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

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Lowcountry Trestleboard
31 October 2018


Happy Feast of St Quentin & St Wolfgang of Regensburg!

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).

SC DeMolay is selling a SC Centennial coin to commemorate the 100th anniversary of DeMolay. $10 each in a round plastic protector case. 2 types available, shiny or antique. Just reach out to a SC DeMolay advisor to get your coin today. 500 of each are available.

Old Fort Lodge is having a Boston Butt sale.Butts are $30.00 each, ranging anywhere from 8-10 lbs. They will be ready for pickup by Saturday 17Nov2018 at Old Fort Lodge at 10935 Dorchester Road in Summerville SC. You may purchase one at our website Oldfortlodge.com under fundraiser and donations. Instructions are displayed there. You may also call Old Fort Lodge Secretary, WB Basil Ammons at 843-991-0266, for order or info. They were a great success last year which everyone enjoyed very much. Let’s support the lodge and make this a great success again this year Send orders to 113 King St. Summerville SC 29483. Please send name and phone number so that you can be contacted.

From Grand Lodge:

Hurricane Florence devastated the Eastern section of North Carolina with devastating winds and floods. Those same flood waters are now flowing through the rivers in the Eastern Counties of South Carolina with homes and Lodges being flooded with the polluted waters flowing down with sewage and livestock carcasses from the North Carolina Pig farms and Chicken houses. Please consider making a donation no matter how small to help our Brethren and their families. When making a donation please make your check payable to the Grand Lodge AFM Charities, Disaster Relief, Inc. These donations are tax-deductible. Donations should be mailed to the Grand Lodge AFM of SC, P.O. Box 2185, Lexington, SC 29071-2185.

Sick & Distressed:

Br Leonard (LC) Chapman of Franklin #96 has been in Trident Hospital for a couple of weeks, and a few days ago had to have a blood transfusion due to his hemoglobin dropping. He has been transferred to the Elms and is in room 54. He is also undergoing dialysis M/W/F due to kidney problems.

Please keep in your prayers Leonard (LC) Chapman, Charles Hiers, John Fisher, Bob Knight, Ralph & Mary Lou Bokern, Sybill (Mrs Phillip) Russell, Archie Davis, G Ray Marsh, Frank Shealy, Barry Klein, Billie Jean Faulkner, Al Moesner, Guy Hancock, Ben Kirbin, Billie DeChant, Gene Nabors, Myrtle Johnson, Barbara Covar, Matthew Hogan, Richard Wooden, Micah Roane Auld, Carey & Carolyn Baxley, Sam Leviner, Phil Hawkins, Ricky Chubb, Joe Dorning and Tommie Epting.

These brothers have all been workers in the quarries of Masonry and deserve to belifted 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 matter how many members it has, no Lodge can survive even if all the members pay dues if no one attends the meetings. Show up!

Quote of the Week:

As we enter the season of electing Lodge officers, this seems appropriate:

"Let each citizen remember at the moment he is offering his vote that he is not making a present or a compliment to please an individual -- or at least that he ought not so to do; but that he is executing one of the most solemn trusts in human society for which he is accountable to God and his country." - Samuel Adams

“Look well to your ballot, and vote for the good of Masonry”

Here's This Week's Scoop:

Wednesday 31Oct2018

- A number of spruced-up pagan festivals/religious feast days (Día de los Muertos, Samhain/Beltaine, Allantide. All Hallows Eve, Allhallowtide, Halloween, the Feast of St Quentin & St Wolfgang of Regensburg, etc) will be celebrated and children of all ages will dress in cunning outfits and extort sweets from their neighbors. Drive carefully, the life you save may be one of my grandchildren - wait until they're teens and think they know everything. Bleh bleh-bleh.

MacArthur #427 Halloween Trunk or Treat at Goose Creek 401 parking lot
5:00 pm - till ???

NOVEMBER

(1st)Thursday 01Nov2018

- Harmony Lodge #17 (30 Burr Street Barnwell) will hold their Regular Stated Communication.
Collation at 7:15, Meeting at 8:00PM

- Harmony Lodge #61 (5355 Jim Bilton Blvd St George, SC) will have its regular communication .
Meal at 7:30, Meeting 8:00 PM.

- Etiwan Lodge #95 (438 Whilden Street Mount Pleasant, SC) will hold their monthly Stated Communication.
Etiwan Lodge #95 will confer the FC degree on one EA brother this Thursday, November 1st after our business meeting. Collation at 6:30, Business meeting at 7:30 with FC degree to follow immediately after.
Collation at 6:30 PM, Meeting at 7:30PM.

– Franklin Lodge #96 (145 St. James Avenue Goose Creek) will be holding their Regular Stated Communication.
Collation at 6:30 PM and meeting at 7:30 PM

- 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 holding their Regular Stated Communication.
Collation at 6:30 PM and meeting at 7:30 PM

(1st) Friday 02Nov2018

- 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 (1285 Orange Grove Road) will be holding their Regular Business Meeting.
Collation at 6:30 PM and meeting at 7:30 PM

(1st ) Saturday 03Nov2018

- CCMA Work Day at the CCMA Center (1285 Orange Grove Road).
08:00 AM until …

(1st)Monday 05Nov2018

- Solomon Lodge #1 (1285 Orange Grove Road) will hold their monthly Stated Communication
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.
Collation at 6:30 PM, Meeting at 7:30.

(1st)Tuesday 06Nov2018

- Denmark Lodge #246 (308 S Palmetto Ave [Carolina Hwy/Hwy 321] Denmark, SC) will hold their monthly Stated Communication
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.

(1st)Wednesday 07Nov2018

– Landmark Lodge #76 will be holding their Regular Stated Communication. Coat, tie and white gloves required
6:00 PM at the Charleston Yacht Club Building

- The Low Country Past Masters Unit (1285 Orange Grove Road) will be holding their regular monthly meeting at 7:30 PM

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

(2nd )Thursday 08Nov2018

- Mariner Lodge #2 (1285 Orange Grove Road) will hold their monthly Stated Communication.
Dress: Coat & tie, slacks & dress shoes
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 7:00 pm, meeting begins at 8:00

- 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 6:30PM Meeting 7:30PM

(2nd)Saturday 10Nov2018

- Fidelity Lodge #304 (2827 Maybank Highway Johns Island)
Fidelity 304 has an MM Degree for two candidates, on November 10 which is a Saturday morning.
Collation at 08:00, and degree at 09:00..

The 8th District Outdoor River Degree!!
Saturday, November 10, 2018; 464 Cedar Creek Road Swansea, SC $5.00 meal and $15.00 T-Shirts!! All proceeds will go to MSA Disaster and to assist WB Andrew Bigony, a brother who needs our assistance!!
Eat @4:00; start around 5:30.

(2nd)Monday 12Nov2018

- Orange - CharlesTowne Lodge #14 (1285 Orange Grove Road) will hold their Regular Stated Meeting.
Collation at 6:30 PM, meeting at 7:30PM.

- 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) will hold their Regular Stated Meeting.
Collation at 6:30 PM, meeting at 7:30PM.

- James Island Lodge #396 (1613 Fort Johnson Road, Charleston, SC)
James Island Lodge #396 will hold a Special Communication to Pass Brother Thomas Dale to the Fellow Craft Degree on November 12
Collation at 6:30 PM. Degree at 7:30 PM.

(2nd )Tuesday 13Nov2018

- 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 monthly Stated Communication
Collation 7:00PM Meeting 8:00

- Fidelity Lodge #304 (2827 Maybank Highway Johns Island) will hold their Regular Stated Meeting.
Collation at 6:30 PM, meeting at 7:30PM.

- Carolina Lodge #375 (5929 Murray Drive Hanahan) will hold their monthly Stated Communication.
Collation at 6:30PM, Meeting at 7:30

- James Island Chapter #284 OES (1613 Fort Johnson Road James Island) will hold their regular Business Meeting.
Collation 6:30. Meeting @ 7:30PM

- Orangeburg York Rite ( Progress Lodge 356 AFM 1201 Five Chop Rd., Orangeburg, SC) will be having their Stated Meeting (every 2nd
Tuesday of the Month). We do not go dark in the summer.
Collation 6:45 PM Meeting 7:30 PM

(2nd )Wednesday 14Nov2018

- The Masters & Wardens Club of the 1st and 2nd Masonic Districts will hold their Regular Meeting hosted by MacArthur Lodge #427 (145 St. James Avenue Goose Creek) Masters & Wardens Club meetings are open to ALL MASTER MASONS and per the bylaws must be over NLT 9:00PM
Collation at 6:30 PM, meeting at 7:30PM..

(3rd) Thursday 15Nov2018

- Union-Kilwinning Lodge #4 (945 Wappoo Road Charleston) will have their regular Stated Communication.
Collation at 6:30 PM, 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
Dinner at 7:00 and meeting at 8:00pm.

(3rd) Tuesday 20Nov2018

- Charleston York Rite Bodies (1285 Orange Grove Road) will have their regular Stated Communication. The Commandery will open and preside and that means you can break out that black uniform if you like. The third in the Chapter will be responsible for Collation.
Remember companions, as in a blue Lodge, if you are dropped for npd in the York Rite you will also be dropped from any appendant body such as the Knight Masons,York Rite College or another York Rite body as well.
Collation at 6:30 PM, Meeting at 7:30PM

- Egeria Lodge #71 (150 Judge Street Harleyville) will hold their monthly Stated Communication.
Collation at 7:00, meeting at 8:00

- Summerville Lodge #234 (111 North Main Street Summerville)
Summerville Lodge will confer an EA Degree.
Collation at 7:00 pm, Degree at 8:00 pm.

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

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

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

Saturday 24Nov18

– Jacksonboro Lodge #206 (6085 Hwy 165 Ravenel) will be having their monthly breakfast fundraiser. 07:00 – 09:00. Come hungry, leave happy!

(4th) Monday 26Nov2018

- Summerville Lodge #234 (111 North Main Street Summerville)
Summerville Lodge will confer an MM Degree.
Collation at 7:00 pm, Degree at 8:00 pm.

- Carolina Chapter #25 OES (6085 Hwy 165 Ravenel) will have their Regular Stated Communication.
Collation at 7:00PM and meeting at 8:00pm.

(4th) Tuesday 27Nov2018

- 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, 28Nov2018

- The Charleston Scottish Rite Bodies (1051 Sam Rittenburg Blvd) will conduct their Business Meeting. The Consistory will be presiding.
Dinner at 6:30PM, and the Business Meeting to follow.
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.

Lookin' Ahead

Saturday 01Dec2018

- Summerville Lodge #234 (111 North Main Street Summerville)
Summerville Lodge will confer an MM Degree. Collation will be our Eastern Star’s first Saturday breakfast and begins at 7:00 am. Proficiency will be at 8:30 and the Degree to follow. 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.

Tuesday 11Dec 2018

- Summerville Lodge #234 (111 North Main Street Summerville)
Annual Communication and business meeting and this one has the distinction of beginning at 7:30. There will be no Collation but food will be served afterwards. On this evening we will have the Election and Installation of officers.

(2nd )Thursday 13Dec2018

- Mariner Lodge #2 (1285 Orange Grove Road) will hold their Annual Stated Communication.
Dress: Coat & tie, slacks & dress shoes
Light Collation at 6:30PM, Meeting begins at 7:00.

Friday 14Dec2018

- Summerville Lodge #234 (111 North Main Street Summerville)
Ladies Night Banquet and Awards Ceremony. RWB Cal Disher, Deputy Grand Master, will be the guest speaker

Saturday 15Dec2018

- Mariner Lodge #2 (1285 Orange Grove Road)
Installation of 2019 Officers, Ladies Night Banquet and Awards Ceremony.

Thursday 27Dec2018

- St. John the Evangelist Day - All 2018 lodge officers are relieved, and 2019 lodge officers assume their new duties.

- Summerville Lodge #234 (111 North Main Street Summerville)
St. John the Evangelist Memorial Service. At this event there will be 5 brothers standing proficiency on the Master’s Degree. If you have not heard this done it is both interesting and challenging. That event will start at 7:00 pm and no Collation will be served.

That's all I know about for now.

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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 ,
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(843)597-7113. The DeMolays of today will be the Masons of tomorrow.

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Respectfully and Fraternally


Tom Lewis, Jr PM 32° KT KY KRC

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