January 1998 Vol. 2, No. 1

 

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 Scott Chain

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

NEW OFFICERS

The officers listed to the left were elected or appointed on December 1, 1997 to fill their respective office. Also, Alton Prevatte was elected to the Budget and Finance Committee and Woodley Kennedy, PM was elected to the Board of Trustees.

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1998 dues are now due. To be in good standing in your lodge, you must have a current dues card. Please help your lodge by paying on time. Thanks to the brethren who have already paid.

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DISTRICT SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION

The 26th Masonic District School of Instruction is scheduled for February 21 at Fuquay Lodge No. 258. The day will start at 8 am with the host lodge opening the school.

Plan on attending to increase your awareness of the ritual work and meet the new officers of the lodges in our district.

CARY LODGE SPRING BARBECUE

Once again we are making preparations for our spring barbecue. It is scheduled for Friday, April 3. The officers are asking for everyone to participate to make this a successful fund-raiser for our Masonic charities. Not only do we need tickets sold, there are many jobs during the day of the barbecue which need to be filled.

Please plan just a few hours of your time on April 3rd to assist in the preparation, cooking, filling plates, cleaning, chopping meat, etc.

TRESTLE BOARD NEWS

The next Trestle Board is scheduled for publication around the end of March. If you have any news which you want to pass on to the brethren, contact Kevin Hall at 380-1635.

EDITH CHAPTER NO. 160 OES

The chapter will hold its barbecue fund-raiser on February 6 at the Cary Masonic Temple. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

NEW LOCKS ON LODGE ROOM DOORS

The lodge recently voted to change the locks on the LODGE room access doors (not the outside building doors). Access to the lodge room can now only be gained from the lobby entrance door. The preparation door and the north/west lodge door (near the mens room)are now lockable and should remain locked when lodge room is not in use.

If you need access to the lodge room, contact the secretary or a Board of Trustee member for a key.

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Do you have friends, co-workers, relatives who are Masons and are NOT attending lodge? Invite them to Cary Lodge.

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OUR KIDS AT THE MASONIC HOME

Included with this newsletter are the names, ages, grade in school and residence cottage of the children that we, Cary Lodge No. 198, sponsor at the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford. These kids would greatly enjoy any correspondence that you may send.

Plan on attending St. Johns Day in June and meet the young men and ladies that we sponsor. St. Johns Day is June 20.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

February 6 Edith Chapter No. 160, OES Barbecue fund-raiser Place-Cary Masonic Temple

February 21 School of Instruction, 26th MasonicDistrict. Place-Fuquay Lodge No. 258

April 3 Cary Lodge Barbecue Place-Cary Masonic Temple

April 17-18 Scottish Rite Reunion Place-Raleigh Masonic Temple

April 24-25 Grand Lodge Annual Communication Place-Raleigh Civic Center

June 20 St. John’s Day Place-Masonic Home for Children at Oxford

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

Dec 7 Cary Lodge AnnualCommunication 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.

SECRETARY’S CORNER

Our lodge membership activity for 1997:

Membership 12/31/1996 259 raised 4 admitted 3 restored 1 Total Gains 8 excluded NPD 2 demitted 2 died 5 Total Losses (9) Membership 12/31/1997 258