Thursday, May 25th  On Thursday, May 25th Myrtle Beach  Lodge 353 put on a Master Mason Degree for Brother John F. Pezzuti (pictured below) and our Congratulations go out to Brother John on becoming the newest member of our Lodge.  We thank him, too for all the work he has contributed to the Lodge over the past several months while preparing to be raised, and we look forward to him joining us at our upcoming meetings and events.


April 26th – 28th  Grand Lodge Annual Meetings & Elections were held at the Embassy Suites in Greenville, SC from Wednesday April 26th through Friday, April 28th, 2023.  On the Wednesday night MWB Ronald C. Mitchum, Grand Master held his Grand Master’s Dinner to which the District Deputies and spouses were invited.  Our own Secretary, RWB Don Cox, who is also our 29th District Deputy Grand Master, along with his wife, Jane attended the dinner and are pictured below.

Meetings were held on Thursday, followed by the Grand Lodge Banquet in the evening.  On Friday the Business Meeting, Voting and Elections of Officers took Place.  Pictured below are Myrtle Beach Lodge 353 attendees (from L to R): Brother Ed Vanderbilt (Junior Warden), RWB Myron Creel (PDDGM), WB Mark Aston (Worshipful Master) and RWB Don Cox (Secretary)  / 29th District Deputy Grand Master.


Saturday, April 15th  Saturday, April 15th was “Lodge Clean-up Day” and a big thank-you goes out to the Officers, Brothers and family members who came out to help.  A lot of work was done on the outside, and when done, our Lodge exterior looked great.  Thank you again to all who worked tirelessly on the interior as well, and the volunteers not pictured.



Thursday, April 6th On Thursday, April 6th, members of Myrtle Beach #353 took one of their Candidates to Socastee Lodge #421 where they conferred the EA Degree on him.  Congratulations to Brother Scott Flora (pictured below) and thank-you to the Officers and members of Socastee #421 for putting on the Degree for him.  We look forward to Brother Flora continuing on his Masonic journey to becoming a Master Mason.


Thursday, March 23rd On Thursday, March 23rd Myrtle Beach Lodge conferred a Fellowcraft Degree.  We congratulate Brother John F. Pezzuti and look forward to seeing him raised as a Master Mason in the near future.


February, 2023  You may have noticed that in the dining room we have brand new tables and chairs (pictured below).  These were purchased and donated by the 2023 Officers and Past Masters.  Thank you to all those in this group for the donation – the Lodge appreciates this upgrade.


Thursday, February 23rd On Thursday, February 23rd Myrtle Beach Lodge put on another EA Degree.  We had three (3) additional candidates take their Degree with a good turnout of Brothers in attendance.  Congratulations to Brother Vincent Padavano, Brother Oscar Herrera and Brother Jason Joy.  We look forward supporting each of you as you continue on your Masonic journey.


Thursday, January 26th On Thursday, January 26, 2023 Myrtle Beach Lodge 353 held their first Degree of the year.  We had a great turnout to see a group of five (5) of our Candidates take their EA Degree.  Pictured below, from L to R are Brother William Leckie, Brother Luke Miller, Brother Alex Wetherell, Brother Joseph Baldwin and Brother Douglas Alexander. What a great start to 2023… Congratulations Brothers!  We welcome you as you journey on to become Master Masons in Myrtle Beach Lodge 353.


Tuesday, December 13, 2022  Congratulations to our 2023 Officers were installed at the December 13, 2022 Open Installation / Ladies Night:

Worshipful Master WB Mark Aston
Senior Warden Brother Phil Workman
Junior Warden Brother Ed Vanderbilt
Treasurer  Brother Jim Jarrell
Secretary RWB Don Cox
Senior Deacon Brother Dino Barr
Junior Deacon Brother Jay Dennis
Steward Brother Sean Kenny
Steward Brother Raymond Moyer
Chaplain WB Steve Kahn
Tiler WB Steve St. Clair 
Marshal Brother Adam Merritt