34th Masonic District

 

Traveling Gavel

 

Current Location:

 

Conover Lodge No. 709, Conover, NC

Captured: November 21, 2017

 

 

 

 

 

PURPOSE:

 

1. TO PROMOTE AND CEMENT THE BROTHERLY LOVE AND FELLOWSHIP AMONG THE BRETHREN OF FREEMASONRY ESPECIALLY OF THE 34TH MASONIC DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA.


2. TO REVITALIZE AND RENEW THE INTEREST, DEDICATION, COMMITMENT, ENTHUSIASM AND LOVE FOR FREEMASONRY BY THE BRETHREN, WHITHERSOEVER DISPERSED.


3. TO INCREASE ATTENDANCE OF LODGES' STATED AND EMERGENT COMMUNICATIONS BY VISITS OF BRETHREN OF OTHER LODGES COMPRISING 34TH MASONIC DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA.


4. TO ENCOURAGE BRETHREN TO VISIT OTHER LODGES IN THE DISTRICT FOR MASONIC FELLOWSHIPS, EDUCATION, AND RENDERING ASSISTANCE IN LODGE'S RITUALISTIC FUNCTIONS.


5. TO SHARE COMMON KNOWLEDGE AND EXPERIENCES OF MASONIC HISTORY AND PHILOSOPHY AND OTHER SORTS OF MASONIC INTERESTS.


6. TO ESTABLISH A RESERVOIR OF FRIENDSHIP AND BROTHERLY LOVE.

 

 

RULES:

 

1. THE TRAVELING GAVEL IS SPONSORED BY THE 34TH MASONIC DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA.
 

2. THE FIRST HOST LODGE OF THE TRAVELING GAVEL WILL BE DETERMINED BY SIMPLE MAJORITY OF MEMBERS OF A LODGE PRESENT DURING THE DISTRICT MEETING IN MARCH 2013.

3. THE HOST LODGE WILL DISPLAY THE TRAVELING GAVEL IN THE LODGE
ROOM AND THE WORSHIPFUL MASTER MAY USE THE GAVEL IF HE SO DESIRES.

4. THE "CAPTURE" OF THE GAVEL CAN BE ACCOMPLISHED ONLY WHEN AT LEAST 4 MEMBERS OF A VISITING LODGE ARE PRESENT DURING A STATED OR EMERGENT COMMUNICATION OF THE HOST LODGE.  THE CAPTURING LODGE MUST HAVE AT LEAST 4 MEMBERS PRESENT AT THE BEGINNING AND END OF A COMMUNICATION. IN CASE OF A TIE, THE VISITING LODGE WITH THE MOST MEMBERS PRESENT WILL WIN. IN THE EVENT OF A TIE IN NUMBERS THE LODGE TRAVELLING THE GREATEST DISTANCE WILL WIN.

5. DUAL MEMBERS OF DIFFERENT VISITING LODGES SHOULD DECLARE WHICH LODGE THEY SHOULD BE COUNTED ON.

6. LODGES OUTSIDE OF THE 34TH MASONIC DISTRICT OF NORTH CAROLINA ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO CAPTURE THE GAVEL.

7. PRESENTATION OF THE TRAVELING GAVEL BY THE WORSHIPFUL MASTER OF THE HOST LODGE TO THE VISITING LODGE WILL BE DONE IMMEDIATELY BEFORE CLOSING THE LODGE.

 

8. THE CAPTURING LODGE IS RESPONSIBLE TO MAKE THE GAVELíS WHEREABOUTS KNOWN AS SOON AS IS PRACTICAL BY AT LEAST, ALERTING THE WEBMASTER OF THE DISTRICT WEBSITE OF THE LOCATION CHANGE AND ANY OTHER MEANS AVAILABLE TO DISSEMINATE THE INFORMATION TO THE LODGES WITHIN THE DISTRICT.

9. THE TRAVELLING GAVEL PROGRAM IS AT ALL TIMES TO BE FUN.

 

10. THE GAVEL CONTINUES TO TRAVEL ONWARD AND MUST NOT STOP.

 

 

 

The 34th District Traveling Gavel

Initial Traveling Gavel presented to Master Charles McNally, Catawba Lodge No. 248 by DDGM Russell Bridges

 

 

 

History of Past Recipients:

 

32. Conover Lodge No. 709, Conover, NC - Captured November 21, 2017

31. Denver Lodge No. 757, Denver, NC - Captured July 6, 2017

30. Conover Lodge No. 709, Conover, NC - Captured March 30, 2017

29. Hibriten Lodge No. 262, Lenoir, NC - Captured March 13, 2017

28. Joppa Lodge No. 401, Old Fort, NC - Captured February 6, 2017

27. Mystic Tie Lodge No. 237, Marion, NC - Captured January 26, 2017

26. Catawba Valley Lodge No. 217, Morganton, NC - Captured May 25, 2016

25. Mystic Tie Lodge No. 237, Marion, NC - Captured May 9, 2016

24. Joppa Lodge No. 401, Old Fort, NC - Captured April 7, 2016

23. Hibriten Lodge No. 262, Lenoir, NC - Captured March 10, 2016

22. Catawba Valley Lodge No. 217, Morganton, NC - Captured March 3, 2016

21. Hibriten Lodge No. 262, Lenoir, NC - Captured January 14, 2016

20. Catawba Valley Lodge No. 217, Morganton, NC - Captured September 21, 2015

19. Mystic Tie Lodge No. 237, Marion, NC - Captured August 13, 2015 

18. Catawba Valley Lodge No. 217, Morganton, NC - Captured May 12, 2015

17. Catawba Lodge No. 248, Newton, NC - Captured January 22, 2015

16. Conover Lodge No. 709, Conover, NC - Captured December 15, 2014

15. Hickory Lodge No. 343, Hickory, NC - Captured October 13, 2014

14. Riverside Lodge No. 606, Catawba, NC - Captured May 6, 2014

13. Cookville Lodge No. 502, Cooksville, NC - Captured April 8, 2014

12. Catawba Lodge No. 248, Newton, NC - Captured April 1, 2014

11. Cookville Lodge No. 502, Cooksville, NC - Captured January 9, 2014

10. Conover Lodge No. 709, Conover, NC - Captured December 2, 2013

9. Lincoln Lodge No. 137, Lincolnton, NC - Captured November 19, 2013

8. Cookville Lodge No. 502, Cooksville, NC - Captured November 11, 2013

7. Lovelady Lodge No. 670, Valdese, NC - Captured August 8, 2013

6. Catawba Valley Lodge No. 217, Morganton, NC - Captured May 2, 2013

5. Hibriten Lodge No. 262, Lenoir, NC - Captured April 29, 2013

4. Lovelady Lodge No. 670, Valdese, NC - Captured April 11, 2013

3. Catawba Valley Lodge No. 217, Morganton, NC - Captured March 25, 2013

2. Riverside Lodge No. 606, Catawba, NC - Captured March 12, 2013

1. Catawba Lodge No. 248, Newton, NC - Captured March 7, 2013 (initial recipient)

 

 

Please send any updates on the current location of the Traveling Gavel to Mack Sigmon at msigmon@glnc.us

 

Last updated:  12-11-17

 

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