Masonic News – December 16, 2011

Masonic News
December 16, 2011
M. W. Charles A. Louk.
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
SCHEDULED SCHOOLS OF INSTRUCTION, 1PM
Officers, Coaches, and all interested Master Masons are invited to attend.
01/29 VIENNA
02/12 BARBOURSVILLE & ST MARYS
02/19 BELINGTON
02/26 ROWLESBURG
03/04 MARLINTON & SHINNSTON
03/11 KINGWOOD
03/18 COAL CITY
03/25 HEDGESVILLE & WEIRTON
04/01 ROCK CAVE & RIPLEY
04/15 DUNBAR & THOMAS
04/22 CRUM & WHEELING
05/06 CLARKSBURG & WHITESVILLE

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Brethren,
Please remember there is a Deford Lodge meeting tonight 12/16 at 7:30 PM.
We will have the official visit by our DDGM Jay Mullin, vote on our Lodge insurance for the year, receive a petition, and conduct a First Degree.
Certainly a full evening, but you can keep your strength up by joining us for refreshments before and after the meeting, so come and support your Lodge and enjoy the fellowship of your Brothers.  Fraternally,  Ed Brown, Secretary
Deford Lodge No. 88, A.F. &. A.M.

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Davis Lodge #51 in Keyser will initiate 3 new candidates on the first degree on Dec. 17th. There will be a meal at 4pm and lodge opens at 5. Come out and join us for a nice meal and help these 3 men start their Masonic career. Thank you, Dutch Staggs
GPS latitude 39.44045 longitude 78.9744003

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News from Putnam Lodge #139 Hurricane:
Reminder Saturday Morning December 17, Putnam lodge #139 will have breakfast for members and their family’s at 8 AM. Afterwards we will deliver Fruit Baskets to the Widows of our deceased Brothers.

Saturday night members of Putnam Lodge #139 will meet at the lodge at 5 PM and travel to Crum lodge in hope of retrieving the District 5 gavel. The more that go the better our chance to bring the gavel to Hurricane.

News from Hamlin:
Hamlin Lodge #70: 1st degree Saturday December 17th lodge opens 7:30 PM

News from KV #36 Buffalo
KV #36 Buffalo: Brother Earl Frame of KV# 36 is in Thomas Hospital room # 1424 telephone 1-304-414-6284.

KV #36 Buffalo (Two) 1st degree on Thursday December 22nd, lodge opens 7:30 PM

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A Special Communication has been called by WM Chris Dennison, Kanawha Valley Lodge # 36, Buffalo  Thursday, December 22, 2011  6:00 P.M. Refreshments: Lasagna…..Members are suggested to bring; Garlic Bread, Italian Bread, Pasta Salad, Garden Salad, Assorted Shredded Cheese, Deserts and Soda PLEASE let Ryan Powers know what you can bring to prevent duplication.7:00 P.M. MM Lodge will open Confer Two 1st Degrees:   Take time to call a member and inform him of the meeting and invite him to join you!

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NITRO 170
Brethren: Business meeting Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at 7:30 P.M. Eat about 6:45 P.M. Exam in the Fellow Craft Degree and Master Mason Degree. Fellow Craft welcome to visit the Second Degree. Special Communication Thursday, December 22, 2011 at 7:00 P.M. Two Master Mason Degrees. Eat about 6:00 P.M. Master Mason only. Will be sending out reminder notices about Past Masters Dinner Saturday, April 14, 2012. Eat at 6:00 P.M. Special Communication at 7:00 P.M. Grand Master Charles A. Louk will be in attendance. J. Bruce Pierce, Secretary

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PENNSYLVANIA
VALLEY 459, MASONTOWN
Saturday December 17, 2011, at 10:00am
The Pin Club Conferral Team will do the Master Masons Degree on one candidate, A light lunch will be provided!

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CHARTIERS LODGE 297, CANONSBURG, PA Extra Meetings
Monday 12/19/11, 7pm, Confer Fellow Craft Masons Degree on two candidates
Thursday 12/22/11, 7pm, Confer Master Masons Degree on two 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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CHAPTER NEWS
YORK RITE COLLEGE
ALSO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE www.wvyorkrite.org
FORT HENRY YORK RITE COLLEGE 61, WHEELING, WV
Fort Henry York Rite College 61 will conduct the Quarterly Assembly Saturday, February 11, 2012, at 1pm in the Masonic Building, Wheeling. No degree work is planned. Agenda will include voting on by-laws change(s).

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