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

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Lowcountry Trestleboard
03 July 2019


Brethren

Another weekly heads-up from the Semi-official Charleston Masonic Town Crier on what's coming up in The Lowcountry that I know about. Thank you to the brothers who sent me word of upcoming events, and thanks for the help and encouraging words I've received from so many of you on this project over the years, as well as everyone’s patience with my typos.
"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).

There WILL BE a meeting of the 1st & 2nd District Masters & Wardens Club on July 10, 2019.
It will be hosted by MacAurthur Lodge # 427 at The Goose Creek Masonic Lodge # 401 building at 145 St James Ave. in Goose Creek, SC.(across from the BILO store on 176).
The meeting will start at 7:30PM, with collation at 6:30PM.
Topics to be discussed, will be the declining attendance of certain lodges and/or the Masters & Wardens. It
is very strongly recommended, that at least the Master and one Warden of each lodge be in attendance. We are
trying to adjust the bylaws, so that a quorum can be obtained, and legal business meetings be conducted. It can not
be accomplished without the support of the lodges of the 1st and 2nd Masonic Districts and their Masters and Wardens . It is of utmost importance the there be a greater participation of the Masters and Wardens at this
meeting. Thank you, to all the brethren of the 1st and 2nd Masonic Districts for your assistance in improving our
attendance. Look forward to seeing the brethren at this meeting.
Fraternally,
Jim Schaefer
President
Chvytrk3@gmail.com
843-830-2473
Old Fort #420 is selling raffle tickets to replace our sign which was destroyed by the severe weather on 4/19/19.1 ticket - $20, 2-$35, 3-$50, 4-$70, 5-$85, 6-$100.00
Please help us in supporting our raffle, contact any member of Old Fort for tickets.
We are selling only 250 total
For a $500.00 gift certificate to Palmetto State Armory.
The drawing will be announced when all the tickets are sold.
Do not have to be present to win, make sure the seller has your contact information, and ticket#.
We hope to sell out before the 4th of July sales, to get the most out of the prize.
Thank you!
WM Steve Staley PM
SAT, AUG 10 AT 12 PM
OMAR Shrine Seafood Festival 2019
176 Patriots Point Rd, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464-4377

Order of Amaranth 2nd Annual Boston Butt Sale & Pig Pickin'
12:00 Noon- 4:00PM Saturday 20July at Beulah United Methodist Church, 1577 Olld State Rd, Gaston,SC.
Boston Butts are on sale now - $30 for one, $50 for two. Orders must be recieved NLT 6July.
Information/to Order: Sue Cornell 843-685-2789 or skcornell@sccoast.net

Vietnam Era Degree
MacArthur #427 will be holding its first ever outdoor degree!!! It will be held at the Vietnam Experience out on Patriots point on August 17, 2019.
Collation at Omar Shrine will be provided by Sticky Fingers and will be from 4:30-6:30. We will be passing out FREE parking passes for the event there.
The lodge will open on the 3rd degree at 7:30. Please bring your own chair, apron, and bug spray.
The event will be held under a tent to protect us from the weather. This event will cost $40 to attend and will include your meal and a commemorative coin.

Right Emminent Past Grand Commander Robert Elsner's book Bible Study for Freemasons
is available on Amazon! I'm reading it and it is AWESOME! Here's the link:
https://smile.amazon.com/Bible-Study-Freemasons-Robert-Elsner/dp/1797553844/ref=tmm_pap_title_0?_encoding=UTF8&qid=1553088692&sr=1-3
If you haven't heard, both the Scottish Rite Building and the CCMA Building are available to be
used for business meetings, civic club meetings, wedding receptions etc in an effort to defray
some of the costs of maintaining and insuring those buildings. 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 843-224-3271 for the Scottish Rite or 843-708-5365 for the CCMA, or just
send me an email.
Sick & Distressed:

WB Dale Usery of Solomon Lodge #1 was finally able to get the colostomy reversed that he has been dealing with since his emergency hiatal hernia surgeries several months ago. He is in a lot of pain and he's looking at some more recovery time, but he made it to Solomon's Stated Meeting Monday. No doubt he has some interesting scars.

Please keep in your prayers Mrs. Jerri Nix, Roger Viduya, Horace Williams, Roy Triplett, Ola Mae Wilcox, Mike Taylor, Dale Usery, John Ditmore, Dick Hughes, RonTraver, Charlie Edgeworth, Herb & Helen Goldberg, Billie DeChant, Ted Driggers, Jr., Wilton "Lankie" Lancaster, Charles Hiers, John Fisher, Bob Knight, Ralph & Mary Lou Bokern, Sybill (Mrs Phillip) Russell, Archie Davis, G Ray Marsh, Frank Shealy, Billie Jean Faulkner, Guy Hancock, Ben Kirbin, Gene Nabors, Myrtle Johnson, Barbara Covar, Matthew Hogan, Richard Wooden, Micah Roane Auld, Barry Klein. Carey & Carolyn Baxley, Phil Hawkins, Jim Spence, Ricky Chubb, Del Morga & his family, and Tommie Epting.

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 prayersof good men availeth 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.

4 Things to do this month (please!):

1) Go to Your Lodge’s next Stated Meeting - SERIOUSLY! Please do it.
2) Attend the next Masters & Wardens meeting.
3) Visit another lodge this month (times & places are all in the Trestleboard).
4) Pray for those in distress.

Guys, we are ALL paying good money to be Masons, why are we not all reaping the benefits of that membership?
No Lodge can survive, even if all the members pay dues, if no one attends the meetings. Show up!

Quote of the Week:
"[O]nly a virtuous people are capable of freedom. As nations become corrupt and vicious, they have more need of masters." – MWB Benjamin Franklin, 1787

Here's This Week's Scoop:
(1st)Wednesday 03July2019
– Landmark Lodge #76 will be holding their Regular Stated Communication. Coat, tie and white gloves required
6:30 PM at the Charleston Club

- The Low Country Past Masters Unit (1285 Orange Grove Road) will be Dark July & August

- Lawrence Howell Court Order of Amaranth (1285 Orange Grove Road) will be holding their regular monthly meeting at 7:30PM.

- The Columbia Scottish Rite Bodies (7230 Garners Ferry Rd) will conduct their Monthly Business Meeting.
Dinner at 6:30PM, Business Meeting to follow.

(1st)Thursday 04July2019

- Harmony Lodge #17 (30 Burr Street Barnwell) will hold their Regular Stated Communication.
Collation at 7:00, Meeting at 8:00PM

- Etiwan Lodge #95 (438 Whilden Street Mount Pleasant, SC) will be DARK this month only.
Collation at 6:30 PM, Meeting at 7:30PM.

– Franklin Lodge #96 (145 St. James Avenue Goose Creek) will be DARK July only

- Bethlehem Lodge # 338 (13819 Round O Road Round O) will be holding their Regular Stated Communication.
Collation at 6:30 PM and meeting at 7:30 PM

- Dorchester Lodge #369 (3567 Dorchester Road East North Charleston) will be Going Dark July & August
No Collation Meeting at 7:30 PM

(1st) Friday 05July2019

- St. James Lodge #275 (227 Scotia Street McClellanville) will be holding their Regular Stated Communication.
Collation at 6:30 PM and meeting at 7:30 PM

- Loyalty Chapter #136 OES (3567 Dorchester Road East North Charleston) will be holding their Regular Business Meeting.
Collation at 6:30 PM and meeting at 7:30 PM

(1st)Saturday 06July2019

- Summerville Eastern Star (111 North Main Street Summerville)
Saturday our Eastern Star Chapter’s First Saturday Breakfast begins at 7:00 am and runs until 10:00 am. Breakfast is an Eastern Star fundraiser so please be generous with your donations. Everyone who eats is expected to give at least $7.00 for one of the best buffets in town. This includes the drink. Come hungry, leave happy.

- CCMA Work Day at the CCMA Center (1285 Orange Grove Road).
09:00 - 10:00AM (approx)

2nd Monday 08July2019

- Orange - CharlesTowne Lodge #14 (1285 Orange Grove Road) will hold their Regular Stated Meeting.
NO Collation, meeting at 7:00PM per newly--approved bylaws.

- Mt Hope Lodge #128 (110 Brick Church Cl - St Stephens) will hold their Regular Stated Meeting.
Collation at 7:30 PM, meeting at 8:00PM.

- Jacksonboro Lodge #206 (6085 Hwy 165 Ravenel) will have their regular Stated Communication.
Collation at 6:30 PM, Meeting at 7:30PM

- Fellowship Lodge #400 (3567 Dorchester Road East North Charleston)
Fellowship 400 will be dark for July and August.
Collation at 6:30 PM, Meeting at 7:30PM

- Goose Creek Lodge #401 (145 St. James Avenue Goose Creek)
Goose Creek Lodge #401 will hold an EA Degree.
Collation (prepared by WB Dennis Dayton and WB Gregg Schneider) at 6:30. Degree at 7:30PM.

(2nd )Tuesday 09July2019

- Pythagoran Lodge #21 (3567 Dorchester Road East North Charleston) will hold their Regular Stated Meeting
Collation at 6:30 PM, meeting at 7:30PM.

- Ornan Lodge #38 (50 Ornan Street Bamberg) will hold their Regular Stated Communication
Collation at 6:45, Meeting at 7:30PM.

- Unity Lodge #55 (35 Trevor Dr, Walterboro) will have their Regular Stated Communication.
Dinner at 6:30 and meeting at 7:30pm

- Hope Lodge #126 (13088 West Main Street Williston) will hold their Regular Stated Communication
Collation at 7:30, Meeting at 8:00PM.

- Summerville Lodge #234 (111 North Main Street Summerville) will hold their Regular Stated Communication
Collation at 7:00, Meeting at 8:00PM.

- Fidelity Lodge #304 (2827 Maybank Highway Johns Island) will have their regular Stated Communication at 7:30pm
Dinner at 6:30 and meeting at 7:30pm

- Carolina Lodge #375 (5929 Murray Drive) will have their regularStated Communication.
Dinner at 6:30 and meeting at 7:30pm

(2nd )Wednesday 10Julye2019

- The Masters & Wardens Club of the 1st and 2nd Masonic Districts will meet
sponsored by MacArthur Lodge #427 (145 St. James Avenue Goose Creek)
NOTICE! ALL 3° Master Masons are invited and encouraged to attend!!!!
Dinner at 6:30, Meeting 7:30

(2nd )Thursday 11July2019

- Mariner Lodge #2 (1285 Orange Grove Road) will hold their Regular Stated Communication.
Dress: Summer Relaxed Dress Code (business casual) - Polo/Golf shirt. nice slacks & dress shoes.
NO Shorts or flip flops/sandals
Light Collation at 6:30PM, Meeting begins at 7:00.

- Harmony Lodge #22 (2710 Depot Rd Beaufort, SC) will hold their monthly Stated Communication.
Meeting begins at 7:30.

- Blackville Lodge #63 (10920 Solomon Blatt Avenue Blackville) will hold their Regular Stated Communication
Collation at 7:15, Meeting at 8:00PM.

- Vance Lodge # 230 (1316 Camden Rd, Hwy 310, Vance) will have their Regular Stated Communication.
Collation at 6:30 pm, meeting begins at 7:30

- Berkeley Lodge #269 (101 California Avenue Moncks Corner) will hold their monthly Stated Communication.
Collation at 7:00 PM, Meeting at 8:00.

- Ridgeville Lodge #361 (119 Academy Street Ridgeville) will hold their monthly Stated Communication.
Collation at 6:45 PM, Meeting at 7:30.

- MacArthur Lodge #427 (145 St. James Avenue Goose Creek) will hold their regular Stated Communication.
Collation at 6:45 PM, Meeting at 7:30.

(3rd) Tuesday 16July2019

- Charleston York Rite Bodies (1285 Orange Grove Road) will have their regular Communication. The Chapter will preside, and that means the third in the Council line will provide the collation at 6:30. The Most Excellent Master Degree will be conferred. Please get any petitions to the secretary/recorder as soon as possible and, of course your 2019 dues. Hope to see you there.
Dinner 6:30 Meeting 7:30

- Egeria Lodge #71 (150 Judge Street Harleyville) Egeria 71 will be dark June, July, and August .
Collation at 7:00, meeting at 8:00

- Round Lodge #270 (10761 Cottageville Highway, Cottageville) will hold their monthly Stated Communication.
Collation at 7:00, meeting at 8:00

- Hilda Lodge #426 (51 Railroad Avenue Hilda SC) will hold their Regular Stated Communication
Collation at 7:15, Meeting at 8:00PM

(3rd) Thursday18July2019

- Union-Kilwinning Lodge #4 (945 Wappoo Road Charleston) will have their regular Stated Communication.
In keeping with the lodge's Scottish roots Kilts are encouraged (if you dare!)
Collation at 6:30 PM, Meeting at 7:30PM

- Charity Lodge #62 (6328 Old Hwy 6 Elloree, SC) will be holding a regular Stated Meeting,
Collation at 7:00pm, meeting at 7:30pm.

- Hudson Lodge #373 (14385 Sniders Hwy Islandton, SC) will have their regular Stated Communication.
Collation at 7:00 PM, Meeting at 8:00PM

- Fort Moultrie Lodge #428 (338 Whilden Street Mount Pleasant) will have their regular Stated Communication.
Collation at 6:30 PM, Meeting at 7:30PM

- Azelea Chapter #192 OES (3567 Dorchester Road East North Charleston) will have their Regular Business Meeting
(4th) Monday 22Jul2019
- 5th District Square and Compass Club meeting will be held at Hilda Lodge #426
(51 Railroad Avenue Hilda)
Collation at 7:30pm
All Master Masons are invited to this evening of Fellowship and Brotherhood.
(4th) Tuesday 23July2019

- Allendale Lodge No. 109 (500 Barnwell Highway Allendale) will hold their Regular Stated Communication
Collation at 6:45, Meeting at 7:30PM.

- St. Andrews Lodge #367 (945 Wappoo Road Charleston) will hold their Monthly Stated Communication.
Collation at 7:00 PM, Meeting at 8:00

(4th) Wednesday 26Jun 2019

- The Charleston Scottish Rite Bodies (1051 Sam Rittenburg Blvd) will conduct their Business Meeting. The Counsel will preside.
Dinner at 6:30PM, with the lecture & Business Meeting to follow at 7:30pm.
Knights Commander Court of Honour (KCCH) meet at 6:00PM outside the General Secretary's office.
Knights of St. Andrew will hold their monthly meeting at 6:00pm in the auditorium. Membership in the Knights of St. Andrew is open to all 32° Masons

Saturday 27July2019

– Jacksonboro Lodge #206 (6085 Hwy 165 Ravenel) will be having its famous monthly breakfast, on the 4th Saturday from 7:00 to 9:00. Pancakes, Bacon, Eggs, French toast. $5 donation. Help us support brotherly love in Ravenel.We would love to have you visit us.Come hungry, leave happy!

(1st)Thursday 01August2019

- Harmony Lodge #17 (30 Burr Street Barnwell) will hold their Regular Stated Communication.
Collation at 7:00, Meeting at 8:00PM

- Etiwan Lodge #95 (438 Whilden Street Mount Pleasant, SC) will hold their Regular Stated Communication.
Collation at 6:30 PM, Meeting at 7:30PM.

– Franklin Lodge #96 (145 St. James Avenue Goose Creek) will hold their Regular Stated Communication.
Collation at 6:30 PM, Meeting at 7:30PM.

- Bethlehem Lodge # 338 (13819 Round O Road Round O) will be holding their Regular Stated Communication.
Collation at 6:30 PM and meeting at 7:30 PM

- Dorchester Lodge #369 (3567 Dorchester Road East North Charleston) will be Dark July & August
No Collation Meeting at 7:30 PM

(1st) Friday 02August2019

- St. James Lodge #275 (227 Scotia Street McClellanville) will be holding their Regular Stated Communication.
Collation at 6:30 PM and meeting at 7:30 PM

- Loyalty Chapter #136 OES (3567 Dorchester Road East North Charleston) will be holding their Regular Business Meeting.
Collation at 6:30 PM and meeting at 7:30 PM

(1st)Saturday 03August2019

- Summerville Eastern Star (111 North Main Street Summerville)
Saturday our Eastern Star Chapter’s First Saturday Breakfast begins at 7:00 am and runs until 10:00 am. Breakfast is an Eastern Star fundraiser so please be generous with your donations. Everyone who eats is expected to give at least $7.00 for one of the best buffets in town. This includes the drink. Come hungry, leave happy.

- CCMA Work Day at the CCMA Center (1285 Orange Grove Road).
09:00 - 10:00AM (approx)

1st)Monday 05August2019
- Solomon Lodge #1 (1285 Orange Grove Road) will hold their monthly Stated Communication
Suit and tie preferred
Collation at 6:30 PM, Meeting at 7:30.

- Harmony Lodge #61 (5355 East Jim Bilton Boulevard St. George) will hold their monthly Stated Communication
Collation at 6:30 PM, Meeting at 7:30.

- James Island Lodge #396 (1613 Fort Johnson Road James Island) will hold their regular Stated Meeting.
No collation served. Meeting @ 7:30PM

- Goose Creek Lodge #401 (145 St. James Avenue Goose Creek) will hold their Regular Stated Communication.
No Collation, Meeting at 7:30PM.

(1st)Tuesday 06August2019

- Denmark Lodge #246 (308 S Palmetto Ave [Carolina Hwy/Hwy 321] Denmark, SC) will be dark July and August.
Collation at 6:30 PM, Meeting at 7:30.

- Hammerton Lodge #332 (1085 East Montague Avenue North Charleston) will hold their monthly Stated Communication
Collation at 6:30 PM, Meeting at 7:30.

- Old Fort Lodge #420 (10935 Dorchester Road Summerville) will hold their monthly Stated Communication
Collation at 6:45 PM, Meeting at 7:30. http://oldfortlodge.com/

- Charleston Chapter #56 OES (3567 Dorchester Road East North Charleston) will have their Regular Business Meeting
Dinner at 6:30 and meeting at 7:30pm.
That's all I know about for now.

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I got an email from a young lady named Keri Ann Benton saying she would like to sell three (3) Cemetery Lots in the Masonic section at Live Oak Memorial Gardens, 3093 Ashley River Road, Charleston, SC: Lot No. 181-A, Masonic Section, Spaces 1, 2 & 3. Retail Value: $2590 each Selling 1 Lot for $2300; 2 Lots for $4400; or all 3 Lots for $6300 You can contact Keri at 843-737-3161

The Masonic Light is available online in a downloadable format for anyone to read and keep up with what is going on in our Grand Jurisdiction. Look under the resources tab to find the page or just click here.
( http://www.scgrandlodgeafm.org/masonic-light.html )

The Grand Lodge also has a Lodge Locator on the website that tells you where any Lodge in South Carolina is located and when they hold their Stated Meetings. Everything but what’s for dinner. Here's the link: http://www.scgrandlodgeafm.org
For Candidates background check, Click here for infocheck USA.

DeMolay is back on the Move Forward in South Carolina with their Personal Rep Br Damon Lam!! Should your Lodge be interested in starting a Chapter or have a young man or group of young men between the ages of 12 and 21 please Contact WB Joe Thompson at 803-673-0484 thompson.josephc@gmail.com ,
http://www.palmettodemolay.org or Damon Lam at Damonlam1@gmail.com or
(843)597-7113. The DeMolays of today will be the Masons of tomorrow.

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The National Sojourners is an American patriotic organization of Freemasons who have served in the United States Armed Forces. The National Sojourners is celebrating its 100th year in 2019. There are three Chapters in South Carolina, one right here in Charleston. If you are currently an active duty member, retired military, or a veteran, you are eligible for the Sojourners. To learn more About the Sojourners, visit www.nationalsojouners.org If you have any questions or would like to join the National Sojourners, please contact Gregg Schneider at 843-367-9874 or at ghs722@aol.com.

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 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 (http://www.scgrandlodgeafm.org ) 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 32° KT KY KRC
WM Mariner Lodge #2

Fraternitas humana sub paternitus Dei


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