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

Depot Road

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

(843)524-6697


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Newsletter Editor: Howard R. Harris - E-Mail: jabberwocky1943@gmail.com


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Harmony Lodge 22 Newsletter

Editor
Howard R Harris

Volume
No. XIV

Issue
Nos. 4

A.D. 2017
Jan - Mar
A.L. 6017


Jeffrey S. Light, WM
4331 Pinewood Circle
Beaufort, SC 29902

843-
846-4936

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

Paul S. Griffin, PM, Secretary,

One Cotton Court
Beaufort, SC 29907
843-524-8792


Your frequent appearance at our regular meetings is earnestly solicited.

We have gone to quarterly, as opposed to monthly, publication.


Brethren,

It is my privilege to greet you from the East. I cannot thank the Craft enough for allowing me this opportunity. We have been busy so far with work, and as of right now, we are coaching one brother to be raised to the Sublime Degree of a Master Mason and three other brothers in different progressions toward the Fellow Craft Degree. Last month during the EA Degree, we had 44 people attend, including a DDGM, several past Grand Lodge members, several PDDGM and our very own PGM Robert Pinkston. Thank you to all the Brothers who attended!

I would like to take this time to thank RW Guinta for his role in helping the officers in preparation for degrees and his fabulous lectures. Additionally, WB Harris has been a life-saver and has filled a seat in our lineup almost every meeting and is coaching our Fellow Craft. Several other brothers have also shined throughout these first few months, and I appreciate it.

As for other lodge business, we have been dealing with several minor issues with the lodge building itself. While we were trying to have the ridge vent fixed on the shed, we discovered that the shed had termites. Both of those issues have been corrected. We also failed a Fire Department inspection and had to purchase a new fire extinguisher and fix two ceiling tiles. A big thank you to Brother Holden for taking care of all of these projects. Additionally, our insurance has continued to climb and we paid $4,100 this year, including some reduced coverages; this has almost doubled in the last five years.

I have also requested WB Howard Harris and Brother Bill Smyth to investigate the possibility of an automatic chair lift, or even an elevator, which we desperately need. We have several brothers who have troubles traveling our winding stairway. The rough estimates are between $18K and $30K, depending on which way we go and how much work we can do ourselves. Regardless of this project, I believe that we need to start a building fund to possibly support this project and to keep up on the general maintenance of the lodge. Our building is almost 50 years old and needs some work

With this being said, it is my humble request that if a brother could help out with funds, please come forward. We have already taken a proactive approach to our budget by assuming lawn maintenance and have requested SCE&G to analyze our electrical usage, to reduce our monthly bills. I am hoping to add a Boston Butt fund-raiser; and of course we will continue with the Water Festival water distribution and December’s Night on the Town. Any other ideas or suggestions are always welcomed. If a brother needs to reach me, I am available at (843) 812-7709 or gamecockcop@gmail.com.

Respectfully & Fraternally,

Jeff Light, WM



CONCERNING THE BEHAVIOR OF FREE MASONS

AS MEMBERS OF A LODGE

IV.—Of Behavior After the Lodge is Closed and Before the Brethren Depart Home

When the Lodge is closed, and the labors of the day are finished, the brethren, before they depart home to their rest, may enjoy themselves with innocent mirth, enlivened with their own peculiar songs and pieces of music. But they must treat one another according to the rules of politeness, avoiding all excess and compulsion, both in eating and drinking; considering each other, in the hours both of labor and refreshment, as always free. Therefore, no brother is to be hindered from going home when he pleases; for although after Lodge hours Free Masons are as other men, yet if they should fall into excess, the blame, though unjustly, may be cast upon the fraternity, as a society, by the ignorant or the envious world. Ahiman Rezon, 2012, p. 182-3.


Brethren, Note: Your newsletter editor needs your correct/updated email address. Please call or text Brother Howard Harris at 843-441-8317



Wit & Wisdom

“If you are immune to boredom, there is nothing you cannot accomplish.”

-- David Foster Wallace

“Comparison is the thief of joy.”

-- Theodore Roosevelt

“People will pay more to be entertained than educated.”

-- Johnny Carson

“If a politician found he had cannibals among his constituents, he would promise them missionaries for dinner.”

-- H.L. Mencken

“Humanity is nothing but truth, and pride is nothing but lying.”

-- St. Vincent de Paul

“There are two ways to slice easily through life – to believe everything or to doubt everything. Both ways save us from thinking.”

--Linguist Alfred Korzybski

“Aging is not ‘lost youth’ but a new stage of opportunity and strength.”

-- Betty Friedan



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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 2016.

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Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2015.

January - March 2015 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.



Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2014.

October - December 2014 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

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March 2014 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

February 2014 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

January 2014 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.



Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2013.

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March 2013 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

February 2013 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.

January 2013 Harmony Masonic Lodge No.22 A.F.M. News Letter.



Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2012

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Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2011

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Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2010

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Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2009

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Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2008

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Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2007

Trestleboard Articles for 2007.

Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2006

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Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2005

Trestleboard Articles for 2005.

Trestleboard Articles and Lodge News Letters 2004

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Trestleboard and Lodge News Letters 2003

Trestleboard Articles for 2003.

Trestleboard Articles 2002

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Trestleboard Articles 2001

Trestleboard Articles for 2001.

Trestleboard Articles 2000

Trestleboard Articles for 2000.



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