Masonic News – May 23, 2013

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Gearl G. Raynes
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
May 23, 2013

Grand Master Gearl Raynes would like to inform all the brethren that he will be posting his visitations on the Grand Lodge Calendar. He will post his visitations at beginning of each month.  Thank you.

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MASONIC HOME – Did you know that the Regulations have been changed whereby an applicant is not required to give up all his lifetime assets to be admitted to the Home? Yes, the following members of our Masonic Family may now come into the Home on a “pay as you go” basis. (1) A Master Mason and his wife. (2) The widow or child of a deceased Master Mason. (3) The daughter, sister, or mother of a Master Mason. Note: Those of sufficient financial assets may be required to pay a one time entrance fee. Interested Brethren may secure entrance forms from Box 869, Parkersburg, WV 26101. Thank you MW Paul Cottrell, PGM, for providing this update.

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PENNY A DAYBrethren PLEASE SUPPORT your only approved Charity. It is the West Virginia Masonic Memorial Fund. It is supported by your giving through the Penny A Day program and your other gifts and Bequeaths . Give by placing donations with your Lodge Secretary, dropping money in the donation jars in your lodge, sending it directly to the HOME or the Grand Secretary also by remembering the Home in your Will. We appreciate what you have already done and hope you will continue or even do better this year. Bill F. Gardner, PGM

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IF YOU KNOW OF THE ILLNESS OR DEATH OF A MEMBER, PLEASE INFORM THE WORSHIPFUL MASTER OR SECRETARY OF HIS LODGE, PLUS MYSELF. WE NEED TO REMEMBER OUR OBLIGATION DURING THESE DIFFICULT TIMES. PHIL

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WEST VIRGINIA

Saturday, May 25, 2013 Master Masons Night, honoring the Grand Master and his wife  at El Toro Grotto. Wheeling, Please contact Lewis Youngblood, or Paul Baker or Don Showalter for reservations by May 15th.

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Monday, May 27th.
Invite all Sir Knights to Grafton for the 2013 Memorial Day Parade. Full uniform, starts at 10 AM. Those who can’t walk, transportation will be available.  Need to be at the Masonic Lodge by about 8:00 or 8:30 because police close the streets about 8:30 or 9:00
Coffee and donuts before and lunch after the parade.
David A. Sevier, Recorder

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Tuesday May 28, Charleston Lodge 153 will  putting on a 1st and a 2nd degree. As always any help is greatly appreciated. We will eat dinner at 6:15 with Lodge at 7:00. Hope to see you there. Bruce White, Sec.

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Subject: Special Dunbar 159

Special for the conferring of 1 Entered Apprentice
SATURDAY, JUNE 1
Lodge 7:00 PM
Light refreshments following meeting.
NOTE: Our Candidate works evening shift so we are rescheduling the Entered Apprentice degree from Tuesday May 28 to Saturday June 1st at 9:00 AM. Coffee and doughnuts at 8:00 AM at Dunbar Lodge

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Grand Master’s Golf Outing
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Fairmont Field Club • Country Club Road, Fairmont
SCRAMBLE FORMAT
Shotgun Start: 12:00 Noon
Golf, Dinner, Prizes & Shirt $80.00
Dinner Only $25.00
There will be Food and Beverages on the Course
and a Barbecue Dinner following the Golf.
Please make _____ Golf Reservations @ $80.00 each $____________________
Please make _____ Dinner Reservations @ $25.00 each $____________________
Total Enclosed $____________________
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Address
City State Zip Shirt Size
Golfer 1
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Address
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Golfer 3
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Golfer 4
Twentieth Annual Golf Outing

Reservations Must Be Made By August 2, 2013
Join us for an afternoon of golf at the Fairmont Field Club in a Scramble Format
Tournament. This format will allow the brethren a better opportunity for fellowship
while enjoying an always challenging and enjoyable round of golf. Be prepared for
some interesting golfing challenges on the course. If you don’t play golf come and
enjoy the dinner with us. See you there!
Return Entry Form and Checks to: Grand Master’s Golf Outing, 1332 Pennsylvania Ave. Fairmont, WV 26554

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MARYLAND

Friendship Lodge, Hagerstown, Maryland Update

Monday, May 27 – No Communication – Memorial Day

Saturday, June  1  – 9:15 am – 3:00 pm – Red Cross Blood Drive

Monday, June 10 – 7:00 pm – Regular Communication – Vote on Petitions and Strawberry & Ice Cream Night

Sunday, June 23 – 10:30 am – St. John’s Day at Trinity United Church of Christ – State Line, PA

Monday, June 24 – 7:30 pm – Regular Communication

Saturday, June 29 – 5:30 pm – 4th Annual Freemason Night at the Hagerstown Suns – Tickets on sale now!

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James W. Bowers #173 in Hancock, MD will hold it’s annual Lodge of Low Vale at Tonoloway Rod and Gun Club on Monday evening June 3rd. A steak dinned will be served at 6:30 PM at a cost of $15.00 and the Master Mason Degree will be Conferred at 7:30. For reservations contact Jesse Mills at on or before May 20th. Fraternally Jesse M. Mills WM

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PENNSYLVANIA

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE GRAND LODGE OF PENNSYLVANIA:
You are hereby requested to attend a Special Communication of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania to be held at 11:00 o’clock, a.m., on Monday, May 27, 2013 at the Gettysburg National Battlefield Cemetery Annex in Gettysburg, PA, for the purpose of rededicating the Friend to Friend Masonic Memorial monument.
By Order of the R.W. Grand Master.
Mark A. Haines
Grand Secretary

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Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
3rd Masonic District
Inaugural
Meeting of Low Vale
Acacia Lodge No. 586 will be hosting the Inaugural Meeting of Low Vale on Wednesday May 29th, 2013 at the Waynesboro Fish and Game Club at 5:30pm
The cost is $20 and includes a dinner of Delmonico Steak, Baked Potato, Cole Slaw and soft drinks or water. Everyone will also receive a lapel pin specially designed for this inaugural event
ALL MASTER MASONS ARE WELCOME
Dress is Casual and Bring a Current Dues Card
ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOL
Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
3rd Masonic District
Inaugural Meeting of Low Vale
For reservations: Please contact
Bro. Denny McClanahan PM
Bro. Tom Wynkoop PM
Or email the Lodge Secretary at:
secy0586@pagrandlodge.org

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HAROLD E. “PHIL” PHILLIPS, JR., PM
Aurora 43, Newburg