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 April 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...
2013Officers Worshipful Master: Senior Warden: Junior Warden: Treasurer: Secretary: Chaplain: Senior Deacon: Junior Deacon: Senior Steward: Junior Steward: Tyler: Isidro Lopez 239-462-2101 Ken Compton 239-564-5539 Joshua Calero 239-770-4233 Tom Anderson 863-797-4264 Fred Wright 239-675-6503 Ed Lanham 239-872-9211 R.W:. Mark Kenny 239-246-1216 Jeff Taylor 239-590-9250 Derek Vaneske 913-731-2597 Frank Alexander 239-940-5251 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 RUDYARD KIPLING AND THE CRAFT Rudyard Kipling, the famous English author, was born in India of English parents. He was educated in England but returned to India in 1880. He was initiated in Hope and Perseverance Lodge No. 782, Lahore, Punjab, India in 1886. A special dispensation was necessary as he was only twenty years and six months at the time. When he took the degrees, there were four Holy Books upon the alter representing the dominant religions in the area. Upon his raising he was immediately elected secretary; and he prepared the minutes of that meeting himself. Many years later he wrote: "I was secretary for some years of Hope and Perseverance Lodge No. 782, E. C., Lahore, which included Brethren of at least four creeds. I was entered by a member of Brahmo Somaj, a Hindu; passed by a Mohammedan; and raised by an Englishman. Our Tyler was an Indian Jew. We met, of course on the level, and the only difference anyone would noƟce was that at the banquets, some of the Brethren, who were debarred by caste from eaƟng food not ceremonially prepared, sat over empty plates."
2013Officers Worshipful Master  Senior Warden  Junior Warden  Treasurer  Secretary  Chaplain  Senior Deacon  Junior Deacon...
April Events Tue 1st - Veritas - Fellow Craft Degree - 6:30 meal - 7:30 meeting Thu 3rd - FMB362 - Stated Meeting - 6:30 meal - 7:30 meeting Sat 5th - Scottish Rite Reunion - SWFL Masonic Center - 8:00am Wed 16th - Scottish Rite Consistory - 7:00 Meal - 7:45 meeting Thu 17th - FMB362 - Stated Meeting - 6:30 meal - 7:30 meeting Sat 19th - Hillbilly Hoedown - Araba Shrine Center - Degrees 4:00 - Hoedown 5:30 Thu 24th - Cape Coral - Entered Apprentice Degree - 6:30 meal - 7:30 meeting Sat 26th - Zone 8 School of Instruction/Open Books - Punta Gorda - 9:00am - Noon Wed 30th - FMB362 - District School of Instruction - 7:00pm 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 From the East The following is my personal view of Freemasonry and the Lodge, a Lodge is built to represent King Solomon's temple and the members of the Lodge represent the craft that built that temple. The craft became highly skilled and earn higher degrees in stone masonry. This is much like the Free and Accepted Mason that endures a Masonic journey and progresses through several stations of Masonic enlightenment. As the Mason earns the moral and Masonic teachings, he progresses towards building himself into a better man. He is a better husband and father to his family, contributes to his community and a better friend and brother to his fellow man and Masons. It is the culmination of this journey when he realizes that the “Secrets" the freemasons have kept for hundreds of years is Brotherhood. Military and other service men are often attracted to the craft because it reminds him of the comradeship they experienced in their respected duties. Their willingness to pay the ultimate sacrifice for his country and their brothers is how I liken the feeling of brotherhood Masons have for each other. They will go out of their way to offer a helping hand or sound advice. They know that no matter where they are in the world, in a time of need, they can go to a Masonic Lodge and find a brother that will help them. Even a Brother that they have never met them before. See www.fmb362.com for maps & directions to all local lodges Monthly Charity for March 2014 $100.00 - Let Your Pennies Make Good Cents 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. It is well known that there are no "secrets" presented in the Lodge that can't be found on the Internet, in the library, or on the history channel. What we have in the Lodge is traditions. A man becomes a Mason by following a specific path, laid out before him by the thousands of Masons that have taken that path before him. While these other sources of information can provide preliminary information to that path, he would not gain the same enlightenment knowing this information before hand. So let us dispel the rumors that we are a society of secrets and spread the truth about our brotherhood and philanthropy in an effort to transform ourselves into better men. Thank you to the officers and brethren of Ft. Myers Beach Lodge #362 for all of your hard work and dedication to your Lodge. Let us continue down this path, becoming a more visible pillar of the community. Fraternally yours Isidro “Izzy” Lopez
April Events  Tue 1st - Veritas - Fellow Craft Degree - 6 30 meal - 7 30 meeting Thu 3rd - FMB362 - Stated Meeting - 6 30 ...
April Events Tue 1st - Veritas - Fellow Craft Degree - 6:30 meal - 7:30 meeting Thu 3rd - FMB362 - Stated Meeting - 6:30 meal - 7:30 meeting Sat 5th - Scottish Rite Reunion - SWFL Masonic Center - 8:00am Wed 16th - Scottish Rite Consistory - 7:00 Meal - 7:45 meeting Thu 17th - FMB362 - Stated Meeting - 6:30 meal - 7:30 meeting Sat 19th - Hillbilly Hoedown - Araba Shrine Center - Degrees 4:00 - Hoedown 5:30 Thu 24th - Cape Coral - Entered Apprentice Degree - 6:30 meal - 7:30 meeting Sat 26th - Zone 8 School of Instruction/Open Books - Punta Gorda - 9:00am - Noon Wed 30th - FMB362 - District School of Instruction - 7:00pm 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 From the East The following is my personal view of Freemasonry and the Lodge, a Lodge is built to represent King Solomon's temple and the members of the Lodge represent the craft that built that temple. The craft became highly skilled and earn higher degrees in stone masonry. This is much like the Free and Accepted Mason that endures a Masonic journey and progresses through several stations of Masonic enlightenment. As the Mason earns the moral and Masonic teachings, he progresses towards building himself into a better man. He is a better husband and father to his family, contributes to his community and a better friend and brother to his fellow man and Masons. It is the culmination of this journey when he realizes that the “Secrets" the freemasons have kept for hundreds of years is Brotherhood. Military and other service men are often attracted to the craft because it reminds him of the comradeship they experienced in their respected duties. Their willingness to pay the ultimate sacrifice for his country and their brothers is how I liken the feeling of brotherhood Masons have for each other. They will go out of their way to offer a helping hand or sound advice. They know that no matter where they are in the world, in a time of need, they can go to a Masonic Lodge and find a brother that will help them. Even a Brother that they have never met them before. See www.fmb362.com for maps & directions to all local lodges Monthly Charity for March 2014 $100.00 - Let Your Pennies Make Good Cents 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. It is well known that there are no "secrets" presented in the Lodge that can't be found on the Internet, in the library, or on the history channel. What we have in the Lodge is traditions. A man becomes a Mason by following a specific path, laid out before him by the thousands of Masons that have taken that path before him. While these other sources of information can provide preliminary information to that path, he would not gain the same enlightenment knowing this information before hand. So let us dispel the rumors that we are a society of secrets and spread the truth about our brotherhood and philanthropy in an effort to transform ourselves into better men. Thank you to the officers and brethren of Ft. Myers Beach Lodge #362 for all of your hard work and dedication to your Lodge. Let us continue down this path, becoming a more visible pillar of the community. Fraternally yours Isidro “Izzy” Lopez
April Events  Tue 1st - Veritas - Fellow Craft Degree - 6 30 meal - 7 30 meeting Thu 3rd - FMB362 - Stated Meeting - 6 30 ...
Ten Master Masons Ten Master Masons, happy, doing fine; One listened to a rumor, then there were nine. Nine Master Masons, faithful, never late; One didn't like the "Master," then there were eight. Eight Master Masons, on their way to heaven; One joined too many clubs, then there were seven. Seven Master Masons, life dealt some hard licks; One grew discouraged, then there were six. Six Master Masons, all very much alive; One lost his interest, then there were five. Five Master Masons, wishing there were more; Got into a great dispute, then there were four. Four Master Masons, busy as could be; One didn't like the programs, then there were three. Three Master Masons, was one of them you? One grew tired of all the work, then there were two. Two Master Masons with so much to be done; One said "What's the use," then there was one. One Master Mason, found a brother -- true! Brought him to the Lodge, then there were two. Two Master Masons didn't find work a bore; Each brought another, then there were four. Four Master Masons saved their Lodges fate; By showing others kindness, then there were eight. Eight Master Masons, loving their Lodges bright sheen; Talked so much about it, they soon counted sixteen. Sixteen Master Masons, to their obligations true; Were pleased when their number went to thirty-two. So we should leave our troubles, outside the Lodges door; Our Brothers, selves & Families, the most important rapport. Don't fuss about the programs or the work to reach the East; Keep your obligation by serving, even the very least. R.W:. Ed Lanham receives honorary perpetual membership to Labelle Lodge
Ten Master Masons Ten Master Masons, happy, doing fine  One listened to a rumor, then there were nine. Nine Master Masons,...
2013Officers Worshipful Master: Senior Warden: Junior Warden: Treasurer: Secretary: Chaplain: Senior Deacon: Junior Deacon: Senior Steward: Junior Steward: Tyler: Isidro Lopez 239-462-2101 Ken Compton 239-564-5539 Joshua Calero 239-770-4233 Tom Anderson 863-797-4264 Fred Wright 239-675-6503 Ed Lanham 239-872-9211 R.W:. Mark Kenny 239-246-1216 Jeff Taylor 239-590-9250 Derek Vaneske 913-731-2597 Frank Alexander 239-940-5251 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 RUDYARD KIPLING AND THE CRAFT Rudyard Kipling, the famous English author, was born in India of English parents. He was educated in England but returned to India in 1880. He was initiated in Hope and Perseverance Lodge No. 782, Lahore, Punjab, India in 1886. A special dispensation was necessary as he was only twenty years and six months at the time. When he took the degrees, there were four Holy Books upon the alter representing the dominant religions in the area. Upon his raising he was immediately elected secretary; and he prepared the minutes of that meeting himself. Many years later he wrote: "I was secretary for some years of Hope and Perseverance Lodge No. 782, E. C., Lahore, which included Brethren of at least four creeds. I was entered by a member of Brahmo Somaj, a Hindu; passed by a Mohammedan; and raised by an Englishman. Our Tyler was an Indian Jew. We met, of course on the level, and the only difference anyone would noƟce was that at the banquets, some of the Brethren, who were debarred by caste from eaƟng food not ceremonially prepared, sat over empty plates."
2013Officers Worshipful Master  Senior Warden  Junior Warden  Treasurer  Secretary  Chaplain  Senior Deacon  Junior Deacon...
Ten Master Masons Ten Master Masons, happy, doing fine; One listened to a rumor, then there were nine. Nine Master Masons, faithful, never late; One didn't like the "Master," then there were eight. Eight Master Masons, on their way to heaven; One joined too many clubs, then there were seven. Seven Master Masons, life dealt some hard licks; One grew discouraged, then there were six. Six Master Masons, all very much alive; One lost his interest, then there were five. Five Master Masons, wishing there were more; Got into a great dispute, then there were four. Four Master Masons, busy as could be; One didn't like the programs, then there were three. Three Master Masons, was one of them you? One grew tired of all the work, then there were two. Two Master Masons with so much to be done; One said "What's the use," then there was one. One Master Mason, found a brother -- true! Brought him to the Lodge, then there were two. Two Master Masons didn't find work a bore; Each brought another, then there were four. Four Master Masons saved their Lodges fate; By showing others kindness, then there were eight. Eight Master Masons, loving their Lodges bright sheen; Talked so much about it, they soon counted sixteen. Sixteen Master Masons, to their obligations true; Were pleased when their number went to thirty-two. So we should leave our troubles, outside the Lodges door; Our Brothers, selves & Families, the most important rapport. Don't fuss about the programs or the work to reach the East; Keep your obligation by serving, even the very least. R.W:. Ed Lanham receives honorary perpetual membership to Labelle Lodge
Ten Master Masons Ten Master Masons, happy, doing fine  One listened to a rumor, then there were nine. Nine Master Masons,...
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 April 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...