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November/December 2018

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November/December 2018 The North Carolina Mason Page 3 Gilbert De Verne Bailey, past master of Charles M. Setzer #693 and a 14-year Mason, is the newest member of the Grand Line. Bailey, 49, was appointed to the Grand Line by Grand Master-elect Dwight M. "Mack" Sigmon. Worshipful Brother Bailey was raised in 2004 at Charles M. Setzer lodge and rose through the chairs, serving as senior warden, secretary and trustee as well as master. He was also a member of the Grand Lodge Board of Custodians from 2012 to 2015 and has served on the board of directors of WhiteStone: A Masonic and Eastern Star Community, since 2014. He has been a certified lecturer since 2007, coroneted 33rd degree in August 2015 and is the personal representa- tive of the Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the Charlotte Scottish Rite Valley. He and his wife, Erin, have two daughters, Lorelei and Isadora. He is Vice President of the Analytics and Customer Engagement products business at Global Payments, a leading worldwide provider of innova- tive software in the fintech space. He previously was one of four founders in the startup Beanstalk Data, which was later acquired by Heartland Payment Systems as they were being acquired by Global Payments in 2016. During the '90s he was a Key team member of Software Express Inc. when it was twice placed on the Inc. 500 list. He also has significant skills with a sword; he was a divi- sion 1 ranked foil fencer in the United States Fencing Asso- ciation. He owned a global import and export fencing equipment business from 2001-2009 and sponsored two fencers who ultimately both medaled in the 2008 Beijing Olympics. He is from Charleston, WV, and moved to Greensboro in 1987 to attend Guilford College, where he graduated with a bachelor of arts degree in Political Science with a concentration in Russian and Soviet Studies. He remains active at his alma mater, serving on the college board of trustees since 2011. Bailey our newest Grand Line member Gilbert Bailey and his wife, Erin, flank their daughters following the 2018 Annual Communication where his appointment was announced. DATE DISTRICT HOST LODGE ADDRESS Jan 28 9 Concord 58 1601 Barlow Rd., Tarboro 29 5 American George 17 205 University Dr., Murfreesboro 30 1 Widow's Son 75 218 S. Hughes Blvd., Elizabeth City 31 3 Atlantic 294 80 Second St., Swan Quarter Feb 5 10 Richard Caswell 705 850 Greenbriar Rd., Kinston 6 4 Seaside 429 72 Old Hammocks Rd., Swansboro Mar 4 29 Meadow Branch 578 211 S. Stewart St., Wingate 12 26 Forsyth 707 4537 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem 13 27 Thomasville 214 720 Salem St., Thomasville 14 22 Bingham 272 307 E. Center St., Mebane 20 20 Sanford 151 231 Charlotte Ave., Sanford 25 41 Robbinsville 672 33 Ingram St., Robbinsville 26 40 Sonoma 472 62 Birdsong Trl., Canton 27 37 Burnsville 717 23 Robertson St., Burnsville 28 33 Mt. Pleasant 573 206 Champion-Mt. Pleasant Rd., Wilkesboro Apr 1 18 Fairmont 528 709 Getrude St., Fairmont 2 12 Waccamaw 596 2629 Old Stage HWY, Riegelwood 3 17 Stedman 730 128 Carol St., Stedman 10 13 John H. Mills 624 8057 Highway 39, Henderson 11 15 State College 770 TBD, Raleigh 15 24 Troy 718 220 Eldorado St., Troy 17 28 Cannon Memorial 626 704 S. Main St., Kannapolis 22 36 Mount Holly 544 332 W. Charlotte Ave., Mount Holly 23 32 Charles M. Setzer 693 4217 Stacy Blvd., Charlotte May 14 38 Western Star 91 329 S. Main St., Rutherfordton 15 34 Catawba 248 202 N. College Ave., Newton Get ready for a district meeting coming near you during 2019 District meetings help remind us that we are a true fraternity with brothers throughout the state and beyond. Plan to attend one of this meetings with Grand Master Dwight M. "Mack" Sigmon. NOTE: ese dates and locations are subject to change throughout the year due to weather conditions or other considerations. Be sure to keep up-to-date at our website, Don't miss out! Get e Mason online or in print Saving money and saving a few trees is important – and you can help the NC Mason do both. We offer the Mason in two forms now. The one you know best is the paper version that lands in your mailbox.We also offer you the option to subscribe to the online version, which comes out a few weeks earlier and is easy to read and enlarge. If you're happy with your printed version, you don't have to do anything. But if you want to help us save money (our printing budget will be smaller in the new year and we'd love your help!), just send a note to with these words in the subject line: OPT OUT, and in the body of the email, include your full name and mailing address. We'll take it from there.If you want to subscribe to the online version by email, it's easy …. Just head to this page: Then hit the blue "Subscribe" tab on the right-hand side of the page. Fill in the info, and you're done! No need for trails of Post-It notes reminding you to go and hunt for the paper every other month, no reason to scribble a reminder on napkins or the back of envelopes. Questions? Email us at!

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