The North Carolina Mason

July/August 2018

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Page 4 The North Carolina Mason July/August 2018 T h e m i s s i o n o f f r e e m a s o n r y i n n o r T h C a r o l i n a i s T o r a i s e T h e m o r a l , s o C i a l , i n T e l l e C T u a l , a n d s p i r i T u a l C o n s C i e n C e o f s o C i e T y b y T e a C h i n g T h e a n C i e n T a n d e n d u r i n g p h i l o s o p h i C a l TeneTs of broTherly love, relief, and TruTh, whiCh are expressed ouTwardly Through serviCe To god, family, CounTry, and self under The faTherhood of god wiThin The broTherhood of man. (USPS 598-260) is published bimonthly by e Grand Lodge of AF & AM of North Carolina, 2921 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27608. ird class postage paid at Oxford, NC 27565. POSTMASTER: Send address changes to e North Carolina Mason, School Of Graphic Arts, Masonic Home for Children, Oxford, NC 27565. Grand Master Speed Hallman Board Of Publication Kenneth Wayne Lambert, Chairman John R. Beaman III John S. Dodd Adam Russell Cloninger Dwight Stephen Decoskey II Editor Beth Grace Good quality pictures are essential for suitable reproduction. e right to re- ject any submission not suitable for use is reserved. Pictures will be returned to the sender only if accompanied by a self-addressed, stamped envelope. Email submissions are welcome; high resolution, unaltered JPGs and Rich Text Format documents are preferred. Submissions and other correspon- dence should be sent to the editor at 2921 Glenwood Avenue, Raleigh, NC 27608 or . Each North Carolina Mason is a subscriber to e North Carolina Mason. If you know a member who is not receiving the paper, please send us his full name, his complete address, and the name and number of his lodge. Masonic widows receive e Mason free upon request. Subscriptions are available to others at a rate of five dollars per year. Subscription inquiries and address changes only should be sent to: e School of Graphic Arts, Masonic Home for Children, 600 College Street, Oxford, North Carolina 27565. Opinions expressed are not necessarily those of The North Carolina Mason, the Grand Lodge, or Board of Publication. From the editor's desk Grand Master Speed Hallman ................................. Deputy Grand Master Dwight M. "Mack" Sigmon Senior Grand Warden P. Shaun Bradshaw ............ Junior Grand Warden R. David Wicker .................... Grand Treasurer Lewis R. Ledford (PGM) ............... Grand Secretary T. Walton Clapp III Senior Grand Deacon Larry B. ompson Jr. Junior Grand Deacon Kevan D. Frazier Grand Marshal Donald E. Kehler Grand Steward Robert W. Rideout ............................ Grand Steward Steve M. Norris ................................... Grand Tyler John W. Speed II Grand Chaplain James G. Jones Grand Lecturer Donald M. Helton Grand Historian Michael W. Brantley NORTH CAROLINA The Mason By Beth Grace Editor Revamped NCMF site making charity easier G etting the message out is what the North Carolina Mason and the Grand Lodge web page are all about. e Facebook pages for the Mason, Grand Lodge and the NC Masonic Foundation, individual lodges, as well as MORI messages round out a great communications package aimed at keeping brethren up to speed. We're about to welcome a newcomer to the mix – an all-new NC Masonic Foundation web page. And we have updated a number of items on the Grand Lodge page (, including new stories from the Mason and other sources. e Grand Lodge page, and the new NCMF page, were designed it in partnership with a company called E-dreamz Inc. e new site – – has been integrated into the Grand Lodge page, so you can link via or just surf directly to ere is a lot to discover on the site. ere's a history of NCMF and a writeup on what the foundation does – and plans to do. Check out the Meet the Team page, where you'll see who's who on the Board of Directors and the staff, with photos and contact emails and phone numbers. Wondering how to give directly to our charities – the Masonic Home for Children and WhiteStone: A Masonic and Eastern Star Community? Easy. Check out the "How to Give" page, and the all-new online giving portal. at portal allows you to give in your own name and allows you to share credit with your lodge; you can set up a recurring gift or make a donation in the name of a beloved brother or family member. ere is also a lot of news. You can link to the North Carolina Mason page and read the current issue (and back issues). Look for individual stories geared toward what's new at our charities and what plans they have for a bright future. Finally, if the different ways to give astound and confuse – annui- ties, planned gifts, charitable trusts – we have created a few links that will clear up any question. Check those out via the Giving Options page under How to give. Questions, concerns or ideas? Contact any member of the development team at NCMF – Chief Development Officer Jeffrey Hensley and east and west regional Development Directors Chris Richardson and Dee Blake. Check out their contact info on our "Meet the Team" page. Examples of some of the pages found at the Foundation's new website.

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