August 1998 Vol. 2, No. 2

 

THE TRESTLE BOARD

CARY LODGE # 198 A.F. & A.M.

 

1998 Officers

Master Jeff Daniel

Senior Warden Walter Highsmith, Jr.

Junior Warden Charles English

Treasurer Charles Early, PM

Secretary Carson Clippard, Jr.

Senior Deacon Forrest Cannady

Junior Deacon Thomas Stephenson, Sr.

Senior Steward Kevin Hall

Junior Steward Daniel Dyson, Jr.

Chaplain Josh Dunbar

Tyler Scott Rose

BOARD OF TRUSTEES

J. Elbert Hockaday, PM Chairman

Charles Early, PM

Austin Rich, Jr., PM

M. Eugene Reynolds, PM

Woodley Kennedy, PM

CALENDAR

Lodge Stated Communication 1st & 3rd Monday 7:30

Lodge Officers Rehearsal Every Sunday 7:00

DeMolay Chapter Meeting 2nd & 4th Monday 7:30

Edith Chapter--OES 1st & 3rd Tuesday

Cary Chapter--OES 2nd & 4th Tuesday

SPRING BARBECUE RESULTS

Our spring barbecue was successful as we had a complete sell out of barbecue (about 7pm). Without the help of the brethren who sold tickets, participated in the preparation, cooking, bagging of take outs, dining room and kitchen, and cleanup, the event would never have gotten past the planning stages.

We had a net of around $5,000 made on this event which goes to the Masonic Foundation.

Thanks again to everyone who was able to help.

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTER

This year concluded Gene Reynolds, PM term of DDGM for the 26th Masonic District. He has served the district well and has made Cary Lodge proud that one of its own has held such a distinguished position.

Charles Early, PM of Cary Lodge was appointed to serve as the DDGM for the 26th Masonic District for the next term (3 years).

Congratulations, W. Bro. Early on your appointment and we wish you success in your position.

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND LECTURER

Woodley Kennedy, PM has completed his term of DDGL of the 26th Masonic District. He has represented our lodge well in this distinguished position.

At the last School of Instruction which was held in February at Fuquay Lodge No. 258, Cary Lodge was well represented as were the other lodges in the district. All lodges met the requirements of attendance.

SECOND ANNUAL GOLF TOURNAMENT

The Second Annual Cary Lodge Golf Tournament is scheduled to be played on Friday, September 18 at Hidden Valley (same place as last year).

Registration of participants will begin at 8 a.m. with a 9 a.m. shotgun start. Format of play is Four man superball. Sponsorships are available which will include one player spot. Tournament play is open to the public and your ladies are encouraged to play.

We had a fairly successful tournament last year, despite the rain. Get your teams together now and invite your friends and neighbors as this will make this years event successful.

For more information contact W.Bro. Jeff Daniel at (H) 363-0745 or Walter Highsmith at (H) 467-7758.

FALL BARBECUE

The lodgeís annual Fall Barbecue is scheduled for Friday, October 2. We had a tremendous amount of help at the spring barbecue and everyone is encouraged to participate in the fall event.

The fellowship that occurs is tremendous and the rewards of our labors are endless. See you there.

DEGREE WORK

On July 6 the lodge confered the entered apprentice degree to Bro. Randall W. Thompson.

Bro. Forrest Cannady was appointed to do the coaching. Speaking of coaching, if you are interested in coaching please speak with Bro. Cannady. Your assistance is greatly needed.

SCOTTISH RITE NEWS

The Valley of Raleigh held their Spring Reunion on April 17 & 18. One of our lodge brothers received his Scottish Rite degrees on that weekend. Congratulations to Josh Dunbar on becoming a 32o Scottish Rite Mason.

Also, several members of this lodge conferred the Ninth Degree and filled all the major positions with the exception of one. If you are a Scottish Rite Mason and would be interested in participating in this work, contact Kevin Hall, Ambassador for Cary Lodge to the Valley of Raleigh, at 380-1635.

The weekend of July 17 & 18 was a Scottish Rite and Amran Shrine Ceremonial. No members of our lodge went through this summers event. However several members were actively involved in the weekend events.

LODGE & O.E.S. DINNER

The Edith Chapter No. 160, O.E.S. has invited the brethren and their families to a dinner to be held on Saturday, August 29. The lodge agreed to assist in the expense of this dinner.

Mark your calendar for this date and bring your family for fun and fellowship. More on this in the coming weeks.

IN MEMORIAL

Tommie Stephens, PM 1-20-1998

Oliver D. Ellis, Jr. 3-23-1998

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Aug. 17 Important Stated Communication

Aug. 27 Grand Masterís Area Meeting Place- Durham Lodge no. 352

Aug. 29 Lodge/OES Dinner Place- Cary Lodge

Sept. 11 Cary Shrine Club Fish Fry Place- Mayfair Plaza

Sept 18 Cary Lodge Golf Tournament

Sept 19 "The Active Listening Meetings" Place- Raleigh Masonic Temple

Oct. 2 Cary Lodge Fall Barbecue Place- Cary Lodge

Oct 9-10 Scottish Rite Reunion Place-Raleigh Masonic Temple

Nov 21 Annual Ladies and Awards Night Place- Cary Lodge

Dec 7 Cary Lodge Annual Communication Purpose-Election of 1999 Officers

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Lodge Meetings, 26th Masonic District

Apex Lodge # 584 2nd Monday

Fuquay Lodge # 258 1st & 3rd Tuesday

Green Level Lodge # 277 1st Tuesday

Holly Springs Lodge # 115 2nd & 4th Tuesday

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Other Masonic Bodies

Scottish Rite Bodies 2nd Thursday Raleigh Masonic Temple, 1520 Caswell St.

York Rite Bodies 1st Friday Raleigh Masonic Temple, 1520 Caswell St.

Amran Shrine Temple 4th Wednesday Amran Temple, 11101 Creedmoor Rd.

HAVE YOU MOVED? NOTIFY THE SECRETARY VIA MAIL WITH YOUR NEW ADDRESS AND PHONE NUMBER.

OSW SALE

The Official Standard of Work will be available for purchase from the Grand Lodge beginning August 1. The sale was authorized by the delegates to the 1998 Annual Communication.

A revision of the current OSW is currently in the works. The final product must be approved by the delegates to the Annual Communication. No date has been set as to when the new revised edition will be ready.

The Board of Custodians has recommended a price of $25, however the Board of General Purposes has not adopted a price for the current edition.

For more information contact The Grand Lodge.

GRAND MASTER FIVE STAR AWARD

Your lodge received, for the second consecutive year, the Grand Masters Five Star Award. The lodge must meet certain fund-raising contributions throughout the year and must exceed the previous years contributions to qualify.

The award was presented in April at the Grand Lodge Annual Communication and currently hangs in the preparation room at the lodge.

BICYCLE PROGRAM

For those of you who have not been to a meeting lately, our bicycle program has been very productive and active.

Bro. Jim Abney has worked very hard at getting used bicycles that are donated fixed and delivered to the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford. To date he has delivered over sixty (65) bikes to the Home. The children are extremely appreciative of Bro. Jimís efforts as is the lodge.

Thanks Jim for the fine work!

GRAND MASTERíS AREA MEETING

The Most Wroshipful Thomas W. Gregory will be holding an area meeting on Thursday, August 27 at Durham Lodge No. 352. Dinner will be served at 6:30 p.m. with the meeting starting at 7:15 p.m.

If you are interested in attending please notify any lodge officer so your reservation can be made.

THE ACTIVE LISTENING MEETING

Please READ the attached letter from The Grand Lodge of N.C. The Prince Hall Recognition Resolution Response Task Force is charged "to collect the comments and opinions of the lodges, and make recommendations as to what course we should follow on this question."

Your attendance at our AUGUST 17, 1998 stated communication is strongly recommended. A full discussion on this topic will take place in our lodge and a prepared statement which is to be given to the Grand Lodge will be written at this meeting.

Attend and voice your opinion, thoughts, and ideas.

CHAPLAIN INSTALLED

Scott Chain has relocated to Florida thus leaving a vacancy at the Chaplainís chair. Wor. Master Jeff Daniel has appointed Bro. Josh Dunbar as Chaplain for the remainder of the year. On Monday August 3, Bro Dunbar was installed as Chaplain.

Congratulations Bro. Dunbar.

TRESTLE BOARD NEWS

It has been several months since our last issue. There is some talk of publishing a district wide newsletter that will include news items from all lodges in the district and sent to all members of said lodges. Currently each issue of our Trestle Board is sent to the lodges in the district and all Grand Lodge officers.

Please submit any news for the good of Masonry to Kevin Hall at hallkc@juno.com (text messages only, no attachments) or call 380-1635.

I want to thank the brethren who have commented on the newsletter and the material in it.

Kevin C. Hall

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IMPORTANT COMMUNICATION DATE

MONDAY AUGUST 17, 1998

Make your voice count.

Attend the meeting

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Write our kids at the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford. They sure would appreciate any correspondance from you.