BE A BRIDGE BUILDER!
Freemasons. We are doers. We are creators. We are dreamers.
We are builders.
We build the lodges we call home.
We build the roads that take our Craft forward.
We build the strong financial foundation that supports our two charities, not only for the foreseeable future …. But for generations to come.
Become a true builder. Become a member of our new Bridge Builders Society, a select group of donors who contribute $20,000 or more to our charities through the North Carolina Masonic Foundation.
Join these members in building a strong foundation for the future of our charities and of North Carolina Freemasonry:
ROBERT BROUGHTON “BOBBY” CARR – MINGO #206
WILLIAM PETE FRANKLIN – CHARLES B. NEWCOMB #740
MICHAEL ANDREW FAULKENBURY – WILMINGTON #319
Honorees are presented with a special recognition event, a story in the NC Mason, and a limited-edition silver Tiffany compass with their initials and the Masonic year of the honor.
The society recognizes a poem often quoted by the late Charles Cathey, past grand master, at the end of his district meetings. All brothers left those meetings with a full heart.
The Bridge Builder
By Will Allen Dromgoole
An old man going a lone highway,
Came at the evening, cold and gray,
To a chasm, vast, and deep and wide,
Through which was flowing a sullen tide.
The old man crossed in the twilight dim;
The sullen stream had no fear for him;
But he turned, when safe on the other side,
And built a bridge to span the tide.
"Old man," said a fellow pilgrim, near,
"You are wasting strength with building here;
Your journey will end with the ending day;
You never again will pass this way;
You've crossed the chasm, deep and wide-
Why build you this bridge at the evening tide?"
The builder lifted his old gray head:
"Good friend, in the path I have come," he said,
"There followeth after me today,
A youth, whose feet must pass this way.
This chasm, that has been naught to me,
To that fair-haired youth may a pitfall be.
He, too, must cross in the twilight dim;
Good friend, I am building this bridge for him."