The North Carolina Mason

January/February 2014

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Page 8 The North Carolina Mason January/February 2014 In this issue of The NC Mason page 1 The North Carolina Mason The Grand Lodge of North Carolina, AF&AM 600 College Street Oxford, North Carolina 27565 CHANGE SERVICE REQUESTED NON-PROFIT ORG. AUTO U.S. POSTAGE PAID OXFORD, NC 27565 PERMIT NO. 56 New Masonic Center coming to Winston-Salem page 1 They ride on to help the kids page 8 Two new lodges are operating in the state On the cover Fanfare for new Winston-Salem Masonic center The Mason NORTH CAROLINA JAN/FEB 2014 Two new lodges now at work see SOPHIA, page 4 A Moravian band, led by Joey Transou, played for the dedication of the cornerstone for Winston-Salem's new center. Ric Carter photo SALISBURY — North Carolina has a new lodge incubating — Sophia Lodge. Fifty-one Masons attended the institution of the lodge on October 23 and saw the dispensation deliv- ered to allow the lodge to begin to work. It was brought by then Grand Master Dewey Preslar and Grand Secretary Walt Clapp. e lodge is following a traditional observance path. e ceremony began with the reading of the dispensation by Grand Secretary Clapp. e grand master then had Sophia Master Larry ompson, Senior Warden Ben Wallace, and Junior Warden Kevin Combs brought to the altar. Doug Caudle, then senior grand warden, presented their officer jewels and conducted them to their stations. e grand master then opened a lodge in due form and charged the principal officers and the Sophia Lodge begins work JACKSONVILLE — Knights of Solomon 766 became North Carolina's newest chartered lodge October 19. After being granted a charter at Annual Communication in September, Grand Master Elect Dalton W. Mayo, Grand Secretary Walt Clapp, and Grand Chaplain pro tempore Al- lan Mann performed the ritual of consecration and constitution of the new lodge. Knights of Solomon 766 was spun off Knights of Solomon 764 and shares its interest in motorcycles. ey also chose to keep the same philosophies and name. ey regard themselves as a sec- ondary lodge for their mem- bers and hold their meetings at various locations around the state giving their mem- bers the chance to travel to different parts of the state to meet new people. eir Saturday meetings are a des- tination for motorcycle rides. New lodge hits the road eir officers are Master Beau Brown, Se- nior Warden Denny Norris, Junior Warden Ray Smith, Treasurer Gil Moctezuma, Secretary Howard Kahn, Senior Deacon Tom Hardison, Junior Deacon Allen Livenberger, Stewards Bob Baron and James Sullivan, Chaplain Bob Franks, and Tyler Henry Drake.

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