Masonic News – February 7, 2011

Masonic News
February 7, 2011
M. W. Randy B Martin.
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: Congratulations and THANK YOU very much for your support of the Penny-A- Day program. To date you have contributed a total of $634,942.13. The largest year contribution was $95,156.34 and the smallest was $21,098.13. We hope and urge you to continue to support this program as it has been a true success thus far. PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK as it can only succeed with your help through contributions with your dues payment and the change pennies and all that you put in the containers at your lodge. Thank you! Fraternally, 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

WEST VIRGINIA AF&AM SCHOOLS OF INSTRUCTIONS:

2-13-11   Cairo

02/20/11  Rowlesburg

02/27/11  Hurricane

03/06/11  Shinnston & Lewisburg

03-12-11  Wayne

03/13/11  Kingwood

03-20-11  Buckhannon

04/03/11  Bridgeport & Cottageville

04/10/11  Shepherdstown

04-10-11  Elkins

04/17/11  Crum

05-1-11   Walton

05/01/11  Clarksburg

5-15-11   Wheeling

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Putnam lodge #139 in Hurricane will have a special communication on Monday night February 7, 2011 at 7:30 PM, to initiate Mr. Travis Delbert Easter into the First Degree of Masonry.
Any questions call or e-mail me, Jim
GPS LATITUDE 38.43069773 LONGITUDE 82.01864235

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Degree work @ Beckley Lodge 95 Feb. 7 1st Degree @7 Refreshments @6 Feb. 9 3rd Degree @7 Refreshments @6 Invite a brother to lodge
TS QUOTE The doors of wisdom are never shut……Benjamin  Franklin

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There will be a special communication of Friendship Lodge #56 in West Union on February 12, 2011 to confer the master mason degree on one candidate. Dinner will be at 6:00 PM and Lodge will start at 7:00 PM. All Master Masons are urged to attend.
GPS LATITUDE 39.2949 LONGITUDE 80.77458336

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ACACIA 157, FAIRMONT
Feb. 10th: Stated communication. 3 returns on the 2nd, and put on 2 FC degrees. Meal at 6:30, Meeting at 7:30pm
Feb. 12th: Special communication. 3 or 4 MM degrees to put on. Meeting to start at 4pm, we will break for dinner when able to during the meting.
Feb. 24th: Stated communication. Vote on, and hope to confer 1 candidate on the 1st degree. Possible a return this evening as well. Meal at 6:30, Meeting at 7:30pm.
Feb. 26th: Special communication. 8am meal and 9am lodge to confer 3-4 MM degrees.
GPS LATITUDE 39.48608334 LONGITUDE 80.10735003

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Brethren of Mt. Nebo Lodge #91, 15th Masonic District of the Grand Lodge of West Virginia & other Brethren all. It is with great pleasure to present this Press Release by the Mt. Vernon Estates concerning the exhibition of Mt. Nebo #91 Lodges’ George Washington Apron beginning on February 19th, 2011 at the Donald W. Reynolds Education Center @ Mt. Vernon, Virginia. Mt. Nebo Brethren will participate in the official unveiling ceremonies tentatively scheduled for Saturday, February 19th, 2011. The final arrangements re. time, travel, etc have not yet been established. Subsequent announcements will be forthcoming.

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Wetzel Lodge 39, New Martinsville

February 26 2011 Past Masters night 6:30 fish fry and trimmings Lodge to follow, no work as of yet.
GPS LATITUDE 39.64176669 LONGITUDE 80.86558335
Wetzel 39, New Martinsville, WV
NOTE    the Past Masters night at Wetzel Lodge has been changed from February to March the 26th,
GPS LATITUDE 39.64176669 LONGITUDE 80.86558335

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PENNSYLVANIA
A Stated Meeting of Washington Lodge No. 164,Free and Accepted Masons will be held at the Masonic Temple, 44 W. Wheeling St.,Washington PA 15301 on MONDAY, February 7, 2011 AT 7:30 PM E.S.T
Chicken Noodle Soup will be served before the meeting at 6:00 PM – Desert following meeting
AND EXTRA MEETING
Monday, February 14, 2011 at 7:00 PM
THE FELLOWCRAFT DEGREE WILL BECONFERRED UPON ONE CANDIDASTE THE MASTER MASONS DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED UPON THREE CANDIDATES
AND EXTRA MEETING
WEDNESDAY,February 16, 2011 AT 7:30 PM THE MASTER MASONS DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED UPON TWO CANDIDATES
The Master Masons Degree will be conferred by the PIN Club Law Enforcement Degree Team.
Theywill be receiving their Master Masons Degree simultaneously, to be conferred by the PIN Club
Law Enforcement Degree Team.

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Claysville, PA, February 1, 2011

A Stated Meeting of Claysville Lodge No. 447, Free and Accepted Mason’s, will be held in Masonic Hall, Main Street, Claysville, PA. on Tuesday evening February 14, 2011, 7pm,

Program  The Fellow Craft Mason Degree will be conferred upon four Brethren:

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Law Enforcement Night at Lodge No. 346

To All Masonic Brethern and Especially Law Enforcement Masonic Brethern

King Solomon’s Lodge No. 346 in Connellsville, PA, will be having a Law Enforcement recognition night on Tuesday April 5. The meeting is at 7:30. They will serve dinner starting at 6:00 and continuing to serve until 7:00. Don’t know how “elaborate” it will be but all are welcome to eat.
All Law Enforcement officers attending are ask to wear their dress uniform without firearms and hats. The Lodge has been given this permission by the RWGM. I am planning on attending this event. If you would like to meet up with me let me know.
Fraternally
Brother Dave Richards

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VIRGINIA

Brethren:
Due to the conflict of scheduling with the Masonic Education meeting scheduled for March 5th. which effects some lodges in Districts 5 and 6, we have decided to move the Fred Bowman Ritual School of instruction from Saturday the 5th of March to Saturday the 12th of March. Time and place unchanged 9:00am @ Cassia Lodge # 142  Woodstock.
Please notify the Lodges under your supervision and all interested Brethren. Lokie

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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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Grand Commandery NEWS:

J O Schrader Commandery U.D. plans to do the first two Commandery degrees at their Tuesday, February 8, Conclave beginning at 7:30 p.m.    They have no robes or equipment and are asking anyone knowing where those items are available to contact S.K. Tom Six at flytyer6@frontier.com Better still, come to Mannington to witness or give assistance to this fledgling group of Sir Knights.

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Inspections are scheduled as follows:- REVISED

LOGAN, 2/19/11, 8AM, WITH INSPECTION AT 1PM. At 8AM,Red Cross and Order of Malta conferred Ladies invited, lunch, & meal following degree provided..

GPS Latitude 39.32618334 Longitude 77.74298334
Inspecting Officer Richard Riddle

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GRAND OFFICERS MEETING
Mar 26, 2011 – Weirton, 10am
May 19 – Grand Conclave
GPS LATITUDE 38.3486948 LONGITUDE 81.6351697

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CHAPTER NEWS

YORK RITE COLLEGE
ALSO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE www.wvyorkrite.org

Quarterly Assembly, 1pm, February 12, Scottish Rite Building, Wheeling, WV  FORT HENRY YORK RITE COLLEGE 61, WHEELING, WV
GPS Latitude 40.0661167 Longitude 80.71851668

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Elkins Chapter #35 Royal Arch Masons will host a Royal Arch mini School of Instruction. Opening, balloting, dispensing, and work in any degree(s) of interest. Beginning 9 am and lasting until around noon. SATURDAY, 4/2.
Light lunch provided. Contact Robert Vance.

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March 26, 2011 – Golden Triangle York Rite College #32, Pittsburgh will welcome the Companion Knights from West Virginia Colleges Fort Henry YRC 61 (Wheeling), Charles W Wise 137 (Huntington), Martinsburg YRC 175 and Ohio Fort Steuben College 194 (Steubenville).  Golden Triangle 32 (PA) is the mother College of YRC 61, which in turn is the mother College of YRC 137 and YRC 194. This visit will be monumental because it will be the first visit in – perhaps – 30 years. Any College member wanting to attend should contact Preeminent Governor (#61) Charlie Witt  candbwitt@comcast.net or Secretary (#61) Harold Phillips PHIL1434@AOL.COM.

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DeMOLAY

VALENTINES DANCE
Saturday, February 12, 2011
Clarksburg Masonic Temple – Clarksburg, WV
(Hosted by: Clarksburg Jobs Daughters and Clarksburg DeMolay)
SPRING INITIATION & DANCE
TBA

BALTIMORE TRIP & ORIOLES GAME
Friday, June 3 – Sunday, June 5, 2011 (Tentative)
Baltimore, MD
(West Virginia DeMolay)
INTERNATIONAL SUPREME COUNCIL
INTERNATIONAL DEMOLAY CONGRESS
Tuesday, June14 – Saturday, June 18, 2011
Grand Rapids, MI
(DeMolay International)
WEST VIRGINIA DEMOLAY CONCLAVE
July 2011 (Exact date TBA)
West Virginia Wesleyan College – Buckhannon, WV
Regards,
Michael Anthony Burge
State Master Councilor
West Virginia DeMolay
Email: wvsmc0809@gmail.com

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