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

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Lowcountry Trestleboard
24 January 2018



Bringing Lowcountry Masons the Latest Info Since 2008





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).

From the Grand Secretary:

For the Lodge or District Community Service Award, the information should be mailed
to the Grand Secretary's office. We are collecting the information for the Deputy Grand
Master.
For the H. Dwight McAllister Award for Journalism, the Lodges should send the Lodge’s
Newsletter for the past 12 months to this office. We are collecting the Lodge Newsletters
for the Senior Grand Warden.

Fraternally,
Gerald “Jerry “L Carver, PGM
Grand Secretary

The Annual Instructional Meeting for the First and Second Districts will be held in the
Masonic Center, 1285 Orange Grove Road, Charleston, on 25 January 2018. Collation will
be served at 6:15 PM sharp. This is a Mandatory Meeting for all Officers of all Lodges in
the 1st & 2nd Masonic Districts.
Readers not in the 1st & 2nd Districts can find your meetings on the Grand Lodge Website -
click here.(http://www.scgrandlodgeafm.org/masonic-light.html)

The Masters Workshop for all newly elected Masters will be held on 27 January 2018 at
the Scottish Rite Center, in Columbia. Registration will begin at 8:00AM and the meeting will
be open at 9:00AM. All newly elected Masters please dress properly - either a Suit and Tie or
Sport Coast and tie for the Masters Workshop. Any questions please contact your DDGM.

The Senior and Junior Wardens Workshop will be held on 10 March 2018 at the Scottish
Rite Center, 1051 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Charleston. This is a mandatory meeting for all
Senior and Junior Wardens. All Senior and Junior Wardens, please ensure that you are present
at 8:00AM prior to the work shop which starts at 9:00AM Sharp. Attendance will be taken:
RWB Lloyd F. Christopher DDGM, First District,
RWB Larry J. Nicodin, DDGM Second District.

Sick & Distressed:

Br Marquis Martin and Br Larry Wyndham of Goose Creek #401 and Br Ed Potter of
MacArthur #427 all laid down their working tools last week. Br David John Evans of Goose
Creek #401 laid his working tools down Sunday 21 January
Br Leonard Chapman of Goose Creek #401 is in Health South Rehab Center in North Charleston
and will most likely be there for another week or so.

Please keep in your prayers Charles Hiers, 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, Barry Klein, Steve Oberg, Al Moesner, Guy Hancock,
Mrs Ron Travers, Willis and Mrs Godwin, Leonard Chapman, Matthew Hogan, and
Bobby Thompson.

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.
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: " What a wonderful world it would be if we all actually believed and practiced what we profess
to believe, and treated each other like the children of God that we all are. That sounds so simple,
but in all human history we have been unable to consistently do it. Humankind just has to make
the simple complicated - the more complicated it is the better we like it. "

Here's This Week's Scoop:



















































(4th)Wednesday, 24Jan2018

- The Charleston Scottish Rite Bodies (1051 Sam Rittenburg Blvd) will conduct
their 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.

- Summerville Lodge #234 (111 North Main Street Summerville) will hold a
FellowCraft Degree
EA Proficiency 6:30PM Collation 7:00PM Meeting 8:00

Thursday 25 January 2018

- The Annual Instructional Meeting for the 1st and 2nd Districts will be held in the
Masonic Center, 1285 Orange Grove Road, Charleston, on 25 January 2018. Collation will
be served at 6:15 PM sharp. This is a Mandatory Meeting for all Officers of all Lodges
in the 1st & 2nd Districts.

Saturday 27 January 2018

- The Masters Workshop for all newly elected Masters will be held on 27 January 2018 at
the Scottish Rite Center, in Columbia. Registration will begin at 8:00AM and the meeting will
be open at 9:00AM. All newly elected Masters please dress properly - either a Suit and Tie or
Sport Coast and tie for the Masters Workshop. Any questions please contact your DDGM.

Monday 29Jan2018

- Fellowship Lodge #400 (3567 Dorchester Road East North Charleston) will confer
a Master Mason Degree for 1 candidate
18:30 collation, 19:30 Degree.














































(1st)Thursday 01Feb2018

- 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.
Friday 02Feb2018

- 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

(1st ) Saturday 03Feb2018

– 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.

- Fellowship Lodge #400 (3567 Dorchester Road East North Charleston) will confer
a FellowCraft Degree for 2 candidates
07:30 Breakfast, 08:30 Proficiency, 09:00 FC degree (pending positive proficiency)

1st)Monday 05Feb2018

- Solomon Lodge #1 (1285 Orange Grove Road) will
hold their Regular Stated Meeting followed by a FC Degree.
Collation 6:30PM, Meeting 7:00












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

(1st)Tuesday 06Feb2018

- Denmark Lodge #246 (308 Carolina Highway Denmark SC) will
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/

(1st)Wednesday 07Feb2018

– 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 @7:00PM 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
(or me) for the assistance you need

- Summerville Lodge #234 (111 North Main Street Summerville) will hold
a Master Mason Degree
FC Proficiency 6:30PM Collation 7:00PM Meeting 8:00

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

(2nd )Thursday 08Feb2018

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

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

- 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 7:00PM

(2nd) Monday 12Feb18

- Orange - CharlesTowne Lodge #14 (1285 Orange Grove Road) will have their
Monthly Stated Communication. 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 their
Regular Stated Communication.
Collation at 6:30PM and meeting at 7:30pm.

- James Island Lodge #396 (1613 Fort Johnson Road James Island) will confer
an Entered Apprentice Degree.
Collation 6:30PM Degree 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 13Feb2018

- 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 6:45 and meeting at 7:00 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.

(2nd)Wednesday 14Feb2018

- 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 @1930.
Masters and Wardens Club meetings are open to all Master Masons and per the
bylaws must be over by 9:00PM.

(3rd)Thursday, 15Feb2018

- 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 6:45 PM, Meeting at 7:30PM

(3rd) Tuesday 20Feb2018

- Charleston York Rite Bodies (1285 Orange Grove Road) will be holding their
Monthly Stated Communication. The Council will preside. If you have a
Purple Jacket this would be a good time to break it out and wear it, but it certainly
isn't necessary. We still need petitions to start a new degree class
so please get them in to the Secretary Recorder. Petitions maybe downloaded from
scgry.org and scroll down on forms and documents. Check your dues cards for 2018
Dinner at 6:30 PM, meeting at 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.

(4th) Monday 26Feb2018

- Mariner Lodge #2 (1285 Orange Grove Road) will confer
a FellowCraft Degree.
Collation at 6:30PM, Degree begins at 7:30.

(4th) Tuesday 27Feb2018





- 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

Looking WAY Ahead:

Saturday 10 March 2018:

The Senior and Junior Wardens Workshop will be held on 10 March 2018 at the Scottish
Rite Center, 1051 Sam Rittenberg Blvd. Charleston. This is a mandatory meeting for all
Senior and Junior Wardens. All Senior and Junior Wardens, please ensure that you are present
at 8:00AM prior to the workshop which starts at 9:00AM Sharp. Attendance will be taken:
RWB Lloyd F. Christopher DDGM, First District,
RWB Larry J. Nicodin, DDGM Second District.


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


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DeMolay is back on the Move Forward in South Carolina with their new
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. I've been a
DeMolay for 53 years, and Summerville Lodge recently raised 3 DeMolays to the
Sublime Degree, and another is going through at MacArthur.

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Respectfully and Fraternally

Tom Lewis, Jr PM 32° KT KY KRC
PM Mariner Lodge #2 Charleston, SC
Member MacArthur Lodge #427
Life Member Jackson Lodge #45, Jackson TN
Senior DeMolay (Really Senior)
DeMolay Legion of Honor Recipient

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