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

 

 

Paul S. Griffin, WM
One Cotton Court
Beaufort, SC 29907

843-
524-8792

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

Kevin U. Ennis,
PDDGM, Secretary
P. O. Box 22
Beaufort, SC 29901
843-252-1142



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 2012.




Paul S. Griffin, WM

Brethren, ,

September has come and gone and I am able to report that all seems well at Harmony Lodge! This letter to you will focus on upcoming events because there has been little activity this past month about which to report.

Over this past month, for the first time in quite awhile, there was no work required of us. This will be only a brief hiatus, however, as a Master Mason degree is scheduled for Thursday, October 4, beginning with supper at 6:30 PM and the gavel falling at 7:30 PM. Please come and join us as we raise some worthy men. If you have been unable to attend Lodge communications in the past, I encourage you to use this event to rejoin the fellow-ship at Harmony and enjoy once again the legend of the third degree.

At our upcoming Regular Communication on October 11, the Nominating Committee will make its report on a slate of officers for next year. Please contact a committee member with your input on the Lodge leadership for 2013. Committee members are: Kevin Ennis, PDDGM; David Spears, PM; Howard Harris, SW; and Christian Sherbert, JW. I know they would appreciate your viewpoints. Also, please note that next year’s officers will be chosen at the Regular Communication on November 8, and their installation will occur at the Regular Communi-cation on December 13.

With just a few months left in my term as the master of Harmony Lodge, plans are being made to select the officers for next year. I have appointed an officer nominating committee and encourage each of you to contact them to offer your input into next year’s leadership. The members of this committee are: RWB Kevin Ennis, PDDGM; WB David Spears, PM; Brother Howard Harris, SW and Brother Christian Sherbert, JW. The officers for 2013 will be elected at the regular communication in November with their installation occurring at the regular communication in December.

We are still receiving contributions to the HVAC Capital Campaign. To date, a total of $9905.00 has been contributed by forty-seven brothers! Though short of our goal, this is a significant accomplishment, and I am pleased with the effort so far. We appreciate all of you who have participated as well as those who are planning to do so!

To date, these Brothers have contributed to the HVAC fund. Their efforts are greatly appreciated!

James C. Adams

Kevin U. Ennis

Vaughn H. Meese

Samuel T. Baker

Raymond C. Fletcher

H. Harley Mills

Arthur G. Bellis

Harold P. Greene

Michael H. Mills

William L. Bethea

John M. Griffin, Jr.

R. Wayne Milner

Hal P. Cahill

Paul S. Griffin

E. W. "Bill" Nettles

Laron H. Cain

Howard R. Harris

James M. Outlaw

Robert D. Cathey

Ray L. Harvey

Robert V. Pinkston

Chapman Living Trust

John G. Harvey

R. Lynwood Polin

Clayton H. Cooler

Robert B. Hill

Birger K. Rasussen

Charlie W. "Dempey" Dempsey

Delmar "Rusty" Hollingsworth

Scott W. Robinson

Emerson G. Dickson

John R. Hudson

Charles G. Spears

Craig B. Dopson

Billy Frank Johnson, Jr.

Robert W. Squires

James M. Dukes

Laurence E. Laughlin

William B. Ten Eyck

Edward L. Emanuel

Earl K. Lawing

J. Howell Youmans

G. Frank Emminger

Jamie X. Martinez

William W. Deer

Farrow J. Smith

By the square,

Paul S. Griffin

Worshipful Master



Something for Everyone

Advertise your fraternal affiliation proudly!The Harmony Lodge jewelry cabinet is OPEN FOR BUSINESS. From bumper stickers to lapel pins and anything in-between, all you have to do is ask your Senior Warden. Cash, check or money order, they’re all good (no plastic – sorry). If you don’t see it, ask and it shall be rendered unto you via catalog order or a quick look in a box or under something else. We have Blue Lodge, Scottish Rite, York Rite and Eastern Star paraphernalia. Prices, unfortunately, reflect current inflationary trends.


Brethren,

Freemasonry is said to be a beautiful system of morality, veiled in allegory and illustrated by symbols. What is an allegory?

Allegory is from two Greek words and means, “story within a story” – the Masonic story is told as a fact, but it presents the doctrine of immortality. Allegory, parable, fable, myth, legend, tradition, are correlative terms. The myth may be founded on fact; the legend and tradition more probably are founded on fact, but the allegory, parable, fable, are not. Yet they may be “true” if “true” is not taken to mean factual. “In the night of death hope sees a star and love can hear the rustle of a wing” is beautifully true allegory, but not factual. All allegories may contain truth, without being fact.

The allegory of the Master’s Degree is not true in any factual sense, except in the historical background from the Biblical account of the building of the Temple. That the Hirams were Grand Masters; that the workmen on the building were Entered Apprentices, Fellowcrafts and Master Masons; that they met in various apartments of the Temple, with different numbers required for various quorums; that the events delineated in the ceremony actually happened are not factual statements.

Yet the allegory is true in the best sense of the word. For the story of Hiram is the story of the dearest hope of mankind. It is a tale told in every religion. It is affirmation, by picture, drama, story, of man’s rugged faith that Job’s immortal question, “If a man die, shall he live again?” must be answered in the affirmative. It is a Mason’s observation that truth, slain by error, will be born again; it is the crucifixion and the resurrection of the Carpenter who died between two thieves. The Masonic allegory is true in the deepest sense of truth. [One Hundred One Questions About Freemasonry, The Masonic Service Association, 2003]

 

Each year the Low Country Masters & Wardens Club, a non-profit fraternal organization representing South Carolina Ancient Free Masons in the 4th Masonic District, provides scholarships to deserving children or grand-children of Masons in the area. This year Miss Laura Pinckney Chambers of Beaufort, SC and Miss Alicia Louise McAlhaney of Varnville, SC were awarded $1000 scholarships.

     

 

Miss Chambers, has been accepted at the University of South Carolina and is the grand-daughter of Henry C. Chambers, PM of Harmony Lodge #22 in Beaufort, SC. Pictured are Miss Chambers and Mr. Paul Griffin, Worshipful Master of Harmony Lodge #22 in Beaufort, SC.

 

Miss McAlhaney has been accepted at Clemson University and is the grand-daughter of the late Bradley C. McAlhaney of Evergreen Lodge #153 in Hampton, SC. Pictured are Miss McAlhaney and Mr. David Brewster, President of the Masters & Wardens Club.

 

 

          

 

Fraternally,

Howard R. Harris

Senior Warden & NewsLetter Editor

Vice President, Masters & Wardens Club



Brethren,

We recently held a clean-up day at Harmony Lodge #22. Larry Morales and Aaron Stephens enlisted several of our newest Entered Apprentices and Fellow Crafts for a full morning of work. The crew cleaned the bath-rooms, dusted all the window sills, washed the floors (both upstairs and down), cleaned the kitchen, rearranged all the furniture, cleaned up the back room and then retired outside to cut the grass, weed-eat and pull weeds.

Many thanks to those who helped out Saturday; the Lodge is in good repair at this time. We need a couple of small maintenance issues to be wrapped up and may ask some of you for your help or advice, as I am not a natural handyman. Please remember if you have any requests for dinner, either call me on my mobile phone at (843) 575-5667 or email me at Christian@islandrealty.info.

Fraternally,

Christian Sherbert

Junior Warden



Fraternal Greetings Brothers, ,

Greetings from the Secretary’s Desk. Please check your dues card to make sure you are current. I will start to mail notices early this month to our Brethren who are in danger of going NPD this year. Please help your lodge save money by getting your dues paid, if you have not already done so.

We are busy with work and invite each of you to attend a Special or Regular Communication.

PLEASE TAKE NOTICE

This year the Worshipful Master has decided to have Officer Elections in November and Officer Installations in December at our Regular Communications.

We hope this finds you well and enjoying the last days of summer.

Fraternally,

Kevin V. Ennis, PDDGM

Secretary


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



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Dear Brethern,

Here is the calendar for September 2012.
(A copy in Adobe PDF form is here for easy printing and reading) PUT THIS CALENDAR ON YOUR REFRIGERATOR AS A REMINDER.


Wit & Wisdom

“I am no Einstein.”

-- Albert Einstein

“There are two kinds of people in the world; those who divide the world into two kinds of people, and those who don’t.”

-- Robert Benchley

“You can learn many things from children. How much patience you have, for instance.”

-- Franklin P. Jones

“There’s nothing I like less than bad arguments for a view that I hold dear.”

-- Daniel Dennett

“Harvard is the storehouse of knowledge because the freshmen bring so much in and the graduates take so little out.”

-- 19th Century Harvard President Charles W. Eliot

“That which chiefly causes the failure of a dinner party is the running short – not of meat, nor yet of drink, but of conversation.”

-- Lewis Carroll

“At times, our own light goes out, and is rekindled by a spark from another person.”

-- Albert Schweitzer

“The things we admire in men, kindness and generosity, openness, honesty, understanding and feeling are the concomitants of failure in our system. And those traits we detest, sharpness, greed, acquisitiveness, meanness, egotism and self-interest are the traits of success. And while men admire the quality of the first they love the produce of the second.”

-- Novelist and Nobel laureate John Steinbeck (1902-1968)

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


09.02 James Charles Adams

09.14 Earnest Jackson Kirkland, Jr.

09.02 Gregory Lee Bash

09.15 James M. Outlaw

09.02 Hartford 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 Marrion William Howard

09.28 Eugene Fairey Duncan

09.12 George Frank Emminger

09.28 Aaron Edward Flemming




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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 2012.

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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