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

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Etiwan Masonic Lodge No. 95 Trestleboard
02 August 2021


05 August 2021
Stated Communication
Collation 6:45pm / Business Meeting 7:30pm

12 August 2021
Two Fellowcraft Degrees
Collation 6:45pm / Confer Degrees 7:30pm

02 September 2021
Stated Communication
Collation 6:45pm / Business Meeting 7:30pm

07 October 2021
Stated Communication
Collation 6:45pm / Business Meeting 7:30pm

28 October 2021
1st and 2nd District Inspirational will be held at the Scottish Rite center.
Collation at 18:30 with the meeting beginning at 19:30.

04 November 2021
Stated Communication
Collation 6:45pm / Business Meeting 7:30pm

02 December 2021
Stated Communication
Collation 6:45pm / Business Meeting 7:30pm

Lowcountry Trestleboard
28 July 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



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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

Grand Master's Directive regarding Conductors and Candidates wearing masks during degrees - Effective 12 July 2021 The MW Grand Master has now left it to the discretion of the Lodge Master whether candidates & conductors are required to wear masks & gloves during degree conferrals. https://www.scgrandlodgeafm.org/

If you haven't been paying attention to the news lately, Covid 19 numbers are trending up again, and reportedly the great majority of those being hospitalized are those who have not been vaccinated against the virus. If the current trend continues, especially with schools starting back next month, the CDC and DHEC will be bringing back mask mandates for the un-vaccinated. Any who have not been vaccinated, now is the time to get your shots. The vaccines are free and readily available. Let's nip this in the bud before it gets out of hand again and the politicians get involved!

1st Sat of the Month Summerville Eastern Star Breakfast will Start Back Up on Aug 7th----Great Meal & Fellowship
Order of DeMolay Events Coming Up

November 6, 2021 - Order of DeMolay Chevalier Degree - Goose Creek Lodge #401 A meal will be served Time TBA
March 19, 2022 - Order of DeMolay Legion of Honor Investiture Location and time TBA

Food for Thought

"Freemasonry is a fraternal institution and according to the English constitution, any brother who has a disagreement with his brother is not to enter the lodge. Such disagreements are to be resolved outside of the lodge, that harmony will exist within,"

The Masters and Wardens Club of the 1st and 2nd Masonic District will be hosting a Lecture Workshop. A date and time are still to be determined. The workshop will open with an education on lecturing, followed by different classes designed to assist the Craft in learning a lecture. All Master Masons in good standing are invited to attend. The workshop will be tiled.

To All Brothers:
August 21st, A Day of Degrees at Jamil Shrine Center (206 Jamil Rd, Columbia SC) Doors open @7:30AM, Gavel Falls @8:30.Lunch @High 12 ($8.00)
The 8 lodges of the 8th Masonic District of South Carolina will perform the Master's, FellowCraft, and Entered Apprentice Degree in one day under one roof. We are starting with the 3rd Degree and go backwards so that once a candidate takes their degree, they can stay for the remainder of the event and enjoy fellowship with the brethren. We will open our lodges in one building and bring Masonry together.
"With the permission of Grand Master Ronald C. Mitchum to host such an event, and Jamil Shrine Center granting us the use of their auditorium, we plan to make history and set a path forward into the future. We may be of different lodges but we are of like minds.
Any questions:
David Roberts, PM Dsroberts412@gmail.com
Secretary Springdale Lodge 412"

TIME CAPSULE AT NORTH CAROLINA MASONIC SHRINE

We are preparing to DIG UP the Cryptic Deposit (Time Capsule) made in 1972, near the Masonic Marker at Black Camp Gap just up the mountain from Maggie Valley, North Carolina. Many have attended the Great Smokies Summer Assembly since back in the mid 1930's, when our forefathers made a deposit, which was dug up in 1972, and another deposit made. In July of 2022, that deposit made in 1972, will be dug up.
We need the participation of you and your local, state, national and international bodies to send items for the new deposit to be buried in 2022, and dug up in 2072, by those York Rite Masons in that day.
Please send items ASAP to :J. David Cashion P.O. Box 594 Highlands, N.C. 28714

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

RWB Bobby Faulkner PDDGM, Past Master of Solomon #1, and Old Fort #420, age 90, can no longer drive at night and would be thankful to ride with someone from the Knightsville area to Charleston or any other nearby lodge, Scottish Rite, York Rite or other Masonic functions.
bobbyrfaulkner@bellsouth.net

I'm sure Bobby's not the only brother in this situation. Reach out to your elderly brethren before their family reaches out to you for their Masonic Memorial Service. There's a wealth of Masonic knowledge and experience out there sitting at home because they can no longer drive.

Sickness & Distress

Cherie (Mrs Marcus) Chalfant is in MUSC ICU since last weekend with Covid 19 and Pneumonia.

Br Zach Massengale of Harmony #17 was involved in an accident this past weekend in Beaufort. He sustained an injury in his neck/spine that is going to require extensive rehabilitation. He was transported to MUSC in Charleston for initial treatment, and I understand he has been accepted and will be transfered to an outstanding facilityfor this sort of thing in the Atlanta area. He has a long way to go, but he is a strong man with a wonderful family to support him on his journey.

Br Bobby "Mr. Kirk" Kirkland, 84, of St. George, was raised to the Celestial Lodge above on Saturday, July 24. He was Treasurer of Ornan Lodge #38 in Bamberg.

Please keep in your devotions:

Cherie (Mrs Marcus) Chalfant, Zach Massengale, Mike Floresca, Frank Fanning, Sandy Harley, Milt Hess, 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, 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.

"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."

Brethren: 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!.

Four Things to do this month for the good of Masonry:
If you are healthy and able:
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. Prayer works, both for you AND the ones you pray for.

Masonic Trivia

US Army General Thomas Benton, also Grand Master of Iowa, ordered Federal troops to protect Albert Pike's home and prevent the library from being burned, when his troops took Little Rock, AR.

Quote of the Week

"A mind needs books like a sword needs a whetstone."
— Tyrion Lannister
Here's This Week's Scoop: (to the best of my knowledge)
Presume no collation (meal) unless otherwise noted.

(4th) Wednesday 28July2021

- The Charleston Scottish Rite Bodies (1051 Sam Rittenburg Blvd)
Regular Monthly Meeting at 7:30 PM.
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.
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.
IF you feel your health may be in question, do not attend.

(5th) Thursday 29July2021

- Blackville Lodge #63 (10920 Solomon Blatt Avenue Blackville)
will confer the FellowCraft Degree
Degree at 7:30pm , meal between sessions

- MacArthur Lodge #427 (145 St James Ave, Goose Creek)The Past Masters will be conferring the Master Mason Degree.
Visitors welcome.
Collation at 6:30PM Gavel falls at 7:30.

AUGUST

1st)Monday 02Aug2021

- Solomon Lodge #1 (1285 Orange Grove Rd) DARK JULY & AUGUST
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
Coffee, water and pastries prior to Communication.
Gavel falls at 7:30 PM. Visitors are welcome.

- Goose Creek Lodge #401 (145 St James Ave, Goose Creek) monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30PM. Collation at 6:45PM..
Goose Creek will be honored to host our new District Deputy Grand Master, RWB Bob Heck, for an Official Visit. Come and greet him.

(1st)Tuesday 03Aug2021

- Denmark Lodge #246 (308 S Palmetto Ave [Carolina Hwy/Hwy 321] Denmark, SC) monthly Stated Meeting Denmark #246 will be DARK July and August. 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 04Aug 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.

(1st)Thursday 05Aug 2021

- Harmony Lodge #17 (30 Burr Street Barnwell) monthly monthly Stated Meeting
Collation at 7:15, Gavel falls at 8:00PM

- Etiwan Lodge #95 (438 Whilden St, Mount Pleasant, SC) monthly Stated Meeting.
Collation at 6:45pm, Gavel falls at 7:30PM.

– Franklin Lodge #96 (145 St James Ave, Goose Creek) monthly monthly Stated Meeting
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 06Aug 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) Saturday 07Aug 2021
- 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. Great Meal & Fellowship Come hungry, leave happy.

(2nd) Monday 09Aug 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
Collatiion 6:30PM Gavel falls at 7:30PM

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

(2nd )Tuesday 10Aug2021

- 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
Collation at 6:45, 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
Collation at 7:15, 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) DARK JULY & AUGUST
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 11Aug 2021

- The Masters & Wardens Club of the 1st and 2nd Masonic Districts monthly meeting sponsored by Goose Creek Lodge #401 (145 St James Ave, Goose Creek)
Eat at 6:30PM, Meet at 7:30PM.
We got 62 brethren present for a quorum and passed the Bylaw changes and elected Br Blake Duke as 2nd VP in July, so we can all just come and relax and enjoy the fellowship and the program.
All are reminded that you don't have to be a Master or a Warden to attend, ALL MASTER MASONS can come and the meeting must end by 9:00 pm per the club’s by-laws.

(2nd )Thursday 12Aug 2021

- Mariner Lodge #2 (1285 Orange Grove Rd) monthly Stated Meeting..
Dress: Summer Dress Code: Business Casual - Mariner Polo, slacks, socks & nice shoes (rain hat, poncho & rubber wellingtons optional)
Visitors Welcome! No Collation yet.
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
Collation at 7:15, Gavel falls at 8:00PM.

- Etiwan Lodge #95 (438 Whilden St, Mount Pleasant, SC)
will confer two FellowCraft Degrees
Collation at 6:45pm, Gavel falls at 7:30PM.

- 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.
Gavel falls at 7:30.

(2nd )Saturday 14Aug 2021

Filipino Travelers Regular Monthly Meeting 2:00PM at the FCC
Masks Optional.
Pot luck please bring your favorite dish to share.
Any ideas, concerns, suggestions, all are welcome. Most especially for the good of our organization.

(3rd) Tuesday 17Aug2021

- Charleston York Rite Bodies (1285 Orange Grove Rd) monthly Stated Meeting at 7:30PM. The Bodies voted to go dark in August and resume in September.

- 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 19Aug2021

- 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 Street Mount Pleasant) will have their regular Stated Communication followed by a Master Mason Degree
Meeting at 7:30PM .

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

(3rd )Saturday 21Aug 2021

A Day of Degrees at Jamil Shrine Center (206 Jamil Rd, Columbia SC)
Doors open @7:30AM, Gavel Falls @8:30.Lunch @High 12 ($8.00)
The 8 lodges of the 8th Masonic District of South Carolina will perform the Master's, FellowCraft, and Entered Apprentice Degree in one day under one roof. We are starting with the 3rd Degree and go backwards so that once a candidate takes their degree, they can stay for the remainder of the event and enjoy fellowship with the brethren. We will open our lodges in one building and bring Masonry together.
"With the permission of Grand Master Ronald C. Mitchum to host such an event, and Jamil Shrine Center granting us the use of their auditorium, we plan to make history and set a path forward into the future. We may be of different lodges but we are of like minds."

(4th) Monday 23Aug 2021

- James Island Lodge #396 (1613 Ft Johnson Rd, James Island) will conduct a FellowCraft Degree for three Candidates.
Light collation under Edict One protocol at 630 PM.
Degree starts promptly at 7:30 PM.
Visiting Brothers welcome to join the candidates as they continue their Masonic Journey.

(4th) Tuesday 24Aug2021

- Allendale Lodge #109 (500 Barnwell Hwy, Allendale) monthly Stated Meeting
Collation at 6:45, 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 - DARK JULY & AUGUST
4th Mondays @ 8:00 IAW all current protocols & procedures applying to COVID 19.

(4th) Wednesday 25Aug2021

- The Charleston Scottish Rite Bodies (1051 Sam Rittenburg Blvd)
Regular Monthly Meeting at 7:30 PM.
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.
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.
IF you feel your health may be in question, do not attend.

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.

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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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.
AND:
WB Andy Albright has also published his second book, "Striking the Stone: The Spiritual of Freemasonry". A follow-up to his first book, "Are You Hiram?" (to order see blurb after meetings schedule), the new book "Striking the Stone" explores the impact that the lessons of Freemasonry should have on the individual seeking Masonic Light. The books are $10 per copy and all of the proceeds go to support the charity fund of Fiat Lux #432 and their efforts to assist the Windwood Farms Home for Boys and Family Services.


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

Disclaimer:

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 is a service provided by Mariner Lodge #2 and 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.

With All Knightly Courtesy
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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