What is Freemasonry


Freemasonry is the oldest fraternal organization in the world. It is dedicated to promoting improvement in the character of its members. A Mason is taught to be a good citizen, to be of good character, and to care for those less fortunate.
Freemasonry traces its roots to the Middle Ages. It is from associations of stone masons, who built the magnificent cathedrals, castles, and monasteries of Europe that the fraternity started.
These groups, eventually, began to accept members who were not actual working masons. They adopted the term "Accepted" Masons, and Freemasonry was born.


Basic Principles

The Supreme Being

The Volume of the Sacred Law

The Oath of
Freemasonry

Freemasonry Compared with Religion

Freemasonry Supports
Religion

Freemasonry and Secrecy

Freemasonry and Women

Youth Organizations

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Become a Mason


To be eligible for membership in a South Carolina masonic lodge, a petitioner must:

  • be a resident of South Carolina for the preceding 12 months; six months if active military

  • be male, at least 18 years of age

  • be a believer in the existence of a Supreme Being

  • be a voluntary candidate for membership

  • be motivated to join for reasons unrelated to personal gain or profit

  • be prompted by a favorable opinion of Freemasonry

  • be desirous of knowledge

  • be willing to conform to the Ancient Usages and Customs of the Fraternity

  • be willing to submit to a background check, and personally meet with a representative of our fraternity.


Freemasonry is proud of its philosophy and practice of "making good men better."

Only individuals believed to be of the finest character are favorably considered for membership. Candidates with pending criminal charges and/or extensive criminal records will not be considered for membership.

Every applicant must advocate his belief in the existence of a Supreme Being (atheists are not accepted in the Fraternity).

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JANUARY

  • 16 - Charleston York Rite Regular Communication

    • CCMA Building- 1285 Orange Grove Road, Charleston, SC 29407
    • Collation - 6:30PM
    • Business Meeting - 730PM
  • 22 - Enterred Apprentice Degree - Special Communication

    • 3571 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29405
    • Collation - 6:30PM
    • Degree - 730PM
  • 24 - Charleston Scottish Rite Regular Communication

    • Scottish Rite Center - 1051 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29407
    • Collation - 6:30PM
    • Business Meeting - 730PM
  • 25 - 1st and 2nd District Instructional Meeting

    • CCMA Building- 1285 Orange Grove Road, Charleston, SC 29407
    • Collation - 6:30PM
    • Business Meeting - 730PM
  • 27 - Worshipful Masters Workshop

    • Scottish Rite Center - 7230 Garners Ferry Road, Columbia, SC 29209
    • Meeting - 8:00AM
  • 29 - Master Mason Degree - Special Communication

    • 3571 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29405
    • Collation - 6:30PM
    • Business Meeting - 730PM

FEBRUARY

  • 2 - Fellowcraft Degree - Special Communication

    • 3571 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29405
    • Collation - 7:30AM
    • Business Meeting - 9:00AM
  • 12 - Regular Communication

    • 3571 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29405
    • Collation - 6:30PM
    • Business Meeting - 730PM
  • 14 - Masters and Wardens Monthly Meeting

    • Etiwan Lodge No. 95 - 438 Whilden Street, Mt Pleasant, SC 29464
    • Collation - 6:30PM
    • Business Meeting - 730PM
  • 20 - Charleston York Rite Regular Communication

    • CCMA Building- 1285 Orange Grove Road, Charleston, SC 29407
    • Collation - 6:30PM
    • Business Meeting - 730PM
  • 28 - Charleston Scottish Rite Regular Communication

    • Scottish Rite Center - 1051 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29407
    • Collation - 6:30PM
    • Business Meeting - 730PM

MARCH

  • 12 - Regular Communication

    • 3571 Dorchester Road, North Charleston, SC 29405
    • Collation - 6:30PM
    • Business Meeting - 730PM
  • 14 - Masters and Wardens Monthly Meeting

    • York Rite - CCMA Building- 1285 Orange Grove Road, Charleston, SC 29407
    • Collation - 6:30PM
    • Business Meeting - 730PM
  • 20 - Charleston York Rite Regular Communication

    • CCMA Building- 1285 Orange Grove Road, Charleston, SC 29407
    • Collation - 6:30PM
    • Business Meeting - 730PM
  • 28 - Charleston Scottish Rite Regular Communication

    • Scottish Rite Center - 1051 Sam Rittenberg Boulevard, Charleston, SC 29407
    • Collation - 6:30PM
    • Business Meeting - 730PM

2018 Lodge Officers


Phil Reichner

Worshipful Master

Mel Wagner

Senior Warden

Mark Shaffer

Junior Warden

John Reimer

Treasurer

Tommy Blackwood

Secretary

James Hartnett

Senior Deacon

Larry Anderson, Jr.

Junior Deacon

Al Couch

Chaplain

Bill Freeman

Tiler

Herb Franklin

Senior Steward

To Be Appointed

Junior Steward

Lloyd Christopher

Marshall

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Contact Details


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Contact

Email : info@fellowship400afm.org

Call : 843.926.5788

Mailing Address :

PO Box 60998

North Charleston,SC 29419

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