Masonic News – December 27, 2013

Masonic News
December 27, 2013

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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SCHOOLS OF INSTRUCTION, BEGIN AT 1PM

01/12    BUCKHANNON
01/19    LEWISBURG
01/26    VIENNA
02/09    PENNSBORO & BARBOURSVILE
02/16    ROWLESBURG
02/23    BELINGTON
03/02    SHINNSTON
03/09    KINGWOOD & RED JACKET
03/16    DUNBAR
03/23    WHEELING & PRINCETON
03/30    NEW CUMBERLAND & ROCK CAVE
04/06    CRUM & COTTAGEVILLE
04/13    COAL CITY
04/27    THOMAS  & PINEVILLE
05/04    CLARKSBURG & SOUTH CHARLESTON
05/10    CEREDO

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Clarksburg Lodge # 155 will have a MM degree 1/14/2013 at 7:00 PM. All MM welcome.

PENNSYLVANIA
Extra Meeting
An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Free and Accepted Masons, Masontown, PA will be held on Thursday January 9th, 2014 at 7:00 P.M. MASTER MASONS DEGREE on two candidates.

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Extra Meeting
An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Free and Accepted Masons, will be held on Thursday January 16th, 2014 at 7:00 P.M.
MASTER MASONS DEGREE on one candidate.

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WAYNESBURG 153, STATED, Monday, January 13, 2014, confer Fellowcraft Degree on two candidates.

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SCOTTISH RITE

Scottish Rite members curious about AASR activities can view their calendar at www.scottishritewv.org

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January 9, 2014, Thursday, Stated Convocation at Beverly #23, dinner at 6 p.m., Stated at 7:30 p.m. presenting a 50 year Royal Arch Mason with his Service Award, and conferring Royal Arch Degree.

January 18, 2014, Saturday, Royal Arch Festival, Clarksburg, (Adoniram #11) beginning at 8:00 a.m. Conferring all RA degrees, 8+ candidates. Bring candidates! Appreciate help.

January 18, 2014, Saturday Tyrian Chapter will hold a festival on Jan 18th. Appologies to CLarksburg as I didn’t have my calendar with me to prevent the conflict. We will open Chapter at 8:30 to receive and ballot on petitions. Work should start at 9:00 AM with all Degrees. Lunch will be served. I would suggest parking in the Parking Garage in Dickinson Street (one block east of the Masonic Temple). They have free parking on Saturdays unless something changes.
Don

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March 23, 2013, Royal Arch Festival, Clarksburg, (Adnoriam #11), beginning at 8:00 a.m. Conferring all RA degrees. Bring candidates! Appreciate help. Afterwards will have PM night with dinner.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR
Harold E Phillips Jr
PM, Aurora 43, Newburg, WV