
THE GRAND LODGE OF FLORIDA F. & A. M.
M\W\Thomas L. Turlington (Sandy)
602 Sullivan Street
Deltona, Florida 32725
DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTER
R:. W:. Glen E. Good (Janet)
6108 Del Mar Dr. Port Orange, Fla. 32127
2627 Orange Tree Drive
Edgewater, Florida 32141-5421
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,
History of Freemasonry
No one knows with certainty how or when the Masonic Fraternity was formed. A widely accepted theory among Masonic scholars is that it arose from the stonemasons’ guilds during the Middle Ages. The language and symbols used in the fraternity’s rituals come from this era. The oldest document that makes reference to Masons is the Regius Poem, printed about 1390, which was a copy of an earlier work. In 1717, four lodges in London formed the first Grand Lodge of England, and records from that point on are more complete. Within thirty years, the fraternity had spread throughout Europe and the American Colonies. Freemasonry became very popular in colonial America. George Washington was a Mason. Benjamin Franklin served as the head of the fraternity in Pennsylvania, as did Paul Revere and Joseph Warren in Massachusetts. Other well-known Masons involved with the founding of America included John Hancock, John Sullivan, Lafayette, Baron Fredrick von Stuben, Nathanael Greene, and John Paul Jones. Another Mason, Chief Justice John Marshall, shaped the Supreme Court into its present form.
Over the centuries, Freemasonry has developed into a worldwide fraternity emphasizing personal study, self-improvement, and social betterment via individual involvement and philanthropy. During the late 1700s it was one of the organizations most responsible for spreading the ideals of the Enlightenment: the dignity of man and the liberty of the individual, the right of all persons to worship as they choose, the formation of democratic governments, and the importance of public education. Masons supported the first public schools in both Europe and America.
During the 1800s and early 1900s, Freemasonry grew dramatically. At that time, the government had provided no social “safety net”. The Masonic tradition of founding orphanages, homes for widows, and homes for the aged provided the only security many people knew.
Today in North America, the Masonic Fraternity continues this tradition by giving almost $1.5 million each day to causes that range from operating children’s hospitals, providing treatment for childhood language disorders, treating eye diseases, funding medical research, contributing to local service, and providing care to Masons and their families at Masonic Homes. The four million Masons worldwide continue to help men and women face the problems of the 21st century by building bridges of brotherhood and instilling in the hearts of men ideals for a better tomorrow