Celebrating 280 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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Dear Brother Secretaries,
As you are aware, our Lodge Secretaries Workshop for last Saturday, October 8th had to be cancelled due to the Hurricane Matthew. Our Secretaries Workshop has been rescheduled to Saturday November 12, 2016. Registration will be from 8:00 AM - 9:00 AM with the Meeting beginning promptly at 9:00 AM. Lunch will be served at Noon with the meeting adjourning at 2:00 PM. Those who ordered supplies to be picked up last Saturday may pick up the supplies on November 12th or if the supplies are needed earlier, please advise and we will mail the supplies to you. Please email or call and advise if you will or will not be able to attend the Workshop. We have serveral Brethren and Lodges that are without power and are dealing with the damage left behind from the Hurricane. We need to keep those Brethren in our prayers. Our Grand Lodge Office was scheduled to be closed on Friday November 11th for Veterans Day but will be opened to prepare for the Workshop and will be closed on Friday November 18th instead. As usually if an emergency arises, you may leave a message on my extension 24 when the Grand Lodge Office is closed and I will return you call as I check my messages remotely throughout the day when the Grand Lodge Office is closed.
Fraternally, Jerry, Grand Secretary
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22, 2016, INMAN, SOUTH CAROLINA
For the purpose of Laying a Cornerstone at the Inman Community Volunteer Fire Department’s new Fire Station Building. The Grand Master, with the assistance of the other Grand Lodge Officers, will open the Grand Lodge of AFM of SC and Inman Lodge No. 201, AFM on the First Degree at 11:30 AM at the Inman Lodge Hall. The Inman Lodge Hall is located at 8 Blackstock Road, Inman SC 29384.The Grand Lodge and Inman Lodge will be called to refreshment by the Grand Master after which everyone will travel to the new Inman Fire Station Building located at 1081 Lyman Road, Inman, SC 29349 for lunch. After lunch, the Cornerstone Laying Ceremony will be conducted by the Grand Master, with the assistance of the Grand Lodge Officers.
All Brothers including Entered Apprentices, Fellow Crafts and Master Masons with their ladies and friends are invited to attend. All Grand Lodge Officers are expected to attend and all Past Grand Masters are requested to attend. All Elected Grand Lodge Officers and Past Grand Masters should wear their black tails with black bow tie and black vests. All other Grand Lodge Officers should wear black tuxedos with black bow ties, and black cummerbunds or black vests.
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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 or just click here.
MWB William B Rogers-Grand Master Tie and Coin are also available for purchase by contacting MWB Gerald L Carver-Grand Secretary at 803-808-4377 or DDGM's and Subordinate Grand Lodge Officers. The Grand Master Tie is $20.00 and the Grand Master Coin is $5.00.
In gratitude for our Veteran’s service, as Grand Master I am placing upon the trestle board a request that every Lodge in our Grand Jurisdiction support all of the four VA centers with an emphasis on the Richard Campbell Nursing Home in Anderson South Carolina.
Masonic License Plate Available from SC Dept of Motor Vehicles. Membership verification required.
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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