Masonic News – December 10, 2010

Masonic News
December 10, 2010
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:

12/12/10  Mason

01/16/11  Belington

01/23/11  Beckley &Weirton

01/30/11  Vienna

02/20/11  Rowlesburg

02/27/11  Hurricane

03/06/11  Shinnston & Lewisburg

03/13/11  Kingwood

04/03/11  Bridgeport & Cottageville

04/10/11  Shepherdstown

04/17/11  Crum

05/01/11  Clarksburg

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Saturday 12-11-10 Milton (Lebanon 68) 3rd degree eat breakfast 7:30 AM open after breakfast
GPS Lattitude 38.43484987 Longitude 82.13250498

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The Huntington Masonic Temple is having its Annual Christmas Party on 12 December. We will be getting together about 1:30 p.m. and begin eating about 2:00.  Families are invited, in fact encouraged, to attend.A certain jolly red elf is expected. If you plan bring children under 10, please let us know the age and sex of the child. You may call Larry Bolling or Butler Adkins.

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December 27, 2010   St. Johns Dinner and stated communication Dinner 6:00 PM Lodge 7:00 PM If you are planning on attending the St. Johns Dinner please let us know ahead of time so we can prepare for you. Dunbar Lodge 159 AF&AM  If you are planning on attending the St. Johns Dinner please let us know ahead of time so we can prepare for you.
GPS Latitude 38.35878879 Longitude 81.74344561

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The Master of Nitro Lodge asked me to get word out of a special communication they are having. Can you all send out emails to everyone on your lists. The special will be Tuesday December 14th starting at 6:30 pm. There will be 1 third degree and 2 first degrees. Thanks
GPS LATITUDE 38.42052444 LONGITUDE 81.8416825

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Huntington Lodge #53 will receive DDGM Gene Endicott on 21 December at its stated meeting at 7:30 p.m.
GPS LATITUDE 38.42263777 LONGITUDE 82.44053011

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Huntington Masonic Temple is having its annual Christmas Party on 12 December. We will be getting together about 1:30 p.m. and begin eating about 2:00.  Families are invited, in fact encouraged, to attend.

A certain jolly red elf is expected. If you plan bring children under 10, please let us know the age and sex of the child.  You may call Larry Bolling or Butler Adkins. I will probably continue to send this message or a similar one through the 12th.

GPS LATITUDE 38.42263777 LONGITUDE 82.44053011

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Wetzel Lodge will have a get together Saturday January 29 2011 at 6:30 fish fry and trimmings.
ALSO
February 26 2011 Past Masters night 6:30 fish fry and trimmings Lodge to follow, no work as of yet.
GPS LATITUDE 39.64176669 LONGITUDE 80.86558335

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PENNSYLVANIA

Fayette Lodge No. 228 will be installing Lodge Officers, Monday, Dec. 13th, 2010

WASHINGTON 164, PENNSYLVANIAEXTRA MEETING
Monday, December 13, 2010 at 7:00 PM, THE ENTERED APPRENTICE DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED UPON TWO CANDIDATES, AND THE FELLOWCRAFT DEGREE WILL BECONFERRED UPON
TWO CANDIDATES, AND THE MASTER MASONS DEGREE WILL BECONFERRED UPON ONE CANDIDATE.

EXTRA MEETING WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010 AT 7:00 PM THE ENTERED APPRENTICE DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED UPON ONE CANDIDATE; THE FELLOWCRAFT DEGREE WILL BE
CONFERRED UPON TWO CANDIDATES

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MASONTOWN, PA

An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, will be held on December 21, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. Degree Work:
Master Mason’s Degree:on three candidates

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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:

Inspections are scheduled as follows:- REVISED

Jan 15, 2011-Mountain State, New Martinsville, 1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited
IO A Leach

GPS Latitude 39.64176669 Longitude 80.86558335

DIVISION 5 @ MORGANTOWN

Jan 15, 1pm, Ladies invited, meal at noon.

Inspecting Officer Ron Jones.

GPS Latitude 39.65741854 Longitude 79.96530275

LOGAN, 2/19/11, 8AM, WITH INSPECTION AT 1PM.  At 8AM,Red Cross and Order of Malta conferred
Ladies invited, lunch, & meal following degree provided.

GPS Latitude 39.32618334 Longitude 77.74298334

Inspecting Officer Richard Riddle

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Kanawha Commandery No 4 will hold its annual Christmas Observance and Dinner on December 11, 2010 at 6:00 P.M. at the Masonic Temple Building, 107 Hale Street, Charleston, WV.  Please RSVP with the total number in your party.  Please indicate if any are children and their ages. Santa Claus will be visiting and will give gifts to the children. Please call Lee Miller or email him to confirm your reservation no later than December 4, 2010.
James L Pitrolo, Jr. Commander

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GRAND OFFICERS MEETING
Mar 26, 2011 – Weirton, 10am
May 19 – Grand Conclave

GPS LATITUDE 38.3486948 LONGITUDE 81.6351697

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CHAPTER NEWS

It is my understanding that Keyser Chapter No. 19 is sponsoring a festival to be held on Saturday, December 11, 2010. They will open the Chapter at 8:30 a.m. and the work will start immediately thereafter. After talking to Charles F. Wimer he informed me they need as much help as possible. If you can attend and help, we would appreciate it. I think lunch will be served.
George D. Jackson, MEGHP

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Orient Chapter 9, Fairmont/GPS Latitude 39.48608334 Longitude 80.10735003
Saturday, 12/11, 9am, Chapter practice on two or three degrees.
and
Monday, 12/13, 7:30pm, Stated Convocation, dinner following meeting.
Above per Jay Ford, High Priest
GPS lATITUDE 39.48608334 lONGITUDE 80.10735003

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On December 15,2010 at 7 PM Sistersville Chapter No. 27 Royal Arch Masons of New Martinsville, W.Va. will have a SPECIAL CONCLAVE for the purpose of conferring the Royal Arch Degree. We can use some help in the degree work, minor parts. So if the Companions can come it would be very much appreciated.
George Birklein, Secty. Sistersville Chapter No. 27 RAM
GPS LATITUDE 39.64176669 LONGITUDE 80.8655335

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

Quarterly Assembly, 1pm, February 12, Scottish Rite Building, Wheeling, WV  FORT HENRY YORK RITE COLLEGE 61, WHEELING, WV
GPS Latitude 40.0661167 Longitude 80.71851668

March 26, 2011 – Golden Triangle York Rite College #32, Pittsburgh will welcome the Companion Knights from West Virginia Colleges Fort Henry YRC 61 (Wheeling), Charles W Wise 137 (Huntington), Martinsburg YRC 175 and Ohio Fort Steuben College 194 (Steubenville).  Golden Triangle 32 (PA) is the mother College of YRC 61, which in turn is the mother College of YRC 137 and YRC 194.  This visit will be monumental because it will be the first visit in – perhaps – 30 years.  Any College member wanting to attend should contact Preeminent Governor (#61) Charlie Witt or Secretary (#61) Harold Phillips

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DeMOLAY

2011

01/28-30    Winterfest, Canaan Valley

03/12       Tri-State Spring Degrees (TBA)

03/12       St Patricks Dance -(TBA)

04/16       WV DeMolay University, Clarksburg Masonic Temple

05/20       Baltimore Md Inner Harbor/Orieles Game

05/20-22    Battler of Lewisburg, Lewisburg WV

07/20       Conclave (TBA)

Michael Burge – State Master Counselor

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