December 30, 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.
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.
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
SCHEDULED SCHOOLS OF INSTRUCTION, 1PM
Officers, Coaches, and all interested Master Masons are invited to attend.
02/12 BARBOURSVILLE & ST MARYS
03/04 MARLINTON & SHINNSTON
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
A stated communication of Nitro Lodge on Tuesday, January 3, 2012 at 7:30 P.M. D.D.G.M. Vaughn F. Shafer will be making his official visitation. Fifty Year presentation will be presented to Brother James A. Marrs. Eat about 6:30 P.M. Master Mason only.
Reminder about Past Master Banquet on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at 7:00 P.M. Banquet at 6:00 P.M. at Nitro Lodge. Grand Master Charles Louk will be visiting. Master Mason only. J. Bruce Pierce, Secretary
DDGM Vaughn Shaffer will make his Official Visit to Dunbar 159 on January 5th, 2012. Join us at 6 PM for dinner and 7:30 PM for the Stated Communication.
Clarksburg lodge # 155 will be having an oyster feed on February 25th.at 6pm, Lodge at 7pm. All Master Masons welcome! Stephen M. Lindsey JW
Masonic Temple, 25 North Main Street
Masontown, Pennsylvania 15461
A stated meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Free and Accepted Masons, will be held in Masontown, Pa on January 5, 2012 at 7:30 P.M. Dinner at 6:30 PM Soup and sandwich with dessert after the meeting.
Business for the Evening: Appointing of Officers and Committees and setting goals for Valley Lodge for 2012
An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459 Free and Accepted Masons, will be held on January 17, 2012, at 7:00pm Confer Entered Apprentice Degree:
A Stated Meeting of Claysville Lodge No. 447, Free and Accepted Mason’s, will be held in Masonic Hall, Main Street, Claysville, PA. TUESDAY EVENING, January 17 2012 at 7 o’clock, 30 minutes PM…
Program The Entered Apprentice Mason Degree will be conferred AND Presentation of New District Deputy Grand Master
The presentation of the new DDGM for the 29th Masonic District will be held on January 24th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple , 44 West Wheeling St., Washington. A dinner will be held prior to the presentation. The dinner will start at 6:00 p.m. at a cost of $10.00 a person. This will be an open presentation, and family members will be welcome to attend the dinner and presentation. The cut off for reservation’s will be January 13, 2012. Each lodge secretary should handle the reservation’s for their lodge
Washington Lodge No. 164. PA
Monday, January 9, 2012 at 7:00 PM THE ENTERED APPRENTICE DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED
Wednesday, January 18,2012 at 7:00 PM THE FELLOWCRAFf DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED AND THE MASTER MASONS DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED
ROYAL ARCH/COMMANDERY, YORK RITE COLLEGE & SCOTTISH RITE
ANO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE www.wvyorkrite.org
PLEASE NOTE IN YOUR NOTEBOOK – CRUSADE COMMANDERY #6, Fairmont, monthly conclave has been changed from 4th Monday to 4th Wednesday, 7:30pm, in Masonic Temple, Speedway, Fairmont.
Division 7 (#4, #17) at Charleston, Jan 21, Open at 1pm, lunch at noon, ladies invited, Inspecting Officer P Davis
Logan #26 at Logan, Feb. 18, Open at 1 PM, Ladies invited. Meal to follow. Inspecting Officer – P. Davis
GRAND OFFICER MEETING SCHEDULE
March 24, 2012 – Parkersburg, 10am, G Dotson, VEDGC Chairman
May 17, 2012 @ Grand Conclave, E Ball, REGC, Chairman
Grand Conclaves of Other Mid Atlantic Dept. Jurisdictions
Delaware – March 9, 2012
Washington DC – March 16–19, 2012
82nd Annual Easter Sunrise Service
All Sir Knights are encouraged to attend the 82nd Annual Easter Sunrise Service of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States of America. It will be held on the steps of the George Washington Masonic Memorial, Alexandria, Virginia, on Sunday, April 8, 2012, and will begin at 8:00 AM. This will be a memorable weekend of events in our Nation’s Capital, including delegation dinners, tours, and Masonic fellowship. Right Eminent Grand Prelate, Sir Knight William D. Hartman, will conduct the Service. The headquarters hotel will be the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia. Our special Knights Templar rate will be $110.00 per room, based on double occupancy. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel by calling 703-845-1010 or 800-HILTONS, (mention Knights Templar). The hotel cutoff date is March 10, 2012. More details are at http://www.knightstemplar.org/82ndAnnualEasterSunriseService.pdf
RAC School Elkins RAC 35 & Beverly RAC 23, 1/21/12, 8:30am. More details Grand York Rite web site www.wvyorkrite.org/Calendar
ROYAL ARCH SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION
Joint school sponsored by Elkins Chapter #35, and Beverly Chapter #23 in Elkins.
Saturday, January 21, from 8:30 am until noon.
Coffee and donuts before, with a light lunch following. Opening, receiving distinguished visitor, balloting, and dispensing with a RCA. Work and Inst in the MM and PM degrees. More information, call Elkins HP Bob Corbin.
Location: Elkins, WV
Date: Saturday, January 21, 2012
Time: 8:30am EST
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).
HAROLD E. “PHIL” PHILLIPS, JR., PM
Aurora 43, Newburg