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

Depot Road

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


Supper 6:30 Meeting 7:30

Charles Gary Spears, WM                  Robert V. Pinkston, Secretary Emeritus                  Kevin U. Ennis, PM,

909 Magnolia Bluff Circle                     Regular Communication: Second Thursday                      PDDGM, Secretary

  Beaufort, SC 29902                                                                                                                    P.O. Box 22

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

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

Charles Gary Spears WM

Brethren, ,

Late July, I left Beaufort for a 2500-mile trip to celebrate my mother’s 88th birthday and Sandy’s and my 48th wedding anniversary. What a wonderful, beautiful country we live in! As we traveled, it gave me a chance to look around and see how my fellow Americans solve their daily problems of building and maintaining their homes and lands. What imagination and creative ability some of us have, coupled with the natural beauty of this country. It is like being revitalized in spirit and energy. It also gives me time to re-remember what I have to be grateful for.

Being born in this country is one of God’s greatest gifts. I see this in our Lodge, in our members each time I have the privilege of meeting with one or all; and working with our young men who are seeking to better themselves by becoming Masons. This is a thrill by itself. Just ask our brothers who are coaching.

Come and share this joy with us. September is going to be a full and exciting month. Please check the calendar for events. And please remember in your devotions our brothers [and sisters] who are having health problems.

The Eastern Star will sponsor a Dinner in honor of Mrs. Lucille Dyches. This dinner will be held on September 7 at 6:30 pm in honor of her many years of service to The Eastern Star. Please RSVP to Craig and Darlene Dopson by September 5 at 843-812-7977.

On November 6, Harmony Lodge will host a Fall Dinner in celebration of the 254th anniversary of the founding of our Lodge. Details to be announced in the October newsletter.


Charles Spears

Worshipful Master

Brethren, ,

The month of August has been busy this year in more ways than ever. High temperatures and lots of rain didn’t seem to slow things down any. Unfortunately, due to business and personal obligations, I wasn’t able to attend the Fellowcraft Degree held on the 26th.

I am the South Carolina Representative on the Board of the Gulf and South Atlantic Fisheries Foundation. This organization helps commercial and recreational fishermen develop new technologies in fisheries manage-ment. They provide funding for various things such as improvements in equipment and managing over-fishing. The Foundation is also instrumental in helping to create laws for managing our ocean resources. The annual meeting was held in New Orleans this year in order for us to talk to fishermen regarding the oil spill in the Gulf and what we as a Foundation could do to help.

Darlene and I returned from our seven-day trip to the Gulf to help prepare for our daughter’s wedding the following weekend. The next week Darlene’s uncle passed away after a long illness. (We appreciate your kind thoughts and prayers.) I attended the Scottish Rite Club Meeting Friday, the 27th. At the end of the meeting, everyone was comparing schedules and I came to realize that September will probably be as busy as August.

I hope to see everyone at the meeting on the 14th for the Master Mason Degree. Please join me once again in keeping our sick and our Military in our daily devotions.


Craig Dopson

Senior Warden

Brethren, ,

It is that time of year when your Secretary begins chasing down the final stragglers who have not paid their dues. This is a costly and time-consuming task. I send a letter prior to dropping a brother from the role for non-payment of dues (NPD). Then is send another letter informing the brother that he has been dropped, but with a grace period for him to reinstate himself without any lapse in service or the need to go through a formal reinstatement process.

If the brother has not paid his dues for 2010 by October 31, he is dropped from the role but is still allowed a grace period through December 31, 2010 to effect reinstatement.

I typically send the warning letter in late August or early September allowing 45-60 days for the dues to be paid. If I do not receive the dues by midnight of October 31, I then send a notification that the brother has been dropped for NPD. Please look at your dues card and make sure you are paid through December 31, 2010.

Dues for 2011 remain the same at $65.25 and are due November 1, 2010. Paying your dues in a timely manner helps in the budget process.

If for some reason you find yourself unable to pay your dues because of hardship, please contact me and I will see if I can arrange for some assistance to get your dues paid. Your information will be held in the strictest confidence.

If for some reason you find yourself unable to pay your dues because of hardship, please contact me and I will see if I can arrange for some assistance to get your dues paid. Your information will be held in the strictest confidence.

Remember, if you plan to occupy a chair, your dues must be paid prior to the December Regular Communication.

Brother Editor asked that I contribute an article concerning my recent experience as Medical Director for the International Baseball Federation World Junior Baseball Championship.

In the fall of 2006, I was approached by the Thunder Bay International Baseball Association, stating that they had been selected as the site for the 2010 IBAF World Junior Baseball Championship and that they would like me to act as Medical Director for the event. After discussions with my God, my bride and my business partners, I accepted the position. For the next three years, we worked diligently with each other to make the event the best it could be. We developed plans for spectator medical, volunteer medical, athletes’ medical and doping control. I was fortunate to have Joanna Sanchez, a Canadian Athletic Therapist who lives in Thunder Bay, Ontario, on my Medical Team. Her being on site made it much easier for me. We developed emergency plans, evacuation plans and non-emergent medical needs plans for each of the previously mentioned areas plus doping control plans for the athletes.

July 2010 finally arrived and I left for Thunder Bay, Ontario. Upon arrival, I hit the ground running, meeting with Joanna first, then the various members of the medical team, surveyed the venues and prepared to meet with my volunteer team. Two days later, I am watching the Opening Ceremonies: forty-six baseball games, ten days, twelve countries and one Champion. What a whirlwind: on site checking venues and volunteers by 6:30 am and home by 10:30 pm most evenings. Beautiful weather, high temperatures in the mid 80s and lows as low as the mid 40s a couple of mornings. I wore a jacket every morning until around 9:30 am and again in the evening. They have daylight from 6:00 am until 10:00 pm each day during this time of the year. We turned on the lights for only two games.

Chinese Taipei was the Champion and the United States finished fifth. It was an incredible experience with wonderful baseball (many of the athletes have signed MLB contracts) and a lot of fun.

Respectfully and Fraternally,

Kevin V. Ennis, PDDGM


Brethren, ,

Thank you, Brother Secretary, for sharing your unique Canadian experience with us.

The following quotation is taken from page 35 of the book, The Pythagorean Theorem, The Story of Its Power and Beauty, by Alfred S. Posamentier and was written by Albert Einstein in his autobiographical sketch, Albert Einstein: Philosopher-Scientist, ed. Paul Arthur Schilpp (New York: Tudor, 1951):

I remember that an uncle told me the Pythagorean Theorem before the holy geometry booklet had come into my hands.  After much effort, I succeeded in “proving” this theorem on the basis of the similarity of triangles.  . . .  For anyone who experiences [these feelings] for the first time, it is marvelous enough that man is capable at all to reach such a degree of certainty and purity in pure thinking as the Greeks showed us for the first time to be possible in geometry.

Have a nice day. :o)

Just-So-You-Know Department


1.   restricted to or intended for an enlightened or initiated minority, especially because of abstruseness or obscurity; an esoteric cult.  Compare exoteric.

2.   difficult to understand; abstruse; an esoteric statement

3.   not openly admitted; private; esoteric aims

Exoteric - suitable for the general public; “writings of an exoteric nature.”

public - not private; open to or concerning the people as a whole; “the public good”; “public libraries”; “public funds”; “public parks”; “a public scandal”; “public gardens”; “performers and members of royal families are public figures.”

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Honor Flight recognizes American veterans for your sacrifices and achievements by flying you to Washington, DC to see your memorial at no cost. Top priority (for which we are currently accepting application only) is given to WWII and terminally ill veterans from all wars. In the future, Honor Flight will be expanded to include Korean and Vietnam veterans. In order for Honor Flight to achieve this goal, guardians fly with the veterans on every flight providing assistance and helping veterans have a safe, memorable and rewarding experience. For what you and your comrades have given to us, please consider this a small token of appreciation from all of us at Honor Flight. For further information, please contact us at (937) 521-2400 or visit us at www.honorflight.org. Other contacts: Owenhand@gmail.com; fax (843) 525-1636.

Ice Cream Social

On Friday, September 24, my Lady and I are planning an ice-cream social at the Lodge to coincide with the Scottish Rite Club meeting. We would like especially to invite all recently raised Master Masons and their families to this event, to learn more about the Scottish Rite.

A&W Root Beer and French vanilla ice cream will be provided for those among us whose exacting demands require the purest ingredients for a root beer float. Sundae toppings, whipped cream, cherries, crushed nuts, sprinkles, etc. will be available as well.

If you have any special requests regarding favorite ice cream flavors (banana, pistachio, eggplant, zucchini), please submit these requests to Joan and me via the usual media: telephone, telegraph, tell-a-woman or email. Do not be shy.


Howard R. Harris

Senior Deacon & Newsletter Editor

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

Wit & Wisdom

“We are all stupid, just on different subjects.”

-- Mark Twain

“It is impossible to defeat an ingnorant man in argument.”

-- Willliam Gibbs McAdoo

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

9/02 James Charles Adams

9/17 Gregory Thomas Bell

9/02 Hartford Franklin Capps

9/28 Eugene Fairey Duncan

9/12 George Frank Emminger

9/28 Aaron Edward Fleming

9/09 Marion William Howard

0/06 John Randolph Hudson

9/14 Ernest Jackson Kirkland

9/05 Vaughn Howard Meese

9/20 William Lewis Parker

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Honorary Life Members
of Harmony Lodge 22

Current Officers of
Harmony Lodge 22

Henry Garbade, Jr., PM
Joe Giunta, PDDGM
Wayne Holsopple, PM
Fred Horton, PDDGM
Elbert Jackson, PM
Millard Morgan, PM
Stephen Scull

Charles G. Spears, Master
Craig B. Dopson, Senior Warden
Paul S. Griffin, Junior Warden
John G. Harvey, Treasurer
Kevin U. Ennis, Secretary
Howard R. Harris, Senior Deacon
L. Adam Bryson, Junior Deacon
R. Lynwood Polin, Senior Steward
Aaron E. Fleming, Junior Steward
J. Howell Youmans, Tiler
Scott W. Robinson, Chaplain



Past Masters of Harmony Lodge 22 AFM

2009 – D. S. Spears
2008 – J. H. Youmans
2007 – H. C. Chambers
2006 – H. C. Chambers
2005 – S. W. Robinson
2004 – S. F. Domby, Jr.
2003 – R. A. Krob
2002 – H. O. Rountree
2001 – D. N. Gay
2000 – N. F. Gay

1998 – William Beetcher
1997 – C. J. Ford, Jr.
1996 – K. U. Ennis
1995 – J. G. Harvey
1994 – E. R. Hanna
1993 – J. X. Martinez
1992 – J. M. Depew
1990 – W. L. Myers

1989 – L. E. Laughlin
1986 – C. F. Weickhardt
1985 – E. R. Hanna
1984 – E. R. Sarvis, Jr.
1982 – C. F. Weickhardt
1980 – L. A. Bradham

1979 – G. F. Emminger
1978 – F. G. Horton
1977 – J. M. Dukes
1975 – W. L. Gay
1974 – D. P. Ashworth
1973 – R. V. Pinkston
1972 – F. G. Horton


1969 – C. A. Porter
1968 – C. H. Cooler
1967 – C. H. Cooler
1964 – W. C. Smith
1963 – J. S. Locke
1961 – J. F. Maag

1956 – J. P. Darby
1955 – Klein Reid
1954 – H. E. Rahn
1953 – H. H. Logan

1948 – D. A. Ferguson
1946 – H. W. Brown
1945 – J. R. Phillips
1944 – W. H. Boyne
1942 – J. R. Harley
1941 – W. J. Verdier



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