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

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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, September 2011.




Craig B. Dopson WM

Brethren, ,

Let Us unite in Prayer!

We are getting ready to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the 9-11 attack on America.

On September 11, 2001, a total of 19 men, affiliated with an Islamic extremist group calling itself Al-Qaida, hijacked four commercial passenger jet airliners en route to California from Logan International Airport at Boston, Dulles International Airport in Virginia and Newark Airport in New Jersey.

The planes were loaded with fuel as the hijackers circled back and inten¬tionally crashed two of the airliners into the World Trade Center in New York City — one plane into each tower — resulting in the collapse of both buildings.

The planes were loaded with fuel as the hijackers circled back and inten¬tionally crashed two of the airliners into the World Trade Center in New York City — one plane into each tower — resulting in the collapse of both buildings.

             246 died on the planes;

             2,603 died in New York City; and

             125 died at the Pentagon

The suicide attacks created thousands of victims, but also many heroes, some unsung. Among the dead were 343 New York City firefighters, 23 New York City police officers and 37 Port Authority police officers. To date, the war on terror has lasted longer than both World Wars combined. To date, over 4,469 Americans have made the ultimate sacrifice for freedom in the war on terror: an average of two US military personnel die every day defending our freedom.

As Grand Master, I am asking every lodge in the Grand Jurisdiction of South Carolina to call a special com-munication and open each lodge at 2:50 pm on September 11, 2011, to unite in prayer for our country. Please contact each Worshipful Master in your district and ask that he or one of the Warrant Officers open on the Third Degree promptly at 2:50 pm, then go from labor to refreshment inviting our public servants, the public and their families inside so that we as a fraternity, our community and Americans all may unite in prayer.

If the Brethren of Harmony Lodge No. 22 A.F.M. will open their doors to the public at 2:30 p.m. on September 11, this will give everyone sufficient time to open the lodge formally and then retire for prayer and refreshments.

Please have the Worshipful Master read this request at the lodges in your district so each lodge can participate. To my knowledge such an event has only happened once in our history: In November, 1941, our Grand Master felt war was imminent; he opened every lodge in the Grand Jurisdiction of South Carolina and led a prayer over the radio for our country. As Grand Master I am not ordering this; as your brother, I am inviting each lodge to unite in prayer. Please be a part of this opportunity for prayer and support of our U.S. military and first responders.

Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.

Your Brother from Inman,

Jay Adam Pearson,

Most Worshipful Grand Master of Ancient Free Masons of South Carolina



Brethren, ,

What is a Tiler? He is a craftsman who sets tiles, either on a floor or on a roof. As to its usage in Free-masonry, one theory supposes that the word may be of French origin. When Freemasonry expanded across the English Channel into France, new words and phrases were put into use. The French Mason made much of the officer at the door; he was termed tailleur de pierre, meaning stone cutter or stone mason. The English pronunciation of tailleur de pierre was somewhat difficult, and it came out tiler.

The orthodox view of the origin is put forth by Albert G. Mackey. He adopts the theory that as a roofer closes up or shuts off a building by laying down roofing tiles, the guard at the door of the Lodge Room was called tiler because he cut off or shut off the room from the non-Masonic world. Many Masonic writers accept this explanation on the word’s origin. Also, many modern dictionaries attribute the word entirely to Free-masonry; it is one of the few that the Craft has given to the general vocabulary.

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, ,

The 2011 Outdoor Degree, sponsored by the Masters & Wardens Club of the Low Country, will be held on Saturday, October 15 (Time to be announced).

The grounds preparation and cleanup will be held on Saturday, October 8 at 0800. You will have plenty of time to help with the cleanup and then attend the Jackson Fall Family Picnic on Hilton Head at noon.

The following is intended to be of assistance to those brethren coming from the Beaufort area:

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.

Erratum

Erratum In the August newsletter, the late Dick Smith was listed as Past District Deputy Grand Master for the Ninth Masonic District. I have since been informed that this is incorrect and that Brother Smith was PDDGM of the Fourth Masonic District. The Editor regrets this mistake.

Fraternally,

Howard R. Harris

Junior Warden & Newsletter Editor


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Dear Brethern,

Here is the calendar for September 2011.
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Wit & Wisdom

“Energy and persistence conquer all things.”

-- Benjamin Franklin

“Not everything that is faced can be changed, but nothing can be changed until it is faced.”

-- James Baldwin

“Only the paranoid survive.”

-- Intel Founder Andrew Grove

“Pessimists see failure in every opportunity. Optimists see opportunities in every failure.”

-- Winston Churchill

“To feel that one has a place in life solves half the problem of contentment.”

-- Poet Geoge Edward Woodberry

“Happiness is having a large, loving, close-knit family in another city. ”

-- George Burns

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


09.02 James Charles Adams

09.14 James M. Outlaw

09.02 Gregory Lee Bash

09.15 James M. Outlaw

09.02 Harford Franklin Capps

09.17 Gregory Thomas Bell

09.05 Vaughn Howard Meese

09.18 Raleigh Wayne Milner

09.06 John Randolph Hudson

09.20 William Lewis Parker

09.09 Marion William Howard

09.28 Eugene Fairey Duncan

09.12 George Frank Emminger

09.28 Aaron Edward Fleming




Robert E. Roper, Sr.,

Robert E. Roper, Sr., 76, husband of Marlyse Abraham Roper of Beaufort, died Saturday, July 30, 2011 in the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. The family received friends on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at St. John’s Lutheran Church. A Memorial Service was held on Wednesday, August 3, 2011 at 11:00 am in St. John’s Lutheran Church with interment in Beaufort National Cemetery. Mr. Roper was born on August 11, 1934 in Charlestown, WV. He is the son of the late Walter L. Roper and Grace Kinsler Roper. Mr. Roper was a member of St. John’s Lutheran Church. He served our country in the U S Navy. He retired from Civil Service and was a member of Harmony Lodge 22. Surviving in addition to his wife of Beaufort, SC are two sons, Randal L. Roper (Linda) and Richard “Ricky” E. Roper (Pamela), both of Beaufort, SC; a daughter-in-law, Sharon Roper of Ridgeland, SC; one sister, Betty Moore of St. Helena Island, SC; six grandchildren, Robby, Ryan, Nicki, Eric, Lauren and Rick, Jr.; and one great grandchild, Grayson. He was preceded in death by a son, Robert E. Roper, Jr. The family suggests that donations be made to St. John’s Lutheran Church, 157 Lady’s Island Drive, Beaufort, SC 29907. Anderson Funeral Home is serving the family.



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