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


Master Brewster Perry, Jr.

Senior Warden Jeff Daniel

Junior Warden Walter Highsmith, Jr.

Treasurer Alton Prevatte

Secretary Carson Clippard, Jr.

Senior Deacon Charles English

Junior Deacon Forrest Cannady

Senior Steward Thomas Stephenson, Sr.

Junior Steward Kevin Hall

Chaplain Daniel Dyson, Jr.

Tyler Arey Little


J. Elbert Hockaday, PM Chairman

Charles Early, PM

Austin Rich, Jr., PM

M. Eugene Reynolds, PM

David G. Winkler, PM


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 8:00

Cary Chapter--OES 2nd & 4th Tuesday 8:00


During our Annual Ladies and Awards Night, Charles Early and Brewster Perry issued to the widows in attendance a Resolution of Respect in honor of their late husbands. This framed award is a lasting reminder to our late brothers family that he was in good standing in the lodge at the time of his death.

A hearty thanks go out to the members who personally delivered the framed awards to the widows who could not attend.


On December 16, 1996 the officers listed to the left were elected or appointed to their office. Also, Charles Early, PM was elected to the Board of Trustees and Daniel Dyson, Jr. was elected to the Budget and Finance Committee.

Congratulations to the officers selected. Please come out and support them and your lodge.


The date is set--mark your calendar for Friday, April 11. Our lodge is again making plans to hold a BBQ fund-raiser. Bro. Jeff Daniel is getting his team together to make this a record producing event. If you would like help for a few hours or the whole day please give Jeff a call.

26th District School of Instruction

This winters School of Instruction was held on Saturday, February 22 at Holly Springs Lodge No. 115. The day began at 7:30am with coffee and donuts. School started at 8am. Our lodge had the required number of attendees.

Edith Chapter # 160 , OES

The Edith Chapter will be having a BBQ at the lodge on Friday, March 7. The benefits of this will support charities. Please plan on attending and helping their charities.

Degree Work

Your lodge is doing degree work. We have completed two 2nd degrees as of Feb. 17. The next several meeting nights should provide ample opportunity to our lodge members ,who have not attended a meeting lately, to return and welcome these newest brothers. UPDATE: We will be raising our newest brother on March 3 (stated communication).

Masonic and Eastern Star Home

Bro. Walter Highsmith has placed a collection box next to the sign in book on meeting nights for those members wishing to donate items to the MESH.

Several weeks ago several members went to MESH and dropped off many boxes of beauty products. They took a tour of the home and also had lunch in the dining hall.

Those in attendance saw first hand what the home has to offer and the many benefits of being a resident.

New members by Affiliation

Bro. David Helms has affiliated to our lodge from Okinawa Lodge No. 118, Philippines. Bro. Frederic Eno, II has affiliated from Connetguot Lodge No. 838, Sayville, NY. We welcome Brothers Helms and Eno to our lodge.

Shrine Ceremonial

The next Shrine Ceremonial will be a joint venture of Amran, Oasis and Sudan Temples. This is the first time all three temples are combining their ceremonials. The ceremonial will take place in Southern Pines on June 6 & 7. This event is open for all Masons who are members of the Scottish Rite or York Rite and are wishing to join the Shrine organization.

Scottish Rite Reunion

The next Scottish Rite Reunion for the Raleigh Bodies is scheduled for April 11 - 12, 1997. A Master Mason in good standing in his lodge is eligible to be inducted into the Scottish Rite Bodies of Raleigh.

1997 Lodge Yearbook

The yearbook has been sent to the printer and will be mailed to the members when completed.

Calendar of Events

March 7 BBQ- Edith Chaper # 160 Place- Cary Masonic Lodge Bldg

April 11 BBQ- Cary Lodge # 198 Place- Cary Masonic Lodge Bldg

April 11-12 Scottish Rite Reunion Place- Raleigh Masonic Temple

June 6&7 Shrine Ceremonial Place- Southern Pines