Grand Lodge of West Virginia Officers for 2012; Schools of Instruction

Grand Lodge of West Virginia A.F.&A.M. Officers for 2012; Schools of Instruction

I left Tuesday’s session of Grand Lodge during the lunch break and do not have a list of appointments, etc… but I can report the following:

Most Worshipful Grand Master….Charles A. Louk
Right Worshipful Deputy Grand Master….Gearl G Raynes
Right Worshipful Senior Grand Warden….Owen G Bragg
Right Worshipful Junior Grand Warden….Sam McDonald Ash
Grand Treasurer….M.W. Paul V Cottrell, PGM
Grand Secretary….M.W. Gregory A Riley, Sr., PGM

Motions increasing the insurance from $20,000 to $100,000 for the Grand Treasurer and Grand Secretary were approved.  I don’t know what it’s called in the Masonic world, but in my former profession it was called errors and omissions.  The Grand Secretary reported it was to insure the Grand Lodge against misappropriation of funds.

A $10 increase in Grand Lodge per member annual dues was approved as follows: $5 this year and $5 next year.

A motion to allow, with the permission of the local lodge Worshipful Master, use of the lodge hall by a select list of appendant  bodies (for example DeMolay) was rejected.  Wor. George Jackson, who made the recommendation, explained the current status of building usage will remain unchanged (for example, York Rite bodies).

A motion to allow the Order of the Eastern Star Worthy Patron to also serve simultaneously as lodge Worshipful Master was approved.

SCHEDULED SCHOOLS OF INSTRUCTION, 1PM
Officers, Coaches, and all interested Master Masons are invited to attend.
10/16/2011  PETERSBURG
10/23/2011  HAMLIN
11/06/2011  FAIRMONT
12/04/2011  MORGANTOWN
12/11/2011  MASON
01/29/2012  VIENNA
02/12/2012  BARBOURSVILLE & ST MARYS
02/19/2012  BELINGTON
02/26/2012  ROWLESBURG
03/04/2012  MARLINTON & SHINNSTON
03/11/2012  KINGWOOD
03/18/2012  COAL CITY
03/25/2012  HEDGESVILLE & WEIRTON
04/01/2012  ROCK CAVE & RIPLEY
04/15/2012  DUNBAR & THOMAS
04/22/2012  CRUM & WHEELING
05/06/2012  CLARKSBURG & WHITESVILLE

Harold E “Phil” Phillips, Jr, PM
Aurora 43, Newburg, WV