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January/February 2016

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January/February 2016 The North Carolina Mason Page 3 Grand Master Bryant D. Webster plans to visit about half our districts this year. His meetings start in early January and will finish at the end of May. His meetings will be similar to the area meet- ings of the past few years. Pre-meeting meals are scheduled for 6:15 p.m. with the tyled meeting starting at 7:00 p.m. District officers and the grand master will be received with usual honors. You may make your lodge's res- ervation for the meeting with your district deputy grand master or host lodge secretary. Please be considerate of the host lodge. Make your reser- vations for dinner at least seven days before your scheduled meeting. It is very frustrating to try to plan for a Date District Host Location March 2 14 William G. Hill 218 1520 Caswell St., Raleigh March 3 10 St. John's 4 1810 N. Heritage St., Kinston March 7 19 Knap of Reeds 158 158 Bahama Rd., Bahama March 8 8 Widows Son 519 298 Roanoke Ave., Roanoke Rapids March 9 16 Wilson 712 2501 W. Nash St., Wilson March 22 22 Jefferson Penn 384 110 S. Main St., Reidsville March 23 20 Siler City 403 114 S. ird Ave., Siler City March 28 1 Eureka 317 218 S. Hughes Blvd., Elizabeth City March 29 2 Cape Hatteras 698 48338 Hwy 12, Buxton March 30 4 Franklin 109 104 Professional Park Dr., Beaufort March 31 3 Orr 104 116 E. ird St., Washington April 11 30 Lee 253 108 Second Ave., SW, Taylorsville April 12 38 Forest City 381 17 Wilkie St., Forest City April 13 36 Mt. Holly 544 332 W. Charlotte Ave., Mt. Holly April 25 32 Mint Hill 742 10224 Lawyers Rd., Charlotte April 26 28 Spencer 543 114 Fourth St., Spencer May 2 12 St. John's 1 4712 Oriole Dr., Wilmington May 3 18 Lebanon 207 114 Pecan St., Whiteville May 4 21 Rockingham 495 1107 Fayetteville Rd., Rockingham May 5 17 Fort Bragg 667 221 Mason St., Fayetteville May 16 26 Salem 289 4537 Country Club Rd., Winston-Salem May 17 33 Sparta 423 125 E. Doughton St., Sparta May 23 41 Blue Ridge 435 305 Main St., Highlands May 24 40 Waynesville 259 435 E. Marshall St., Waynesville May 25 34 Mystic Tie 237 163 S. Main St., Marion May 26 39 Nichols-W. Asheville 650 22 Brevard Rd., Asheville meal when reservations have not been made. Your lodge will be responsible to pay for all meals reserved. ose who have not made reservations should not expect to eat. In case of inclement weather, meet- ings will be cancelled in accordance with local schools cancellations. If a meeting is cancelled, the host lodge and district deputy grand master will be notified. Your lodge may cancel its stated communication to attend your district meeting. Information will also be posted on the Grand Lodge web site: . is schedule was the schedule as of December 9, 2015. Changes may be necessary. Please con- sult your lodge for updates. GM's district meetings GREENVILLE — Greenville 284 hosted the area's Sixth Annual anks- giving Dinner on November 24. More than 50 people attended the dinner and program. e gathering is held each year to gather lodges from the Sixth Masonic District and around the region and to facilitate learning more about the craft and what it means to be a Freema- son It's likely the longest lived visitation event between our jurisdiction's lodges and Prince Hall lodges. Greenville's Mount Hermon 35 (PHA) supplied supper for the gather- ing. Daniel Van Liere, Greenville 284 master, presided and invited masters and dignitaries from several lodges to join him in the east for the meeting. He delivered a anksgiving message. ere was a special recognition of David Stapleton and Bud Wheless, the men who had the courage to create the first Greenville anksgiving gathering. ere were two more presentations. Jimmy Ford, Prince Hall 12 th Dis- trict Deputy Grand Master present- ed his message on working together as brothers. Sixth District Deputy Grand Master Dennis Campbell pre- sented on self assessment. e brothers enjoyed an evening of good fellowship and fun. The gathering shares the closing charge. Greenville continues visit tradition By Ric Carter Ric Car ter photos WADESBORO — For their People Fest on Oc- tober 10, the Wadesboro Town Council declared it Ed McBride Day. e Express describes McBride as "a sign artist of re- nown in those parts. He began his career as a teenager in 1937 and still turns out a bit of work at age 93. His signs and artwork are a big part of the fabric of Anson County. He even designed the official People Fest logo. "Ed also is known to citizens for his 'Remembering' column in e Express. His columns feature a photo- graph and some information to go along with it each week. Ed took photographs of most every sign he cre- ated, kept organized notes, and he has a great memory, so each of his columns is truly an important slice of history. e subjects of his columns — people, busi- nesses, churches, schools, events — have touched the lives of many people here in Anson County. "Lastly, Ed is a great guy! Anyone who has met him is immediately aware that he is a kind, compassionate, and funny man. He has contributed to the commu- nity through the Masons, Lions Club, his church, and countless hours of volunteering his time and talents." McBride served Kilwinning 64 as master in 1962, 1980, and 1981. He became a Mason in 1953. When Kilwinning Lodge celebrated it's 200 th anniversary back in 2013, they dedicated their lodge library to him. — Speed Hallman Ed McBride honored by hometown Several guests shared the east with Crown Point Master Daniel Van Liere.

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