The Quarry Observer

Cayce Masonic Lodge #384 A.F.M

September 2018

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Friday September 28th - Saturday 29th-

Jamil Shrine BBQ Cookoff-

contact Mike Lambert 600-7950


Monday, October 1st – Business Meeting


Friday, October 5th  – Ladies & Awards night

6:30pm arrival, program begins at 7pm


Saturday, October 13th 

Chicken Bog Fundraiser to support Andrew Bigony, Past Master of Sinclair Lodge



Friday, November 2nd  – Spaghetti Fundraiser

(Details and tickets will be included next month)


Monday, November 5th – Business Meeting


Friday, November 10th – 8th District Outdoor Degree – more details to come


We will also be doing Fruit baskets in December and a Parking Fundraiser for the West Metro Parade of Lights on Sat. Dec. 8 – HELP needed




We have a lot of events coming up that would be my honor if you were to attend. First off is Ladies/Awards night October 5th. Next is a joint fundraiser with Sinclair on October 13th. We have the spaghetti fundraiser November 2nd. The 8th District outdoor degree November 10th and several brothers from Cayce have a part in. And lastly the parade and fruit basket joint fundraiser on December 8th. I know I'm throwing a lot out there but I just want y’all to get it on your calendars so you can plan to attend. If you have any questions about any event feel free to call me. And as always if you need anything please let me know how I can help.


Fraternally yours,

Jay Greene, WM   





I would like to thank everyone that helped with the BBQ fund raiser. This was a successful event and we could not have done it without the help and contributions. Our next fund-raising event will be a Chicken Bog fund raiser to help offset the medical cost for Brother Andrew Bigony, this will be a joint event with Sinclair 154 being held at Cayce 384. The date for this is October 13, 2018. Please mark this date on your calendars.

As we start going into the last half of 2018, we need to start thinking about next year. I will need 2 people to sit in some chairs next year. Brothers this is a great opportunity to be involved in the lodge. If this is something that you would like to do, please contact me at: or 803-237-7907.

 Fraternally yours, 

Jeff Hutchison, SW                   

From the Secretary’s Desk:

Brothers, Dues notices will be going out for 2019, and you will notice a new look and format. If you have any discrepancies, questions, and/or would like to discuss anything please contact me by email or phone: home 803-796-5060 cell 803-422-0373

As you may or may not know, our Grand Lodge has implemented a new Membership Management Program where you can access your information such as contact info, years of service, Dues tracking, etc. (and more features are being added as we move forward through the implementation. In the future this may include posting minutes, events, notices, documents, etc. and Member E-mail or text message generation) so it is very important that you log-on and verify/update your contact information. Your may contact me for your unique member ID; or it will be included on your Dues Statement.    


Jason Simpson, PM, Secretary




When the pressures of recession

Make us concentrate on greed,

Take heed, a worthy Mason

Cares about another's needs;


Don't let pressures of the moment

Make your obligation sway,

Stop and help a fallen brother

Or another by the way;


What you give is like a bubble

Whenever you assist,

What it costs in time and trouble

Is, soon after, never missed;


Brother, bear that obligation

You accepted on your knee,

It's in direct relation

To your own security;


Never hesitate, my brother

Square your actions now and say,

"I'll remember I'm a Mason,

"And behave like that today;"


"With regard to human kindness

And the 'Golden Rule', I pray,

I'll remember I'm a Mason...

And behave like that today."


Author unknown




All the Troops, the Police and Firefighters, First Responders and all others who help protect and serve us


Julian Bevel

Andrew Bigony

Jerry Branham….stage 4 cancer

Brother Allen Broadus’ father

John Brady

Brother Charlie Brown & family in the passing of his wife Harriett

Speedy Burke

Family, friends, and church family of

Dr. Pete Cassidy in his passing

Betty Costello (Masonic Widow)

George Ellisor’s wife Ruth

PM Willie Floyd and also his

daughter-in-law Pamela

Bernice Grigsby (Masonic Widow)

Gene Grigsby (surgery/recovery)

Ralph Goodson (health)

Paul Guiliano

Bobby Gunter….pacemaker (Wayne Wright family)

Paul Hamelryck (prostate cancer)

PM Larry Harris

Kaitlyn Jacobs…..leukemia

Kayla Jenkins family (multiple family members facing health issues)

Shirley Logan, widow of RWB Bill, DGM

G. Ray Marsh, PGM (surgery)

Brother Richard Merritt & wife (Brenda)

Brother Nate Meyers (health)

RW Brother Guy Neal…..brain tumor

Family of our Masonic Widow Ethel Nordan in her passing

Pete Olsberger  (brain cancer)

Debbie Petty (Chris Greer, PM aunt)- sinus cancer

Betty Price, our Masonic Widow

MW Bro Barry Rickman’s wife Gail, also his granddaughter Breanna Mack (health)

Mark Pridgen, PM sister Tammy Hyatt

David Salkind…..chemo

Ray Sharpe (our senior PM)

Narcie Shealy is at Morningside at Lexington

Harold Simmons and his wife, Faye

Brady Spires, cancer

Connie Spitzmesser  (cancer – surgery)

Brother George Sturkey’s wife Shelvie

Pat Swittenberg (Masonic Widow)

MWB Sam Tennyson            

Phil Thomson (stroke)

Clayton Thornton (Wayne Wright family)

Kevin Vann (burns) and his family

Mike Vinson

Susie Wattenbarger (Masonic Widow)


Please help us keep this list updated by contacting the Lodge; any officer or brother; or by e-mail:




Cayce Lodge offers deepest sympathy to the family of 50 year member Brother Dallas Shults (especially his widow Vera) in his passing to the Celestial Lodge above.