Masonic News – February 11, 2013

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Gearl G. Raynes
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
February 11, 2013

Grand Master Gearl Raynes would like to inform all the brethren that he will be
posting his visitations on the Grand Lodge Calendar. He will post his visitations at beginning of each month.  Thank you.

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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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WEST VIRGINIA

SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION:

February 17 at Rowlesburg
2-17-13   at Huntington
February 24 at Belington
March 3 at Shinnston
March 10 at Kingwood
March 17 at Weirton & Hurricane
3-24-13   at Ravenswood
April 7 at Lewisburg, Crum & Martinsburg
April 14 at Beverly & Beckley
April 21 at Wheeling & Linden
April 28 at Princeton
May 5 at Clarksburg

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Wheeling 5 Degree Work & Other Events
February – Fellowcraft Club Soirée
April 21st – Wheeling Lodge #5 School of Instruction

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Kanawha Valley #36, 2/11/13, We have work!!!  We will have a return on the 2nd along with the business meeting. Steve Chapman is bringing  pizza and a desert but we could still use chips and drinks and more deserts because PM Paul Rogers always likes to have extra cake and pie for the Brethren!!

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Putnam Lodge  #139, Hurricane will raise two Brothers, Kevin Verhaalen and Jason Chandler, to the sublime degree of Master Mason on Monday February 11, 2013. Dinner at 6 PM lodge will open & PM. All Master Masons welcome to join us in raising these two brothers.

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Acacia # 157, Fairmont will have it’s regular stated communication on Thurs. Feb. 14 2013. Possible return on the 1st degree. If favorable candidate will be passed to the degree of Fellow Craft. Come out and help with the work & enjoy the fellowship. Meal starts at 6:30 P.M. Lodge at 7:30 P.M.

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Friday February 15, 2014  Dinner 6 PM  Degree 7:00 PM  Any Assistance appreciated. South Charleston 168.

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Clarksburg Lodge #155 will be holding it’s oyster feed on February 16th at 6 PM. lodge at 7 PM. on 2nd. floor of Masonic Temple. February 16th Clarksburg Lodge # 155 will be having a special communication to raise a candidate in waiting. .Lodge at 7:00 PM Refreshments following, oyster feed at 6:00 PM. PM night,  All MM welcome and encouraged to join in the work, and have great fellowship.

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To all Master Masons , A  3rd degree mini school will be held at Logan Lodge # 25 in Harpers Ferry W.Va. on Wednesday February 27, 2013. Pizza will be served at 6:0 Clock. The mini school will start at 7:O0 Clock. This will be the last mini school before our Regional School on April 7, 2013. We hope to have a large turnout. This is a great opportunity to brush up on your skills and have fellowship with your brothers. We hope to see you there!

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PENNSYLVANIA

Waynesburg 153, PA, 2/18/13, 7pm, confer Entered Apprentice Degree on two candidates.

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CLAYSVILLE 447, PA.

EXTRA, Tues 2/19, 7pm, confer Entered Apprentice Masons Degree on one candidate, AND

STATED, Tues 2/19, 7:30pm, business meeting and confer Master Mason Degree on one candidate.

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Extra Meeting
An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Free and Accepted Masons, Masontown, PA will be held on Thursday February 21, 2013 at 7:00 P.M.
ENTERED APPRENTICE MASONS DEGREE on one candidate and William Edwin Lindsey FELLOWCRAFT MASONS DEGREE on two candidates

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ROYAL ARCH/COMMANDERY, YORK RITE COLLEGE & SCOTTISH RITE

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Jerusalem Chapter # 3 Parkersburg   R A festival is scheduled for xxxxxx. Masonic Temple Parkersburg at 8:00 am. Degree work at 9:00 am. thanks
Please make the following changes. Jerusalem Chapter #3, R A , Parkersburg Festival scheduled for Jan. 26th. has been canceled. Rescheduled for March 30th. @ 8:00 am. Thanks, R. Lusk MEHP

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3/23/13, RAM SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION, DAYS INN, FLATWOODS, WV, BREAKFAST & LUNCH AVAILABLE, DUTCH TREAT  9AM – FINISHED.
Laws and Regulations of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of West Virginia
Article XX.6

The High Priest, King and Scribe of each subordinate Chapter within this Grand Jurisdiction shall be required to attend a School of Instruction each year during their term of office as High Priest, King and Scribe, The Grand Lecturer shall monitor each Chapter, and report to the Most Excellent Grand High Priest those Chapters not in compliance. Those, not in compliance will be instructed by the Grand High Priest to attend the next available school. Those not complying with the Grand High Priest directive shall be in violation of this law.

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COMMANDERY

GRAND OFFICERS MEETING SCHEDULE

3/23/13 10AM Huntington, P Davis, VEDGC

5/16/13 Grand Conclave, G Dotson, REGC

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YORK RITE COLLEGE
Fort Henry York Rite College 61, Annual Assembly, 1pm, May 11, 2013 at Scottish Rite Building, Wheeling. ACTIVITIES include conferral of Knight of York degree on one candidate and election/installation of officers.

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EASTERN PANHANDLE

Hagerstown, MD

Brethren,

Our next meeting is this coming Monday, February 11.

We are only three weeks away from our annual Spaghetti Dinner on Saturday, March 2. This is our only fundraiser and is used entirely for maintaining our historic Temple. We need help during the week of February 25 through March 1 to make the sauce and get the auditorium ready. Then we need more help that Saturday to help cook, serve, clean up, and even bring something for our desert/bake sale. The Spaghetti Dinner is open to the public from 11:30 am through 7:00 pm. You have received your six tickets which we hope you will use for your family and friends. More tickets are available from Bro. Smith before that day or can be purchased at the door.

Please come out and help preserve your beautiful Masonic Temple.

Benjamin Zamostny

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Shenandoah Forest No. 150, Martinsburg, WV
Thursday, February 14 Regular Meeting 7:30 PM  Officers Tux

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Deford Lodge No. 88, Berkeley Springs, WV
Friday, February 15, Regular Meeting 7:30 PM  Voting on  two Petitions
Fraternally, Ed Brown, Secretary

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