Masonic News – December 6, 2013

Masonic News
December 6, 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

12/08    MASON
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
04/13    COAL CITY
04/27    THOMAS  & PINEVILLE
05/04    CLARKSBURG & SOUTH CHARLESTON
05/10    CEREDO

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Mannington Lodge #31, WV will be holding it’s Christmas Dinner this Saturday Dec. 7th at the Community center in Farmington. 5pm is social hour, 6pm is the dinner. Menu is Ham, potatoes, green beans. Please bring a desert and a covered dish to share with everyone. See you there. If you miss this you will miss a great dinner. Santa is going to make his usual stop to eat and bring gifts to the kids.

Friendship 56, West Union – Bro. Sam Moran, long time Secretary will receive the Grand Lodge 50 year service award and, BONUS, the OES will be preparing a meal – 3rd Thursday in December (12/19).

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Thursday December 19th Harrisville Lodge #98 will be conducting a first degree. Our Stated meeting will start at 7:30pm as usual with a first degree immediately following, we invite and welcome all brothers who can attend and help. See you there.

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Putnam Lodge 139, Hurricane will have a 3rd & 2nd degree. As always your held is requested and appreciated. Dinner at 6:30 Lodge opens 7:30
Just to remind you, we will deliver fruit baskets on Saturday 12/14/13 Starting with breakfast at 8 AM your ladies are welcome.
Sunday 12/15/13 We will have our annual Christmas dinner for Masons of all degrees and their family’s. We are requesting each family to bring a covered dish or desert, the lodge will furnish Turkey and Ham. Dinner will be at 1 PM.
Masons & their family’s from all lodges are welcome.

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PENNSYLVANIA

Extra Meeting
An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Free and Accepted Masons, Masontown, PA will be held on Thursday December 12, 2013 at 7:00 P.M.and will confer MASTER MASONS DEGREE on one candidate and FELLOWCRAFT MASONS DEGREE on three candidates.

An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Free and Accepted Masons, Masontown, PA will be held on Thursday December 19, 2013 at 7:00 P.M.to confer MASTER MASONS DEGREE on one candidate and
FELLOWCRAFT MASONS DEGREE on one candidate.

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A Stated Meeting of Claysville Lodge No. 447, Free and Accepted Mason’s, will be held in Masonic Hall, Main Street, Claysville, PA.  TUESDAY, December 17, 2013 at 7:00, o’clock 30 minutes PM

ELECTION & INSTALLATION OF OFFICERS

A dinner consisting of Hot Sausage Sandwiches, Macaroni Salad, Refreshments and Dessert will be served at 6:30 PM

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Chartiers 297, Canonsburg, PA, Master Masons Degree on one candidate.EXTRA, DECEMBER 12 7PM, Confer Fellow Craft Masons Degree on one candidate, and Entered Apprentice Degree on one candidate

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Chartiers 297, Canonsburg, PA, EXTRA, DECEMBER 16 7PM, Confer Master Masons 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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Kanawha Commandry #4

Commandry Christmas Dinner. December 7, 2013 6:00 P.M. Charleston Masonic Temple

Please notify Commandry if you plan to attend. Wives are invited.

Also Commandry meets 4th Mondays at 7 PM Eat 6 PM, wives invited for dinner.

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MERRY CHRISTMAS

Harold E Phillips Jr
PM, Aurora 43, Newburg, WV