Celebrating 288 years of Freemasonry in South Carolina - First South Carolina Lodge Chartered 1735
Freemasonry is the oldest fraternal organization in the world. It is dedicated to promoting improvement in the character of its members. A Mason is taught to be a good citizen, to be of good character, & to care for those less fortunate.
Freemasonry traces its roots to the Middle Ages. It is from associations of stone masons, who built the magnificent cathedrals, castles, and monasteries of Europe that the fraternity started. These groups, eventually, began to accept members who were not actual working masons.
They adopted the term "Accepted" Masons, and Freemasonry was born.
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MW Steven D. Hames Grand Master Pin
Steven Dewayne Hames was born in Kings Mountain, NC on May 22, 1963, to Nevils and Sue Hames of Blacksburg. He has two brothers Ronald and Christopher. The family moved to Blacksburg, SC when Steve was 3. Steve married Toni January 2001 and has two daughters Macy and Candice, son in law Christopher Sneed and granddaughter Whitley. He attended public school in Blacksburg where he graduated from Blacksburg High School in 1981. After high school Steve enlisted in the US Army where he served four years as a Paratrooper with the 27th Engineer Battalion at Fort Bragg, NC. He was awarded two Meritorious Achievement Citations and was honorably discharged. After his discharge Steve was employed by Daimler Corporation with the Freightliner Truck Manufacturing Plant where he retired after 25 years of service.
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Ancient Free Masons license plates are $30.00 every two years in addition to the registration fee.
Applicant must present a current dues card from the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons of SC.
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