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

Depot Road

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

(843)524-6697


Supper 6:30 Meeting 7:30

Craig B. Dopson, WM                  Robert V. Pinkston, Secretary Emeritus                  Kevin U. Ennis, PDDGM,

P.O.box 279                     Regular Communication: Second Thursday                      PDDGM, Secretary

  St. Helena, SC 29920                                                                                                                   P.O. Box 22

843-812-7977                                                                                                                                 Beaufort, SC 29901 

    843-252-1142

Please contact your Lodge Secretary to delermine your dues and memberhip status.



O.E.S. 1st Tuesday, 8:00 PM
Rainbow Girls 1st & 3rd Mondays, 7:00 PM



Your frequent appearance at our regular meetings is earnestly solicited.


Trestleboard NewsLetter, December 2011.




Craig B. Dopson WM

Brethren, ,

This is my last letter as Master of Harmony Lodge. It has been a bittersweet experience for me. This past year has been one of the toughest and yet one of the most rewarding in my life as a Mason. I want to thank each of our officers for their part this year, Paul Griffin, Howard Harris, Christian Sherbert, Sonny Gay, Kevin Ennis and Johnny Harvey. “A job well done, gentlemen.” To David Spears, Moe Morgan, Charlie Spears, Joe Giunta, Henry Garbade, Terrell Altman and so many others: Thank you for stepping in and helping when we needed you.

We accomplished a few things this past year. We raised numerous good men to the sublime degree of Master Mason. There were more things I wish we could have done but, due to unavoidable circumstances, we didn’t have time.

Thanksgiving has just passed. I hope everyone took time to reflect upon the great blessings we each have. We are truly blessed to be able to be with our families and friends during the holidays. We need to remember those in our Armed Forces who are away from home defending us, so we may have the privileges that we take for granted every day.

As we enter the Christmas Season, be especially careful in your travels and in your daily affairs. This is the time of year when accidents seem to abound. As always, remember that Jesus is the Reason for the Season. In the hustle and bustle, we sometimes forget exactly what we are celebrating.

As the saying goes, behind every good man is a good woman. I wish to thank my wife for her constant help and understanding this year.

Thank you once again for a most memorable year.

Fraternally,

Craig Dopson,

Worshipful Master



Brethren, ,

Originally, the term to worship meant to pay the honor and reverence that was due to one who was worthy; it meant deference paid to some object or person of great importance; hence, worshipful means being full of the qualities deserving of such deference. It is derived from the Anglo-Saxon weorthe which means worth and scipe which means ship; hence a state or condition of worthiness. Originally, the term to worship meant to pay the honor and reverence that was due to one who was worthy; it meant deference paid to some object or person of great importance; hence, worshipful means being full of the qualities deserving of such deference. It is derived from the Anglo-Saxon weorthe which means worth and scipe which means ship; hence a state or condition of worthiness.

Worshipful was used in medieval times to describe one’s parents, officers of the state, prelates, etc. and signified that such persons were of high station and were entitled to deferential respect. It is still commonly used in England as a title of honor given to municipal and judicial officers. Thus, the mayors of small towns and justices of the peace are called Worshipful and mayors of large cities are called Right Worshipful. This usage has been adopted and retained by our fraternity as a title of honor and respect when addressing the Master of a Lodge and the Officers of the Grand Lodge.

Few Masonic words are less understood by the public. Some ridicule has come upon the fraternity from those who suppose that it is used by Masons to signify that the person being addressed is worthy of worship and is being deified. Nothing could be further from the truth; it has no sacred or religious implication.

From Mackey’s Encyclopedia of Freemasonry, Masonic Vocabulary and The Masonic Trowel

Fraternally,

Paul Griffin

Senior Warden



Brethren, ,

The holiday season is upon us and I would ask that each of us pause and reflect on the many gifts The Great Architect of the Universe has bestowed on us. We have much to be thankful for. We live in the greatest country on earth and are afforded freedoms and privileges like no other.

Harmony No. 22 is busy with candidate work and other activities, including our Regular Communication in December when elections are to be held. Please come out and help us elect and install our Officers for the ensuing Masonic year.

If you have not already paid your dues for 2012 ($65.25), please submit them as soon as you can. It is important for the operation of your lodge to have our dues money paid in a timely manner.

Please enjoy your family, friends and fraternity during this holiday season!

Respectfully and Fraternally,

Kevin V. Ennis, PDDGM

Secretary



Brethren,

Why are we called "Freemasons?"

There are many theories: a man was a Freemason because his ancestors were not slaves nor was he a slave; he was so called because he was free within his Guild, or free of the Guild’s laws and could thus “travel in foreign countries” and work where he would; he was a Freemason because he worked in freestone, which is any stone which can be cut, smoothed or carved in any direction; he was free when he had passed his apprenticeship and had become a Fellow of the Craft; he was free when he had left the status of serf or villain and had legally become free. Probably at one time or another, masons were called Freemasons for any of these reasons or for all of them. The consensus leans to the theory that the Freemason was such because of his skill, knowledge and abilities which set him free of those conditions, laws, rules and customs which circumscribed masons of lesser abilities in the Cathedral building age.

[One Hundred One Questions About Freemasonry, The Masonic Service Association, 2003]

Perhaps you are curious about taking the next step in your masonic journey and wish to know about The Scottish Rite or the York Rite, the Shriners, the St. Andrew Society, the Eastern Star or other appendant organizations. All you have to do is ask! Give me a call, drop me a line, or Google it yourself. Your mother lodge (Harmony) stands ready to answer your questions and assist you in your journey. Our human resources are abundant and happy to help.

As I write this on Thanksgiving morning, I can only hope you are having a very happy Thanksgiving holiday with family and friends. I spent my Thanksgiving morning repairing my mailbox and doing a couple of “honey-do’s” my wife required of me; but now I am ready to relax and welcome friends and enjoy my darling’s splendid efforts in the culinary department. She has been up since 0500 working on the necessaries and it is my intention to pay due respect to her admirable investment in time and effort.

As it is a possibility that I am about to rise to the position of Senior Warden, it will become my first duty to select a Junior Deacon. I appeal to the brethren: “Come forward and provide me ONE WILLING VOLUNTEER to be the Junior Deacon of Harmony Lodge 22 for 2012. The few requirements are that you attend regular communications and lodge work regularly and dependably, are able to memorize a few pertinent lines and can carry a big stick. Let me know at your earliest opportunity, please.

Fraternally,

Howard R. Harris

Junior Warden & Newletter Editor


Note: Your newsletter editor needs your correct/updated email address; please send it to him at howardharris@hargray.com.


“The cable tow is thus a symbol for the cord or bond of love, which should unite the whole fraternity. Its length or the length of your cable tow is the sacrifice you are willing to make on behalf of your brethren. It is in your heart, not to be measured by miles. It is not gauged by distances, but by the deed. It should correspond to immensity of the monitorial Lodge, and to do so should span the earth, touching wherever there is sorrow or distress. This is only a small part. I hope to have this available on our website in full. Please look for it, as you read our By Laws at www.AFM22.org.”



From Home Page WEB Manager

Dear Brethern,

Here is the calendar for January 2012.
(A copy in Adobe PDF form is here for easy printing and reading) PUT THIS CALENDAR ON YOUR REFRIGERATOR AS A REMINDER.


Wit & Wisdom

“A dream you dream alone may be a dream, but a dream two people dream together is a reality.”

-- John Lennon

“Sanity and happiness are an impossible combination.”

-- Mark Twain

“Our doubts are traitors and make us lose the good we often might win, by fearing to attempt.”

-- Jane Addams

“Personality can open doors, but only character can keep them open.”

-- Elmer G. Letteman

“You might as well fall flat on your face as lean over too far backward.”

-- James Thurber

“Forty is the old age of youth; 50 is the youth of old age.”

-- Victor hugo



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


12.01 Craig Bernard Dopson

12.19 Christopher Robert Emde

12.01 David Scott Spears

12.19 Robert Van Pinkston, Jr.

12.02 James Edward Lamie

12.20 John Myrick Griffin, Jr.

12.04 Charles Frederick Weickhardt

12.21 James Edwards Horton, Jr.

12.07 John W. Lovell II

12.21 Michael Clenent West

12.10 John Kirkland Hogue

12.26 Justin Michael Manning

12.13 Clayton Howard Cooler

12.27 Bruce Wayne Szelewa

12.15 Anothony Wayne Key

12.31 Julian Donald Hightower



Harmony Lodge pictures.



South Carolina Grand Lodge Official Web Site.

South Carolina Masonic Research Society Official Web Site.

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

Masonic information, "What's A Mason?"



Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2011- Under construction.

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.

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

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

Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2010.

December 2010 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

November 2010 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

October 2010 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

September 2010 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

August 2010 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

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February 2010 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

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Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2009

Trestleboard Articles for 2009.

Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2008

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Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2007

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Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2006

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Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2005

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Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2004

Trestleboard Articles for 2004.

Trestleboard and Lodge News Letters 2003

Trestleboard Articles for 2003.

Trestleboard Articles 2002

Trestleboard Articles for 2002.

Trestleboard Articles 2001

Trestleboard Articles for 2001.

Trestleboard Articles 2000

Trestleboard Articles for 2000.



Dear Brethren,

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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