Celebrating 282 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
The Grand Master MWB Michael D. Smith, Sr. along with other Grand Lodge officers and Brothers will be making a visit to Veterans Victory House on December 15th. Veterans Victory House is located at 2461 Sidneys Road, Walterboro, SC 29448. The visit will start at 2:00PM and anyone is invited to come.
The Workshop for all newly elected Worshipful Masters will be held on 27 January 2017 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. Registration starts at 8:00AM.
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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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