New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 F & AM of Florida
Trestle Board August 2020
300 N. Riverside Dr.
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168
THE STATED COMMUNICATION FOR August 6th, 2020
HAS BEEN CANCELLED BY
THE WORSHIPFUL MASTER
THE WORSHIPFUL MASTER REQUESTS YOUR ATTENDANCE FOR THE STATED COMMUNICATION ON AUGUST 17th, 2020
FROM THE EAST
My Brothers, July has come and gone. Not a very big 4th of July, as far as fireworks goes. Enough to keep my Dog (Fancy) up and scared till about 12:30 AM. Our own R.W.D.D.G.M. Glen E. Good has had one Official Visit and another is scheduled for 07/28/20, at St. Johns no.37. Hope you made both of them. On 8/1/20, We will have a Tall Cedar meeting at St. Johns Lodge no. 37 at 2:00 P.M. Then Aug.5th, there will be a M.M. Assoc. Meeting at Volusia no 77, with Dinner at 6:00 P.M. Meeting at 7:00 PM. Aug.11, 2020, Our R.W. D.D.G.M. Glen E Good will have his Official Visit at Ormond Lodge No. 326. Our own, M.W. G.M. Tommy L. Turlington will grace us with his presence for his Official Visit to the 13th, Masonic District at the Sanborn Activity Center in Deland Fl. This is for the 13th District ONLY, except for the Grand Master invited Guest. Call R.W., Glen E Good for details at 386-717-6611. The next day, on Sat. August 22nd,, the 13th District will have Open Books and School of Instruction at St. Johns Lodge no.37, 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Come and learn from the Best, R.W., Tom Aiken the R.H. District Instructor. Oh yeah, On Monday the 17th of Aug. at New Smyrna Lodge no 149, we hope to confer a M.M. Degree. Dinner at 6:00P.M., and the Degree starting at 7:00 P.M. Come too our Lodge meetings and find out some more important stuff (Information).
Till the next time.
R:. W:. Donald H. Tucker W:. M:. R:.W:.
FROM THE WEST
Greetings from the West,
Fraternally, Henry Davis, Senior Warden
FROM THE SOUTH
Hello, from the south my Brethren. and it has been so great seeing my brothers.
Fraternally, Bob Segarra. Junior Warden
2019 LODGE OFFICERS
Worshipful Master: R:.W:.Donald H. Tucker (Kathy) (863)602-1182 email@example.com
Senior Warden: R:.W:.Henry (Greg) Davis (321)383-1407 firstname.lastname@example.org
Junior Warden: Robert Segarra (727)623-6399 email@example.com
Treasurer: Stephen Kenney (908)420-6615 firstname.lastname@example.org
Secretary: W:. Allen J Winterwerp (AJ) (386)423-2370 NSL149@cfl.rr.com
Chaplain: Glenn E. Smith (Kathy) (386)427-4057 email@example.com
Marshall: W:. Walter G. Layton (Edie) (856)498-7186 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Deacon: Michael Dowell (Debe) (303)875-7480 email@example.com
Junior Deacon: Jon T. Bodien (Angelique) (386)689-2338 firstname.lastname@example.org
Senior Steward: Christopher R Van Duyne (386)846-2945 email@example.com
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, for those who have paid your dues, thank you. For those who have misplaced the dues notice or cannot 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
Robert Donnell Schmid J. Michael Napier Walker E. Powell
Scott Earl Gilman from West Virginia Crescent Lodge 32 AF & AM
Jaja William from Halifax Masonic Lodge No. 81
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTICES
The fire escape is finished and the final inspection passed. Thanks to our Junior Warden Brother Bob Segarra for his work and dedication to get the job done. Dates to remember Open Books every 4th Saturday of the Month, practice for Master Mason degree 8/12 2nd section all parts. All practices will be at 6pm. Grand Masters visit on 8/21/2020 with registration at 5:30 dinner at 6:30pm.
The Resolution for Merger 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.
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
A motion/second (Winterwerp/Wheeler) at the July 20th, 2020 Stated Communication to accept the Grand Masters decision accepting the Merger as written was made. Discussion followed and the first vote, a hand vote was UNANIMOUS. . W:. M:. Tucker ordered the results of the hand vote announced in the August Trestle Board. W:. M:. Tucker then ordered the Grand Master’s decision be held over for 30 days or until the next Stated Communication (August 17th, 2020) when a written ballot requiring a ¾ majority for the merger to be completed.
Paul W Dewitt 8/1 Jesse D Leone 8/5 Bernard J Brown 8/6
Robert J Griffin 8/6 Tedd Jakomas 8/6 Bruce R Nichols 8/6
Donald H Tucker 8/6 Thomas S Teague 8/7 Dennis B Dolbow 8/10
Bryan Bassett 8/11 Alvin E Futch 8/11 Edward I Kastrul 8/13
Robert G Browning 8/14 Gustav Postereich 8/14 Hendrith V Smith Jr 8/16
Thomas W Aiken 8/17 James A Greene 8/17 Robert L Matusick 8/17
William Q Flippo 8/18 Richard Terrell Smith 8/18 Roy L Ward 8/18
Russell A Williams Jr 8/21 William R Patterson Jr 8/22 Henry A Woodstock III 8/22
James W Willits 8/27 Benard D Vlasin 8/27 Howard C Chase III 8/29
Wilber K Cobin 8/29
SICKNESS AND DISTRESS
Contact the secretary or Chaplain with Brothers who are sick or distressed so we can put them on our prayer list. Keep the families of Brother Hershell Venable who has passed to the Celestial Lodge above; Glen E. Smith, who is still having back and neck pain; Brother Everson; Brothers Tesoriere (Halifax 81) and Troutman (Landmark 383) with cancer; and all our sick and infirmed Brothers and their family members that we don’t know about. Also, keep our service personnel, deployed and at home, and all first responders in our hearts and prayers.
The Craft and It’s Symbols
Emblems to Live By
When a Sword pointing to a Naked Heart was added to the ritual is uncertain. It is referred to as a symbol of justice. It pointedly reminds us that God will reward us according to what we do in this life. But we know the rewards—the justice—will be tempered with mercy and understanding.
The sprig of Acacia symbolizes Faith—faith in the immortality of man, faith in the promises made by God in his Volume of the Sacred Law.
The All-Seeing Eye has been a symbol of Deity from the beginning of religion. The ancients adopted it from religion as a symbol of Deity for their “mysteries.” From many ages has come the knowledge that the Great Architect of the Universe sees all, knows all and controls all things. It is little wonder that the early ritualists associated this symbol with control of the sun, moon, stars, and comets. It reminds man that God is powerful, yet just, merciful, and loving.
The Bee Hive We must assume that the Bee Hive became an important symbol in Freemasonry the way the other symbols entered it. It symbolized what the cathedral builders did and the way they did it. The bee definitely is industrious. He works hard and tirelessly, not for himself, but for the swarm. He has a strength and knowledge of materials that cannot be duplicated. He works as a unit. No man working for himself, but with his fellowmen to achieve a common goal. They worked under conditions that would stop modern architects and engineers. They had only man, beast and ropes to put the pieces together. Every man had to do his part, his share, to take pride in his assignment, large or small. One man alone could accomplish little or nothing, undoubtedly, the operative masons saw their duplication in the bees. They could readily see in the honey-producers the symbol of the industry they, as builders of great cathedrals, practiced.
More to come in the next Trestle Board
ACTIVE PAST MASTERS
Ralph N. Flippo 1972 Charles R. Dean 1980 Ronald R. Tucker 1983
Danny K. Hatfield 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
Howard C. Chase 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 William Greatrex 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
Leo D. Johns George N. Johnson PM Stephen L. Kenney
Mark E. King WM Ronald A. Koehn 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 HenryA.WoodstockPM
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
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:.Thomas L. Turlington (Sandy)
602 Sullivan Street
Deltona, Florida 32725
DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTER DISTRICT INSTRUCTOR
R:. W:. Glen E. Good (Janet) R:.W:.Tom Aiken (Joyce)
6108 Del Mar Dr. 2627 Orange Tree Drive
Port Orange, Fla. 32127 Edgewater, Florida 32141-5421
(386)717-6611 (386) 690-4297
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,