The North Carolina Mason

September/October 2017

North Carolina Mason

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September/October 2017 The North Carolina Mason Page 3 Eagle 19 Hominy 491 Thomas M. Holt 492 Asheboro 699 Numa Reid 344 Revolution 552 Blackmer 127 Zion 81 Andrew Jackson 576 Bingham 272 James B. Green 735 Acacia 674 Buffalo 172 Columbus 102 Clemmons 755 State Line 375 Mingo 206 Ashlar 765 Mesh 771 Jefferson Penn 384 William G. Hill 218 Wilmington 319 Kenly 257 Lux Libertas UD Wendell 565 West Bend 434 Pilot 493 Home Lodge 613 Oxford 122 Albemarle 703 Allen Graham 695 Fulton 99 King Solomon 704 Steele Creek 737 Corinthian 542 Ionic 583 Bald Creek 397 Jerusalem 95 Oak Grove 750 Nichols West Asheville 650 Person 113 Stump Sound 733 St. John's No. 1 Proctorville 643 Cherry Point 688 Berne 724 James K. Polk 759 Semper Fidelis 680 St. John's No 4 Cannon Memorial 626 Lebanon 391 Mount Hermon 118 Copeland 390 Royal White Hart 497 Pleasant Hill 304 Mosaic 762 Lion and Pillar 2017: Grand Master announces winners at Annual Communication Last December, Grand Master Gene Cobb urged North Carolina Freemasons to "get to work," side- by-side with him, to strengthen the Craft statewide. To help lodges reach that goal, he created the "Lion and Pillar Lodge of Excellence," a designa- tion earned by lodges that followed guidelines in five areas: Education, Patriotism, Philanthropy, Masonic Membership and Affiliated Connections. In all, 81 lodges applied. Fifty- six met all the criteria and were declared a Lion and Pillar Lodge of Excellence; 25 more lodges were given honorable mentions. e program is expected to continue in 2018. Watch the NC Mason, the Grand Lodge web and Facebook pages for updates! Charles M. Setzer 693 Black Mountain 663 West Gate 738 Sonoma 472 Grifton 243 Campbell 374 Maxton 417 Eureka 317 PP Turner 746 Temple 676 Junaluskee 145 Kernersville 669 Guilford 656 Gate City 694 New Lebanon 314 Rockingham 495 Henry F. Grainger 412 Statesville 27 East Gate 692 Radiance 132 Yadkin 162 Tabasco 271 Crown Point 708 East LaPorte 358 Friendship 388 Lion & Pillar Honorees Honorable Mentions Charles Speed Hallman has been elected to serve as the 165 th Grand Master of Masons. Hallman was elected Sept. 23 at Annual Communication, and will be installed Dec. 2 at the Carolina Inn, Chapel Hill. Hallman, 57, joined the Grand Line in 2010, when then GM-elect Lewis Ledford appointed him Junior Grand Steward. He was born April 18, 1960, to Charles Franklin and Anne Dixon Speed of Marshville in Union County. He attended Wingate College and graduated from the University of North Carolina School of Journalism and Mass Communi- cation in 1982. After graduation, he worked in the Washington DC office of US Rep. Bill Hefner, then became director of the Appalachian State University News Bureau, earning a master's degree from Appalachian while working there. He returned to UNC-Chapel Hill in 1994 to work in development and communica- tions for the College of Arts and Sciences, the university development office and the journalism school. He directed communications for UNC's $2.3 billion Carolina First Campaign. He later rose to associate dean for development and alumni affairs for the jour- nalism school, then moved to the university's Phar- macy School development office. His responsibilities in both positions included fundraising for major gifts and overseeing the annual fund and alumni functions. He retired Sept. 1, 2016. Hallman was raised in Hillsborough's Eagle Lodge #19 in 1999. He was master in 2004 and helped create the Historic Eagle Lodge Foundation, a tax-exempt organization chartered to support renovations and restora- tion of the 1823 lodge building. He led efforts to preserve and catalog Eagle's historic documents and open the lodge for community events and activities. He also is a charter member of Mosaic #762 in Chapel Hill and Lux Libertas #UD in Hillsborough, and is a member of Sophia #767, Wilkerson College #760 and Blackmer #127. His Grand Lodge assignments have included: the Board of General Purposes; the Masonic Ceremonies and Miscellaneous Publications committee, and the Charles E. Cathey Scholarship committees, and the board of WhiteStone: A Masonic and Eastern Star Home. He has been an instructor for Wilkerson College, is a member of the Greensboro Scottish Rite and received his 33rd Degree in 2015. He also received the Grand Cross of Color from the International Order of the Rainbow Girls in June 2017. He served on UNC's University History Council chaired the nonprofit Eno Publishers. He has served on boards of the Chapel Hill Historical Society, the State Employees Credit Union Chapel Hill Advisory Board, the Sierra Club's Blue Ridge Group, and the Watauga County Hunger Coalition. He participated in a Rotary Inter- national Group Study Exchange to East Africa. He has been married to Susan Walters Hallman, a fellow UNC graduate, for 30 years. ey moved to Wadesboro earlier this year. Wadesboro is Susan Hallman's hometown and is near the Grand Master's hometown of Marshville. Hallman continues to work in development communications for UNC's Rams Club and Pharmacy Foundation on a contract basis. e Hallmans have two sons: Jason, 25, a human relations specialist for the US Office of Personnel Management in Kansas City, Mo.; and omas, 23, a graduate student at Lund University in Sweden. Our next Grand Master: Speed Hallman

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