Masonic News – August 13, 2012

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Charles A. Louk
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
August 13, 2012

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 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

Clinton No. 86, Romney, WV, Special Communication on Tuesday, August 14th at 7:00 PM for a 3rd Degree

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Joseph W. Summers Lodge #173, will confer the Fellowcraft’s Degree upon

Two Candidates Thursday, August 16, 2012 – 7:30 PM (at the conclusion of their stated business meeting) Memorial Masonic Temple, Windsor & Burroughs Sts.

Morgantown All Master Masons and Fellowcrafts Are Invited & Encouraged To Attend

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Deford Lodge Special Communication to confer Master Mason on Friday, August 24 at 7:00 PM, there will be light refreshments before the meeting at 6:30 pm.

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The Grand Lodge of West Virginia will have its annual communication on 8-9 October 2012 in Charleston.

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Gearl Raynes
6:06pm Aug 6

To all those who are intending to play in the golf tournament on the 18th. I NEED NAMES!!! I have people who have told me they are playing but I have received NO entry forms. I also need names of non-players who are attending the dinner. Call, email, visit or whatever but   but I need information ASAP. If you are a single, I have people who can fill in but I gotta know and soon

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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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CHAPTER
OFFICIAL VISITS:
Most Excellent Raymond L. Lusk. Grand High Priest
August 27, 2012 at Athens

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Warm Springs, WV Royal Arch Practice for Past Master:
Wednesday, August 15, 6:00 to 7:00 PM
Thursday, August 16 7:00 PM Regular Meeting – Confer Past Master

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The Grand Chapter of West Virginia will have its annual convocation on 18-20 October.in Flatwoods

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District 2 Mini-School on Royal Arch opening, balloting, etc.-August 25th in Martinsburg, WV; Start at 9 AM over by 12 noon. All Companions are welcome and encouraged to attend. This will be informal practice and a good chance to ask questions. We hope to see you there.

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Montgomery Chapter No. 47, RAM, will hold its Festival on Saturday, September 8, 2012 in the Lodge Hall at Montgomery. Coffee and donuts will be served at 8:30AM with degree work to start at 9:00AM
All Chapter Degrees will be conferred. A nice dinner will be served following the ME Master Degree.
All Companions and Candidates are welcome.
Paul V. Cottrell, Secretary

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Most Excellent Raymond Lusk, Grand High Priest, Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of WV, asked that the Craft be reminded of the October Annual Convocation to be held in Flatwoods.

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COMMANDERY

YORK RITE COLLEGE
Fort Henry York Rite College 61, Quarterly, November 10, 1pm, at Scottish Rite Building, Wheeling.

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