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Joel W. Frampton, Jr. Council No. 85 Knight Masons

An Invitational Chivalric Masonic Order

South Carolina

About the

Joel W. Frampton, Jr. Council No. 85 Knight Masons

The Order of Knight Masons is a chivalric Masonic order, open to all Master Masons who are also members of a Royal Arch Chapter, but is by invitation only. Members of the order meet in Councils of Knight Masons which are governed by the Grand Council of Knight Masons, USA. A member of the group is a Knight Mason.

One of its goals is to perpetuate the ancient rituals of the Irish Masonic Canon, (the “Green” degrees) by promoting their frequent and regular conferral in its constituent councils, and by its expectation that such conferral will be executed with an accuracy, a precision, and a dramatic power congruent with the highest traditions of the Masonic institution.

Under the jurisdiction of the

Grand Council of Knight Masons, USA

https://knightmasons.org/

Meeting Time & Location

ALL MEETINGS START AT 12:30 PM

ANNUAL MEETING
3rd Saturday in December
Business and Officer Installation

STATED BUSINESS MEETING
3rd Saturday in June
Business and Degree Work

CALLED MEETINGS
Called by the Excellent Chief
3rd Saturday in March or September

Place:
Charleston County Masonic Association Building
1285 Orange Grove Road
Charleston, SC 29407

Contact info

FOR OFFICIAL INFORMATION:
V. Joe Hill PEC
P. O. Box 960
Eutawville, SC 29048
Tel. No.: 843-607-0881   C/Txt
Email:   [email protected]

Officers

2024

Excellent Chief Craig B. Dopson
Senior Knight Robert L. Carter Jr.
Junior Knight Dale W. Usery
Treasurer Kenneth R. Brackens, Sr., PEC,  KCZ
Scribe V. Joe Hill, PEC
Senior Warden Bobby E. Pennington Jr.
Junior Warden Charles F. Weichardt
Dir. of Ceremony Patrick B. Lerch
Priest Michael C. Foote
Captain of the Guard Phillip E. Reichner III
Sentinel Marcus C. Chalfant

Degree Team(s)

DEGREE TEAMS LEADER ALTERNATE
Knight of the Sword Marcus C. Chalfant Charleston
Knight of the East Robert L. Carter, Jr. Charleston
Knight of the East and West David R. Brewster Hampton
Director of Work V. Joe Hill
KNIGHT OF THE SWORD
GMK Bobby E. Pennington Jr.
Conductor Curtis Baynes
Senior General Marcus Chalfant
Junior  General Robert Carter Jr.
Priest Dale Usery
 Junior Warden Tom Lewis Jr.
Senior Warden Bill Smyth
2nd Capt of the Guard TBA
1st Capt of the Guard TBA
Tyler TBA
KNIGHT OF THE EAST
GMK Bobby E. Pennington Jr.
Conductor Curtis Baynes
Senior General Robert Carter Jr.
Junior General Marcus Chalfant
Priest Dale Usery
Junior Warden K. Joe Hill
Senior Warden Tom Lewis Jr
2nd Capt of the Guard Dan Welch
1st Capt of the Guard TBA
Tyler TBA
KNIGHT OF THE EAST AND WEST
GMK Bobby E. Pennington Jr.
Conductor (Director of Ceremonies) Joe Rutland Bob Edwards
Priest Bill Smyth
Senior Knight Marcus Chalfant
Junior Knight Michael Foote
Junior Warden Bill Butterworth
Senior Warden Charles Weickhardt
2nd Capt of the Guard (Steward) Patrick Lerch
1st Capt of the Guard (Sentinel) TBA
Tyler TBA

Past Excellent Chiefs

Year Name
* 2004 Eric A. Meace KCZ
* 2005 Eric A. Meace KCZ
* 2006 Tommie S. Epting KCZ
# 2007 Ronald T. Elvis, Sr.KCZ
2008 Thomas E. Blackwood
* 2009 Henry E. Smoak KCZ
2010 David J. DeChant, Sr.
* 2011 Edward J. Parent
2012 Roy C. Triplett
2013 Kenneth R. Brackens, Sr. KCZ
2014 Elbert C. Jackson KCZ
* 2015 Dickran Mgrdechian
* 2016 Norman F. Gay
2017 K. Joe Hill
* H 2018 Joe L. Elam
% 2018 Walter Cal Disher, II
2019 V. Joe Hill
H 2019 Richard A. Wesner
2020 Thomas H. Lewis Jr.
2021 Thomas H. Lewis Jr.
2022 David R. Brewster
2023 Joseph H. Rutland
2024 Craig B. Dopson
* Deceased
% Suspended
# Withdrew
H Honorary

 

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