Frederick Dalcho Certificate of Merit
The second highest award in this jurisdiction, given at the discretion of the Grand Master.
The award is named for Rev Frederick Dalcho, MD, who was the dominant figure in Freemasonry in South Carolina in the early 1800’s. In the year 1807, Dr Dalcho published, under the sanction of the Grand Lodge of Ancient York Masons of South Carolina, The Ahiman Rezon. Since that time, the book has been revised and augmented, and continues today as the Book of Constitutions in South Carolina. Rev Dr Dalcho served as Grand Chaplain, and was one of the founders of the Supreme Council 33rd Degree, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, the Southern Jurisdiction of the USA.