Fort Myers Beach Masonic Lodge #362 Monthly Newsletter

Fort Myers Beach Lodge #362 Free & Ac cepted Masons 17671 Pine Ridge Road Phone: (239) 466-6363 The Trestle Board September 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 There are no strangers in Freemasonry, Only brothers you've yet to meet. 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 Septemb...
THE LEVEL AND THE SQUARE 2015Officers Worshipful Master: Senior Warden: Junior Warden: Treasurer: Secretary: Chaplain: R.W:. Senior Deacon: Junior Deacon: Senior Steward: Junior Steward: Tyler: by Rob Morris written in August 1854, Fifteen Musical compositions have been set to it, and either as song or declamation it has gone the rounds of the Masonic world. 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 We meet upon the level and we part upon the square These words have precious meaning and are practiced everywhere Come let us contemplate them, they are worthy of a thought From the ancient times of Masonry these symbols have been taught We meet upon the level, every country, sect and creed The rich man from his mansion, the poor man from the field For wealth is not considered within our outer door And we all meet on the level upon the checkered floor. We act upon the Plumb the Junior Warden states We walk upright throughout our lives, we seek the pearly gates The All-seeing Eye that reads our hearts doth bear us witness true That we shall try to honor God and give each man his due We part upon the square as all good Masons do We mingle with the multitude a faithful band and true So the brotherhood of Masonry from every corner come To meet upon the level and act upon the plumb. There's a world where all are equal we're coming to it fast We shall meet upon the level there when the days on earth are past We shall stand before the altar and our Master will be there To try the blocks we offer with his own unerring square We shall meet upon the level there but never thence depart There's a Mansion---‘tis all ready for each trusting, faithful heart There's a Mansion and a welcome and a multitude is thereWho have met upon the level and been tried upon the square. Let us meet upon the level then while these earthly ties we share And just hope we're there to answer when the roll is called up there As we travel through our lifespan time aids us prepare To gather up our working tools and part upon the square So remember all our teachings, that bright fraternal chain We part upon the square below to meet in heaven again These words have precious meaning and are practiced everywhere We meet upon the level and we part upon the square.
THE LEVEL AND THE SQUARE  2015Officers Worshipful Master  Senior Warden  Junior Warden  Treasurer  Secretary  Chaplain  R....
From the East Greetings Brothers, August was another successful month here at the lodge. We held our Master Mason I,II,III class thanks to Worshipful John MacDonald. Step up night went very well as S.W. Josh Calero and all the officers made it look like they've been in those positions all along. R.W:. Ed Lanham, Kristopher Weber, Shane Edward Rea and Fred Wright traveled to Jupiter Light Lodge in Jupiter, Fl where Kristopher's father received the Entered Apprentice Degree. 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 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. September will be another working month as our meeting on September 3 will be our official visit from the District Deputy Grand Master R.W:. Allan Goldstein. Our meeting on September 17th we will have a Master Mason degree to raise Darin Brown and Brent Stivers. I plan on having a practice on September 10 and will have an officers meeting on September 24. Let's have good turnouts for the meetings this month to support the lodge in front on the DDGM and show our support for our two brothers as we raise them. Have a safe and wonderful September brothers. Ken Compton - W.M. Important September Dates 3rd - FMB362 - Stated Meeting - DDGM Official visit 10th - FMB362 - Degree practice 14th - Noah Lodge, Entered Apprentice Degree 15th - Tropical Lodge, Fellow Craft Degree 17th - FMB362 - Master Mason Degree 19th - Zone 8 School of Instruction/Open Books, Punta Gorda, 9:00 am - Noon 21st - Punta Gorda - Entered Apprentice Degree 24th - FMB362 - Officers Meeting 26th - Scottish Rite, Fall Reunion, 1st day
From the East Greetings Brothers, August was another successful month here at the lodge. We held our Master Mason I,II,III...
From the West From the Secretary's Desk Greetings from the West… Masonic etiquette is essential to maintaining Harmony within any Masonic Lodge. This Harmony is what preserves Friendship, Morality, and Brotherly Love within the Fraternity. As a new Entered Apprentice or Fellowcraft Mason, it is necessary to observe your new Brethren around you in order to pick up on clues or indications regarding how to best emulate this all important etiquette while within the Lodge. This way, when you do become a Master Mason and begin attending meetings or communications, you can better fit in with the Craft, and therefore help sustain the Lodge’s Harmony. Remember that Masonry is all about best working and best agreeing with one another. Though religious in nature, but not to be mistaken as a religion by any means, the Fraternity does indeed preserve many traditional codes of conduct, which may at times be easy to inadvertently butcher, especially for our new members. It is one of the Master Mason’s duties to keep them informed to avoid stepping on any toes. Here is a great quote from R. W. Henry G. Meacham, Grand Lecturer, Grand Lodge of New York, on the topic of Masonic Etiquette: “There is a certain grave beauty in the practice of Masonic etiquette. The Masonic life as it is lived out in our assemblies is a conscious work of art, with each and every part coordinated to every other, and instinct with the feeling of the whole; if a man enters into that system without preparation or forethought, and trusting only his instincts, his manner will strike an awkward note, like a discord jangling across a strain of music; but if he has trained himself in his part and caught the spirit of the whole, the genius of Freemasonry will shine through his actions, will express itself through ritual, symbol, law, philosophy, fellowship and daily deed. To have one’s self thus become a part of a great and living whole is a kind of satisfying pleasure nothing else can give, a participation in the very life of beauty, appreciated as much by the beholders as by the actor. This ability to confer pleasure upon one’s fellows when gathered in communication or in ceremony is not the least of etiquette’s rewards.” With this in mind my Brethren, let us all strive for this “grave beauty in the practice of Masonic etiquette.” Let us stay informed in the customs of our time-honored Fraternity and pass it down to our new Brothers. This is especially important for these new Brothers, (and FMB362 always and gratefully has a plethora of new Brothers!) whose journeys are just beginning, and who will someday become the successors of our Lodge. Always feel free to ask a well-instructed Brother how to assimilate yourself better into the Harmony of the Lodge, which is the strength of all societies. It will make you look better, and us as a Lodge, look better as well. If you have any questions on what exactly this Masonic etiquette is about, reach out to your crafty Senior Warden, ask our wise Worshipful Master, or knock on the door of our mostly-sane Secretary, who can provide you with ample booklets on this proper decorum that I speak of. It is not in code like your catechisms, so please read them at your leisure! You will get the hang of it in no time. Joshua Calero - S.W. We have a few Brothers that have not paid their 2015 dues, my Brothers, it is getting late in year and the suspension date is 12/27/2015. Please don't allow this to happen “NPD” is not a good thing. Call me if there is a problem 239-675-6503. Past Master Jerry Ralston received a jolt of 440 volts working with a power supply, he stated his heart was stopped for three minutes, he is fine as we talked- just little shocked.. My Brothers as you will see in the information accompanying the Trestleboard, at the last Grand Lodge of Florida Communication the per capita fee was increased $20.00. Our dues were $60.00, they will now be $80.00 mandatory plus the building fund of $20.00, the Let Your Pennies Make Good Cents at $7.30 ($.02 a day) the total including donations will be $107.30. Thursday September 3rd will be the official visit of District Deputy Grand Master Alan R. Goldstein who is also a member of Fort Myers Beach Lodge. Please come to the meeting show support for the DDGM and your Lodge. The following stated communication will be a Master Mason Degree. Support your Lodge it is only Twice a month, looking forward to seeing you all! Fred Wright - Secretary
From the West  From the Secretary s Desk  Greetings from the West    Masonic etiquette is essential to maintaining Harmony...
From the West From the Secretary's Desk Greetings from the West… Masonic etiquette is essential to maintaining Harmony within any Masonic Lodge. This Harmony is what preserves Friendship, Morality, and Brotherly Love within the Fraternity. As a new Entered Apprentice or Fellowcraft Mason, it is necessary to observe your new Brethren around you in order to pick up on clues or indications regarding how to best emulate this all important etiquette while within the Lodge. This way, when you do become a Master Mason and begin attending meetings or communications, you can better fit in with the Craft, and therefore help sustain the Lodge’s Harmony. Remember that Masonry is all about best working and best agreeing with one another. Though religious in nature, but not to be mistaken as a religion by any means, the Fraternity does indeed preserve many traditional codes of conduct, which may at times be easy to inadvertently butcher, especially for our new members. It is one of the Master Mason’s duties to keep them informed to avoid stepping on any toes. Here is a great quote from R. W. Henry G. Meacham, Grand Lecturer, Grand Lodge of New York, on the topic of Masonic Etiquette: “There is a certain grave beauty in the practice of Masonic etiquette. The Masonic life as it is lived out in our assemblies is a conscious work of art, with each and every part coordinated to every other, and instinct with the feeling of the whole; if a man enters into that system without preparation or forethought, and trusting only his instincts, his manner will strike an awkward note, like a discord jangling across a strain of music; but if he has trained himself in his part and caught the spirit of the whole, the genius of Freemasonry will shine through his actions, will express itself through ritual, symbol, law, philosophy, fellowship and daily deed. To have one’s self thus become a part of a great and living whole is a kind of satisfying pleasure nothing else can give, a participation in the very life of beauty, appreciated as much by the beholders as by the actor. This ability to confer pleasure upon one’s fellows when gathered in communication or in ceremony is not the least of etiquette’s rewards.” With this in mind my Brethren, let us all strive for this “grave beauty in the practice of Masonic etiquette.” Let us stay informed in the customs of our time-honored Fraternity and pass it down to our new Brothers. This is especially important for these new Brothers, (and FMB362 always and gratefully has a plethora of new Brothers!) whose journeys are just beginning, and who will someday become the successors of our Lodge. Always feel free to ask a well-instructed Brother how to assimilate yourself better into the Harmony of the Lodge, which is the strength of all societies. It will make you look better, and us as a Lodge, look better as well. If you have any questions on what exactly this Masonic etiquette is about, reach out to your crafty Senior Warden, ask our wise Worshipful Master, or knock on the door of our mostly-sane Secretary, who can provide you with ample booklets on this proper decorum that I speak of. It is not in code like your catechisms, so please read them at your leisure! You will get the hang of it in no time. Joshua Calero - S.W. We have a few Brothers that have not paid their 2015 dues, my Brothers, it is getting late in year and the suspension date is 12/27/2015. Please don't allow this to happen “NPD” is not a good thing. Call me if there is a problem 239-675-6503. Past Master Jerry Ralston received a jolt of 440 volts working with a power supply, he stated his heart was stopped for three minutes, he is fine as we talked- just little shocked.. My Brothers as you will see in the information accompanying the Trestleboard, at the last Grand Lodge of Florida Communication the per capita fee was increased $20.00. Our dues were $60.00, they will now be $80.00 mandatory plus the building fund of $20.00, the Let Your Pennies Make Good Cents at $7.30 ($.02 a day) the total including donations will be $107.30. Thursday September 3rd will be the official visit of District Deputy Grand Master Alan R. Goldstein who is also a member of Fort Myers Beach Lodge. Please come to the meeting show support for the DDGM and your Lodge. The following stated communication will be a Master Mason Degree. Support your Lodge it is only Twice a month, looking forward to seeing you all! Fred Wright - Secretary
From the West  From the Secretary s Desk  Greetings from the West    Masonic etiquette is essential to maintaining Harmony...
From the East Greetings Brothers, August was another successful month here at the lodge. We held our Master Mason I,II,III class thanks to Worshipful John MacDonald. Step up night went very well as S.W. Josh Calero and all the officers made it look like they've been in those positions all along. R.W:. Ed Lanham, Kristopher Weber, Shane Edward Rea and Fred Wright traveled to Jupiter Light Lodge in Jupiter, Fl where Kristopher's father received the Entered Apprentice Degree. 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 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. September will be another working month as our meeting on September 3 will be our official visit from the District Deputy Grand Master R.W:. Allan Goldstein. Our meeting on September 17th we will have a Master Mason degree to raise Darin Brown and Brent Stivers. I plan on having a practice on September 10 and will have an officers meeting on September 24. Let's have good turnouts for the meetings this month to support the lodge in front on the DDGM and show our support for our two brothers as we raise them. Have a safe and wonderful September brothers. Ken Compton - W.M. Important September Dates 3rd - FMB362 - Stated Meeting - DDGM Official visit 10th - FMB362 - Degree practice 14th - Noah Lodge, Entered Apprentice Degree 15th - Tropical Lodge, Fellow Craft Degree 17th - FMB362 - Master Mason Degree 19th - Zone 8 School of Instruction/Open Books, Punta Gorda, 9:00 am - Noon 21st - Punta Gorda - Entered Apprentice Degree 24th - FMB362 - Officers Meeting 26th - Scottish Rite, Fall Reunion, 1st day
From the East Greetings Brothers, August was another successful month here at the lodge. We held our Master Mason I,II,III...
THE LEVEL AND THE SQUARE 2015Officers Worshipful Master: Senior Warden: Junior Warden: Treasurer: Secretary: Chaplain: R.W:. Senior Deacon: Junior Deacon: Senior Steward: Junior Steward: Tyler: by Rob Morris written in August 1854, Fifteen Musical compositions have been set to it, and either as song or declamation it has gone the rounds of the Masonic world. 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 We meet upon the level and we part upon the square These words have precious meaning and are practiced everywhere Come let us contemplate them, they are worthy of a thought From the ancient times of Masonry these symbols have been taught We meet upon the level, every country, sect and creed The rich man from his mansion, the poor man from the field For wealth is not considered within our outer door And we all meet on the level upon the checkered floor. We act upon the Plumb the Junior Warden states We walk upright throughout our lives, we seek the pearly gates The All-seeing Eye that reads our hearts doth bear us witness true That we shall try to honor God and give each man his due We part upon the square as all good Masons do We mingle with the multitude a faithful band and true So the brotherhood of Masonry from every corner come To meet upon the level and act upon the plumb. There's a world where all are equal we're coming to it fast We shall meet upon the level there when the days on earth are past We shall stand before the altar and our Master will be there To try the blocks we offer with his own unerring square We shall meet upon the level there but never thence depart There's a Mansion---‘tis all ready for each trusting, faithful heart There's a Mansion and a welcome and a multitude is thereWho have met upon the level and been tried upon the square. Let us meet upon the level then while these earthly ties we share And just hope we're there to answer when the roll is called up there As we travel through our lifespan time aids us prepare To gather up our working tools and part upon the square So remember all our teachings, that bright fraternal chain We part upon the square below to meet in heaven again These words have precious meaning and are practiced everywhere We meet upon the level and we part upon the square.
THE LEVEL AND THE SQUARE  2015Officers Worshipful Master  Senior Warden  Junior Warden  Treasurer  Secretary  Chaplain  R....
Fort Myers Beach Lodge #362 Free & Ac cepted Masons 17671 Pine Ridge Road Phone: (239) 466-6363 The Trestle Board September 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 There are no strangers in Freemasonry, Only brothers you've yet to meet. 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 Septemb...