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.

2024 Board of Custodians Schedule

Date Location Type of Meeting Time
January 12, 2024 Grand Lodge Office/Zoom Regular 10:00 AM

April 12, 2024 Grand Lodge Office/Zoom Regular 10:00 AM

July 12, 2024 Grand Lodge Office/Zoom Regular 10:00 AM

August 10, 2024

Greenville Masonic Center

Greensboro Masonic Temple

Annual CL Exams

9:00 AM

9:00 AM

August 17, 2024

St. John's Lodge No. 1 - Wilmington

West Gate Lodge No. 738 - Charlotte

Annual CL Exams

9:00 AM

9:00 AM

August 24, 2024

Phoenix Lodge No. 8 - Fayetteville

Nichols-West Asheville Lodge No. 650 - Asheville

Annual CL Exams

9:00 AM

9:00 AM

September 26, 2024
Embassy Suites - Winston-Salem Regular TBD

*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 Grandview.

Board of Custodians

Donald E. Kehler, Grand Master, P.M., C.L., Chairman, Ex Officio, Nags Head

Dwight W. Crews, P.M., C.L., Grand Lecturer, Burlington

Ludwik J. Wodka, P.M., C.L., Chairman, Wilson

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

Randy D. Ward, P.M., C.L., Ash

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

Brett A. Huffman, P.M., C.L., Hickory

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