Masonic News – February 12, 2014

Masonic News
February 12, 2014

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

02/16    ROWLESBURG & MADISON
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 & COTTAGEVILLE
04/13    COAL CITY
04/27    THOMAS  & PINEVILLE (Pineville Cancelled)
05/04    CLARKSBURG & SOUTH CHARLESTON
05/10    CEREDO

After discussion today with Wor. Matthew C. Snuffer, Master of Pineville Lodge No. 138 (and D.D.G.M. of the 16th Masonic Dist.), due to construction issues at the lodge building, the Regional School of Instruction scheduled for April 27 at Pineville has been canceled. Steve G Swank, PGM, GL

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February 13- Stated Communication, Dinner 6:30 p.m., Lodge 7:30 p.m. we will confer a 3rd degree. We hope to see you, David J. Fox WM, Acacia 157, Fairmont

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February 13, 2014 Dunbar Lodge 159. 7:00 P.M. Brother William Michael Reyes will be raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason. Any assistance will be greatly appreciated

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Late lodge # 63 in Bridgeport, WV will be having a soup bean dinner @ 6:30 pm on February 17th with lodge following at 7:30 pm to confer a Master Mason degree. All master masons are invited to attend.

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Joseph W. Summers Lodge No. 173 will pass brothers Jeff Quinn and Josh Bailey to the degree of Fellow Craft at their next stated communication of February 20. All Fellow Crafts are welcome to attend. Visiting brethren are encouraged to call if they wish to work in this Lodge. Thomas M. Bell, PM/Sec

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Clarksburg Lodge # 155 will be having our annual Oyster Dinner & PM Night on Saturday, February 22nd. Starting at 6 O’ Clock PM.

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Degree Work & Other Events – WHEELING

February 20th – 1 EA examination, 1 Fellowcraft Degree

February 15th – *Fellowcraft Club* Nailers Hockey Game

March 23rd – Wheeling Lodge #5 School of Instruction

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PENNSYLVANIA

WAYNESBURG 153, PA  EXTRA, 2/17, 7PM, CONFER MASTER MASONS DEGREE ON ONE CANDIDATE. AND FELLOWCRAFT MASONS DEGREE ON ONE CANDIDATE.

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CHARTIERS 297, Canonsburg, PA , extra meeting on 2/17 to confer the Master Masons degree on two candidates.

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VIRGINIA

Brethren,

Just a reminder that Winchester Hiram Lodge # 21 will be hosting district 3 school tomorrow. We will be practicing the reception of the DDGM and reception of the Grand Master. All Master Masons are welcome to attend. All officers should attend as we will be receiving the DDGM at our February stated. District school will begin at 7:30 with light refreshments to follow.

Also, we will be having dinner before our stated communication on Feb. 11. We will be having a picnic in February with hamburgers, hot dogs w/ sauerkraut and all the fixings along with assorted summertime sides.  Dinner will be free will $10 donation and will start at 6:30 with lodge to open at 7:30.  We will be receiving the District Deputy Grand Master and will hear his program along with a message from the Grand Master.  Please mark your calendars and plan to join us.

On a sad note, Brother Dale Ohlschwager suffered a stroke a few days ago and is in the ICU at Winchester Medical Center. His wife Tammy has indicated that he would love to have visitors.

Fraternally,
Jim Kales
Master

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Scottish Rite members curious about AASR activities can view their calendar at www.scottishritewv.org

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COMMANDERY

MARCH 22, 2014

March 22, 2014, Royal Arch Festival, Clarksburg, beginning at 8:00AM. Conferring all Royal Arch degrees. Bring candidates! Help is appreciated. Afterwards there will be Past Masters night with dinner.

MARCH 22, 2014 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR GRAND OFFICERS MEETING

March 22, 2014—10:00AM—Clarksburg—VEDGC Vance Grand Officers will meet in conjunction with Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons Festival being held at Clarksburg Masonic Temple. All Grand Officers are expected to attend the Royal Arch Festival beginning at 8:00AM and to remain as long as possible after lunch at noon. This is a directive of Right Eminent Grand Commander Paul O. Davis.

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