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Fort Myers Beach Lodge 362 Free Ac cepted Masons 17671 Pine Ridge Road Phone 239 466 6363 The Trestle Board April 2015 Email info fmb362 com Fort Myers Beach Masonic Lodge 362 Free Accepted Masons 17671 Pine Ridge Road Fort Myers Beach FL 33931 Chartered April 27 1967 Meets First Third Thursdays 6 30 Refreshment 7 30 Meeting Visitors Welcome Members Expected WWW FMB362 COM 239 466239 466 6363 Brother Je Taylor W Beau Bierce with W Beau s John Deere Tractor at a show at Koreshan State Historic Site Find us online Website www fmb362 com Find us on social networks networks Facebook Instagram Google Be sure to sign up for email updates at our website Left to right Steven Andersen Junior Steward Greg Anderson Treasurer Scott Wilder Sr Deacon Josh Calero Sr Warden Ken Compton Worshipful Master Mark Kenny Junior Warden Phil Leever Jr Deacon Ed Lanham Chaplain Derek Vaneske Sr Steward Fred Wright Secretary Josiah Mendez Tyler
Fort Myers Beach Lodge  362 Free   Ac cepted Masons 17671 Pine Ridge Road Phone   239  466-6363  The Trestle Board April 2...
From the Secretary s Desk 2015Officers Worshipful Master Senior Warden Junior Warden Treasurer Secretary Chaplain R W Senior Deacon Junior Deacon Senior Steward Junior Steward Tyler Ken Compton Joshua Calero Mark Kenny Greg Anderson Fred Wright Ed Lanham Scott Wilder Phil Leever Derek Vaneske Steve Anderson Josiah Mendez 239 564 5539 239 770 4233 239 246 1216 863 797 4264 239 675 6503 239 872 9211 239 898 7816 239 633 0839 913 731 2597 239 322 9082 239 692 1518 Past Masters W Marshall E Wilkins 1966 67UD W Hugh Holligan 1968 RW Louis A Myers 1969 W Raymond A Howerton 1970 W Paul O Hoffman 1971 W Earnest C Brown 1972 W Thomas S Reahard 1973 W William J Nelson 1974 W Douglass M Midgley 1975 W Ronald E Bare 1976 W Ralph E Shaffer 1977 W Elbert E Smith 1978 W Jacob F Woods 1979 W David A Wedig 1980 W Chester A Townsend 1981 W Reginald C Stark 1982 W Peter H Hopwood Jr 1983 W William F Mazur 1984 RW James W Hogg 1985 W Richard D Upham 1986 W James Toby 1987 W Robert J Berczik 1988 Deceased W Robert j Gibbons 1989 W Frank C Modafari 1990 W William F Mazur Jr 1991 W Daniel H Nichols Sr 1992 W James L Michael 1993 W Kurt M Reichenbecher 1994 W Beaufort R Bierce 1995 W E James Toby 1996 W Matthew L Hall 1997 RW Dick Tafel 1998 W Charles Pack 1999 W Donald Smith 2000 W Clyde Curry 2001 W Beaufort R Bierce 2002 W Robert DeVeny 2003 RW Dick Tafel 2004 W Dan Lumley 2005 W Jerry Ralston 2006 RW Bobby Mimmo 2007 2008 R W Ed Lanham 2009 2010 W Bart Howard 2011 W Jim Phillips 2012 W John MacDonald 2013 W Isidro Lopez 2014 Brother Jack Sloss received his 60 year award from the Grand Lodge of Florida he was accompanied with his wife Clara and his son who is an Entered Apprentice Congratulations Brother Jack Our Lodge has two new members by transfer of membership Brothers Paul Mandelaro and David Hudson welcome to your new Lodge Petitions were read for two new candidates Grant Bickford and Steven Lietschuh and will take the usual course Special thanks to all the Brothers that take time out of their busy schedule an attend Lodge it makes the candidates feel good to see the support shown by the visiting Brother Masons A superb job by Senior Warden Josh Calero who gave the questions and answered in a like manner by Garret Melton and Mark Stewart Your Lodge Secretary Fred Wright April Dates to Remember 2nd 2nd 4th 9th 11th 16th 18th 20th 23rd FMB362 Stated Meeting Cape Coral 367 Master Mason Degree Open Books at Cypress 295 Cape Coral 367 DDGM Official Visit Araba Shrine Hillbilly Hoedown FMB362 Stated Meeting Open Books at Punta Gorda 115 Tamiami Trail 262 DDGM Official Visit Cypress 295 DDGM Official Visit
From the Secretary s Desk  2015Officers Worshipful Master  Senior Warden  Junior Warden  Treasurer  Secretary  Chaplain  R...
Congratulations to our new Fellowcraft From the East From the East Greetings Brothers from left to right Brothers Nate Halligan Mark Stewart Garrett Melton and Shane Rae MONTHLY CHARITY FOR FEBRUARY 2015 100 00 BREAST FEST BREST CANCER RESEARCH MEMBERS ARE URGED TO SUPPORT THE MONTHLY CHARITY District 29 Lodges Meeting Days Cape Coral 367 2nd 4th Thursdays 7 30pm Cypress 295 2nd 4th Thursdays 7 00pm Fort Myers Beach 362 1st 3rd Thursdays 7 30pm LaBelle 379 2nd 4th Tuesdays 7 30pm Lehigh Acres 344 2nd 4th Mondays 7 30pm Tamiami Trail 262 1st 3rd Mondays 7 30pm Veritas 396 1st 3rd Tuesdays 7 30pm See www fmb362 com for maps directions to all local lodges I hope all had a good March and as we move into April I wish everyone a Happy Easter We had a great Fellow Craft degree on our March 19th meeting as we passed 4 brothers to their next step Brothers Nathan Shane Mark Garrett we congratulate you on your progress and look forward to you giving you catechism back so we can raise you to Master Masons Josh did a wonderful job in conferring the degree and all the officers kept our high standards of degree work going Also a special thanks to Brothers Tom Richard Mark and Ziggy for stepping in and helping out where we needed to fill in for those who were absent Beau did a great job on the lecture and our night was very successfully performed in front of Right Worshipful Bobby Mimmo on his official visit as DDGM We will continue to have our catechism classes on the off Thursday s during the month and any brother who is interested in learning the lodge officers positions to be able to step into the officers line we welcome you to come the off Thursday s as well for practice and learning I will leave you with a quote from Carl H Claudy The Fellowcraft degree is a glorification of education the gaining of knowledge the study of the Seven Liberal Arts and Sciences and all that they can note Therefore it is wholly logical that the degree should make special reference to the five means by which man has acquired all his knowledge Have a great April brothers and lets strive to learn something new this month Fraternally Ken Compton Worshipful Master
Congratulations to our new Fellowcraft  From the East From the East Greetings Brothers,  . from left to right- Brothers Na...
From the West Greetings from the West and Happy belated St Patrick s Day This is an article I found by a very learned Brother about the Freemasonic connection we all share as travelling men in regards to this minor March holiday we now use as a mirthful excuse to observe intemperance with excessive drinking of green beer I hope you enjoy reading it and perhaps learn a little regarding our proud Masonic history By Midnight Freemason contributor Steven L Harrison 33rd Degree PM FMLR Every school kid learns March 17 is the day we celebrate the life and deeds of Maewyn Succat the second Bishop of Ireland who is better known as Ireland s Patron Saint St Patrick Those same school kids also learn Patrick s great triumph was chasing the snakes out of Ireland It s true there are no snakes in Ireland however that s more likely because there have never been any snakes on the isolated island Captured and taken into slavery as a youth Maewyn a k a Patrick escaped to the European mainland While a slave he had converted from paganism to Christianity and once on the continent he sought refuge at Marmoutier Abbey a French monastery There he accepted his calling which was to convert other pagans to Christianity With that he returned to Ireland and became very successful at making those conversions In a manner of speaking the serpents he figuratively chased from Ireland were the pagan Druids not actual reptiles After a successful ministry Patrick retired to County Down where he died on March 17 461 A D Although never officially canonized by the Catholic Church he is in fact recognized as a saint and today we celebrate the Feast of St Patrick or St Patrick s Day on the anniversary of his death However even in Ireland prior to the late 18th century St Patrick s Day was not that big of a deal The same was true in North America where the churches in Boston with its large Irish population didn t recognize the day until 1737 From the West Continued So what you may ask does this have to do with the Freemasons About twenty years later during the French Indian War a young Masonic Colonel recognized the morale among his troops was low and decided they needed what today we would call some down time It was March at the end of a long brutal winter and many of the troops were Irish It didn t take the Colonel long to figure out the best day to declare a general holiday would be St Patrick s day Several years later that same Freemason now a general in the American Revolution faced a very similar problem Billeted at Morristown New Jersey his troops were discouraged after a long winter of devastating fighting and losses On top of that the preceding winter of 1779 80 was brutally cold That General George Washington again had many Irish troops under his command and once again he saw the opportunity of celebrating St Patrick s Day to boost morale With that Washington issued the order giving his troops their first day off in over two years The General directs that all fatigue and working parties cease for tomorrow the SEVENTEENTH instant a day held in particular regard by the people of Ireland The respite from the ravages of war and winter went over well with the troops some of whom were said to celebrate with a hogshead of rum Washington is credited with establishing the first instances of a secular celebration of St Patrick s day a tradition which caught on and has grown to become a major event today with the hogshead of rum long replaced by freely flowing green beer Are You Proficient Help maintain the infrastructure of your lodge by coming to instruction on the 2nd 4th Thursdays Your Brothers will be at the lodge to help you achieve your goal of becoming proficient Whether you are a newly Initiated Brother or need a refresher course your Brothers are there to help if you are proficient consider coming to help others
From the West Greetings from the West and Happy belated St. Patrick   s Day, This is an article I found by a very learned ...
From the West Greetings from the West and Happy belated St Patrick s Day This is an article I found by a very learned Brother about the Freemasonic connection we all share as travelling men in regards to this minor March holiday we now use as a mirthful excuse to observe intemperance with excessive drinking of green beer I hope you enjoy reading it and perhaps learn a little regarding our proud Masonic history By Midnight Freemason contributor Steven L Harrison 33rd Degree PM FMLR Every school kid learns March 17 is the day we celebrate the life and deeds of Maewyn Succat the second Bishop of Ireland who is better known as Ireland s Patron Saint St Patrick Those same school kids also learn Patrick s great triumph was chasing the snakes out of Ireland It s true there are no snakes in Ireland however that s more likely because there have never been any snakes on the isolated island Captured and taken into slavery as a youth Maewyn a k a Patrick escaped to the European mainland While a slave he had converted from paganism to Christianity and once on the continent he sought refuge at Marmoutier Abbey a French monastery There he accepted his calling which was to convert other pagans to Christianity With that he returned to Ireland and became very successful at making those conversions In a manner of speaking the serpents he figuratively chased from Ireland were the pagan Druids not actual reptiles After a successful ministry Patrick retired to County Down where he died on March 17 461 A D Although never officially canonized by the Catholic Church he is in fact recognized as a saint and today we celebrate the Feast of St Patrick or St Patrick s Day on the anniversary of his death However even in Ireland prior to the late 18th century St Patrick s Day was not that big of a deal The same was true in North America where the churches in Boston with its large Irish population didn t recognize the day until 1737 From the West Continued So what you may ask does this have to do with the Freemasons About twenty years later during the French Indian War a young Masonic Colonel recognized the morale among his troops was low and decided they needed what today we would call some down time It was March at the end of a long brutal winter and many of the troops were Irish It didn t take the Colonel long to figure out the best day to declare a general holiday would be St Patrick s day Several years later that same Freemason now a general in the American Revolution faced a very similar problem Billeted at Morristown New Jersey his troops were discouraged after a long winter of devastating fighting and losses On top of that the preceding winter of 1779 80 was brutally cold That General George Washington again had many Irish troops under his command and once again he saw the opportunity of celebrating St Patrick s Day to boost morale With that Washington issued the order giving his troops their first day off in over two years The General directs that all fatigue and working parties cease for tomorrow the SEVENTEENTH instant a day held in particular regard by the people of Ireland The respite from the ravages of war and winter went over well with the troops some of whom were said to celebrate with a hogshead of rum Washington is credited with establishing the first instances of a secular celebration of St Patrick s day a tradition which caught on and has grown to become a major event today with the hogshead of rum long replaced by freely flowing green beer Are You Proficient Help maintain the infrastructure of your lodge by coming to instruction on the 2nd 4th Thursdays Your Brothers will be at the lodge to help you achieve your goal of becoming proficient Whether you are a newly Initiated Brother or need a refresher course your Brothers are there to help if you are proficient consider coming to help others
From the West Greetings from the West and Happy belated St. Patrick   s Day, This is an article I found by a very learned ...
From the Secretary s Desk 2015Officers Worshipful Master Senior Warden Junior Warden Treasurer Secretary Chaplain R W Senior Deacon Junior Deacon Senior Steward Junior Steward Tyler Ken Compton Joshua Calero Mark Kenny Greg Anderson Fred Wright Ed Lanham Scott Wilder Phil Leever Derek Vaneske Steve Anderson Josiah Mendez 239 564 5539 239 770 4233 239 246 1216 863 797 4264 239 675 6503 239 872 9211 239 898 7816 239 633 0839 913 731 2597 239 322 9082 239 692 1518 Past Masters W Marshall E Wilkins 1966 67UD W Hugh Holligan 1968 RW Louis A Myers 1969 W Raymond A Howerton 1970 W Paul O Hoffman 1971 W Earnest C Brown 1972 W Thomas S Reahard 1973 W William J Nelson 1974 W Douglass M Midgley 1975 W Ronald E Bare 1976 W Ralph E Shaffer 1977 W Elbert E Smith 1978 W Jacob F Woods 1979 W David A Wedig 1980 W Chester A Townsend 1981 W Reginald C Stark 1982 W Peter H Hopwood Jr 1983 W William F Mazur 1984 RW James W Hogg 1985 W Richard D Upham 1986 W James Toby 1987 W Robert J Berczik 1988 Deceased W Robert j Gibbons 1989 W Frank C Modafari 1990 W William F Mazur Jr 1991 W Daniel H Nichols Sr 1992 W James L Michael 1993 W Kurt M Reichenbecher 1994 W Beaufort R Bierce 1995 W E James Toby 1996 W Matthew L Hall 1997 RW Dick Tafel 1998 W Charles Pack 1999 W Donald Smith 2000 W Clyde Curry 2001 W Beaufort R Bierce 2002 W Robert DeVeny 2003 RW Dick Tafel 2004 W Dan Lumley 2005 W Jerry Ralston 2006 RW Bobby Mimmo 2007 2008 R W Ed Lanham 2009 2010 W Bart Howard 2011 W Jim Phillips 2012 W John MacDonald 2013 W Isidro Lopez 2014 Brother Jack Sloss received his 60 year award from the Grand Lodge of Florida he was accompanied with his wife Clara and his son who is an Entered Apprentice Congratulations Brother Jack Our Lodge has two new members by transfer of membership Brothers Paul Mandelaro and David Hudson welcome to your new Lodge Petitions were read for two new candidates Grant Bickford and Steven Lietschuh and will take the usual course Special thanks to all the Brothers that take time out of their busy schedule an attend Lodge it makes the candidates feel good to see the support shown by the visiting Brother Masons A superb job by Senior Warden Josh Calero who gave the questions and answered in a like manner by Garret Melton and Mark Stewart Your Lodge Secretary Fred Wright April Dates to Remember 2nd 2nd 4th 9th 11th 16th 18th 20th 23rd FMB362 Stated Meeting Cape Coral 367 Master Mason Degree Open Books at Cypress 295 Cape Coral 367 DDGM Official Visit Araba Shrine Hillbilly Hoedown FMB362 Stated Meeting Open Books at Punta Gorda 115 Tamiami Trail 262 DDGM Official Visit Cypress 295 DDGM Official Visit
From the Secretary s Desk  2015Officers Worshipful Master  Senior Warden  Junior Warden  Treasurer  Secretary  Chaplain  R...
Congratulations to our new Fellowcraft From the East From the East Greetings Brothers from left to right Brothers Nate Halligan Mark Stewart Garrett Melton and Shane Rae MONTHLY CHARITY FOR FEBRUARY 2015 100 00 BREAST FEST BREST CANCER RESEARCH MEMBERS ARE URGED TO SUPPORT THE MONTHLY CHARITY District 29 Lodges Meeting Days Cape Coral 367 2nd 4th Thursdays 7 30pm Cypress 295 2nd 4th Thursdays 7 00pm Fort Myers Beach 362 1st 3rd Thursdays 7 30pm LaBelle 379 2nd 4th Tuesdays 7 30pm Lehigh Acres 344 2nd 4th Mondays 7 30pm Tamiami Trail 262 1st 3rd Mondays 7 30pm Veritas 396 1st 3rd Tuesdays 7 30pm See www fmb362 com for maps directions to all local lodges I hope all had a good March and as we move into April I wish everyone a Happy Easter We had a great Fellow Craft degree on our March 19th meeting as we passed 4 brothers to their next step Brothers Nathan Shane Mark Garrett we congratulate you on your progress and look forward to you giving you catechism back so we can raise you to Master Masons Josh did a wonderful job in conferring the degree and all the officers kept our high standards of degree work going Also a special thanks to Brothers Tom Richard Mark and Ziggy for stepping in and helping out where we needed to fill in for those who were absent Beau did a great job on the lecture and our night was very successfully performed in front of Right Worshipful Bobby Mimmo on his official visit as DDGM We will continue to have our catechism classes on the off Thursday s during the month and any brother who is interested in learning the lodge officers positions to be able to step into the officers line we welcome you to come the off Thursday s as well for practice and learning I will leave you with a quote from Carl H Claudy The Fellowcraft degree is a glorification of education the gaining of knowledge the study of the Seven Liberal Arts and Sciences and all that they can note Therefore it is wholly logical that the degree should make special reference to the five means by which man has acquired all his knowledge Have a great April brothers and lets strive to learn something new this month Fraternally Ken Compton Worshipful Master
Congratulations to our new Fellowcraft  From the East From the East Greetings Brothers,  . from left to right- Brothers Na...
Fort Myers Beach Lodge 362 Free Ac cepted Masons 17671 Pine Ridge Road Phone 239 466 6363 The Trestle Board April 2015 Email info fmb362 com Fort Myers Beach Masonic Lodge 362 Free Accepted Masons 17671 Pine Ridge Road Fort Myers Beach FL 33931 Chartered April 27 1967 Meets First Third Thursdays 6 30 Refreshment 7 30 Meeting Visitors Welcome Members Expected WWW FMB362 COM 239 466239 466 6363 Brother Je Taylor W Beau Bierce with W Beau s John Deere Tractor at a show at Koreshan State Historic Site Find us online Website www fmb362 com Find us on social networks networks Facebook Instagram Google Be sure to sign up for email updates at our website Left to right Steven Andersen Junior Steward Greg Anderson Treasurer Scott Wilder Sr Deacon Josh Calero Sr Warden Ken Compton Worshipful Master Mark Kenny Junior Warden Phil Leever Jr Deacon Ed Lanham Chaplain Derek Vaneske Sr Steward Fred Wright Secretary Josiah Mendez Tyler
Fort Myers Beach Lodge  362 Free   Ac cepted Masons 17671 Pine Ridge Road Phone   239  466-6363  The Trestle Board April 2...