Spreading Holiday Cheer

One of the missions of Inman Masonic Lodge is community service.  In the past, the Lodge has had members visit the area nursing home facilities during Christmas to give gifts to the residents.  Brother David Fisgus took up the mantle this year and delivered gifts to about eighty residents of Golden Age, Inman Healthcare and Magnolia Manor.

Brother Fisgus prepared gift boxes for the men and ladies of these facilities.  They included socks for the ladies, thermal or tube socks for the men, toboggans with some of the ladies instead receiving throw blankets, crossword or word search puzzle books, personal hygiene and toiletry items and assorted candies.  These gift boxes were made possible by a generous donation from the members of Inman Masonic Lodge, as well as dental hygiene items donated from local dentists, toiletry items donated from Brother Fisgus’ co-workers, various items donated by Brother Carl Webb, and the throw blankets from an anonymous donor.

With the assistance of his daughter, Mallory, and his son, Matthew, Brother Fisgus delivered these items to the residents, remarking how wonderful it was to give to people of need for Inman Lodge.  “It was brought to my attention by the activities directors and workers of these facilities,” Brother Fisgus said, “that this is the only thing that some of these residents will get all year.”  Brother Fisgus said that a lack of time prevented him from meeting all the residents.  It is his wish that we of Inman Lodge, or better still in cooperation with other Lodges, continue with the collection and distribution of the packages.   “(We need) to spread the love and joy of the holiday season,” Brother Fisgus said.  “(We need) to see the joy and appreciation it gives some of these folks just to spend time with them, and know they aren’t forgotten.”     

Ladies Night 2018

Ladies Night was held at Inman Masonic Lodge on November 10, 2018, with forty-plus people in attendance. Brother Ray Pack’s party of sixteen included eight wives of Masons who have since passed on. An invocation was made by RWB Doug O’Shields, then everyone enjoyed a catered meal. Awards were then presented, where Brother Carl Webb received the Mason of the Year Award for 2018, and Brother David Fisgus received the Master & Wardens 150% Award. Service awards were presented to Brother Ed Lynch for 60 years of service to Masonry, and to Brother Ray Pack for 50 years of service.

After the presentation, the attendees were invited to play bingo for many prizes that were up for grabs.

Thanks to Worshipful Brother Ken Kuszmaul and his officers for the splendid evening.

Inman Masonic Lodge Officers for 2019

At the November regular communication, elections were held for the officers of Inman Masonic Lodge for the ensuing Masonic year.  Brother Stephen Parris was elected to serve as Worshipful Master for 2019.  Brother John Woodyard was elected to serve as Senior Warden, and Brother Jared Miller was elected to serve as Junior Warden.  RWB Doug O'Shields was elected to serve as Treasurer, and RWB Paul McWilliams was elected to serve as Secretary.  Brother Carl Webb was appointed to serve as Senior Deacon, and Brother Gene Michael Kuszmaul was appointed to serve as Junior Deacon.  Brothers David Fisgus and Hunter Webb were appointed to serve as Stewards.  WB Stephen A. Pinker was appointed to serve as Tiler, and Brother Jason Murphy was appointed to serve as Chaplain.  

Congratulation to all these Brethren on their elections and appointments.  Inman Masonic Lodge continues to be held in good hands!

Welcome, Worshipful Brethren!

Inman Masonic Lodge would like to welcome two of our newest members, WB Patrick Murphy, Past Master of Hugh L. Bates Lodge #686 F&AM in Hamilton, Ohio, and WB James Pearson, Past Master of Pultneyville Lodge #159 F&AM in Pultneyville, NY.

It is an honor to have these two Brothers join us and share their experience in the Craft!

Harvest Day 2018

Inman Lodge’s Annual Barbecue Sale was held at Harvest Day on September 29th.  The second largest fundraiser of the year for Inman Lodge was reported to totally sell out as a steady stream of customers came in for hot dogs and that famous Pinker BBQ.

Inman Masonic Lodge is lucky to have the support of its community. Thank you to all of today’s patrons, and a very special thanks to all those who volunteered their Saturday to make this event a success!

Brother Joe McCutcheon

Brother Joe Arthur McCutcheon, a forty-five year life member of Inman Masonic Lodge, laid down his working tools on September 23rd. The family will receive friends on Tuesday, September 25th, 2018 from 2:00 to 2:50 pm at Seawright Funeral Home. The funeral service will be held at 3:00 pm in the Seawright Funeral Chapel. Interment will be in Roselawn Memorial Gardens in Inman, SC.

Brother McCutcheon’s obituary can be viewed here.