Certified Lecturers' Information

The importance of Certified Lecturers cannot be overstated. Within the Fraternity lecturers are the guardians of the ritual--the keepers of the work--protecting the initiatic rites of Freemasonry from innovation or deviation.

Below you will find a schedule of the Board of Custodians' meetings, Certified Lecturer examinations, and Lecture Service requirements. In the sub-tab "Forms and Links for Lecturers" at left and below "Certified Lecturers' Information," there are also several links to important information such as forms, applications, and reference materials, as well as historical information concerning the Masonic ritual and its keepers in North Carolina.

2023 Board of Custodians Schedule

Date Location Type of Meeting Time
January 13, 2023 Grand Lodge Office/Zoom Regular 10:00 AM

April 14, 2023 Grand Lodge Office/Zoom Regular 10:00 AM

July 14, 2023 Grand Lodge Office/Zoom Regular 10:00 AM

August 12, 2023

Greenville Masonic Center

Greensboro Masonic Temple

Annual CL Exams

9:00 AM

9:00 AM

August 19, 2023

St. John's Lodge No. 1 - Wilmington

Excelsior Lodge No. 261 - Charlotte

Annual CL Exams

9:00 AM

9:00 AM

August 26, 2023

Phoenix Lodge No. 8 - Fayetteville

Nichols-West Asheville Lodge No. 650 - Asheville

Annual CL Exams

9:00 AM

9:00 AM

September 28, 2023
Embassy Suites - Winston-Salem Regular 11:00 AM
September 29, 2023
Embassy Suites - Winston-SalemDDGL Meetings8:00 AM

*Modified Ritual Instruction Program: The Board of Custodians, with the approval of the Grand Lecturer and Grand Master, are implementing a modified program to aid lodges maintain and improve their ritual competency. ALL LODGES must complete this program, regardless of year and lodge number, where up to three lodges may convene to complete the program. When your Lecture Service is complete remember to mail Form 38 to Stephen McCraw, Secretary of the Board of Custodians, and your District Deputy Grand Lecturer.

Stephen McCraw, Secretary, Board of Custodians
PO Box 1266, Mount Airy NC, 27030

Your District Deputy Grand Lecturer's contact information can be found in the Directory on M2.

Board of Custodians

Kevan D. Frazier, Grand Master, P.M., Chairman, Ex Officio, Asheville

Thomas P. Dolinger, II, P.M., C.L., Grand Lecturer, Greensboro

Earl Wells, P.M., C.L., Past Grand Lecturer, Chairman, Clinton

Stephen M. McCraw, P.M., C.L., Secretary, Mount Airy

Matthew W. Cockman, P.M., C.L., Graham

Christopher L. Wright, P.M., C.L., Past Grand Lecturer, Greensboro

Ludwik J. Wodka, P.M., C.L., Morrisville

Phillip C. Lee, P.M., C.L., Knightdale