Celebrating 283 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.
Grand Lodge Events
Worshipful Masters Workshop 2-1-2020
The Workshop for all newly elected Worshipful Masters will be held on February 1, 2020 at 9:00AM in the Scottish Rite Center, Columbia, South Carolina. This workshop is MANDATORY for all newly elected Masters and for those that may be elected again. Should you have any questions in regard to this matter, please read the Masonic Light or talk to your DDGM.
The 283rd Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons of South Carolina will be held on April 23rd & 24th, in the Myrtle Beach Convention Center which adjoins the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Convention Center Hotel located at 2101 Oak Street, Myrtle Beach SC 29577.
The Religious Service will commence on Thursday, April 23rd 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 Walter C. Disher, II, Grand Master, with the assistance of the Grand Lodge Officers and Brethren. The Annual Banquet will be held on Thursday, April 23rd at 7:00 PM in the Convention Center Ball Rooms.
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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 Walter C Disher II-Grand Master Coin and Pin are also available for purchase by contacting MWB Gerald L Carver-Grand Secretary at 803-808-4377.
It is indeed a privilege and honor to be elected to represent you, the Craft, as your Grand Master. Many thanks are offered to the men who have served in this capacity before me and for the numerous positive things they have instituted during their tenure to make our Craft better than it was before they were installed. I would like to thank the men who are currently serving their Lodge, District, our Grand Line and the many Grand Lodge Committees. It is through their selfless efforts that we continue to be a beacon to our world.
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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