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.
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From our Grand Master
Good afternoon Brethren;
As of Sunday afternoon December 9, 2018, many upstate counties have experienced a major winter weather event that will likely impact Monday Lodge meetings.
In an effort to make certain we are operating for the safety of our members in the effected areas of the upstate, please take due notice and govern for the safety of your members.
Worshipful Masters, Wardens, Secretaries and Lodge Officers, please determine the impact of the road conditions, your Lodge ability to operate safely ie, power, water and other essential services, and if unsafe conditions are in force, please contact your members, postpone, and reschedule your meetings for Monday December 10th if prudent. Simply send a message to the Grand Lodge with your postponement due to weather, or unsafe conditions, and the date that your meeting will be rescheduled. We will use this as the special dispensation for those Lodges impacted by the winter storm Diego.
Again this is message is to serve as a blanket dispensation for those Lodges in the weather effected areas of South Carolina
Please be safe, check on our elderly members and let us know if we can be of assistance.
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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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