The North Carolina Mason

May/June 2017

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Page 8 The North Carolina Mason May/June 2017 MiLeposts 142 GRIFTON - Fifty years to the day he became a master mason, Wal- ter Bruce Cannon, center, of Grifton #243 is honored for his achieve- ment with a Veteran's Emblem certificate presented by Grand Master Gene Cobb, left. Cannon's wife, Geri, looks on with pride. TABOR CITY - Brother Roscoe Beck re- ceives his 50-year Veterans Award from Tabor #563 WM Danny Long, left, and SW Sean Mitchell, right. RALEIGH - Past Grand Master and NC Ma- sonic Foundation Board Member Bob Gresham, left, and National Sojourners President-Elect Ron Sor- tino, right, surprise Grand Master Gene Cobb with news that the NCMF Board of Directors and the board's financial representatives, Frank and Patrick Golden of Wells Fargo Financial Advisors, have do- nated five scholarships in Cobb's honor to the Spirit of America Youth Leadership Program, sponsored by the Freedoms Foundation. Two of the scholarships will be given to residents of the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford. Each year, nearly 3,000 students and educators, from across the country, visit the foundation's campus at historic Valley Forge for a four-day program that teaches them about Ameri- ca, the democratic system of government and gives them an understanding of the rights and responsibili- ties of citizenship. OXFORD - Oxford #122 held a special dinner and ceremony in April to recognize its Veteran, 25-, 50-, and 60-Year members. Two of the award recipients are brothers: Archibald and William Hicks, who joined the Lodge more than 50 years ago during the same year. Pictured (L-R): Thomas Newton, Eric Hinman, Sherby Slaugh- ter, Bobby Young, William Ford, William Hicks and Arch Hicks. GASTONIA – Paul L. Teem Jr. re- ceives the Order of the Long Leaf Pine at a meeting of Gastonia #369. Victor A. Willis, right, past president of the Ma- sonic Temple Association, presents the award. Teem has been a Mason since 1973 and has served on the board of directors of the Masonic temple Asso- ciation since 1981, including terms as secretary and treasurer.

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