Fort Myers Beach Lodge 362 Free Ac cepted Masons 17671 Pine Ridge Road Phone 239 466 6363 Website WWW FMB362 COM Email info fmb362 com The Trestle Board December 2014 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 Fort Myers Beach Lodge 362 wishes you and your families a Merry Christmas Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year Visitors Welcome Members Expected WWW FMB362 COM 239 466239 466 6363 Find us online Website www fmb362 com networks Find us on social networks Facebook Instagram Google Be sure to sign up for email updates at our website Left to Right Tyler Phil Leever Treasurer Tom Anderson Marshal W John MacDonald Senior Steward Jeff Taylor Past Master Bart Howard Junior Warden Joshua Calero Worshipful Master Isidro Lopez Senior Warden Ken Compton Past Master Jim Phillips Senior Deacon M J Kenny Secretary Fred Wright Junior Steward Frank Alexander Chaplin R W Ed Lanham Senior Steward Derek Vaneske
Fort Myers Beach Lodge  362 Free   Ac cepted Masons 17671 Pine Ridge Road Phone   239  466-6363 Website  WWW.FMB362.COM Em...
Past Masters Corner Continued 2014Officers Worshipful Master Senior Warden Junior Warden Treasurer Secretary Chaplain R W Senior Deacon Junior Deacon Senior Steward Junior Steward Tyler Isidro Lopez Ken Compton Joshua Calero Greg Anderson Fred Wright Ed Lanham Mark Kenny Jeff Taylor Derek Vaneske 239 462 2101 239 564 5539 239 770 4233 863 797 4264 239 675 6503 239 872 9211 239 246 1216 239 590 9250 913 731 2597 Frank Alexander 239 940 5251 Phil Leever 239 633 0839 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 Setting that aside what does Christmas mean to the Freemason Certainly Freemasonry is not a religion Christian or otherwise It leaves the determination on spiritual matters to each individual Mason so long as he believes in the Almighty Creator But there are certain messages from the story of Christmas that are applicable to all Masons not just those who celebrate a certain birth on December 25th Many Christians feel God gave his greatest gift to mankind and that Gift s birth is marked on Christmas Day And the spirit of giving is also outlined in our Masonic ceremonies The new Entered Apprentice is reminded in the northeast corner of charity and to practice it whenever possible There s the monetary charity of that portion of our ceremony And there s another kind The one referred to in the Charge in the same degree which admonishes to relieve his necessities soothe his afflictions and do to him as you would that he under similar circumstances should do until you In other words the Golden Rule from the Sermon on the Mount Christmas is a time of faith for our Christian brethren But all Masons are reminded in the different degrees of the principle of faith In the explanation of the First Degree Tracing Board we hear How ready and willing ought we to be to adore the Almighty Creator Therefore let this time of year serve as a reminder to all Masons to practice their faith whatever it may be Faith and Charity are names of principal staves or rounds on the Ladder you see every meeting on that Tracing Board But there is another round and that is Hope in Salvation While Salvation has a particular connotation to those who believe in the story of the virgin birth the concept of some kind of reward for following Masonic principles during our lives winds its way through the various degrees as those of you familiar with the working tools explanations of the Second and Third Degrees well know So let this season of the year remind all Masons no matter what their religious beliefs to follow those universal tenets of the Craft faith hope and charity Doing so should bring satisfaction to you at Christmas time Jim Bennie PDDGM Southern Cross No 44 Vancouver B C
Past Masters Corner Continued  2014Officers Worshipful Master  Senior Warden  Junior Warden  Treasurer  Secretary  Chaplai...
From the Secretary Unfortunately we will be losing 5 members of FMb362 due to non payment of dues On a brighter note the Thanksgiving meal prepared by S D Mark Kenny at our last meeting was absolutely the best ever We had 61 Brothers attend this meeting representing 18 lodges as far away as Europe and Canada 2014 was a great year for us Photo Secretary Fred Wright Presenting Bro Tom Pitovich with a 55 year membership award Congratulations to Brother Harry Crossland on his victory at the annual Chili Cook Off Harry has kept the traveling trophy safely with in the friendly confines of Fort Myers Beach Lodge for another year and we thank him for that Harry had some stiff competition though and everyone created a delicious chili to be judged Most importantly the event raised 300 to support the first lady s charity Photo Story Credit W Jeff Zimmerman Cape Coral 367 December Dates to Remember 12 3 Masters Wardens Lehigh Acres 344 7 30PM 12 4 FMB362 Meeting ELECTIONS 6 30 Meal 7 30 Meeting 12 6 Zone 8 School of Instruction Open Books Punta Gorda 115 9 00AM to Noon Commandery Round Table Araba Red Fez lounge 6PM 12 13 District 29 School of Instruction Open Books Cypress 295 9AM to Noon 12 18 FMB362 Stated Meeting 6 30 Meal 7 30 Meeting 12 20 Master Mason Degree Cape Coral 367 8AM From the East Greetings from the East I learned a lot as Master this year It was joyful funny triumphant and rewarding I learned that we are all of us flawed human beings As master I had many tough decisions to make Some I might have done differently upon reflection but I learned from all of them I learned too that each one of us has that one something that drives someone else crazy But like a family we see past our faults to the potential and goodness inside And the best of us patiently overlook the crazy and gently try to cultivate our brother s better nature out into the outside world and that is the true meaning of brotherhood Our paths might cross and we may agree or disagree but we will never stop being brothers At the end of the day I have no regrets it was a good year I believe Ft Myers Beach Lodge has a great future ahead starting with a line up of talented and enthusiastic officers with some innovative ideas Many times we dwell on the past but ask yourselves Where can Ft Myers Beach Lodge go from here Keep doing what we have been doing Surely we can but we also need to try new ideas Remember if you do the same things over and over you will get the same results which sometimes is not a bad thing but we need to look ahead to some innovative ideas and try new things and have fun in the process If you love your lodge being Master is a challenging and rewarding job I believe that I belong to the greatest lodge in the world It is the greatest lodge not because of our building or furnishings but for the quality of men that labor here month after month It is for the powerful experiences we confer upon each candidate as we bring them into a new light with each degree It is for the renewed energy that is felt in our lodge each time a new Master Mason is raised It is you each and every one of you that makes this lodge not just good but the best It is to the members of our lodge that I thank most of all for honoring me with the privilege of serving you as your Worshipful Master Thank you and may God bless you and God bless Ft Myers Beach Lodge No 362 Fraternally yours Isidro Izzy Lopez Worshipful Master
From the Secretary Unfortunately we will be losing 5 members of FMb362 due to non payment of dues. On a brighter note, the...
Galloway Family Fun Day Child ID Past Masters Corner Seasons Greetings Brethren I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving I have had a busy summer and fall I was fortunate enough to be able to attend and take part in my son John Jr s degree at York Lodge 266 in York PA I was there for both his Entered Apprentice Degree and raised him for his Masters The brothers at the York Lodge treated me like one of their own exemplifying the spirit of masonry that no matter where you go you always have a Brother W John MacDonald Junior Past Master On the subject of Christmas I found a short message you may like Freemasonry and Christmas The observance of Christmas doesn t seem to bring satisfaction to some people On one hand many say it s too religious and thus don t want Christmas trees in public buildings and nativity scenes within a shepherd s crook length of government lawns On the other hand many say it s not religious enough it s too commercial They ve been saying it for years it s the central theme behind the charming animated cartoon A Charlie Brown Christmas which was made some 40 years ago Continued
Galloway Family Fun Day Child ID  Past Masters Corner Seasons Greetings Brethren, I hope all of you had a great Thanksgivi...
From the Secretary Unfortunately we will be losing 5 members of FMb362 due to non payment of dues On a brighter note the Thanksgiving meal prepared by S D Mark Kenny at our last meeting was absolutely the best ever We had 61 Brothers attend this meeting representing 18 lodges as far away as Europe and Canada 2014 was a great year for us Photo Secretary Fred Wright Presenting Bro Tom Pitovich with a 55 year membership award Congratulations to Brother Harry Crossland on his victory at the annual Chili Cook Off Harry has kept the traveling trophy safely with in the friendly confines of Fort Myers Beach Lodge for another year and we thank him for that Harry had some stiff competition though and everyone created a delicious chili to be judged Most importantly the event raised 300 to support the first lady s charity Photo Story Credit W Jeff Zimmerman Cape Coral 367 December Dates to Remember 12 3 Masters Wardens Lehigh Acres 344 7 30PM 12 4 FMB362 Meeting ELECTIONS 6 30 Meal 7 30 Meeting 12 6 Zone 8 School of Instruction Open Books Punta Gorda 115 9 00AM to Noon Commandery Round Table Araba Red Fez lounge 6PM 12 13 District 29 School of Instruction Open Books Cypress 295 9AM to Noon 12 18 FMB362 Stated Meeting 6 30 Meal 7 30 Meeting 12 20 Master Mason Degree Cape Coral 367 8AM From the East Greetings from the East I learned a lot as Master this year It was joyful funny triumphant and rewarding I learned that we are all of us flawed human beings As master I had many tough decisions to make Some I might have done differently upon reflection but I learned from all of them I learned too that each one of us has that one something that drives someone else crazy But like a family we see past our faults to the potential and goodness inside And the best of us patiently overlook the crazy and gently try to cultivate our brother s better nature out into the outside world and that is the true meaning of brotherhood Our paths might cross and we may agree or disagree but we will never stop being brothers At the end of the day I have no regrets it was a good year I believe Ft Myers Beach Lodge has a great future ahead starting with a line up of talented and enthusiastic officers with some innovative ideas Many times we dwell on the past but ask yourselves Where can Ft Myers Beach Lodge go from here Keep doing what we have been doing Surely we can but we also need to try new ideas Remember if you do the same things over and over you will get the same results which sometimes is not a bad thing but we need to look ahead to some innovative ideas and try new things and have fun in the process If you love your lodge being Master is a challenging and rewarding job I believe that I belong to the greatest lodge in the world It is the greatest lodge not because of our building or furnishings but for the quality of men that labor here month after month It is for the powerful experiences we confer upon each candidate as we bring them into a new light with each degree It is for the renewed energy that is felt in our lodge each time a new Master Mason is raised It is you each and every one of you that makes this lodge not just good but the best It is to the members of our lodge that I thank most of all for honoring me with the privilege of serving you as your Worshipful Master Thank you and may God bless you and God bless Ft Myers Beach Lodge No 362 Fraternally yours Isidro Izzy Lopez Worshipful Master
From the Secretary Unfortunately we will be losing 5 members of FMb362 due to non payment of dues. On a brighter note, the...
Galloway Family Fun Day Child ID Past Masters Corner Seasons Greetings Brethren I hope all of you had a great Thanksgiving I have had a busy summer and fall I was fortunate enough to be able to attend and take part in my son John Jr s degree at York Lodge 266 in York PA I was there for both his Entered Apprentice Degree and raised him for his Masters The brothers at the York Lodge treated me like one of their own exemplifying the spirit of masonry that no matter where you go you always have a Brother W John MacDonald Junior Past Master On the subject of Christmas I found a short message you may like Freemasonry and Christmas The observance of Christmas doesn t seem to bring satisfaction to some people On one hand many say it s too religious and thus don t want Christmas trees in public buildings and nativity scenes within a shepherd s crook length of government lawns On the other hand many say it s not religious enough it s too commercial They ve been saying it for years it s the central theme behind the charming animated cartoon A Charlie Brown Christmas which was made some 40 years ago Continued
Galloway Family Fun Day Child ID  Past Masters Corner Seasons Greetings Brethren, I hope all of you had a great Thanksgivi...
Past Masters Corner Continued 2014Officers Worshipful Master Senior Warden Junior Warden Treasurer Secretary Chaplain R W Senior Deacon Junior Deacon Senior Steward Junior Steward Tyler Isidro Lopez Ken Compton Joshua Calero Greg Anderson Fred Wright Ed Lanham Mark Kenny Jeff Taylor Derek Vaneske 239 462 2101 239 564 5539 239 770 4233 863 797 4264 239 675 6503 239 872 9211 239 246 1216 239 590 9250 913 731 2597 Frank Alexander 239 940 5251 Phil Leever 239 633 0839 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 Setting that aside what does Christmas mean to the Freemason Certainly Freemasonry is not a religion Christian or otherwise It leaves the determination on spiritual matters to each individual Mason so long as he believes in the Almighty Creator But there are certain messages from the story of Christmas that are applicable to all Masons not just those who celebrate a certain birth on December 25th Many Christians feel God gave his greatest gift to mankind and that Gift s birth is marked on Christmas Day And the spirit of giving is also outlined in our Masonic ceremonies The new Entered Apprentice is reminded in the northeast corner of charity and to practice it whenever possible There s the monetary charity of that portion of our ceremony And there s another kind The one referred to in the Charge in the same degree which admonishes to relieve his necessities soothe his afflictions and do to him as you would that he under similar circumstances should do until you In other words the Golden Rule from the Sermon on the Mount Christmas is a time of faith for our Christian brethren But all Masons are reminded in the different degrees of the principle of faith In the explanation of the First Degree Tracing Board we hear How ready and willing ought we to be to adore the Almighty Creator Therefore let this time of year serve as a reminder to all Masons to practice their faith whatever it may be Faith and Charity are names of principal staves or rounds on the Ladder you see every meeting on that Tracing Board But there is another round and that is Hope in Salvation While Salvation has a particular connotation to those who believe in the story of the virgin birth the concept of some kind of reward for following Masonic principles during our lives winds its way through the various degrees as those of you familiar with the working tools explanations of the Second and Third Degrees well know So let this season of the year remind all Masons no matter what their religious beliefs to follow those universal tenets of the Craft faith hope and charity Doing so should bring satisfaction to you at Christmas time Jim Bennie PDDGM Southern Cross No 44 Vancouver B C
Past Masters Corner Continued  2014Officers Worshipful Master  Senior Warden  Junior Warden  Treasurer  Secretary  Chaplai...
Fort Myers Beach Lodge 362 Free Ac cepted Masons 17671 Pine Ridge Road Phone 239 466 6363 Website WWW FMB362 COM Email info fmb362 com The Trestle Board December 2014 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 Fort Myers Beach Lodge 362 wishes you and your families a Merry Christmas Happy Holidays and a Happy New Year Visitors Welcome Members Expected WWW FMB362 COM 239 466239 466 6363 Find us online Website www fmb362 com networks Find us on social networks Facebook Instagram Google Be sure to sign up for email updates at our website Left to Right Tyler Phil Leever Treasurer Tom Anderson Marshal W John MacDonald Senior Steward Jeff Taylor Past Master Bart Howard Junior Warden Joshua Calero Worshipful Master Isidro Lopez Senior Warden Ken Compton Past Master Jim Phillips Senior Deacon M J Kenny Secretary Fred Wright Junior Steward Frank Alexander Chaplin R W Ed Lanham Senior Steward Derek Vaneske
Fort Myers Beach Lodge  362 Free   Ac cepted Masons 17671 Pine Ridge Road Phone   239  466-6363 Website  WWW.FMB362.COM Em...