Masonic News – April 24, 2011

Masonic News
April 24, 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.

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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.

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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

WEST VIRGINIA AF&AM SCHOOLS OF INSTRUCTIONS:

05-01-11  Walton

05/01/11  Clarksburg

05/15/11  Wheeling

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MANNINGTON 31, GPS LATITUDE 39.52988334 LONGITUDE 80.34433336
Tuesday, 4/26, SPECIAL, 7pm, Confer Master Mason Degree on two candidates.

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Kanawha Lodge No. 20 and Charleston Lodge No. 153 will hold a special joint communication honoring Most Worshipful Randy B. Martin, Grand Master on Saturday April 30, 2011.  Dinner at 6:00 and Lodge at 8:00 at the Masonic temple, Charleston, WV  Please pass this along.
Jim Pitrolo WM Kanawha 20
GPS LATITUDE 38.3486948 LONGITUDE 81.6351697

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Acacia 157, Fairmont, WV, gps LATITUDE 39.48608334 LONGITUDE 80.10735003
Brethren,  Just a reminder of things to come next week. There will be a lodge Practice Tuesday evening, the 26th, at 7pm at the lodge hall. There is also a Stated communication on Thursday the 28th, 6:30pm fellowship, and light refreshments, 7:30pm meeting.  There will be a Fellowcraft’s degree conferred on one candidate Thursday evening, please come out and help with the work. The Senior Warden, John Knoll will be sitting in the East for this meeting.  Once again brethren we are in need of Brothers to fill the Stewards positions, and help with both the work, and the fellowship time. If anyone is interested please get in touch with one of the stationed officers. I wish you all a safe and Happy Easter. Daniel M. Baily PM WM

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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 7:30pm. 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 at 304-997-5767, Lee Moody Junior Deacon 304-269-1510, or R. L. Borchert, Senior Warden 304-269-4233.
GPS LATITUDE 39.04068334 LONGITUDE 80.46483336

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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”
Stated Communication
FRIDAY June 3 7:30 PM
Stated Communication – Election of Officers

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MARYLAND
Ed.
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 dvclarrick@atlanticbb.net. You can pay at the gate. Clint Larrick asked me as member of Deford Lodge 88 to send this. Harry Foreback

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PENNSYLVANIA

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS
TENTATIVE 2011 VISITATION SCHEDULE
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

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WASHINGTON 164, PA
EXTRA MEETING Monday, May 9,  at 7:00 PM,
THE ENTERED APPRENTICE MASONS DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED; ALSO THE MASTER MASONS DEGREE WILL. BE CONFERRED

EXTRA MEETlNG Wednesday, May 18,2011 at 7:00 PM
THE FELLOWCRAFT MASONS DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED

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ROYAL ARCH/COMMANDERY, YORK RITE COLLEGE & SCOTTISH RITE
ANO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE www.wvyorkrite.org

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Grand Commandery NEWS:

GRAND OFFICERS MEETING
May 19 – Grand Conclave, Weston, WV

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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

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CHAPTER NEWS

BOBBIE D TRIPLETT RAC 52, MANNINGTON, WV , 7:30PM, Confer Mark Master and Past Master degrees GPS LATITUDE 39.52988334 LONGITUDE 80.34433336

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Warm Springs Chapter #53
On Saturday, May 7, 2011  9:00 A.M. to 12:00 noon we are planning for a Royal Arch mini-School of Instruction.  Opening, balloting, dispensing, and as time allows, work in any degree(s) of interest. Hosted by Warm Springs Chapter #53 Royal Arch Masons, Berkeley Springs, WV
Breakfast served from 7:30 to 8:30 A.M. Please respond to this message if you can attend so we can properly prepare – hope to see you there.
Ed Brown
GPS NOT AVAILABLE

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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

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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 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 w/ladies in the dining room at 11:30am.

GPS Latitude 40.0661167 Longitude 80.71851668 .

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DeMOLAY
I want to remind you that West Virginia DeMolay is participating in the Harrison County Relay for Life on Friday, June 3rd. The relay will be at the Bridgeport High School track from 6pm to 6am. In 2009, DeMolay International became an official youth sponsor for Relay for Life. It is very important that you participate and help with this great cause. This event is not limited to DeMolays and Advisors. Parents, friends and all members of the Masonic family are encouraged to join us. Please take the time to register. All you have to do is reply with your name, address, email, phone number, tshirt size and if you are a cancer survivor. If anyone in your family wants to participate, be sure to include their information as well. A $10 registration fee is required per person and can be given to me any time between now and the relay. The Deadline is Wednesday, April 27th. Again, please join us and help us celebrate, remember and fight back!

Warmest Regards,
Michael Anthony Burge
State Master Councilor

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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)

Regards,
Michael Anthony Burge
State Master Councilor
West Virginia DeMolay
Email:  wvsmc0809@gmail.com

visit us on the web at:
wvdemolay.org
or demolay.org

“For God. For Country. For DeMolay.”

Regards,
Michael Anthony Burge
State Master Councilor
West Virginia DeMolay
Email:  wvsmc0809@gmail.com

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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.

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