Masonic News – August 10, 2013

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Gearl G. Raynes.
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
August 10, 2013

Grand Master Gearl Raynes would like to inform all the brethren that he will be posting his visitations on the Grand Lodge Calendar. He will post his visitations at beginning of each month.  Thank you.

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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 DAYBrethren PLEASE SUPPORT your only approved Charity. It is the West Virginia Masonic Memorial Fund. It is supported by your giving through the Penny A Day program and your other gifts and Bequeaths . Give by placing donations with your Lodge Secretary, dropping money in the donation jars in your lodge, sending it directly to the HOME or the Grand Secretary also by remembering the Home in your Will. We appreciate what you have already done and hope you will continue or even do better this year. 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

There will be a special communication of Friendship Lodge #56 in West Union on Saturday, August 10, 2013 at 7:00 PM. There will be work in the Fellow Craft Degree and there will be refreshments after the meeting. All Master Masons and Fellow Craft are urged to attend and enjoy the fun and fellowship.

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Clarksburg Lodge #155 AF&AM will confer the Master Mason Degree on one candidate on Tuesday, August 13 at 7:00 P.M. All Master Masons are invited to attend and participate in the work. Refreshments served after Lodge. Stephen M. Lindsey, WM

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Joseph W. Summers Lodge No. 173, Morgantown wishes to announce the initiation of a candidate into the ancient mysteries of Freemasonry at its next stated communication of August 15, 2013. All Masons are welcome to attend and participate in the fellowship. We will serve supper at 6:30.

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Dunbar 159 Stated Communication August 15, 2013 Dinner 6:00 PM Lodge 7:30 PM 1 Master Mason Degree Jackson Todd Egnor Any assistance appreciated.

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3rd Degree at Riverside, Cass WV, August 17th.  Eat at 6:00.

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August 27th. at 7:O’clock PM Clarksburg 155 will be initiating a candidate into the mysteries of masonry
On Tuesday, September 10th. at 7:O’clock Pm we will be raising two candidates to MM   All Master Masons Welcome. Please come and enjoy the fellowship and help with  the work.

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Once again, Joseph W. Summers Lodge No. 173 in Morgantown will be offering FREE PARKING during WVU home football games. YOU MUST DISPLAY A CURRENT DUES CARD ON THE DASH OF YOUR CAR TO KEEP IT FROM BEING TOWED.

Also, we will try to have the lodge facilities open with food and drink, certainly bathrooms. Should any lodge wish to use our facilities to sponsor a tailgate, please contact us through the usual means and we will make arrangements. This opportunity also applies to visitors from other Grand Jurisdictions.

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Grand Master’s Golf Outing
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Fairmont Field Club • Country Club Road, Fairmont
SCRAMBLE FORMAT
Shotgun Start: 12:00 Noon
Golf, Dinner, Prizes & Shirt $80.00
Dinner Only $25.00
There will be Food and Beverages on the Course
and a Barbecue Dinner following the Golf.
Please make _____ Golf Reservations @ $80.00 each $____________________
Please make _____ Dinner Reservations @ $25.00 each $____________________
Total Enclosed $____________________
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Name Lodge Number
Address
City State Zip Shirt Size
Golfer 1
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Name Lodge Number
Address
City State Zip Shirt Size
Golfer 3
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Name Lodge Number
Address
City State Zip Shirt Size
Golfer 2
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Name Lodge Number
Address
City State Zip Shirt Size
Golfer 4
Twentieth Annual Golf Outing
Reservations Must Be Made By August 2, 2013
Join us for an afternoon of golf at the Fairmont Field Club in a Scramble Format
Tournament. This format will allow the brethren a better opportunity for fellowship
while enjoying an always challenging and enjoyable round of golf. Be prepared for
some interesting golfing challenges on the course. If you don’t play golf come and
enjoy the dinner with us. See you there!
Return Entry Form and Checks to: Grand Master’s Golf Outing, 1332 Pennsylvania Ave. Fairmont, WV 26554

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5th Annual 15th Masonic District Golf Outing

The Fifth Annual 15th Masonic District Golf Outing will be held at Locust Hill Golf Course, Charles Town, WV on Saturday, September 14th beginning with a shotgun start at 2:00 P.M. with a picnic at the course pavilion beginning at approximately 6:00 o’clock. We will again be using a scramble format to enable all to participate. Each team must have at least two Master Masons. The cost will be $60 per golfer and includes golf, cart, range balls, buffet, and prizes. If you would like to play but do not have a team, please let me know as early as possible and we will see if we can place you with a team.

As was the case last year, family members and brethren who do not wish to play golf are encouraged to attend the picnic/buffet. For those attending the picnic only, the cost will be $10.50 per person. Please fill out the enclosed form and return to me with payment not later than September 9th. Also, I must know how many additional persons will be attending the dinner by that date.  Any lodge or individual who wishes to donate a door prize will be welcome to do so. I believe that those who have attended the last tournaments have thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I hope you can join us for a great day of fun, food, and fellowship.

Fraternally,
Chris Baun

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SCOTTISH RITE

Annual All Masonic Picnic, 8/11, MORGANTOWN SHRINE PAVILLION, located behind IHOP, eat at 1pm, covered dish. All Masons and their families invited. Always a good time, good food and renew old friendships.

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JERUSALEM CHAPTER NO. 3 ROYAL ARCH MASONS, PARKERSBURG WILL HAVE A CHAPTER FESTIVAL ON AUGUST 31,2013. COFFEE AND DONUTS AT 8 AM WITH DEGREE WORK TO BEGIN AT 9 AM.

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Montgomery Chapter No. 47, RAM will host a Festival in the Masonic Temple at Montgomery on Saturday, September 28, 2013. All Chapter Degrees will be conferred and all Royal Arch Masons are welcome and urged to bring Candidates to receive the degrees. We will begin with coffee and donuts at 8:30 and the Festival will start at 9:00AM. We will work thru the Most Excellent Master Degree, stop for an excellent lunch and then do the Royal Arch Degree. Hope to finish by 3:30PM. Paul V. Cottrell, PGHP, Grand Lecturer.

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VIRGINIA

Winchester Hiram Lodge # 21 will be having a special Saturday Master Mason’s degree on August 24. I have received many requests from friends who would like to come see us do the Master Mason’s degree in costume other than on a weeknight. We will open with the officers in white dinner jackets and will proceed with the degree after the candidates return their Fellowcraft catechisms. There will be two candidates. After we close there will be a lunch served in the banquet room free of charge. We will start with donuts and coffee at 8:30 and open at 9:00. Please make an extra effort to come out for this event to support our candidates and help show off our beautiful lodge to visitors from out of town.

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Morgantown Union Lodge #4 will host a Family Night Celebration
Friday, August 23, 2013
Social Hour / Fellowship 6:00 PM
~ Meal – 6:30 PM ~
We’ll provide Hot Dogs, Hamburgers and Drinks.
Please bring your favorite covered dish to Share!

As well, bring your musical instruments
We’ll have a ball Pickin & Grinnin’!

Memorial Masonic Temple
Windsor & Burroughs Sts.
Morgantown

All Masons, Friends of Masons,
Neighbors of Masons, Non-Masons,
Anyone who Ever Wondered about Masonry
Children, Old-Folks,
are all invited to attend!

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