NEWS from 2019

December 19, 2019

On Thursday, December 19, 2019 Myrtle Beach Masonic Lodge #353 held an EA Degree at the Lodge. and conferred the EA Degree on Brother Anthony Holdaway, pictured (L) below, and Brother Sean Kenny (R).  Congratulations go out to Brothers Holdaway and Kenny, and we look forward to following and supporting them as they continue their Masonic journey.

Holdaway & Kenny - EA

December 10, 2019

On Tuesday, December 10, 2019 Myrtle Beach Masonic Lodge #353 held its Annual Ladies Night and Open Installation of Officers.  Some pictures taken during the dinner will be posted on the Gallery page shortly, and a wonderful Prime Rib / Chicken meal was enjoyed by all who attended.  Thanks to all the Officers, Brothers and wives who helped with the cooking, serving and clean up.

At the Dinner Annual Awards were presented to two well-deserving Brothers who were voted as winners by their Brothers at the November Regular Communications meeting.  These Awards were presented by RWB Dave Harrell.  “Mason of the Year, 2019” was presented to Brother Ben Robbins (top picture), and Past Master of the Year” was presented to WM Greg Barsnica (lower picture).  Congratulations Brothers!

Below is a picture of the 2020 Officers after the Open Installation  Congratulations to all!

2020 Officers at Open Installation

December 7, 2019

At a morning Degree at the Lodge on Saturday, December 7, 2019 we added another Master Mason to to our Myrtle Beach Lodge #353 membership.  Congratulations to Brother Edward Vanderbilt, Jr., pictured below, who was raised as a Master Mason at this Degree.  We welcome Brother Vanderbilt to our Lodge and look forward to his participation in our meetings and events.

November 14, 2019

Thursday, November 14th Myrtle Beach Lodge #353 took our most recent Candidate to Grand Strand Lodge #392 where he took his EA Degree. Congratulations to Brother Thomas Lorenz, and we look forward to supporting him as he continues on his Masonic Journey.  Thank you to Grand Strand Lodge #392 for conveying this Degree for Brother Lorenz.

November 12, 2019

Our November Regular Communication meeting was our annual Elections for next years Officers.  The Line of Officers for 2020 is:

Worshipful Master WM-Elect Ben Robbins
Senior Warden Brother Dargan Foxworth
Junior Warden Brother Mark Aston
Treasurer Brother Jim Jarrell
Secretary WB Don Cox
Senior Deacon Brother Dewey Anderson
Junior Deacon Brother Trey Hall
Steward Brother Phil Workman
Chaplain RWB Myron Creel
Tiler Brother Tim Lawrence
Marshall Brother Holden Bullock
Congratulations to all our 2020 Officers-elect.

October 10, 2019

At the 29th Masonic District Annual Outdoor Degree, held on October 10, 2019 At Atalaya, Myrtle Beach Lodge #353 welcomed another Master Mason into our Lodge.  Brother Duncan Barbour, pictured below was raised as a Master Mason at this Degree.  We congratulate Brother Duncan Barbour, and look forward to having him join us at our meetings and Masonic events.

October 8, 2019

At our October Regular Communication meeting, RWB Billy Carroll, District Deputy Grand Master visited our Lodge and presented WB Stephen St. Clair with a pin for “Certified Lecturer for all Three Degrees”.  Congratulations, WB St. Clair, this is a well-deserved award.  Pictured below are WB Stephen St. Clair (L) and RWB Billy Carroll, DDGM (R).

September 26, 2019

On Thursday, September 26, 2019 Myrtle Beach Lodge #353 put on a Fellowcraft Degree for Brother Edward (“Ed”) Vanderbilt, pictured below.  We congratulate Brother Vanderbilt and look forward to supporting him as he continues his Masonic journey towards being raised as a Master Mason in our Lodge.

Brother Ed Vanderbilt - FC

September 17, 2019

On Tuesday, September 17, 2019 we added another Master Mason to our Lodge.  Brother Phil Workman, pictured below, was raised as a Master Mason at Murrells Inlet Lodge #368.  “Thank you” to the Murrells Inlet Brothers for putting on the Degree and the courtesy work for our Brother.  Congratulations, Brother Workman, and we welcome you to Myrtle Beach Lodge #353.

Brother Phil Workman

September 2019

Brother Doug Harbaugh visited the Grand Lodge of London, and forwarded the pictures below.  Thank you, Brother Harbaugh for sharing these wonderful pictures with us.

Grand Lodge of London

Brother Harbaugh at Grand Lodge of London

August 29, 2019

Thursday, August 29th Myrtle Beach Lodge #353 conferred a Master Mason Degree and welcomed four new Master Masons to our Lodge. Congratulations go out to (pictured below from L to R) Brother Trey Hall, Brother Tim Lawrence, Brother Adam Merritt and Brother Jay Dennis. It is always great to see young men complete their journey and be raised to Master Masons, and we welcome them and look forward to them participating in our meetings and Masonic events.

August 13, 2019

Tuesday, August 13th, at the August Regular Communication, WB Matt Fry, Seaside Lodge #419 presented WM Greg Barsnica with a Square & Compass Masonic Plaque for Myrtle Beach Masonic Lodge #353 to hang above the door.  Pictured below are WB Matt Fry (L) and WM Greg Barsnica (R).  Thank you, WB Fry for the great gift to our Lodge.

July 30, 2019

On Tuesday , July 30th we took four of our EA’s to Horry Lodge 381 in Conway to join one of their Brothers for their Fellowcraft Degree.  We appreciate Horry 381 putting on the Degree.  Pictured below (from Left to Right) are Brother Adam Merritt, Brother (Tim) Lawrence, Brother Trampus (Trey) Hall and Brother Phillip (Phil) Workman.  Congratulations Brothers!  We look forward to seeing your final step as you are raised as Master Masons in Myrtle Beach Lodge 353.

July 25, 2019

Myrtle Beach Lodge #353 conducted an EA Degree on Thursday, July 25, 2019 for Brother Edward William Vanderbilt, pictured below.  Congratulations go out to Brother Vanderbilt, and we look forward to seeing and supporting him as he continues on his Masonic journey.  

June 27, 2019

On Thursday, June 27, 2019 a Fellowcraft Degree was conducted by Myrtle Beach Lodge #353 for Brother Jasper (“Jay”) Dennis, pictured below.   Congratulations to Brother Dennis as he continues on his journey to becoming a Master Mason.

The furniture has been returned to the Lodge lobby, and the picture below shows how great everything looks with the finished mural and the new and updated seating area.

June 11, 2019

At our June Regular Communication meeting, an Honorary Membership was awarded to Brother Brian “Cat” Taylor of Grand Strand Lodge #392, who completed our beautiful Lodge lobby mural with help from his Art students. Pictured below are WM Greg Barsnica (L) and Brother Cat Taylor (R).

Also, at this meeting the Myrtle Beach Lodge #353 flag was taken by Grand Strand Lodge #392. Pictured below is WM Tom Roesch (L) of Grand Strand #392 getting ready to receive the flag from WM Greg Barsnica (R).

June 7, 2019

Our new Lodge mural was unveiled this week. What a wonderful addition to our Lodge Lobby! Be sure to come and see it in person.

Our sincere thanks and appreciation go to Brother Brian “Cat” Taylor of Grand Strand Lodge #392, who is also an Art instructor at CCU. This was a teaching project for some of his art students, and the completed work is displayed on three walls of our Lodge lobby. The artists names are listed below…

Brother Brian “Cat” Taylor and his CCU Art Students: Hugh Austin Bell, Alice Cetinkaya, Steven Foster, Pamela Jiminez, Zantrel Lee Phillips, Spencer Nelson, Steven Parker II, Brianna Taylor, Morgan Thibeault and Jessica Walters.

May 23, 2019

On Thursday, May 23, 2019, Myrtle Beach Lodge #353 was honored to have four Candidates take their EA Degree. These new Brothers are pictured below. From (L) to (R) are Brother Timothy (Tim) Lawrence, Brother Phillip (Phil) Workman, Brother Mark McKamey and Brother Trampus (Trey) Hall. We offer our congratulations to each of them, and look forward to supporting them as they continue on their Masonic journeys.

March 28, 2019

Myrtle Beach Lodge #353 conferred the EA Degree on Candidate Jasper (“Jay”) Dennis on Thursday, March 28th at the Lodge. Congratulations to Brother Dennis, pictured below after the Degree. Please follow and support our new Brother’s journey, as well as all our other EA and FC Brothers as they each journey on to become Master Masons.

March 2019

When one of the exterior lights burned out (literally “burnt”!) recently, the Lodge voted to replace both entrance lights, since the old ones were old, worn out, and no longer safe. Pictured below is one of the pair of new lights, installed recently on the front exterior. Another upgrade improvement to our Lodge. Looking good!

February 26, 2019

On Tuesday, February 26, 2019 Myrtle Beach Lodge #353 put on a FellowCraft Degree for Brother Duncan Barbour. We congratulate Brother Barbour, son of Myrtle Beach Lodge #353 Brother Marc Barbour, as he continues on his journey to being raised as a Master Mason in our Lodge.

February 9, 2019

Conway Lodge #65 held a morning EA Degree on Saturday, February 9th, and kindly allowed one of Myrtle Beach Lodge #353 Candidates to take his EA Degree along with their Candidate. Pictured below is Brother Brad Allison after the EA Degree. We appreciate Conway #65 conferring the Degree as a courtesy, and congratulate Brother Allison as he starts his Masonic journey.

January 24, 2019

On Thursday, January 24, 209 Myrtle Beach Lodge #353 put on an EA Degree for two new candidates.  Pictured below are Brother Adam Merritt (L) and Brother Jeb Burroughs (R). We congratulate Brothers Merritt and Burroughs and look forward to following and supporting them as they begin their journey to becoming Master Masons.

January 6, 2019

In November, our Brothers voted for the Mason of the Year Award recipient.   Our late Brother Mike Williams, 2018 Stewart (pictured below) was chosen as the most deserving Brother for all he did for the Lodge before his untimely passing in April.  We we were all honored to have known him and will remember him fondly.

Pictured below, our Treasurer, Brother Jim Jarrell took the Mason of the Year plaque to Brother Mike’s widow, Kim Williams and presented it to her from all our Lodge Brothers.