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.
Next Grand Lodge Events
SATURDAY, MAY 19, 2018, PENDLETON, SOUTH CAROLINA: For the purpose of Rededicating Pendleton Lodge No. 34, AFM. Lunch will be served at 11:30 AM at the Lodge Hall located at 118 Exchange Street, Pendleton, SC 29670. After lunch, the Grand Master, with the assistance of the other Grand Lodge Officers, will open the Grand Lodge of AFM of SC in Ample Form and Pendleton Lodge No. 34, AFM in Due Form on the First Degree at 12:30 PM with the Rededication Ceremony following. The Pendleton Lodge Hall is located at 118 Exchange Street, Pendleton, SC 29670.
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, black vests, Jewel and Apron. All other Grand Lodge Officers should wear black tuxedos with black bow ties, black cummerbunds or black vests, and Jewel and Apron.
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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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