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 Jeff 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 Jeff 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...