New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 F & AM of Florida Trestle Board February 2021 300 N. Riverside Dr. New Smyrna Beach, FL 32168 (386) 423-2370 NSL149@cfl.rr.com www.newsmyrnalodge149.org CHARTERED JANUARY 22, 1896 THE WORSHIPFUL MASTER REQUESTS YOUR ATTENDANCE FOR THE STATED COMMUNICATIONS ON MARCH 1st,2021 AND MARCH 15TH, 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.
FROM THE EAST
Greetings from the East, Our first meeting on March 1. We will have an EA proficiency. March 13th we will have a Master Mason degree at 9 a.m. breakfast will start at 8 a.m. Our second meeting on March 15th will be the official visit from the district Deputy Grand Master. Come out and support him this will be his last official visit. We should start see the windows being replaced the end of March with the new windows starting with the secretary’s office. In April I would like to plan a picnic for the lodge Brothers and the OES to come together in friends and families. April will be having a fellowcraft degree. Henry Davis WM
FROM THE WEST
Hello, form the West my Brethren and I hope you’re all healthy! An update on the windows, installation starting on March 29th in the northern section of the Lodge. A reminder to all to visit our other Florida lodges. Keep all our brothers in your prayers. There will be a MM degree in March please show your support with your attendance.
Robert Segarra, Senior Warden
FROM THE SOUTH
Greetings from the South.
We are still in the grips of a pandemic, but I am continually amazed at our commitment to stay the course and conduct our work safely and diligently. Seeing brethren at other lodges for their stated communications and degree work is awesome, it is true, we are a brotherhood, a fraternity, and not just in our own lodge.
Congratulations to our brothers who were recently raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason at our last meeting and thank you to my brothers on the degree team for the hard work and fun in preparation of the degree! If you are interested in assisting with a degree, learning a new part, or just continuing to “Sharpen your sword”, we are meeting each Wednesday at 6:30 pm here at the lodge to go over degree work. You never know when you may be tapped to assist at our lodge, or at another lodge during your travels.
I look forward to seeing all of you at lodge and please let me know if there is anything you need, if I don’t know the answer, I’ll find out!
Jonny Magill, Junior Warden
FROM SECRETARY’S DESK
Brothers, I have mailed the 125 year commemorative challenge coin and pins to all the Brothers who have not been to Lodge. You all should of received them. If you haven’t email the Lodge at NSL149@cfl.rr.com or call the office and let me know you have not received them. I will send another one to you. Also, if you would like to purchase more pins or challenge coins the price is as follows: for Brother who are members of our Lodge the challenge coin is $5.00 and the pins are $1.00, For non-members challenge coins are $10.00 and pins are $2.00. Also the cost of mailing will be charged or you can pick them up at the office. Just call and make arrangements. 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 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.
Notification to the Brothers of New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 that the first reading on a Resolution to bestow upon Mrs. Janet Dee Good a Perpetual Friend Membership to New Smyrna Masonic Lodge was read on February 15th, 2021. Motion and second to accept the petition as read was made. Motion passed. The final reading and Ballot on this Resolution will be on March 15th, 2021 Stated Communication.
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 (904)677-9366 email@example.com
Senior Deacon: Maxwell von 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 (Susan) (386)689-9552 firstname.lastname@example.org
PLURAL MEMBERSHIP PETITIONS FOR 3 SYMBOLIC DEGREES M:. W:. Thomas L. Turlington Kenneth R. N. Pennacchini II
TRANSFER OF MEMBERSHIP Brian J. Moore
ENTERED APPENTICE FELLOW CRAFT MASTER MASON Kyle Pensinger Scott Gilman Lamon Ray Owens (Butc . Roger J. Halye John Jaja Williams . Jason T. Halye Michael Napier . Richard Michael . Taylor R. Reaves . Jonas Roddenberry . Samuel E Adams . Robert Donnell Schmid
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTICES
March 1st, Stated Communication, Saturday March 13th, 2021 Called Master Mason Degree. Breakfast at 8am degree at 9am. March 15th Stated Communication with DDGM visit. Fundraiser Pasta Dinner Take out for N S Shrine Club on 3-26-21, 4-8pm. Tickets are $12.00 per-person (TO GO MEALS.) Secretary and Treasurer have tickets. Flyer on website and email Trestle Board.
Normon Slifkin 3/2 Edward M Dunn 3/3 Donald E Boliver 3/5 Charles P Kyle 3/5 Calvin L Langford 3/9 Carlo Monetti 3/12 Leslie D Williamson 3/13 William H Evans Jr 3/15 Curtiss J Shorkey 3/15 Richard A Turner 3/15 Joe W Garrett 3/17 Bryan D King 3/18 Arlington B Young 3/18 Michael J Butler 3/20 Jesse H Tankersley 3/22 Charles L Ogram 3/23 James H Richard Jr 3/23 J Michael Cole Jr 3/24 Eric A Gerhardt 3/24 Richard K Dodgers 3/24 Michael H Fielder 3/26 Burton K Jordon 3/28 Keven W Percy 3/28 Lawrence A Long 3/29 Thomas Lopez 3/29 Roy A Malphurs Jr 3/29 Brian R Toung 3/29 Edward Z Mdigett 3/31
SICKNESS AND DISTRESS
Keep the families of Brother Seymour Roland Parrish and Brother Theodore Nicholas Iltopoulos PM and Brother who passed on 1/30/2021, and Glenn Leslie Smith (formally of 270 Lodge) who passed on 2/05/2021 to the Celestial Lodge above. Keep Brother David J Lindsley who just got out of the hospital, R:. W:. Howard Chase in your prayers. Brother Chase was in the hospital with heart problems and is now out recuperating at home. Brother Mark King’s wife and son. Brother Glen E Smith with neck and back problems, keep all our service personnel home and abroad, first responders in our prayers, and all our Brothers and their families who are in nursing home and at their home. 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 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 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
2627 Orange Tree Drive
Edgewater, Florida 32141-5421
(386) 690-4297 Takien817@aol.com
NEW SMYRNA LODGE COMMITTEES FOR 2020
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, R:.I:. Tom Aiken PM PDDGM
Mason is a man who is clean inside and out, who neither looks up to the rich nor down. Definition of a Freemason on the poor, who can give without complaining, who can prosper without bragging, and who is considerate of women, children and old people. He is a man who is too brave to lie, too noble to cheat, too sensible to loaf, and who takes his share of the world’s goods, and lets other people take theirs.
ON THE LEVEL
To a Freemason on the level means just that –All Freemasons are Brothers who meet on the same level, regardless of their social or economic status outside the lodge. Princes, Presidents, and Leaders of business are no better or more important than bus drivers, plumbers and paper boys when they sit in the lodge together Freemasonry does not detract from a man’s accomplishments, nor does it exalt him above his Brethren because of his position outside the lodge. Sept 2012 Notice Paper of
Lodge Devotion 723 UGLV
The Apprentice Poem by Tony Hamilton
We have required light from the beginning of time
To aid our growth and our flourish
Some achieve the light as the son of our line
Others just concentrate on self-nourish
I remember when I was a boy and my dad worked above and below the land
Always strong and rough but yet comforting to me
One night a week he would leave the house with briefcase in hand
Clean shaven, suited and booted, looking good; what a sight to see
Since I could remember, I never had to wonder where he would be that night
He always made a point of telling me he was going to ‘The Lodge’
As a busy child I just smiled and watched him fade in to the light
Knowing he was away until late; my curfew I could dodge!
I was growing up and my brain started to work in a slightly different way
Thinking of girls, money and kicking a ball for my beloved football team
But I knew they were only my disjointed dreams at the end of another miserable day
Come to me, I think not, or so at that time it would seem
Many a year passed by and the young and the old bull just clashed in opinion
Who wants to join ‘The Lodge’ anyway? it’s just for the old
But in a flash a surge ran through my veins, yes me, my Father’s minion
I had embraced the question I would need to ask , to become a Freemason I must be bold
Dad, how do I become a mason? Was the question I did ask
What took you so long was the old man’s response, a broad smile hitting his face
I thought to myself he’s smiling so much it looks like he’s wearing a jokers mask
Then it subsided, he dropped his voice and altered his vocal pace
Tony, you’ve asked the question and as your father I will help you to reveal
But I ask you one thing before your next step, what path do you see ahead?
I already knew the answer, not through intellect, but through a pre-determined feel
Dad, it’s really easy, I am only replacing the dead!
The young and old bull became one that day, everything before just seemed daft
My journey and expectation began and I joined; millions of me my brother
To be all seeing, full of light and honoured to be a small part of our craft
Never did I realize that the journey would be as fruitful as my bond with my mother.