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

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Lowcountry Trestleboard
18 October 2017


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.
"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).

Thursday 26October2017
- The 1st and 2nd Districts Inspirational Dinner will be held at the Scottish Rite Center
on 26 October 2017. The Keynote speaker will be RWB O B Smith SGW this year.
Attendance is mandatory for all Lodge Officers. Lodge Secretaries get your list of brothers
who passed away since last October to your DDGM ASAP!
Wives/families of recently deceased brothers, wives, girlfriends (NOT BOTH!), friends
all are welcome.
Dinner at 6:00 PM, Program to follow.

Solomon's Lodge #1 A.F.M. still has a few commemorative coins available for purchase!
I got one and they really look good. The coin is 2.5 inches tall and 2 inches wide and is full
color. The front features the famed past master's jewel belonging to Worshipful Brother Albert
Mackey.On the reverse side of the coin is a depiction of the Jewel commissioned this year by
the United Grand Lodge of England in celebration of 300 years of Masonry. All coins are
serialized and come in light plastic protective pouch inside a black velvet display bag. See
any of the Solomon's Lodge #1 Officers to purchase a coin. The price per coin is $25.00 ea
cash/check. If you are not in the immediate Charleston area and would like to purchase a
coin, email me and Tommy Moran can set it up to pay online via credit or debit card, using
Paypal, or you can mail a money order, the cost will be $30 to cover the shipping. When they're
gone they will be gone.

Palmetto DeMolay Association is raffling a Yeti 75 cooler. $10 a ticket, limited to 250
tickets. Contact Br Damon Lam for tickets at damonlam1@gmail.com or 843.597.7113.

Brethren, it would be really nice if the Masters of the lodges would look at the Trestleboard
and try not to schedule a degree on the same night that another Masonic function is already
scheduled. It may not be unmasonic but it's pretty snotty to schedule a called meeting (degree
night) on the same night that there is a meeting of an affiliated or appendant body such as
Masters & Wardens or Scottish Rite that have been meeting that night since forever. The lodges don't exist in a vacuum, what affects one affects all. We've got to start helping each other instead
of stabbing each other - we're Masonic Lodges, not street gangs.

SUPPORT our Masonic Veterans! On November 3 at 7:00 PM the Masters and Wardens
Club will sponsor a Special Communication for our Masonic Brothers at the Veterans Victory
House. SUPPORT our Masonic Veterans! Full details are on the Masters and Wardens website
at: http://www.lowcountrymastersandwardensclub.org/m-and-w-special-communication.html

Sick & Distressed:

Br Charles Hires of Hammerton is currently battling bladder cancer.
Cherish each other my brothers, and don't let an opportunity pass to tell those who matter to you that they do, for we know not the day nor the hour

Please keep in your prayers Charles Hires,John Fisher, Bob Knight, Ralph & Mary Lou
Bokern, Sybill (Mrs Phillip) Russell, Archie and Wilma Davis, Ken Russ, G Ray Marsh,
Teddy Driggers, Frank Shealy, Micah Auld, Barry Klein, Steve Oberg, Derald McMillan,
Al Moesner, Guy Hancock, Mrs Ron Travers, Willis and Mrs Godwin, and Jimmy Bartee,

These brothers 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 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.
Also please include in your prayers the victims of hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria as
well as the victims of the mass shooting in Las Vegas.

4 Things to do this month (please!):

1) Go to Your Lodge’s Stated Meeting this month - SERIOUSLY! Please do it.
2) Attend the Masters & Wardens meeting 2nd Wednesday this month.
3) Visit another lodge this month (times & places are all in the Trestleboard).
4) Pray for those in distress.
If everyone who actually reads this would actually do this we’d have attendance back
like it was 5-7 years ago, and we would all be enjoying it! Guys, we are ALL paying good
money to be Masons, why are we not all reaping the benefits of that membership? Show up!
Try it, you’ll like it!

Quote of the Week:

As we enter the season of electing Lodge officers, these seem appropriate:

"If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader." - John Quincy Adams

"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

(3rd)Thursday, 19Oct2017

- Union-Kilwinning Lodge #4 (945 Wappoo Road Charleston) will have
their regular Stated Communication.
Collation at 7:00 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












Saturday 21Oct2017
Carolina Lodge 375 (5929 Murray Drive, Hanahan) will be having their annual BBQ Fundraiser
on October 21, 2017, from 12:00PM to 5:00PM. Come and enjoy some of the best pulled-pork
BBQ and made-from-scratch hash and rice around this area! The Eastern Star will also be having a
bake sale, so enjoy some good home-made sweets! Plates are $10, dine in or take out.
You can purchase a ticket from a Lodge member or pay at the door.

- Fellowship Lodge #400 (3567 Dorchester Road East North Charleston) will be holding
an EA breakfast degree on Sat. Oct. 21.
Breakfast at 8:00 am and degree at 9:00 am (3) candidates.

- The Square and Compass Club of the 30th Masonic District will have their
monthly meeting at Indiantown Lodge #165 in Hemmingway SC
Meal at 6:00PM meeting at 7:00PM

(4th) Monday 23Oct2017


- Fellowship Lodge #400 (3567 Dorchester Road East North Charleston) will be holding
an FellowCraft degree for 1 EA brother
Collation at 6:30 pm and degree at 7:30 pm. Craft fraternally invited.

- 5th District Square and Compass Club Meeting at Hilda Lodge #426
(51 Railroad Avenue Hilda)

The speaker for the evening will be WB Nick Still, the current Worshipful Master
of Harmony 17 in Barnwell. The topic will be; Young Masons applying themselves,
learning and advancing in the Craft.
Collation at 7:30pm, Meeting will follow.,
All Master Masons are invited

(4th) Tuesday 24Oct2017
- 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, 25Oct2017






- The Charleston Scottish Rite Bodies (1051 Sam Rittenburg Blvd) will conduct
their monthly business meeting. Dinner at 6:30PM, and the Business Meeting to follow.
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) Thursday 26October2017
- The 1st and 2nd Districts Inspirational Dinner will be held at the Scottish Rite
Center (1051 Sam Rittenburg Blvd) on 26 October 2017. The Keynote speaker will
be RWB O B Smith SGW this year. Attendance is mandatory for all Lodge Officers.
Wives, girlfriends (NOT BOTH!), friends & neighbors all welcome.
Dinner at 6:00 PM, Program to follow.



- Ornan Lodge #38 (50 Ornan Street Bamberg)

will confer an EA Degree

Eat at 6:45pm , Degree to follow

- Berkeley Lodge #269 (101 California Avenue Moncks Corner) will hold
a Fellowcraft Degree. Three brother will be passed.
JW Will Philips will be putting on the degree.
Collation at 7:00 PM, Degree at 8:00.,

Thursday 26October2017

- MacArthur Lodge #427 (145 St. James Avenue Goose Creek) will confer
a Fellow Craft degree. The Lodge will be opened on the 1st Degree at 5:30 pm
for the proficiency then close in short form to open in short form on the 2nd Degree
before going to refreshment for collation at 6:30 pm.
The FC Degree work will then start at 7:30 pm


(4th)Saturday 28Oct2017

- Ornan Lodge #38 (50 Ornan Street Bamberg)
MM Degree POSTPONED

- DeMolay State Meeting at Summerville Lodge #234 (111 North Main Street
Summerville) on October 28th.
The meeting will begin at 2:00pm

(1st)Wednesday 01Nov2017

– Landmark Lodge #76 will hold their monthly Stated Communication.
For location info contact WB John Robinson (john.robinson@charlestonlawoffice.com).
Coat, tie and white gloves are required. Meeting at 6:00PM

- The Low Country Past Masters Unit will hold their monthly meeting
in the CCMA Center (1285 Orange Grove Road). The Past Masters Unit is
open to all Blue Lodge Past Masters and exists to assist the Lodges in the
Low Country as needed to put on their degrees.
If your Lodge has a need for assistance on a degree, or to put on the entire
degree, contact the Past Masters Unit for the assistance you need

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







(1st)Thursday 02Nov2017

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

- Etiwan Lodge #95 (438 Whilden Street Mount Pleasant, SC) will hold their
monthly Stated Communication.
Collation at 6:30 PM, Meeting at 7:30PM.

– Franklin Lodge #96 (145 St. James Avenue Goose Creek) will hold their monthly
Stated Communication.
Collation at 6:30 PM, Meeting at 7:30PM.

- Bethlehem Lodge # 338 (13819 Round O Road Round O) will hold their
Regular Stated Communication.
Collation at 6:30 PM, Meeting at 7:30PM.

- Dorchester Lodge #369 (3567 Dorchester Road East North Charleston) will hold
their monthly Stated Communication.
Collation at 6:30 PM, Meeting at 7:30PM.

(1st) Friday 03Nov2017

- 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


November 3 at 7:00 PM the 1st & 2nd District Masters and Wardens Club will sponsor a
Special Communication for our Masonic Brothers at the Veterans Victory House. SUPPORT
our Masonic Veterans! Full details are on the Masters and Wardens website
at: http://www.lowcountrymastersandwardensclub.org/m-and-w-special-communication.html
(1st ) Saturday 04Nov2017

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

– Summerville Lodge (111 North Main Street Summerville) Our Eastern Star chapter is having
their Monthly Breakfast from 7-10 AM. Come hungry, leave happy. All you care to eat of a full
buffet meal. Come support our sister organization in this effort. Remember, this is a fundraiser so
don’t be afraid to tip.

- Mt Hope Lodge #128 (110 Brick Church Cl - St Stephens) will have a
150th year Lodge Rededication.
We eat at 11:30am and rededication starts at 12:30pm.

- MacArthur Lodge #427 (145 St. James Avenue Goose Creek) will confer a Lewis Degree on
Saturday at 10:00 am. MWB David J. Dechant Sr. will preside. The degree will be conferred on
master Jude Thomas Alton Eller, the son of our Br Scott Randal Eller.
A light lunchwill follow the ceremony
1st)Monday 06Nov2017

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






- Harmony Lodge #61 (5355 East Jim Bilton Boulevard St. George)
will hold their regular Stated Meeting.
Collation 7:30PM, Meeting 8:00

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

(1st)Tuesday 07Nov2017

- Denmark Lodge #246 (308 Carolina Highway Denmark SC) will be
hold their monthly Stated Communication
Collation at 7:15, Meeting at 8:00PM

- Hammerton Lodge #332 (1085 East Montague Avenue North Charleston) will
hold their monthly Stated Communication
Collation at 6:45 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/



(2nd)Wednesday 08Nov2017












- The Masters & Wardens Club of the 1st and 2nd Masonic Districts will be
meeting at Etiwan Lodge #95 (438 Whilden Street Mount Pleasant, SC)
Dinner @18:30, meeting @19:30.
Masters and Wardens Club meetings are open to all Master Masons and per the bylaws
must be over by 9:00PM.

(2nd)Thursday 09Nov2017
- Mariner Lodge #2 (1285 Orange Grove Road) will hold their
monthly Stated Communication. Dress code: Coat & Tie
Light Collation at 6:15PM, Meeting begins at 7:00.

- Harmony Lodge #22 (2710 Depot Rd Beaufort, SC Google Map) will hold their
monthly Stated Communication.
Meeting 7:30PM

- Blackville Lodge #63 (10920 Solomon Blatt Avenue Blackville)
will hold their Regular Stated Communication
Collation at 7:00 PM, meeting at 8:00PM.

- Mt Hope Lodge #128 (110 Brick Church Cl - St Stephens) will hold a
FellowCraft Degree for 4 brothers.
Degree at 7:30PM.

- Vance Lodge # 230 (1316 Camden Rd, Hwy 310, Vance) will have
their Regular Communication.
Collation at 7:00 pm, meeting begins at 8:00

- Smoak's Lodge #231 (90 New St, Smoaks SC) will have their
Regular Stated Communication .
Meeting at 8:00PM

- Berkeley Lodge #269 (101 California Avenue Moncks Corner) will
hold their monthly Stated Communication.
Collation at 7:30 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.

- Carolina Lodge #375 (5929 Murray Drive Hanahan) will confer
the EA Degree.
Collation at 6:30PM, Meeting at 7:30

- MacArthur Lodge #427 (145 St. James Avenue Goose Creek) will
hold their regular Stated Communication.












(2nd )Monday 13Nov2017

- Orange - CharlesTowne Lodge #14 (1285 Orange Grove Road) will have their
monthly Stated Communication at 7:30PM. No meal served.

- Mt Hope Lodge #128 (110 Brick Church Cl - St Stephens) will hold their
Regular Stated Meeting.
Collation at 7:00 PM, meeting at 8:00PM.

- Jacksonboro Lodge #206 (6085 Hwy 165 Ravenel) will have a
regular Stated Communication.
Collation at 6:30PM and meeting at 7:30pm.

- Fellowship Lodge #400 (3567 Dorchester Road East North Charleston) will
have their regular Stated Communication
Dinner at 6:30 and meeting at 7:30pm.



(2nd )Tuesday 14Nov2017

- 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 7:15, 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
monthly Stated Communication
Collation 6:30PM Meeting 7:30

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

- Orangeburg York Rite (Shibboleth Lodge #28 AFM - 1201 Five Chop Rd
Orangeburg, SC 29115 Google Map) will be having their monthly Stated Meeting.
Collation starts at 7:00 and meeting at 7:30 PM. Chapter presiding this month.
We do not go dark in summer. We rotate which body does the opening. Chapter,
Council, Commandery is the annual sequence. The meeting is usually over by 9:00PM.
Come Fellowship with us.

(3rd)Thursday, 16Nov2017

- Union-Kilwinning Lodge #4 (945 Wappoo Road Charleston) will have their
regular Stated Communication.
Collation at 7:00 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

Saturday 18Nov2017

- Berkeley Lodge #269 (101 California Avenue Moncks Corner) will hold
their Open Installation of Officers.

(3rd )Tuesday 21Nov2017











- Charleston York Rite Bodies (1285 Orange Grove Road) will be holding their Monthly
Stated Communication. The Commandery will preside. If you have a Templar Uniform this would
be a good time to break it out and wear it, but it certainly isn't necessary. We will be discussing
officers via the nominating committees for 2018 as well as the ladies night banquet and installation
in December.
Collation 6:30PM, Meeting 7:30

- Egeria Lodge #71 (150 Judge Street Harleyville) will hold their
monthly Stated Communication.
Dinner at 7:30 PM, 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.

Looking Ahead....

Tuesday 26Dec2017
- Berkeley Lodge #269 (101 California Avenue Moncks Corner) will hold
their Ladies Night Banquet.

That's all I know about for now, stay tuned for further developments…

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The 1st & 2nd District Masters and Wardens website is at
http://www.lowcountrymastersandwardensclub.org/ This new version (January 8, 2017)
has added features including a SEARCH function to find names, events, and the like.
Constructive comments are always welcome. If you desire to add an item or event contact
WB Ned Balzano, PM at the CONTACT tab. To get an Official Visitation Form -> http://www.lowcountrymastersandwardensclub.org/lodge-visitation.html

And while we're talking about Masters & Wardens, it would be nice if the Masters
of the lodges would look at the Trestleboard and try not to schedule your degree on the
same night that another Masonic function is already scheduled. It may not be
unmasonic but it's pretty snotty to schedule a called meeting (degree night) on the same
night that there is a meeting of an affiliated or appendent body such as Masters & Wardens
or Scottish Rite that have been meeting that night since forever. We've got to start helping
each other instead of stabbing each other - we're Masonic Lodges, not street gangs.

The Masonic Light is now 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 St

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