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...