William G. Hill Masonic Lodge No. 218

William G. Hill Masonic Lodge No. 218 William G. Hill Masonic 218 strives to have a positive impact in the community of Raleigh NC. We are a Regular Blue Lodge of Ancient Free & Accepted Masons
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As part of the oldest fraternity in the world, our Lodge is proud to be apart of and support the Grand Lodge of North Carolina AF&AM, its charitable work, and the work of all recognized Masons all over the world. At the heart of our fraternity is an initiation system rich with allegory and symbolism, moral lessons, and a methodology for living a spiritually and intellectually rewarding life of service to our families, the fraternity, and our local communities. All Masonic Lodges have a little different character. William G Hill is a family-friendly and social lodge that encourages active participation in gatherings and activities. Our overall membership is about a hundred Masons. With historically 25-30 members actively participating in lodge activities. In addition to regular planned social outings, we have several annual events: * A free community Easter egg hunt and lunch held on lodge grounds * Participation in the Pig Jig (a masonic whole hog BBQ competition) * A Winter Formal and silent auction benefiting the Lodge and our charities. * Feast of the Saints John- A masonic dinner, part ritual, part education, and a good time. * Annual First Responders Thank You Breakfast- We serve breakfast to our front line first responders as a way of thanking them for their service to our communities. We incorporate masonic education in esoteric, historical, or intellectual presentations and discussions in most meetings. We take pride in our degree work and encourage members to learn and perform new roles in the ritual work of initiating new masons. We have been designated as a Lion and Pillar Lodge of Excellence from the Grand Lodge of North Carolina AF&AM annually since the Award's inception in 2016. We have further achieved the platinum distinction since its addition to the Award in 2019. Our Lodge Officer Line is a seven-year progression from Jr Steward culminating in a year as Worshipful Master. Each of the seven line officers' roles offers its own lessons. Our leadership line generally consists of newer Master Masons interested in leadership opportunities. Each year leaders are expected to take on more responsibility and are given more autonomy to pursue their own Lodge initiatives. Support and mentoring from our long time members and Past Masters (previously in charge of the Lodge) offer a wealth of experience masonically, professionally, and personally. In the 3rd or 4th year of leadership (Jr or Sr Deacon), officers are encouraged to attend Wilkerson College (a Grand Lodge level leadership program). This helps prepare them for success as an elected officer (Jr and Sr Warden and Worshipful Master). Tiller, Chaplin, are appointed annually by the Worshipful Master are not generally part of our Lodge's leadership progression. Secretary and Treasurer are elected officers and typically serve multiple annual terms allowing more continuity from year to year. Membership is open to all men of exceptional character regardless of race, ethnicity, orientation, or creed. If you want to learn more about Freemasonry in general or are interested in membership in our fraternity, it is best to contact us directly. A large part of masonry is about person to person connection, and we would be pleased to talk to you about it. An excellent online resource is the Grand Lodge webpage: https://www.grandlodge-nc.org/about-freemasonry.

Operating as usual

November 10, 1775The Tun Tavern is considered the site where both Freemason in the United States and the United States m...
11/10/2020

November 10, 1775

The Tun Tavern is considered the site where both Freemason in the United States and the United States marine Corp were born.
The Tavern was a brew house built in 1685 by Samuel Carpenter. It was located on Philadelphia’s waterfront at the corner of Water Street and Tun Alley, known today as “Penn’s landing.”
Historically, Tun Tavern is regarded as the “First Brew House” built in Philadelphia in 1685 and among the very first in the country. The Tavern soon developed a reputation for fine beers in the City and maintained that reputation for over a century. Its name is derived from the old English word “Tun” meaning measured cask, barrel, or keg of beer.

Robert Mullan, the proprietor of the Tavern was commissioned by Congress to raise the first two battalions of Marines, under the leadership of Capt. Samuel Nicholas, the first appointed Commandant. Nicholas’s grandfather was a member of the Tun Tavern Masonic Lodge and it is this relationship between Nicholas and Mullen plus the tavern has resulted in the Tavern being acknowledged as birthplace of the US Marines and Free and Accepted Masons.
Today there are estimated three million active and retired Marines each November 10th toast the birthplace of the Corp, Tun Tavern!

10/01/2020
Lion and Pillar Lodge of Excellence

Transitioning to a committee helps insure the future of this important program. Thank you for your leadership MW Cobb.

A VERY IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT

Good morning Brethren.

The Lion and Pillar Lodges of Excellence were honored at last week's historic First Virtual Annual Communication and once again, you roared loudly. The efforts made by our lodges in North Carolina through the Pandemic to maintain their level of excellence and push forward are nothing short of remarkable. Like that cereal box Tiger used to say, "Yourrrr Great!"

A few weeks back, I told you to look for an important announcement. Today is the day.

After consultation with Grand Master Elect David Wicker, a team is being appointed to work with me this year to process the Lion and Pillar Award. In 2021, lodges will need to continue working on their usual activities, figuring out ways to "get the name of your lodge out there in the community," and doing what you have been doing for Lion and Pillar.

Details and application information about the 2021 Award are forthcoming.

I am also pleased to announce the appointment of a committee to work with me for 2021 and take over the project in the future, beginning 2022. This is how it will work.

There are three areas. East, Central, and West. There are two representatives from each area who will train with me over the next few months about how we go forward. They will help process applications from their region and promote what Lion and Pillar does for lodges and for the state. Over the next month, watch for further posts from this committee as we move forward.

I am pleased to name the committee members at this time.

East: Jason Caldwell (680) and Marty Hunt (765).
Central: Raul Hererra (19) and Albert Hopping (218)
West: Chris Canipe (202) and Michael Wright (27)

These outstanding brethren will help us roar even more! All of us are grateful to them for their willingness to serve and their previous work on Lion and Pillar which will help more of us pursue excellence in the future. Thank you brothers for your willingness to serve.

A. Gene Cobb, Jr., PGM

From our brothers across The Pond.https://masonicbeer.com/
07/31/2020
Masonic Craft Beer Society – The Other Craft

From our brothers across The Pond.
https://masonicbeer.com/

The Masonic Craft Beer Society The Other Craft We are the brotherhood within our brotherhood, who appreciate good company and great beer. View More ORIGINAL DRINKERS WHO WILL BE #100 We’re raffling off OD Badge #100 for FareShare! Enter now to be in with the chance of winning! Raffle Tickets Who W...

06/30/2020
Lion and Pillar Lodge of Excellence

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#WGH218

CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE LODGES OF EXCELLENCE
UPDATE 1

Here are the current 26 lodges that made it this year as of 8:00 a.m. on July 3. There is still time! I'm feeling graceful. Send your application to me by noon on July 3, 2020 and you can still get it done! Next notification tomorrow, Happy Fourth of July!

Semper Fi 680: Platinum
Hibriten 262: Platinum
Mount Holly 544: Platinum
Zion 81 Platinum
West Bend 434
Granite 191
Kenly 257 Platinum
Kilwinning 64 Platinum
Clemmons 755 Platinum
Thomas M. Holt 492 Platinum
Lux Libertas 772 Platinum
Oxford 122 Platinum
Stokes 32
Statesville 27
Bula 409 Platinum
Ashlar 765
Cannon Memorial 626 Platinum
Albemarle 703
James K Polk 759 Platinum
Cleveland 202
William G. Hill 218 Platinum
Mingo 206
Steele Creek 737 Platinum
Wilmington 319 Platinum
Carthage 181 Platinum
Shallotte 727

06/30/2020
Lion and Pillar Lodge of Excellence

Congratulations Brethren!
It’s great to see a list this long in such a tough year.

CONGRATULATIONS TO THESE LODGES OF EXCELLENCE
UPDATE 1

Here are the current 26 lodges that made it this year as of 8:00 a.m. on July 3. There is still time! I'm feeling graceful. Send your application to me by noon on July 3, 2020 and you can still get it done! Next notification tomorrow, Happy Fourth of July!

Semper Fi 680: Platinum
Hibriten 262: Platinum
Mount Holly 544: Platinum
Zion 81 Platinum
West Bend 434
Granite 191
Kenly 257 Platinum
Kilwinning 64 Platinum
Clemmons 755 Platinum
Thomas M. Holt 492 Platinum
Lux Libertas 772 Platinum
Oxford 122 Platinum
Stokes 32
Statesville 27
Bula 409 Platinum
Ashlar 765
Cannon Memorial 626 Platinum
Albemarle 703
James K Polk 759 Platinum
Cleveland 202
William G. Hill 218 Platinum
Mingo 206
Steele Creek 737 Platinum
Wilmington 319 Platinum
Carthage 181 Platinum
Shallotte 727

We were pleased to have our Master, several line officers, several Past Masters, and one of our most recently raised bro...
06/13/2020

We were pleased to have our Master, several line officers, several Past Masters, and one of our most recently raised brothers stand with us today.

"Behold, how good and how pleasant it is for brothers to dwell together." Scenes from "Stand" at the NC Capitol today, Saturday, June 13, 2020, where brothers from two historic Grand Lodges gathered together to speak about the unifying nature of Freemasonry, brotherhood, brotherly love, truth, and hope for the future. #WeAreGLNC

WGH members and other Freemasons from across the state at the State Capital calling on the tenets of our Fraternity, Bro...
06/13/2020

WGH members and other Freemasons from across the state at the State Capital calling on the tenets of our Fraternity, Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth.

WM. Gartside and the two Grand Masters of NC at the standing united event. #WGH218 #WeAreGLNC
06/13/2020

WM. Gartside and the two Grand Masters of NC at the standing united event.

#WGH218 #WeAreGLNC

Friends, please take due notice of this special joint message from Prince Hall Grand Master Daniel L. Thompson and our G...
06/10/2020

Friends, please take due notice of this special joint message from Prince Hall Grand Master Daniel L. Thompson and our Grand Master P. Shaun Bradshaw concerning the duty to foster friendship, morality, and brotherly love, and disarm hate, bigotry, and intolerance.

#WeAreGLNC #WGH218

Friends, here are details for Saturday's "United at the Capitol" event ... This will also be posted on the Grand Lodge w...
06/10/2020

Friends, here are details for Saturday's "United at the Capitol" event ... This will also be posted on the Grand Lodge web page and OLP.

#WeareGLNC #WGH218

The Freemasons of North Carolina stand at the State Capital Saturday June 12, 2020 at 12PM.Dress: Black and white suits ...
06/09/2020

The Freemasons of North Carolina stand at the State Capital Saturday June 12, 2020 at 12PM.

Dress: Black and white suits with white gloves. Masks.

We will practice social distancing.

We will start lining up at 11:30

#WGH218 #WeareGLNC
06/04/2020

#WGH218 #WeareGLNC

We are here because they went ‘there’ #WGH218 #WeareGLNC
05/25/2020

We are here because they went ‘there’

#WGH218 #WeareGLNC

05/23/2020

For those Brothers celebrating tonight and tomorrow, Eid Mubarak to you all!

Brethren, please take due notice of this important announcement from the Grand Master:#weareGLNC #WGH218
05/13/2020

Brethren, please take due notice of this important announcement from the Grand Master:

#weareGLNC #WGH218

05/13/2020

Onward and Upward. You were Raised for this.

#WGH218 #WeareGLNC

The Cardinal VirtuesFortitude - purpose of mindPrudence - regulate our lifeTemperance - restraint of passionsJustice - s...
05/11/2020

The Cardinal Virtues
Fortitude - purpose of mind
Prudence - regulate our life
Temperance - restraint of passions
Justice - stand for what is right
The Cardinal Virtues reinforce the lesson of acting through our Will rather than our animalistic passions.
#WeAreGLNC #WGH218

The Cardinal Virtues
Fortitude - purpose of mind
Prudence - regulate our life
Temperance - restraint of passions
Justice - stand for what is right
The Cardinal Virtues reinforce the lesson of acting through our Will rather than our animalistic passions.
#WeAreGLNC

Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you all!#WGH218
05/10/2020

Happy Mother’s Day! Thank you all!

#WGH218

05/08/2020

Happy birthday to MW Bro. Harry S. Truman.

He was born in Lamar, Missouri on May 8, 1884, the son of John Anderson Truman and Martha Ellen (Young) Truman.

The 33rd President of the United States was master of Grandview (Mo.) Lodge No. 318 in 1911 and grand master of the Grand Lodge of Missouri in 1940–41. In 1945, he became the first U.S. president to be coroneted a 33º Scottish Rite Mason.

During his presidency, he was such a regular visitor to Federal Lodge that the lodge purchased a gun safe for the tiler to store the side arms of Secret Service members accompanying the President when they entered the lodge room.

#weareGLNC #WGH218

¡Happy Cinco de Mayo!President of Mexico, Bro. Benito Pablo Juárez García (/beˈnito (paβlo ˈxwares garˈsi.a/), (21 March...
05/06/2020

¡Happy Cinco de Mayo!

President of Mexico, Bro. Benito Pablo Juárez García

(/beˈnito (paβlo ˈxwares garˈsi.a/), (21 March 1806 – 18 July 1872) was a Mexican lawyer and politician of Zapotec origin from Oaxaca who served as the president of Mexico for five terms: 1858–1861 as interim, then 1861–1865, 1865–1867, 1867–1871 and 1871–1872 as constitutional president. He resisted the French occupation of Mexico, overthrew the Second Mexican Empire, restored the Republic, and used liberal measures to modernize the country.

Bro. Ignacio Zaragoza instrumental in the battle of Puebla, 5th of May 1862, in which the mexican army resisted the French occupation.

"Entre los individuales, como entre las naciones, el respeto al derecho ajeno es la paz -- Among individuals, as among nations, respect for the rights of others is peace". -B. Juárez

#cincodemayo #weareNCGL #WGH218

#Maythe4thbewithyou
05/04/2020

#Maythe4thbewithyou

We hope that everyone is well and safe!Keep the light!
04/28/2020

We hope that everyone is well and safe!

Keep the light!

Wishing Muslims brothers, in the USA and across the globe, a peaceful and blessed Ramadan.May this holy month be an oppo...
04/23/2020

Wishing Muslims brothers, in the USA and across the globe, a peaceful and blessed Ramadan.

May this holy month be an opportunity to renew and strengthen your faith and find comfort in these challenging times through prayer, fasting and charitable deeds.

Ramadan Mubarak!

04/13/2020

When is a man a Mason?
by Rev. Joseph Fort Newton

When he can look out over the rivers, the hills, and the far horizon with a profound sense of his own littleness in the vast scheme of things, and yet have faith, hope, and courage-which is the root of every virtue.

When he knows that down in his heart every man is as noble, as vile, as divine, as diabolic, and as lonely as himself, and seeks to know, to forgive, and to love his fellowman.

When he knows how to sympathize with men in their sorrows, yea, even in their sins-knowing that each man fights a hard fight against many odds.

When he has learned how to make friends and to keep them, and above all how to keep friends with himself.

When he loves flowers, can hunt birds without a gun, and feels the thrill of an old forgotten joy when he hears the laugh of a little child.

When he can be happy and high-minded amid the meaner drudgeries of life.

When star-crowned trees and the glint of sunlight on flowing waters subdue him like the thought of one much loved and long dead.

When no voice of distress reaches his ears in vain, and no hand seeks his aid without response.

When he finds good in every faith that helps any man to lay hold of divine things and sees majestic meanings in life, whatever the name of that faith may be.

When he can look into a wayside puddle and see something beyond mud, and into the face of the most forlorn fellow mortal and see something beyond sin.

When he knows how to pray, how to love, how to hope.

When he has kept faith with himself, with his fellowman, and with his God; in his hands a sword for evil, in his heart a bit of a song-glad to live, but not afraid to die!

Such a man has found the only real secret of Masonry, and the one which it is trying to give to all the world.

North Carolina Masonic Foundation
03/29/2020

North Carolina Masonic Foundation

03/27/2020
03/24/2020
Lion and Pillar Lodge of Excellence

Lion and Pillar Lodge of Excellence

Brethren.
Later today, I will be posting instructions on how all of the requirements for 2020 Lion and Pillar can be met by your lodge by coming to THIS FACEBOOK PAGE, liking the post, and commenting by simply leaving your name and lodge number. When you submit your application, you will also be responsible for listing the brethren in your lodge who came to THIS FACEBOOK PAGE, LIKED, AND COMMENTED BY LEAVING YOUR NAME AND LODGE NUMBER. WE will NOT let you down. Lodges in this state that are excellent will remain so and those who want to be, WILL BE. We are here to help. Stay tuned and share.

03/19/2020

As many of you know, we support WhiteStone. Read below for some of their immediate needs:

WhiteStone is a senior living facility which is most at risk for the COVID-19 virus. We have been working extremely hard with precautions to keep our residents safe. It is also important to know that our employees are just as important and are a priority for us as well. We are working to provide as much support to our staff as we can. HOW CAN YOU HELP? At Whitestone, we have food bank that helps support our employee families that give of themselves everyday. We are working to build up supplies to be able to provide support now that schools have been cancelled in the event they need food. I am happy to do pick ups for anyone that is willing to make a donation. I am also asking for anyone that can or who has resources for child care. As we continue to prepare for what tomorrow may bring and the recent school closing, we are also thinking about daycare closures. If you now a reliable resource or high school students that may be offering these services and willing to babysit for some of our staff, please IM me. You may also email me at [email protected]. I appreciate all your support and efforts to help curve the spread and keep all safe!!

101 years ago this month, DeMolay was started in Kansas City MO! Happy #DeMolayMonth!
03/02/2020

101 years ago this month, DeMolay was started in Kansas City MO! Happy #DeMolayMonth!

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01/07/2020

William G. Hill Masonic Lodge No. 218's cover photo

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Merry Christmas Brethren.
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