Masonic News – April 8, 2011

Masonic News
April 8  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:

04/10/11  Shepherdstown

04/10/11  Elkins

04/17/11  Crum

05/01/11  Walton

05/01/11  Clarksburg

05/15/11  Wheeling

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St. Johns Lodge #24, Shinnston GPS Latitude 39.37626667 Longitude 80.31093336
Friday, 4/8, stated, return on the enter-apprentices degree and also the Fellow-crafts degree and if everything goes ok, confer the 2nd degree of masonry  Dinner at 6:30,Lodge at 7:30pm. All Masons are invited. David Holt PM/Sec

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St. Johns Lodge #24, Shinnston GPS Latitude 39.37626667 Longitude 80.31093336
Saturday, 4/9, BREAKFAST, 8-11am. Masons and families invited.

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Putnam Lodge #139 will have its annual Ramp Dinner on Saturday April 9th at 1 o’clock PM.
This dinner will be for Masons and their family’s, including Entered Apprentices and Fellow Craft Masons. All lodges are invited Any Master Mason wishing to make a donation to help offset the cost of this dinner see Brother Denville Meadows GPS LATITUDE 38.43069773 LONGITUDE 82.01864235

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KANAWHA VALLEY 36, GPS LATITUDE 38.61844357 LONGITUDE 81.98113829
Good Morning! Stated Communications, Monday evening, April 11, 2011.  PRACTICE begins at 6:00.M. (1st Degree). Business meeting will begin at 7:30 P.M., following business meeting we will have a 1st Degree Initiation. All Entered Apprentice are welcome to attend our practice as well as the actual initiation. All OUR members are encouraged to bring a snack and or soft drinks.

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Dunbar Lodge 159 will be conferring the Fellowcraft Degree on Charles Wade Shelton II on Tuesday April 12, 2011 at 7:00 PM. All Master Masons and Fellowcrafts are welcome.
GPS LATITUDE 38.35878879 LONGITUDE 81.74344561

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Brethren: We are having a special communication at Nitro Lodge, April 12, 2011, at 7:00 o’clock P.M. One initiation (Samson) and one to Raise (Click). Dinner at 6:00 o’clock P.M. All who have the 1st Degree come and eat and stay for the initiation. Wait to be called up. Master Mason only stay for the 3rd Degree. J. Bruce Pierce, Secretary GPS LATITUDE 38.42052444 LONGITUDE 81.84168295

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MANNINGTON 31
For April, the quarterly breakfast will be held on April 16th from 8-11 a.m. It will have the usual menu. Pancakes, sausage, cereal, sausage gravy, eggs, bacon, biscuits, home fries (both kinds-regular and hot), milk, juice, coffee, and fruit salad. I probably forgot to mention something so hope everyone comes to see what I forgot to mention. Tom GPS LATITUDE 39.52988334 LONGITUDE 80.34433336

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Saturday, April 16, Middlebourne Lodge 34, 6pm dinner with lodge to follow, confer Master Mason degree.
GPS Latitude 39.49281668 LONGITUDE 80.90328335

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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.

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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

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EASTERN PANHANDLE DEFORD LODGE CALENDAR Light meal and dessert after meetings
TUESDAY April 12
Berkeley Chapter No, 77, OES
Master Mason Night dinner at 6:15 PM
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

PENNSYLVANIA

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS TENTATIVE 2011 VISITATION SCHEDULE
April 11 Chartiers Lodge No. 297
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

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CHARTIERS 297, CANONSBURG, PA
EXTRA MEETING, THURSDAY, APRIL 14, 2011, AT 7:00 P.M., D.S.T., CONFER ENTERED APPRENTICE MASONS DEGREE ON FOUR CANDIDATES.

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MARYLAND

The Spaghetti Dinner will be held Saturday, April 9th from 11:30 am to 7:00 pm. All members of the lodge will be receiving six tickets to sell for $7 a piece. If you do not sell these tickets, please return them to the lodge so we can keep an accurate record of our sales. Bro. Wally Frazee has graciously offered head the Spaghetti Dinner this year. We will need volunteers to work the week prior and also during the day of. Please, brothers, we need everyone’s help this year. With the recent purchase of the new furnace for Friendship Lodge, we can not afford to have anything less than a great dinner. Please let Bro. Frazee (301-824-6022) know if you are willing to work that day or if you can make phone calls to solicit help.

Friendship Lodge has many activities for all of our members. Go to www.Lodge84.org for a complete calendar of events and other information.

Here are some dates for the next several months to mark in your calendar:

Saturday, April 9 – 11:30 am – 7:00 pm – Spaghetti Dinner – Contact Bro. Frazee to help

Wednesday, April 20 – Lunch & Dinner – Hempen Hill Restaurant Fund Raiser – Use the coupons in your Trestle Board & they will donate 15% of your food order to the Lodge. Contact Bro. Smith for more coupons.

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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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CHAPTER NEWS

YORK RITE COLLEGE
ALSO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE www.wvyorkrite.org

FORT HENRY YORK RITE COLLEGE 61, WHEELING, WV

Annual Assembly, 1pm, May 14, Scottish Rite Building, Wheeling, WV

GPS Latitude 40.0661167 Longitude 80.71851668

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Royal Arch Masons,
R.A.C. Orient No. 9 will hold practice at 9:00 a.m. this Saturday, April 9, 2011 in the Fairmont Masonic Temple. Our next Convocation will be held Monday, April 11, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. with dinner to follow. All companions are welcome to attend both events. Fraternally, Jay Ford, H.P.

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Beverly Chapter #23 has three candidates for Royal Arch Degree, at stated convocation April 14, 2011 at 7:30 p.m. Appreciate any and all help. Marvin O. Hill

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Montgomery Royal Arch Chapter 47 will host a Festival, conferring all Royal Arch Degrees, April 9.. Donuts and coffee at 8am, Chapter @ 9. COURTESY WORK WELCOME. DEGREE HELP REQUESTED. MEAL PROVIDED. Info courtesy of M.E. Paul Cottrell, Past Grand High Priest
GPS LATITUDE 38.18129135 LONGITUDE 81.32147905

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MARYLAND

Ed, I don’t know if word has gotten to you, but we are planning to do degrees in Cumberland on April 16 (Sat). I believe the schedule is the MEM at 9, followed by the RA (which should give people time to come out from the Baltimore-Washington area), then lunch and the Council degrees. Please pass this on to anyone who might want to make an interstate visitation.
Thanks, Bob
Robert Lumbert, Most Excellent Grand High Priest, Grand Chapter of Maryland

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DeMOLAY

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