Masonic Flashlight

Last updated 10 Feb 2016

News and Events for the 25th - 30th Masonic Districts

 

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Degree Work:

January  14 (Thursday) CHANGED! Third Degree at Claremont Lodge, 215 Alice Drive, in Sumter at 7:00 p.m. Light refreshments will be served. 

CHANGED TO:

February 11 (Thursday) Third Degree at Claremont Lodge, 215 Alice Drive, in Sumter at 7:30 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.

 

February 16 (Tuesday)  Third Degree at Amity Lodge, 3019 South Cashua Dr., in Florence at 7:00 pm. Supper will be served.

 

Events;

February 13 (Saturday)  Sweetheart Day at Claremont Lodge, 215 Alice Drive, in Sumter from 1:00 pm until 3:00 pm.

February 29 (Monday)

Brethren, 
Right Worshipful Jack L Davis, Jr. has communicated to me that the Grand Lodge is having a Special Communication, at 6:00pm
 Monday, February 29, 2016 
@ 


Kershaw Lodge No. 29 AFM ,
 833 John G Richards Way
Camden, SC 29020.

All Entered Apprentice, Fellowcraft and Master Masons are requested to attend. 
Meal starts at 6:30pm, Grand Lodge Communication follows. 

John Reames
​Master 
Claremont Lodge No. 64 AFM​

803-720-9488

​J.C. Jones
Secretary
Sumter Lodge No. 364 AFM
803-964-4927

March 10 (Thursday)

Pancake supper fundraiser at Amity Lodge, 3019 South Cashua Dr., in Florence from 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., eat in or take out for a $7.00 donation. This is a joint fundraiser with Hampton and Amity Lodges of Florence.

March 24 (Thursday)

Pancake supper fundraiser at Benton Lodge, 402 South Hill Street, in Timmonsville 5:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m., eat in or take out for a $7.00 donation.

Stated Meetings;

February 11 (Thursday): Regular Communications at Berkley Lodge, 301 California Avenue in Monks Corner at 7:30 p.m.

 

February 11 (Thursday): Regular Communications at Centenary Lodge, Alice Avenue in Marion at 7:00 p.m.

 

February 11 (Thursday): Regular Communications at Chesterfield Lodge, 220 Green Street in Chesterfield at 7:00 p.m.

 

February 11 (Thursday): Regular Communications at Hannah Lodge, 1305 West Hwy 378 near Pamplico at 7:00 p.m.

 

February 11 (Thursday): Regular Communications at Hartsville lodge, 411 West Home Avenue in Hartsville at 7:00 p.m.

 

February 11 (Thursday): Regular Communications at Kingstree Lodge, 313 East Main Street in Kingstree at 7:30 p.m.

 

February 11 (Thursday): Regular Communications at Oak Grove Lodge, 5165 Sardis Hwy, near Timmonsville at 7:00 p.m.

 

February 15 (Monday): Regular Communications at Amity Lodge, 3019 South Cashua Drive in Florence at 7:00 p.m.

 

February 16 (Tuesday): Regular Communications at Robert Burns Lodge, 156 Gause Canal Road in Coward at 7:00 p.m.

 

February 16 (Tuesday): Regular Communications at Socastee Lodge, 7650 Butler Road in Myrtle Beach (Socastee) at 7:00 p.m.

 

February 18 (Thursday): Regular Communications at Claremont Lodge, 215 Alice Drive in Sumter at 7:30 p.m.

 

February 18  (Thursday): Regular Communications at Indiantown Lodge, 102 West George Street in Hemingway at 7:00 p.m.

 

February 18 (Thursday): Regular Communications Fork Lodge, 1818 Ira Road in Fork at 7:00 p.m.

 

February 23 (Tuesday): Regular Communications at Fidelity Lodge, 1044 Morris Street in Turbeville at 7:30 p.m

 


25th - 30th Masonic Districts

25th Masonic District

 

RWB Danny Johnson Jr., District Deputy Grand Master - 843.858.1438 - dannyjr@namachine.net

 

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 Davidís 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 - jackthehorseshoer@hotmail.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 - tomhlee78@att.net

 

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 gwbestwuzfuz@gmail.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 phillipcockfield@yahoo.com 

 

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 Peterís 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.

 

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/

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 =

http://www.shrinershq.org/Hospitals/_Hospitals_for_Children/Research/Biomedical_Research_Highlights.aspx  

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  rlane7@sc.rr.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.

     

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.
      

 

 

 

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 Grand Master of all Masons in South Carolina.


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