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, October 2011.




Craig B. Dopson WM

Brethren, ,

On September 11, we celebrated life and remembered those who had lost theirs on 9/11. We opened the Lodge and enjoyed fellowship and refreshments. I would like to thank all who attended with a special thank you to Reverend Jim Baker of Grays Hill Baptist Church for joining us and giving such a meaningful prayer. Thank you to Katrina Spears and my wife Darlene for the decorations. An especial thank you goes to my wife Darlene for the food.

On September 17, Harmony Lodge held this year’s Inspirational Meeting. District Deputy Grand Master Chuck Weickhardt hosted the event. Harmony’s Jr. Warden, Howard Harris, inspired us with his message. The attendance was supportive, but we had hoped for more Brothers to join us

The Ladies of our Lodge are planning a fall party. Keep your eye on the mail for your invitation. Thank you to the Ladies of our Lodge. I know we don’t say it often enough, but thank you, Ladies, for all you do.

Fraterally,

Craig Dopson,

Worshipful Master



Brethren, ,

Who is the steward and what are his duties? This answer is taken from several Masonic dictionaries. This term for an officer of the lodge came into general use through the church. It was adopted as the name of an important church official as well as the name of the important theological doctrine of stewardship. The word has a peculiar origin. In Anglo-Saxon the word stigo or sty was a place in which domesticated animals were kept. A weird was a keeper or guard; therefore, a styweard was the keeper of the cattle pens. The meaning was subse-quently enlarged to include the duties of a general overseer, a person who was in charge of a household or estate of another or one who provided the needed food, money or supplies.

Preston says the duties of the stewards are to “introduce visitors and see that they are properly accommo-dated.” To these Webb adds the further duties of seeing “that the tables are properly furnished at refreshment and that every brother is suitably provided for” and he makes them generally the assistants of the deacons. There can be no doubt from the nature of the office in other institutions that the duty of the stewards was to arrange and direct the refreshments of the lodge. Because lodge banquets are not as common as they once were in Masonry, the original function of the stewards has become less broadly defined. Consequently, in many jurisdictions they are the proper officers responsible for examining visitors and for preparing candidates for reception into the various degrees.

Fraternally,

Paul Griffin

Senior Warden



Brethren, ,

It is the time of year when I must begin sending out UNPAID DUES NOTICES. If you have not yet paid your dues for 2011 (due November 2010) please get them paid. Please check your dues card to see if you are current through October 31, 2011. I will be sending notices late in August or early in September. If you receive an unpaid dues notice and you have paid your dues, please contact me by calling 843-252-1142(c)/843-838-5907(o) or e-mail me at kevin.ennis@rocketmail.com. I do try to be very careful, but I can make mistakes. 2012 dues will be due beginning in November. If you have an interest in purchasing a Perpetual Life Membership, I will be happy to assist you.

We will be combining the 4th District Inspirational Meeting and our 255th Anniversary Celebration this year on Saturday, September 17, 2011, with a meal and program beginning at 12:00 noon. Masons and non-Masons alike may attend. Bring your family and friends to help celebrate!

We continue to have our own work and quite a bit of Courtesy Work as well going on all over the country, as many of our candidates have been relocated and wish to continue their Masonic Journey where they currently reside.

Keep your Brothers in your daily devotions and do good unto all!

Respectfully and Fraternally,

Kevin U. Ennis, PDDGM

Secretary Editor



Brethren, ,

From out Brother in Afganisan:

Broth Howard,

Thank you for the prompt reply and the kind words. Everything here is going well. I'm part of a 17-man team deeply embedded with the Afghan National Army. It is our task to maintain their military education as well as conduct combat operations with them. Despite the language barrier, though we have three interpreters at our disposal, the Afghanis are amongst the best foreign military units with whom I have ever worked. What they lack in experience and classical military education, they more than compensate for in generosity, esprit de corps and kindness; a very good-hearted people who really give a damn about their mission. While the Marines are known for “God, Country, and Corps,” the Afghanis, perhaps, could be equally described.

As for the languages, there are three which are largely spoken here: Pashtun, Dari and Farsi. Unfortunately, I speak Arabic and only about 5% of the population does as well and I have yet to meet any of them. I’d imag-ine that the Arabic speakers are generally in Kabul or Kandahar and are either religious leaders (mullahs) or work at the universities there. All four languages share the same alphabet, more or less, so I can read Pashtun, Dari and Farsi, but I couldn’t tell you what I was saying. There are some similarities between Arabic and Farsi, but not really enough to have a full-blown conversation. The interesting thing, and most uniting, is that we all pray in the same language, Arabic; and while the locals don’t understand Arabic, they are learned enough to understand the Arabic in which they pray at the mosque.

Please pass along my well-wishes to the Lodge, and take care.

Brother Aaron Fleming

From our Brother in Connecticut:

Brother Howard

I joined the Darien Police Department in February of 2010. I am currently a Police Officer so that is technic-ally my rank. Please feel free to update the brothers on my goings on and pass my best to all of Harmony 22. Things are good for me. The baby is getting big and doing great. I love my job, and I am slowly making way on the necessary home improvements. I have not yet joined a lodge; I went to a masonic BBQ and had a great time, but it seems I have a lot less free time now that there is a little one in the house. I’m getting my newsletter and keeping up on the goings on of Harmony Lodge, which is nice. I like that Lodge a lot. Other than that, things are moving forward with our lives just fine and we are enjoying the ride.

I think I may be procrastinating on finding another lodge, because that means letting go of Harmony 22 definitely not something I am looking forward to. Hope all is well.

Fraternally,

TJ Garbera

The 2011 Outdoor Degree, sponsored by the Masters & Wardens Club of the Low Country, will be held on Saturday, October 15 at High Noon at Huggins’ Farm in Pritchardville, SC. The grounds preparation and clean-up for the Outdoor Degree will be held on Saturday, October 8 at 0800. You will have plenty of time to help with the cleanup and then attend the Unanimity Lodge Fall Family Outing at the Jackson Home on Hilton Head at noon. Directions to the Jackson Home: Take highway 278 to Hilton Head. After you cross the bridge, go to the second stop light which is Spanish Wells Road. Follow Spanish Wells Road to the stop sign and turn left onto Marshland Road. Go about one mile and turn right onto Namon Road. The Jackson Home is on the corner of Namon and Gibson. We plan on starting at 2:00pm.

Directions to Outdoor Degree in Pritchardville, SC from the north side of the Broad River Bridge in Beaufort, SC:

Proceed

On

For

Straight on SC 170

Okatie Hwy

17.65 mi

Left onto Gibbet Road

Opposite Mill Creek

0.65 mi

Left onto Huggins Hollow Lane

At Big Live Oak Tree

0.20 mi

Please reserve time from your busy schedules to help with the cleanup. Thank you.

Why is the Masonry of today called speculative? The word is used in the sense that the Masonry of today is theoretical, not practical, building; that it is a pursuit of knowledge, not of the construction of edifices. Specula-tive Masonry began with the practice of admitting to membership in operative lodges men who were not practical builders, stonecutters, architects, etc., but who were interested in the moral, ethical and philosophical teachings of the Fraternity.

From One Hundred One Questions About Freemasonry, The Masonic Service Association, Silver Spring, MD, 2003.

Fraternally,

Howard R. Harris

Junior Warden & Newsletter Editor


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Dear Brethern,

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Wit & Wisdom

“News is something somebody doesn’t want printed; all else is advertising.”

-- William Randolph Hearst

“Autumn is a second spring, when every leaf’s a flower.”

-- Albert Camus

“Misery no longer loves company. Nowadays it insists on it.”

-- Russell Baker

“Apology is only egotism wrong side out. It is mighty presumptuous on your part to suppose your small failures of so much consequence that you must make a talk about them.”

-- Oliver Wendall Homes Sr.

“Wisdom is what’s left after we’ve run out of personal opinions.”

-- Cullen Hightower

“The only way to make a man trustworthy is to trust him. ”

-- Henry Sytimson

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


10.04 Justin Rory Linker

10.20 Thomas Odis Peeples

10.04 David Aaron Stephens

10.20 Farrow James Smith

10.07 Robert Wade Squires

10.23 David Norman Gay

10.08 Heyward Coleman Smith

10.29 Kelvin Davis Canaday

10.08 Jerry Lee Strader

10.31 Charles Jack Ford

10.10 Samuel T. Baker

10.31 Ray Laynwood Polin

10.19 Javier Nashier Jimenez




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