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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


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

Harmony Lodge 22 Newsletter

Editor
Howard R Harris

Volume
No. X

Issue
No. 6

A.D. 2013
June
A.L. 6013


 

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

843-
441-8317

Please contact your Lodge Secretary
to determine your dues and membership status.

Paul S. Griffin, Secty,

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


Your frequent appearance at our regular meetings is earnestly solicited.



Brethren,

Thursday, May 30, the Lodge passed Brother Clint Daniel Holmes, EA to his Fellow Craft degree. Brother Holmes returned his proficiency, guided by Brother Christian Sherbert, our Senior Warden. I am proud of my officers, especially Brother Scott Robinson, PM, who was Brother Holmes’ coach. Brother Robinson has had to brush up on his Red Book after several years without one and has done a fine job. Thank you, Brother Joseph Giunta for giving an excellent lecture and Brother Chuck Weickhardt for occupying the Senior Deacon’s chair. Brother Youmans had to attend to a family emergency at the very last minute; I hope all is well with him. Brother Aaron Stephens was kind enough to occupy the Junior Deacon’s chair, as Brother Martin Thomas was on duty in law enforcement. It is a good feeling as Worshipful Master to have such dedicated brethren to fill in for absent officers. Thank you all.

The 276th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Freemasons of South Carolina was held at the Sheraton Myrtle Beach Hotel on April 25-26 and was its customary success. Our newly elected Junior Grand Warden is Right Worshipful Brother Mike Smith, SGIG of the Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite in South Carolina; and our newly appointed District Deputy Grand Master of District Four is Right Worshipful Brother Henry Garbade of American Lodge No. 98 in Ridgeland.

Our next Regular Communication will take place on Thursday, June 13 at 7:00 pm, preceded by our regular meal at 6:30. This communication is very important and I urge you all to attend. We will discuss the installation of a concrete ramp to enable persons with wheelchairs, crutches and canes to access the lodge without having to use the steps. This is a first step toward making our lodge handicap accessible. The next step will be the installation of a power chair lift for the stairs. Since these changes to the lodge are of major importance, you will want to attend to have your opinion heard.

As far as the handicap ramp goes, the funds for this project have already been donated by the Sisters of the Eastern Star; the required plans and legal documentation have already been obtained. It only remains to establish the location of the ramp. We all have our ideas: should the ramp be in the front or the back? In my opinion this is the only issue that remains to be discussed. All the brethren who have given me their ideas so far have good reasons for building the ramp either in the front or at the kitchen door. I’m anxious to know what YOU think, so please show up and let me know.

Our next degree work will be on Thursday, June 20, when we will initiate a new candidate into the fraternity. No doubt many brethren will be curious to see their new companion emigrate from the outer darkness to the inner light, as we have all done. You know what I’m asking you to do. Come to the lodge; enjoy the fellowship and social intercourse of your brethren; experience once again the joys of freemasonry at Harmony Lodge No. 22, A.F.M. I look forward to your friendly and brotherly grip, etc.

Fraternally,

Howard R. Harris

Worshipful Master


Brethren,

Why “Grand” Lodge? What is grand about it?

Grand is used in the same sense as in grand total, grandfather, meaning first, principal, most important. It does not mean a lodge which is “grand” in the sense that it is big, impressive, beautiful, as when the word is used in a grand spectacle, or a grand performance.

What is the Grand Lodge?

Grand Lodge is the governing body of Freemasonry within a certain territory. In the United States, the Grand Lodge is the governing body of Masonry in each State and in the District of Columbia. It is composed of its officers and its permanent members: usually past officers, and the Masters, Wardens and Past Masters, of the several lodges. Some Grand Lodges also authorize a special lodge representative. Grand Lodges usually meet once a year, a few meet twice a year, one has three meetings each year and there are two which have five meetings in the year. The Grand Lodge has as its presiding officer the Grand Master and the legislation of the Grand Lodge is binding upon all Masons within its territory and upon all lodges under its jurisdiction.

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

Fraternally,

Howard R. Harris

Newsletter Editor & WM



Brethren,

It has been great seeing so many faces old and new at the Lodge this spring. And I know it goes without saying how nice it was to see our very own 33rd degree Laurence Laughlin back in the Lodge. I think he may be the only Mason I know who may make it as a brother for over 100 years.

Below I have outlined a brief quiz of fill-in-the-blank answers on Masonic Symbols. For the answers, please email me, Christian Sherbert, at Christian@islandrealy.info.

 

Masonic Symbol Quiz

1-Acacia sprigs were planted by the Hebrew people at the head of a grave for the dual purpose of marking the grave and to show their belief in __________.

2-The modern Masonic Altar, within the Masonic Lodge, upon which resides the Holy Book(s), is a symbol of our place of _________ with the Supreme Architect of the Universe.

3-The Masonic Eye is symbolic of the Eye of _____.  It is the symbol of His Divine watchfulness and His ever present care of the universe.

4-The Masonic Sheaf of Corn, in King Solomon’s day, represented part of the _____ reaped from the Master Masons’ labors.

5-The Cable Tow is part of the dress of a candidate in which he agrees to go to the ___ of a Brother with all his power...”if it be within the length of his tow rope.”

 

Also a little Masonic Humor for your day:

A man is walking through the recreation ground of his local park when he notices a huge fight going on in full fury on the football field he is passing.

“What’s going on?” he asks a spectator, watching from the side-lines.

The other replies “It’s a match between the Masons and the Knights of Columbus.”

“What’s the score?” asks the first man.

“I don’t know. It’s a secret.”

Fraternally,

Christian E. Sherbert

Senior Warden


Note: Your newsletter editor (WM) needs your correct/updated email address; also your birthday (MM/DD). Please call him or send it to him at 843-524-0981 (home) or 843-441-8317 (mobile) or howardharris@hargray.com.



From Home Page WEB Manager

Dear Brethern,

Here is the calendar for June 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

“An ounce of history is worth a pound of logic.”

-- Oliver Wendell Holmes

“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”

-- Marcus Aurelius

“You grow up the day you have your first real laugh at yourself.”

-- Ethel Barrymore

“One of the things being in politics has taught me is that men are not a reasoned or reasonable sex.”

-- Margaret Thatcher

“The future is already here. It’s just not very evenly distributed.”

-- William Gibson

“Empathy is the most radical of human emotions.”

-- Gloria Steinem

“Quiet minds cannot be perplexed or frightened, but go on in fortune or misfortune at their own private pace, like a clock during a thunderstorm.”

-- Robert Louis Stevenson

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


05.31 Jason Bradley Stowers

06.08 William Curtis Smith

06.09 Lawrence Jordan Lee Glass

06.11 Larry Talmadge Conley

06.02 William Lamar Bethea, Jr.

06.13 Earnest Franklin Murphy

06.04 Robert Burton Hill

06.23 Theodore John Garbera

06.08 James Remsey

06.24 Edward Leeland Emanuel




Education WEB page informationEducation WEB page information links is always "under construction", there is so much available for us to learn.

Pictures WEB page informationPictures WEB page is always..."under construction" as we add new pictures.

Pictures WEB page informationThe Library WEB page is also always..."under construction" as we add new books.



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 2013.

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

Trestleboard Articles for 2006.

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

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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