Masonic Mural painted by Costal Carolina Students on the outside wall of Grand Strand Lodge No. 392.
Congratulations to Ms. Debbie at our Grand Lodge. She is celebrating her 47th year of service today June 22nd. Thank you so much for all that you do for each and every one of us. It is truly appreciated!
RWB David Dawson, PDDGM of the Fifth Masonic District was honored for his long and faithful Masonic Service
to the Brothers of Georgia and South Carolina. He is a dual member of Allendale Lodge No. 109 of Allendale, South Carolina AFM and Martinez Lodge No. 710 of Martinez, Georgia F&AM. He was presented several items of appreciation
by the Brothers of Martinez Lodge No. 710. Included were a white Sixty Year Apron, Grand Master of Georgia Coin, Martinez Lodge No. 710 Coin, Sixty Year Certificate and a Martinez Lodge No. 710 Member Emeritus Dues Card. The ceremony was held in the Chapel of the Veterans Victory House, Walterboro, SC on Saturday, March 5, 2017.
The 280th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient
Free Masons of South Carolina will be held on April 27th and 28th, at the
Embassy Suites, Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center located at
670 Verdae Blvd, Greenville, SC 29607.
The Religious Service will commence on Thursday, April 27th at 9:00
AM and will be conducted by Reverend and Right Worshipful A. Robert
Nix, Grand Chaplain. Following the Religious Service, the Grand Lodge
will be officially opened at 10:00 AM by Most Worshipful William B.
Rogers, Grand Master with the assistance of the Grand Lodge Officers
and Brethren. The Annual Banquet will be held on Thursday, April 27th at
7:00 PM in the Ball Room of the Embassy Suites, Greenville.
The Embassy Suites, Greenville will be the Headquarters Hotel. Those
desiring to stay at the Headquarters Hotel are encouraged to make reservations
as soon as possible since there is a limited number of rooms
available. Elected Grand Lodge Officers, Appointed Grand Lodge Officers,
Past Grand Masters, and Committeemen are requested to stay at the
Headquarters hotel and to make their reservations promptly. Each person
including Grand Lodge Officers, Past Grand Masters, and Committeemen
are responsible for making their own reservations.
Reservations may be made by calling the Embassy Suites, Greenville at
1-864-676-9090. When calling, you must ask for group reservations and
identify yourself as being with The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons
of South Carolina (code GRA) in order to obtain the special room rate of
$143.00 plus tax per night. Since the Headquarters Hotel will be unable
to accommodate everyone attending the Annual Communication of the
Grand Lodge, the following is a list of nearby hotels for your convenience:
Holiday Inn Express & Suites
1036 Woodruff Road
Greenville, SC 29607
La Quinta Inn & Suites
31 Old Country Rd.
Greenville, SC 29607
Microtel Inn & Suites
1024 Woodruff Rd.
Greenville, SC 29607
Comfort Inn Millennium
2756 Laurens Rd
Greenville, SC 29607
Friday, November 4, 2016:
In recognition of and appreciation for the service of our Masonic Brothers, James Island Lodge No. 396, AFM of SC will be conducting a Special Communication on November 4, 2016 at the Veterans Victory House under a dispensation granted by the Grand Lodge of South Carolina. Starting promptly at 7:00 PM, the purpose is to honor the Military and Masonic service of resident Veterans Victory House Brothers. All Masons, family and friends are invited to attend. The Lodge will open on the Master Mason Degree. Once open, the Lodge will move from Labor to Refreshment for an open forum of Masonic Demonstration, VVH Brother participation and then Individual Recognition of each of these Masonic Brothers. Family and friends are invited to attend this portion of the Special Communication. When completed, the Lodge will be purged and the Lodge will go from Refreshment to Labor and close on the Master Mason Degree. The Special Communication is scheduled to end by 8:30 PM.
We are honored to have MWB Barry A. Rickman, PGM (2009 - 2011) as the lead presenter for the Certificates of Appreciation and Personal Letter of Thanks to each Veterans Victory House Masonic Brother. Assisting in making the presentations will be RWB Joe Wells, PDDGM of the Seventh Masonic District and MSA Field Representative for the Veterans Victory House and RWB Dale A. Schumann, DDGM of the Second Masonic District and a member of James Island Lodge No. 396.
Dress is coat and tie with equivalent dress for ladies and children. Bring your Masonic Apron and Dues Card. No food or beverages will be served. There are water fountains and vending machines for your use as well as rest rooms. This outreach is supported by the Veterans Victory House Administration and the MSA in South Carolina. This will be an annual event occurring the first Friday of each November; at 7:00 PM. Other First and Second Masonic District Lodges will be offered the opportunity to host the Special Communication on the first Friday in November in the future.
Questions may be referred to RWB Joe Wells, MSA Field Rep at the VVH at firstname.lastname@example.org or WB Ned Balzano, PM at email@example.com
Veterans Victory House is at 2461 Sidneys Road, Walterboro, SC 29488. Click here for map: 2461 Sidneys Road
On October 20, 2014, Eighteen 32-inch TV's were donated by brethren of the 5th Masonic District to the Veterans Victory House in Walterboro, South Carolina.
The televisions were presented by representatives of the 5th District Square and Compasses Club.
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Saturday, September 20, 2014
Dantzler Lodge No. 318 AFM - Cameron, SC
7th Masonic District
Ice Bucket Challenge by brethren of Dantzler Lodge No. 318 AFM in support of the Grand Master's Juvenile Diabetes Fund Project.
The Few, the Proud, the COLD !
Photos and story submitted by RWB Joe Wells, District Deputy Grand Master, 7th District
Blue Ridge Lodge No. 92 AFM in Walhalla, South Carolina, donated $640 to the Oconee County Education Foundation Backpack program.
This program ensures needy Oconee County School children have food over the weekend.
Seen here L-R John A. Stephens (PM) Secretary, John Powell (OCEF), Buddy Jones (Master 2014)