Eola Lodge No.207 F&AM

We make good men

About Eola

Eola Lodge No. 207 does not recruit men to join our fraternity though many men seek us out each year. We do, however, endeavor to attract the highest quality men through the examples set by our members in their daily lives in their community, respective workplaces, and homes.

Good men are attracted to our Fraternity to become better men. We all, as a Fraternity, believe in a Supreme Being, religious tolerance, freedom, equality, and respect for each other. We teach and practice temperance, fortitude, prudence and justice. We practice charity, not only for members of our Fraternity and their families, but for all mankind; we are honored to be recognized as a positive force in our communities. We take seriously our duty to our God, our country, our neighbors, ourselves, and our
Fraternity, in that order.

With this said, welcome to Eola Lodge. We invite you to learn more about us and contact any of our officers if you have questions.

Eola 207 is a proud member of District 17.  For more information visit the Masters & Wardens Association website.

Officers 2017

Michael Rudd
Worshipful Master
Michael T. Rudd, PM


Sam Glover
Senior Warden
Samuel “Sam” Glover


Nelson Bonet
Junior Warden
Nelson Bonet


Harry G. Brumley, III, PM


Marty Schebel
Marty Schwebel, PM


Jim Judovits
Imre “Jim” Judovits, PM


Steven Soto
Senior Deacon
Steven Soto


Paul Rhoads
Junior Deacon
Paul Rhoads


Joe Rudd
Senior Steward
Joe Rudd


Rocky Ruvola
Junior Steward
Rocky J. Ruvola


Gaston Texier
Gaston Texier









  • Sam Glover (SW), Chairman
  • Nelson Bonet (JW)
  • Harry Brumley, P.M. (TR)
  • Marty Schwebel, P.M.  (SEC)
  • Les Williamson, P.M.
  • R.W. Keith Albright

Sickness & Visitation

Sickness & Visitation

  • Jim Judovits, P.M. (CH), Chairman
  • Joe Rudd (SS)
  • Les Williamson, P.M.



  • Michael T. Rudd, P.M. (WM), Chairman
  • Jim Judovits, P.M. (CH)
  • Ralph Valido, P.M.
  • Harry Brumley, P.M. (TR)

Masonic Education

Masonic Education

  • Nelson Bonet (JW), Chairman
  • Jim Judovits, P.M. (CH)
  • R.W. Larry Williamson, PDDGM (Ritual Chief & Lodge Instructor)
  • Tobe Lev, P.M.
  • Marty Schwebel, P.M. (SEC)
  • Ralph Valido, P.M.
  • Michael T. Rudd, P.M. (WM)

Masonic Programs

Masonic Programs (Subcommitee on Education)

  • Paul Rhodes (JD), Chairman
  • Luis Nunez, P.M.
  • R.W. Don Goolsby, PDDGM
  • Juan Sepulveda

Lodge Mentor's

Lodge Mentor’s Committee (Subcommittee on Education)

  • Ralph Valido, P.M., Chairman (Lodge Mentor)
  • Marty Schwebel, P.M. (SEC)

Lodge Property

Lodge Property

  • Roy Campbell, P.M., Chairman
  • Luis Nunez, P.M.
  • Paul Rhodes (JD)
  • Joe Rudd (SS)



  • Nelson Boner (JW), Chairman
  • Michael T. Rudd, P.M.
  • Luis Nunez, P.M.



  •  Jim Judovits, P.M., Chairman
  • Marty Schwebel, P.M. (SEC)
  • Joe Rudd (SS)
  • Rocky Ruvola (JS)



  • Michael T. Rudd, P.M. (WM), Chairman
  • Members appointed by the Worshipful Master



  • Tobe Lev, P.M. (SEC), Chairman
  • Harry Brumley, P.M. (TR)
  • R.H. Gerry Favor, P.M.



  • Micahel T. Rudd, P.M. (JW), Chairman
  • Nelson Bonet (JW)
  • Paul Rhodes (JD)
  • Rocky Ruvola (JS)

Visitor's Examination

Visitor’s Examination

  • R.W. Keith Albright, PDDGM, Chairman
  • Members appointed by the Tyler



  • Michael T. Rudd, P.M. (WM), Chairman
  • Paul Rhodes (JD)
  • Marty Schwebel, P.M. (SEC)
  • Jim Judovits, P.M.

Trestleboard & Communications

Trestleboard & Communications

  • Sam Glover (SW), Chairman
  • Steve Soto (SD)

Attendance & Membership

Attendance & Membership

  • Steve Soto (SD), Chairman
  • Paul Rhodes (JD)
  • Joe Rudd (SS)

Lodge Historian

Lodge Historian

  • John Dickinson, PM, Chairmain

Board of Relief

Board of Relief

  • Michael T. Rudd, P.M. (WM), Chairmain
  • Sam Glover (SW)
  • Nelson Bonet (JW)

Living Past Masters


  • 1967 Woody D. Hutton
  • 1970 John E. Cudd Jr.
  • 1973 Paul B. Miller, D.D.G.M.
  • 1975 W. Eduard Cook
  • 1976 John B. Fletcher, D.I.
  • 1983 Kenneth A. Sikes
  • 1984 Burton R. French
  • 1986 Clay H. Oehlert
  • 1989 I. Vance Henderson
  • 1990 Martin D. Schwebel
  • 1991 Ronald R. Raymond
  • 1992 Robert E. Burleson
  • 1995 Gerald H. Favor
  • 1996 Keith W. Albright, D.D.G.M.
  • 1997 Richard I. Fox
  • 1998 Phillip R. Fulmer
  • 2000 Thomas S. Rice
  • 2002 Toby M. Lev
  • 2003 Michael T. Rudd
  • 2004 Harry G. Brumley III
  • 2005 Robert Massey
  • 2006 Herbert W. King III
  • 2007 Steven M. Jones
  • 2008 Martin D, Schwebel
  • 2009 Luis Nuñes
  • 2010 James A. Polow
  • 2011 Jody A. Foles
  • 2012 Imre (Jim) Judovits
  • 2013 Ken Virata
  • 2014 Roy Campbell
  • 2016 Gaston Texier


  • 1969 Richard V. Strum
  • 1973 Frank G. Hutchinson
  • 1975 Dwight G. Blair
  • 1979 Blaine Hensley
  • 1982 Ronald G. Tenney
  • 1984 John N. Dickinson
  • 1986 Melvin H. Little
  • 1990 Frederick M. Oettel
  • 1993 Jesse L. Williamson
  • 1995 Wesley M. Jester
  • 1998 Lloyd C. Davis
  • 1999 Gary A. Johnson
  • 2001 Steven L. Allen
  • 2002 Ralph M. Valido
  • 2004 Howard L. Polen
  • 2005 Rex C. Cain
  • 2006 Lawrence A. Williamson, D.D.G.M.
  • 2007 Timothy L. Parnell
  • 2008 Thomas W. Davis
  • 2009 Sean McNutt
  • 2010 Steven L. Allen
  • 2011 Adam Alvarez
  • 2012 Leibnitz Soares
  • 2013 Leibnitz Soares Jr.


  • 2002 Melvin H. Roe
  • 2003 Leslie R. Williams
  • 2005 Mark D. Griffis
  • 2006 Mark W. Plasila
  • 2007 Robert N. Simmons
  • 2008 Thom H. Doran
  • 2009 Leslie R. Williams

Trestle Board





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Birthdays for October


  • 01 Kenneth Sikes
  • 02 Benjamin King
  • 04 Julius Friis
  • 05 Lloyd Farabee
  • 06 Mark Mitchell
  • 06 William Chamberlin II
  • 07 George Bohman
  • 07 Jeffery Tisdale
  • 07 John Harney
  • 08 Ralph Valido Sr
  • 10 Adam Kobler
  • 10 James McCuller
  • 11 Melvin Bellwood
  • 13 Fred Almand
  • 14 Lawrence Meadows
  • 15 James Carr
  • 19 Tommy Hill Jr
  • 20 Victor Janoska Jr
  • 25 Charles Johnson
  • 26 Marc Lavoie
  • 27 Roy Campbell
  • 28 John Cudd Jr
  • 29 Allen Harvey
  • 30 Grady Cooksey


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History of Eola Lodge No 207, F&AM

Eola Lodge LogoA new Masonic Lodge in Orlando, Florida was considered at an informal meeting on September 29, 1923 with Worshipful Master R. P. Buckmaster presiding and 65 Master Masons signing the petition to M:.W:. John L. Hall, Grand Master of Masons of Florida, for dispensation to form a new Masonic Lodge in Orlando, Florida. The name Eola was proposed by Bro. D. W. Selby and was unanimously adopted. On October 4, 1923, M:.W:. John L. Hall granted the dispensation and the first regular meeting of Eola Lodge No.207, F.&A.M. was held on October 12, 1923 with W:. R. P. Buckmaster as Worshipful Master, IL H. F. Dale as Senior Warden and H. W. Ertel as Junior Warden. The stated communications were set for the 1st and 3rd Fridays and in November, 1923 were changed to the lst and 3rd Tuesdays, where they have remained until the present time. Eola Lodge No.207, F.& A.M. was chartered on January 17, 1924 and the Grand Lodge of Florida met to present the charter and install the officers on February 4, 1924, with Most Worshipful L. C. Massey, Past Grand Master representing the Most Worshipful Grand Master.

Eola was chartered in the 23rd Masonic District, transferred to the 15 District in 1932, and in 1951 to the l6th Masonic District. The 16th District was renumbered in 1995 to the l7 District.

Eola Lodge’s first meeting place was in the Cheney building (now demolished) on the south side of Pine Street just west of Orange Avenue. Eola moved to the new Masonic Lodge built by Orlando Lodge No.69 at 205 E. Central St. bordering on Lake Eola in 1926, where it remained until January 1973.

Many of the Lodge’s customs that were initiated when the Lodge moved to the new temple are in practice to this day. One of those customs was initiated in 1928 was to present a Lambskin Apron, properly endorsed to each Master Mason who passed a satisfactory proficiency examination in Open Lodge.

The years 1924 to 1932 we’re active years for Eola no.207 with a steadily increasing number of petitions, regular Schools of  Instruction and increasing excellence in degree work. In 1932 a special degree team from Eola No.207 exemplified the Master Mason Degree for Most Worshipful Wallace R. Cheeves, Grand Master of Masons in Florida, and he complemented them for the “perfect work done

In 1932 the Great Depression reached its peak and Eola No.207 entered the years of struggle for its existence. On several occasions serious discussions were held pertinent to relinquishing the Charter. This matter reached its climax in 1938 when a resolution was offered by W:. R. T. Tucker, P.M., that Eola No.207 retain its Charter. This resolution was adopted and there is no record of any further question of Eola’s continued existence.

The first record of the Fellow Craft Organization appears in the August 17, 1943 minutes when W:. Blenus Williams, P.M. referred to “conferring the Master Mason Degree in full form and suitable costume”. The Eola Degree Team soon gained fame and was in constant demand for exemplification of Third Degree. This was climaxed in May, 1959 when the Eola Degree Team and candidate traveled to Washington D.C. to exemplify the Degree. High praise was frequently awarded for these conferrals and Eola Lodge No.207 continues to excel in the three Masonic Degrees.

At Grand Master’s Night on November 14, 1952 in honor of M:. W:. Perry IL Marsh, Grand Master of Masons in Florida, Eola Lodge No.207 presented the “Ark of the Covenant” fashioned by Brother George P. Bragden together with four silver chalices to the Grand Lodge of Florida for use in laying corner stones and dedicating lodges throughout Florida These furnishings are still in use by The Grand Lodge and were used by M:. W:. Evabs Crary, Jr. Grand Master of Masons in Florida in dedicating the New Temple for Eola Lodge No.207, F.&A.M. on April 3, 1973.

The year 1954 was one of the busiest in Eola’s history. Degrees were conferred each meeting night and on March 16th, 1954 over 300 Master Masons observed the Degree Team exemplify the Master Mason Degree in full regalia.

On May 4, 1965 the practice of presenting Bibles to newly raised candidates was initiated. Master Masons now receive their Bibles and Lambskin aprons from the Worshipful Master of Eola No. 207 when they pass a satisfactory proficiency in Open Lodge.

Eola has had a continuous record of contributing to the work of other Masonic Lodges and was a contributor of 23 charter members for the establishment of Mokanna Lodge No.239 in July 1959.

While the years 1938-1960 were characterized by growth and excellence in degree work and instruction, the years 1960-1973 hold an added dimension – the retention of the then existing accomplishment level and the work of financing, planning and building a new Masonic Lodge Building for Eola No.207. In May 1960 it was voted to purchase the property at the corner of Gore Avenue and Lucerne Terrace to provide a site for the lodge building. On June 18th the Lodge voted to purchase additional land adjoining the Gore property. As this property appreciated in value, it became apparent that it would not be adequate for the growth which Eola Lodge No.207 was experiencing. An option was taken on the 4.4 acres of land on the southeast corner of Grant and Crystal Lake Drive for a purchase price of $28,000. The Gore Avenue property was then sold and in 1972 a contract was signed for the construction of the new Eola Lodge Building with Contractor Right Worshipful Jack Quisenberry, Past District Deputy Grand Master of the 16th Masonic District.

The years of 1970-1973 were characterized by the building and furnishing of Eola Lodge’s beautiful new home. Much credit must be given to the Building Committee under the Chairmanship of Right Worshipful Richard J. Carr, P.D.D.G.M., W:. John Cudd, P.M. and Bro. John B. Fletcher, Jr. all of Eola Lodge. The ground breaking was held of June 10, 1972 and the completed building was delivered to Eola Lodge No.207, F.&.A.M. in the last days of December 1972. The basic furnishings were constructed by members of the Lodge or financed by groups of members. On December30, 1972 W:. Paul B. Miller was the first Worshipful Master installed in the new Lodge Building, Bro. Arthur M. Jones, as Senior Warden and Bro. William E. Cook as Junior Warden. W:. Miller was also the first Worshipful Master to sign the Bible as outgoing Master.

W:. Arthur On April 3, 1073 M:.W:. Evans Crary, Jr., Grand Master of Masons of Florida dedicated the new Lodge Building in formal ceremony with the Grand Lodge of Florida in session. W:. Arthur M. Jones was installed as the second Master to be installed in Eola’s new lodge building on December 29, 1973 with Bro. William E. Cook, as Senior Warden and Bro. John B. Fletcher, Jr. as Junior Warden.

The years 1976-l988 show that Eola Lodge continued to grow and in 1989 had the largest membership of any lodge in the District. In 1999 a committee was appointed under the chairmanship of W:. Clay H. Oehlert to upgrade the facade of the Building and a plan was approved to add a drive through under a portico to serve as a dry place to off load passengers and equipment. The new portico was completed in 2000 and added much to the outward appearance of the Lodge Building. This brings the History up to the present day.


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