Celebrating 282 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, JUNE 3. 2017, GREENWOOD, SOUTH CAROLINA: For the purpose of Laying a Cornerstone and Rededicating Mathews Lodge No. 358, AFM in celebration of the Lodge’s 75th 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 Mathews Lodge No. 358, AFM on the First Degree at 12:30 PM. The Ceremony of Laying the Cornerstone will follow with the Ceremony of Rededication coming afterwards. Mathews Lodge No 358 AFM is located at 328 Kirksey Drive, Greenwood, SC 29646.
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.
FRIDAY, JUNE 9th, 2017. The Annual Exchange Meeting between the Georgia and South Carolina Brethren will be held on Friday, June 9, 2017 beginning with dinner at 6:00 PM with the meeting to follow. The Exchange Meeting will be held at the Scottish Rite Center located at 2553 Washington Road, Augusta, GA 30904.
Acacia Lodge No. 315, A.F.M. has hosted a drop for the Grand Master and his party, along with any other Brothers who are traveling to Augusta for the Grand Masters exchange.
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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 Michael D. Smith-Grand Master Coin and Pin 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.
It is a distinct honor and privilege to serve our beloved Fraternity in any leadership position. I recognize that leadership has always been based upon the respect given by the membership if for only a short time. Leadership, in any case, is always accompanied by the responsibility to act on behalf one’s peers and to act in the best interest for all.
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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