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.


Etiwan Masonic Lodge No. 95 Trestleboard
12 January 2022


27 January 2022
2022 Instructional for the 1st and 2nd Districts 6:30pm, at the CCMA located at 1285 Orange Grove Road, Charleston. Supper will be provided. This meeting is mandatory for all Etiwan Officers.

03 February 2022
Stated Communication
Collation 6:45pm / Business Meeting 7:30pm

03 March 2022
Stated Communication
Collation 6:45pm / Business Meeting 7:30pm

07 April 2022
Stated Communication
Collation 6:45pm / Business Meeting 7:30pm

05 May 2022
Stated Communication
Collation 6:45pm / Business Meeting 7:30pm

07 June 2022
Stated Communication
Collation 6:45pm / Business Meeting 7:30pm

Lowcountry Trestleboard
12 January 2022


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

"NOW HEAR THIS":

The 2022 5th District 2022 Instructional Meeting will be held Monday 17Jan2022 at Harmony Lodge #17 (30 Burr Street Barnwell) on the Circle,
Meal at 7:00pm , Meeting will follow. This meeting is mandatory for all Officers of the 5th District.

The 2022 Instructional for the 1st and 2nd Districts will be held on Thursday, 27 January 2022 at 6:30pm, at the CCMA located at 1285 Orange Grove Road, Charleston.
Supper will be provided. This meeting is mandatory for all Officers of the First and Second Districts.
AND:
All WORSHIPFUL MASTERS FOR 2022, the "Grand Master's Workshop for Worshipful Masters" will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at the Columbia Scottish Rite Center located at 7230 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC. ALL 2022 Worshipful Masters are expected to attend whether it is your 1st time in the East or 20th.
Registration will begin at 8:00 am. Lunch will be served. Worshipful Masters will be able to exchange worn and damaged Ritual Books for new ones. All Worshipful Masters will be asked if they have received the PAST MASTER's Degree. The dress for the Master's Workshop will be business casual.

If you have any questions please contact your District Deputy Grand Master or call the Grand Lodge Office.





"Grand Master's Caravan".May 11 - 15, 2022
My Brothers,
It has been over thirteen years since a Grand Master has planned a "Grand Master's Caravan". In 2006, I planned a caravan that traveled to Philadelphia, Pa. where we toured the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania's Lodge rooms and Library, visited the Liberty Bell and Independence Hall. On the second day, we had a guided tour of the Amish Country, having time to shop and then eating in an Amish home. On the third day, we visited and toured the Gettysburg National Military Park after which we ate in a family-style restaurant and then went to the Sight and Sound Theater.
I had so many requests to repeat that trip that I called the tour company and asked if they would put together a trip I believe would be enjoyable to all. Attached is the brochure outlining the tour slated for May 11 - 15, 2022. I hope you will look at the brochure and find an interest in the trip. Just a side note, the group will be staying in one hotel the entire trip. Every place scheduled to visit is an hour away from the hotel located in Lancaster, PA .
Fraternally,
Ronald C. Mitchum, Grand Master
https://www.scgrandlodgeafm.org/

Saturday, January 15, 2022 4:00 PM, 30th District Inspirational, RW Randall G. Owens, DDGM, at J.J. Mitcheom Community Center located at 2233 Hemingway Highway, Hemingway, SC. Guest Speaker will be MW Ronald C. Mitchum, Grand Master.
Dinner will be served

- Jacksonboro Lodge #206 (6085 Hwy 165, Ravenel) Will have a Shriners Night 14Mar22 with a visit from the Omar Shrine Potentate, lots of guests and a full meal,
then open lodge for education about Shriners and Masonry

Order of DeMolay Events Coming Up

Saturday March 19, 2022 - Order of DeMolay Legion of Honor Investiture Location and time TBA

Upcoming Fillipino Travellers Functions:

TRAVELERS SOCIAL CALENDAR FOR YEAR 2022
Jan 8 - Monthly meeting
Feb 12 - Monthly meeting (Valentine)
Mar 12 - Monthly meeting
Apr 9 - Monthly meeting
May 14 - Monthly meeting (election, annual picnic, Mother's day, Jax memorial weekend annual ball)
Jun 11 - Monthly meeting (Father's day, joint Macarthur and Franklin bowling/golf tournament)
July 9 - Monthly meeting (independent day)
Aug 13 -Monthly meeting
Sep 10 - Monthly meeting (Hiram Club annual ball)
Nov 12 - Monthly meeting
Dec 10 - Monthly meeting ( combined xmas party, misa de gallo)

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

Sickness & Distress

Please keep in your devotions:
The family of Michael D Smith, Sr., Linda & Kent Elkins, Kieth Stika, Ben Fischel, Bob Knight, Tim Rush, Ben Kirby, Zach Massengale, Mike Floresca, Frank Fanning, Sandy Harley, Milt Hess, Steven Schumpert, Ricky Freeman, Rick Hendricks, Jerry Smith, Gerry Factura, Roger Viduya, Daniel Gaines Sr, Andy Delost, B.K. Williams, Jerry Carver, Steve Hames, 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, Phil Reichner, Lydia (Phil's mom) Reichner, Ron & Sue Mitchum, Mark Swafford, John Johnson, Jacque (Mrs Andy) Albright, Jerry Espiritu, 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, Ricky Chubb, and Del Morga.

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 each 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.)

The Grand Master of Massachusetts commanded rebels at Bunker Hill while the Grand Master of England commanded English forces. The GM of Massachusetts was killed.

Quote of the Week
(Collected from hundreds of sources)

“When you throw a baby in the air, she laughs because she knows you will catch her. - That's TRUST.”
Here's This Week's Scoop: (to the best of my knowledge)
Presume no collation (meal) unless otherwise noted.

(2nd )Wednesday 12Jan2022
- The Masters & Wardens Club of the 1st and 2nd Masonic Districts monthly meeting
sponsored by - MacArthur Lodge #427 (145 St James Ave, Goose Creek)
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 13Jan2022

- 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)
Monthly 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
Collation 6:30 Gavel falls at 7:30.

(3rd) Monday 17Jan2022

- Goose Creek Lodge #401 (145 St James Ave, Goose Creek)
Will have a FC Degree.
Collation at 6:45PM. Gavel falls at 7:30PM.

(3rd) Monday 17Jan2022

5th District 2022 Instructional Meeting will be held Monday 17Jan2022 at Harmony Lodge #17 (30 Burr Street Barnwell) on the Circle,
Meal at 7:00pm , Meeting will follow.


(3rd) Tuesday 18Jan2022

- Charleston York Rite Bodies (1285 Orange Grove Rd)
Monthly Stated Meeting
Companions and Sir Knights,the Charleston York Rite will hold its first meeting of the year on January 18,2022 at 7:30pm at the CCMA on 1285 Orange Grove Road in Charleston. The Chapter will preside so wear those pretty red coats if you have one. We will have collation at 6:30pm provided by the third in the Council. That's the way it works. When the the Chapter presides the third in the Council provides collation. Next month when the Council presides the third in the Commandery does the cooking and then the third in the Chapter in March. We will also confer the Mark Master and Past Master degrees on 1/18/22 and,with that in mind,we will practice this Sunday @ or around 2pm. All officers in the Chapter are asked to be there. Please come out and support your new officers and see some outstanding degree work. Sincerely and fraternally Herman Resch secretary/recorder
Gavel falls at 7:30

- 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
(4th) Tuesday 25Jan2022
- 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

(3rd) Wednsday19Jan2022

- Summerville Lodge #234 (111 N Main St, Summerville)
Wednesday, January 19, 2021, Summerville Lodge No. 234 will be conferring the MM Degree.
Proficiency at 6:30 pm, Collation at 7:00 pm, and Degree at 8:00 pm.

(3rd) Thursday20Jan2022

- Union-Kilwinning Lodge #4 (945 Wappoo Rd, Charleston)
Monthly Stated Meeting
Visitors welcome! Kilts encouraged (If you dare).
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
Monthly Stated Meeting
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 24Jan2021

- Carolina Chapter #25 OES (6085 Hwy 165, Ravenel)
Regular Business Meeting
Collation at 6:30PM meeting at 7:30PM

- 5th District Square and Compass Club Meeting
Will be held at Hilda Lodge #426(51 Railroad Avenue Hilda)
Meal at 6:45pm, Meeting will follow.
Come and enjoy the fellowship. All Master Masons are invited.

(4th) Tuesday 25Jan2021
- 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

- Charleston Chapter #28 of the National Sojourners (FRA 99 Wisteria Rd Goose Creek) :We will have a presentation by the Berkeley County VA Reps who will give an update on the procedures of filing a VA Claim for benefits. We had a briefing before the pandemic and it was a fantastic presentation. Needless to say, it has changed in the last couple years. If you have any questions, this is a great time to ask. Anyone can attend, bring your spouse, children, friends, etc. It is open to all. If you have any questions, please contact Gregg Schneider at GreggGC401@gmail.com or 843-367-9874

(4th)Wednesday 26Jan2022

- Summerville Lodge #234 (111 N Main St, Summerville)
Wednesday, January 26, 2021, Summerville Lodge No. 234 will be conferring the EA Degree.
Collation at 7:00 pm and Degree at 8:00 pm.

- The Charleston Scottish Rite Bodies (1051 Sam Rittenburg Blvd)
Regular Monthly Stated Meeting
Collation at 6:30 PM Stated Meeting at 7:30 PM.
Prior to the meeting the KCCH will be meeting at 6:00 PM
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, 27 January 2022

The 2022 Instructional for the 1st and 2nd Districts will be held on Thursday, 27 January 2022 at 6:30pm, at the CCMA located at 1285 Orange Grove Road, Charleston. Supper will be provided. This meeting is mandatory for all Officers of the First and Second Districts.

- Ornan Lodge #38 (50 Ornan Street Bamberg)
will have a FC Degree
Collation at 6:30pm , Degree to follow
5th Saturday 29Jan2022

All WORSHIPFUL MASTERS FOR 2022, the "Grand Master's Workshop for Worshipful Masters" will be held on Saturday, January 29, 2022, at the Columbia Scottish Rite Center located at 7230 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC. ALL 2022 Worshipful Masters are expected to attend whether it is your 1st time in the East or 20th.
Registration will begin at 8:00 am. Lunch will be served. Worshipful Masters will be able to exchange worn and damaged Ritual Books for new ones. All Worshipful Masters will be asked if they have received the PAST MASTER's Degree. The dress for the Master's Workshop will be business casual.

If you have any questions please contact your District Deputy Grand Master or call the Grand Lodge Office.

February


(1st)Tuesday 01Feb2022

- 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
Collation 6:30 Gavel falls at 7:30 PM.

- 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 02Feb2022

– 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 03Feb2022

- Harmony Lodge #17 (30 Burr Street Barnwell)
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

(1st) Friday, 04Feb2022

- 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, 05Feb2022

- Hope Lodge No. 126 (13088 West Main Street Williston)
will confer the MM Degree (morning drgree)
Breakfast @ 8:00AM Degree to follow.

- Summerville Lodge #234 (111 N Main St, Summerville)
Saturday, February 5, 2021, Summerville Lodge No. 234 will be conferring the MM Degree. Degree at 9:00 am.
Breakfast will be served from 7-10 by the Summerville Chapter of the Eastern Star. It is their All You Can Eat Buffet, $7.00 includes your drink. Come hungry, leave happy.

1st)Monday 07Feb2022

- Solomon Lodge #1 (1285 Orange Grove Rd) Monthly Stated Meeting,
Collation 6:30 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
Collation 6:30 Gavel falls at 7:30 PM.
Visitors are welcome.

- Goose Creek Lodge #401 (145 St James Ave, Goose Creek)
Monthly Stated Meeting.
Collation at 6:45PM. Gavel falls at 7:30PM.

(2nd )Tuesday 08Feb2022

- 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
Collation 7:00PM 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
Collation at 6:30, 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 09Feb2022
- The Masters & Wardens Club of the 1st and 2nd Masonic Districts monthly meeting
sponsored by TBA
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 10Feb2022

- 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)
Monthly 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
Collation 6:30 Gavel falls at 7:30.

(2nd) Saturday, 12Feb 2022

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 14Feb2022

- Orange - CharlesTowne Lodge #14 (1285 Orange Grove Rd)
Monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:00pm

- 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

(3rd )Tuesday 15Feb2022

- Charleston York Rite Bodies (1285 Orange Grove Rd)
Monthly Stated Meeting Council will preside.
Collation will be at 630 and the gavel falls at 730.

- Carolina Lodge #375 (5929 Murray Drive)
Carolina 375 will be conferring a Fellow Craft Degree on 1 candidate
Collation will be at 630 and the gavel falls at 730.


That's all I know about for now. Be Careful out there

The deadline for submissions to run in next week's Trestleboard is 11:00AM 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
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

Regarding military honors with a funeral.
There is an organization called the Patriot Guard Riders (PGR), who volunteer their services for families of Veterans. They will stand a flag line where and when the family desires, during visitation and the funeral. They will provide a flag escort to the burial site. They only do what the family wants, and it is no charge to the family.You may remember they were very helpfol in shielding families of veterans KIA in Iraq and Afganistan from the cult crazies who were picketing military funerals a few years ago.
It is their way to honor the veteran during this time. They provide Honor, Respect, and services not only to Honorably Discharged Veterans (any length of service), but also to First Responders (Fire, EMT, Police) killed in the line of duty. They work with the families to explain what they can do, and the family choose what they want. They are there for the hero and their family.
Br Mike Melton, a member of Berkeley Lodge #269, is a Patriot Guard Ride Captain for the Low Country area, and could be of service in assisting any family with their requests. He's not necessarily looking for the Masonic Lodges to notify the families, as much as trying to educate Masons who are also Veterans or First Responders, they can have this and they can let their family know. His contact info is:
Mike Melton meltong@homesc.com Cell: 843-847-1444

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 KT 32°KCCH KY KRC
PM Mariner Lodge #2
PEC Carolina Commandery #1
PEC JW Frampton Jr Council #85 Knight Masons

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