Masonic News – January 18, 2014

Masonic News
January 18, 2013

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
01/19    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 26th – *Fellowcraft Club* Bowling Night
March 23rd – Wheeling Lodge #5 School of Instruction

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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

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Friendship 56, West Union, WV Hope you can make it to #56 this weekend for some down-home, finger-licking to the bottom of the kettle CHILI.

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Jackson Lodge #35, Good Hope, WV will be doing degree work Tuesday the 21st and Wednesday the 22nd.

On Tuesday the 21st, we will be doing three 1st degrees; we would like to invite all Entered Apprentices that you may have in you lodge. NOTE: I TOOK THE LIBERTY OF CANGING THE ANNOUNCEMENT TO READ “1ST DEGREE”. PHIL

On Wednesday the 22nd, we will be raising Daniel Calvin Cox to the sublime degree of Master Mason.

We will start at 7pm on both nights. All Master Mason are invited to attend and participate.
Pastor Dwayne Brown WM

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

Kanawha 20 will hold a Stated Communication on Monday, January 20, 2014. Dinner is at 6:15 with at 7:00. We will balloting on a petition and if the ballot is found clear will be putting on a First Degree.  Please plan on attending.

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PENNSYLVANIA

A THOUGHT TO PONDER by Edward J Leisman, PM, Secretary, Claysville 447, PA. (BRO. ED IS AKA CHARLIE POSKOLOVICH)

DEFINITION OF FREEMASONRY

Freemasonry is an organization of men, based on the Fatherhood of God and the Brotherhood of Man, using builders’ tools as symbols to teach moral Truths thereby impressing upon the minds of the members as the cardinal virtues of Brotherly Love, Relief, and Truth, which should be applied to everyday activities

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. Reservations by e-mailing clarksburgsr12@gmail.com. Deadline Tuesday, January 21.

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

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MARYLAND

On behalf of Knights of St. Andrew of the Cumberland, MD Valley: Robert Burns Supper

Join the Knights of St. Andrew of the Cumberland Valley as we celebrate the birth of Scotland’s Favourite Son to benefit The Children’s League “Focused on Special Needs since 1934” Featuring Cumberland’s Own
SHANTY IRISH

Saturday, February 1, 2014, 4:30pm, Ali Ghan Shrine, Cumberland, MD

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

Dress: Kilts or Semi-Formal

Menu: Cash Bar

Haggis in a puff pastry, Scottish quail egg appetizer, Crabbie Bree Soup in a bread bowl, Spring Salad in Raspberry Vinaigrette, Long Shot in Orange Grand Mariner Glaze (rabbit quarters)  OR  Scottish Salmon with Tarragon Bacon and green onions; Carrots and Parsnips, Twice Roasted potato pods, rolls coffee or tea, Tattie Scones in butter scotch drizzle.

Price: $30/individual; $60/couple

Contact: Charlie Hout

For Seating Arrangements for Tables of 8 Only:

Contact Chip Zimmer.

Seats are limited so call EARLY!

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HAPPY NEW YEAR

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