Harmony Lodge, # 22, A.F.M.

Depot Road

P. O. Box 22 Beaufort, S.C. 29901

(843)524-6697


Second Thursday each Month Supper 6:30 Meeting 7:30
Newsletter Editor: Howard R. Harris - E-Mail: howardharris@hargray.com


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Harmony Lodge 22 Newsletter

Editor
Howard R Harris

Volume
No. X

Issue
No. 8

A.D. 2013
August
A.L. 6013


 

Howard R Harris, WM
5 Chesterfield Drive
Beaufort, SC 29906

843-
441-8317

Please contact your Lodge Secretary
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Paul S. Griffin, Secty,

One Cotton Court
Beaufort, SC 29907
843-524-8792


Your frequent appearance at our regular meetings is earnestly solicited.



Brethren,

I was a bit dismayed to see the newsletter delivered on the 15th of the month, having placed it in the service of the Post Office on July 1. I am reminded that it is sent around the barn (to Savannah, GA) before returning to Beaufort for delivery and this takes a while. Of course, being Third Class Mail, it gets short shrift in the postal pecking order anyway. What a pity! Perhaps if more of the brethren had sufficient time to prepare their schedules, we would have had a larger gathering; one does one’s best and can only hope.

As I say, we go up there every year during the last week in June and have been doing so since 1980. We like to visit the many antique malls and restaurants and drive all over the valley sightseeing. This summer, the rains have been plentiful and “the corn is as high as an elephant’s eye.” Green is the predominating color.

The Third Degree work on Thursday, July 18 proceeded as closely as possible to perfection, barring the customary over-exertion of study and memorization on the part of yours truly, but upheld in yeoman fashion by brethren who stepped forward to fill the chairs of our officers who could not attend. Thanks are due to Brother David Spears, PM, who filled the Senior Warden’s chair; Jack Jackson, PM of Unanimity Lodge 418, who stood in for the Junior Warden as well as Third Base and Lead Fellow Craft in the work; Brother Brian Bruce subbed as our Junior Deacon and Brother Joseph Giunta, PDDGM, delivered the Legend of the Third Degree. Brother Clayton Cooler, PM, sat in the Treasurer’s chair and played the role of the Wayfaring Man; Brethren Paul Griffin (our Secretary) and Terrell Altman, PM of Crocketville Lodge 248, played the roles of Second and Third Base, respectfully. I am deeply grateful to my brethren who came forward to fill all these roles and particularly to give our newly raised Brother, Clint Daniel Holmes, the service he so richly deserved. Joshua Holmes, Clint’s brother from 68 Dawson Lodge in Georgia, came to Beaufort especially to raise Clint.

I am especially grateful to Brother Paul Griffin, Secretary of Harmony Lodge, who delivered the Master’s Charge and continues to deliver the charges for all the degrees with grace and eloquence. Brother Paul is a natural!

At the writing of the report immediately preceding, I was expectant of another successful degree work and was not disappointed at all! Due to the unavoidable contingencies of life and business, some of our regular officers could not be present; however, due also to the ready cooperation of visiting brethren, all seats were filled and the work proceeded with expert alacrity. Thanks are due to our newest Master Mason, Clint Holmes, for sitting in the Junior Deacon’s chair with unaccustomed enthusiasm; Jeff Light of Port Royal Lodge 242 performed the Steward’s tasks and our own David Spears subbed for Howell Youmans in the Senior Deacon’s chair again. Not only did Joe Giunta give his usual glorious lecture on the Winding Stairs, but he doubled as our Treasurer, despite the dearth of incoming funds from our Secretary, Paul Griffin, who also gave our new Fellow Craft his Charge. Thank you, all, brothers, for helping to pass Herlan Cardenas to his Fellow Craft degree.

Fraternally,

Howard R. Harris

Worshipful Master


Brethren,

How many Grand Lodges are there in the world?

The annual Chart of Foreign Grand Lodges recognized by the forty-nine Grand Lodges of the United States lists one hundred three Grand Lodges beyond the confines of this nation.

There are, then, 5047 possible recognitions of foreign Grand Lodges by United States Grand Lodges (1963).

Have I a right to visit in any lodge under a Grand Lodge which my Grand Lodge recognizes?

If you can prove yourself a Mason by passing an examination and have a good standing card, you will have no difficulty. But your right to visit is limited. Any Master can refuse any visitor permission to visit his lodge if he believes that the visitor will injure the peace and harmony of that lodge. Many lodges do not admit visitors during election or installation communications. As a general rule, all lodges are glad to receive visitors and to make them welcome. But a lodge, like a home, is a private institution and need not admit visitors unless the head of the household (the Master) so desires. [One Hundred One Questions About Freemasonry, The Masonic Service Association, 2003]

Fraternally,

Howard R. Harris

Worshipful Master & Newsletter Editor



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Dear Brethern,

Here is the calendar for August 2013.
(A copy in Adobe PDF form is here for easy printing and reading) PUT THIS CALENDAR ON YOUR REFRIGERATOR AS A REMINDER.


Wit & Wisdom

“Nothing is more fatal to health than an overcare of it.”

-- Benjamin Franklin

“A waist is a terrible thing to mind."

-- Jane Caminos

“To be quite free one must be free to refuse.”

-- Robert Frost

“There is no sin except stupidity.”

-- Oscar Wilde

“Honesty may be the best policy, but it’s important to remember that apparently, by elimination, dishonesty is the second-best policy.”

-- George Carlin

“Fanaticism consists in redoubling your effort when you have forgotten your aim.”

-- George Santiayana



Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday Dear Brothers, Happy Birthday to you!


08.01

Paul Spivey Griffin

08.15

Robert Leroy Buckley

08.04

Arthur Gene Bellis

08.15

Richard Charles Donathan II

08.04

Miguel Angel Suarez

08.15

Cody Ryan Leake

08.05

Laurence Edward Laughlin

08.16

Robin Bicker Rigg

08.08

D. Henry Garbade, Jr.

08.21

Ralph Ray Kearns

08.08

Michael Brice Spade

08.21

Craig Poff

08.09

Tyler Andrew Melnick

08.21

William Thomas Pridgen

08.09

Michael Grier O’Neill

08.23

Leslie Adam Bryson

08.11

Donald Martin

08.25

Anthony Epperson

08.11

Birger Kristian Rasmussen II

08.25

Lavon Hair

08.11

Richard Milton Reese

08.27

Delmer “Rusty” Hollingsworth

08.12

Ray Lee Harvey

08.29

Tony Angelo Proctor

08.14

Sgt. Cody Wayne Holloman

08.29

William Russel Spaulding

08.14

Gerald Sauls

08.30

Stephen Paul Prince






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South Carolina Grand Lodge Official Web Site.

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Harmony Lodge history, 1756 to 1983.

Update to Harmony Lodge history from 1983 to 2000.

Most current Update to Harmony Lodge history from 1984 to 2009. - Under construction

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Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2013.

July 2013 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

June 2013 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

May 2013 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

April 2013 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

March 2013 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

February 2013 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

January 2013 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.



Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2012.

December 2012 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

November 2012 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

October 2012 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

September 2012 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

August 2012 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

July 2012 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.(Undergoing temp maintenance.)

June 2012 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

May 2012 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

April 2012 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

March 2012 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

February 2012 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

January 2012 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.



Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2011.

December 2011 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

November 2011 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

October 2011 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

September 2011 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

August 2011 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

July 2011 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

June 2011 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

May 2011 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

April 2011 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

March 2011 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

February 2011 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

January 2011 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2010

Trestleboard Articles for 2010.

Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2009

Trestleboard Articles for 2009.

Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2008

Trestleboard Articles for 2008.

Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2007

Trestleboard Articles for 2007.

Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2006

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Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2005

Trestleboard Articles for 2005.

Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2004

Trestleboard Articles for 2004.

Trestleboard and Lodge News Letters 2003

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Trestleboard Articles 2002

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Trestleboard Articles 2001

Trestleboard Articles for 2001.

Trestleboard Articles 2000

Trestleboard Articles for 2000.



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Harmony Lodge By-Laws "are under construction" and are formated for WEB page presentation only. For an EXACT copy as published and approved by the Grand Lodge, please read the "By-Laws" in Adobe PDF format that you can print from the following link:

Here is the exact By-Laws in .PDF format.
(A copy in Adobe PDF form is here for easy printing and reading).



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