Masonic News – January 11, 2014

Masonic News
January 11, 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

01/12    BUCKHANNON
01/19    LEWISBURG
01/26    VIENNA
02/09    PENNSBORO & BARBOURSVILE
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
05/04    CLARKSBURG & SOUTH CHARLESTON
05/10    CEREDO

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Clarksburg Lodge # 155 will have a MM degree 1/14/2013 at 7:00 PM. All MM welcome.

WHEELING 5
Degree Work & Other Events
January 2nd – Entered Apprentice Degree
January 16th – 1 EA examination, 1 Fellowcraft Degree
January 26th – *Fellowcraft Club* Bowling Night
March 23rd – Wheeling Lodge #5 School of Instruction

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Wetzel Lodge No. 39 located in New Martinsville, WV will have a 3rd degree on 1 candidate this Saturday January 11, 2014.
Eat at 6:00 with Lodge to follow.

Daniel A Witschey PM, Secretary
Wetzel Lodge No. 39

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Bridgeport Lodge 181, Bridgeport, Ohio will have their 73rd Annual Rabbit Feed and Inspection on January 18, 2014. Inspection at 1PM and Dinner at 3PM. Entered Apprentice Degree “And the day shall be filled with fellowship”

TO THOSE UNFAMILIAR WITH AN OHIO “INSPECTION”, IT’S LIKE A WV LODGE RECEIVING THE DDGM ON HIS OFFICIAL VISIT. THE OHIO INSPECTIOR EVALUATES THE QUALITY OF THE WORK ANNUALLY
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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PENNSYLVANIA
WAYNESBURG 153, STATED, Monday, January 13, 2014, confer Fellowcraft Degree on two candidates.

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SCOTTISH RITE

(1) CLARKSBURG SCOTTISH RITE regular meeting on January 17 at 7:30 p.m.  6th Floor, Masonic Temple.  Refreshments after the meeting.

(2) CLARKSBURG SCOTTISH RITE Ring Ceremony and dinner January 25 beginning at 6:00 p.m., 2nd Floor, Masonic Temple. Baked steak dinner with trimmings $10.00/person. Members/Guests. Deadline Tuesday, January 21.

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

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January 18, 2014, Saturday, Royal Arch Festival, Clarksburg, (Adoniram #11) beginning at 8:00 a.m. Conferring all RA degrees, 8+ candidates. Bring candidates! Appreciate help.

January 18, 2014, Saturday Tyrian Chapter, Charleston  will hold a festival on Jan 18th. Appologies to Clarksburg as I didn’t have my calendar with me to prevent the conflict. We will open Chapter at 8:30 to receive and ballot on petitions.  Work should start at 9:00 AM with all Degrees. Lunch will be served. I would suggest parking in the Parking Garage in Dickinson Street (one block east of the Masonic Temple). They have free parking on Saturdays unless something changes.
Don

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March 23, 2013, Royal Arch Festival, Clarksburg, (Adnoriam #11), beginning at 8:00 a.m.. Conferring all RA degrees. Bring candidates! Appreciate help. Afterwards will have PM night with dinner.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

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