Masonic News – August 10, 2011

Masonic News
August 10, 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 we are about to start a new Grand Lodge year. We are therefore bringing to your attention the Penny A Day program. We continue putting emphasis on the Masonic Home Memorial Fund. Now is a good time to resolve to support the one recognized Grand Lodge Charity by putting our loose change in the containers placed in our lodges for donations to this program. Your Secretaries will be making their annual reports and will include your donations in the report to the Grand Lodge. We also urge each of you whether you are able to attend Lodge or not to support this Program by including a donation on your dues card. IT IS TRULY FOR A MOST WORTHY CAUSE! 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

Just wanted to let everyone know that Washington Lodge #58 in St. Albans will be holding a special communication on Thursday August the 11th for the purpose raising Bro. Dustin Sean Osbourne to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason. We would like to invite all who are interested in attending and would appreciate the help. Dinner will be at 6 PM and Lodge at 7 PM.

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Gassaway #133 will be having their stated communication of August 13th at 730pm with at least 1 Third degree possibly two. Preceeding to which we will have a covered dish dinner at 600pm.

GPS LATITUDE 38.67453334 LONGITUDE 80.77221669

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Again I would like to remind the brethren of Harrisville Lodge #98 upcoming Friends and Family picnic. It will be held at the Harrisville town park on Sunday August 14th from noon until 4:00pm with lunch beginning around 1″00pm. We ask everyone to bring a covered dish while the drinks and meat will be provided by the lodge. Hope to see everyone there.  Brett Starr, SW

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Brethren: Nitro Lodge will hold their business meeting on August 16, 2011. Meeting at 7:30 P.M. After meeting work in the 1st Degree. Work in the 2nd Degree-Adkins. Eat about 6:45 P.M. First and Second Degrees wait to be called up. Master Mason only sign the book. J. Bruce Pierce, Secretary

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MARTINSBURG, WV
The 3rd Annual 15th Masonic District Golf Tournament has been scheduled for the 17th of September at Stonebridge Golf Course with a shotgun start beginning at 2:30 PM. Each team must have two Masons. Dinner will be at the Lodge in Martinsburg following golf. Family members are encouraged to attend.
After a year absence, the dinner will be catered by Big Daddy’s BBQ. Anyone wishing to attend the dinner only, the charge will be $10 per person. Notices will be sent to each lodge in the district in the near future. Put your team together and join us in a great day of fun and fellowship

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MARYLAND
The 2nd Annual Freemason Fellowship Night at the Hagerstown Suns is Friday, September 2, 2011. Hosted by Friendship Lodge No. 84 A.F. & A.M. of Hagerstown. Gates open at 6 pm and the game starts at 7 pm. Fellowship festivities before the game include an all-you-can eat picnic of hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, corn, beans, chips, and drinks Fireworks after the game. $13 per ticket – general admission including the picnic. Lodges are requested to send payment for tickets no later than August 15th directly to Josh Mastin at the Hagerstown Suns, 274 East Memorial Boulevard, Hagerstown, MD 21740. For information contact Josh Mastin. Terry Smith, Secretary, Friendship Lodge No. 84, A.F. & A.M.
PENNSYLVANIA

“DARK” for summer months

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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:

Following is the travel schedule for Right Eminent Grand Commander Edward E. Ball.

August 18 -19 Grand Commandery of Michigan, Lansing MI

September 23 – 24, Mid Atlantic Department Meeting, Alexandria VA

Fraternally,  Ed Ball, Grand Commander

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INSPECTIONS:
September 17 – Elkins – – open @8:30am, meal to follow, ladies invited

October 1 -Huntington – 1pm, meal @ noon, ladies invited.

October 22 – Charleston – 1pm, meal @ noon, ladies invited.. Grand Officers meeting, 10am.

October 29 – Parkersburg – open @1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited

November 5 – Clarksburg – open @1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited

November 12 – Weston – open @1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited

December 3 – Division 5 @ Grafton – – open @1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited

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Pilgrim Commandery 21 in Elkins, WV, has changed the date for their inspection from 9/24/11 to 9/17/11. Due to a P.M. meeting on 9/17/11 the inspection will start at 8:30 A.M.. There will be coffee & donuts prior to the inspection and a meal at noon. Ladies are invited. This info was given me by “Skip” Collett E.C..

Thanks, F. Lee West

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CHAPTER NEWS

Saturday, August 13, Broadcast to the world that Philippi Royal Arch Chapter is hosting a mini school of instruction in the opening, balloting, and dispensing with a Royal Arch Chapter, and in the Mark Master and Past Master Degree. School will begin promptly at 8 a.m. and end after the above has been accomplished.
More information from Excellent Carl Nestor, Deputy Grand Lecturer.
Marvin O. Hill
mohill38@yahoo.com

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Montgomery Chapter No. 47, RAM will host a mini-school of instruction at Montgomery on Saturday, September 10, 2011 starting with coffee and donuts at 8:30AM and ending about noon with lunch. We will work on the opening, receiving and balloting, and also on the Past Master’s Degree. Also,
Montgomery Chapter No. 47, RAM will host a Royal Arch Festival in Montgomery on Saturday, September 24, 2011 starting at 8:30AM with coffee and donuts and continuing thru the Degrees. We will work thru the Most Excellent, stop for lunch, and then confer the Royal Arch. We will be glad to do courtesy work for any Chapter with Candidates outstanding.
GPS LATITUDE 38.18129135 LONGITUDE 81.32147905
Paul V. Cottrell, Secretary
PaulV@suddenlink.net

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Companions:
I attended a Stated Convocation of Montgomery Chapter No. 47 and they elected to sponsor a Mini School of Instruction for the 8th Capitular District to be held on Saturday morning, September 10th. They will gather around 8:30 AM with the School to start at 9:00 AM. The plan is to work on the opening a Chapter, balloting, dispensing, and the Past Masters Degree. Also time will be allowed to answer individual questions and do some one-on-one coaching. Following the School, lunch will be served. Paul will be sending notices to the Chapters in the 8th District and to other interested persons. We hope to have a good turn out for this as the Dias officers are required to attend a school. Others will be welcome although they would like to get a head count to be able to prepare the lunch. If you can go, let Paul Cottrell know.
GPS LATITUDE 38.18129135 LONGITUDE 81.32147905
Don Peterson

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

FORT HENRY YORK RITE COLLEGE 61, WHEELING, WV

Quarterly Assembly, 1pm, August 13, Masonic Lodge, Elkins, WV: Confer Order Knight of York on 2 Candidates; Catered lunch w/ladies in the dining room at 11:30am, dinner following Assembly.

DINNER REERVATIONS ARE REQUESTED BY 8/6 – PLACED THRU THE SECRETARY. Total cost for both meals $15. NET PROCEEDS BENEFIT RANDOLPH COUNTY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP.

Agenda includes conferring Order Knight of York on two candidates, installation of C.K. Greg Dotson and official visit of Ron Jones, Grand Governor.

GPS Latitude 38.92341667 Longitude 79.84365003 .

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C. W. Wise York Rite College 137, Aug 6th. lunch at 12:00 Noon with the meeting to start at 1:00 PM in the Masonic Temple in Montgomery, WV. Ya’ll come! I believe that we will have a couple of candidates for the KoY Degree.

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