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Last updated 12 May 2014                   

 Hello Sisters and Brothers,

    Thanks to the efforts of WB Michael Affronte of Sumter Lodge # 364, the Masonic Flashlight website is up and running! Worshipful Affronte is the Web Master. PLEASE USE THE LINK LISTED ABOVE! This site will be updated approximately every two weeks. We need all of your Eastern Star, Masonic, and Shrine work sent to masonicflashlight@sc.rr.com Please do not think that we will receive the information from someone else. I would rather receive the information from several people. PLEASE SEND THIS LINK TO ALL OF THE SISTERS AND BROTHERS ON YOUR MAILING LIST. If you like the new web site, please write to Worshipful Michael Affronte at mdaffronte@netzero.com.

If you know a brother or grand lodge officer from another state please feel free to send them the link to our “Masonic Flashlight” and to email us i.e. mdaffronte@netzero.com or mfloyd@sc.rr.com and we would gladly attach their links to our flashlight so that the brethren here can see what is happening with other brethren throughout the county. We Hope you enjoy the new Format.

 

Thank you for your support,

Worshipful Mitchell Floyd

Hampton Lodge # 204

Florence, SC

masonicflashlight@sc.rr.com

Order from MWB David J DeChant, Grand Master

All communications (especially Email and Facebook posts) regarding a recent internal matter involving the South Carolina DeMolay are to cease immediately.  There is too much erroneous information being disseminated. The Grand Master is aware of the situation, and appropriate measures to resolve the issue are underway. 

Please share this order with all brethren in our jurisdiction. (Grand Masterís order is intended for all brethren of the state, and may be disseminated.) Take due notice thereof and govern yourselves accordingly.

Funeral Notice:

PRAYER REQUEST:

I had a pleasant chat by phone this morning with Right Worshipful Brother Roy Welch, Jr., who, as you may know, has been battling cancer for quite some time now. Brother Roy and his wife were preparing to head to Augusta this morning to the Cancer center there, for the purpose of seeing if he is ready for a bone marrow transplant. He has a donor, a sister... so, if his caretakers give a thumbs up the procedure will be scheduled. Let's keep this wonderful man and Mason, as well as his donor, family and caretakers, lifted up in our prayers.
John Reames
Secretary
Sumter Masonic Temple Corp
803-720-9488

Save the Date August 20 - 23, 2014

Scottish Rite Founding Fathers Orient wide Reunion

Good morning gentlemen.

I am asking for your assistance in marking your calendars for the Founding Fathers Scottish Rite Reunion to be held in Columbia Scottish Rite Valley. Members of this class will receive

Degrees, Dues Meals served at Scottish Rite Cap Ring Master Craftsman I program

Valleys are gearing up for the reunion now. So if anyone has specific questions speak to your Valley Secretary or Personal Rep.

Specific detail are being finalized, but we have several key events in this event.

I would like to invite the Grand Lodge Line and I will personally invite all of our Past Grand Masters to witness the 20th degree on Thursday afternoon called Master of the Symbolic Lodge to be conferred by a new Charleston Team. I really believe our Worshipful Masters, Past Worshipful Masters, and especially our Past Grand Masters will enjoy this degree as it really educates on the duties and responsibilities for WMís to understand.

BREAKING NEWS, Ill. Ronald A. Seale, 33, SGC will visit on Friday and Saturday of the reunion and will be our guest speaker on Friday evening. We will offer a ticketed Banquet on Friday after the completion of the Council of Kadosh degrees conclude for the day. We will officially receive Ill. Bro. Seale on Saturday morning, any visiting Supreme Council Members and especially our MW Grand Master prior to the class photo.

More to follow but this reunion will also feature a brief reflection of the 11 Founding member of the Supreme Council from South Carolina, including my personal favorite, Dr. Fredrick Dalcho, in brief Cameo appearances along the course of the reunion.

I hope you can attend this special event, in August and celebrate with some of the most dedicated Freemasons in South Carolina.

If I can answer questions please let me know.

Fraternally

Michael D. Smith, JGW

SGIG in SC

April 21 (Monday)

Regular Communications at Amity Lodge # 340 (3019 South Cashua Drive) in Florence at 7:00 P.M. Supper will be served.

April 22 (Tuesday) Regular Communications at Fidelity Lodge # 394 (1044 Morris Street) in Turbeville at 7:00 P.M. Supper will be served.

April 22 (Tuesday)

Regular Communications of the Winyah York Rite Bodies at the Winyah Lodge # 24 (2617 South Frazier Street, Hwy 17 South) in Georgetown at 7:30 P.M. Supper will be served.

April 22 (Tuesday) Regular Communications at Horsecreek Lodge # 174 (109 Depot Street) in Langley at 7:15 P.M. Supper will be served.

April 23 (Wednesday)

Grand Lodge Golf Tournament at the Crossing Golf Course, 3450 Shadow Creek Drive, Florence SC at 11:30 a.m. For questions please contact Mike Smith 864 680-0966, Don Smith 864 457-2704, or Ansel Parris 864 590-0627.

April 23 (Wednesday)

Fourth (Wednesday) Chuck Hargis Memorial Chapter of the DeMolay meeting at Myrtle Beach Lodge # 353 (905 Hwy 501) in Myrtle Beach at 6:30 P.M. Contact Chapter Dad, Jason Muldoon 843 458-7622 or Dr. Dickran Mgrdechian, Council Chairman, 843 903-6848

April 24 Ė 25 (Thursday Ė Friday) The 277th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of A.F.M. of South Carolina

at the Florence Civic Center, 3300 West Radio Drive, Florence SC. The religious service will commence at 9:00 a.m. The Grand Lodge will officially open at 10:00 a.m. The Annual Banquet will Thursday night at 7:00 p.m. at the Civic Center.

The headquarters hotel is the Hilton Garden inn, 2671 Hospitality Blvd., Florence, SC. Telephone number 843 432-3001.

Other nearby motels:

Hampton Inn Suites

3000 West Radio Drive

Florence SC

Telephone 843 629-9900

Red Roof Inn

2690 David McLeod Blvd.

Florence, SC

Telephone 843 678-9000

Spring Hill Suites

2670 Hospitality Blvd.

Florence SC

Telephone 843 317-9050

Residence Inn

555 Bingo Blvd.

Florence SC

843 468-2800

May 12 (Monday) 1st Degree at Sumter Lodge #364, 215 Alice Drive, Sumter. We will have 2 candidates for the EA degree

Come and enjoy the Brotherhood and friendship. Snacks will be served at break.

May 12 (Monday) Regular Communications at St. Peters Lodge # 54 (232 East Boyce St.) in Manning at 7:00 P.M. Supper will be served.

May 12 (Monday) Florence York Rite (3019 South Cashua Drive) 7:00 P.M. Supper will be served.

May 12 (Monday) Regular Communications at Conway Lodge # 65 (903 15th Avenue) at 6:45 P.M. Supper will be served.

May 12 (Monday) Regular Communications at Cedar Lodge # 184 (135 Lee Street) in Wagener at 7:20 P.M. Supper will be served.

May 13 (Tuesday) Winyah Chapter # 148 Eastern Star (2617 South Fraser Street) in Georgetown at 6:30 p.m. Dinner will be served.

May 13 (Tuesday)

Regular Communications at St. Davidís Lodge # 72 (1205 Periwinkle St.) in Darlington at 7:00 P.M. Supper will be served.

May 13 (Tuesday) Regular Communications at Lebanon Lodge # 48 (116 West Camp Branch Road) in Scranton at 7:30 P.M. Supper will be served.

May 13 (Tuesday) Regular Communications at Pamplico Lodge # 324 (110 Trade Street) at 7:15 P.M. Supper will be served.

May 13 (Tuesday) Regular Communications at Clinton Lodge # 60 (205 East Godbold Street) in Marion at 7:00 P.M. Supper will be served.

May 13 (Tuesday) Regular Communications at Myrtle Beach Lodge # 353 (905 Hwy 501) at 6:45 P.M. Supper will be served.

May 13 (Tuesday) Regular Communications at Beulah Lodge #259 (East Main Street) in Olanta at 7:30 P.M. Supper will be served.

May 14 (Wednesday)

Chuck Hargis Memorial Chapter of the DeMolay meeting at Myrtle Beach Lodge # 353 (905 Hwy 501) in Myrtle Beach at 6:30 P.M. Contact Chapter Dad, Jason Muldoon 843 458-7622 or Dr. Dickran Mgrdechian, Council Chairman, 843 903-6848.

May 15 (Thursday)

Third Degree at Hartsville Lodge # 173 (421 West Home Avenue). Supper will be served 7:00 P.M., meeting at 7:30 P.M. Please visit the website: www.hartsville173afm.com

May 15 (Thursday) Regular Communications at Claremont Lodge # 64 (215 Alice Drive) in Sumter at 7:15 P.M. Supper will be served.

May 15 (Thursday) Regular Communications at Aiken Lodge # 156 (443 Laurens Street N.W.) at 7:00 P.M. Supper will be served.

May 15 (Thursday) Regular Communications at Belvedere Lodge # 318 (219 Jesse Dee Street) at 7:15 P.M. Supper will be served.

May 15 (Thursday)

Regular Communications at Indiantown Lodge # 165 (102 West George Street) in Hemingway at 7:00 P.M. Supper will be served.

May 16 (Friday) Waccamaw Scottish Rite Club meeting (7650 Butler Road) in Socastee, at 7:00 P.M.

May 17 (Saturday)

Flapjack Breakfast at Applebee's 8am

The Claremont/Applebee's Flapjack Fundraiser event is this Saturday, May 17th, from 8 to 10. Tickets are $7.00 each and can be purchased from a Claremont brother, at the lodge, or at the door.of Applebee's. Additional donations are greatly appreciated.
10 volunteers are needed from Claremont lodge to assist that morning with the breakfast. Please arrive no later than 7:30 at Applebees.
If there are any questions, contact Z. Tracy Pender tracypender@hotmail.com or call 803 905-5672. ó at Applebees Neighborhood Grill & Bar

May 19 (Monday)

Regular Communications at Amity Lodge # 340 (3019 South Cashua Drive) in Florence at 7:00 P.M. Supper will be served.

May 20 (Tuesday)

Regular Communications at Robert Burns Lodge # 337 (156 Gause Cannel Road) in Coward at 7:00 P.M. Supper will be served.

May 20 (Tuesday) Regular Communications at Socastee Lodge # 421 (7650 Butler Road) at 7:00 P.M. Supper will be served.

May 20 (Tuesday) Regular Communications at Egeria Lodge # 71 (150 Judge Street) in Harleyville at 7:30 P.M. Supper will be served.

May 22 (Thursday)

Second Degree at Hartsville Lodge # 173 (421 West Home Avenue). Supper will be served 7:00 P.M., meeting at 7:30 P.M. Please visit the website: www.hartsville173afm.com

May Communication

Been changed from April to May meeting. Please put in Flashlight.
Benny Cannon

May 24 (Saturday)

Lamar Masonic Lodge #287 8th Annual Fund Raising Golf Tournament at the Governors Run Country Club, 655 Club Dr., Lamar S.C. 4 man teams (40 handicap min.) Captains choice, starting at 8:00 a.m. Entry fee is $240.00 per team. Early registration can be mailed with a check made out to Lamar Masonic Lodge #287, P.O. Box 141, Lamar S.C. 29069. For more information contact: Willis Thomas 843 326-5128 or Ricky Davis 843 617-5342.

May 26 (Monday) Conway York Rite (903 15th Avenue) at 6:45 P.M. Supper will be served.

May 27 (Tuesday) Regular Communications at Fidelity Lodge # 394 (1044 Morris Street) in Turbeville at 7:00 P.M. Supper will be served.

May 27 (Tuesday)

Regular Communications of the Winyah York Rite Bodies at the Winyah Lodge # 24 (2617 South Frazier Street, Hwy 17 South) in Georgetown at 7:30 P.M. Supper will be served.

May 27 (Tuesday) Regular Communications at Horsecreek Lodge # 174 (109 Depot Street) in Langley at 7:15 P.M. Supper will be served.

May 28 (Wednesday)

Chuck Hargis Memorial Chapter of the DeMolay meeting at Myrtle Beach Lodge # 353 (905 Hwy 501) in Myrtle Beach at 6:30 P.M. Contact Chapter Dad, Jason Muldoon 843 458-7622 or Dr. Dickran Mgrdechian, Council Chairman, 843 903-6848.

May 29 (Thursday)

First Degree at Hartsville Lodge # 173 (421 West Home Avenue). Supper will be served 7:00 P.M., meeting at 7:30 P.M. Please visit the website: www.hartsville173afm.com

May 31 (Saturday)

August 20 - 23, 2014

Scottish Rite Founding Fathers Orient wide Reunion

Good morning gentlemen.

I am asking for your assistance in marking your calendars for the Founding Fathers Scottish Rite Reunion to be held in Columbia Scottish Rite Valley. Members of this class will receive Degrees, Dues Meals served at Scottish Rite

Cap Ring Master Craftsman I program

Valleys are gearing up for the reunion now. So if anyone has specific questions speak to your Valley Secretary or Personal Rep.

Specific detail are being finalized, but we have several key events in this event.

I would like to invite the Grand Lodge Line and I will personally invite all of our Past Grand Masters to witness the 20th degree on Thursday afternoon called Master of the Symbolic Lodge to be conferred by a new Charleston Team. I really believe our Worshipful Masters, Past Worshipful Masters, and especially our Past Grand Masters will enjoy this degree as it really educates on the duties and responsibilities for WMís to understand.

BREAKING NEWS, Ill. Ronald A. Seale, 33, SGC will visit on Friday and Saturday of the reunion and will be our guest speaker on Friday evening. We will offer a ticketed Banquet on Friday after the completion of the Council of Kadosh degrees conclude for the day. We will officially receive Ill. Bro. Seale on Saturday morning, any visiting Supreme Council Members and especially our MW Grand Master prior to the class photo.

More to follow but this reunion will also feature a brief reflection of the 11 Founding member of the Supreme Council from South Carolina, including my personal favorite, Dr. Fredrick Dalcho, in brief Cameo appearances along the course of the reunion.

I hope you can attend this special event, in August and celebrate with some of the most dedicated Freemasons in South Carolina.

If I can answer questions please let me know.

Fraternally

Michael D. Smith, JGW

SGIG in SC

December 6 (Saturday) Rededication of St. Davidís Lodge # 72 (1205 Periwinkle St.) in Darlington at 11:30 A.M. Lunch will be served

Update 3-11-14: PDDGM Jack Jackson

I've been back in McLeod since February 28 with pneumonia in my right (good) lung. This is my 42nd day back in this place during 2014. The pneumonia is clearing up, but my stamina is gone. I'm winded after just a few steps.

My Pulmonologist seems to think the radiation treatments for the cancer scared my lung such that oxygen will have to be a way of life from here on out along with a daily maintenance dose of prednisone. The AFIB is another issue in cancer patients altogether. I guess you have to pick your poison.

Rehab at Health South is being arranged now. Hopefully it will help some with my stamina and oxygen levels, but time will tell. I'm really going to have to pick and choose what I do the rest of my life. Seems my busy days will have to be over. A slower pace with a lot of rest will be the norm. I'll be making some difficult choices in what I can and can't do.

My faith? It's just getting stronger. Have had so many witnessing opportunities. Thank all of you for your prayers, calls, cards and visits. Just keep praying. The future? It's cloudy right now, but one thing for sure:

CLICK ON:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRCLCVyrZnA

I love each of you.

Jack Jackson

Florence, SC

(843) 615-7123

How much is your Lodge membership worth to you?

We had a young man that dropped out of the Lodge around 2000. 

He was in his mid thirties, raising a family and just busy with his job. "No time for Masonry."

He recently contacted me about Reinstatement, so we took care of the usual paperwork. He came down, ate with us and stood the Investigation Committee, again. He was eager to find out how his vote went because he emailed me and asked me to let him know as soon as possible either way. Everything went well and I contacted him as requested.

He came by the house to pick up his Dues card. We talked and he told me how he just didn't realize how much it had meant to him and how proud he was to be a member of Flintville AGAIN. As we parted, he took his Dues card and put it in front of me and said "I'll never let this get out of my hand, again."

 Sadly, he's missed out on ten years of Masonic membership towards Service Awards, but even sadder, he's missed out on ten years of some of the most precious fellowship that can ever be experienced between a group of men that love and care for each other as well as enjoy each other's company.

How much is your Dues card worth?

I can't put a price on mine.

Jack Jackson

Secretary 

Travel:

I am a agent for one of the top 15 cruise brokers in the nation. Cruise Brothers. I would love to save the Brethren money and have them get the best they can get!!!
www.countryboycruises.com

WB Karl Moser, PM
Seaside 419 AFM
Myrtle Beach

 I dare say that each of us has been touched by, either through personal experience or you have had a family member or friend with that dreaded decease…cancer. As Grand Master I am placing upon the trestle board a request that every lodge in our Grand Jurisdiction support finding a cure for breast cancer. Over the course of a lifetime, 1 in 8 women will be diagnosed with breast cancer. I have asked R.W. Da-vid J. Dechant DGM to take the lead and work under the direction of our Grand Secretary M.W. G Ray Marsh on this endeavor. This effort is titled “United for a Cause”. R.W. David will work with the lodges and gather funds that will be presented to the National Breast Cancer Foundation, Inc. at our 275th Annual Communication on behalf of the masons in our Grand Jurisdiction. Checks should be made to the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of South Carolina and mailed to:

R.W. David J. Dechant, Sr.

12 Folksten Place

Goose Creek South Carolina 29445-570

From Grand Lodge Grand Lodge - update website

Brethren all,

Just a quick couple of updates on the new Grand Lodge website Ė May 2013.

          A few sections, primarily the Past Grand Master pages, are still being revised, but most pages are active.
I am still reviewing lodge websites and will add links for those sites back to the GL site as time permits.
        

The 18th District, 19th-20th-21st, & 29th Districts have websites which provide information about local lodges and events.
This is a great alternative to individual lodge websites.  Shared costs, centralized information, easier to maintain.
Either I or one of the other District webmasters can provide you with guidance on creating your own.
        

I am inviting all lodges to submit an annual Profile Sheet and/or History document for addition to the website.

Navigate to the 18th District page http://www.scgrandlodgeafm.org/d18.html and scroll down to Wade Hampton 404.

Click on the buttons to view the documents they submitted and this will give you an idea what we are asking for.

The annual profile can be as general or detailed as you like, and so with the history document. They are both an option and certainly not required.

I would suggest that the profile document contain a list of current officers and/or photo, directions to your lodge, contact information for a least a couple of officers, and generally any information you wish to make public. 

We will make it available to website visitors in the popular PDF format.  If you canít export it to that file, send me an MS Word or Publisher file, or something similar, and I can probably convert it for you.

If you have any questions on this project, just contact me.

If your lodge history has previously been printed in the SCMRS Transactions, we ďmightĒ be able to use that document.  I requested permission from SCMRS a few months ago for permission to use those papers, but have not yet received a reply.

And, as always, remember to submit your degree work to us so that it may be added to the Grand Lodge Calendar of Events.

David Ervin, PDDGM

Webmaster, Grand Lodge

864.415.8050 (Cell/Text)

www.SCGrandLodgeAFM.org

www.Facebook.com/SCGrandLodgeAFM

 

BRETHEREN

I make an appeal to you to help out not only MSA, but our vetrans who must be admitted to Dorn VA Medical Center who arrive with nothing to their name please contact your MSA Representative and make donations of the following for MSA office at Dorn VA Medical Center so that our brethren and veterans can at least have minimum personal items that are not supplied by the hospital. The consist of;

Toothbrush - Toothpaste, Disposable Razor - Shaving Cream, Shampoo, Anti Perspirant, Hand and or Body lotion, Comb, Hair Brush.

These things can be purchased at a local dollar store and collected at each lodge, and given to your MSA Rep, or if you wish contact your local area Veterans Affairs Office and have the DAV Van Driver drop them off. No one Brother needs to purchase all the above items, but if you could purchase one item a month, just think of the self esteem you could give a Brother, Veteran, who would need these things during a stay at the hospital, these are little things that we take for granted until we do not have them.

Brethern

If you are still not sure what is happening around you here is a link to the South Carolina Grand Lodge Calendar of events   EVENTS

South Carolina Grand Lodge web site = www.scgrandlodgeafm.org/
The Grand Chapter for the Eastern Star of South Carolina website =   www.scoes.org/
For more information about the Craft =  http://www.freemasonlostsymbol.com
Grand Lodges of the United States of America =  HTTP://WWW.MSANA.COM/LINKSUS.ASP
Masonic Dictionary =  www.Masonicdictionary.com
28th district web site =  www.mastermason.com/sc28/
29th district web site = www.mastermason.com/sc29/

Hartsville Lodge #173=www.hartsville173afm.com.
Hillcrest Masonic Lodge #397 = www.hillcrestlodge397.com
Hillcrest O.E.S. Chapter #263 = www.hillcrestoes263.com
Horry Lodge # 381 = www.horrylodge381.com
Pawley’s Island # 409 Web Site = http://www.mastermason.com/PI409/
Pietre-Stones review of Free Masonry = www.freemasons-freemasonry.com
Scottish rite web site = www.scottishrite.org
Shriners Hospital Web Site =
http://www.shrinershq.org/Hospitals/_Hospitals_for_Children/Research/Biomedical_Research_Highlights.aspx 
(Click on Volume 1:1)
Socastee O.E.S. Chapter #301 = http://www.mastermason.com/PI409/oes301/oes301.html
South Carolina Grand Court Order of the Amaranth: WWW.SCGCAMARANTH.ORG
South Carolina Masonic Information Center: http://seaside419com.invisionplus.net/ for the listing of
Degrees and Fundraisers. Please go to this list and place yours under your Lodge.
Also please place a link to this site on your webpage. WB Karl Moser
S.C. Masonic Research Society = www.scmrs.org
Visit Masonic Leader http://www.masonicleader.com
South Carolina Rainbow Girls = www.sciorg.org
S. C. York Rite E-mail web site = www.scgyr.org
Spartanburg AFM website = www.SpartanburgAFM.com
Summerville Lodge # 234 website = www.summervillelodge.net
Sumter Lodge #364 website =https://sites.google.com/site/sumtermasoniclodgeno364afm/home
Sumter York Rite Bodies = www.sumteryorkrite.com
Waccamaw Chapter 89 Order of Eastern Star website = www.waccamaw89.com
Walden Lodge #274 Greenville website = www.waldenlodge274afm.org/
http://www.masonhost.info A really cheap web hosting. It is open to all Brothers and Lodges
for hosting their web sites. WB Karl Moser

For someone to give the 2nd degree lecture contact Hugh Hanna 843 250 7979. Leo Lodge

For someone to give the 2nd degree lecture, call Wayne Mears at 843 393-4695, Darlington SC
For someone to give the 2nd & 3rd degree lectures, call Roger Lane at 843 229-2343 rlane7@sc.rr.com ,
Florence SC
For assistance with putting on any Degree, please contact Larry Robbins in Florence at home 843 665-7889,
or cell 843 250-0402.
Hartsville SC. For 1st & 3rd degree lectures, call Sam Masters at 843 335-5760, Hartsville SC
For someone to give the 1st Degree lecture call Denny Eaddy at home 843 386-3963, cell 843 625-0633, Leo SC
For someone to give all three lectures, call William E. Clardy at 843 756-5420, or cell 843 333-3771, Loris SC
For someone to give all three lectures, call Roy Alsbrooks at 803 775-6949, Sumter SC.
Willing to travel for the Craft.
For someone to speak at your Ladies Night Banquet or any other Masonic function, please contact
James R. “Randy” McDonald, PDDGM, at RMCDONALD@WILLIAMSBURGFNB.COM  or telephone,
home 843 374-3027, work 843 678-8562, or cell 843 617-6733.
For someone to give the Third Degree lecture call Danny Johnson Jr., from Hartsville, at 843 857-4387 or 843 858-1438

Scottish Rite Assistance: For assistance with the Scottish Rite Master Craftsman courses I or II, please call RW Ellison Messick at 843 669-0102.

 

THE LODGES IN THE 5TH DISTRICT AND THEIR STARTING TIMES.

FIRST TUESDAY

DENMARK LODGE #246, MAIN STREET, DENMARK, S.C...EAT AT 7:00 PM

FIRST THURSDAY

HARMONY LODGE #17, ON THE CIRCLE IN BARNWELL, S.C...EAT AT 7:00 PMSECOND TUESDAY

BUFORD LODGE #27, MAIN STREET, FAIRFAX, S.C...MEET AT 8:00 PM

ORNAN LODGE #38, ORNAN STREET OFF OF 301, BAMBERG, S.C...EAT AT 7:30 PM

HOPE LODGE #126, WEST MAIN STREET, WILLISTON, S.C...EAT AT 7:30 PM

SECOND THURSDAY

BLACKVILLE LODGE # 63, SOL BLATT AVE., BLACKVILLE, S.C...EAT AT 7:30 PM

THIRD TUESDAY

HILDA LODGE #426, BY THE WATER TOWER, HILDA, S.C...EAT AT 7:30 PM

FOURTH TUESDAY

ALLENDALE LODGE #109, HWY 278, ALLENDALE, S.C. EAT AT 7:00 PM

For Sale: Photo CD containing approximately 50 photos from the Surfside Beach Fire Dept.
Cornerstone Laying on 1-9-10. $12.00 including shipping to: Gordon Mooneyhan, P.O. Box 2328, Myrtle Beach, SC 29578-2328
Masonic aprons and supplies = www.JPLUTHER.com


Brethren,
     I have just determined that other non recognized Masonic organizations have recently obtained approval
for a South Carolina License Plate with the Square, Compasses, and letter G on them. 
The other Masonic Plate currently at the DMV now has AF&AM on the plate.  I have also been informed
that the Prince Hall Grand Lodge is also applying for a license plate and Ido not know what Designation
that they will be using.  This means that there will be at lest three different Square, Compasses,
and letter G license plates in South Carolina.
Please inform the Brethren in your area as soon as possible that when they are purchasing a
Masonic Plate at the DMV, they must specify the AFM license plate which designates them as Ancient Free Masons.
 If a Brother purchases the wrong plate, the proceeds will go to the other organization and the
Brotherwill have a license plate reflecting an unrecognized "Clandestine" Grand Lodge. 
Although the DMV is supposed to be checking for Dues Cards, they willbe unableto keep the different
designations straight.  It will be up to the Brother purchasing the License Plate.
     Fraternally,
     Gerald L. Carver
     Past Grand Master of Masons in SC
      
        
Ancient Free Masons license plates are $30.00 plus the registration fee.
Funds are distributed to Scottish Rites Foundation of South Carolina.
Funds will be used for speech and language therapy for pre-school children and disaster relief.
Brethern, please also be advised that every other year you will pay $30.00 renew fee to DVM, for  Grand Lodge each time to continue to use this plate.

 
    

      
You are looking at the Brand New, first time available Red, White and Blue FREEMASON SUPPORT OUR TROOPS Auto Emblem.  
The Blue Ring depicts all branches of the Armed Service in Gold on Blue “* Army * Air Force * Navy * Marines
* Coast Guard *.”  The Red ring depicts “Freemasons”   “Support Our Troops” and a white circle with a
Square and compass with the “G” in a field of blue.
The decal measures 2 7/8 inch round andhas double sided adhesive tape on the back and will stick on all glass
and painted surfaces.   Cost will be $6.75 (Free Shipping) for one or six (6) for $33.00 (Free Shipping) or a dozen
(12) for $63.00 (Free Shipping.)
     For further information please contact WB Ken Thompson at 425.344.4477 or email at Kenneth.thompson32@verizon.net

Our Stories book, Shriners:    

This new book has a story about Taylor Hall in it.  I thought some of our Shriners might like to order a copy of it!
     Subject: Our Stories book - Shriners International & Shriners Hospitals for Children. Order your copy of the new book, Our Stories! It contains inspirational stories about Shriners, patients, former patients, employees and volunteers. This 124 page book is available for a $15 minimum donation to Shriners Hospitals for Children and is available online at
http://support.shrinershospitals.org/OurStories.

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Boston Market: 10% off (65+)
Burger King: 10% off (60+)
Chick-Fil-A: 10% off or free small drink or coffee ( 55+)
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Einstein's Bagels: 10% off baker's dozen of bagels (60+)
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Gatti's Pizza: 10% off (60+)
Golden Corral: 10% off (60+)
Hardee's: $0.33 beverages every day (65+)
IHOP: 10% off ( 55+)
Jack in the Box: up to 20% off ( 55+)
KFC: free small drink with any meal ( 55+)
Krispy Kreme: 10% off ( 50+)
Long John Silver's: various discounts at locations ( 55+)
McDonald's: discounts on coffee every day ( 55+)
Mrs. Fields: 10% off at participating locations (60+)
Shoney's: 10% off Sonic: 10% off or free beverage (60+)
Steak 'n Shake: 10% off every Monday & Tuesday ( 50+)
Subway: 10% off (60+)
Sweet Tomatoes: 10% off (62+)
Taco Bell : 5% off; free beverages for seniors (65+)
TCBY: 10% off ( 55+)
Tea Room Cafe: 10% off ( 50+)
Village Inn: 10% off (60+)
Waffle House: 10% off every Monday (60+)
Wendy's: 10% off ( 55 +)
White Castle : 10% off (62+) This is for me ... if I ever see one again.

RETAIL & APPAREL:

Banana Republic: 30% off ( 50 +)
Bealls: 20% off first Tuesday of each month ( 50 +)
Belk's: 15% off first Tuesday of every month ( 55 +)
Big Lots: 30% off
Bon-Ton Department Stores: 15% off on senior discount days ( 55 +)
C.J. Banks: 10% off every Wednesday (50+)
Clarks : 10% off (62+)
Dress Barn: 20% off ( 55+)
Goodwill: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Hallmark: 10% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kmart: 40% off (Wednesdays only) ( 50+)
Kohl's: 15% off (60+)
Modell's Sporting Goods: 30% off
Rite Aid: 10% off on Tuesdays & 10% off prescriptions
Ross Stores: 10% off every Tuesday ( 55+)
Salvation Army Thrift Stores: up to 50% off ( 55+)
The 
Stein Mart: 20% off red dot/clearance items first Monday of every month ( 55 +)

GROCERY:

Albertson's: 10% off first Wednesday of each month ( 55 +)
American Discount Stores: 10% off every Monday ( 50 +)
Compare Foods Supermarket: 10% off every Wednesday (60+)
DeCicco Family Markets: 5% off every Wednesday (60+)
Food Lion: 60% off every Monday (60+)
Fry's Supermarket: free Fry's VIP Club Membership & 10% off every Monday ( 55 +)
Great Value Food Store: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Gristedes Supermarket: 10% off every Tuesday (60+)
Harris Teeter: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
Hy-Vee: 5% off one day a week (date varies by location)
Kroger: 10% off (date varies by location)
Morton Williams Supermarket: 5% off every Tuesday (60+)
The Plant Shed: 10% off every Tuesday ( 50 +)
Publix: 15% off every Wednesday (55+)


Rogers Marketplace: 5% off every Thursday (60+)
Uncle Guiseppe's Marketplace: 15% off (62+)

TRAVEL:

Airlines:
Alaska Airlines: 50% off (65+)

American Airlines: various discounts for 50% off non-peak periods (Tuesdays - Thursdays) (62+)and up (call before booking for discount)
Continental Airlines: no initiation fee for Continental Presidents Club & special fares for select destinations

Southwest Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)

United Airlines: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)

U.S. Airways: various discounts for ages 65 and up (call before booking for discount)

Rail:
Amtrak: 15%(62+) off  Bus:
Greyhound: 15% off (62+)
Trailways Transportation System: various discounts for ages 50+

Car Rental:
Alamo Car Rental: up to 25% off for AARP members
Avis: up to 25% off for AARP members
Budget Rental Cars: 40% off; up to 50% off for AARP members ( 50+)

Dollar Rent-A-Car: 10% off ( 50+) Enterprise Rent-A-Car: 5% off for AARP members Hertz: up to 25% off for AARP members
National Rent-A-Car: up to 30% off for AARP members

Overnight Accommodations:
Holiday Inn: 20-40% off depending on location (62+)
Best Western: 40% off (55+)

Cambria Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Waldorf Astoria - NYC $5,000 off nightly rate for Presidential Suite (55 +)
Clarion Motels: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Comfort Suites: 20%-30% off (60+)
Econo Lodge: 40% off (60+)
Hampton Inns & Suites: 40% off when booked 72 hours in advance

Hyatt Hotels: 25%-50% off (62+)
InterContinental Hotels Group: various discounts at all hotels (65+)
Mainstay Suites: 10% off with Mature Traveler's Discount (50+); 20%-30% off (60+)
Marriott Hotels: 25% off (62+)
Motel 6: Stay Free Sunday nights (60+)
Myrtle Beach Resort: 30% off ( 55 +)
Quality Inn: 40%-50% off (60+)
Rodeway Inn: 20%-30% off (60+)
Sleep Inn: 40% off (60+)


ACTIVITIES & ENTERTAINMENT :
AMC Theaters: up to 30% off ( 55 +)
Bally Total Fitness: $100 off memberships (62+)
Busch Gardens Tampa, FL: $13 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)
Carmike Cinemas: 35% off (65+)
Cinemark/Century Theaters: up to 35% off
Massage Envy - NYC 20% off all "Happy Endings" (62 +)
U.S. National Parks: $10 lifetime pass; 50% off additional services including camping (62+)
Regal Cinemas: 50% off Ripley's Believe it or Not: @ off one-day ticket ( 55 +)
SeaWorld, Orlando , FL : $3 off one-day tickets ( 50 +)

CELL PHONE DISCOUNTS :
AT&T: Special Senior Nation 200 Plan $19.99/month (65+)
Jitterbug: $10/month cell phone service ( 50 +)
Verizon Wireless: Verizon Nationwide 65 Plus Plan $29.99/month (65+).

MISCELLANEOUS:

Great Clips: $8 off haircuts (60+)
Supercuts: $8 off haircuts (60+)

Since many senior discounts are not advertised to the public, our advice to men and women over 55 is to ALWAYS ask a sales associate if that store provides a senior discount. That way, you can be sure to get the most bang for you buck

Subject: Fwd: Clorox vs. Peroxide VERY interesting

This was written by Becky Ransey of Indiana (a doctor's Wife), and I want to share it with you. She was over recently for coffee and smelled the bleach I was using to clean my toilet and counter tops. This is what she told me. 'I would like to tell you of the benefits of that Plain little ole bottle of 3% peroxide you can get for under $1.00 at any drug store.. What does bleach cost.

My husband has been in the medical field for over 36 years, And most doctors don't tell you about peroxide. Have you Ever smelled bleach in
a doctor's office? NO!!! Why? because it smells, and it is not healthy! Ask the nurses who work in the doctor's offices, and ask them if they use bleach at home. They are wiser and know better!

Did you also know bleach was invented in the late 40's? It's chlorine, folks! And it was used to kill our Troops. Peroxide was invented

during WWI in the 20's. It was used to save and help cleanse the needs of our troops and hospitals.Please think about this:

1. Take one capful (the little white cap that comes with the bottle) and hold in your mouth for 10 minutes daily, then spit it out. (I do it when I
bathe.) No more canker sores, and your teeth will be whiter without Expensive pastes. Use it instead of mouthwash.

2. Let your toothbrushes soak in a cup of peroxide to keep them free of germs.

3. Clean your counters and table tops with peroxide to kill germs and leave a fresh smell. Simply put a little on your dishrag when you
wipe, or spray it on the counters.

4. After rinsing off your wooden cutting board, pour peroxide on it to kill salmonella and other bacteria.

5. I had fungus on my feet for years until I sprayed a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and water on them(especially the toes) every night and let dry.

6. Soak any infections or cuts in 3% peroxide for five to ten minutes several times a day. My husband has seen gangrene that would not heal
with any medicine but was healed by soaking in peroxide.

7. Fill a spray bottle with a 50/50 mixture of peroxide and Water and keep it in every bathroom to disinfect without Harming your septic
system like bl each or most other Disinfectants will.

8. Tilt your head back and spray into nostrils with your 50/50 mixture whenever you have a cold, plugged sinus. It will bubble and help to
kill the bacteria. Hold for a few minutes, and then blow your nose into a tissue.

9. If you have a terrible toothache and cannot get to a dentist right away, put a capful of 3% peroxide into your mouth and hold it for ten
minutes several times a day. The pain will lessen greatly.

10. And of course, if you like a natural look to your hair, spray the 50/50 solution on your wet hair after a shower and comb it through.
You will not have the peroxide-burnt blonde hair like the hair dye packages but more natural highlights if your hair is a light brown,
reddish, or dirty blonde. It also lightens gradually, so it's not a drastic change.

11. Put half a bottle of peroxide in your bath to help get rid of boils, fungus, or other skin infections.

12. You can also add a cup of peroxide instead of bleach to a load of whites in your laundry to whiten them. If there is blood on clothing,

pour it directly on the soiled spot. Let it sit for a minute, then rub it and rinse with cold water. Repeat if necessary.

13. I use peroxide to clean my mirrors. There is no smearing, which is why I love it so much for this.

14.. Another place it's great is in the bathroom, if someone has been careless & has peed on the floor around the toilet &am p; it's begun to
smell of urine. Just put some peroxide in a spray bottle & spray. In the blink of any eye all the smell will be gone & the bacteria eliminated!

I could go on and on. It is a little brown bottle no home should be without! With prices of most necessities rising, I'm glad there's a
way to save tons of money in such a simple, healthy manner! ' This information really woke me up. I hope you gain something from it, too.

Pass it on! Clorox vs. Peroxide VERY interesting and inexpensive

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