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 March 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 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 & 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...
March Events 2013Officers Worshipful Master: Senior Warden: Junior Warden: Treasurer: Secretary: Chaplain: Senior Deacon: Junior Deacon: Senior Steward: Junior Steward: Tyler: Isidro Lopez Ken Compton Joshua Calero Tom Anderson Fred Wright R.W:. Ed Lanham Mark Kenny Jeff Taylor 239-462-2101 239-564-5539 239-770-4233 863-797-4264 239-675-6503 239-872-9211 239-246-1216 239-590-9250 Frank Alexander 239-940-5251 Derek Vaneske 913-731-2597 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 W:. Bobby Mimmo....….…2007-2008 R.W:. Ed Lanham …...……2009-2010 W:. Bart Howard……………………2011 W:. Jim Phillips ………………..…..2012 W:. John MacDonald …………….2013 3/6 FMB362 Stated Meeting - 6:30P Meal - 7:30P Meeting 3/19 FMB362 Officer meeting - 7:00P 3/20 FMB362 Stated Meeting - 6:30P Meal - 7:30P Meeting 3/22 FMB362 Lodge Work Day - Morning - time TBA 3/27 Lodge Visit to Cypress Lodge - Naples Entered Apprentice Degree - February 20th
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Congratulations to Brother Eric Blinn and his wife Katie on the birth of their son Felix Eric Blinn on February 12th! From the East Greeting Brethren, District 29 Lodges & Meeting Dates 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 Monthly Charity for February 2014 $100.00 - Shrine Circus Kids Sponsorship Members are urged to support the monthly charity Are You Proficient? Help maintain the infrastructure of your lodge by coming to instruction on Wednesday nights at 7pm. 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. February has come and gone in a flash. We initiated three Entered Apprentices and enjoyed the fellowship of numerous visiting Brethren at our meetings. I would like to thank the officers for their help during the month. In my duties as Worshipful I wear one hat during the meeting, but have learned I am responsible to wear many hats during my term. My primary responsibility is to initiate, pass, and raise good men and Masons, in order to sustain our existence it is necessary to increase and strengthen lodge membership with men of good character and meet the standards of our fraternity in order to exemplify our ancient craft in a positive manner. I am obligated to give degrees to our brothers that are dignified and meaningful, so that they learn the lessons taught, and are able to apply them throughout their Masonic careers. I am also responsible to prepare my line officers for their progression so that they may properly equipped to lead when the time comes for them. My personal obligation is to promote peace and harmony within our lodge being ever mindful not to taking sides but seeking balance, but more importantly being a Brother and friend to all members. It is also my duty make certain that our actions and activities are in compliance with Florida Masonic Code and the bylaws of our lodge. As Master, I endeavor to lead a group of men, all who have volunteered, that share in a common goal of becoming better men. As you can see, the Master wears many hats, and with your support and commitment, I will endeavor to achieve all of my duties. Build To build a better world, God said and I just answered - How? The world is such a large vast place so complicated now. And I so small and useless am there's nothing I can do. But God in all His wisdom said Just build a better you! Author unknown Fraternally yours, Isidro “Izzy” Lopez
Congratulations to Brother Eric Blinn and his wife Katie on the birth of their son Felix Eric Blinn on February 12th   Fro...
From the South ANCIENT MASONS Greetings from the South, by William R. Fischer First of all, I would like to congratulate our newest Master Mason, Bro. Mark Recendez, on being recently raised to the Sublime Degree. The ritual was performed by all officers without a hitch (as usual,) and it was apparent to all present that the crowning ceremony of Bro. Mark’s journey thus far at Fort Myers Beach Lodge, truly meant a great deal to him, as his traveling toward the East has only just begun for him. I speak for us all when I say how very glad and proud we are to have this new Master Mason amongst our ranks. Using Bro. Recendez as an example of a rising good and bright Mason for this article, I want to discuss how important it is for candidates and new members to follow through with their Masonic pilgrimage to the fullest of their abilities. Nothing could be further from the truth that a mere initiation ritual is what makes a man a Mason; initiation symbolizes only the beginning, or the birth and childhood, of a humbling lifelong quest for illumination. Though he may now be deemed a Brother of the fraternity, wear an apron, and know some grip or word, the arduous trek has just started, for these are mere symbols of deeper meanings and truths he must discover for himself. When this quest commences for the seeker, he should not only learn about what exactly he is delving into, via catechisms and discussion with learned Brothers of the Lodge, but also show continued dedication and hard work to his brethren. Keep in mind, he is bound to us, but we also to him. Should life, outside influences, and his commitment to us permit, the candidate will proudly make it to the Sublime Degree, as Bro. Mark has. He has then seen through the mysterious pageantry, impressive regalia, and comforting camaraderie, and completed, for only himself, what he had set out to do: to learn how to better himself as a living stone for God’s Temple. So, a bright Mason cares not for popularity and recognition, ambitiously collecting higher degrees, or flamboyantly wearing the symbols for no useful purpose. He knows that though he has attained his Master Masons’ apron, grip, and word, that these are no means to an end. With our aid and assistance, new brethren must persevere through all three symbolic degrees, as those who came before them from time immemorial have, always becoming more enlightened on what these degrees mean. They must not feel content with just their initiation; never give up on their catechisms, and never attain an end that is not there. For a Master Mason, the journey to the East has begun, but it shall never, never end. J.W:. Joshua Calero "Ancient Masons," was the name assumed by a body of Masons who, in 1738 seceded from the regular or legal Grand Lodge of England. They did this because of changes the Institution made on the ritual work. The Ancients called themselves "Ancient Free and Accepted Masons" and were the new Lodges. They practiced the old ritual work and condemned the Moderns, as they called them, for changes made in that work. The Moderns, were called "Free and accepted Masons" and were the old Lodges of England. They adopted the new style of ritual work formed by Anderson, Preston, and others. These differences kept the two bodies apart to the extreme, that there would be both in the same community and sometimes, side by side. They would clam the same jurisdiction and argue over who was right and who was clandestine. In 1813 the two bodies resolved their differences and joined hands, but the Lodges were spread through out the world, and particularly in America. They turned out to be impossible to align. Both are recognized by the Grand Lodge of England and both have the same rights and benefits which are accorded a legal Lodge of Master Masons. Although you will find the different Lodges in United States their jurisdictions are limited to each state. This is why we have “Free & Accepted” and “Ancient Free & Accepted” Masons.
From the South  ANCIENT MASONS  Greetings from the South,  by William R. Fischer  First of all, I would like to congratula...
From the South ANCIENT MASONS Greetings from the South, by William R. Fischer First of all, I would like to congratulate our newest Master Mason, Bro. Mark Recendez, on being recently raised to the Sublime Degree. The ritual was performed by all officers without a hitch (as usual,) and it was apparent to all present that the crowning ceremony of Bro. Mark’s journey thus far at Fort Myers Beach Lodge, truly meant a great deal to him, as his traveling toward the East has only just begun for him. I speak for us all when I say how very glad and proud we are to have this new Master Mason amongst our ranks. Using Bro. Recendez as an example of a rising good and bright Mason for this article, I want to discuss how important it is for candidates and new members to follow through with their Masonic pilgrimage to the fullest of their abilities. Nothing could be further from the truth that a mere initiation ritual is what makes a man a Mason; initiation symbolizes only the beginning, or the birth and childhood, of a humbling lifelong quest for illumination. Though he may now be deemed a Brother of the fraternity, wear an apron, and know some grip or word, the arduous trek has just started, for these are mere symbols of deeper meanings and truths he must discover for himself. When this quest commences for the seeker, he should not only learn about what exactly he is delving into, via catechisms and discussion with learned Brothers of the Lodge, but also show continued dedication and hard work to his brethren. Keep in mind, he is bound to us, but we also to him. Should life, outside influences, and his commitment to us permit, the candidate will proudly make it to the Sublime Degree, as Bro. Mark has. He has then seen through the mysterious pageantry, impressive regalia, and comforting camaraderie, and completed, for only himself, what he had set out to do: to learn how to better himself as a living stone for God’s Temple. So, a bright Mason cares not for popularity and recognition, ambitiously collecting higher degrees, or flamboyantly wearing the symbols for no useful purpose. He knows that though he has attained his Master Masons’ apron, grip, and word, that these are no means to an end. With our aid and assistance, new brethren must persevere through all three symbolic degrees, as those who came before them from time immemorial have, always becoming more enlightened on what these degrees mean. They must not feel content with just their initiation; never give up on their catechisms, and never attain an end that is not there. For a Master Mason, the journey to the East has begun, but it shall never, never end. J.W:. Joshua Calero "Ancient Masons," was the name assumed by a body of Masons who, in 1738 seceded from the regular or legal Grand Lodge of England. They did this because of changes the Institution made on the ritual work. The Ancients called themselves "Ancient Free and Accepted Masons" and were the new Lodges. They practiced the old ritual work and condemned the Moderns, as they called them, for changes made in that work. The Moderns, were called "Free and accepted Masons" and were the old Lodges of England. They adopted the new style of ritual work formed by Anderson, Preston, and others. These differences kept the two bodies apart to the extreme, that there would be both in the same community and sometimes, side by side. They would clam the same jurisdiction and argue over who was right and who was clandestine. In 1813 the two bodies resolved their differences and joined hands, but the Lodges were spread through out the world, and particularly in America. They turned out to be impossible to align. Both are recognized by the Grand Lodge of England and both have the same rights and benefits which are accorded a legal Lodge of Master Masons. Although you will find the different Lodges in United States their jurisdictions are limited to each state. This is why we have “Free & Accepted” and “Ancient Free & Accepted” Masons.
From the South  ANCIENT MASONS  Greetings from the South,  by William R. Fischer  First of all, I would like to congratula...
March Events 2013Officers Worshipful Master: Senior Warden: Junior Warden: Treasurer: Secretary: Chaplain: Senior Deacon: Junior Deacon: Senior Steward: Junior Steward: Tyler: Isidro Lopez Ken Compton Joshua Calero Tom Anderson Fred Wright R.W:. Ed Lanham Mark Kenny Jeff Taylor 239-462-2101 239-564-5539 239-770-4233 863-797-4264 239-675-6503 239-872-9211 239-246-1216 239-590-9250 Frank Alexander 239-940-5251 Derek Vaneske 913-731-2597 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 W:. Bobby Mimmo....….…2007-2008 R.W:. Ed Lanham …...……2009-2010 W:. Bart Howard……………………2011 W:. Jim Phillips ………………..…..2012 W:. John MacDonald …………….2013 3/6 FMB362 Stated Meeting - 6:30P Meal - 7:30P Meeting 3/19 FMB362 Officer meeting - 7:00P 3/20 FMB362 Stated Meeting - 6:30P Meal - 7:30P Meeting 3/22 FMB362 Lodge Work Day - Morning - time TBA 3/27 Lodge Visit to Cypress Lodge - Naples Entered Apprentice Degree - February 20th
March Events  2013Officers Worshipful Master  Senior Warden  Junior Warden  Treasurer  Secretary  Chaplain  Senior Deacon ...
Congratulations to Brother Eric Blinn and his wife Katie on the birth of their son Felix Eric Blinn on February 12th! From the East Greeting Brethren, District 29 Lodges & Meeting Dates 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 Monthly Charity for February 2014 $100.00 - Shrine Circus Kids Sponsorship Members are urged to support the monthly charity Are You Proficient? Help maintain the infrastructure of your lodge by coming to instruction on Wednesday nights at 7pm. 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. February has come and gone in a flash. We initiated three Entered Apprentices and enjoyed the fellowship of numerous visiting Brethren at our meetings. I would like to thank the officers for their help during the month. In my duties as Worshipful I wear one hat during the meeting, but have learned I am responsible to wear many hats during my term. My primary responsibility is to initiate, pass, and raise good men and Masons, in order to sustain our existence it is necessary to increase and strengthen lodge membership with men of good character and meet the standards of our fraternity in order to exemplify our ancient craft in a positive manner. I am obligated to give degrees to our brothers that are dignified and meaningful, so that they learn the lessons taught, and are able to apply them throughout their Masonic careers. I am also responsible to prepare my line officers for their progression so that they may properly equipped to lead when the time comes for them. My personal obligation is to promote peace and harmony within our lodge being ever mindful not to taking sides but seeking balance, but more importantly being a Brother and friend to all members. It is also my duty make certain that our actions and activities are in compliance with Florida Masonic Code and the bylaws of our lodge. As Master, I endeavor to lead a group of men, all who have volunteered, that share in a common goal of becoming better men. As you can see, the Master wears many hats, and with your support and commitment, I will endeavor to achieve all of my duties. Build To build a better world, God said and I just answered - How? The world is such a large vast place so complicated now. And I so small and useless am there's nothing I can do. But God in all His wisdom said Just build a better you! Author unknown Fraternally yours, Isidro “Izzy” Lopez
Congratulations to Brother Eric Blinn and his wife Katie on the birth of their son Felix Eric Blinn on February 12th   Fro...
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 March 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 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 & 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...