Masonic News – January 2, 2011

Masonic News
January 2. 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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Gentlemen:

Past Potentate of Nemesis Temple, Hermon No. 6 and Scottish Rite Ritualist Team member, PAUL EMBRY, died last night. Paul had been in the hospital
since last week with many health issues. While in ICU because of kidney problem, it was determined that he had also suffered a heart attack.

Paul had been on a ventilator the last two (2) days.

His wife, Sharon and a son and daughter survive.

Amos-Carvelli is in charge of arrangements. Viewing Monday (no times yet) and funeral Tuesday morning, after which he will be cremated.

Office of the Secretary
Clarksburg Valley Scottish Rite

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WEST VIRGINIA

WEST VIRGINIA AF&AM SCHOOLS OF INSTRUCTIONS:

1/16/11 Belington

01/23/11 Beckley &Weirton

01/30/11 Vienna

02/20/11 Rowlesburg

02/27/11 Hurricane

03/06/11 Shinnston & Lewisburg

03/13/11 Kingwood

04/03/11 Bridgeport & Cottageville

04/10/11 Shepherdstown

04/17/11 Crum

05/01/11 Clarksburg

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Morgantown Union Lodge #4 will host a Dinner and Reception to honor & receive Most Worshipful Randy B. Martin Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
Saturday, January 8, 2011 @ 5:30 PM
All the Buckwheat Cakes and Sausage Gravy you care to eat

Memorial Masonic Building
Windsor & Burroughs Sts.
Morgantown, WV

Lodge #4 will confer the Master Mason’s Degree at 7:00 PM following the Dinner

If planning to attend, please RSVP to trestleboard4@frontier.com

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Jackson Lodge # 35 Good Hope Will have its Annual Walter Wagoner Oyster
Dinner Sat. January 8th. Dinner will be at 6pm. Lodge will follow.
There will be a slice of Ham for the non- Oyster eaters. Come out and
enjoy.

Basil Dick PM

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On Saturday,January 8th, Littleton Lodge #131 will be having work in the Master Mason’s Degree. Dinner will be at 6:00 PM at the Hundred Diner, across the street from the Lodge Hall. Menu is Baked Steak, etc, and will be paid for by the Lodge. Lodge will follow at 7:30 PM. If you can attend, kindly call me at 304-775-7322, or email at wfjones@frontiernet.net in order that I can make proper dinner reservations. We would certainly enjoy your presence!
Bill

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There will be a special communication of Friendship Lodge #56 in West Union on Saturday January 15, 2011,
there will be work in the Fellow Craft Degree. Dinner will be at 6:00 PM and Lodge will start at 7:00 PM.

All Fellow Craft and Master Masons are urged to attend.

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Wetzel Lodge will have a get together Saturday January 29 2011 at 6:30 fish fry and trimmings.
ALSO
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

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PENNSYLVANIA

Claysville, PA, January 4, 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, January 18, 2011 at 7 o’clock, 30 minutes PM

Program

The Entered Apprentice Mason Degree will be conferred upon FOUR CANDIDATES

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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:

Inspections are scheduled as follows:- REVISED

Jan 15, 2011-Mountain State, New Martinsville, 1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited
IO A Leach

GPS Latitude 39.64176669 Longitude 80.86558335

DIVISION 5 @ MORGANTOWN

Jan 15, 1pm, Ladies invited, meal at noon.

Inspecting Officer Ron Jones.

GPS Latitude 39.65741854 Longitude 79.96530275

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

On December 15,2010 at 7 PM Sistersville Chapter No. 27 Royal Arch Masons of New Martinsville, W.Va. will have a SPECIAL CONCLAVE for the purpose of conferring the Royal Arch Degree. We can use some help in the degree work, minor parts. So if the Companions can come it would be very much appreciated.
George Birklein Secty.
Sistersville Chapter No. 27 RAM

GPS LATITUDE 39.64176669 LONGITUDE 80.8655335

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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

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 or Secretary (#61) Harold Phillips

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DeMOLAY

2011

01/28-30 Winterfest, Canaan Valley

03/12 Tri-State Spring Degrees (TBA)

03/12 St Patricks Dance -(TBA)

04/16 WV DeMolay University, Clarksburg Masonic Temple

05/20 Baltimore Md Inner Harbor/Orieles Game

05/20-22 Battler of Lewisburg, Lewisburg WV

07/20 Conclave (TBA)

Michael Burge – State Master Counselor

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