Last updated 19 June 2017
News and Events for the 25th - 30th Masonic Districts
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Two cemetery plots at the Florence Memorial Gardens on Cashua Drive in Florence. Price: $1,500 EACH. Please contact W. Bro. Larry Robbins at 843 250-0402.
Save the Date. June 24, 2017
In celebration of the 300th Anniversary of Freemasonry, the AFM Club of Spartanburg County will confer the Master Mason Degree on one candidate. This Degree will be conferred in Traditional Observance Form with candle lights and classical music.
Where: Saint John's 333 (Downtown Spartanburg Masonic Temple)
When: June 24, 2017
Time: Meal at 6pm. Degree at 7pm.
All Degree Team members will wear a coat and tie.
We recommend but will not require that all those in attendance to at least wear a shirt and tie.
Obituary for Larry Joe Robbins
Larry Joe Robbins, 68, of Florence, passed away on Friday, June 16,
Mr. Robbins was born in Rocky Mount, NC a son of the late George Leroy Robbins and Myrtle Frances Bradley Robbins. He was an engineer for CSX Railroad for 28 years retiring in 1995 and was a member of Grace Baptist Church and a very active member of the Hampton Lodge #204 AFM, where he was Worshipful Master three times and District Deputy Grand Master of the 27th Masonic District and had just received his 40 year pin.
He was preceded in death by his parents; step-mother, Vivian Robbins; sister, Doris Pryor and grandson, Angel Walters.
Surviving are his wife, Gloria Israel Robbins of Florence; daughters, Mandy (Joel) Roth and Stacy (David Walters, III) Robbins, both of Florence; godson, James Nelson of Florence; grandchildren, Lennox Roth, David Walters, IV and Dixie Walters; sister, Rochelle Adams of New Bern, NC and brother-in-law, Steve (Susan) Israel of Florence.
The family will receive friends from 6 – 8 PM Monday, June 19, 2017 at Stoudenmire-Dowling Funeral Home. 2402 South Irby Street in Florence, SC 843 662-5251.
Funeral services will be held at 2:30 PM Tuesday at Grace Baptist Church. 2400 3rd Loop Road in Florence, SC 843 662-5122.
Burial will follow in Florence Memorial Gardens. 3320 South Cashua Dr. in Florence SC 843 662-9712.
4130 Flowers Road
Florence, SC 29505
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R. Mitchell Floyd P.M.
3373 Young Charles Dr.
Florence, SC 29501
25th Masonic District
RWB Danny Johnson Jr., District Deputy Grand Master - 843.858.1438 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Aurora N0. 33 AFM - 136 Red Bluff St., Clio, SC 29525 - Stated Meeting: First Tuesday, 7:30 PM
Cheraw N0. 15 AFM - 213 Third St., Cheraw, SC 29520 - Stated Meeting: Second Monday, 7:30 PM
Chesterfield N0. 220 AFM - Green St, just off E Main St., Chesterfield, SC 29709 - Stated Meeting: Second Thursday, 7:30 PM
Hartsville N0. 173 AFM - 411 W Home Ave., Hartsville, SC 29550 - Stated Meeting: Second Thursday, 7:30 PM
Lamar N0. 287 AFM - 106 E Main St., Lamar, SC 29069 - Stated Meeting: First Monday, 7:30 PM
Macedonia N0. 239 AFM - 390 E Elizabeth St., Jefferson, SC 29718 - Stated Meeting: First Tuesday, 7:30 PM
Marlboro N0. 88 AFM - 106 McColl St., Bennettsville, SC 29512 - Stated Meeting: First Thursday, 7:00 PM
McBee N0. 313 AFM - 11th Street (sometimes shown as 11th Ave)., McBee, SC 29101 - Stated Meeting: 2nd Monday, 7:30 PM
Mt Moriah N0. 58 AFM - 401 S Pearl St., Pageland, SC 29728 - Stated Meeting: First Monday, 7:30 PM
Ruby N0. 314 AFM - 176 Thurman Ave., Ruby, SC 29741 - Stated Meeting: First Monday, 7:30 PM
St David’s N0. 72 AFM - Intersection of Elliott St & Periwinkle St., Darlington, SC 29532 - Stated Meeting: 2nd Tuesday, 7:30 PM
26th Masonic District
RWB Jack Lee Davis Jr, District Deputy Grand Master - 843.709.6034 - email@example.com
Benton N0. 26 AFM - 402 S Hill St., Timmonsville, SC 29161 - Stated Meeting: First Thursday, 7:30 PM
Beulah N0. 259 AFM - 420 E Main St., Olanta, SC 29114 - Stated Meeting: Second Tuesday, 8:00 PM
Bishopville N0. 104 AFM - 509 Cousar St.,Bishopville, SC 29010 - Stated Meeting: First Monday, 8:00 PM
Claremont N0. 64 AFM - 215 Alice Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 - Stated Meeting: Third Thursday, 8:00 PM
Fidelity N0. 394 AFM - 1044 Morris St., Turbeville, SC 29162 - Stated Meeting: Fourth Tuesday, 8:00 PM
Hillcrest N0. 397 AFM - 2795 Frierson Rd., Dalzell, SC 29040 - Stated Meeting: First Thursday, 7:30 PM
Lucknow N0. 212 AFM - 3293 Lucknow Rd., Lucknow, SC 29010 - Stated Meeting: First Thursday, 7:30 PM
Oak Grove N0. 378 AFM - 5165 Sardis Hwy., Timmonsville, SC 29160- Stated Meeting: 2nd Thursday, 7:30 PM
Patesville N0. 295 AFM - 3513 Una Road., Bishopville, SC 29010 - Stated Meeting: First Thursday, 7:30 PM
Spring Hill N0. 188 AFM - 3980 Spring Hill Rd., Rembert, SC 29128 - Stated Meeting: Second Monday, 8:00 PM
Sumter N0. 364 AFM - 215 Alice Drive, Sumter, SC 29150 - Stated Meeting: First Monday, 8:00 PM
27th Masonic District
RWB Donald James Cribb, Jr., District Deputy Grand Master
Amity N0. 340 AFM - 3019 S Cashua Dr., Florence, SC 29501 - Stated Meeting: Third Monday
Flintville N0. 158 AFM - 4120 Armfield Rd., Effingham, SC 29541 - Stated Meeting: First Thursday
Hampton N0. 1204 AFM - 206 S McQueen St., Florence, SC 29501 - Stated Meeting: First Monday
Hannah N0. 298 AFM - 1305 W Hwy 378 (Myrtle Beach Hwy), Pamplico (Hannah), SC 29583 - Stated Meeting: 2nd Thursday
Johnsonville N0. 365 AFM - 160 E Broadway, Johnsonville, SC 29555 - Stated Meeting: First Thursday, 7:30 PM
Lake City N0. 193 AFM - 116 W Camp Branch Rd., Scranton, SC 29591 - Stated Meeting: First Thursday
Lebanon N0. 48 AFM - 116 W Camp Branch Rd., Scranton, SC 29591 - Stated Meeting: Second Tuesday
Leo N0. 310 AFM - 2215 Vox Hwy., Johnsonville, SC 29555 - Stated Meeting: First Tuesday
Pamplico N0. 324 AFM - 110 Trade St., Pamplico, SC 29583 - Stated Meeting: Second Tuesday
Robert Burns N0. 337 AFM - 156 Gause Canal Rd., Coward, SC 29530 - Stated Meeting: Third Tuesday
28th Masonic District
RWB Thomas H Lee Jr., District Deputy Grand Master - 843.845.3064 - firstname.lastname@example.org
Acacia N0. 169 AFM - 2938 Burke Rd., Dillon, (Floydale) SC - Stated Meeting: Second Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Meal at 7:00 PM
Blue N0. 142 AFM - 2724 Gaddys Mill Rd., Dillon, SC 29536 - Stated Meeting: First Wednesday, 8:00 PM, Meal at 7:30 PM
Centenary N0. 312 AFM - Alice Ave., Marion (Centenary), SC 29519 - Stated Meeting: 2nd Thursday, 7:30 PM, Meal at 7:00 PM
Clinton N0. 60 AFM - 205 E Godbold St., Marion, SC 29571-3635 - Stated Meeting: Second Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Meal at 7:00 PM
Dalcho N0. 160 AFM - 102 N Mauldin St., Latta, SC 29565 - Stated Meeting: First Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Meal at 7:00 PM
Damascus N0. 1161 AFM - 114 E Proctor St., Mullins, SC 29574 - Stated Meeting: First Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Meal at 7:00 PM
Fork N0. 258 AFM - 1818 Ira Rd., Fork, SC 29543 - Stated Meeting: Third Thursday, 7:30 PM, Meat at 7:00 PM
Hillsboro N0. 308 AFM - 04 Peachtree St., Lake View, SC 29563 - Stated Meeting: First Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Meal at 7:00 PM
Little Pee Dee N0. 83 AFM - 83 Lodge St., Nichols., SC 29581 - Stated Meeting: First Thursday, 7:30 PM, Meal at 7:00 PM
Mackey N0. 77 AFM - S 3rd Ave at W Hampton St., Dillon, SC 29536 - Stated Meeting: First Monday, 7:30 PM, Meal at 6:45 PM
29th Masonic District
RWB Gordon Best, District Deputy Grand Master - 843.458.2678 email@example.com
Conway N0. 65 AFM - 903 15th Ave., Conway, SC 29526 - Stated Meeting: Second Monday, 7:30 PM Meal at 6:30 PM
Graddy N0. 257 AFM -842 S Main St., Aynor, SC 29511 - Stated Meeting: First Monday, 7:30 PM, Meal at 6:45 PM
Grand Strand N0.392 AFM - 919 6th Ave S., North Myrtle Beach, SC 29582- Stated Meeting: 2nd Monday,7:30PM Meal at 6:45PM
Horry N0. 381 AFM - 903 15th Ave., Conway, SC 29526 - Stated Meeting: Stated Meeting: 1st Tuesday, 7:30 PM Meal at 6:45 PM
Jordanville N0.297 AFM - 9400 Block of Pee Dee Hwy., Conway, SC 29527 -Stated Meeting:1st
Tuesday,7:30PM Meal at 6:30 PM
Loris N0. 205 AFM - 3517 Casey St., Loris, SC 29569 - Stated Meeting: First Monday, 7:30 PM,Meal at 6:45 PM
Murrells Inlet N0. 368 AFM - 620 Collins Ave., Murrells Inlet, SC 29576 - Stated Meeting: Second Tuesday, 8:00 PM, Meal at 7:15
Myrtle Beach N0.353 AFM-900 block of US Hwy 501,Myrtle Beach,SC 29577-Stated Meeting:2nd Tuesday 7:30PM,Meal @7:00PM
Pawleys Island N0.409 AFM-75 Haunted Trail Rd,Pawleys Island, SC 29585-Stated Meeting1st Thursday, 8:00 PM,Meal@7:15PM
Seaside N0.419 AFM - 900 block of US Hwy 501, Myrtle Beach, SC 29577-Stated Meeting:1st Tuesday, 7:30 PM, Meal at 6:45 PM
Socastee N0.421 AFM-7650 Butler Rd, Myrtle Beach,(Socastee),SC 29588-Stated Meeting:3rd Tuesday,7:30PM, Meal at 7:00 PM
Winyah N0. 40 AFM - 2617 S Fraser St., Georgetown, SC 29440 - Stated Meeting: First Tuesday, 7:00 PM, Meal at 6:30 PM
30th Masonic District
RWB Phillip P Cockfield Jr., District Deputy Grand Master - 843.616.2686 firstname.lastname@example.org
Berkeley N0. 269 AFM - 301 California Ave., Moncks Corner, SC 29461 - Stated Meeting: 2nd Thursday, 8:00 PM Meal at 7:30 PM
Harpers N0. 225 AFM - 11 W Main St., Andrews, SC 29510 - Stated Meeting: First Thursday, 8:00 PM Meal at 7:00 PM
Indiantown N0. 165 AFM - 102 W George St., Hemingway, SC 29554 - Stated Meeting: Third Thursday, 7:30 PM
Inglesby N0. 267 AFM - 44 Taylor St., Greeleyville, SC 29056 - Stated Meeting: First Tuesday, 8:00 PM
Kingstree N0. 46 AFM - 313 E Main St., Kingstree, SC 29556 - Stated Meeting: Second Thursday, 8:00 PM
Mt Hope N0. 128 AFM - 110 Brick Church Circle, St Stephen, SC 29479 - Stated Meeting: Second Monday, 8:00 PM
St Peter’s N0. 54 AFM - 232 E Boyce, Manning, SC 29102 - Stated Meeting: Second Monday, 8:00 PM
The Masonic symbolism of the letter "G"
G is the seventh letter from the latin alphabet and the ninth out of the Romanian one. The Masonic symbolism of ‘G’ letter, whose normal position is ‘polar’, close to the letter I, letter of the first name of God.
This approach is justified by the fact that the letter G, following Rene Guenon’s writings, cannot be considered a true symbol. This letter belonged to the modern languages that have nothing sacred or traditional but “strands for God”, just like in the English rituals. Being the initial of the word “God”, the letter was regarded as a substitute for the Hebrew “Iod”, a symbol of the Principle or of the Unity. The English Freemasons have identified the three letters of “God” with the three Hebrew words: “Gamel, Oz, Dabar (Beauty, Strength, Wisdom).
At the same time, the G letter stands in front of the seven arts and the liberal sciences: Grammar and Geometry – which can be encountered in the eldest manuscripts 9215/1390 A.D., Regius Manuscript („The Regius Manuscript - A Poem of Moral Duties”):
Grammar is the first science I know,
Dialect the second, so I have I bliss,
Rhetoric the third without doubt,
Music is the fourth, as I you say,
Astronomy is the fifth, by my snout,
Arithmetic the sixth, without doubt,
Geometry the seventh maketh an end, (…)
Geometry the seventh science it is,
Out of which Geometry, the seventh, is considered to be Freemasonry.
In the history of Esotericism, the G letter is often linked to the spiral. The spiral is a concept taken from Buddhism, a religion embraced by the Theosophers and the Theosophical Society. Theosophy is characterized by the concept of “The Great Brotherhood of Man”, a phenomenon inspired by the Masonic Order.
Thus, for the Freemasons, the spiral is the path of ascension to knowledge.
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/
28th district web site = www.mastermason.com/sc28/
Hillcrest Masonic Lodge N0.397 = www.hillcrestlodge397.com
Pawley’s Island N0. 409 Web Site = http://www.mastermason.com/PI409/
Scottish rite web site = www.scottishrite.org
ShrinersHospitalWeb Site =
Socastee O.E.S. Chapter N0.301 = http://www.mastermason.com/PI409/oes301/oes301.html
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 MoserS.C. Masonic Research Society = www.scmrs.org
South Carolina Rainbow Girls = www.sciorg.org
S. C. York Rite E-mail web site = www.scgyr.org
Spartanburg AFM website = www.SpartanburgAFM.com
tWalden Lodge N0.274 Greenvillewebsite = www.waldenlodge274afm.org/ http://www.masonhost.info
For someone to give the 2nd degree lecture, call Wayne Mears at 843 393-4695, DarlingtonSC For someone to give the 2nd & 3rd degree lectures, call Roger Lane at 843 229-2343 email@example.com , Florence SC For someone to give all three lectures, call Ellison Messick at 843 669-0102, Florence SC For assistance with putting on any Degree, please contact Larry Robbins in Florenceat home 843 665-7889, or cell 843 250-0402. HartsvilleSC.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 speak at your Ladies Night Banquet or any other Masonic function, please contact James R. “Randy” McDonald, PDDGM, at RMCDONALD@WILLIAMSBURGFNB.COM or telephone, home843 374-3027, work 843 678-8562, or cell843 617-6733. For someone to give the Third Degree lecture call Danny Johnson Jr., from Hartsville, at 843 857-4387
Scottish Rite Assistance: For assistance with the Scottish Rite Master Craftsman courses I or II, please call RW Ellison Messick at 843 669-0102.
Ancient Free Masons license plates
I have just determined that other non recognized Masonic organizations have recently obtained approval fora 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 thatthe Prince Hall Grand Lodge is also applying for a license plate and Ido not know what Designation thatthey will be using. This means that there will be at lest three different Square, Compasses, andletter 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 Brotherwillhave 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 designationsstraight. It will be up to the Brother purchasing the License Plate.
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.
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Grand Master of all Masons in South Carolina.
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