Masonic News – February 26, 2014

Masonic News
February 26, 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

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

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South Charleston will have coffee and donuts at 8 am and lodge will start at 9 am and work straight through. There will no be a lunch break between the candidates. Saturday March 1st 2014  9 am two Master Mason degrees.

Saturday March 1, 2014 A Special Communication South Charleston Lodge 168. Lodge will Open at 10:00 AM Brother Marion Shannon Hagerman will be raised to sublime degree of Master Mason. We will then break for lunch and a brother from Walton Lodge will be raised to sublime degree of Master Mason and then lecture on both All assistance appreciated. Douglas Cooksey Dunbar Lodge 159 AF&AM

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Our next stated meeting will be Monday, March 3rd, at 7:30 pm. This will be our official visit of the G.M., Owen Bragg. Come one and all for the excellent meeting and refreshments, afterwards. Thanks Jack L. Oliver WM, Fairmont #9

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JOSEPH W. SUMMERS LODGE NO. 173 , Morgantown- Thursday, March 6: conferring the Fellow Craft degree on Br. Ross E. Bailey; also, a return on the 2nd and a return on the 3rd. We anticipate at least one raising at our stated communication of March 20.

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February 27- Stated Communication , Dinner 6:00 p.m. Lodge 7:00 p.m.
Work- two returns on the 1st degree,if found clear, we will confer two 2nd degrees.
Please note the change of time for dinner and lodge.

David J. Fox WM , Acacia 157, Fairmont

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Please pass the word that Mannington Lodge # 31’s Past Masters night will be on Saturday March 1, 2014. Our traditional Oyster Dinner with our usual trimmings will be served from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Lodge will open afterward. Thanks.

Jeffrey Fleming WM, Mannington 31

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Putnam Lodge 139 Hurricane will have a Special on Monday night to initiate on First Degree lodge at 7 PM Worshipful Master Grant, of Putnam Lodge 139 Hurricane just informed me he has made arrangements to have pulled chicken sandwiches and chips for tomorrow night meeting, dinner at 6 PM lodge 7 PM

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K V 36 Buffalo Stated Session Exam on First
James M. Tolley PM
Putnam Lodge 139 AF&AM

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

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Bobbie D. Triplett RAC #52 will be doing the Mark Master and Past Master degrees at its stated convocation on Thurs. 2/27 at 7:30 p.m in Mannington.
Josh Schrader
Grand Master of the 3rd Veil

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Who/What: Combined Royal Arch Mini School of Instruction between Beverly Chapter #23 and Elkins Chapter #35.  School will be held in the Lodge Building in Elkins, WV. When: Saturday March 8, 2014 from 9 am until around noon.
Focus. Opening RAC, balloting, receiving distinguished guest, dispensing with a Royal Arch Chapter, and floor work and ritual on MEM degree. Time permitting work and instruction in another shorter degree or degree of choice. Donuts and coffee early followed by a light lunch around noon. Two reminders. (1). This school of instruction will count toward a visitation toward the Triple Tau traveling award, and (2). Ref. Page 39. of the “Constitution Laws and Regulations of Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of West Virginia” Sec. XX.6 states, “The High Priest, King and Scribe of each subordinate Chapter shall be required to attend a School of Instruction each year during their term of office as High Priest, King and Scribe….”.

Thanks,
Marvin O.

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COMMANDERY

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 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