NEWS from 2017

December 12, 2017
December 12th was our Ladies Night Dinner, and the Open Installation of the 2018 Officers.  A wonderful meal was served to a great turnout of Brothers, wives, girlfriends, widows and guests – and a sincere “thank you” to all the Brothers who prepared, cooked, served and cleared-up the meal – it was truly delicious!


Following the dinner was the Open Installation of 2018 Officers, pictured below.  Congratulations to all our newly Installed Officers.  (More pictures are on the 2017 Photo Gallery page).  





RWB Dave Harrell (L) was presented his Past Masters Apron by newly-installed WM Steve Kahn (R).  Pictured below.


In the pictures below RWB Dave Harrell (R) congratulates and presents both the “Mason of the Year” and “Past Master of the Year” Awards to Secretary, WB Don Cox (L).  Congratulations WB Cox!

November 14, 2017
Congratulations to the 2018 Officers who were elected at the November meeting.  The Officers-Elect for next year are: WM-Elect Steve Kahn (WM), WB Greg Barsnica (SW), WB Reese Wesner (JW), Brother Jim Jarrell (Treasurer), WB Don Cox (Secretary), Brother Daniel Barr (SD), Brother Dargan Foxworth (JD), Brother Mike Williams (Steward), Brother Russell Richardson (Steward), RWB Myron Creel (Chaplain), Brother Mike DeSalis (Tiler).


October 10, 2017
Myrtle Beach Lodge #353 was proud to have three Annual award recipients at the October meeting.  Brother Shelby “Bud” Chestnut has attained his 60th year in Masonry, and proudly received his 60-year Certificate, Card, Pin and congratulatory letter from SC Grand Lodge from WM Dave Harrell, DDGM, who also presented Brother Greg Clemmons and Brother Dean Floyd with their 25-Year Pins.  Congratulations to all three Brothers on their accomplishments!  Pictured below in the first picture are Brother Bud Chestnut (L) and RWB Dave Harrell (R), and in the second picture are Brothers Greg Clemmons (L), Dean Floyd (Middle) and RWB Dave Harrell (R).


Also awarded was an Honorary Life Membership.  This was presented to WB Josh Backfield from Horry Lodge 381 in appreciation of all the support and help he has given to Myrtle Beach Lodge #353 over the years.   Pictured Below is WB Josh Backfield (L) receiving his card from WM Dave Harrell, DDGM (R).

July 27, 2017
Myrtle Beach Lodge #353 would like to congratulate (pictured below, L to R) Brother Kyler Kahn, Brother Wesley Rateliff (“Cole”) and Brother Aubrey Stack who took their EA Degree at the Lodge.  We look forward to supporting these three brothers as they begin their Masonic journey.

July 19, 2017
On Wednesday, July 19th, 2017 RWB Dick Wesner and WB Don Cox (Secretary) went to the Assisted Living facility to present Brother James L. Broadhurst (“Larry”) with his 50-Year Certificate and Pin.  They were met there by Brother Broadhurst’s son, Jamie Broadhurst and Staci Smith.  Pictured below are Brother Broadhurst receiving his Lifetime Membership card, receiving his 50-Year Certificate and a group picture of (Left to Right) Staci Smith, Jamie Broadhurst, Brother Larry Broadhurst and RWB Dick Wesner.  Congratulations Brother Broadhurst!


June 13, 2017
WB Michael J. Leonard of Trinity Lodge #32, Clinton, MA visited with our Lodge, and is pictured below (left) being welcomed by WM RWB Dave Harrell, DDGM (Right).  WB Leonard also presented WM a commemorative Trowel.


Pictured below is Brother Randy Crum (Left) who visited our Lodge and presented WM RWB Dave Harrell, DDGM (Right) with several carved wooden Masonic Tool sets which were hand-made and sent down for our Lodge Brothers by Brother Gene Endicott   We appreciate Brother Crum visiting our Lodge (this is his second visit) and to Brother Endicott for his thoughtfulness and generosity in sending these sets of Tools to our Lodge Brethren.


May 18, 2017
Myrtle Beach Lodge #353 welcome four new Brothers into our Lodge!  Pictured below, from L to R are Marion Foxworth, IV (“Dargan), Mark Aston, Daniel Barr (“Dino”) and William Valdez, III, who took their Master Mason Degree at Myrtle Beach Lodge #353.  Congratulations to these Brothers, and we look forward to welcoming them as they actively participate in our meetings and Masonic events.

May 11, 2017
Two of our Candidates went to Socastee Lodge #421 and took their EA Degree.  Congratulations to Brother Alex Williams (L) and Brother Kendall Benjamin (R) as they begin their Masonic journey.  Thank you to Socastee #421 for putting on the Degree as a courtesy for our two Brothers.

May 9, 2017
An Honorary Membership was given by Myrtle Beach Lodge #353 to RWB Gordon Best, PDDGM (Grand Strand Lodge #392) in appreciation of all he continues to do to support our Lodge.  Pictured below are WM RWB Dave Harrell, DDGM (L) presenting the Honorary Membership card to RWB Gordon Best (R).  Congratulations RWB Best…


April 20, 2017
A Fellowcraft Degree was put on at Myrtle Beach Lodge #353 for Brother Mark Aston, pictured below.  Congratulations to Brother Aston!   We will be following him and supporting him as he continues on to become a Master Mason in our Lodge in the near future.


March 16, 2017
Congratulations to Brother Hunter Chalmers, pictured below, who took his EA Degree at Grand Strand Lodge #392.   We appreciate and thank Grand Strand #392 for putting on his EA as a courtesy, and we look forward to Brother Chalmers continuing down his Masonic path with Myrtle Beach Lodge #353.

Brother Hunter Chalmers - EA Degree









February 23, 2017
Myrtle Beach Lodge #353 put on a Fellowcraft Degree for Brother William Valdez III and Brother Marion Foxworth IV.  We would like to congratulate these two Brothers, and look forward to supporting them as they continue on their paths to being raised as Master Masons in our Lodge.


January 19, 2017
Myrtle Beach Lodge #353 is proud to announce two new Master Masons!  Congratulations to Brother Sydney Chase and Brother Dennis Williams who visited Loris Lodge #205 where they took their Master Mason Degree. We thank all involved at Loris Lodge #205 for putting on the Degree, and we look forward to Brothers Chase and Williams becoming active members of Myrtle Beach Lodge #353.