Masonic News, Feb. 11, 2010

Masonic News
February 11, 2010
M. W. Gregory A. Riley, Sr.
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 Lynn Dodrill, Box 869, Parkersburg, WV 26101.   Thank you MW Paul Cottrell, PGM, Grand Treasurer, for providing this  update.

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.

P.S.  There are  indications that some Lodges have not included their contributions to the Grand Secretary with the annual report.  You may want to check with your Lodge Secretary to insure that your contributions are supporting this program.
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And last, but certainly not least, take time to read “Around The Temple” posted by Wor. Butler Adkins.  He keeps everyone up to date on happenings, especially in the southern part of WV.  He’s from Huntington, on the banks of the Ohio, and home of the Marshall Thundering Herd.
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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
SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTIONS – – – 2010
All Schools begin at 1:00 P.M.  Officers, Coaches, and all interested Master Masons are invited to attend.

Feb 21   at Rowlesburg    GPS  Latitude  39.34485  Longitude  79.66748336 & Pennsboro     GPS  Longitude 39.28433335  Longitude 80.96941668

Feb 28   at Weston    GPS  Latitude  39.04068334  Longitude  80.46483336

Mar 7     at Lewisburg   GPS  Latitude  37.80521071  Longitude  80.45820966 & Shinnston    GPS  Latitude  39.37626667  Longitude  80.31093336

Mar 14   at Kingwood    GPS    Latitude  39.47145  Longitude  79.68705001

Mar 21   at Beverly  GPS Latitude  38.84176667  Longitude  79087470003 & Moundsville    GPS  Latitude  39.92021667  Longitude  80.74858336

Mar 28   at Charleston    GPS  Latitude  38.3486948  Longitude  81.6351697 & Rock Cave    GPS 38.83548335  lONGITUDE  80.34450003

Apr 11    at Crum    GPS  Latitude 37.90370719  Longitude  82.4436201 & Ravenswood    GPS  Latitude 38.95316163  Longitude  81.76089104 & Berkley Springs    GPS  39.62646667  Longitude 78.22650001

Apr 18    at Bridgeport  GPS Latitude  39.29548334  Longitude  80.24258336 & Linden  GPS  Latitude  38.71973334  Longitude  81.21043334

Apr 25    at Princeton    GPS  Latitude  37.36870893  Longitude  81.09727806

May 2     at Clarksburg    GPS  Latitude  39.28078334  Longitude  80.34128336

May 22   at Ceredo  GPS  Latitude  38.39737145  Longitude  82.55738858

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ACACIA 157, FAIRMONT  GPS Latitude 39.48608334  Longitude 80.10735003

The 13th of this month is our Past Masters night, dinner at 6pm meeting to follow at 7pm.  All master masons are welcome to attend, and we will have several Grand Lodge officers in attendance.  We are also hoping to have a 3rd degree to put on that evening.
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Kanawha Lodge #20 , Charleston  GPS  Latitude  38.3486948  Longitude  81.6351697

STATED COMMUNICATION–Kanawha Lodge #20 will have a stated communication Monday, February 15, 2010.  Dinner at 6:30 p.m. and lodge at 7:30 p.m.  It looks like we will have breakfast at night before this meeting as we have food that should be consumed and was not used at the special that was canceled.  At this meeting we will have a short talk by Bob Hunnicutt.
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Mt Olivet Lodge #3, Parkersburg   GPS Latitude 39.26795  Longitude 81.55633334

will hold a Special Communication Saturday, February 20, 2010 for work and instructiuon in the Master Masons Degree (2). Breakfast at 7am, wioth Lodge to open at 8am. We will need all the help we can get – come out enjoy the fellowship and the thrill of the “work”..
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Gilmer County Lodge 118 , Glenville  GPS Latitude 38.93268334  Longitude 80.83450002
will be holding a special to  confer a third egree on a candidate on February 20, 2010 Lodge will begin at 7:00pm
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Huntington #53  GPS  Latitude  38.42263777  Longitude  82.44053011
Feb 26, 2010,  confer the Fellowcraft Degree, 7pm.  Courtesy Butler Adkins
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Clarksburg Lodge # 155   GPS  Latitude  39.28078334  Longitude  80.34128336
will have their annual Past Masters Nite and oyster dinner on Feb. 27, 2010.
at 6:00 P.M. and lodge at 7:00 P.M. Donations will be taken at the door.  All Master Masons are invited to attend..Thanks,  F. Lee West
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Clendenin Lodge 126 GPS Latitude 38.4889 Longitude
Saturday, February 27th  Raising two confirmed and possibly a total of four candidates to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason. All interested brethren are encouraged to attend and take part in the work. Breakfast will be held at 8:00am and Lodge will open at 9:00 am.  Jason T Riffle W.M.
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MANNINGTON 31,  GPS Latitude 39.52988334  Longitude  80.34433336   March 6th as you probably know is the Oyster Supper night.  The Grand Master as of right now will be in attendance.  Dinner starts promptly at 5:00 p.m. and Lodge will begin at 7:30 p.m.  No work is planned for that evening, except to receive the Grand Master and dignitaries and guests and to honor the Past Masters of Mannington Lodge #31.
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HERMON 6, CLARKSBURG  GPS Latitude 39.28078334  Longitude 80.34128336
Saturday, March 13, Past Masters Night.  Dinner @6, Lodge #7 pm.  Grand Master Gregory A. Riley, Sr. will be attending.
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Kanawha 20 & Charleston 153  GPS  Latitude  38.3486948  Longitude  81.6351697
GRAND MASTER’S VISITATION–Most Worshipful Grand Master, Gregory A. Riley, Sr., will be officially visit Kanawha Lodge #20 and Charleston Lodge #153 Friday, March 26, 2010.  Dinner will be at 6:00 p.m. and Lodge will be at 7:00 p.m.
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Huntington 53   Latitude 38.4226377  Longitude 82.44053011 will have Past Masters’ Night on 20 March. More information will be coming
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PENNSYLVANIA –
OFFICIAL VISITATIONS – DDGM FLANIGAN

Monday, March 8, Waynesburg Lodge No.153
Wednesday, March 10, Beallsville Lodge No. 237
Monday, April 5, Washington Lodge No. 164
Monday, April 12, Chartiers Lodge No. 297
Tuesday, April 20, Claysville Lodge No. 447
Wednesday, April 21, Joppa Chapter Demolay
Thursday, May 6, Valley Lodge No. 459
Monday, May 17, Sunset Lodge No. 623
Thursday, May 20, Martha Assembly Rainbow
Friday, May 21, Richard Vaux Lodge No. 454

CHARTIERS 297, CANONSBURG
Monday, 2/15, 7pm, Confer Fellow Craft Masons Degree on one candidate
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CLAYSVILLE 447
Tuesday, 2/16, Stated, 7pm, confer Fellow Craft Masons Degree on one candidate
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ROYAL ARCH/COMMANDERY, YORK RITE COLLEGE & SCOTTISH RITE
ALSO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE  www.wvyorkrite.org

BRETHREN, COMPANIONS AND SIR KNIGHTS – Look at the NEWS tab on the Grand York Rite Site.  You’ll find pictures and articles about the 1) meeting attended by M.W. Gregory A. Riley, Sr., Grand Commander Gene Ray Baker, Grand High Priest Don Peterson and S.G.I.G C B Hall; also 2) view pictures from the Commandery Inspection in New Martinsville; and 3) the SPECIAL Convocation at Tygarts Valley RAC.  The website Committee encourages your Commandery/Chapter to submit pictures/articles for inclusion on the site.  You’ll also find a calendar with York Rite meetings.  If you aren’t sure how to input info, contact Phil

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TRAVEL SCHEDULE – MOST EXCELLENT DONALD E PETERSON, GRAND HIGH PRIEST, ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF WV

Feb 13    Huntington Chapter No. 6 Festival GPS Latitude 38.42263777  Longitude  82.44053011
Feb 16    Jackson Chapter No. 48 at Ravenswood GPS Latitude 38.95316163  Longitude  81.76089101
Feb 18    Super Excellent Master Degree at Marietta Council
Feb 26    Charleston 153 Grand Master visit GPS  Latitude 38.3486948  Longitude  81.6351697
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HUNTINGTON ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER 6  GPS Latitude 38.4226377  Longitude 82.44053011
Saturday, 2/13, 8am, Festival
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WHEELING CHAPTER #1    GPS Latitude 040 3.9670 N  Longitude  080 43.1110 W
April 12, 2010, honoring Past High Priests.  More details to follow.  Harold Vitalie.
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May 20 – 22, 2010,    GPS Latitude  040 3.9670 N     Longitude    080 43.1110 W
Annual Conclave, Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of West Virginia, held in Wheeling, W.V.  More details will follow later.
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York Rite College
ALSO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE  www.wvyorkrite.org

FORT HENRY YRC 61, WHEELING  GPS  Latitude  40.06611667  Longitude  80.71851668

Saturday, February 13, 2010, 1pm, Quarterly Assembly,  Scottish Rite Cathedral, Wheeling, no work planned.  Companion Knight and Past Grand Master Seba Anderson will  present a paper; also C.K. George Jackson.  D.B. Joe Radcliff will present a paper at the Nay 8, 2010 annual assembly.  The College is planning an open installation and the ladies will be invited to observe.  Also, a meal is being planned, including our ladies, following the Assembly.

Brethren – Please take note – per Harold Vitalie – west bound I70 will be closed beginning February 1, 2010 for approximately 11 months.  The closure will be at the Wheeling Tunnel.  I don’t have the specific directions but you can exit at the Oglebay Park (Perkins Restaurant) and follow that road to the left into downtown Wheeling.  You’ll go up a hill and at the crest take the right fork to the first traffic signal.  At that point, make a right to the next signal, then make a left and go through town to 14th street (I think), then go left a couple blocks.  The Scottish Rite Cathedral will be visible.
With the tunnel closed the best way to get to the Scottish Rite Cathedral (Wheeling) if your are going west is to exit right before the tunnel stay in right lane exit at 16th Street at first red light make right turn go two blocks to 14th Street and Scottish Rite will be one block on left.  If you want you can go 1/2 block to alley turn left to parking lot
Thanks Bro. Gene Ray Baker for the directions.