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

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Etiwan Masonic Lodge No. 95 Trestleboard
22 September 2021


23 September 2021
Special Communication
Collation 6:45pm / MM degree 7:30pm

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

14 October 2021
Special Communication
EA Degree

23 September 2021
Special Communication
Funeral

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
22 September 2021


Brethren:

Another weekly heads-up from the Semi-official Charleston, SC 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/
Louisiana Disaster Relief Appeal
As you are aware, Hurricane Ida hit the State of Louisiana as a Category 4 storm with such unprecedented power and strength that some areas of the southeast parts of the state are still unreachable. Several Lodges have suffered catastrophic damage and have varying degrees of damage. They are unable to reach some of the Brethren in these areas to get exact details, due to total destruction of power infrastructures and cell tower destruction.
Grand Master Terrell D. “Terry” Fowler has requested the Masonic Service Association of North America (MSA) to issue this Disaster Relief Appeal."
Brethren, please remember the Brethren and people of Louisiana in your prayers and thoughts. and consider giving a donation to assist our Brethren and the people in Louisiana. If you or your Lodge would like to donate, please make your checks payable to the Grand Lodge of AFM Charities, Disaster Relief, Inc. and indicate "Louisiana Appeal" in the memo section of the check and mail the same to the Grand Lodge of AFM of SC, PO Box 2185, Lexington, SC 29071-2185. The Grand of AFM Charities, Disaster Relief, Inc. is a separate 501 (c) (3) corporation and all donations are tax-deductible. Thank you for your prayers and consideration.
Fraternally,
Jerry Carver, PGM, Grand Secretary

SPECIAL COMMUNICATION SATURDAY, OCTOBER 9, 2021, ANDERSON, SC:
At 11:00 AM the Grand Master, with the assistance of the Grand Lodge Officers, will declare the Grand Lodge, Hiram Lodge #68 and Boyleston Lodge #123 open on the Third Degree in Forest Lawn Memorial Park, located at 2609 US Highway 29 North, Anderson, SC for the purpose of consecrating a Past Grand Master Grave Marker for Most Worshipful Brother Garland Ray Marsh, who served as Grand Master from 1989 until 1991,. The Past Grand Master Grave Marker Consecration Ceremony will be open to the public.

4th District 2021 Outdoor Degree
The 4th District 2021 Outdoor Degree will be held on October 16 at 12:00. The meal will be served by the 4th District Masters and Wardens Club at High 12. Port Royal Lodge will conduct the Degree Work after. Families are encouraged to attend. The address is 5939 Low Country Hwy, Yemassee, SC 29945, home of Craig Dopson (843:812-7977).

AREA INSPIRATIONAL MEETINGS
Friday, September 24, 2021, 7:00 PM, 3rd District, RW James B. Jenkins, Jr., DDGM, at Summerville Lodge No. 234, 111 North Main Street, Summerville, SC 29483. Guest Speaker will be WB Donald W. Cool, Grand Worthy Patron, OES. Refreshments will be served.
Saturday, September 25, 2021, 8:00 AM, 4th District, RW Craig B. Dopson, DDGM, at American Lodge No. 98 located at 990 Grays Highway, Ridgeland, SC 29936. Guest Speaker will be RW James N. Barron, PDDGM.
Breakfast will be served.
Monday, October 18, 2021, 7:00pm, 5th District, RW Lucius A. Gardner, Jr., DDGM,
at El BAB Shrine Club located at 571 Patterson Mill Road, Barnwell, SC 29812.
Guest speaker will be RW Robert W. Sanders, PDDGM.
Dinner will be served.
Thursday, October 28, 2021, 6:30 PM, 1st & 2nd Districts, RW Mark J. Beasley & RW Robert H. Heck, Jr., DDGMs, at Charleston Scottish Rite Center located at 1051 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29407.
Dinner will be served.
Saturday, January 15, 2022 4:00 PM, 30th District, RW Randall G. Owens, DDGM, at J.J. Mitcheom Community Center located at 2233 Hemingway Highway, Hemingway, SC 29554. Guest Speaker will be MW Ronald C. Mitchum, Grand Master.
Dinner will be served

FILIPINO TRAVELERS News

Inaugural Ball set for Saturday 09October 2021 , Dinner 6:30 pm at FCC, donation $ 30.00.

RAINBOW EVENTS Coming Up

Saturday, 23 October
- Goose Creek Lodge #401 (145 St James Ave, Goose Creek) The Rainbow Girls will host a Pancake Breakfast from 0700 to 1200. A full breakfast will be served at a minimal cost of $8.00 Per Person. Bring your family, friends, neighbors. We will have several Master Masons present to answer any questions if anyone has any, or wants a petition. We will also give tours of the lodge if anyone is interested.

Thursday, 28 October - (At the 1st & 2nd Districts Inspirational):
The Goose Creek Rainbow Girls will be present selling their DELICIOUS HOMEMADE pound cakes. They will be selling Lemon, Butter, Strawberry, Chocolate, Spice and Pumpkin bread. The cost will be $15.00 each. In order to prepare enough of the cakes for this, please call or text Brother Larry McCracken at 843-513-6559, Michele Shirey at 843-801-5643, or Gregg Schneider at 843-367-9874 to advance order. Please let us know the amount you would like and the type of cake.
Order of DeMolay Events Coming Up

Saturday November 6, 2021 - Order of DeMolay Chevalier Degree - Goose Creek Lodge #401 (145 St James Ave, Goose Creek) Degree starts at 11 am
A meal will be served
Saturday March 19, 2022 - Order of DeMolay Legion of Honor Investiture Location and time TBA

YORK RITE COLLEGE #113
The Grand Governor has approved the Dispensation Request to have our next Regular Assembly at 7:00 PM on Thursday, 18 November, 2021. Be sure to mark your calendar. YRC Members only.

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

Sickness & Distress

Brethren I received this yesterday from Barbara Ditmore:
" I just wanted to inform you that my husband of 32 years John A. Ditmore, Past Master of Etiwan #95, passed away from Covid this past Sunday Sept. 19th. He was so excited this year that he received his 40 year pin. Please keep myself and his family in your prayers. A visitation is scheduled for October 23rd from 1-3pm at Stuhrs in Mt. Pleasant
Thank you so much,
Barbara Ditmore"

WB Bob Knight - FINALLY got his kidney stones removed Monday the 20th! He's home and recovering
Please keep in your devotions:
Dick Morgan, Kieth Stika, Ben Fischel, Frank Amidon, Bob Knight, Robert Pinkston, Cherie (Mrs Marcus) Chalfant, Ben Kirby, 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, Michelle (Mrs Joe) Guinta, John Hogg, Tom Dale, Donnie Hollingsworth, Steven Boyette, James Palmer, Tom McCauley, Cora (Mrs Orlando) Maningding, Ginger (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, Ron Traver, Charlie Edgeworth, Herb Goldberg, Billie (Mrs David) DeChant, Mary Anne (Mrs G Ray) Marsh, Frank Shealy, Billie Jean & Bobby Faulkner, Ben Kirvin, Gene Nabors, Myrtle Johnson, Matthew Hogan, Eloise (Mrs Richard)Wooden, Ronald "Jake" Jacoby, Micah Roane Auld, Carey Baxley, 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
(Taken mostly from "The Truth is Stranger than Fiction,"
By Bro. Alphonse Cerza, Masonic Service Association, 1934.)

All four Presidents of the Republic of Texas, David Burnett, Sam Houston, Mirabeau Lamar, and Anson Jones, were Masons.

Quote of the Week
(Collected from hundreds of sources)

“Dilligence is the mother of good fortune.” - Miguel De Cervantes
Here's This Week's Scoop: (to the best of my knowledge)
Presume no collation (meal) unless otherwise noted.

(4th) Wednesday 22Sept2021

- 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 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.

Thursday, 23 Sep2021

- Etiwan Lodge #95 (438 Whilden St, Mount Pleasant, SC)
Special Communication
Collation 6:45pm / MM degree 7:30pm


Friday, 24 Sep2021

3rd District, RW James B. Jenkins, Jr.,
Summerville Lodge #234 will host the Inspirational Meeting for the 3rd Masonic District on Friday, September 24, 2021. Dinner and program will begin at 7:00pm Dinner will be catered, and all are welcome to attend. Worshipful Brother Don Cool, Past Master of Summerville #234, and Worthy Grand Patron of the Grand Chapter Order of The Eastern Star will be the guest speaker. .
Family and friends of Masons are invited as well.

Saturday, 25 Sept 2021,

- Egeria Lodge #71 (150 Judge St, Harleyville)
Egeria 71 will be conferring a MM degree on one candidate on Saturday, September 25. Breakfast at 8am, degree at 9.
Rumor is WB Steve Ward from the Atlanta area is coming in to confer.

4th District Inspirational, RW Craig B. Dopson, DDGM,
8:00 AM @American Lodge No. 98 (990 Grays Highway, Ridgeland, SC).
Guest Speaker will be RW James N. Barron, PDDGM.
Breakfast will be served.

(4th) Monday 27Sept2021

- Goose Creek Lodge #401 (145 St James Ave, Goose Creek) will have a MM degree on 2 candidates. Collation will not be served. Degree starts at 730PM.

(4th) Tuesday 28Sept2021
- 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
Collation at 6:30PM meeting at 7:30PM

- National Sojourners Charleston Chapter 28 (99 Wisteria Rd, Goose Creek) will have their monthly meeting. Social Hour 1800, Collation ($25.00 Per Person) at 1830, Meeting starts at 19:00. National Sojourners is the Masonic Veterans Order. If you are a veteran, you can become a member of the Sojourners. Please bring your spouse, children, friends and join us for an evening of veteran fellowship, we all have plenty of "Sea Stories."

(4th)Wednesday 29Sep2021

- Blackville Lodge #63 (10920 Solomon Blatt Avenue Blackville)
A joint MM degree will be conferred …3 candidates from Hope 126-Williston and one from Blackville 63
Degree at 7:30pm , meal between sessions

- 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 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 30Sep2021

- Ornan Lodge #38 (50 Ornan Street Bamberg)
will confer the EA Degree
Collation at 6:45pm , Degree to follow

OCTOBER

(1st) Friday, 01 Oct 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, 02 Oct 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.

1st)Monday 04 Oct 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.

- Hope Lodge #126 (13088 West Main Street Williston)
will confer an EA degree (2 candidates) at 7:00pm
Hotdogs and Chili between sessions.

- 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..

(1st)Tuesday 05Oct 2021

- Denmark Lodge #246 (308 S Palmetto Ave [Carolina Hwy/Hwy 321]Denmark, SC)
Monthly Stated Meeting
Collation at 7:30, Gavel falls at 8:00PM

- 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 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 06Octt 2021

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

- 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 07 Oct 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 Stated Meeting.
Collation at 6:30 Gavel falls at 7:30PM. Visitors welcome.

- 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

(2nd )Saturday 09 Oct 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.

(2nd) Monday 11Oct2021

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

Harmony Lodge #17 (30 Burr Street Barnwell)
Will confer the MM Degree
Collation at 6:30pm , Degree at 7:00

- 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 12Oct2021

- 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)
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 13Oct 2021
- The Masters & Wardens Club of the 1st and 2nd Masonic Districts monthly meeting sponsored by St. James Lodge #275 (227 Scotia St, McClellanville)
Eat at 6:30PM, Meet at 7:30PM.
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 14 Oct 2021

- Mariner Lodge #2 (1285 Orange Grove Rd) monthly Stated Meeting..
Dress: Coat & Tie (like you wear to church/Temple)
Visitors Welcome! No Collation
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.

- Evergreen Lodge #153 ( 510 Elm St E Hampton, SC 29924 Google Map) will hold their regular Stated Meeting.
Eat at 7:00 and the 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.
Gavel falls at 7:30.

(3rd) Saturday 16Oct2021

4th District 2021 Outdoor Degree
The 4th District 2021 Outdoor Degree will be held on October 16 at 12:00. The meal will be served by the 4th District Masters and Wardens Club at High 12. Port Royal Lodge will conduct the Degree Work after. Families are encouraged to attend. The address is 5939 Low Country Hwy, Yemassee, SC 29945, home of Craig Dopson (843:812-7977).

(3rd) Tuesday 19Oct2021

- Charleston York Rite Bodies (1285 Orange Grove Rd) monthly Stated Meeting .

- 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
Collation at 7:15. Gavel falls at 8:00PM

(3rd) Thursday 21Oct2021

- 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
Collation @6:30. Meeting at 7:30PM .

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


(4th) Monday 25Oct2021

James Island Lodge No. 396 (1613 Ft Johnson Rd, James Island) will conduct a Master Mason Degree for three Candidates.
Collation at 6:30 PM. Degree starts promptly at 7:30 PM.
Visiting Brothers welcome to join the Candidates as they continue their Masonic Journey and are Raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason. In the East will be one of our most eminent Past Grand Masters joined by several of our PDDGMs and most likely our own present DDGM
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That's all I know about for now. Be Careful out there

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.

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.

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

The Masters and Wardens Club of the 1st and 2nd Masonic District plan to 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.

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

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.


Brethren:

The 2020 List of Lodges Booklet was the last List of Lodges Booklet published by the Pantagraph Printing & Stationery Company before the Company made the decision to discontinue publishing the List of Lodges Booklet. In order to provide this important recognition information to our Brethren and Lodges, the list of Grand Lodges and the Lodges thereof recognized by the Grand Lodge of South Carolina is now available on Grandview for every South Carolina Mason in good standing. and should be used to determine if a visiting Brother is a member of a recognized Lodge When logging onto the Grandview System under "My Profile" you will see a box entitled "Grand Lodge Recognition". Click on the Grand Lodge Recognition box. and you will see the list of those Grand Lodges recognized by the Grand Lodge of South Carolina. When you click on the selected Grand Lodge's name in blue, you will see a list of the Lodges of that Grand Lodge. Instead of scrolling through the long list of Grand Lodges, it is much more convenient to use the " Search the Fields" option which will take you directly to the Grand Lodge for which you are searching.

Because the 2020 List of Lodges Booklet is outdated and becoming obsolete, it will no longer be necessary to produce the latest edition of the List of Lodges Booklet to the District Deputy during his Official Visit to your Lodge.

If you need any assistance or have questions please contact us.

Sincerely and fraternally

Jerry Carver, PGM, Grand Secretary


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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