THE TRESTLE BOARD
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
BOARD OF TRUSTEES
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 Cary Chapter--OES 2nd & 4th Tuesday
WELCOME NEW BROTHERS
.The following brothers were raised on March 3:
Thomas H. Davenport, Jr. Eric Chamberlain, as a courtesy of Adobe Lodge # 41, Tucson, AZ. Eric affiliated to Cary #198 on June 16.
ST. JOHNíS DAY
On Saturday June 21, Masons from across NC converged on the grounds of the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, NC. The annual event of St. Johnís Day was another success. Thanks to Bro. Lloyd Young, PM and his staff for organizing the event.
The shrine temples of NC put on another good show as the parade went through downtown Oxford and ended at the main administration building of the home.
Mark your calendar next year for St. Johnís Day which will be held on June 20, 1998.
SPRING BBQ REPORT
Our Spring BBQ was a tremendous success. Many thanks to all brothers who participated to make this another successful fund raiser. This fund raiser was for the North Carolina Masonic Foundation.
Preparations will began for the fall event when a date is set in the near future.
The lodge recently leased office space to Cary Wesleyan Church. They will also be using the dining room facilities for Sunday worship. If anyone needs the dining room, please call Elbert Hockaday so arrangements can be made to have the church remove their equipment (stage, etc.).
Your lodge is doing degree work. Mark your calendar for the following events:
July 7 (stated communication): First Degree
July 12 (Saturday) Breakfast 8am
Second Degree 9am
Plan to attend and support YOUR lodge and our new brothers.
SICKNESS AND HOSPITALIZATION
If you are or know of a brother who is in ill health or is hospitalized, please contact one of the officers. Words of encouragement and/or a visit can go a long way to the road to recovery.
We need help! Please, if you are asked to help in a Masonic Funeral, take the time to attend. This is a beautiful and well deserved honor to a brother who has gone to "that celestial Lodge above." This is one ceremony where we as Masons can show the general public a little bit of our tradition.
If you have never been called, please contact one of the officers to be put on the call list. If you are interested in learning the ceremony, call Walter Highsmith, Jr.
TRESTLE BOARD NEWS
Any Brother who has news of interest dealing with Masonry and would like it to be included in the Trestle Board, contact Kevin Hall.
The next issue is scheduled for print around September 15.
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
July 12 Emergent Communication: 2nd Degree/Breakfast 8am Place-Cary Lodge
September 15 Past Masters Night & Recognition Place- Cary Lodge
September 26 Cary Shrine Club Fish Fry
October 10-11 Scottish Rite Reunion Place- Raleigh Masonic Temple
November 15 Ladies & Awards Night/Dinner Place-Cary Lodge Purpose- Honor our widows and 25 & 50 year members
Russell A. Swindell 5-14-1916 to 3-6-1997
J. Ryland Groff 7-8-1918 to 3-27-1997
Roland W. Stiles 7-17-1944 to 5-3-1997
Fred G. Bond 1-1-1929 to 6-1-1997