Etiwan Masonic Lodge No. 95  - 438 Whilden St., Mount Pleasant, SC. 29464

Freemasonry is the world’s oldest and largest Fraternity.  Its history and tradition date to antiquity.  Its singular purpose is to make good men better.


Lowcountry Trestleboard
09 June 2021


Brethren:

Another weekly heads-up from the Semi-official Charleston Masonic Town Crier on what's coming up in The SC Lowcountry that I know about. Thank you for the help and encouraging words I've received from so many of you over the years, as well as everyone’s patience with my typos and downright stupidity.
"Everyone is entirely free to reject and dissent from whatsoever herein may seem to him to be untrue or unsound." - Albert Pike, Preface to Morals and Dogma(Original Edition

Shrine-History
It was on June 6th 1876--When a meeting that become known as the First Imperial Session was held at the Knickerbocker in New York, NY. Since then June 6th has been designated Shrine International Awareness Day

"It must be right, I read it in the Trestleboard!"



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Currently in effect by Grand Master's Edict #1 29April2021:
https://www.scgrandlodgeafm.org/uploads/1/9/0/8/19088243/gm_mitchum__edict_one.pdf

Most Worshipful Ronald C. Mitchums's Edict No. One Addendum of 17May2021 concerning the wearing of face masks in Lodge meetings.
. https://www.scgrandlodgeafm.org/grand-masters-news

Most Worshipful Brother Ronald C. Mitchum's Edict No. Two - Lodge Security Committee
https://www.scgrandlodgeafm.org/grand-masters-news

RE-OPENING UPDATES

If you are healthy and able, please make every effort to attend your monthly Blue Lodge meeting! If not, your Lodge may not be there when you decide to start back going. No matter how many members a Lodge has on it's rolls, if it is not well-attended it cannot fulfill it's purpose and will not survive!.

"You can't stay in your corner of the forest waiting for others to come to you. You have to go to them sometimes". – Pooh, "Pooh's Little Instruction Book"

Rainbow Assemblies are permitted to open IAW current SCGM Edict #1 protocols. For more info get with the chapter advisors.
Here is the link to the SCIORG (Rainbow) Scholarship Fundraiser that our Grand Worthy Associate Advisor Sabrina McCracken of Goose Creek Assembly #39 has created. Please vote for your favorite animal. All votes go directly to scholarships given to the Rainbow girls of South Carolina.
https://sc-rainbow.square.site/?fbclid=IwAR34rFonERzdt83okGqQFiZbUYoyzIZP89QJlb8_VkvayxNnTkjBY8I4_eY
DeMolay Events Coming Up

July 17, 2021 - One Day Mini Conclave Location and cost TBA
November 6, 2021 - Chevalier Degree Location and time TBA
March 19, 2022 - Legion of Honor Investiture Location and time TBA

Charleston York Rite

Our Grand Chapter, Grand Council and Grand Commandery Annual meetings are rescheduled to June 26, 2021 at the Columbia Scottish Rite. Details and the agenda will hopefully be coming soon.

The South Carolina Masonic Research Society will return to regular meetings IAW SCGM Edict #1 Protocols Saturday 12June @ the CCMA (1285 Orange Grove Rd. Charleston). The meeting will start at 10:00 AM All Master Masons Welcome!
Come to the meeting, you might learn something interesting!

JW Frampton Jr Council #85 Knight Masons:
All 2020 officers remain in their offices. We will have our first post-Covid meeting IAW current SCGM Edict #1 protocols on Saturday 19June2021 at 12:30 PM at the CCMA (1285 Orange Grove Rd, Charleston).

The Charleston Scottish Rite is back to regular meetings IAW current SCGM Edict #1 protocols The Scottish Rite meets on the Fourth Wednesday of the month at 7:30 PM. Effective with the June meeting, prior to the monthly meeting the Advisory Board will be meeting again at 6:00 PM.The Regular Business Meeting will start at 7:30 PM (See Meeting Schedule further down)

"Therefore encourage one another and build one another up, just as you are doing."
I Thessalonians 5:11

Sickness & Distress

It is my sad duty to report that Br Jake Wilson Dempsey, Sr., 88, of Holly Hill, a 60 year member of Etiwan Lodge #96 and beloved companion of Pat Brown, passed away on June 7, 2021, at Roper Hospital. Family and friends are invited to attend his visitation on Wednesday, June 9, 2021, from 6:00PM to 8:00PM at James A. Dyal Funeral Home. His Funeral Service will be held on Thursday, June 10, 2021, at 11:00AM at James A. Dyal Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Summerville Cemetery, 1330 Boonehill Rd., Summerville, SC

It is also my sad duty to inform you that Br Jack Warren Bracewell, 97, of Summerville; the husband of the late Shelba Jean Bracewell, passed away on Sunday, June 6, 2021 at The Village of Summerville. A gathering of family and friends will be held on Wednesday, June 9, 2021 from 12:00 Noon to 2:PM at the James A. Dyal Funeral Home in Summerville. His Memorial Service will begin at 2:00PM at the James A. Dyal Funeral Home Chapel. Burial will follow at Live Oak Memorial Gardens, 3093 Ashley River Rd., Charleston, SC 29414.

Br Jack was a 70 Year Master Mason of James Island Lodge #396. The family did not desire a Masonic Memorial Service.

It is also my sad duty to inform you that WB Douglas Richard Mellichamp, 77, of Mount Pleasant, husband of Susan Ilderton Mellichamp, entered eternal rest Tuesday, June 1, 2021. A memorial service was held on June 4, 2021 at Mount Pleasant Presbyterian Church.
WB Douglas was born June 7, 1943 in Charleston, SC, son of the late Henry L. Mellichamp, Jr. and Mary Elizabeth Deer Mellichamp. He was a Life Member of Etiwan Lodge #95 A.F.M., he served as Worshipful Master in 1975 and served as Secretary for many years.

Please keep in your devotions:

Steven Schumpert, Gail (Mrs Fred) Auld, Ricky Freeman, Rick Hendricks, Mr & Mrs Donald L. Smith, Jerry Smith, Gerry Factura, Roger Viduya, Daniel Gaines Sr, Andy Delost, B.K. Williams, Richard Tarpley, Jerry Carver, Steve Hames, Alba & Jim Schaefer, Brenda (Mrs Martin "Poncho") Villa, Jerry Factura, Mitchell Bryan, Richard Hunt, Ray Minnis, Michelle (Mrs Joe) Guinta, John Hogg, Tom Dale, Donnie Hollingsworth, Steven Boyette, James Palmer, Larry & Ofelia Acala, Tom McCauley, Cora (Mrs Orlando) Maningding, Shiela (Mrs Dick) Hughes, Dale Schuman, Charlie Smith, Guy Palmer, Dennis Drayton, Joe Terry, Lydia (Phil's mom) Reichner, Ron & Sue Mitchum, Mark Swafford, John Johnson, Jacque (Mrs Andy) Albright, "Dick" Wesner, Bob Pinkston, Jerry Espiritu, Randy Potts & his Family, Jayson Rose, Ray Hall, Robert & Jerri Nix, Horace Williams, Roy Triplett, Ola Mae (Mrs Earl) Wilcox, Mike Taylor, Dale Usery, John Ditmore, Ron Traver, Charlie Edgeworth, Herb Goldberg, Billie (Mrs David) DeChant, Mary Anne (Mrs G Ray) Marsh, Frank Shealy, Billie Jean (Mrs Bobby) Faulkner, Ben Kirvin, Gene Nabors, Myrtle Johnson, Matthew Hogan, Eloise (Mrs Richard)Wooden, Ronald "Jake" Jacoby, Micah Roane Auld, Carey Baxley, Jim Spence, Ricky Chubb, and Del Morga.
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These brothers (and their ladies) have all been workers in the quarries of Masonry and deserve to be lifted up in prayer to the Grand Architect of the Universe by each of us. "The prayers of good men availed much." These are who I am aware of at this time, if there are others the brethren need to be made aware of please email me and I will pass the word.

Br Lewis Bowen has 2 cemetery plots in the Masonic section of LIVE OAK MEMORIAL GARDENS .that he would like to sell. He is offering them at a price 50% below that currently being asked for similar plots by the cemetery. (Please bear in mind that sooner or later we all will be in need of one).
For more info contact Lew @ 843-766-1565

"Being a good person does not depend on your religion, your status in life, your race, your skin color, your political views, or your culture. It depends on how well you treat others."

Three Things to do this month for the good of Masonry:
1) If you are healthy and able, please make every effort to attend your monthly Blue Lodge meeting! They need you there!
2) If you are healthy and able, please visit another Blue Lodge's meeting! Dates & times are listed below. We haven't been able to visit for a year, let's go visiting!
3) Pray for those listed in Sickness & Distress. Prayer works, for you AND the ones you pray for.

Masonic Trivia

The Rev. William Dodd, first Chaplain of the Grand Lodge of England, was hanged for forgery on June 2nd, 1777!
You just can't make this stuff up!

Quote of the Week

"Nothing in life is to be feared, it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less." - Marie Curie Polish Scientist (1867 - 1934)


Here's This Week's Schedule of Events (to the best of my knowledge)
Presume no collation unless otherwise noted.


- The Masters & Wardens Club of the 1st and 2nd Masonic Districts monthly meeting sponsored by The Charleston Scottish Rite (1051 Sam Rittenburg Blvd).
Start is 7:30PM.
NOTICE! ALL 3° Master Masons are invited and encouraged to attend!!!!
All are reminded that the meeting must end by 9:00 pm by the club’s by-laws.

(2nd )Thursday 10June 2021

- Mariner Lodge #2 (1285 Orange Grove Rd) monthly Stated Meeting..
Dress: Summer Dress Code: Mariner Polo, slacks, socks & nice shoes (Business Casual)
No Collation. Visitors Welcome!
Please arrive NLT 7:20 - Gavel falls at 7:30PM

- Harmony Lodge #22 (2710 Depot Rd Beaufort, SC) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30.

- Kingstree Lodge #46 (313 East Main Street, Kingstree, SC) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 8pm

- Blackville Lodge #63 (10920 Solomon Blatt Avenue Blackville) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 8:00PM.

- Etiwan Lodge #95 (438 Whilden St, Mount Pleasant, SC)
Etiwan will be conferring the EA Degree on 2 Candidates.
Gavel falls at 7:30

- Vance Lodge # 230 (1316 Camden Rd, Hwy 310, Vance) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30

- Berkeley Lodge #269 (101 California Ave, Moncks Corner) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 8:00.

- Ridgeville Lodge #361 (119 Academy St, Ridgeville) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30.

- MacArthur Lodge #427 (145 St James Ave, Goose Creek) monthly Stated Meeting
Visitors welcome. Due to limited space, dues paying members will have seating priority.
Gavel falls at 7:30.

(2nd )Saturday 12June 2021

Filipino Travelers Regular Monthly Meeting will be at the Goose Creek Masonic building (145 St James Ave, Goose Creek) at 2:00 pm. Masks Optional.
Pot luck please bring your favorite dish to share.
RWB Roger Viduya will give us masonic education.
Any ideas, concerns, suggestions, all are welcome.Most especially for the good of our organization.
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(2nd) Monday 14June 2021

- Orange - CharlesTowne Lodge #14 (1285 Orange Grove Rd) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:00pm
No collation..

- St. Peters Lodge #54 (232 E Boyce Street, Manning, SC) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 8pm
stpeterslodgeafm.org

- Mt Hope Lodge #128 (110 Brick Church Cl - St Stephens) monthly Stated Meeting.
Gavel falls at 8:00PM.

- Jacksonboro Lodge #206 (6085 Hwy 165, Ravenel) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30PM

- Fellowship Lodge #400 (3567 N Drchester Rd East, North Charleston)
monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30PM

(3rd) Tuesday 15June2021

- Charleston York Rite Bodies (1285 Orange Grove Rd) monthly Stated Meeting at 7:30PM.
Companions and Sir Knights:
We we will confer the Royal Arch Degree on June 15,2021 on a goodly number of candidates. This degree is the conclusion of the Chapter or capitular degree and is required to be received in some jurisdictions to truly be a master mason. Come out and see the best York Rite degree work you've seen in over a year!! The Commandery is presiding and Templar uniforms can be worn and should be worn by templar officers. We can receive petitions and of course,dues as well. Come out and enjoy the fellowship and degree work, and support your companions with your presence.

- Egeria Lodge #71 (150 Judge St, Harleyville) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 8:00

- Round Lodge #270 (10761 Cottageville Hwy, Cottageville) monthly Stated Meeting
Eat at 7:00PM Gavel falls at 8:00

- Hilda Lodge #426 (51 Railroad Avenue, Hilda SC) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 8:00PM

(3rd) Thursday 17June2021

- Union-Kilwinning Lodge #4 (945 Wappoo Rd, Charleston) monthly Stated Meeting
Visitors welcome! Kilts encouraged.
Gavel falls at 7:30 Och Aye!

- Charity Lodge #62 (6328 Old Hwy 6 Elloree, SC) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30pm.

- Indiantown Lodge #165 (102 W George St. Hemingway, SC) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls @730pm

- Hudson Lodge #373 (14385 Sniders Hwy Islandton, SC) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 8:00PM

- Fort Moultrie Lodge #428 (338 Whilden St, Mount Pleasant) monthly Stated Meeting
They will also confer the Fellowcraft Degree on 4 candidates
Gavel falls at 7:30PM .

- Azelea Chapter #192 OES (3567 Dorchester Rd East, North Charleston)
Monthly Business Meeting
Meeting begins at 8:00PM

(3rd) Saturday 17June2021

- Round Lodge #270 (10761 Cottageville Hwy, Cottageville)
will confer a Fellow Craft Degree.
Eat at 7:00AM, Degree at 8:00AM.

(4th) Monday 21June2021

- Hope Lodge #126 (13088 West Main Street, Williston) will confer
an Entered Apprentice Degree
Eat at 6:45, Degree to follow

(4th) Tuesday 22June2021

- Allendale Lodge #109 (500 Barnwell Hwy, Allendale) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30PM.

- St. Andrews Lodge #367 (945 Wapoo Rd, Charleston) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 8:00

- Carolina Chapter #25 OES (6085 Hwy 165, Ravenel) Regular Business Meeting -
IAW current SCGM Edict #1 protocols -
4th Mondays @ 8:00
(4th) Wednesday 23June 2021

- The Charleston Scottish Rite Bodies (1051 Sam Rittenburg Blvd) Regular Monthly Meeting
The Scottish Rite will meet on the 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:30 PM.
Effective with the June meeting, prior to the monthly meeting the Advisory Board will be meeting again at 6:00 PM .
The Scottish Rite will follow all current protocols/procedures applying to COVID 19.
IF you feel your health may be in question, do not attend.
Should you have any questions please give the Secretary a call at the office on any Tuesday or Wednesday of the week: Office phone, 843 571 4699.

Saturday 26June2021

York Rite Grand Chapter, Grand Council and Grand Commandery Annual Meetings
June 26, 2021 at the Columbia Scottish Rite.(7230 Garners Ferry Rd)
Details and the agenda should be coming soon.

Sunday 27June2021

Gathering in rememberance of WB Melvin Acevedo on the one year anniversary of his passing.at the FCC. Starts at 3:00 pm.

Monday 28June2021

Carolina Day

Solomons Lodge #1 will march in the parade and will meet at the CCMA and carpool downtown. Ceremonies begin at 10:00 AM with a worship service in St. Michaels Church, Broad & Meeting. Then we gather across the street at 10:45 and march to the Battery at 11.
All masons are invited to join Dress: Seersuker Suit?Coat & Tie, bring your own aprons.

- Fellowship 400 (3567 N Dorchester Rd East, North Charleston) will be conferring an Entered Apprentice Degree on one candidate on Monday, June 28,
6:30PM collation; 7:30pm degree.

JULY

(1st)Thursday 01July 2021

- Harmony Lodge #17 (30 Burr Street Barnwell) monthly monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 8:00PM

- Etiwan Lodge #95 (438 Whilden St, Mount Pleasant, SC) monthly Stated Meeting.
No Collation, Gavel falls at 7:30PM.

– Franklin Lodge #96 (145 St James Ave, Goose Creek) monthly monthly Stated Meeting
No Visitors at this time
Gavel falls at 7:30PM.

- Harpers Lodge #225 (11 W. Main St, Andrews, SC) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls 8:00PM

- Bethlehem Lodge # 338 (13819 Round O Rd, Round O) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30 PM

- Dorchester Lodge #369 (3567 Dorchester Rd East, North Charleston)
monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30 PM.
No Collation

(1st) Friday 02July 2021

- St. James Lodge #275 (227 Scotia St, McClellanville) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30 PM

- Loyalty Chapter #136 OES (3567 Dorchester Rd East, North Charleston) Regular Business Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30 PM

1st)Monday 05July 2021

- Solomon Lodge #1 (1285 Orange Grove Rd) monthly Stated Meeting.
Suit and tie preferred.
Gavel falls at 7:30.

- Harmony Lodge #61 (5355 E Jim Bilton Blvd, St. George) monthly Stated Meeting.
Gavel falls at 8:00.

- James Island Lodge #396 (1613 Ft Johnson Rd, James Island) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30 PM. Visitors are welcome.
No Colllation

- Goose Creek Lodge #401 (145 St James Ave, Goose Creek) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30PM.

(1st)Tuesday 06July 2021

- Denmark Lodge #246 (308 S Palmetto Ave [Carolina Hwy/Hwy 321] Denmark, SC) monthly Stated Meeting Denmark #246 will be dark July 6th and August 3rd... coming back to light Tuesday, September 7th.
Gavel falls at 7:30.

- Inglesby Lodge #267 (44 Taylor St. Greeleyville, SC ) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 8:00.
inglesby267@gmail.com

- Hammerton Lodge #332 (1085 E Montague, North Charleston) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30.

- Old Fort Lodge #420 (10935 Dorchester Rd, Summerville) monthly monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30.

- Charleston Chapter #56 OES (3567 Dorchester Rd East, North Charleston)
Regular Business Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30pm.
- Orangeburg York Rite (1201 Five Chop Rd, Orangeburg, SC.) monthly Business Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30

(1st)Wednesday 07July 2021

– Landmark Lodge #76 monthly Stated Meeting.
Coat, tie and white gloves required
6:30 PM at the Charleston Club

- The Low Country Past Masters Unit (1285 Orange Grove Rd) monthly meeting.
If your Lodge needs assistance putting on a degree, or the entire degree the PMU would be glad to help. Contact WB Tommy Moran (843-754-0538) and get the help you need.
Membership in the Past Masters Unit is open to ALL Blue Lodge PAST MASTERS.
Meeting starts at 7:00PM

- Lawrence Howell Court Order of Amaranth (1285 Orange Grove Rd) monthly Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30PM.

- The Columbia Scottish Rite Bodies (7230 Garners Ferry Rd) Monthly Business Meeting.
The Steering Committee meets at 6:00 PM in the Library.
The KSA meet at 6:15PM
Business Meeting to follow.

(2nd )Thursday 08July 2021

- Mariner Lodge #2 (1285 Orange Grove Rd) monthly Stated Meeting..
Dress: Summer Dress Code: Mariner Polo, slacks, socks & nice shoes (Business Casual)
No Collation. Visitors Welcome!
Please arrive NLT 7:20 - Gavel falls at 7:30PM

- Harmony Lodge #22 (2710 Depot Rd Beaufort, SC) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30.

- Kingstree Lodge #46 (313 East Main Street, Kingstree, SC) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 8pm

- Blackville Lodge #63 (10920 Solomon Blatt Avenue Blackville) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 8:00PM.

- Etiwan Lodge #95 (438 Whilden St, Mount Pleasant, SC)
Etiwan will be conferring the EA Degree on 2 Candidates.
Gavel falls at 7:30

- Vance Lodge # 230 (1316 Camden Rd, Hwy 310, Vance) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30

- Berkeley Lodge #269 (101 California Ave, Moncks Corner) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 8:00.

- Ridgeville Lodge #361 (119 Academy St, Ridgeville) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30.

- MacArthur Lodge #427 (145 St James Ave, Goose Creek) monthly Stated Meeting
Visitors welcome. Due to limited space, dues paying members will have seating priority.
Gavel falls at 7:30.

(2nd) Monday 12July 2021

- Orange - CharlesTowne Lodge #14 (1285 Orange Grove Rd) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:00pm
No collation..

- St. Peters Lodge #54 (232 E Boyce Street, Manning, SC) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 8pm
stpeterslodgeafm.org

- Mt Hope Lodge #128 (110 Brick Church Cl - St Stephens) monthly Stated Meeting.
Gavel falls at 8:00PM.

- Jacksonboro Lodge #206 (6085 Hwy 165, Ravenel) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30PM

- Fellowship Lodge #400 (3567 N Drchester Rd East, North Charleston)
monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30PM

(2nd )Tuesday 13July2021

- Pythagorean Lodge #21 (3567 Dorchester Rd East, North Charleston)
monthly Stated Meeting
Pythagorean is having visitors but as of now no collation.
Gavel falls at 7:30PM

- Ornan Lodge #38 (50 Ornan Street Bamberg) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30PM.

- Unity Lodge #55 (35 Trevor Dr, Walterboro) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30pm

- Hope Lodge #126 (13088 West Main Street Williston) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 8:00PM.

- Summerville Lodge #234 (111 N Main St, Summerville) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 8:00PM.

- Fidelity Lodge #304 (2827 Maybank Hwy, Johns Island) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30PM.

- Carolina Lodge #375 (5929 Murray Drive) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30pm

- Orangeburg York Rite (1201 Five Chop Rd, N Orangeburg, SC.) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30

(2nd )Wednesday 14July 2021

- The Masters & Wardens Club of the 1st and 2nd Masonic Districts monthly meeting sponsored by TBA.
Start is 7:30PM.
NOTICE! ALL 3° Master Masons are invited and encouraged to attend!!!!
All are reminded that the meeting must end by 9pm by the club’s by-laws.

(3rd) Thursday 15July2021

- Union-Kilwinning Lodge #4 (945 Wappoo Rd, Charleston) monthly Stated Meeting
Visitors welcome! Kilts encouraged.
Gavel falls at 7:30 Och Aye!

- Charity Lodge #62 (6328 Old Hwy 6 Elloree, SC) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30pm.

- Indiantown Lodge #165 (102 W George St. Hemingway, SC) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls @730pm

- Hudson Lodge #373 (14385 Sniders Hwy Islandton, SC) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 8:00PM

- Fort Moultrie Lodge #428 (338 Whilden St, Mount Pleasant) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30PM .

- Azelea Chapter #192 OES (3567 Dorchester Rd East, North Charleston)
Monthly Business Meeting
Meeting begins at 8:00PM

That's all I know about for now

The deadline for submissions to run in next week's Trestleboard is 9:00AM on Wednesday If you wait until you get next week’s newsletter to remember to send me something happening that weekend or the following Monday or Tuesday, I’m not sending a special for you unless I hosed something up – you snooze, you lose.

PLEASE make sure my email address (thlwm2010@gmail.com) is in your email address book – this newsletter is so big and goes to so many people (over 750 directly from me, and well over 1000 with forwards!) that some spam filters mis-identify it as spam. Email addresses that consistently bounce back MailChimp will automatically delete after a few bounces.

WB Andy Albright has published his first book titled "Are You Hiram?". A book for all Masons who seek to understand the very foundations of their Craft. The book is not a "how to be" a Mason, but what does it take to be Mason. Explore some of the deeper philosophies contained in those images found in the Blue Lodge and gain a richer understanding of who you are and who you can be. No secrets of Freemasonry are contained in this book so that non-Masons might find the tools they need to improve themselves and, perhaps, find it in their hearts to join the Ancient Order. Some of the proceeds from the sale of this book will be used to support the four major charities of United States Freemasons: the Masonic Services Association, Scottish Rite Children's Learning Center, York Rite Eye Foundation, and Shriner's Children's Hospitals. All donations will be made to the national level of each charity. Are you prepared to discover if you are Hiram? You can purchase the book from Amazon, https://www.amazon.com/dp/B084P3S7ZQ, or an ebook for Kindle. If you'd like to purchase a copy directly from WB Andy, you can email your request to raa29420@gmail.com.

Both the Scottish Rite Building and the CCMA Building (as well as several Shrine buildings), in an effort to defray some of the costs of maintaining and insuring those buildings, are again available to be used for business meetings, civic club meetings, wedding receptions etc. Our useage rates are competitive with the rates charged by similar venues, we're easy to get to, and we have plenty of parking. If you or someone you know is having a special event of some kind, and need a place to have it, deal with your brothers -
Call 843-819-5002 for the Scottish Rite or 843-708-5365 for the CCMA,
or just send me an email - thlwm2010@gmail
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Brother Secretaries::
If you receive an Application for Affiliation from a Mason who is a member of a Lodge in another Grand Jurisdiction, it is very important that you clear that Brother's name through the Grand Secretary's Office before the Application is read in the Lodge. One of our Lodges received Applications for Affiliation from expelled Masons from another Grand Jurisdiction who did not indicate that they were expelled on the Application.

Fraternally,

Jerry Carver, PGM
Grand Secretary

Brethren,
As soon as you receive a Petition from a Man for the Degrees in Masonry, it is essential that you enter his information int the Grand Lodge Membership Management System "Grandview". immediately The system will compare the First Name, Middle Name, Last Name, and Date of Birth of the candidate's information with the thousands of records in the system and if the information matches another man in the system, the system will automatically place the entry into a pending mode. If you make an entry and receive a Pending Mode notice, please contact the Grand Lodge Office immediately. The Pending Mode means that a record already exists for that man. This is especially important if a man fails to indicate on his petition about having previously petitioned another Lodge. Today, it came to my attention that a Secretary entered a Candidate's information after he was made an Entered Apprentice and the system kicked his record out as Pending. After investigating, it was found that the Candidate had petitioned another Lodge a couple of years earlier and had not indicated on his petition that he had previously petitioned another Lodge. Please take the important precautionary step of entering every Candidate's petition information into the System upon receipt..

Fraternally,

Jerry Carver, PGM
Grand Secretary

This newsletter is produced by a Mason with the help of other Masons to promote Masonic cooperation and visitation for the benefit of Masons and Masonry in the Lowcountry of South Carolina. While publication of this newsletter has the approval of the Most Worshipful Grand Master and the MW Grand Lodge of South Carolina, it is not to be construed that anything found in this newsletter is coming from or overseen by the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons of South Carolina or any other Masonic body unless specifically stated to be so. Ultimate responsibility for content/opinions expressed lies with the editor alone.

"It's amazing how much good you can accomplish if you don't care who gets the credit." - MWB Harry S. Truman - US President, PGM of Missouri.

Respectfully and Fraternally

Tom Lewis, Jr PM PEC 32° KT KY KRC
WM Mariner Lodge #2
PEC Carolina Commandery #1
EC JW Frampton Jr Council #85 Knight Masons


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