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

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Lowcountry Trestleboard
01 August 2018


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)



The OMAR Membership Team is supporting a Winning Bowling Team to bowl
at The Grandmaster Bowling Tournament in Spartanburg on Aug 27th.
POC is Keith Stika (OMAR Membership Chairman) 843 971 0131 Office ext 7
or 843 200 0866 Cell

Etiwan Lodge #95 is doing a fundraiser of a 50/50 raffle. We are raffling off a
$500 gift card to Palmetto State Armory. Tickets are $10 each. Anyone wishing
to buy tickets can contact WB Alex Lawrence via phone or email. The winning
ticket will be drawn at Etiwan’s Friends and Family day on Aug 11th 11:00AM
to 2:00PM. Any brethren and their families are invited to join us. We just ask
that all planning on attending RSVP by Aug 1st so we know how many to cook for.
Contact:
Alex Lawrence, WM Etiwan Lodge #95 alex6479@comcast.net 843-830-1887

This is to announce the 1st District Council Symposium to be held on 15Sep2018
in Hampton, South Carolina. The address for Evergreen Masonic Lodge 153 is
510 Elm St. E, Hampton, SC 29924.
The host Council is Allendale #28 with the assistance of Enoch #1 and Petros #11.
This will be a untiled event, but only York Rite Council members will be allowed
to attend. Be sure to bring your Dues Card.
Recommended dress is a blazer, tie an casual slacks. College Football Team Ties
are encouraged.The symposium will be held in the dining hall with the tables
arranged in an oblong square, so everyone will be facing each other.
The tenative schedule is as follows:
1. 0800-0900 Coffee and Donuts
2. 0900-1200 Discussion
3. 1200-1300 Lunch (Please advise how many in your group will be attending)

4. 1300- Discussion

The Forum for discussion is an open style with a Group Moderator to keep things
moving and on track. The Topics are to be related to anything within the purview
of the Council. By that I mean, Biblical references used, Interpretation, Allegory,
Symbology and Ritual use.
If anyone has a specific topic that they would like to have added to the schedule
and present, please contact the hosting Illustrious Master Jamie Barron. IM Barron's
email is jbalone@aol.com or myself, Joe Hill DDIGM jhinsc@embarqmail.com
Be advised that your Electronic Tools are Welcome. So, bring your Ipads, Laptops
and Smartphones with your Reference material at your fingertips. Be sure to bring
a hard copy of the ritual and any other resources you may need or would like to
share. Last year the symposium was so enlightening with all the knowledge being
shared. The group was made up of Companions from the Low Country, Midlands
and Upstate. The Masonic Light was " Beaming Brilliantly" !

ADDITIONALLY, I would like for everyone to add the York Rite 1st District
CHAPTER Symposium on Royal Arch Masonry to your long range schedule.
It will be held on Saturday, 09Feb2019 at the same location and with the same
format adn event timeline. The hosting Chapter is Delta #20 with the assistance
of Carolina #1 and Eureka #13.
Fraternally,
V. Joe Hill Patrick B. Lerch

DDIGM 1st DDEHP 1st

843 607 0881 C/T 803-842-8839 C/T

"Passing Through the Darkness" - Here's who I know for sure:

DARK July & August:
Solomon #1, Orange - CharlesTowne #14, Pythagorean #21, Harmony #61,
Egeria #71, Landmark #76,Franklin #96, Jacksonboro #206, Denmark #246,
Fidelity #304, Hammerton #332, Bethlehem #338, Dorchester #369, Fellowship #400,
Fort Moultrie #428, Low Country Past Masters Unit,
Loyalty Chapter #136 OES, Carolina Chapter #25 OES

AUGUST ONLY
Charleston York Rite

ANYBODY GOING DARK THIS YEAR I need to know yesterday
so I can put it out. There are few things worse than driving an hour or more
to visit a lodge you've never visited only to find out they went dark.
I know, you always go dark, you've been going dark for 200 years, everyone
knows you go dark, etc, etc. TELL ME ANYWAY! Please!

Sick & Distressed:

WB Phil Hawkins of Ft Moultrie #428:
At the VA Hospital Tuesday 17July they found cancer in 3 places.
He has elected NOT to take treatment at his age.They also discovered
an aneurysm, so likely any travel is out. They have a bed for him at the
VA when he needs it, but Louise says he will stay at home as long as
he can.

Please keep in your prayers Charles Hiers, John Fisher, Bob Knight, Ralph &
Mary Lou Bokern, Sybill (Mrs Phillip) Russell, Archie Davis, G Ray Marsh,
Frank & Bethel Shealy, Barry Klein, Billie Jean Faulkner, James Spence,
Al Moesner, Guy Hancock, Ben Kirbin, Jack Merritt, Ken Russ, Leonard
Chapman, Matthew Hogan, Paul Frenchman, Micah Roane Auld, Edward
Guest, Carey & Carolyn Baxley, Sam Leviner, Ed Defourneaux, Scott Salisbury,
Phil Hawkins, and Tommie Epting.

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.

4 Things to do this month (please!):

1) Go to Your Lodge’s next Stated Meeting - SERIOUSLY! Please do it.
2) Attend the next Masters & Wardens meeting.
3) Visit another lodge this month (times & places are all in the Trestleboard).
4) Pray for those in distress.

Guys, we are ALL paying good money to be Masons, why are we not all reaping the
benefits of that membership? No matter how many members it has, no Lodge can
survive if all the members do is pay dues but no one attends the meetings. Show up!

Quote of the Week:

" A friend who understands your tears is much more valuable than a lot of friends
who only know your smile. " - Wink Martindale

Here's This Week's Scoop:


(1st)Wednesday 01Aug2018

– Landmark Lodge #76 will be DARK July & August

- The Low Country Past Masters Unit (1285 Orange Grove Road) will
be DARK July & August

- 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 02Aug2018

- 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 be
Dark July & August

- Bethlehem Lodge # 338 (13819 Round O Road Round O) will be
Dark July & August

- Dorchester Lodge #369 (3567 Dorchester Road East North Charleston)
will be DARK July & August.

(1st) Friday 03Aug2018

- St. James Lodge #275 (227 Scotia Street McClellanville) will be holding
their Regular Stated Communication.
Collation at 6:30 PM and meeting at 7:30 PM

- Loyalty Chapter #136 OES (1285 Orange Grove Road) will be
DARK July & August

(1st ) Saturday 04Aug2018

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

– Summerville Chapter Order of Eastern Star (111 North Main Street Summerville)
is NOT having breakfast this month, HOWEVER...

- Summerville Lodge #234 (111 North Main Street Summerville) will
confer the Master Mason Degree.
Collation 7:30AM Meeting 8:30

Harmony Lodge #22 (2710 Depot Rd Beaufort, SC) will confer
the Master Mason Degree on 4 FellowCrafts.
Breakfast at 8:00AM, degree at 9:00

Goose Creek Rainbow Assembly #39 Initiation & Installation of Officers
Saturday, August 4, 2018 beginning at 4:00PM. Come see some beautiful
ritualistic work and see the new Worthy Advisor and her Officers installed.
Afterwards, fellowship with us and there will be a dance to follow.

(1st)Monday 06Aug2018

- Solomon Lodge #1 (1285 Orange Grove Road) will be DARK
July & August

- Harmony Lodge #61 (5355 East Jim Bilton Boulevard St. George)
will be DARK July & August

- 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 monthly Stated Meeting. We will have an Official Visit by our
own, RWB Larry Nicodin. We will also will review our By-Laws.
Collation at 6:45 and the meeting will begin at 7:30.

(1st)Tuesday 07Aug2018

- Summerville Lodge #234 (111 North Main Street Summerville) will
confer the Master Mason Degree.
Collation 7:00PM Meeting 8:00

- Denmark Lodge #246 (308 S Palmetto Ave [Carolina Hwy/Hwy 321]
Denmark, SC 29042) will be DARK July & August

- Hammerton Lodge #332 (1085 East Montague Avenue North Charleston)
will BE DARK July & August

- 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 Stated Communication
Dinner at 6:30 and meeting at 7:30pm.
(2nd )Wednesday 08Aug2018

- The Masters & Wardens Club of the 1st and 2nd Masonic Districts will be
DARK July & August

(2nd )Thursday 09Aug2018

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

Harmony Lodge #22 (2710 Depot Rd Beaufort, SC) will hold their monthly
Stated Communication.
Meeting begins at 7:30.

- Blackville Lodge #63 (10920 Solomon Blatt Avenue Blackville) will hold
their Regular Stated Communication
Collation at 7:15, Meeting at 8:00PM.

- Hope Lodge #126 (13088 West Main Street Williston) will
confer the Entered Apprentice Degree
Degree at 7:00pm

Refreshments between sessions

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

- Berkeley Lodge #269 (101 California Avenue Moncks Corner) will hold
their monthly Stated Communication.
Collation at 7:00 PM, Meeting at 8:00.

- Ridgeville Lodge #361 (119 Academy Street Ridgeville) will hold
their monthly Stated Communication.
Collation at 6:45 PM, Meeting at 7:30.

- MacArthur Lodge #427 (145 St. James Avenue Goose Creek) will hold
their regular Stated Communication.
Collation 6:30PM Meeting 7:30PM

(2nd)Saturday 11Aug2018

- Etiwan Lodge #95’s Friends and Family Day 11:00AM to 2:00PM.
Any brethren and their families are invited to join us. We just ask that all
planning on attending RSVP by Aug 1st so we know how many to cook for.
Etiwan Lodge #95 is doing a fundraiser of a 50/50 raffle. We are raffling off a
$500 gift card to Palmetto State Armory. Tickets are $10 each. Anyone wishing
to buy tickets can contact WB Alex Lawrence via phone or email. The winning
ticket will be drawn at Etiwan’s Friends and Family Day.
Contact:
Alex Lawrence, WM Etiwan Lodge #95 alex6479@comcast.net 843-830-1887

(2nd)Monday 13Aug2018

- Orange - CharlesTowne Lodge #14 (1285 Orange Grove Road) will be
DARK July & August

- Ornan Lodge #38 (50 Ornan Street Bamberg)
the Master Mason Degree has been postponed.
The FC brother who was to take the degree has a conflict that came up.

- 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 be DARK
July & August

- Summerville Lodge #234 (111 North Main Street Summerville) will
confer the Master Mason Degree.
Collation 7:00PM Meeting 8:00

- James Island Lodge #396 (1613 Fort Johnson Road James Island) will have
two Candidates for the FellowCraft Degree at 7:30 PM.
Collation at 6:30 PM. Craft fraternally invited.

- Fellowship Lodge #400 (3567 Dorchester Road East North Charleston) will
be DARK July & August.

(2nd )Tuesday 14Aug2018

- Pythagoran Lodge #21 (3567 Dorchester Road East North Charleston) will
be DARK July & August..

- Ornan Lodge #38 (50 Ornan Street Bamberg) will hold their
Regular Stated Communication
Collation at 6:45, Meeting at 7:30PM.

- Unity Lodge #55 (35 Trevor Dr, Walterboro,) will have their
Regular Stated Communication.
Dinner at 6:30 and meeting at 7:30pm

- Hope Lodge #126 (13088 West Main Street Williston) will hold their
Regular Stated Communication
Collation at 7:30, Meeting at 8:00PM.

- Summerville Lodge #234 (111 North Main Street Summerville) will
hold their monthly Stated Communication
Collation 7:00PM Meeting 8:00

- Fidelity Lodge #304 (2827 Maybank Highway Johns Island) will
be DARK July & August.

- Carolina Lodge #375 (5929 Murray Drive Hanahan) will hold their
monthly Stated Communication. Carolina Lodge #375 will be hosting
the First Responders of Hanahan for dinner in gratitude of their service
to our community.
Collation at 6:30PM, Meeting at 7:30

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

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

Collation 6:45 PM Meeting 7:30 PM

(3rd) Thursday 16Aug2018

- Union-Kilwinning Lodge #4 (945 Wappoo Road Charleston) will be
DARK July & August

- 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 br
DARK July & August

- Azelea Chapter #192 OES (3567 Dorchester Road East North Charleston) will
have their Regular Stated Communication
Dinner at 7:00 and meeting at 8:00pm.

(3rd) Tuesday 21Aug2018

- Charleston York Rite Bodies (1285 Orange Grove Road) will be
DARK in August

- Egeria Lodge #71 (150 Judge Street Harleyville) will be
DARK July & August

- 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.

(4th)Wednesday, 22Aug2018

- The Charleston Scottish Rite Bodies (1051 Sam Rittenburg Blvd) will
conduct their Business Meeting. The Csnsistory will be presiding.
Dinner at 6:30PM, and the Business Meeting to follow.
Knights Commander Court of Honour (KCCH) meet at 6:00PM outside the
General Secretary's office.
Knights of St. Andrew will hold their monthly meeting at 6:00pm in the
auditorium. Membership in the Knights of St. Andrew is open to all 32°
Masons.

(4th )Saturday 25Aug2018

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

(4th) Monday 27August 2018

- The Grandmaster Bowling Tournament in Spartanburg on Aug 27th.

- Carolina Chapter #25 OES (6085 Hwy 165 Ravenel) will be DARK
July & August

(4th) Tuesday 28Aug2018

- 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

That's all I know about for now.

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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.
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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 with their
Personal Rep Br Damon Lam!! Should your Lodge be interested in starting a
Chapter or have a young man or group of young men between the ages of 12 and 21
please Contact WB Joe Thompson at 803-673-0484 thompson.josephc@gmail.com ,
http://www.palmettodemolay.org or Damon Lam at Damonlam1@gmail.com or
(843)597-7113. The DeMolays of today will be the Masons of tomorrow.

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Respectfully and Fraternally


Tom Lewis, Jr PM 32° KT KY KRC

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