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ONSLOW CHAPTER No. 94, Royal Arch Masons and ONSLOW COUNCIL No. 34, Royal and Select Masters

We meet for our Stated Convocations Stated and Stated Assemb1ies on 3rd Mondays, at 7:30 PM. at the NEW RIVER MASONIC LODGE No. 736 AF & AM, 195 Old Hwy #30 Jacksonville, North Carolina.

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Your North Carolina York Rite Masonic Masons are:

The Grand Royal Arch Chapter In North Carolina

The Grand Council of Royal And Select Masters Of North Carolina

The Grand Commandery of Knights Templar In North Carolina

And the Jacksonville York Rite Masons are:

Onslow Chapter No. 94 Royal Arch Masons

Onslow Council No. 34 Royal and Select Masters

And this is what they do ! ! ! !

Your Onslow York Rite Masons and the Grand York Rite Masonic Bodies of North Carolina supports Through its NORTH CAROLINA York Rite Masons, Who Contribute their TIME, their TALENTS, and their MONEY to the:

Carson York Rite Library Fund

Knights Templar Educational Loan Foundation

The HOLY LAND Pilgrimage Program

Royal Arch Research Assistance

Grand York Rite Youth Committee

Cryptic Masons Philanthropy

Knights Templar Eye Foundation

Grand York Rite Scholarship Fund

Grand York Rite Charity & Masonic Relief Committee

and this is about them

and how they go about it


The CARSON YORK RITE LIBRARY FUND provides Funds to the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford, and the Masonic and Eastern Star Home at Greensboro. This sum of money is accounted by and spent both Institutions for Newspapers, Periodicals and Library Books. Those living at the Orphanage and the Masonic and Eastern Star Home are provided many hours of pleasant reading and much enjoyment from the books and the magazines provided by this fund. What we contribute to this fund may seem as a trifle when compared with building and related costs, but it is really a great service to our Masonic Home for Children at Oxford and the Masonic and Eastern Star Home. Our Onslow Chapter has been asked to help the Grand York Rite Bodies to meet the needs of the children for encyclopedias and more up to date dictionaries and computer supplies for the library.


 Templary presents for the deeds of value to our citizenship, the Knights Templar Educational Foundation which is aiding large numbers of young people who are sorely in need of financial aid in finishing a definite objective to help them to be contributing citizens. If you know of a worthy student, who needs a loan, contact the State Chairman for assistance in applying. There are funds available for all worthy cases. It does take time to make an investigation, which is primarily by mail, so students need to apply early, before their need is pressing to meet their deadline. This fund provides low interest loans to qualified students to complete their last two years of college. approximately 45 students have loans and are in College now (1994) by aid of this foundation. As the loans are repaid the money is again loaned to new students.


Arteriosclerosis is a disease affecting the arteries, the blood vessels which pump blood from the heart to supply organs. When a coronary artery supplying the heart muscle with blood id severely affected with arteriosclerosis, this results in a heart attack. If a breakthrough in the understanding of the basic problems in arteriosclerosis occurs, this could bring within reach the prevention and control of this, the single most important health hazard in the Western World today. Each year the New Bern York Rite Masons raise and contribute funds to this philanthropy. When combined with the funds of the other 39 York Rite Bodies in North Carolina added to the combined funds of the General Grand Council International a large sum of money is obtained. This fund is then applied to research to find the cause and learn to control this dreaded disease.


The Eye Foundation is widely recognized in all circles, both Masonic and otherwise, for the charitable purposes it espouses. The Knights Templar Eye Foundation, Inc. provides: a. Financial assistance to those in need of hospitalization, treatment or surgery to restore or preserve their sight but who are unable to pay. b. Assistance regardless of race, color, sex, creed, age or national origin. Research in the field of ophthalmology wit results of the research available to ophthalmologists through the word. The treatment of patients from this fund shall be free and limited to persons unable to pay. The records of the past show only a part of the devoted effort that the North Carolina York Rite has exerted and will continue to exert as long as blindness exists in the world. The beauty of sight is clearly visible to us, as we travel throughout the state, but are invisible to the many who suffer from problems of sight. Let us continue in this great Masonic Philanthropy.


This fund pays for the expenses of Christian Ministers sponsored by North Carolina and in cooperation the Grand Encampment to the Holy Land. When a Christian Minister returns from his pilgrimage from the Holy Land, when he has experienced and seen the Holy Land, he is better enable to serve his community and his church.


This philanthropy of the General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons International is a word leading philanthropy dedicated to helping children with Central Auditory Processing Disorders. Contributions supports the Center for Central Auditory Research at Colorado State University, where continuous efforts are being made to understand and treat individuals with Central Auditory Processing Disorders.


The funds placed in the budget of the Grand Rite York to this account are divided into three payments to the Order of DeMolay For Boys, the International Order of Rainbow for Girls, and the International Order of Job’s Daughters. The amount is paid each year to the Youth Groups and is to be spent under their direction and control. Thus each York Rite Mason in the State of North Carolina assists to support the Youth Groups financial. This is addition to their direct individual personal support to each local Youth Body. The Stronger in numbers and enthusiasm, the Grand York Masonic Masons are, the greater can be the financial support and talent spent by its members to support this Grand York Rite Foundation.


This fund was established under the leadership of Most Illustrious Companion Alvia Williams, Past Most Illustrious Grand Master. Money generated to this Fund and put to use and benefit of our children of the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford. David Grissom Superintendent, reported in March 1994 ."it is wonderful to know the York Rite Scholarship Fund is available. May thanks to our Grand York Rite for contributing to this wonderful Scholarship Fund and assisting a very deserving group of outstanding students at Oxford Orphanage. May God continue to bless and surround your life with His love as your are a blessing to our large family at our Masonic Home for Children at Oxford.


The Grand York Rite Charity and Masonic Relief Committee makes individuals contributions to the Sisters and Brothers at the Masonic and Eastern Star Home and to the students at the Masonic Home for Children at Oxford. This committee also makes contributions to widows of deceased members and distressed members and also to persons who have no Masonic relationship, as to floods, earthquakes, and storm damage. This contributions are made to the limit of the funds provided to it annually. Most Masons after receiving the third degree in Freemasonry are either inspired by actual desire to seek more light in the "Higher" branches; or persuaded by the importunities of their friends to take the Degrees and Orders of the York Rite and/or the Scottish Rite Degrees. Yet back of the allegory there must be some useful purpose of practical value to commend it to men who in these grave days are more and more concerned with actualities. Vague generalizations or esoteric embellishments must be supplemented by some actual, practical motive. Endless repetition of ritualistic formula however beautiful cannot in the long run be successfully maintained unless backed by definite deeds of pure beneficence.Compiled by Gerald W. Ringler, KYGCH, Past Grand Governor Regent, York Rite Sovereign College Of North America, Past Grand Commander Grand Commandery, Knights Templar of North Carolina

You are encouraged to report errors, omissions, and corrections to this instructional guide, and to make recommendations for improving it. Send your comments to: Gerald W. Ringler, 121 Greencrest Circle, Jacksonville, NC 28540-3014

For as he thinketh in his heart so [is] he: PROVERBS 23: 7. Remember Now Thy Creator. Remember now Thy Creator in the days of thy youth, while the evil days come not, nor the years draw nigh when thou shalt say, I have no pleasure in them. While the sun, or the light, or the moon, or the stars be not darkened, nor the clouds return after the rain.

In the days when the keepers of the house shall tremble, and the strong men shall bow themselves, and grinders cease because they are few, and those that look out of the windows be darkened,

And the doors shall be shut in the streets, when the sound of the grinding is low, and he shall rise up at the voice of the bird, and all the daughters of Musick shall be brought low:

Also when they shall be afraid of that which is high, and fears shall be in .the way, and the almond tree shall flourish, and the grasshopper shall be a burden, and desire shall fail: because man goeth to his long home, and the mourners go about the streets:

Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel be broken at the Cistern.

Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was: and the spirit shall return unto GOD who gave it.

Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear GOD, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Ecclesiastics 12, Verses 1-7,

The Future is Yours in all its mystery and promise

Know that it will offer trials as well as treasures, tears as well as triumphs. Walk down life’s winding pathways with courage and humor and hope, savoring fully your achievements and learning from your defeats.

Speak kindly of others and think kindly of yourself. Be forgiving, no less of your own mistakes than of theirs. Leans to laugh.... learn to listen. Aspire not to an unreachable perfection, nor merely to gin,, approval in the eyes of your friends.

Strive instead to live to the best of your ability by those personal standards of honor and excellence which only you can set. Cherish, above all, your individuality. Glory in those special qualities of mind and spirit that make you uniquely you.

Realize always that you are capable of reaching difficult goals and exceeding them, of dreaming wonderful dreams and making them come true, of achieving the only kind of success that really matters: that of being at peace with yourself and with the world around you.

Now the moment has come….

The world awaits……

The future is yours.

THE YORK RITE is a democratic rite and thus is sometimes called The American Rite American in the management of symbolic, capitular, cryptic and chivalric degrees into one system. American in that its history coincides with that of the American Republic. The General Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons was established 1, 1797. American in that its bodies are to he found ii every State of the America Union. as well as in every city and town of consequence throughout our broad Domain. American in that its highest offices are open to any man of character and ability. American in its ideals, its philosophy and its government. American in that it teaches true patriotism and love of country. American in its support of those fundamental Institutions the home, the church, the state, and the school. American in its democratic organization, for in its council halls each member has a right to be heard. Wherever the American Flag files will be found branches of the American Rite.

The York Rite Is Ancient Craft Masonry!