Celebrating 286 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
Grand Lodge Annual Communication
Congratulations to all of the Newly elected and appointed Grand Lodge officers.
MWB Ronald C. Mitchum - Grand Master
RWB Steven D Hames - Deputy Grand Master
RWB Thomas Watson - Senior Grand Warden
RWB A. C. Flora IV - Junior Grand Warden
MWB Jack A. Marler, PGM - Grand Treasurer
MWB Gerald L. Carver, PGM - Grand Secretary
RWB A. Robert Nix - Grand Chaplain
Grand Masters Edict No.1
Grand Masters Edict No.2
Grand Lodge Organizational Meeting
The Grand Lodge Organizational Meeting will be held on Saturday, May 15, 2021 beginning with registration at 8:00 AM, pictures will be taken at 8:30 AM, with and the meeting following. The meeting will be at the Columbia Scottish Rite Building located at 7230 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209. NOTE: The meeting’s starting time and location have been changed from that which was printed in the Masonic Light. all Elected Grand Lodge Officers, all Appointed Grand Lodge Officers including District Deputy Grand Masters, Masonic Education Committeemen, and Masonic Service Committeemen are required to attend. Past Grand Masters are invited to attend. Since photographs will be taken, the dress for all Elected Grand Lodge Officers and Past Grand Masters will be black tails with black bow tie, black vest, jewel, and apron. The dress for all other Officers will be a black tuxedo with a black bow tie, black vest, jewel, and apron. The dress for MEC and MSA Committeemen will also be a black tuxedo, with a black bow tie, black vest, and apron.
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Ronald C Mitchum was born June I, 1944 to the late Clarence J. and Nonnie C. Mitchum of Hollywood, S.C. Ron attended Dorchester Terrace Elementary School and graduated from Gordon H. Garrett High School in 1962. He has been married to Susan Brown of Camden, S.C. for fifty-two years. He and Sue are members of Spring Valley Baptist Church in Northeast Columbia.
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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