THE WORSHIPFUL MASTER REQUESTS YOUR ATTENDANCE FOR THE STATED COMMUNICATION ON May 3rd,2021 And A CALLED FELLOW CRAFT Degree on 19Th, May 17th 2021
MESSAGE FROM GRAND MASTER OF MASONS OF FLORIDA
1. Mask will be worn on anyone that has a picture taken and posting it on Facebook. 2. Social Distancing is a must if you are not wearing your mask. If you are within five feet of another person you must wear your mask. The Grand Master’s email has been spoofed/spammed. If you receive the email below or one similar, do not respond and do not send any money or gift cards. This is a SCAM. Please note that the Grand Master’s Email signature will have the Grand Lodge Seal and will not include an individual District. Always look at the sender’s email. As seen below this was definitely not sent by the Grand Master. From: Thomas Turlington Jr. <firstname.lastname@example.org>
FROM THE EAST
My Brothers greeting from the East, The Lodge is making progress with the new windows being installed. Waiting on the door to be installed upstairs and then we will be through. A big thanks to our Senior Warden for under minding is task. We will be having any EA proficiency at our first date stated meeting in May. The second meeting in May we will be having a Fellowcraft degree. This month we are having Grand Lodge over in Orlando. Our Junior Warden will be giving a brief summary of the proposed legislation for Grand Lodge on our first stated meeting in May. Henry Davis WM
FROM THE WEST
Hello, form the West my Brethren and I hope your all healthy! First, I wanted to mention that all the windows are installed, and we are now waiting for the fire door to be installed. A reminder that the Masonic Grand Communication is May 31 – June 2, 2021 and of course I will be attending, and I do encourage you to attended if possible. Additionally, I do remind you to travel and visit our sister lodges in Florida and abroad. Also, just a reminder to attend our Wednesday practice sessions and open books. A reminder to Keep all our brothers, family and first responders in your prayers. Robert Segarra Senior Warden
FROM THE SOUTH
Brethren, greetings from the South. These past 2 weeks have been the busiest that I’ve had in the last year with my business. Jeep Beach was a resounding success, and I bring thanks from their Board of Directors for our Lodge’s generous donation toward their charity work. I met brothers from all over the country while working and was very glad to have that fellowship since I had to miss the last meeting. I wear my masonic ring religiously, and in the several venues that require it, I wore a mask (mine bearing the square & compass), which makes me easy to spot. There’s no greater feeling than that of having a complete stranger approach you, extend their hand with a smile and share that friendly and brotherly grip. This usually leads to hearty conversation, a laugh, and an invitation to each other’s Lodge. It’s comforting to know no matter where you are, what your circumstance, you are truly surrounded by brothers. I am very proud that we were able to raise 3 more worthy gentlemen to the sublime degree of Master Mason, and only wish I could have been there to share that moment. Thank you to everyone that worked so hard to make the degree happen, and especially to whomever filled my seat in the South while I was away. I look forward to getting back to work and seeing everyone soon. Stay safe and healthy! Jonny Magill Junior Warden
FROM SECRETARY’S DESK
If you do not see your name in the Past Masters list or the Active Perpetual list or birthday list call or email the lodge and I will add it to the correct list. I do not know how, why, but sometimes when the Trestle Board gets downloaded and sent to the printers or it’s my big fingers they go missing, sorry. I have a copy of the proposed legislation for the Grand Lodge of Florida Communications in my office for review. If you want a copy, I can email it to you. I am usually in the office on Monday and Tuesday’s from 9:00-11:30am., and Thursdays from noon until 3:00pm. Brothers who have not paid your 2021 dues please do so. If you are sick, having surgery, or you significant other or one of your family members are sick please contact the Secretary’s office or the Chaplin so we can put them on the prayer list. If you are moving, have already moved contact the office and leave a message either on the phone or email giving the secretary the new address so I can update our records. Be safe Brothers and see you at the next meeting.
2021 LODGE OFFICERS
Worshipful Master: R:.W:. Henry (Greg) Davis (321)383-1407 email@example.com Senior Warden: Robert Segarra (727)623-6399 firstname.lastname@example.org Junior Warden: Jonny Magill (817)690-0401 email@example.com Treasurer: Stephen Kenney (908)420-6615 firstname.lastname@example.org Secretary: A. J. Winterwerp PM (386)423-2370 NSL149@cfl.rr.com Chaplain: Donald Needham PM (386) 383-8423 FITRON84@gmail.com Marshal: Richard Kicklighter PM (386)566-0018 email@example.com Senior Deacon: Maxwell van Noppen (386)405-8465 firstname.lastname@example.org Junior Deacon: Steven Lane PM (412)292-1444 email@example.com Senior Steward: Timothy Brown (412)848-9024 firstname.lastname@example.org Junior Steward: Walker Powell (386)405-8493 email@example.com Tyler: Herbert (Bud) Bacheller PM (386)689-9552 firstname.lastname@example.org
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTICES
CONGRATULATIONS to Brothers James Michael Napier II from W. Va. Crescent Lodge No. 32, Lamon Ray Owens, (Butch), William Ja Ja Williams who were Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on April 19th, 2021.
Left to Right: Brothers John Ja Ja Williams, Lamon Ray (Butch) Owens and James Michael Napier II from W. VA. Crescent Lodge No. 32 A. F. & A. M. Congratulations to Brother Will Dishman from Sanford Lodge No. 62 who will be the new District Deputy Grand Master of the 13th, Masonic District. 5/3 Stated Meeting. 5/5 MM Association meeting. 5/22 Open Books at St Johns 37 5/31 – 6/2 Grand Lodge Communication. 6/7 DDGM visit at our Stated meeting. 6/21 stated meeting. Open Books the 4th Saturday of every month at St. Johns Lodge No. 37 in Deland Fl.
AWAITING ENTERED APPENTICE: Kyle Pensinger AWAITING FELLOW CRAFT: Scott Gilman, Roger J. Halye, Jason T. Halye, Richard Michael, Taylor R. Reaves, Jonas Roddenberry, Samuel E Adams, Robert Donnell Schmid AWAITING REINSTATEMENTS: Richard Howard Pyott AWAITING TRANSFERS Thomas William Bolander
David E Irons 5/1 Kyle D Pensinger 5/1 James F Murphy 5/2 Edward G Kadet 5/3 Tom H Thompson Jr 5/3 George W Waite 5/3 Ronald R Wright 5/3 Dino D Dodani 5/4 George M Pilcher Jr 5/4 Robert D Schmid 5/4 Peter W Gordon 5/5 Timothy S Leister 5/5 Jerry C Sapp Jr 5/5 James I Webb 5/5 Gregory G White 5/5 Louis E Keffer 5/6 John A Kern 5/6 Leon A Piken 5/7 Hal Stuble 5/11 Hugh J Bourne Jr 5/12Scott Gilman 5/13 Rebel Lee Glover 5/13 Mathew J Hare 5/13 Dennis D Thomas 5/14 Charles R Carnes 5/17 Robert L Hart 5/18 James Baldwin 5/19 Robert D May 5/21 Dylan G Woods 5/21 Terry L Irwin 5/22 Serafim S Oreopulos 5/22Harold Powell 5/23 Chris E Hutchison 5/24 Paul E Nolan 5/25 A J Winterwerp 5/25 Alexander R Walts 5/26 Michael A Fabula 5/27James W. Smith Sr 5/29 Raymond A Bilotta 5/30 Walter G Layton 5/30 Phillip A Hudson 5/31 Joel A Meister 5/31 Steven R Thomas 5/31
We all learned the same story. On April 12, 1861, shortly after Abraham Lincoln was inaugurated, the Civil War began when the first shots were fired by the rebel army on Fort Sumpter when Lincoln ordered the Fort, which was desperately low on provisions, to be supplied. There’s no question that’s when the war between the states began—right? Actually, no—that’s incorrect. In early 1861, the President of the United States, and Freemason, James Buchanan would have been very pleased to let the already simmering Civil War fall on the shoulders of the man that would follow him in a very short time—Abraham Lincoln. To say that President Buchanan was ill-prepared to handle something as volatile as the Civil War is putting it mildly. There is a reason I never profiled James Buchanan in my Famous American Freemasons series. Buchanan wasn’t a very good example, and history remembers him as the President that could have, and should have done more to prevent the war between the states. If he had, he could have saved 600,000 lives on both sides of the bloody conflict.
|15th President and Freemason James Buchanan|
However, in January of 1861, the recently occupied garrison in Charleston Harbor, called Fort Sumpter, was running desperately low on supplies. The pressure on Buchanan was tremendous, and he was backed into a corner, and ordered the merchant vessel the Star of the West to resupply the garrison. But a Confederate sympathizer in Buchanan’s own cabinet, Secretary of State John Floyd, tipped off the rebel army that the supply ship was coming, and the rebel army was ready. The first shots of the Civil War were fired on the Star of the West on January 9, 1861, when the Confederate Army unleashed its first heavy artillery bombardment of the Civil War against the supply ship. Three of those shots hit the Star of the West, and the ship quickly turned tail and ran back to open water.
The first shots of the Civil War had already been fired, months before Abraham Lincoln became President of the United States.
Of course one of the first things Lincoln did as President was to re-order the provisioning of Fort Sumpter. If they were low on supplies in January, they were desperate and starving in April. This second attempt to re-supply Fort Sumpter is the one history remembers and we learned about in school—those shots that were fired on April 12, 1861.
So yes, the President of the United States at the time the first shots were fired during the American Civil War was a Freemason.
The Masonic Record:
James Buchanan was a member of Lancaster Lodge No. 43, Pennsylvania. Abraham Lincoln petitioned Tyrian Lodge in Springfield, Illinois in 1860, and later withdrew his petition when he decided to run for President of the United States. He was afraid his petition would be seen as an attempt to pander for the votes of Freemasons—something he was unwilling to do. It was his intention to re-submit his petition and receive the degrees of Freemasonry after his Presidency was over—a promise he never had a chance to fulfill.
SICKNESS AND DISTRESS
Keep the family of Brother Edward (Heavy) Kastrul’s who lost his father 4/26, keep the family in your prayers. M:. W:. Turlington in your prayers with back and neck problems, keep all the Brothers, we do not know all who are sick and have problems but, keep praying. Keep all our service personnel, both home and abroad, and first responders in our prayers. Keep praying for all our Brothers and their families who are in nursing homes and at their homes. Contact the secretary or Chaplain with Brothers who are sick or distressed so we can put them on our prayer list.
Active Past Masters
Stanley T Kypreos 1966 Jon F. Greaves 1972 Ralph N. Flippo 1972 Louis E Keffer 1975 William T. Blackwell 1977 Harold Powell 1978 Charles R. Dean 1980 Ronald R. Tucker 1983 Danny K. Hatfield 1984 William F. Culbertson 1985James R. Baldwin 1986 Joe W. Garrett 1987 T. N. Iltsopoulos 1987 Robert L. Griffis 1990 Leon A. Pike 1991 Gustav Postreich 1991 Bradley L. Rauch PDDGM 1991 David Lawrence 1992 Jeff J. Romano 1992 Patrick G. Hill 1992 James A. Greene 1993 Richard Rademacher 1993 Crag N. Albright 1994 George N. Johnson 1994 Mark A. Greene 1995 Richard Rademacher 1995 Louis W. Benishek 1996 Steven Timbs 1996 Christopher G. Buffini 1997 Michael R. Blickenstaff 1998 Daniel E. Feagle Jr. 1999 Herbert Bacheller 1999 James M. Payton 2000 James M. Payton 2001 Phillip A. Hudson 2001 William Broughton PDDGM 2002 Walter W. Greatrex 2003 Edward P. Marx 2003 William Broughton PDDGM 2003 Robert J. Stone 2004 William H. Evans Jr 2005 Louis W. Benishek 2006 Paul W. Dewitt 2006 Joseph G. Lockhart 2007William G. Warrington Jr 2007 Stevan Petrov Jr. 2007 Glen E. Good DDGM 2008 Terry L. Irwin 2008 Steve Irineou 2008 Brian R. Toung 2009 Bryan P. Bassett 2009 Stanley J. Dabrowski 2010 Ralph N. Flippo 2010 Dominick Tesoriere 2010 Arlington (Bruce) Young 2011 Howard C. Chase 2011 John Hamblet 2011 Donald H. Tucker 2012 Sean Stenson 2012 Eric T. Ellis II 2013 Thomas W. Aiken 2013 Gary Wisniewski 2013 William M. Schaeffer 2014 Iran Medrano 2014 Allen J. Winterwerp 2015 Henry A. Woodstock III 2015 Robert Moore 2015 Allan J. Baker 2016 Clarence Swimm 2016 Martin J. Louis 2016/17 Walter G. Layton 2017 Richard Kicklighter2017/18 Mark E. King 2018/19 Chris Dixon 2019 Glenn Scorza 2020 Donald H. Tucker 2020
ACTIVE PERPETUAL MEMBERS
Thomas W. Aiken PDDGM DI 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 DavisPDDGM 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 Jon F. Greaves PM Mark A. Greene PM Glen E. Good DDGM 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 Sean Stenson 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 YEARS PLUS BROTHERS
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 Jon F. Greaves Kyle F. Hall Jack H. Hayman Sr. Tedd Jakomas Harry T. Johnson Thomas F. Johnson Calvin I. Lanford Melvin L Malachoski Johnny F. McCullers 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 Larry G Watson Leslie D. Williamson Carl J. Winterwerp Chester E. Wolsgel George A. Wolsgel HenryDRandall
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
R:. W:. Tom Aiken
2627 Orange Tree Drive
Edgewater, Florida 32141-5421
(386) 690-4297 Takien817@aol.com
2021 NEW SMYRNA LODGE NO. 149 COMMITTIES
FINANCE: SW Robert Segarra, AJ Winterwerp PM, Steve Kinney, Donald Tucker PM PDDGM VIGILANCE: Jonny Magill, R:. W:. Glen Good PM, Robert Wheeler PETITIONS: Walter Layton PM, A J Winterwerp PM, JD Steve Lane PM, SD Maxwell von Noppen MASONIC EDUCATION: Robert Wheeler, Ronald Koehn PM, R:. I:.Tom Aiken PDDGM BOARD OF RELIEF: Master and Wardens CHARITY: Master and Wardens LODGE MENTORS: LODGE PROPERTY: JW Jonny Magill, Robert Wheeler, Howard Chase PM, PDDGM, Tim Brown LODGE INSTRUCTOR: Robert Wheeler
BE SAFE IN YOUR TRAVELS BROTHERS AND SEE YOU AT THE LODGE MEETINGS.