Around the Temple – March 17, 2012

Around the Temple – March 17, 2012

I enjoyed Past Masters’ Night at Huntington #53. Brother Donovan Combs gave an interesting talk on leadership as exemplified by Capt. James T. Kirk of the Star Ship Enterprise in the Star Trek series. Good job, WM Ramey.

SICKNESS AND DISTRESS: I have been informed thatJuanita Beckett, the mother of Brother Bill Smith of Hamlin, is seriously ill with Stage 5 Kidney Failure.

Brother Don Peterson will be having a knee replacement about 27 March. Best wishes, Don.

Brother Bennie Ashworth has been in St. Mary’s Hospital.

Brother Arley Rigsby had a spell in St. Mary’s with a heart condition, but he is out and about aleady.

Well, let’s say “Ring on,” and find out what’s going on:

The Grand Commandery of North Carolina meets 18-19 March.

Putnam Lodge #130, Hurricane has practice Monday 19 March at 6:30 p.m.

Huntington Lodge #53 has a stated communication on 20 March 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

Charleston Lodge #20 has a stated communication on 20 March at 7:30 p.m. They plan a return of a Fellowcraft and a possible third degree. They will eat at 6:30 p.m.

Nitro Lodge #170 will have stated communication on 20 March with an initiation following the regular business at 7:30 p.m. A meal will be served at 6:30 p.m.

Beckley #95 has a Third Degree on 22 March at 7:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served at 6:00 p.m.

Huntington Commandery #9 K.T. will have a stated conclave on 23 March 2012 at 7:30 p.m. This will also be the night for the election and installation of officers. This will also be the annual meeting of the past commanders at 7:00 p.m. Dinner will be at about 6:30 p.m. (I have been told that this will be the first of several activities recognizing the 125th anniversary of the founding of Huntington Commandery #9.)

Kanawha Valley Lodge #36 has a Special Communication on 23 March at 7:00 p.m. with two Fellowcrafts. They will have a dinner of hot bologna and chips starting at 6:00 p.m.

Washington Lodge #58 will be hosting a school of instruction on the Masonic Funeral on 24 March 2012 starting at 11:00 a.m.

The Grand Commandery Officers will have their meeting chaired by VEDGC Greg Dotson on 24 March at 10:00 a.m. in Parkersburg.

Huntington Chapter #6 RAM meets 27 March 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

Huntington Scottish Rite Bodies will have its annual spring reunion on Saturday 31 March 2012 at about 8:00 a.m. My thanks to Brother Don Peterson for reporting my mistake last week.

Huntington Lodge #53 will have a stated communication on 3 April 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

Lebanon Lodge #68 (Milton) has a stated communication on 5 April 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

Guyandotte Chapter #6 has a stated convocation on 5 April 2012 at 7:30 p.m.

Buena Vista Lodge #60 has a stated communication on 5 April 2012 at 7:30 p.m. They are known for having one whale of a meal before lodge about 6:30 p.m.

Huntington Scottish Rite Bodies will have its Maundy Thursday Service on 5 April starting at 6:00 p.m.

Crescent Lodge #32 (Ceredo) has a stated communication on 6 April 2012 at 7:30 p.m. Dinner will begin about 6:30 p.m. They plan a Third Degree following the business portion of the meeting.

Montgomery Chapter #47 plans a chapter festival on 7 April starting at 8:30 a.m. with donuts and coffee with work starting at 9:00a.m.

Huntington Scottish Rite Bodies will have a meeting on 10 April starting at 7:30 p.m.

Beni Kedem will meet on 12 April at 7:00 p.m. Supper will be at 6:00 p.m.

Kenova Lodge #110 has a stated communication on 12 April at 7:30 p.m.

Nitro Lodge will have Past Masters’ Night on 14 April 2012. A banquet will be held at 6:00 p.m. with lodge opening at 7:00 p.m.

Bethesda Chapter #16 will have Royal Arch Festival on 14 April starting at 9:00 a.m.

Huntington Chapter #6 plans a Royal Arch Festival on 21 April starting at 9:00 a.m.

Mannington Lodge #31 plans a breakfast on 21 April from 8:00 to 11:00 a.m. There will be no lodge meeting.

Huntington Chapter #6 RAM has a stated convocation on 24 April starting at 7:30 p.m.

(CORRECTION) C. W. Wise York Rite College will have its annual meeting and election of officers on 5 May at 1:00 p.m. in Huntington.

The Grand Commandery of West Virginia will have its Grand Conclave 17 to 19 May 2012 in Weirton.

Mannington #31 will have a Surf and Turf Dinner at the Farmington Community Center for families and friends on 12 May starting at 6:00 p.m.. Please bring a covered dish. There will be no lodge meeting.

Masonic Home Day will be 2 June 2012 at the Masonic Home in Vienna.

The Club in the Valley will sponsor the annual Scottish Rite picnic for all Masons and their families on 9 June 2012 at the Milton Fair Grounds. NOTE A CHANGE OF LOCATION. I’ll have B. G. Boster give me more information in the next week or so.

Huntington Shrine Club will have its annual Babe Ruth Tournament 25 to 30 June. All profit from the tournament will go to the Beni Kedem Transportation Fund or the Shrine hospitals. These teams are not all stars but the basic teams (for lack of a better term) with young men playing who might otherwise never play in a tournament. Come out and give them some support. (Donations will be appreciated at the gates.)

St. John’s Night will be 25 June. Many lodges throughout the state will install officers at that time. Double check with the lodge of interest to be certain. Give your officers your support as they start the new Masonic year. (Note the date since the 24th is on Sunday.)

The Grand Lodge of West Virginia will have its annual communication on 8-9 October 2012 in Charleston.

The Grand Chapter of West Virginia will have its annual convocation on 11-12 October in Parkersburg.

Father in Heaven,

As we experience this Lenten Season, help us to remember your gift of your Son, who died for us that we may dwell with you.

Do not seek to follow in the footsteps of the men of old; seek what they sought. – Matuo Basho

Just a note. When I started “around the temple” about 11 years ago, I intended only to inform members of Huntington bodies of what was going on here so we could avoid scheduling things on top of one another. Needless to say it expanded. I realize this particular effort is a little long and probably no one will have an interest in all the activities listed. If anyone does not want to receive around the temple, just let me know and I will remove you from my address list for it. I would, however, ask that secretaries or recorders post it in your narthex (for lack of a better term) to enable brethren to find activities of interest to them.