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
28 September 2022


06 October 2022
Stated Communication
Collation 6:45pm / Business Meeting 7:30pm

27 October 2022
1st and 2nd District Inspirational meeting
Scottish Rite Center
Collation 6:30pm; meeting to follow

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

01 December 2022
Stated Communication
Collation 6:45pm / Business Meeting 7:30pm

Lowcountry Trestleboard
28 September 2022


Brethren:
Batten down the hatches! Hurricane Ian is a level 4-5 packing 150+ mph winds expected to impact just north of Ft Meyers FL today with a storm surge expected to be 12-18 ft. The projected track at this writing will take it across Central Florida and back into the Atlantic to skirt the coast and go ashore north of Savannah. It is expected to lose a lot of strength crossing Florida.That being said, the cone of possibility still stretches from Atlanta to Myrtle Beach, and it will probably strengthen once it gets back over the Atlantic, so don't let your guard down! We could be in for a hairy weekend in the Lowcountry, so just because a meeting's scheduled doesn't necessarily mean it will happen. Be vigilent, be smart and stay safe!
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, 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)

RWB Bob Heck & RWB Mark Beasley need a head count of all who are attending this year's 1st & 2nd Masonic District Inspirational, which will be held at the Scottish Rite building on October 27th, with dinner being served at 6:30pm. Lodge Secretaries please let them know as soon as you can if you will be attending and how many people you will be bringing with you.

Friday August 19, Hammerton Lodge suffered a MAJOR structural failure as part of the external wall collapsed.A private structural engineer has deemed the internal cinder block building is structurally sound. However, they must remove the rest of the the brick fascia for the building to be deemed safe for reoccupation by the North Charleston city engineers. Current estimates for removal and resurfacing are running in excess of $200,000.
Until such time as the building is deemed safe by the city engineers, Hammerton will be holding their Regularly Stated Business Meetings (as well as degree work) at Carolina Lodge # 375 located at 5929 Murray Drive in Hanahan, SC on the first Tuesday of the month. Collation at 6:30, meeting starts at 7:30

Brethren,
The following Special Communications of the Grand Lodge have been scheduled along with the Annual Grand Master's Workshop for Worshipful Masters and the MEC Planning Meeting. Please mark your calendars.

MASONIC EDUCATION PLANNING MEETING THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13, 2022: The Annual Masonic Education Planning Meeting will be held at the Grand Lodge Building located at 1445 Pisgah Church Road, Lexington, SC. 29072. The meeting will begin with a Bar-B-Que Meal at 6:00 pm with the meeting to follow. The dress will be business casual. All Elected and Subordinate Grand Lodge Officers, District Deputy Grand Masters, Masonic Education Committeemen, and Masonic Service Association Committeemen should attend. Past Grand Masters are invited to attend.

SPECIAL COMMUNICATION, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 10,2022:
For the purpose of rededicating Grove Station Lodge No. 166 in Celebration of the Lodge’s 50th anniversary. Lunch will be served at the Lodge at 11:30 am. The Grand Master, with the assistance of the Grand Lodge Officers, will open the Grand Lodge and Grove Station Lodge No. 166 on the First Degree at 12:30 pm. The Rededication Ceremony should begin at 1:00 pm and is open to the public. Grove Station Lodge is located at 122 Piedmont Highway, Piedmont, SC 29673.

SPECIAL COMMUNICATION, SATURDAY, DECEMBER 17, 2022:
For the purpose of rededicating Hartsville Lodge No. 173 in Celebration of the Lodge’s 150th Anniversary. Lunch will be served at the Lodge at 11:30 am. The Grand Master, with the assistance of the Grand Lodge Officers, will open the Grand Lodge and Hartsville Lodge No. 173 on the First Degree at 12:30 pm. The Rededication Ceremony should begin at 1:00 pm and is open to the public. Hartsville Lodge No. 173 is located at 411 W. Home Ave, Hartsville, SC 29550.

NOTE: Elected Grand Lodge Officers, Subordinate Grand Lodge Officers, and the District Deputy Grand Master of the Host Lodge’s District should be present at Special Communications. The dress for Special Communication is Elected Grand Lodge Officers and Past Grand Masters should wear black tails with a black bow tie, black vests, jewels, and aprons. All other Grand Lodge Officers should wear black tuxedos with black bow ties, black cummerbunds, or black vests, jewels, and aprons.

WORSHIPFUL MASTERS' WORKSHOP

SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2023: The GRAND MASTER'S WORKSHOP for WORSHIPFUL MASTERS will be held at Columbia Scottish Rite Center located at 7230 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209. Registration will begin at 8:00 a.m. with the Workshop following immediately afterward. Lunch will be served. All Elected and Subordinate Grand Lodge Officers, District Deputy Grand Masters, Masonic Education Committeemen, and Masonic Service Association Committeemen should attend. Past Grand Masters are invited to attend.

INSPIRATIONAL MEETINGS

Friday, September 30, 2022, 7:00 pm, 3rd District, RWB Jimmy Jenkins, DDGM, Cottageville Methodist Church, 44 Peirce Rd, Cottageville, SC 29435. Host Lodge is Round Lodge No. 270. Speaker will be RWB Richard “Dickie” Phalen, Grand Historian. Dinner will be served.
Monday, October 17, 2022, 7:00 pm, 5th District, RWB L. A. Gardner, DDGM, El Bab Shrine Club, 571 Patterson Mill Rd., Barnwell, SC 29812. Speaker will be WB Marshall Smith. PM. Dinner will be served.
Thursday, October 27, 2022, 6:30 pm, 1st & 2nd Districts, RWB Mark J. Beasley, DDGM & RWB Robert H. Heck, Jr., DDGM, Scottish Rite Building, 1051 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston, SC 29407. Speaker will be MWB Barry Rickman, PGM. Dinner will be served.
Saturday, October 29, 2022, 9:00 am, 4th District, RWB Craig B. Dopson, DDGM,Port Royal Lodge No. 242, 1744 Ribaut Rd., Port Royal, SC 29935. Speaker will be RWB Rickey Smith, PDDGM. Breakfast will be served.

SC State Traveling Gavel & Traveling Bible
To the best of my knowlege MacArthur Lodge #427 now has the SC Traveling Gavel, and Carolina Lodge #375 has the Traveling Bible
(It's kind of like trying to keep up with who has what championship belt in the WWF!)
Rules to capture are:
Visiting lodge must have a minimum of 5 brothers present.
At least one of the top 3 lodge line officers (WM, SW, or JW) must be present.
Visiting Lodge with the most brothers present captures gavel.
Gavel can be captured at a Stated Meeting or a degree conferral.

Scottish Rite News
After many years of service as Director of Work, Ill. Brother Ron Elvis 33° retired from that role. He is still active but stepped down from that responsibility. Ill. Brother Lloyd Christopher 33° is retiring from the Secretary’s position and taking the job as Director of Work. RW Bob Heck, 32° KCCH is now the new Secretary. Thank you, Bob, for taking this important role in our Valley.If you should see or talk to Ron or Curly, make sure you thank them for their many years of service to these important positions in our Valley.

"Scottish Rite is alive and well in South Carolina. We have rebounded from the Covid days and our attendance is growing and our class reunions for the fall are filled with a lot of good Brothers. They are excited to join the Scottish Rite, Orient of South Carolina."
Fraternally yours,
Michael J. Broom
All Brethren who are interested in joining or coming back to the Knights of St Andrew, the Knights are back up. They meet at 6 PM (before the Scottish Rite meets) in the auditorium of the Scottish Rite Temple, in the auditorium. Only requirement, is to be a 32nd degree (Black Hat).

York Rite
"Companions and Sir Knights: We hope you have had a good and pleasant summer. The next regular meeting for the Charleston York Rite will be Tuesday October 18,2022. Collation provided by the third in the Commandery will be at 6:30 and the meeting presided over by the Council will commence at 7:30pm. Please come out and bring a petition for another master mason to become a member of the York Rite.
We will be sending out dues notices for 2023 and,as always,please check your dues cards to make sure you are paid for 2022.. Hope to see you."
Sincerely and Fraternally, Herman Resch, Secretary/Recorder

RAINBOW EVENTS Coming Up

Dear Mother Advisors and Advisory Board Members,

For your information, I sent the following through Facebook Messenger to our Mother Advisors and received responses from 6 of the 11:

The Worthy Grand Matron has postponed Eastern Star Official Visits that have been scheduled for this weekend. Where Rainbow Installations of Officers scheduled for this weekend are concerned, I encourage you and your Advisory Board members to carefully monitor the weather in your area and make a decision regarding whether or not it is safe to hold the Installations as scheduled. If you must postpone, please let us know in this group. When you reschedule, let me know so that I may provide a special dispensation if the rescheduled date is more than 30 days after election.

As always during severe weather events, keep in touch with your members and adults. Report back to us in this group if you or anyone associated with your Assembly will need our assistance. Please be in prayer for those who are in the path of this storm, especially family, friends, and members of our Masonic Family.

Our policy has always been that when schools close, dismiss early, or postpone/cancel extracurricular activities, then Assemblies may not meet or have other events. Since most of the Installations are scheduled for Saturday, this provision does not necessarily apply. Please do what you believe to be in the best interest of the members and adults of the Assembly.

With Rainbow Love in Service,
Dedra
Installation of Offices of Goose Creek Assembly No. 39
Saturday October 1, 2022 5:00 PM WEATHER PERMITTING!
Goose Creek Masonic Lodge
145 St. James Avenue Goose Creek, SC

Bethany Weeks, (from Charleston Assembly #1) RAINBOW Grand Worthy Advisor for 2022-2023 is scheduled to conduct an Official Visit to Charleston Assembly on Saturday October 8th at the CCMA.

Order of DeMolay

Nothing new reported as of this writing

Upcoming Fillipino Travelers Functions:
TRAVELERS SOCIAL CALENDAR FOR YEAR 2022
Oct 08 - Monthly meeting
Dec 10 - Monthly meeting ( combined Christmas party, misa de gallo)

AAONMS (Shrine) News/Events:
September

SEP 28-WED 7:00PM - Divan Meeting, (Berkely Shrine Club)
October
MON-SAT OCT. 6-10, 2022 Omar Shrine Potentate Cruise – Charleston

The CCMA Building as well as the Scottish Rite and 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 843-708-5365 for the CCMA, 843-779-7533 for the Scottish Rite, or just send me an email - thlwm2010@gmail

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

Sickness & Distress:

I was notified this morning that Br Jerry Smith of Goose Creek #401 was admitted last night to the VA Hospital downtown. He is expected to be undergoing tests to determine a course of treatment.

Janet (Mrs Gerry) Factura is out of ICU and on the fourth floor room 423 at Trident Hospital. Her doctor said yesterday that she is doing well and will be released in a couple of days.

Please keep in your devotions:

The Brothers of Hammerton Lodge, Jerry Smith, Willie Williamson, Larry Acala, Gwen (Mrs Doug) Amyx, Gerry & Janet Factura, Josh Wilken, Ola Mae (Mrs Earl) Wilcox, Ron & Sue Mitchum, Mar Pidloan, David Berger, Haywood Fowler, Norman Fitzgerald, Bob & Frances Knight, Makenna Cason, John Aldea, James Hughes, Kieth Stika, Ben Fischel, Tim Rush, Ben Kirby, Zach Massengale, Mike Floresca, Frank Fanning, Sandy Harley, Milt Hess, Steven Schumpert, Ricky Freeman, Rick Hendricks, Jerry Smith, Roger Viduya, Ricky Chubb, 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, Mark Swafford, John Johnson, Jacque (Mrs Andy) Albright, Jerry Espiritu, Jayson Rose, Ray Hall, Robert & Jerri Nix, Horace Williams, Roy Triplett, Mike Taylor, Dale Usery, Ron Traver, Charlie Edgeworth, Herb Goldberg, Linda (Mrs Kent) Elkins, Billie (Mrs David) DeChant, Mary Anne (Mrs G Ray) Marsh, Eloise (Mrs Richard)Wooden, Frank Shealy, Billie Jean & Bobby Faulkner, Ben Kirvin, Gene Nabors, Myrtle Johnson, Micah Roane Auld, and Del Morga.

These brothers (and their ladies/families) 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. All please be advised that those with ongoing/chronic health issues don't come off the prayer list. I'm a little superstitious about that!

2 Masonic burial plots at Live Oak Memorial Gardens for sale. Plots are valued at $2400.00 apiece. Contact Eddie Tillman at 757-813-6431, or 757-617-6917, or eddietillman78@gmail.com or John Tillman 843-609-2112.

"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
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.)

In 1872 the Commissioner of Patents held that the Masonic emblem could not be used in a trademark or trade name for commercial purposes.

Quote of the Week
(Collected from hundreds of sources)

“To study and not think is a waste. To think and not study is dangerous,”
Kong-Fu-Tsu (Confucius)

Here's This Week's Scoop: (to the best of my knowledge)
Presume no collation (meal) unless otherwise noted.


(4th)Wednesday 28Sept2022

- 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 .
All Brethren who are interested in joining or coming back to the Knights of St Andrew, they are back up. They will meet at 6 PM (before the Scottish Rite meets) in the auditorium of the Scottish Rite Temple, in the auditorium. Only requirement, is to be 32nd degree Black Hat. .

SEP 28-WED 7:00PM - Shrine Divan Meeting, (Berkely Shrine Club)

Friday, September 30, 2022, 7:00 pm, 3rd District Inspirational Meeting
RWB Jimmy Jenkins, DDGM, Cottageville Methodist Church, 44 Peirce Rd, Cottageville, SC 29435. Host Lodge is Round Lodge No. 270. Speaker will be Richard “Dickie” Phalen, Grand Historian. Dinner will be served.

OCTOBER

(1st)Saturday 01Oct2022

Installation of Offices of Goose Creek Assembly No. 39
Saturday October 1, 2022 5:00 PM
Goose Creek Masonic Lodge
145 St. James Avenue Goose Creek, SC

(1st)Monday 03Oct2022

- 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)
Regular Communication
Visiting Brothers most welcome.
Collation 6:30 Gavel falls at 7:30 PM

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

(1st)Tuesday 04Oct2022

- 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

- Summerville Lodge #234 (111 N Main St, Summerville)
Summerville Lodge will have a FC DEGREE on Tuesday, 04Oct.
Proficiency 6:30, Collation 7:00 and degree at 8:00 PM.

- Inglesby Lodge #267 (44 Taylor St. Greeleyville, SC )
Monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 8:00.
inglesby267@gmail.com

- Hammerton Lodge #332 (5929 Murray Drive in Hanahan)
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 05Oct2022

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

- 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 06Oct2022

- 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, 07Oct2022

- 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

(2nd) Saturday, 08Oct2022

Bethany Weeks, (from Charleston Assembly #1) RAINBOW Grand Worthy Advisor for 2022-2023 is scheduled to conduct an Official Visit to Charleston Assembly on Saturday October 8th at the CCMA.

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 10Oct2022

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

- 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 11Oct2022

- 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, Charleston)
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 12Oct2022

- The Masters & Wardens Club of the 1st and 2nd Masonic Districts monthly meeting sponsored by James Island Lodge #396 (1613 Ft Johnson Rd, James Island) Collation @6:30. Meeting at 7:30PM .
All are reminded that you don't have to be a Sittting or Past Master or 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 13Oct2022

- Mariner Lodge #2 (1285 Orange Grove Rd)
Monthly Stated Meeting.
Dress: Coat & Tie (like you wear to Church/Temple)
Visitors welcome!
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)
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
Collation at 7:00PM 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) Saturday 15Oct2022

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

Monday, October 17, 2022, 7:00 pm, 5th District Inspirational Meeting
RWB L. A. Gardner, DDGM, El Bab Shrine Club, 571 Patterson Mill Rd., Barnwell, SC 29812. Speaker will be WB Marshall Smith. PM. Dinner will be served

(3rd )Tuesday 18Oct2022

- Charleston York Rite Bodies (1285 Orange Grove Rd)
Monthly Stated Meeting. the Council will preside, 3rd in Commandery will provide collation.
Collation at 6:45 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

(3rd) Thursday 20Oct2022

- 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 St Mt 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 24Oct2022

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

(4th) Tuesday 25Oct2022

- 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

– Fiat Lux #432 (1051 Sam Rittenberg Blvd)
Monthly Stated Meeting
Coat, tie and white gloves required
6:30 PM at the Scottish Rite

- National Sojourners Charleston Chapter 28 (Fleet Reserve Association, 99 Wisteria Rd, Goose Creek) will have their monthly meeting. tonight. Order your meal from the menu before the meeting. Meeting will begin at 7:00PM
National Sojourners is a Masonic Veterans Order. If you are a veteran, You can join the Sojourners. Please bring your spouse, children, friends, neighbors and enjoy other veteran fellowship.

(4th)Wednesday 26Oct2022

- 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 .
All Brethren who are interested in joining or coming back to the Knights of St Andrew, they are back up. They will meet at 6 PM (before the Scottish Rite meets) in the auditorium of the Scottish Rite Temple, in the auditorium. Only requirement, is to be 32nd degree Black Hat. .

(4th)Thursday 27Oct2022

Thursday, October 27, 2022, 6:30 pm, 1st & 2nd Districts Inspirational Meeting, RWB Mark J. Beasley, DDGM & RWB Robert H. Heck, Jr., DDGM, Scottish Rite Building, 1051 Sam Rittenberg Blvd., Charleston, SC 29407. Speaker will be MWB Barry Rickman, PGM. Dinner will be served at 6:30PM

(5th)Saturday 29Oct2022

Saturday, October 29, 2022, 9:00 am, 4th District, RWB Craig B. Dopson, DDGM,Port Royal Lodge No. 242, 1744 Ribaut Rd., Port Royal, SC 29935. Speaker will be Rickey Smith, PDDGM. Breakfast will be served.



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

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The Grand Lodge Office hours were recently expanded to 8:00 am -5:30 pm, Monday through Thursday with the office being closed on Friday due to the high cost of gas. In addition to Monday -Thursday, reservations may be made in advance for a tour of the Library and Museum on Fridays or Saturdays. If an urgent matter arises when the Grand Lodge Office is closed,, MWB Carver can be reached on his cell phone which is 864-993-7806.
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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.
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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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