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Sponsors: Rep. Agnew
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Introduced in the House on February 8, 2006
Introduced in the Senate on February 8, 2006
Adopted by the General Assembly on February 8, 2006
Summary: Due West Masonic Lodge #100
HISTORY OF LEGISLATIVE ACTIONS
Date Body Action Description with journal page number ------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2/8/2006 House Introduced, adopted, sent to Senate HJ-12 2/8/2006 Senate Introduced, adopted, returned with concurrence SJ-10
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TO HONOR AND CONGRATULATE THE DUE WEST MASONIC LODGE #100, A CONCURRENT BODY OF THE PRINCE HALL GRAND LODGE OF SOUTH CAROLINA, CHARTERED #100 ON DECEMBER 13, 1905, ON ITS 100TH ANNIVERSARY AND WISH THEM MUCH SUCCESS IN ALL THE LODGE'S FUTURE ENDEAVORS.
Whereas, the members of the South Carolina General Assembly are pleased to recognize the Due West Masonic Lodge #100, a concurrent body of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of South Carolina, on the occasion of its 100th anniversary; and
Whereas, on December 13, 1905, the Due West Masonic Lodge received its charger from the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of South Carolina and has enjoyed 100 years of fraternity, growth, and community service, and for the first eighty-nine of it's one hundred years the lodge met in its original lodge structure, which dated back to 1905, until a new lodge was constructed in 1994 adjacent to the original lodge; and
Whereas, the lodge has had a rich history throughout its one hundred years and is proud of its firm and faithful commitment to the principles of masonry by focusing on individual development and growth and living lives of honor, integrity, and service to others; and
Whereas, over the course of its history, the world has experienced many political, social, racial, and religious conflicts and change, from world wars, to the civil rights struggle, to the technological advances of today, and throughout these times the bonds of friendship, service, and brotherly love have survived among the members of the Due West Masonic Lodge; and
Whereas, throughout its one hundred years, the Due West Masonic Lodge has embraced diverse beliefs and ideologies, maintaining solidarity among its lodge members and with the worldwide fraternal organization of masons; and
Whereas, among the lodge's past and present membership there are those who have served our country in the armed services, those who have been leaders and have served the community in their churches, as educators, farmers, school principals, school board members, business owners, local government officials, law enforcement officers, and good citizens, maintaining an active, contributing presence in both the African American community, specifically, and in the Due West community, generally; and
Whereas, among its many contributions to the community, the Due West Lodge holds many annual events, including health fairs and voter registration drives, and the lodge awards the annual W. B. Cunningham Scholarship for a male high school student seeking higher education; and
Whereas, the members of the South Carolina General Assembly are pleased to have the opportunity to recognize such an outstanding organization as the Due West Masonic Lodge #100 and congratulate them on their one hundred years of dedication to the "Brotherhood of Man under the Fatherhood of God". Now, therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Senate concurring:
That the members of the South Carolina General Assembly, by this resolution, honor and congratulate the Due West Masonic Lodge #100, a concurrent body of the Prince Hall Grand Lodge of South Carolina, chartered #100 on December 13, 1905, on its 100th Anniversary and wish them much success in all the lodge's future endeavors.
Be it further resolved that a copy of this resolution be provided to the Due West Masonic Lodge #100.
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