April 17 2011
M. W. Randy B Martin.
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
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.
PENNY A DAY
BRETHREN: Congratulations and THANK YOU very much for your support of the Penny-A- Day program. To date you have contributed a total of $634,942.13. The largest year contribution was $95,156.34 and the smallest was $21,098.13. We hope and urge you to continue to support this program as it has been a true success thus far. PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK as it can only succeed with your help through contributions with your dues payment and the change pennies and all that you put in the containers at your lodge. Thank you! Fraternally, Bill F. Gardner, PGM.
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
WEST VIRGINIA AF&AM SCHOOLS OF INSTRUCTIONS:
MT NEBO 91, SHEPHERDSTOWN GPS LATITUDE 39.67939623 LONGITUDE 77.80483336
Please be advised of a visit by a distinguished guest the 2nd stated communications in April. (4/18/2011) Brother Mark Tabbert, George Washington Masonic Memorial has been invited by the W/M to discussed our Washington Apron. Your attendance and input would be greatly appreciated. This would be the time to openly discussed this great Masonic item of Yours. Read the emails from bottom up for all of the dialogue with Brother Tabbert concerning our Apron.
Coal Valley Lodge 74, Montgomery, WV, Past Masters Night, April 23. Dinner @ 6pm, Lodge @ 7pm. No work planned. M.W. Randy B. Martin, Grand Master of Masons in WV, attending. Info courtesy of M.W. Paul Cottrell, Past Grand Master GPS LATITUDE 38.18129135 LONGITUDE 81.32147905
Weston Lodge #10 A.F & A.M. Past Masters Dinner, May 2nd, 2011. Social time at 6:00 pm Dinner at 6:30 pm Lodge at 7:00pm. Come join us in fellowship and enjoy a good dinner and lodge afterwards. Please let us know if you are able to join us by calling Danny Neil Senior Deacon, Lee Moody Junior Deacon, or R. L. Borchert, Senior Warden.
GPS LATITUDE 39.04068334 LONGITUDE 80.46483336
EASTERN PANHANDLE DEFORD LODGE CALENDAR Light meal and dessert after meetings
FRIDAY May 6 7:30 PM
PAST MASTER’S NIGHT Dinner at 6:15 PM-
$5.00 donation for Chicken and “Hounds Ears”
FRIDAY June 3 7:30 PM
Stated Communication – Election of Officers
My grandson (Clint Larrick) is W M of Queen City Lodge # 131 Cumberland MD They are having a LOW VALE April 30,2011 @ 6:00 pm. Grand Lodge will be present to raise new Master Mason’s at the Shrine Area. STEAK AND SHRIMP DINNER WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS BEFORE.
COST IS $20. RSVP BY APRIL 20th. E-MAIL firstname.lastname@example.org OR TELEPHONE. You can pay at the gate. Clint Larrick asked me as member of Deford Lodge 88 to send this. Harry Foreback
DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS
TENTATIVE 2011 VISITATION SCHEDULE
April 18 Sunset Lodge No. 623
April 28 Joppa Chapter Demolay
May 5 Valley Lodge No. 459
May 17 Claysville Lodge No. 447
May 19 Martha Assembly Rainbow
May 20 Richard Vaux Lodge No. 454
ROYAL ARCH/COMMANDERY, YORK RITE COLLEGE & SCOTTISH RITE
ANO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE www.wvyorkrite.org
Grand Commandery NEWS:
GRAND OFFICERS MEETING
May 19 – Grand Conclave, Weston, WV
J. O. SCHRADER (U.D.) COMMANDERY, MANNINGTON
Saturday, 4/23, 9am, confer Order of the Temple on six (6) candidates. This new Commandery will be conferring the Order of the Temple (with assistance from others) and Knighting members for the first time. All Sir Knights are invited, light lunch following degree. GPS LATITUDE 39.52988334 LONGITUDE 80.34433336
Huntington Chapter #6, Royal Arch Masons, plans a festival on 14 May starting about 9:00. We will appreciate any help. Again, we will be more than happy to do any courtesy work. GPS LATITUDE 38.42263777 LONGITUDE 82.44053011
YORK RITE COLLEGE
ALSO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE www.wvyorkrite.org
TO ALL ORDER KNIGHT of YORK MEMBERS
Charles W. Wise # 137 Y. R. C. , Huntington will have their annual meeting on Sat. May 7, 2011, A light lunch will be served at 12:00 noon. We will confer the Order Knight of York on 6 candidates. Our regular annual meeting will follow. Come and visit with us. Harry R. Delaney, II Secretary
GPS LATITUDE 38.42263777 LONGITUDE 82.44053011
FORT HENRY YORK RITE COLLEGE 61, WHEELING, WV
Annual Assembly, 1pm, May 14, Scottish Rite Building, Wheeling, WV, Annual Assembly: Confer Order Knight of York on 3 Candidates; Reception of delegation from Golden Triangle York Rite College 32 (Pittsburgh). Election of officers. Open installation. Dinner w/ladies invited. Call Phil at for meal reservatons and cost. This will be a very special day in the history of this College because it will mark the first visit since 1978 of their mother College in Pittsburgh. C W Wise College 137 (Huntington), Martinsburgh 175 and Ft Steuben 194 (Steubenville, OH) are especially invited to exchange fraternal relations. Catered lunch iw/ladies in the dining room at 11:30am.
GPS Latitude 40.0661167 Longitude 80.71851668 .
Due to scheduling conflicts, many events have changed or been cancelled. We have also added a few new events. Please put only the following events in your future publications.
Relay for Life
Friday, June 3rd – Saturday, June 4th
Bridgeport, WV (BHS Track)
**To make a contribution to our team, West Virginia DeMolay, go to www.relayforlife.org/harrisonwv.
DeMolay International Session
Wednesday, June 14th – Saturday, June 18th
Grand Rapids, Michigan
State-wide Softball Game/Wild Things Game
Saturday, June 25th
Moundsville, WV/Washington, PA
West Virginia Conclave
Thursday, July 28th – Sunday, July 31st
Buckhannon, WV (WV Wesleyan College)
Michael Anthony Burge
State Master Councilor
West Virginia DeMolay
visit us on the web at:
“For God. For Country. For DeMolay.”
Michael Anthony Burge
State Master Councilor
West Virginia DeMolay
The Secretary of Friendship Lodge No. 84, Hagerstown, MD sends the following:
Frederick Chapter Order of DeMolay will be at Friendship Lodge No. 84 on Monday, May 9. We will open at 7:00 pm that night. This is a correction of what you may have been told earlier. Hagerstown Chapter Order of DeMolay folded a few years ago but was the oldest chapter in Maryland at the time, dating back to 1921.
A number of members of Friendship Lodge would like to resurrect the chapter and this evening will be a time when others can find out how great a DeMolay Chapter can be.
HAROLD E. “PHIL” PHILLIPS, JR., PM
Aurora 43, Newburg