FRATERNAL ORGANIZATIONS
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CHESNEE SHRINE CLUB
Mike Roper, Treasurer
198 Shrine Club Road
Chesnee, SC 29323
(864)461-2556 (Shrine Club)
INTERNET: www.hejaztemple.net
Meets 3rd Tuesday, 7:30 pm at Shrine Club, 103 Shrine Club Road, Chesnee
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Yes
DUES/FEES: Yes
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call (864)461-2556
Helps support Shriners Hospital.
FUNDING: Fund Raisers
AREA SERVED: Chesnee
Date of Last Update: 20100817

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN COLONISTS, CHEROKEE CHAPTER
Winnie Walsh, Regent
104 Lorraine Court
Spartanburg, SC  29307
(864)579-1002
EMAIL: winwalsh@bellsouth.net
Meets 3rd Friday, 11 am, every other month.  No summer meetings.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Direct descendent of colonial patriot
DUES/FEES: $30.00/year; $5.00 subscription to Colonial Courier
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: membership by invitation and and proof of qualifications.
10 members. Interested women organized for patriotic, historical, and educational activities. Researches the history and deeds of the American colonists. Conducts charitable activities.
PARENT AGENCY: Daughters of the American Colonists, National Society
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg
Officers change in May of every third year
Date of Last Update: 20100720

DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION, JOSHUA HAWKINS CHAPTER; DAR
Laura Ann Odom, Regent
146 Lake Front Circle
Lyman, SC  29365
EMAIL: laurabodom@bellsouth.net
(864)877-6324 (H)
Meets 2nd Saturday, 1 pm. Call for location.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Must be able to prove that you have an ancestor that served in the American Revolution.
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg County
Date of Last Update: 20111025

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS, FR. MAURICE R. DALY COUNCIL NO. 6076
Don Vennergrund, Financial Secretary
128 Brian Drive
Spartanburg, SC  29307
(864)579-2482
EMAIL: vennergrund@gmail.com
Meets 1st and 3rd Thursday, 7 pm at 183 North Dean Street
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Catholic Men at least 18 years of age
DUES/FEES: $36+2/yr
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Obtain application from member and submit
Parishes of St. Pauls, Our Risen Savior, St. Augustine (Union).
FUNDING: Dues; Fundraisers
PARENT AGENCY: State and National Knights of Columbus
OFFICERS: Grand Knight-Richard O'Reilly
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg and Union Counties
Date of Last Update: 20110607

LEGION, AMERICAN, POST 28
Jim Harbison, Adjutant
PO Box 391
Spartanburg, SC  29304
(864)253-0376 (equipped with answering machine)
EMAIL: jbharbisonj1@bellsouth.net
INTERNET: http://www.spartanburgscpost28.org
Meets 1st Saturday of each month, 9:30 am  at the American Legion Home in Duncan Park
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Honorably discharged wartime veterans, both male and female, of World Wars I and II; the Korean and Vietnam Wars; Grenada/Lebanon; Panama; Persian Gulf (until cessation of hostilities as determined by the U.S. Government.)
DUES/FEES: $45.00/year
OFFICERS: Lewis R. Ballenger, Commander; Jim Harbison, Adjutant
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg
Date of Last Update: 20111025

LEGION, AMERICAN, POST 45
Frank Allen
22 Serenity Path
Inman, SC  29349
(864)472-8991
Meets 1st Thursday, 7 pm, at Legion home, Bishop Street, Inman. Light refreshments at 6 pm.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Honorably discharged wartime veterans (male and female) including those on active duty now.
DUES: $40.00/year, includes monthly magazine and free AD&D insurance policy.
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Call any listed officer
FUNDING: Member's Dues
PARENT AGENCY: National Headquarters, Indianapolis, IN
OFFICERS: Adjutant-Emory Bishop, (864)472-2591
Date of Last Update: 20111020

MASONS BETHEL LODGE #112
Bobby Godfrey
204 Eastbrook Drive
Woodruff, SC  29388
(864)476-8295
EMAIL: pop@godfreyfamily.com
Meets 2nd Monday, 7:30 pm at Lodge
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Must be male, at least 18 years old
DUES/FEES: $52.00/year
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Ask a mason for a petition
AREA SERVED: Woodruff
Date of Last Update: 20110914

MASONS ST. JOHN'S LODGE, #333, A.F.M.
William A Moseley, Secretary
PO Box 393
Spartanburg, SC  29304
(864)573-9826
EMAIL: bmoseley@scottishrite.org
Meets 1st Tuesday at the Masonic Temple on 190 West Main Street.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: 18 years old
DUES/FEES: $58-$100
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Petition
Date of Last Update: 20100106

SONS OF CONFEDERATE VETERANS
Ballenger Camp #68 in Spartanburg
Randy McGuinn, Camp Commander
PO Box 160207
Boiling Springs, SC  29316
EMAIL: scvcamp68commander@hotmail.com
INTERNET: www.scscv.com
MEETING TIMES: Contact above for meeting schedule and location
DUES/FEES: $55.00/year
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Membership is generally open to all males at least 12 years of age who are descendants of those men who served honorably in the defense of the Confederate States of America. Visit camp for membership procedures.
Honors our Confederate veterans and presents Confederate history to others.
FUNDING: Non-profit Corporation
PARENT AGENCY: Sons of Confederate Veterans National in Tennessee
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg and surrounding areas
Date of Last Update: 20110509

SONS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION; DANIEL MORGAN CHAPTER; SAR
Michael Farr, President
245 Rambling Ivy Trail
Inman, SC  29349
(864)473-1911
EMAIL: jmichaelfarr@juno.com
Meets quarterly, time and place to be announced
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Proven descendent of Revolutionary Patriot
DUES/FEES: $52.00/year
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Request application form from Secretary
44 members. Descendants of soldiers and patriots of the Revolutionary War. Conducts historical and patriotic activities. The basic tenets of SAR are to perpetuate the people and events of the American Revolution; to maintain the institutions of American Freedom; and to promote fellowship among the descendants of Revolutionary War Patriots.
PARENT AGENCY: National Society, Sons of the American Revolution
OFFICERS: Secretary-David Frick, (864)582-0260
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg, Union, and Cherokee Counties
Date of Last Update: 20100106

WOODMEN OF THE WORLD, SPARTANBURG
Jim West, Treasurer
180 Saratoga Avenue
Spartanburg, SC  29302
(864)576-3273
Meets 3rd Tuesday at Magnolia Lodge 28 on Berkley Court
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Be insured by Woodmen of the World or have investments with Woodmen of the World.
DUES/FEES: $1.00/month
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Contact Jim West, (864)576-3273
Lodge meetings, social activities, dinners, special speakers. Presents Life Saving Awards, Outstanding Citizen Awards, Environmental Conservation Awards, and flags to churches schools, scouts, etc. Provides videos on drug prevention to any group who wishes to use the program. Gives scholarships to qualifying high school graduates. A charitable organization which donates to many nonprofit organizations.
OFFICERS: President-Ridgeway Martin; Vice President-John Bright; Secretary-Brian West
Officers change in January
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg
Date of Last Update: 20100819

UNITED DAUGHTERS OF THE CONFEDERACY; OLIVER E. EDWARDS CHAPTER #1998
Anne M. Elliott
116 Pineville Road
Spartanburg, SC  29307
(864)583-7982
EMAIL: aelliott121@charter.net
INTERNET: www.scudc.info (state website)
We meet the first Tuesday of the month September through May except for the month of January, at 6 pm for the Twilight Dinner at the Piedmont Club.
MEMBERSHIP REQUIREMENTS: Lineal or co-lateral descendent of confederate veteran with proof of lineage.
DUES/FEES: $46 a year annually
Club is involved with: Scholarships, benevolent activities, historical programs, genealogy, preservation and recording of monuments and graves.
PARENT AGENCY: We are part of the South Carolina Division of the National Organization of the United Daughters of the Confederacy, headquarters in Richmond, Virginia.
AREA SERVED: Spartanburg
Date of Last Update: 20110525


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