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************ TRAVELING GAVELS *************
These locations MAY NOT possess these Traveling Gavels, CALL FIRST!!
If you know that these gavels have changed locations, let me know!!
The Tennessee Traveling Gavel "Old Hickory" is now at Huntington #106.
Rules: At least 3 Master Masons must be at Stated Meeting or Degree from open to close.
If there is a tie, count the years of Masonic membership.
Houston County Traveling Gavel is at Wisdom #300
Humphrey County Traveling Gavel is at Cotton Valley #345
Dickson County Traveling Gavel is at Charlotte #97
Robertson County Traveling Gavel is at White House #700.
Williamson County Traveling Gavel is at Hiram #7
Montgomery County Traveling Gavel is at Ashland #604
Stewart County Traveling Gavel is at Charity #370
Rutherford County Traveling Gavel is at Mt. Moriah #18
Coffee County's Traveling Gavel is at Hillsboro #382
Rules: It can be taken by any Coffee County Lodge that shows up with five or more people for any stated meeting but preferably at called meetings.
Maury County Traveling gavel is at Benton #111
Rules: For Maury County Lodges only! Must be 5 MMs to claim gavel at called or stated meeting from start to close. One of the 5 must be a sitting or past master. One must have yellow dog degree, If there is a tie - count proficiency cards, if still tied - count lecture cards, if still tied - count yellow dog degree holders, if still tied -WM FLIPS coin.
Wilson County Degree Gavel is at Comer #417
For Wilson County Lodges only. Must have 7 members of a lodge to attend an EA, FC, or MM degree from open to close to retrieve gavel. If tie between one or more lodges, number of years in Masonry are counted.
Macon County Traveling Gavel is at Lafayette #543
Sumner County Traveling Gavel is at Hendersonville #359
Fentress County Traveling Gavels is at Jamestown #281
District #1 Traveling Gavel is at Unity # 95
District #4 Traveling Gavel is at Henderson #485
District #5 Traveling Gavel is at Huntington #106
District #6 Traveling Gavel is at Hiram #7
District #7's Traveling Gavel is at Lineport #207
District 8's Traveling Gavel is at BVEN #560
Rules: Minimum of five (5) brethren from a District 8 Lodge and they must
be there for both the Opening and Closing.
District #9 Traveling Gavel is at Wisdom #300
District #10 Traveling gavel is at Benton #111
Rules: Takes 5 Master Masons 1 must be a sitting or past master.
District #11 Traveling Gavel is at Farris Creek #509
Rules: Minimum of (5) members from a District 11 visiting lodge must be present from opening to close. In case of multiple lodges visiting, farthest in distance gets.
District #12 Traveling Gavel is at New Middleton #249
Rules: At least 5 MM must be there from opening to close of a stated or called meeting. In case two Lodges are present with the same number, you count the number of years in Masonry among those members present from each lodge.
District #13 & Joe Hix Memorial Traveling Gavel is at Crossville #483
Rules: Minimum of 3 MM's from opening to close of Stated or Called Meeting. In case of tie, count the number of years in Masonry.
District #14 Traveling Gavel is at Warren #125
Rules: three Master Masons from a district lodge to visit at a stated meeting or at any degree. Official Visits will not be included. In the event that there are three Master Masons in attendance from two or more lodges, the greater distance traveled from their lodge will take the gavel.
District #15 Traveling Gavel is at ?
Rules: Must have 3 MM present. In case of a tie, the fartherest lodge gets it.
District #16 Traveling Gavel is at Brainerd #736
Update on the National Traveling Gavel:
The National Traveling gavel has been returned home to White House, Tn.
where it started its journey.
You can find info and rules governing the gavel at www.travelinggavel.com
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