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
25 May 2022


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

09 June 2022
Special Communication - 2 EA Degrees
Collation 6:45pm / Business Meeting 7:30pm

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

04 August 2022
Stated Communication
Collation 6:45pm / Business Meeting 7:30pm

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

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

Lowcountry Trestleboard
25 May 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

SC State Traveling Gavel & Traveling Bible
Here is a quick update on the Traveling Gavel and the Traveling Bible -
MacArthur Lodge has the Traveling Bible back, and Dorchester Lodge has the Traveling Gavel.
Rules to capture are as follows:
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

The next Charleston Scottish Rite Reunion will be on 2 successive Saturdays:
June 11th &18th rather than on a Friday & Saturday of the same weekend.
The 1st half of the Scottish Rite degrees will be conferred/communicated June 11th
The 2nd half of the Scottish Rite degrees will be conferred/communicated June18th
The Secretary can take petitions up to 2 June.. Lets get those petitions in!

Knights of Saint Andrews is up and running again. New officers were elected. We still need more Brethern to step forward and help us get stronger and better. Some of the topics to be discussed at next meeting, will be, participation in this years’ Christmas Parade in downtown Charleston, which has been a fun event in the past. New coins and Invisible Circus fund raisers will also be discussed. So, if you are a 32 degree Black Hat in Scottish Rite, come help us become better and greater than before. See you all on the third Wednesday at the Scottish Rite Temple at 1800, in the auditorium.
Only requirement, is to be a 32nd degree Black Hat. .

York Rite - Official Visits

Aiken Official Visit will be August 2,
Conway/Georgetown Official Visit will be in Georgetown on September 27th
Charleston Official Visit will be September 20

York Rite College

Our Grand Governor, Right Eminently Distinguished Brother Haywood Fowler, has fallen and severely injured himself and requires several surgeries. Please remember him in your devotions.

SC Masonic Research Society Second Quarterly Meeting
Brothers, please join us at Hampton Lodge #204 in Florence for the June meeting of the South Carolina Masonic Research Society
Saturday, June 18, 2022 at 10:00 AM @ Hampton Lodge #204
Come to the meeting - you might learn something interesting!

RAINBOW EVENTS Coming Up

Goose Creeek RAINBOW Girls Tree Planting
10:00AM Saturday 28May @ Goose Creek Lodge #401 (145 St James Ave)
Music, fun & light refreshments to follow.

The 2022 "Light the World with Hope and Peace" 100th Anniversary Celebration RAINBOW Supreme Assembly Session will be held in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. General attendees should plan to arrive on Saturday, July 30. The Session ends on Wednesday, August 3.
The information that you need to plan to attend can be found at https://www.gorainbow.org/supreme-assembly. Please read all information carefully. Contact Dedre with any questions or concerns.

Order of DeMolay
Brothers: To those of you who were able to join us Saturday for what we plan to be an annual event, thank you. Four deserving Brothers (Andy Albright, Cary Baxley, David Powell, and Julian Seale) were invested with the Legion of Honor Degree. Also, during the day, we laid plans to return William Clifford Wylie, Jr. Preceptory to an active status.

Upcoming Fillipino Travelers Functions:
TRAVELERS SOCIAL CALENDAR FOR YEAR 2022
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)

AAONMS (Shrine) News/Events:

MAY 21, SAT ATV River Neck Mud Ride (Florence)
JUN-11, SAT Omar River Rat Run Cashua Ferry
JUN 20-25, MON-SAT Omar Cruise – Charleston (Moved to OCT. 6-10, 2022)
JUN 29, WED 7:00PM - Divan Meeting (Edisto Shrine Club)

"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:

Haywood Fowler, Norman Fitzgerald, Frances Knight, Makenna Cason, John Aldea, Jonathan Grinberg family, Jay King, James Hughes, 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, Ricky Chubb, 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, Mike Taylor, Dale Usery, Ron Traver, Charlie Edgeworth, Herb Goldberg, Linda (Mrs Kent) Elkins, Billie (Mrs David) DeChant, Mary Anne (Mrs G Ray) Marsh, Ola Mae (Mrs Earl) Wilcox, Eloise (Mrs Richard)Wooden, Frank Shealy, Billie Jean & Bobby Faulkner, Ben Kirvin, Gene Nabors, Myrtle Johnson, Matthew Hogan, Micah Roane Auld, 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. 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. If any Masons are interested, Contact Eddie Tillman at 757-813-6431, 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 - 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.)

Between 1890 (when it became a state) and 1951, every Governor of Wyoming, except one, was a Mason. The one, Mrs. William A. Ross, was the wife of a Mason and a member of Eastern Star.

Quote of the Week
(Collected from hundreds of sources)

"What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others and the world remains and is immortal."
- Albert Pike, Sovereign Grand Commander AASR

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

(4th)Wednesday 25May2022

- Summerville Lodge #234 (111 N Main St, Summerville)
On Wednesday, May 25, 2022, we will confer the Entered Apprentice Degree.
Collation will be at 7:00pm and Degree at 8:00pm.

- 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 Brethern who are interested in joining or coming back to the Knights of St Andrews, we 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. .

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.

(4th) Thursday 26May2022

- Orange - CharlesTowne Lodge #14 (1285 Orange Grove Rd)
Fellowraft Degree - POSTPONED TO (1st)Monday 06June2022


(4th) Saturday 28May2022

Goose Creeek RAINBOW Girls Tree Planting
10:00AM Saturday 28May @ Goose Creek Lodge #401 (145 St James Ave)
Music, fun & light refreshments to follow.

June

(1st)Wednesday 01June2022

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

- Lawrence Howell Court #7 Order of Amaranth (1285 Orange Grove Rd)
Monthly Meeting
Lawrence Howell Court #7 will meet on Wednesday March 2, 2022. No dinner will be held. Meeting will start at 6:30 pm

- 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 02June2022

- 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, 03June2022
("It was the 3rd of June, another sleepy, dusty Delta day...:)

- 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

(1st)Saturday 04June2022

- Summerville Lodge #234 (111 N Main St, Summerville)
On June 4, 2022, we will confer the FellowCraft degree.
It is a Saturday morning degree. Our Eastern Star chapter will once again provide breakfast at their first Saturday of the month fundraiser. You know the word, come hungry leave happy. Invite your friends and neighbors to come to enjoy breakfast.

BATTLE OF MIDWAY 80TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION!!
CCMA Masonic Center (1285 Orange Grove Rd)
SATURDAY, 4 JUNE 2022 1800 to 2200 (6-10PM)
Commemorate the Turning Point of WWII in the Pacific with a
SIT DOWN BBQ DINNER and
Audio/Video Pprogram - Speaker: CDR Bob "Fuzzy" Knight, USN (RET)
TICKETS $25
For Tickets/More Info Contact WB Bob Knight rhknight1@comcast.net

(1st)Monday 06June2022

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

- Orange - CharlesTowne Lodge #14 (1285 Orange Grove Rd)
Fellowraft Degree - Moved from Thursday 26May
Gavel falls at 6:00pm - Meal after the degree

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

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

(1st)Tuesday 07June2022

- 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

(2nd )Wednesday 08June2022

- 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 Sittting or Past 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 09June2022

- 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.

- Etiwan Lodge #95 (438 Whilden St, Mount Pleasant, SC)
Will confer the Entered Apprentice Degree on 2 candidates
Collation at 6:45pm, Gavel falls at 7:30PM.

- 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, 11June2022

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.

- The Charleston Scottish Rite Bodies (1051 Sam Rittenburg Blvd)
Charleston Scottish Rite Reunion
The 1st half of the Scottish Rite degrees will be conferred/communicated June 11th
The 2nd half of the Scottish Rite degrees will be conferred/communicated June18th

(2nd) Monday 13June2022

- 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

- James Island Lodge #396 (1613 Ft Johnson Rd, James Island)
James Island Lodge No. 396 will conduct an Entered Apprentice Degree on Monday, June 13. Collation at 630 PM with the Degree at 730 PM. Presiding in the East will be our Senior Warden, Brother Justin Kronenwetter. Visiting Brothers most welcome.

- Fellowship Lodge #400 (3567 N Dorchester Rd East, North Charleston)
Monthly Stated Meeting
Gavel falls at 7:30PM

(2nd )Tuesday 14June2022

- 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

(3rd) Thursday 16June2022

- 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

(3rd) Saturday 18June2022

- The Charleston Scottish Rite Bodies (1051 Sam Rittenburg Blvd)
Charleston Scottish Rite Reunion 2nd Session
The 2nd half of the Scottish Rite degrees will be conferred/communicated

(3rd )Tuesday 21Junel2022

- Charleston York Rite Bodies (1285 Orange Grove Rd)
Monthly Stated Meeting. Council will preside.
Collation will be at 6:30PM and the gavel falls at 7:30.
"Companions and Sir Knights,the Charleston York Rite will hold its regular monthly meeting(convocation,assembly and conclave) on June21,2022 at 7:30 pm at the CCMA on 1285 Orange Grove Road in Charleston,SC. Collation(provided by the third in the Chapter) will be at or around 6:30pm. The Commandery will open and preside and that means, please wear your Comndery Uniform if you have one. Seriously where else are you going to wear it?!
Come out and bring a friend. Better yet recommend a brother mason to join the York Rite.. You can obtain a petition from the website at scgyr.org or ask the secretary/recorder. Ask always stay safe and attend your lodge regularly. PS,check your dues cards and make sure your are paid for 2022.
Soncerely and fraternally,Herman Resch,Secretary/Recorder hermanresch@aol.com"

- 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)Wednesday 22June2022

- 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 Brethern who are interested in joining or coming back to the Knights of St Andrews, we 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. .

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.


(4th) Monday 25June2022

- 5th District Square and Compass Club Meeting
Will be held at TBA
Meal at 6:45pm, Meeting will follow.
Come and enjoy the fellowship. All Master Masons are invited.

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

(4th) Tuesday 28June2022

- 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

- 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.


Looking Ahead:

By Grand Master Dispensation the below changes are made due to holiday conflicts.Doubtless thy won't be the only ones.
July 4: James Island Lodge No. 396 Regular Communication Changed to meet on July 11, 2022 due to Independence Day
September 5: James Island Lodge No. 396 Regular CommunicationChanged to meet on September 12 due to Labor Day
4July: Goose Creek Lodge No. 401, by Special Dispensation from the Grand Master, will not have their Regular Communication tonight. We will meet next Monday, 11 July.
11July: Goose Creek Lodge No. 401 will have their Regular Communication tonight. Collation at 6:45, meeting at 7:30.

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

The deadline for submissions to run in next week's Trestleboard is 09:00AM 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.

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The Masonic Light Newsletter is now available online in a downloadable format. Look under the Resources tab to find the page

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 843-708-5365 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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