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.
Next Grand Lodge Events
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 2017, ST. GEORGE, SOUTH CAROLINA
For the purpose of Rededicating Harmony Lodge No. 61, AFM in celebration of the Lodge’s 175th Year Anniversary. Lunch will be served at 11:30 AM at the Lodge. The Grand Master, with the assistance of the other Grand Lodge Officers, will open the Grand Lodge of AFM of SC and Harmony Lodge No. 61, AFM on the First Degree at 12:30 PM. The Rededication Ceremony will follow at 1:00 PM. Harmony Lodge is located 5355 Jim Bilton Avenue, St. George, SC 29477.
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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