Masonic News – February 19, 2013

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Gearl G. Raynes
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
February 19, 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 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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Morgantown Union Lodge #4 will initiate a candidate into the Mysteries of Freemasonry, Wednesday, February 20, 2013  –  7:00 PM  Light refreshments available following the degree work

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Thursday:2/21/13:

Lebanon Lodge , Milton, DDGM Ronald Pauley will make official visit, eat 6:30 Lodge 7:30 PM

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Brethren: Business meeting at Nitro Lodge No. 170. Tuesday, February 19, 2013 at 7:30 P.M. Eat about 6:30 P.M. Exam in the 2nd Degree and if all goes well a 3rd Degree. Fellow Craft welcome, but wait to be called up. J. Bruce, Secretary

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Stated Communication Dunbar 159.  Thursday February 21, 2012, Dinner at 6 PM Bob is planning Pinto Beans and cornbread. Lodge 7:30 PM  Paul Rogers is bringing his Grandson by to return his First Degree as a Courtesy for Kanawha Valley 36. Always a fun time when the Buffalo boys show up.

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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 :O 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

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.
A Royal Arch School of Instruction will be held on Saturday, March 23, 2013 at the Days Inn Convention Center in Flatwoods WV.  The School will begin with coffee and donuts at 8:30AM with Degree Work to start at 9:00AM.  All Chapter Degrees will be exemplified, also opening a Royal Arch Chapter, receiving and balloting on Petitions.  Lunch will be served at Days Inn.  All Royal Arch Masons are invited to attend.

Fraternally,  Paul V. Cottrell, PGHP, Grand Lecturer

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GRAND ROYAL ARCH CHAPTER SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION – DAYS INN, FLATWOODS, WV – MARCH 23, 2013

DEPUTY GRAND LECTURER ASSIGNMENTS FOR THE SCHOOL:

MARK MASTER DEGREE
RWM PAUL V. COTTRELL
SW CHARLES R. WITT
JW DAVID M. SMITH
SD GEORGE MYERS
JD LEWIS W. RESSEGGER
MO CARL F. NESTOR
SO CHRISTOPHER BAUN
JO JERRY L. HANEY
MC ORVAL L.  PERRY

ROYAL MASTER DEGREE
TI CHARLES H. MANN
HT GEORGE P. BERKLEIN
PCW PAUL V. COTTRELL
CG GEORGE MYERS

PAST MASTER DEGREE
RWM DAVID M. SMITH
SW GEORGE P. BERKLEIN
JW CHRISTOPHER BAUN
SD CARL F. NESTOR
JD JERRY L. HANEY

MOST EXCELLENT MASTER DEGREE
MEM CHRISTOPHER BAUN
SW GARY B. TUCKER
SD LEWIS W. RESSEGGER
JD JERRY L. HANEY
MC CARL F. NESTOR

SELECT MASTER DEGREE
TI DONALD E. PETERSON
HT GEORGE P. BERKLEIN
PCW PAUL V. COTTRELL
CG GEORGE MYERS
AHISHAH ORVAL L. PERRY

ROYAL ARCH DEGREE
MEHP CHARLES R. WITT
KING ORVAL L. PERRY
SCRIBE GEORGE MYERS
COH CHRISTOPHER BAUN
RAC DONALD E. PETERSON
GM3RDV GEORGE P. BERKLEIN
GM2NDV CARL F. NESTOR
GM1STV GARY B. TUCKER
PS LEWIS W. RESSEGGER

PAUL V. COTTRELL,  PGHP, GL

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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
HUNTINGTON, Charles W. Wise # 137 Y.R.C. will hold their annual meeting on Sat. May 4, 2013 with a light lunch at 12 noon and the meeting starting at 1:00 pm.  We will elect and install officers for the 2013-14 year. Harry Delaney, Secy.

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