Fort Myers Beach Lodge #362 Free & Ac cepted Masons 17671 Pine Ridge Road Phone: (239) 466-6363 The Trestle Board October 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 October...
2015Officers Worshipful Master: Senior Warden: Junior Warden: Treasurer: Secretary: Chaplain: R.W:. Senior Deacon: Junior Deacon: Senior Steward: Junior Steward: Tyler: Master Mason Degree September 17th, 2015 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 Welcome the newest master masons! Brothers Darin Brown, Brent Stivers , Acey Edgemon and Fred Natoli With W.M:. Ken Compton It is now timely to consider your future course of action in Masonic affairs. As you have learned, Masonry is a progressive science, and you will find more and more of its inspirational teachings unfolding through the years as you participate in Lodge activities. Each new Masonic experience brings a deeper awareness of Freemasonry. It is a continuing, enriching and enlarging philosophy.
2015Officers Worshipful Master  Senior Warden  Junior Warden  Treasurer  Secretary  Chaplain  R.W . Senior Deacon  Junior ...
From the East From the East Greetings Brothers another month has past and my year in the East is winding down. I hope all is well with everyone and as we enter the last quarter of the year we can focus on the election of next years officers and the holidays to spend with our families and friends. First to our newly raised Master Masons Darin Allen and Brent Stivers; you have made steady progress in becoming Master Masons, keep pursuing your masonic education and I hope you decide to learn the officers positions to enable our lodge to keep it’s officer line fresh and enthusiastic. To all who participated in the degree, a job well done. Past Master Beaufort R. Bierce received a 25 year service award at LaBelle Lodge #379 on September 22nd. With Sec. Fred Wright and R.W:. Ed Lanham 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 Our meeting on October 1st will be a Fellow Craft degree with two brothers being passed and my challenge to them is to get their catechism done before our second meeting in November and we will raise them to Master Masons. Our election of lodge officers will be the first meeting in December and there is a new nomination procedure which our secretary will read the nominations and the brothers nominated have signed their nomination forms that they will accept the position if elected. I will go over this more at our second meeting in October and make further announcements, as the elections get closer. The Grand Master’s official visit to our district will be November 20th more details to come. We can always use more catechism instructors and any brother that is interested in learning the lodge officers positions please come to lodge on the off Thursday’s as we have practices, catechism, and officers meetings on those nights. 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. Fraternally, Ken Compton Worshipful Master
From the East From the East Greetings Brothers another month has past and my year in the East is winding down. I hope all ...
From the West - Continued From the West On October 1, 1928, the Philalethes Society was formed by a group of leading Masonic authors in search of further light. The Greek word “φιλαλήθης” (pronounced "fill-a-LAY-thayss") was used by ancient writers such as Aristotle and Plutarch, and means "a lover of truth." The word came into Masonic circles through alchemical mystic Robert Samber (1682– 1745), who used the pseudonym Eugenius Philalethes; Samber's use, in turn, was an homage to Thomas Vaughan, an earlier alchemist who had used the same name. Finally, a Rite of Philalethes was founded in Paris in 1772, devoted to the study of esotericism. Founding President Cyrus Willard wrote in 1936 that the Philalethes Society took its name from the Parisian Philalethes. Originally the Philalethes Society consisted only of recognized Masonic authors, limited to forty Fellows at any given time in imitation of the Académie française. Access was opened to all regular Master Masons through the Correspondence Circle. Today, members of the Correspondence Circle are merely referred to as "Members." The number of Fellows is still restricted to forty. Some Fellows of the Philalethes include: Rudyard Kipling, A.E. Waite, Ray Denslow, J.S.M. Ward, S. Brent Morris and Norman Vincent Peale. The whole purpose of this society is to further our knowledge of the world, especially through our knowledge of the Craft. Like the founding members of the Philalethes Society, let us never be satisfied with the simplistic answers regarding our time-honored Fraternity, and continue to search for deeper knowledge to become learned Masons, beacons of light and wisdom for our fellow Brothers. Membership with the Philalethes Society provides correspondence with other members and Fellows of the group. While becoming a Fellow of the group is quite exclusive, usually requiring extensive research and published work on the Craft, becoming a member of the Correspondence Circle is simple and only costs a small annual dues fee. Philalethes is open to all Masons in good standing who wish to further their research into Freemasonry. Joshua Calero - Senior Warden From the Secretary's Desk • The Charity for September was the Sugarland Lodge #281 Golf Tournament. • • • Fellowcraft degree on Oct 1st. Several Brothers are past due and the suspension date is coming up fast. Please check your dues card to be sure your dues are paid. Your 2016 dues notices will be in your mailboxes the first week of November. Continued • Lodge Officer elections are coming up.
From the West - Continued  From the West  On October 1, 1928, the Philalethes Society was formed by a group of leading Mas...
From the West - Continued From the West On October 1, 1928, the Philalethes Society was formed by a group of leading Masonic authors in search of further light. The Greek word “φιλαλήθης” (pronounced "fill-a-LAY-thayss") was used by ancient writers such as Aristotle and Plutarch, and means "a lover of truth." The word came into Masonic circles through alchemical mystic Robert Samber (1682– 1745), who used the pseudonym Eugenius Philalethes; Samber's use, in turn, was an homage to Thomas Vaughan, an earlier alchemist who had used the same name. Finally, a Rite of Philalethes was founded in Paris in 1772, devoted to the study of esotericism. Founding President Cyrus Willard wrote in 1936 that the Philalethes Society took its name from the Parisian Philalethes. Originally the Philalethes Society consisted only of recognized Masonic authors, limited to forty Fellows at any given time in imitation of the Académie française. Access was opened to all regular Master Masons through the Correspondence Circle. Today, members of the Correspondence Circle are merely referred to as "Members." The number of Fellows is still restricted to forty. Some Fellows of the Philalethes include: Rudyard Kipling, A.E. Waite, Ray Denslow, J.S.M. Ward, S. Brent Morris and Norman Vincent Peale. The whole purpose of this society is to further our knowledge of the world, especially through our knowledge of the Craft. Like the founding members of the Philalethes Society, let us never be satisfied with the simplistic answers regarding our time-honored Fraternity, and continue to search for deeper knowledge to become learned Masons, beacons of light and wisdom for our fellow Brothers. Membership with the Philalethes Society provides correspondence with other members and Fellows of the group. While becoming a Fellow of the group is quite exclusive, usually requiring extensive research and published work on the Craft, becoming a member of the Correspondence Circle is simple and only costs a small annual dues fee. Philalethes is open to all Masons in good standing who wish to further their research into Freemasonry. Joshua Calero - Senior Warden From the Secretary's Desk • The Charity for September was the Sugarland Lodge #281 Golf Tournament. • • • Fellowcraft degree on Oct 1st. Several Brothers are past due and the suspension date is coming up fast. Please check your dues card to be sure your dues are paid. Your 2016 dues notices will be in your mailboxes the first week of November. Continued • Lodge Officer elections are coming up.
From the West - Continued  From the West  On October 1, 1928, the Philalethes Society was formed by a group of leading Mas...
From the East From the East Greetings Brothers another month has past and my year in the East is winding down. I hope all is well with everyone and as we enter the last quarter of the year we can focus on the election of next years officers and the holidays to spend with our families and friends. First to our newly raised Master Masons Darin Allen and Brent Stivers; you have made steady progress in becoming Master Masons, keep pursuing your masonic education and I hope you decide to learn the officers positions to enable our lodge to keep it’s officer line fresh and enthusiastic. To all who participated in the degree, a job well done. Past Master Beaufort R. Bierce received a 25 year service award at LaBelle Lodge #379 on September 22nd. With Sec. Fred Wright and R.W:. Ed Lanham 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 Our meeting on October 1st will be a Fellow Craft degree with two brothers being passed and my challenge to them is to get their catechism done before our second meeting in November and we will raise them to Master Masons. Our election of lodge officers will be the first meeting in December and there is a new nomination procedure which our secretary will read the nominations and the brothers nominated have signed their nomination forms that they will accept the position if elected. I will go over this more at our second meeting in October and make further announcements, as the elections get closer. The Grand Master’s official visit to our district will be November 20th more details to come. We can always use more catechism instructors and any brother that is interested in learning the lodge officers positions please come to lodge on the off Thursday’s as we have practices, catechism, and officers meetings on those nights. 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. Fraternally, Ken Compton Worshipful Master
From the East From the East Greetings Brothers another month has past and my year in the East is winding down. I hope all ...
2015Officers Worshipful Master: Senior Warden: Junior Warden: Treasurer: Secretary: Chaplain: R.W:. Senior Deacon: Junior Deacon: Senior Steward: Junior Steward: Tyler: Master Mason Degree September 17th, 2015 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 Welcome the newest master masons! Brothers Darin Brown, Brent Stivers , Acey Edgemon and Fred Natoli With W.M:. Ken Compton It is now timely to consider your future course of action in Masonic affairs. As you have learned, Masonry is a progressive science, and you will find more and more of its inspirational teachings unfolding through the years as you participate in Lodge activities. Each new Masonic experience brings a deeper awareness of Freemasonry. It is a continuing, enriching and enlarging philosophy.
2015Officers Worshipful Master  Senior Warden  Junior Warden  Treasurer  Secretary  Chaplain  R.W . Senior Deacon  Junior ...
Fort Myers Beach Lodge #362 Free & Ac cepted Masons 17671 Pine Ridge Road Phone: (239) 466-6363 The Trestle Board October 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 October...