Fort Myers Beach Lodge 362 Free Ac cepted Masons 17671 Pine Ridge Road Phone 239 466 6363 The Trestle Board June 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 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 June 20...
Saint John the Baptist Day June 24th 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 Two celebrations common in American Freemasonry are the Feast of St John the Baptist and the Festival of St John the Evangelist The Feast of St John the Baptist is celebrated on June 24th Midsummer s Day which happens just after the Summer Solstice while the Festival of St John the Evangelist occurs on December 27th a few days after the Winter Solstice The Patron Saints of Freemasonry Every Freemason is knows that immortal phrase Erected to God and dedicated to the Holy Saints John Every American Blue Lodge is thus dedicated From before the creation and dedication of the Grand Lodge of England in 1717 makes frequent reference to the Lodge of the Saints John at Jerusalem Operative Masons are referred to both in Masonic documents and elsewhere as St John s Masons or St John s men and Lodges of St Johns Masonry existed in Italy France and Spain during the Middle Ages and Renaissance Stonemason Lodges in England and Scotland from the time of the Crusades had one or both Saints John as their Patron Saints In Duncan s Masonic Ritual and Monitor of Freemasonry by Malcolm C Duncan 1886 the two Saints John are referenced as being two perpendicular parallel lines and elsewhere in Masonic texts as perfect parallels in Masonry as well as in Christianity While it would seem to make more sense that St Thomas the patron saint of architects and builders would be a better fit and a simpler choice to be the sole Patron Saint of Freemasonry although the fraternity lodges and guilds chose both Saints John instead And for and extraordinary reasons rather than a simple pedestrian and uninspiring one Christianity has long held that John the Baptist was a zealous man while John the Evangelist was an intellectual By linking these two men symbolically as parallels Freemasonry positions each Mason as being balanced between the fervency of passion the tranquility of intellect It being necessary to have both passion logic to accomplish great and inspired works The celebrations of the Saints John are held near the two solstices the Feast of St John the Baptist occurs during the Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere the Festival of St John the Evangelist occurs during the Winter Solstice In the operative days of Masonry the Feast of St John the Baptist was always celebrated in Europe by the Masonic Lodges John the Baptist being the patron saint of these Lodges was a figure to be revered As Freemasonry spread across the oceans and the fraternity became more speculative than operative the feasts continued to be celebrated around the globe In America for instance George Washington Benjamin Franklin and other founding fathers took time every year to attend the festivals put on by their respective Lodges And in England the Grand Lodge of England the Mother Lodge was created on June 24th 1717 St John the Baptist s Day In many Lodges in virtually every jurisdiction there continue to be feasts held on this day
Saint John  the Baptist  Day , June 24th  2015Officers Worshipful Master  Senior Warden  Junior Warden  Treasurer  Secreta...
From the Secretary s Desk Greetings Saturday May 23 we were privileged to raise to the sublime degree of Master Mason five new members Mark Stewart Shane Rea Nathan Halligan Garrett Melton and Kit Weber Congratulations on this accomplishment note the average of the Brothers is 22 years of age Past Master John Mac Donald will be conducting a Master Mason Class on August 1st start time to be announced there are 13 signed up so far We have a new petition received from Yusel Cardentey from Naples There are several that have not paid the 2015 dues Please help us with the dues Remember if you need relief call the Secretary 239 466 6363 Fred Wright Five newly raised Master Masons from the May 23rd Master Mason Degree From left to right Garrett Melton Kit Weber Nathan Halligan Shane Rae and Mark Stewart From the East Greetings My Brothers as we head into June The year is moving right along May saw us raise 5 brothers from our lodge and 1 brother from Veritas Lodge to Master Mason We performed the degree on May 23rd and I would like to thank all who participated and attended for a job well done To our newly raised brothers Nathan Halligan Garrett Melton Shane Rae Mark Stewart and Kit Weber your journey just begins now There are many things to get involved in and lots of things to learn along the way It is hoped that you will continue to improve yourselves in Masonry and keep our lodge growing and flourishing Also In May was our annual Grand Lodge communication We welcome our new Grand Master Steven Boring and look forward to his year as Most Worshipful While at Grand Lodge the craft voted on many pieces of legislation and saw many different presentations and we will be seeing a new Grand Lodge website and a new system to keep our membership records up which will include a more permanent dues card and today s technology to be able to update and keep current I will go over more of the happenings during our lodge meetings Something I thought was really impressive was a brother presented his Gold card and he was also presented with his Brown card This brother has only been a Mater Mason since August of 2014 and he has pretty much mastered everything in our red and blue books This is something for our newly raised brothers to try and strive to achieve My brothers June should be another good month as we have some brothers who are close to giving back the EA proficiency and have some new candidates that we will be getting initiated we will get the dates out as soon as we can As I close I will leave you with this from Stanley F Maxwell found in the Masonic Service Associations booklet Trestle Board Tidbits As we continue to improve ourselves in Masonry we are indeed Improving life We know from history that without ideals to guide us the garden of a man s life will not grow into a place of beauty Let s have a great June brothers Fraternally Ken Compton Worshipful Master
From the Secretary s Desk Greetings  Saturday May 23, we were privileged to raise to the sublime degree of Master Mason fi...
From the West From the West Continued Greetings From the West Here is very brief outline of an important Brother we should all be acquainted with as educated Masons Born in Bombay India in 1865 Bro Rudyard Kipling was made a Mason in the Lodge of Hope and Perseverance in Lahore Pakistan during British occupation He would later become affiliated with quite a few other Lodges throughout the region and also in England Known for writing stories such as The Man Who Would Be King Kim and The Jungle Books Kipling was also a talented poet and promoter of spreading Freemasonry He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Literature in 1907 for his literary achievements Here is one of his most well known and proudly Masonic poems called Banquet Night ONCE in so often King Solomon said Watching his quarrymen drill the stone We will club our garlic and wine and bread And banquet together beneath my Throne And all the Brethren shall come to that mess As Fellow Craftsmen no more and no less Send a swift shallop to Hiram of Tyre Felling and floating our beautiful trees Say that the Brethren and I desire Talk with our Brethren who use the seas And we shall be happy to meet them at mess As Fellow Craftsmen no more and no less Carry this message to Hiram AbifExcellent master of forge and mine I and the Brethren would like it if He and the Brethren will come to dine Garments from Bozrah or morning dress As Fellow Craftsmen no more and no less Continued God gave the Hyssop and Cedar their placeAlso the Bramble the Fig and the ThornBut that is no reason to black a man s face Because he is not what he hasn t been born And as touching the Temple I hold and profess We are Fellow Craftsmen no more and no less So it was ordered and so it was done And the hewers of wood and the Masons of Mark With foc sle hands of Sidon run And Navy Lords from the Royal Ark Came and sat down and were merry at mess As Fellow Craftsmen no more and no less The Quarries are hotter than Hiram s forge No one is safe from the dog whip s reach It s mostly snowing up Lebanon gorge And it s always blowing off Joppa beach But once in so often the messenger brings Solomon s mandate Forget these things Brother to Beggars and Fellow to Kings Companion of Princes forget these things Fellow Craftsmen forget these things
From the West  From the West Continued  Greetings From the West, Here is very brief outline of an important Brother we sho...
From the West From the West Continued Greetings From the West Here is very brief outline of an important Brother we should all be acquainted with as educated Masons Born in Bombay India in 1865 Bro Rudyard Kipling was made a Mason in the Lodge of Hope and Perseverance in Lahore Pakistan during British occupation He would later become affiliated with quite a few other Lodges throughout the region and also in England Known for writing stories such as The Man Who Would Be King Kim and The Jungle Books Kipling was also a talented poet and promoter of spreading Freemasonry He was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in Literature in 1907 for his literary achievements Here is one of his most well known and proudly Masonic poems called Banquet Night ONCE in so often King Solomon said Watching his quarrymen drill the stone We will club our garlic and wine and bread And banquet together beneath my Throne And all the Brethren shall come to that mess As Fellow Craftsmen no more and no less Send a swift shallop to Hiram of Tyre Felling and floating our beautiful trees Say that the Brethren and I desire Talk with our Brethren who use the seas And we shall be happy to meet them at mess As Fellow Craftsmen no more and no less Carry this message to Hiram AbifExcellent master of forge and mine I and the Brethren would like it if He and the Brethren will come to dine Garments from Bozrah or morning dress As Fellow Craftsmen no more and no less Continued God gave the Hyssop and Cedar their placeAlso the Bramble the Fig and the ThornBut that is no reason to black a man s face Because he is not what he hasn t been born And as touching the Temple I hold and profess We are Fellow Craftsmen no more and no less So it was ordered and so it was done And the hewers of wood and the Masons of Mark With foc sle hands of Sidon run And Navy Lords from the Royal Ark Came and sat down and were merry at mess As Fellow Craftsmen no more and no less The Quarries are hotter than Hiram s forge No one is safe from the dog whip s reach It s mostly snowing up Lebanon gorge And it s always blowing off Joppa beach But once in so often the messenger brings Solomon s mandate Forget these things Brother to Beggars and Fellow to Kings Companion of Princes forget these things Fellow Craftsmen forget these things
From the West  From the West Continued  Greetings From the West, Here is very brief outline of an important Brother we sho...
From the Secretary s Desk Greetings Saturday May 23 we were privileged to raise to the sublime degree of Master Mason five new members Mark Stewart Shane Rea Nathan Halligan Garrett Melton and Kit Weber Congratulations on this accomplishment note the average of the Brothers is 22 years of age Past Master John Mac Donald will be conducting a Master Mason Class on August 1st start time to be announced there are 13 signed up so far We have a new petition received from Yusel Cardentey from Naples There are several that have not paid the 2015 dues Please help us with the dues Remember if you need relief call the Secretary 239 466 6363 Fred Wright Five newly raised Master Masons from the May 23rd Master Mason Degree From left to right Garrett Melton Kit Weber Nathan Halligan Shane Rae and Mark Stewart From the East Greetings My Brothers as we head into June The year is moving right along May saw us raise 5 brothers from our lodge and 1 brother from Veritas Lodge to Master Mason We performed the degree on May 23rd and I would like to thank all who participated and attended for a job well done To our newly raised brothers Nathan Halligan Garrett Melton Shane Rae Mark Stewart and Kit Weber your journey just begins now There are many things to get involved in and lots of things to learn along the way It is hoped that you will continue to improve yourselves in Masonry and keep our lodge growing and flourishing Also In May was our annual Grand Lodge communication We welcome our new Grand Master Steven Boring and look forward to his year as Most Worshipful While at Grand Lodge the craft voted on many pieces of legislation and saw many different presentations and we will be seeing a new Grand Lodge website and a new system to keep our membership records up which will include a more permanent dues card and today s technology to be able to update and keep current I will go over more of the happenings during our lodge meetings Something I thought was really impressive was a brother presented his Gold card and he was also presented with his Brown card This brother has only been a Mater Mason since August of 2014 and he has pretty much mastered everything in our red and blue books This is something for our newly raised brothers to try and strive to achieve My brothers June should be another good month as we have some brothers who are close to giving back the EA proficiency and have some new candidates that we will be getting initiated we will get the dates out as soon as we can As I close I will leave you with this from Stanley F Maxwell found in the Masonic Service Associations booklet Trestle Board Tidbits As we continue to improve ourselves in Masonry we are indeed Improving life We know from history that without ideals to guide us the garden of a man s life will not grow into a place of beauty Let s have a great June brothers Fraternally Ken Compton Worshipful Master
From the Secretary s Desk Greetings  Saturday May 23, we were privileged to raise to the sublime degree of Master Mason fi...
Saint John the Baptist Day June 24th 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 Two celebrations common in American Freemasonry are the Feast of St John the Baptist and the Festival of St John the Evangelist The Feast of St John the Baptist is celebrated on June 24th Midsummer s Day which happens just after the Summer Solstice while the Festival of St John the Evangelist occurs on December 27th a few days after the Winter Solstice The Patron Saints of Freemasonry Every Freemason is knows that immortal phrase Erected to God and dedicated to the Holy Saints John Every American Blue Lodge is thus dedicated From before the creation and dedication of the Grand Lodge of England in 1717 makes frequent reference to the Lodge of the Saints John at Jerusalem Operative Masons are referred to both in Masonic documents and elsewhere as St John s Masons or St John s men and Lodges of St Johns Masonry existed in Italy France and Spain during the Middle Ages and Renaissance Stonemason Lodges in England and Scotland from the time of the Crusades had one or both Saints John as their Patron Saints In Duncan s Masonic Ritual and Monitor of Freemasonry by Malcolm C Duncan 1886 the two Saints John are referenced as being two perpendicular parallel lines and elsewhere in Masonic texts as perfect parallels in Masonry as well as in Christianity While it would seem to make more sense that St Thomas the patron saint of architects and builders would be a better fit and a simpler choice to be the sole Patron Saint of Freemasonry although the fraternity lodges and guilds chose both Saints John instead And for and extraordinary reasons rather than a simple pedestrian and uninspiring one Christianity has long held that John the Baptist was a zealous man while John the Evangelist was an intellectual By linking these two men symbolically as parallels Freemasonry positions each Mason as being balanced between the fervency of passion the tranquility of intellect It being necessary to have both passion logic to accomplish great and inspired works The celebrations of the Saints John are held near the two solstices the Feast of St John the Baptist occurs during the Summer Solstice in the northern hemisphere the Festival of St John the Evangelist occurs during the Winter Solstice In the operative days of Masonry the Feast of St John the Baptist was always celebrated in Europe by the Masonic Lodges John the Baptist being the patron saint of these Lodges was a figure to be revered As Freemasonry spread across the oceans and the fraternity became more speculative than operative the feasts continued to be celebrated around the globe In America for instance George Washington Benjamin Franklin and other founding fathers took time every year to attend the festivals put on by their respective Lodges And in England the Grand Lodge of England the Mother Lodge was created on June 24th 1717 St John the Baptist s Day In many Lodges in virtually every jurisdiction there continue to be feasts held on this day
Saint John  the Baptist  Day , June 24th  2015Officers Worshipful Master  Senior Warden  Junior Warden  Treasurer  Secreta...
Fort Myers Beach Lodge 362 Free Ac cepted Masons 17671 Pine Ridge Road Phone 239 466 6363 The Trestle Board June 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 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 June 20...