Inman Golf Tournament 2018

The weather was beautiful with a high of 82 degrees for the 32nd Annual Charles Heatherly Memorial Golf Tournament at Village Greens in Inman, SC.  Twenty-seven teams competed in the captain's choice affair that began at 8 am with a shotgun start.  As the teams began to roll in around lunchtime, they were treated to a barbecue meal prepared by Inman Lodge's own Gary Plumley and Mike Caton. 

Thanks to all the volunteers that helped make another enjoyable event by Inman Masonic Lodge possible!

Grand Master's Bowling Tournament 2018

Ninety-seven people came to Paradise Lanes on August 27, 2018 to participate in the Grand Master's Bowling Tournament.  Again, all thirty-six lanes were full for the event.  MWB Michael D. Smith was in attendance with the rest of the Grand Lodge's elected line.  

Buffalo Lodge #202 won the high team score for the evening, as well as high individual score.  Cherokee Lodge #135 won the low team score, and Lady Lynn Smith won low individual score.

Thanks to all the participants for making this a memorable and fun event!

 

Inman Lodge's Flag Presentation Ceremony

Reported by Stephen E. Pinker, PM:

On July 14th, a ceremony to celebrate our Nation's Flag was held at Inman Masonic Lodge.  The flag presentation was preceded by a fabulous meal prepared by Inman Lodge’s members.  Everyone was then gathered in the main Lodge room for the presentation that WB Ken Kuzmaul had lined up for the evening.  It started off with the presentation of our Nation’s flag, followed by the Pledge of Allegiance and prayer.   Bro. William Turner, a Past National Sojourner, along with his wife, Patti, gave the presentation of the building of our flag.  It gave bits of history of our flag that some were not aware, such as the size and shape of the stars were left up to the seamstress sewing the flag.  This small detail is how we have 5 pointed stars on our flag today.

After the presentation WB Ken then recognized our first responders and military and thanked them for their service.  He then presented Cornelius Huff, Mayor of Inman, with a flag.  Bro. Turner tells us that, “the flag was flown by Congressman Trey Gowdy (SC-4) for me on February 22nd, George Washington’s Birthday.”  Mayor Huff was greatly surprised and humbled to receive such a gift.  He stated that it would be proudly displayed in City Hall for all to enjoy.  Mayor Huff was given time to speak and reaffirmed how great it was to be invited to such a presentation and that he had never seen our flag presented in such a unique and profound way.  WB Ken then concluded the presentation by telling of the under taking of passing out the flags along with the etiquette booklet, after which he gave the benediction.

Pictures of the event can be viewed here.

Inman's Degree Work

Brothers Shawn Osborne, Cole Howard and Kevin Steed received their Master Mason Degree on April 7th, 2018.  Brother Jason Murphy received his Entered Apprentice Degree on April 19th.  Hunter Webb received his Master Mason Degree on June 12th.

Inman Lodge would like to congratulate the following Brethren for taking their respective steps in Masonry!

Inman's Past Master Degree Team

 Front Row (L-R):  Bruce Chennery, PDDGM, Grady Rhinehart, PM, Lynn Lowe, PM, Terry Mabry, PM, Ken Kuszmaul, WM, Keith Dellinger, PM, Jerry Kimmons, PDDGM, Paul McWilliams, DDGM, Stephen Pinker, PM  Back Row (L-R):  Jay Adam Pearson, PGM, Eddy Mitchell, PDDGM, Doug O'Shields, PDDGM, Jeff Honeycutt, SGD, Steve Pinker, PM, RJ Plumley, PM

Front Row (L-R):  Bruce Chennery, PDDGM, Grady Rhinehart, PM, Lynn Lowe, PM, Terry Mabry, PM, Ken Kuszmaul, WM, Keith Dellinger, PM, Jerry Kimmons, PDDGM, Paul McWilliams, DDGM, Stephen Pinker, PM

Back Row (L-R):  Jay Adam Pearson, PGM, Eddy Mitchell, PDDGM, Doug O'Shields, PDDGM, Jeff Honeycutt, SGD, Steve Pinker, PM, RJ Plumley, PM

A Master Mason Degree was conferred at Inman Masonic Lodge on June 12, 2018 by Inman’s Past Master Degree Team.  Members of Grand Lodge, including RWB Walter C. “Cal” Disher, Deputy Grand Master of Ancient Free Masons of South Carolina, were in attendance.   Fifteen of Inman’s Past Masters, including MWB Jay Adam Pearson, Past Grand Master, were in attendance as well, and were presented with SC AFM Past Master lapel pins by RWB Paul McWilliams, District Deputy Grand Master of the 20th Masonic District.  Brother Hunter Webb, son of Brother Carl Webb, was raised to the sublime degree of a Master Mason as over forty Masons looked on during this night of fellowship. 

Congratulations to the Brothers Webb, and to Inman’s Degree Team for a job well done.

WB Jeff Honeycutt Receives the Dalcho Certificate of Merit

WB Jeff Honeycutt was awarded the Frederick Dalcho Certificate of Merit at the South Carolina Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons Banquet on April 26th 2018.  WB Jeff was Past Master of Inman Masonic Lodge in 2005, Past Grand Steward in 2014, and was appointed Senior Grand Deacon for the Grand Lodge for 2018.  He, along with RWB Tommy Watson, Past Master of Irving Southworth Masonic Lodge and PDDGM of the 21st District were the two recipients from Spartanburg County for this prestigious award. 

The SC AFM Grand Lodge website offers the following description:  “The award is named for Rev. Frederick Dalcho, MD, who was the dominant figure in Freemasonry in South Carolina in the early 1800s.  In the year 1807, Dr. Dalcho published, under the sanction of the Grand Lodge of Ancient York Masons of South Carolina, The Ahiman Rezon. Since that time, the book has been revised and augmented, and continues today as the Book of Constitutions in South Carolina.  Rev Dr. Dalcho served as Grand Chaplain, and was one of the founders of the Supreme Council 33rd Degree, Ancient and Accepted Scottish Rite of Freemasonry, the Southern Jurisdiction of the USA.”

This Certificate of Merit is given to a small number of SC Masons each year in recognition for their exemplary service to the Craft.  Congratulations, WB Jeff, on this honor!

  

Brother Joseph McMillin

Brother Joseph McMillin, a sixty year member of Inman Masonic Lodge, has laid down his working tools on April 27th, 2018.  Brother McMillin received his Entered Apprentice Degree on November 15th, 1957, his Fellow Craft Degree on December 19th, 1957, and his Master Mason Degree on January 25th, 1958.  Please keep the family of Brother McMillin in your daily devotions.

Brother McMillin's obituary can be viewed here.

Brother Marvin White

On March 26th, 2018, Brother Marvin White laid down his working tools.  He was a member of Inman Masonic Lodge for forty-seven years.  He received his Entered Apprentice Degree on October 16, 1970, his Fellow Craft Degree on November 24th, 1970, and his Master Mason Degree on December 22, 1970.  Brother White's obituary can be viewed here.

Please keep the family of Brother White in your daily devotions.

Inman's Degree Work

Hunter Webb received his Entered Apprentice Degree on January 16th, and his Fellow Craft Degree on March 22nd.  Charles Keller and Harry "Butch" Johnson received their Fellow Craft Degree on January 23rd, and their Master Mason Degree on March 10th.  Bryan Murphy and Brian Barajas received their Entered Apprentice Degree on March 8th.

Inman Lodge would like to congratulate the following Brethren for taking their respective steps in Masonry!

Brother Cletus Champion

On March 18, 2018, Brother Cletus Champion laid down his working tools.  He was a forty year member of Inman Masonic Lodge, receiving his Entered Apprentice Degree on June 7th, 1977, his Fellow Craft Degree on August 9th, 1977, and his Master Mason Degree on September 10th, 1977.  Masonic Rites for Brother Champion will be held at Seawright Funeral Home in Inman on March 20th at 5:30 pm, with the Lodge opening at 4:30 pm.

Please keep the Champion family in your daily devotions.  Brother Champion’s obituary can be viewed here.