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

Depot Road

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


Second Thursday each Month Supper 6:30 Meeting 7:30
Newsletter Editor: Howard R. Harris - E-Mail: jabberwocky1943@gmail.com

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Harmony Lodge 22 Newsletter

Howard R Harris

No. XI

No. 10 - 12

A.D. 2014
Oct - Dec
A.L. 6014

Pictures WEB page information

Awards Ceremony which took place at Harmony Lodge No. 22 on November 8, 2014.


Christian Sherbert, WM
1200 Brotherhood Way
Beaufort, SC 29902


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

Paul S. Griffin, Secty,

One Cotton Court
Beaufort, SC 29907

Your frequent appearance at our regular meetings is earnestly solicited.


It is hard to believe that 2014 is almost over. As we are heading for cooler weather and the Holiday Season, we are ending our season of work and moving towards Saint John’s Day and the time when we begin to organize for the coming year. We have had a steady work year, but still have some tasks to do before year’s end.

§ This year to date we have performed two (2) Entered Apprentice degrees, one (1) Fellow Craft Degree and one (1) Master Mason degree. We owe a hearty thanks to all those who participated in the work and to PDDGM Right Worshipful Chuck Weickhardt, and Worshipful PM Howard Harris, who were dedicated in their efforts to coach these candidates. Currently, we have a Master Mason degree scheduled for Thursday, October 23rd and an Entered Apprentice degree scheduled for Thursday, November 20th with both events offering dinner at 6:30 pm and work to begin at 7:30 pm. We hope to see as many of the Brothers there as possible, and if anyone needs transportation and/or would like a role to play in these events, please do not hesitate to contact me, Worshipful Christian Sherbert at 843-575-5667 or via email at Christiansherbert1@gmail.com.

§ At present, our Officer Nominating Committee is speaking with candidates for 2015 as our annual elections are scheduled for our Regular Communication on November 13th. If you have any interest in wishing to serve or want to nominate a Brother, please contact Worshipful PM David Spears, 843-812-9409 (email: katnpark04@yahoo.com), Worshipful PM Paul Griffin, 843-441-0046 (email: griffinpauls@gmail.com), or Worshipful PM Howell Youmans, 843-812-8030 (email: jhy@islc.net).

§ The Annual Awards Luncheon is scheduled for Saturday, November 8th from 12-2 pm with lunch being served and awards for Mason of the Year and Emergency Medical Tech of the Year being presented.

§ The Annual Night on the Town is scheduled for Friday, December 5th from 6-9 pm with preparation and set up from 3-6 pm. Jeff Light is in charge of the event, so please feel free to contact him for any details on how you may help. You may reach him at 843-812-7709 or via email at jeffl@bcgov.net.

Thank you to all the Brothers of Harmony Lodge #22 for your support in electing me to my Station in the East for 2014 and in your efforts to support me throughout this past year. We only have a couple of months before we close out 2014 and I am hoping we can finish strong.


Christian Sherbert

Worshipful Master


Beyond the Third Degree

While there is no obligation on the part of the Master Mason to travel further, he should at least keep from putting himself in the ridiculous position of seeming to assume that he knows all there is to know about Masonry.

It is generally conceded that the principles of Masonry are contained in the Symbolic Degrees, but it is not claimed that the fullness of their meaning is explained or demonstrated in the Blue Lodge. An appreciation of this fact, however, is not obtained until one has begun to receive the Degrees of the York or Scottish Rites. Then the ideas of Masonic purpose begin to clarify. It is then that the student of Masonry consciously acknowledges the need for further light.

There is not a real Mason who has traveled to the limit of either Rite whose interest has diminished for the Symbolic Degrees. In fact, his interest has grown stronger, for the added knowledge has illuminated their beauties and brought to him the knowledge of them as the parents of Masonic wisdom.


Laurence E. Laughlin, PJGD

Worshipful Master of Mt. Moria Lodge No. 196

Yemassee, South Carolina


The Only Person to Sign all Four Major United States Documents

The history of the United States tells us that there was only one person who placed his signature on all four of our nation’s founding documents: the Articles of Association of 1774, the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the Articles of Confederation in 1777, and the United States Constitution in 1787.

That person was Roger Sharman of Connecticut. Was he a Mason? All of the usual signs say that he was. His Masonic Apron is on display in the Museum of Yale University, a gift from his family; his two sons were known to be Masons as well. However, there is no record of his Masonic membership in existence. All such records seem to have been lost over time, if the rolls of members existed, for it is known that in the early years of Masonry in Colonial America, such rolls were rarely kept.

Brother Sherman was born in 1721 in Newton, Massachusetts, admitted to the bar in 1754, served in the Connecticut Assembly from 1755 to 1766 and in the State Senate from 1766 to 1785. He was elected as Congressman from Connecticut in the first Congress in 1789, and was Senator from 1791 until his death in 1793.

He was chosen as a delegate to the Continental Congress, was on the committee to draft the Declaration of Independence with Brothers Benjamin Franklin and Robert R. Livingston, as well as Thomas Jefferson and John Adams. He is pictured along with the others, in the famous painting by John Trumbull, which hangs in the Capitol Rotunda (see below). Brother Sherman helped draft the Articles of Confederation, made 138 speeches during the Constitutional Convention, helped draft the New Jersey Plan and the Connecticut Compromise, and authored a major section of the Constitution.

Patrick Henry described him as one of the three greatest men at the Constitutional Convention.

Source: W. Martin Myers, District Education Officer of the Grand Lodge of Virginia and member of the Virginia Lodge of Research, as taken from EMESSAY NOTES, September 2013.


Howard R. Harris, PM

Senior Deacon & Newsletter Editor

Brethren, Note: Your newsletter editor (SD) needs your correct/updated email address; also your birthday (MM/DD). Please call him or send it to him at 843-441-8317(cell) or jabberwocky1943@gmail.com.

Harmony Lodge is in need of a regular cook. Please call or email your Worshipful Master to step up to the plate and fill this important position.

From Home Page WEB Manager

Dear Brethern,

Here is the calendar for October - December 2014.
(A copy in Adobe PDF form is here for easy printing and reading) Put this calendar on your refrigerator as a reminder.

Wit & Wisdom

“Fortune favors the audacious.”

-- Desiderius Erasmus

“We must take change by the hand or rest assuredly, change will take us by the throat.”

-- Winston Churchill

“Politics is the art of making the inevitable appear to be the matter of wise human choice.”

-- Quentin Crisp

“Sometimes the appropriate response to reality is to go insane.”

-- Philip K. Dick

“Save a little money each month and at the end of the year you’ll be surprised at how little you have.”

-- Author Ernest Haskins

“The only difference between the Democrats and the Republicans is that the Democrats allow the poor to be corrupt, too.”

-- Entertainer Oscar Levant

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


David Wayne Carlson


Ray Lynwood Polin


James Charles Adams


Samuel Legree Breland


Gregory Lee Bash


Howard Roy Harris


Hartford Franklin Capps


Fred Gibson Horton


Vaughn Howard Meese


Matthew Heape Paulick


John Randolph Hudson


Jean André Trochet


Herlan Cardenas


Dekle Dean Todd


Stanley Skip Morse


James Marion Dukes


George Frank Emminger


Garry Wayne Hill Jr.


Earnest Jackson Kirkland Jr.


Aaron Joseph Brooks


James M. Outlaw


William Wayne Deer


Gregory Thomas Bell


Earl Kyle Lawing


Eugene Fairey Duncan


Craig Bernard Dopson


Aaron Edward Fleming


David Scott Spears


Robert Brooks Maxwell


James Edward Lamie


John James Harter III


Charles Frederick Weickhardt


Justin Rory Linker


John W. Lovell II


David Aaron Stephens


John Kirkland Hogue


Robert Wade Squires


Anthony Wayne Key


Jerry Lee Strader


Robert Van Pinkston Jr.


Samuel T. Baker


John Myrick Griffin Jr.


Christian Gonzales


James Edwards Horton Jr.


Farrow James Smith


Michael Clement West


David Norman Gay


Bruce Wayne Szelewa


Kelvin Davis Canaday


William G. Ballard Jr.


James C. Locke


Julian Donald Hightower


BrethrenAs a courtesy reminder, please know that according to the law of our Grand Lodge, dues for 2014 are due and payable in advance by December 31, 2013. If this deadline has slipped your mind, then won’t you please take care of your financial obligation by remitting $65.25 to your Lodge? Checks can be made payable to Harmony #22 and mailed to the Lodge address at P.O. Box 22, Beaufort, SC 29901-0022. If you have any questions about your status, please contact me and I will be happy to assist you. My home phone number is 843-524-8792 or better yet, my email address is E-mail: griffinpauls@gmail.com.


Paul S. Griffin, PM


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