Masonic News – August 3, 2012

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Charles A. Louk
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
August 3, 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

AURORA 43, NEWBURG, WV August 3, confer Master Mason degree, dinner 6:30, lodge 7:30 GPS LATITUDE 39.36505 LONGITUDE 79.84975001

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Wetzel Lodge No. 39 AF & AM, New Martinsville, W.V. on August 11, will confer the Degree of Master Mason on two candidates. Dinner will be at 6 PM with work to begin at 7 PM. Lewis Taylor W.M.

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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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SCOTTISH RITE (A.A.S.R.)

This is an Orient invitation to all Scottish Rite Masons in all Valleys in West Virginia.
S.G.I.G. Jack Yost is asking all the Scottish rite members in West Virginia to attend a conference at the Scottish Rite Temple in Charleston, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on August 11, 2012. A presentation by S.G.I.G. Illustrious Brother William “Bill” Brunk of North Carolina, who will discuss the Supreme Council’s Strategic Plan. This presentation on the future goals of Supreme Council will be of interest to all Scottish Rite Masons.
I particularly want to place emphasis on the Personal Representatives, Secretaries and Heads of Bodies, all Officers, all Committee members and all Chairman, KSA members and officers and all honor men. This is scheduled beginning and ending times such that most can attend and return home in one day. There is no registration fee and an optional lunch will be offered. Please call the Consistory in Charleston at 800-445-7833 so arrangements can made. JackYost S.G.I.G. in West Virginia
jkyost@frontier.com
sgig.wv@scottishrite.org

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

CHAPTER
OFFICIAL VISITS:
Most Excellent Raymond L. Lusk. Grand High Priest
August 10th, 2012 . Beckley, Mullens, and Oak Hill. At Beckley
August 27, 2012 at Athens
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

A reminder that Kanawha Commandery No. 4, WV is planning a festival for August 4th starting at 9:00 AM. We plan to open the Commandery, receive any additional petitions and proceed with the Red Cross and Malta Degrees. Following lunch, we will confer the Order of the Temple. We will need all the help swe can get. As many of you know, Kanawha Commandery has been struggling as have many other commanderies. We will need help with lines and smaller parts.  Practice Aug 3rd at 6:00 PM at the Masonic Temple.
GPS LATITUDEE 38.3486948 LONGITUDE 81.6351697   Don Peterson

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YORK RITE COLLEGE
Fort Henry York Rite College 61, Quarterly, August 11, 1pm, at Scottish Rite Building, Wheeling.
Reminder. Saturday, August11, Fort Henry will assemble in WHEELING (not Clarksburg) at 1pm. Anticipate Committee reports, especially the ByLaws Committee who is rewriting the ByLaws to comply with Sovereign College requirement. We do have a Recommendation for Membership to ballot upon. Dress code is dark business suit. The Preeminent Governor plans to bring something for a snack following the Assembly. Please try to attend.
College members, please mark Saturday, November 10, on your calendar. The College will convene in Wheeling for the regular quarterly business and possibly confer the Order Knight of York. The College is a small appendant body and when our members commit to another Masonic group on that same day, attendance suffers. This is sure to be a most special day. Refreshments will be served at noon and the Assembly will open at 1pm. Please spread these NOTES with non-Email members.

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