NEW SMYRNA MASONIC LODGE NO. 149 F & AM OF FLORIDA TRESTLE BOARD FEBRUARY 2021
300 N. RIVERSIDE DRIVE NEW SMYRNA BEACH FLORIDA 32168
THE WORSHIPFUL MASTER REQUESTS
YOUR ATTENDANCE FOR THE STATED
COMMUNICATIONS ON FEBRUEARY 1st,2021
AND FEBRUARY 15TH, 2021
New Smyrna Lodge 149 did not just simply begin to work as a chartered Lodge on January 22nd, 1896. Many things had to be accomplished before that date. First of all, a number of Freemasons had to come together, and make a decision to form a Lodge. After this decision was made Florida Masonic Law clearly spelled out what they must do. Evidence shows that the first meeting took place in New Smyrna on November 2nd, 1894. We don’t know who was present or where it was held. This meeting resulted a petition for dispensation to work as a “U. D. Lodge” being made to the Grand Master of Masons of Florida. This petition, having met with his approval, Grand Master James William Boyd granted his approval, and on January 18th, 1895 New Smyrna Lodge was a U. D. Lodge. On January 21st, 1896 at the Grand Communication, in Jacksonville, the committee on Dispensations and By Laws read their report. This report recommended among other things, that a charter be granted to New Smyrna Lodge. On January 22nd, 1896, the Delegates voted and passed this report. The Grand Secretary announced that the Charter had been prepared and New Smyrna Lodge had been assigned number 149. On January 23rd, 1896, the Grand Lodge Officers installed the officers of the newly chartered Lodges, Worshipful Master George H. Count, , Senior Warden Alex A Berry, Junior Warden Fred A Berry, Treasurer Christopher L Dohn, and Secretary William A. Cook. The Lodge was chartered with 15 Master Mason members. New Smyrna Lodge No. 149 in 2021 has 411 Master Mason members. New Smyrna Lodge took its name from the town of New Smyrna Florida. New Smyrna changed its name to New Smyrna Beach, Florida. The Lodge did not and it is important to know that our correct name is New Smyrna Lodge Number 149 Free and Accepted Masons. Thus the Lodge was formed, chartered and set to work in a Lodge room located on the second floor of the C. L. Dohn Feed Store at the corner of Canal Street and Faulkner Streets in New Smyrna, Volusia County Florida.
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,
Brothers it’s hard to believe that January is already gone by so fast. We had an EA degree on 2nd meeting in January which was conferred by RW Glen Good. He did an excellent job sitting in the East. Brother Bob Wheeler did in an excellent job of delivering the EA Lecture. We have two new EA Brothers.
February 1st we will be celebrating 125th anniversary. Some of the Grand Lodge officers will be in attendance. We will also have a Fellow craft proficiency that night.
Later on in the fall, if the Covid virus is under control we will have the 125th anniversary celebration.
We will be having a Master Mason degree March 6th starting at 9 a.m. Breakfast will be served at 8am. Every Wednesday in February at 6:30 will be our Master Masons practice for the upcoming degree.
The 4th Saturday of the month is Open books and School of instruction. Which is held at St John’s Lodge in Deland.
Hope to see in Lodge.
Henry Davis WM
FROM THE WEST
Hello, form the west my Brethren and may I start by saying I am proud and honored to be the Senior Warden in New Smyrna Lodge #149. However, I must encourage you all to continue wearing your mask, get your flu vaccine and the new COVID vaccine when available.
I did have the honor of attending my first Master Masons Association Meeting and it was excellent! There was an amazing lecture and a ceremony for our departed brothers. If you have not attended, I encourage you to do so, because the learning experience and brotherly love is felt there! I would like to complement our Right Worshipful, Worshipful Master, Officers, Bob Wheeler, Richard Kicklighter, and of course, lodge members for a great EA degree.
Currently, we are reviewing our new budget and remain excited about our past accomplishments. On a personal note, it was great seeing RW Howard Chase recovering and prayers are with the Most RW and all our brothers. Robert Segarra Senior Warden
FROM THE SOUTH
Brethren, greetings from the South.
January has been a great month so far, and due to the locks, fire escape, and other accomplishments of the brothers that came before me, there is nothing new to report on the building. The 125th year is going to be a great one! Recently I have had the opportunity to attend the new officer installations at Ormond #326, Volusia #77, Landmark #383, St John’s #37, and Volusia #77, and can tell you it is a VERY exciting time to be a Mason. I have met so many amazing brothers with a contagious energy, and true passion for the craft. While I know that it’s always encouraged to travel and visit other lodges, I would also recommend taking a few minutes and getting to truly know the brethren when you do. A one-on-one talk with stranger who is now a brother will enlighten and energize you. We all come from different backgrounds, ethnicities, religions, have different reasons for joining the craft, and it is great to enjoy a conversation without the politics of the day entering and dividing us. Remember all of you who have been in the craft for a longer period, the youngest men and upright Masons look up to you for guidance and mentorship!
Congratulations to the new brothers initiated in January and thank you to my brothers on the degree team for the hard work and fun in preparation of the degree! 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
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 van Noppen (386)4058465 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
PETITIONS FOR 3 SYMBOLIC DEGREES TRANSFER OF MEMBERSHIP
- Kenneth R. N. Pennacchini II Brian J. Moore
ENTERED APPENTICE FELLOW CRAFT MASTER MASON . Scott Gilman Lamon Ray Owens . Roger J Halye William Ja Ja Williams . Jason T Halye Michael Napier . Richard Michael . Taylor R Reaves . Jonas Roddenberry . Samuel E Adams . Robert D Schmid
ANNOUNCEMENTS AND NOTICES
Congratulation’s to newly Initiated Brothers Samuel Adams and Robert Schmid who were Initiated on January 18th, 2021. The rededication of the Lodge for January 22nd, 2021 HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19. February 1st, 2021 NSL 149 has invited the Grand Lodge Officers of Florida to be present for our 1st Stated Communication having reached 125 years old as a Masonic Lodge. February 15th, 2021 Stated Communication, March 1st, Stated Communication, Saturday March 6th, 2021 Called Master Mason Degree. Breakfast at 8am degree at 9am. March 15th Stated Communication with DDGM visit. Open Books the 4th, Saturday of every month.
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
5O YEAR ACTIVE 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 All Seeing Eye
Whether from the biblical references, the artistic and architectural examples, or the frequent depiction in emblem books, it is easy to see that the All-Seeing Eye would have been a familiar symbol to the early Freemasons.
The earliest example of such a symbol just might be on a personal seal of Bro. Robert Moray (1609–1673), a Scottish soldier and natural philosopher who was initiated into the Craft in 1641. A partial wax impression of one of his seals is in the shape of a circle, with an eye at the center, radiating in every direction to the circumference. Was it a Masonic reference? There is no way to be certain, but some historians find it quite possible.
The symbol appears in an unmistakable way in the engraved frontispieces of two books of Bro. Fifield D’Assingy (1707–1744): An Impartial Answer to the Enemies of Freemasonry (1741) and A Serious and Impartial Inquiry Into the Cause of the Present Decay of Free-Masonry in the Kingdom of Ireland (1744). Each depicts the All-Seeing Eye with rays descending. The 1744 example, which is particularly well-drawn, seems to show a group of Freemasons on their way to the lodge under the protection of the divine gaze.
Although the All-Seeing Eye was clearly a symbol in the Masonic vocabulary by this time, it was a rather esoteric one, as it does not appear to show up in the Masonic writings of the era. It was an image that many Masons recognized, but did not much speak about either in their rituals or their interpretations of Masonry. That begins to change in the 1770s, during the ascendancy of the great Masonic lecturer, Bro. William Preston (1742–1818). The symbol appears in numerous places and forms in Preston’s degree lectures. For example, in his closing ceremony of second degree, the brethren are admonished: Then let us consider, that wherever we are, and whatever we do in the character of craftsmen, God is with us, and his all seeing eye observes us: that acting in conformity to our tenets we may declare in his presence that we have endeavored to discharge our duty with fervency and zeal.The above example was, obviously, not for publication at the time. But other Masons were mentioning the All-Seeing Eye in print. In 1766, Bro. Isaac Head gave a Charge in the Scilly Isles of England, in which he asked that the brethren remain “ever mindful that the Eye which pervades the immeasurable Regions of Space, and sees through the thickest Darkness, is ever present with us.”Many are aware that the common American lodge working came to us from William Preston via Bro. Thomas Smith Webb (1771-1819), who began publishing an American adaptation of Preston’s book. The 1802 edition of Webb’s Freemason’s Monitor documents how the All-Seeing Eye was taking its permanent place among the hieroglyphical emblems of the third degree. In Webb’s version, we are urged to remember that:. . . although our thoughts, words, and actions, may be hidden from the eyes of man, yet that ALL-SEEING EYE, Whom the Sun, Moon and Stars obey, and under whose watchful care even Comets perform their stupendous revolutions, pervades the inmost recesses of the human heart, and will reward us according to our merits.Reading these words, so familiar to us as American Freemasons, it is easy to see how the symbol of the All-Seeing Eye has retained its ancient meaning from the wisdom literature of the ancient Hebrews, through its role in European art and architecture, into the traditions of our Craft.
Perhaps it is ironic that, today, it is looked upon primarily as a Masonic emblem—even by those outside of our Fraternity. For, in truth, the All-Seeing Eye is a profound symbol that belongs to everyone who perceives the reality of an omniscient and just Supreme Being.
Shawn E. Eyer is the Director of Communications and Development of The George Washington Masonic National Memorial Association.
Jesse Leach Jr 2/1 Timothy H Self 2/1 Lawrence E Hall 2/4 Pelham O’Neal 2/5 James M Payton 2/5 William L Rogers 2/5 Clifford W Pipowski 2/8 Robert D Frazer 2/9 Joe W Osbourne 2/9 Robert Wearing 2/10 Graham C Wright 2/11 John Niebieiski 2/13 Maxwell vanNoppen 2/15 Kenneth J Modzelewski 2/16 Douglas Everson 2/17 Charles Doerfein III 2/18 James R Herring Jr 2/18 Jeff J Romano 2/18 Brian Burke 2/19 Edward E Clark 2/20 Stanley J Dabrowski 2/21Richard C Landis 2/23 Craig N Albright 2/24 Kevin G Roop 2/25 Thomas S Dean 2/27 Carl J Winterwerp 2/27 James B Goodrich 2/28 Wayne Yelvington 2/28
THE GRAND LODGE OF FLORIDA F. & A. M.
M:.W:.Thomas L. Turlington (Sandy)
602 Sullivan Street
Deltona, Florida 32725
(386) 956-4961 email@example.com
DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTER
R:. W:. Glen E. Good (Janet)
6108 Del Mar Dr.
Port Orange, Fl. 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: JW 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 PROPERTY: JW Jonny Magill, Robert Wheeler, Howard Chase PM, PDDGM, Tim Brown
LODGE INSTRUCTOR: Robert Wheeler, R:.I:. Tom Aiken PM PDDGM