Masonic News – February 12, 2012

Masonic News
February 12, 2012
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.

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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
SCHEDULED SCHOOLS OF INSTRUCTION, 1PM
Officers, Coaches, and all interested Master Masons are invited to attend.
02/12 BARBOURSVILLE & ST MARYS
02/19 BELINGTON
02/26 ROWLESBURG
03/04 MARLINTON & SHINNSTON
03/11 KINGWOOD & Kanawha Lodge #20 and Charleston Lodge #153
03/18 COAL CITY
03/25 HEDGESVILLE & WEIRTON
04/01 ROCK CAVE & RIPLEY
04/15 DUNBAR & THOMAS
04/22 CRUM & WHEELING
04/29 PRINCETON
05/06 CLARKSBURG & WHITESVILLE

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Due to our practice night falling on Tuesday the 14th, Valentines Day, practice is cancelled. We will resume our normal practice scheduled on the 21st at 7pm in the lodge. We will have much to prepare for as we have a petition to vote on, and dependent on that vote a 1st to put on at our next Stated Communication, Thursday the 23rd. We will be hearing returns on the 2nd as well at our Stated, and are planning on a Special on Saturday the 25th for Breakfast, and 3rd Degrees to put on. Hope to see everyone out.
Daniel M. Baily PM WM  Acacia 157  Fairmont, WV

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Bro.Smith & Bro. Delaney will be raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason on Wed. Feb. 15th at St.John’s Lodge #24. Dinner will be at 5:30pm with lodge to follow. All Master Mason’s are invited to attend and enjoy the fellowship. David Holt PM Secretary GPS LATITUDE 39.37626667 LONGITUDE 81.20891667

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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
GPS LATITUDE 39.28078334 LONGITUDE 80.34128336

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Mannington 31, annual oyster feed. March 3, serving starts at 5pm. This fraternal fellowship is always the 1st Saturday in March. Lodge at 7pm, honoring Past Masters. Mannington’s oysters are known far and wide as “the best.” I don’t eat oysters (as R J Aronhalt says – it’s a “non-food item) and I’m sure other lodges feel the same about their table. Don’t shoot me, I’m just the messenger.

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NITRO LODGE
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
GPS LATITUDE 38.42052444 LONGITUDE 81.84168295

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PENNSYLVANIA
An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, , Masontown, PA Free and Accepted Masons, will be held on February 14, 2012, at 7:00pm, to confer the Fellowcraft Masons Degree:on one candidate and the Entered Apprentice Degree will be conferred upon one candidate.

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An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, , Masontown, PA Free and Accepted Masons, will be held on February 14, 2012, at 7:00pm, to confer the Fellowcraft Masons Degree:on one candidate and the Entered Apprentice Degree will be conferred upon one candidate.

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An extra meeting of Beallsville Lodge 237, will be held on February 16, 2012, at 7:00pm, to confer the Master Masons Degree:on two candidates and the Fellow Craft Masons Degree will be conferred upon two candidates.

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An extra meeting of Beallsville Lodge 237, will be held on February 20, 2012, at 7:00pm, to confer the Entered Apprentice Masons Degree:on three candidates.

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WAYNESBURG 153, PA
February 20, EXTRA, 7pm, Fellowcraft Degree conferred upon two candidates.

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Claysville Lodge No. 447, Free and Accepted Mason’s, Masonic Hall, Main Street, Claysville, PA.
An extra meeting of Claysville Lodge No. 447 will be held on Tuesday February 21, 2012, at 7:00 o’clock, P.M. for the conferring of the Entered Apprentice Mason Degree upon one candidate.

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ROYAL ARCH/COMMANDERY, YORK RITE COLLEGE & SCOTTISH RITE
ANO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE www.wvyorkrite.org

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MONTGOMERY CHAPTER NO. 47, RAM WILL HOST A ROYAL ARCH FESTIVAL AT THE MASONIC TEMPLE IN MONTGOMERY ON SATURDAY, APRIL 7, 2012. THE FESTIVAL WILL START WITH COFFEE AND DONUTS AT 8:30AM WITH DEGREE WORK TO START AT 9:00AM. ALL CHAPTER DEGREES WILL BE CONFERRED WITH A NICE DINNER FOLLOWING THE ME MASTER DEGREE.
WE WILL CONFER THE ROYAL ARCH FOLLOWING DINNER. ALL COMPANIONS ARE INVITED AND WELCOME TO BRING ANY CANDIDATES WHO NEED TO HAVE THE DEGREES. WE ARE HOPEFUL THAT ME RAYMOND L. LUSK, MEGHP WILL BE WITH US AT THE FESTIVAL.
PAUL V. COTTRELL, PGHP, SECRETARY

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COMMANDERY

GRAND OFFICER MEETING SCHEDULE
March 24, 2012 – Parkersburg, 10am, G Dotson, VEDGC Chairman
May 17, 2012 @ Grand Conclave, E Ball, REGC, Chairman

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Grand Conclaves of Other Mid Atlantic Dept. Jurisdictions
Delaware – March 9, 2012
Washington DC – March 16–19, 2012

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2012 INSPECTION
Logan #26 at Logan, Feb. 18, Open at 1 PM, Ladies invited. Meal to follow. Inspecting Officer – P. Davis

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Grand Conclaves of Other Mid Atlantic Dept. Jurisdictions
Delaware – March 9, 2012
Washington DC – March 16–19, 2012

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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

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From: Hagerstown, Maryland
On Wednesday, March 7, The Potomac Highlands WWII Roundtable meeting will be on “Freemasonry in WWII”. The meeting will be at the Morris Frock American Legion on Northern Avenue in Hagerstown. The meeting is free and open to the public and starts at 7 pm. Dinner, at your own expense, is available prior to that. The regular menu will be available along with their all-you-can-eat fried chicken dinner for only $7.99. You should plan to arrive between 5:30 and 6:00 pm if you are eating dinner there.
Brother John Dubbs, a Mason from Harrisburg, PA and a WWII re-enactor, will be speaking about Masonic interactions during WWII between Nazi’s and Americans as well as between Japanese and Americans. This program should be very interesting.

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DeMOLAY
February 24-26 Winterfest – Canaan

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