Apr 28

SC Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons Annual Communication

  • Embassy Suites & Conference Center

The 280th Annual Communication of the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons of South Carolina will be held on April 27th and 28th, at the Embassy Suites, Greenville Golf Resort & Conference Center located at 670 Verdae Blvd, Greenville, SC 29607.

The Religious Service will commence on Thursday, April 27th at 9:00 AM and will be conducted by Reverend and Right Worshipful A. Robert Nix, Grand Chaplain. Following the Religious Service, the Grand Lodge will be officially opened at 10:00 AM by Most Worshipful William B. Rogers, Grand Master with the assistance of the Grand Lodge Officers and Brethren. The Annual Banquet will be held on Thursday, April 27th at 7:00 PM in the Ball Room of the Embassy Suites, Greenville.  Grand Lodge will then reconvene on Friday Morning to complete its Communication.

7:00 pm19:00

AFM Club 300th Anniversary of Freemasonry Master Mason Degree

  • Spartanburg Masonic Temple

In celebration of the 300th Anniversary of Freemasonry, the AFM Club of Spartanburg County will confer the Master Mason's Degree on one candidate.  This Degree will be conferred in Traditional Observance form with candlelight and classical music.  The Degree will be held at Saint John's Masonic Lodge #333 AFM.  A meal will be served at 6 PM with the Degree starting at 7 PM.  It is recommended (but not required) that those in attendance wear a shirt & tie.

7:00 pm19:00

Masonic Memorial for WB Reggie Cox

  • Inman Masonic Lodge #201 AFM

The family of WB Reggie Cox has requested that Inman Lodge perform a Masonic Memorial for WB Reggie Cox.  WB Stephen Pinker will open the Lodge for the purpose of a Masonic Memorial at 6 PM.

8:30 am08:30

Arcadia 285 George Washington Portrait Presentation

  • Arcadia Elementary School

Arcadia 285 will be presenting a George Washington Portrait to Arcadia Elementary School in honor of RWB Lemuel "Peanut" Pender.  Please meet in front of the school at 8:20 AM, and please wear a coat & tie, aprons & jewels.

5:00 pm17:00

Inman 201 Steak Dinner Fundraiser

  • Lyman Lake Lodge

This is a ticket-only event, with the price being $25 each.  Only 100 tickets will be available.  The event begins at 5 PM with a singing performance by Chosen Voices.  At 6 PM the meal begins, with a 12 oz. rib-eye steak, baked potato, salad, roll, dessert and a drink.  At 7 PM the cake walk begins.  For $1 per walk, you can participate in a chance to win a delicious homemade cake.  This event is open to the public.  To order your tickets, contact WB Stephen Pinker at 864-415-4459, WB Jeff Honeycutt at 864-809-0866 or WB Lynn Lowe at 864-680-0743.

8:00 am08:00

Wardens Workshop

  • The Scottish Rite Center of Columbia

The workshop for Senior and Junior Wardens will be held at the Scottish Rite Center in Columbia, SC.  Registration will begin at 8:30 AM and the meeting will commence at 9 AM.  Lunch will be served, and all Wardens are urged to attend.

12:30 pm12:30

Cornerstone Laying and Re-Dedication at Walden 274

  • Walden Masonic Lodge #274 AFM

Lunch will be served at 11:30 AM at the Lodge.  The Grand Master, with the assistance of the Grand Lodge, will open the Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons of South Carolina on the First Degree at Walden Lodge at 12:30 PM.  The Cornerstone Laying ceremony will follow at 1:00 PM, with the Re-Dedication following.  Brothers of all Degrees and their Ladies are invited to attend.