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

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


Regular Stated Communication rescheduled
Hurricane Related


In light of the approach of Hurricane Dorian and the Governors announcement of evacuation, Etiwan Lodge No. 95's Regular Stated Communication for Thursday, September 5th has been rescheduled to Thursday, September 12th.

Please make note of this change and ensure that you and your family remain safe during this weather event.

Lowcountry Trestleboard
28 August 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. The tropics are starting to crank up, so keep an eye to the sky and stay safe my brothers
"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).

Brethren be on the lookout for a Masonic Ring that went missing on or about 27July at the CCMA. If you come across one (not on a brother's finger) or may have picked one up in the CCMA in the last week, the brother it belongs to would really like to get it back because it belonged to his father. I know how this feels, my father's KP ring was stolen out of the console of my car while being serviced a few years ago, and I never got it back. Any info about the ring, let me know (no questions asked) and I will get it back to the guy who lost it.

"To all Master Mason's of the 1st and 2nd Masonic Districts, please put on your calendars to attend The M/W meeting 11Sept at Goose Creek 401, 145 St James Ave, Goose Creek. Collation @ 1830, meeting @ 1930. Masters and Wardens of the 1st district your presence is strong encouraged. It is hoped that we can finish the bylaws, so as they may be forwarded to MWB Walter Cal Disher for approval and signature. ALL MASTER MASONS OF THE 1st & 2nd districts are encouraged and invited to attend.
Fraternally,
WB Jim Schaefer
President, Master & Warden Club"


The Rainbow Girls have been challenged to collect 250 pairs of shoes for each Assembly.
These can be any size and general used good condition.
These will be collected and sold to a company based on pounds and sent to Third World Countries to resell in their villages to help their economy.
Please search your closets, kids closets and see what you might be able to donate. Contacts:
Sister Valerie Weeks to donate to Charleston Assembly,
Sister Dee Ann Reaves to donate to Dorchester-Waylon Assembly,
Sister Theresa McKnight Strickland to donate to Summerville Assembly
and Sister Teresa Rentzel to donate to Goose Creek Assembly.
All monies raised will be used to help with upkeep and restoration projects at their Supreme Temple in McAllister, OK.

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#.
Thank you!
WM Steve Staley PM

SCMRS 3rd Quarterly Meeting
The president of the South Carolina Masonic Research Association has announced that the 3rd Quarterly Meeting of the SCMRS will be held Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 10 AM – 12 PM at Lamar Lodge #287, 106 E Main St, Lamar, SC.As usual, all Master Masons are welcome to attend whether a member or not.
Come to the meeting, you mught learn something interesting!

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, whetherActive Duty, Reserve or Guard, 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 WB Gregg Schneider at 843-367-9874 or at ghs722@aol.com.
The National Sojourners is an appendant body of Masonry, and are available to come to your lodge for Masonic Education, and would be glad to do it. To set it up, contact the President, WB Gregg Schneider ghs722@aol.com


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 - thlwm2010@gmail.com.
Sick & Distressed:

With a heavy heart I inform you of the passing of Br Sal Gandolfo of Goose Creek #401. Funeral arrangements are not known yet.

Br Charles J "Chuck" Oshinsky of Solomon #1: During a dermatology appointment last monday, a full body scan was conducted and revealed that he has cancer that has spread throughout his body. It was originally thought he had a stroke, but it now seems that cancer has entered his brain. He is now on hospice and has returned to Veterans Victory House. His prognosis is grim.

WB Dale Usery of Solomon #1 has been in hospital again with another hernia. He is currently back home, but is expecting to have another surgery 23September.

Please keep in your prayers the family of Sal Gandolfo, Chuck Oshinsky, Andy Albright, Ray Hall, Mrs. Jerri Nix, Roger Viduya, Horace Williams, Roy Triplett, Ola Mae Wilcox, Mike Taylor, Dale Usery, John Ditmore, RonTraver, Charlie Edgeworth, Herb & Helen Goldberg, Billie DeChant, Ted Driggers, Jr., Sybill (Mrs Phillip) Russell, Archie Davis, Mary Anne Marsh, Frank Shealy, Billie Jean Faulkner, Guy Hancock, Ben Kirbin, Gene Nabors, Myrtle Johnson, 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.

Masonic Trivia

Sam Rayburn, former Speaker of the House took his EA degree on August 7, 1922. He died in 1961 without having received the Fellowcraft and Master Mason degrees.

Quote of the Week: "Life's tragedy is that we get old too soon, and wise too late."
- WB Benjamin Franklin

Here's This Week's Scoop:

(4th) Wednesday 28Aug 2019

- The Charleston Scottish Rite Bodies (1051 Sam Rittenburg Blvd) will conduct their Business Meeting. The Consistory will preside.
Dinner at 6:30PM, with the 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

(5th) Thursday 29Aug 2019

- Jacksonboro Lodge #206 (6085 Hwy 165 Ravenel)


3rd Degree tomorrow for a young man whose father is coming all the way from Texas to raise him.

Thursday, 29 Aug 2019

Collation: 1830 hrs (6:30PM for the non-military) Degree: 1930 hrs



















SEPTEMBER

1st)Monday 02Sept2019

- 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) due to the Labor Day Holiday, Goose Creek received Dispensation and will not hold their Regular Stated Communication tonight. The meeting will be held on the 9th.

(1st)Tuesday 03Sept2019

- 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 04Sept2019











– 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 having their monthly meeting.
Membership in the Past Masters Unit is open to ALL PAST MASTERS.
Meeting starts at 7:00PM

- 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 05Sept2019

- 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 hold their regular Stated Meeting.
No Collation Meeting at 7:30 PM

(1st) Friday 06Sept2019

- 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 07Sept2019

- Summerville Lodge #234 (111 North Main Street Summerville)
Summerville Lodge will confer the Fellow Craft Degree on Saturday September 7, 2019. The delicious breakfast served on the first Saturday of the month by our Eastern Star chapter will serve as Collation and that begins at 7:00am. Proficiency and Degree to begin at 9:00am. Come enjoy breakfast, help our Eastern Star and support your Lodge and the brothers being passed to the FC Degree.

- 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 09Sept2019

- 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) will hold their regular Stated Meeting
Collation at 6:30 PM, Meeting at 7:30PM

- Goose Creek Lodge #401 (145 St. James Avenue Goose Creek) will by Dispensation hold their Regular Stated Communication. Collation 6:45, Meeting at 7:30PM

(2nd )Tuesday 10Sept2019

- 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
Dinner at 6:30 and meeting at 7:30pm

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

(2nd )Wednesday 11Sept2019






- The Masters & Wardens Club of the 1st and 2nd Masonic Districts will meet
sponsored by Goose Creek Lodge #401 (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 12Sept2019

- Mariner Lodge #2 (1285 Orange Grove Road) will hold their Regular Stated Communication.
Dress: Coat & Tie please
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.

(2nd)Saturday 14Sept2019

- SCMRS 3rd Quarterly Meeting
The president of the South Carolina Masonic Research Association has announced that the 3rd Quarterly Meeting of the SCMRS will be held Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 10 AM – 12 PM at Lamar Lodge #287, 106 E Main St, Lamar, SC.As usual, all Master Masons are welcome to attend whether a member or not.
Come to the meeting, you mught learn something interesting!

(3rd) Tuesday 17Sept2019

- Charleston York Rite Bodies (1285 Orange Grove Road) will hold their regular Stated Meeting.
The Council will preside, and that means the third in the Commandery line will provide the collation at 6:30. The Royal Master and Select Master of the Council will be conferred.
Please get any petitions to the secretary/recorder as soon as possible and, of course your 2019 dues.

- Egeria Lodge #71 (150 Judge Street Harleyville) Egeria 71 will hold their monthly Stated Communication.
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) Thursday19Sept2019

- 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 beDARK this month only.

- Azelea Chapter #192 OES (3567 Dorchester Road East North Charleston) will have their Regular Business Meeting

(4th) Tuesday 24Sept2019

- 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 25Sept2019

- The Charleston Scottish Rite Bodies (1051 Sam Rittenburg Blvd) will conduct their Business Meeting. The Consistory 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

(4th)Saturday 25Sept2019

– 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!

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. 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
The DeMolays of today will be the Masons of tomorrow.

"Companion Adept of The Temple"
Education Program sponsored by the York Rite Sovereign College of North America.This Program is open to all York Rite Masons. The course is designed to follow the degrees and orders of the York Rite Bodies through a series of 5 exams and all needed resources are free or very low cost ($1.00 -$5.00). In order to enroll a Companion or Sir Knight needs to click the link below, print and fill out the form and send it in with a check or money order for $30. This course is designed to enhance your Masonic Journey and inspire enthusiasm for learning what the York Rite has to offer. All information and instructions can be found on the form. http://www.yrscna.org/forms/YorkRiteenrollmentform.pdf

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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