The Corinthian Masonic Lodge recently installed officers for 2013.
Past Master Bruce Bulluck served as the installing officer, and Past Master John L. Rackley served as the installing Marshall. Installed at the open ceremony were Steve Tripp, Master; Frank Hobbs, Senior Warden; William Jenkins, Junior Warden; W.I. Tanner, Treasurer; Joseph Fuller, Secretary; Noah Stokes, Senior Deacon; Bennie Hicks, Senior Steward; and Don Davenport, Tyler.
Others serving the Lodge for the forthcoming year are Jonathan Joyner, Junior Deacon; Herbie Vaughan, Junior Steward; and Henry Lancaster, Chaplain. Following the ceremony, a reception was held for the newly installed officers and guests.
Freemasonry is a fraternity with the goal to help good men become better men, thereby raising the moral, social, intellectual and spiritual conscience of society.
Three-hundred-and-seventy-five subordinate lodges comprise the Grand Lodge of North Carolina. Corinthian Lodge was chartered on Dec. 5, 1865, and has been meeting regularly since that time. Throughout its history, Corinthian Lodge has supported many charities. The Masonic Home for Children in Oxford, is a flagship charity of the lodge, and in recent years, the lodge has vigorously supported Relay for Life.
Masons do not recruit members; those wishing to join the Order must come of their own free will and accord.
If a man wishes to become a part of Masonry, all he needs to do is ask a Mason. To learn more about Freemasonry, go to ncmason.net/corin thian230 or grandlodge nc.org.