Joseph George Caldwell, PhD

503 Chastine Drive, Spartanburg, SC 29301-5977

Tel. (864)439-2772, e-mail


1 December 2006




Mr. Richard E. Fletcher, Executive Secretary

Masonic Service Association

8120 Fenton Street

Silver Spring, MD 20910-4785

Tel. (301)588-4010, Fax (301)608-3457




Dear Mr. Fletcher:


I am writing to you to present a proposal for your consideration, and to ask whether you would be so kind as to review a related proposal that I wish to submit to The Grand Lodge of Ancient Free Masons of South Carolina.  I previously submitted the latter proposal to the Grand Lodge of Free and Accepted Masons in Florida, when I lived in that state, and they were nonresponsive.  I feel strongly about the proposed work, and believe that it would be of definite benefit to Masonry.  Perhaps with your review and comment, it may have a better reception in South Carolina, where I now live, than it did in Florida.


The two proposals are related.  One, to South Carolina, is to establish a new lodge, based on a revised Masonic ritual along the lines suggested by John J. Robinson.  The other, to the Masonic Service Association, is to establish a research and educational facility that would provide the basis for the vision and mission of the new lodge.


Thank you for your consideration and help.






Joseph George Caldwell


Transmittals: (1) Draft letter to Mr. Ronald C. Mitchum; (2) Proposal to Establish a Planetary Management Institute.