Masonic News – January 23, 2013

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Gearl G. Raynes
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
January 23, 2013

Grand Master Gearl Raynes would like to inform all the brethren that he will be
posting his visitations on the Grand Lodge Calendar. He will post his visitations at beginning of each month.  Thank you.

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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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WEST VIRGINIA
SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION:

February 10 at Harrisville
February 17 at Rowlesburg
February 24 at Belington
March 3 at Shinnston
March 10 at Kingwood
March 17 at Weirton & Hurricane
April 7 at Lewisburg, Crum & Martinsburg
April 14 at Beverly & Beckley
April 21 at Wheeling & Linden
April 28 at Princeton
May 5 at Clarksburg

I have received notification of 2 more regional schools of instruction being scheduled so far this year. They are,
2-17-13   at Huntington
3-24-13   at Ravenswood
David Holt DGL

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KV 36, Buffalo will have a Special Communication on the First Degree,Thursday January 31, 2013. All EA, FC & MM welcome. Dinner at 6 PM lodge opens 7 PM.

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Aurora Lodge #43, Newburg, WV  will have a regular meeting on Friday, February 1, 2013 at 7:30pm.  Worshipful Brother R J Aronhalt, PM  will receive his 50 year service award pin.  The meeting will be preceded by dinner at 6:15pm.  Please make your reservations by Friday, January 25, 2013.  I am pleased to collect reservations and pass them on to our WM Jeff Richardson.  Please provide your name, lodge number and the number of attendees you anticipate traveling with you.  You may place a reservation by email or telephone with Phil (see bottom of email).  Thanks.  RJ is hoping to fill the building so please come and spend his money.

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Monroe Lodge #77 will be holding its annual bean dinner at our regular meeting on  February 4th.  I encourage all members of the lodge to attend and extend an open invitation to all members from our brother lodges. We would love to have you attend as well. Dinner will be served at 6:30 with our meeting afterward at 7:30. Respectfully,  Mike Miller  WM – Monroe Lodge #77

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Wheeling 5 Degree Work & Other Events
February – Fellowcraft Club Soirée
April 21st – Wheeling Lodge #5 School of Instruction

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Clarksburg Lodge #155 will be holding it’s oyster feed on February 16th at 6 PM. lodge at 7 PM. The last Saturday in February was taken by Scottish Rite ROTC & essay awards banquet, which is at 6 PM. on 2nd. floor of Masonic Temple.
February 16th Clarksburg Lodge # 155 will be having a special communication to raise a candidate in waiting. .Lodge at 7:00 PM Refreshments following, oyster feed at 6:00 PM. PM night, Lodge at 7:00 PM Refreshments following.  All MM welcome and encouraged to join in the work, and have great fellowship.
Thanks, Stephen Lindsey SW

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PENNSYLVANIA
Extra Meeting
An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Free and Accepted Masons, Masontown, PA will be held on Thursday February 21, 2013 at 7:00 P.M., ENTERED APPRENTICE MASONS DEGREE on one candidate and William Edwin Lindsey, FELLOWCRAFT MASONS DEGREE on two candidates

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ROYAL ARCH/COMMANDERY, YORK RITE COLLEGE & SCOTTISH RITE

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Jerusalem Chapter # 3 Parkersburg R A festival is scheduled for March 30th. Masonic Temple Parkersburg at 8:00 am. Degree work at 9:00 am. Thanks, R. Lusk MEHP

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3/23/13, RAM SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION, DAYS INN, FLATWOODS, WV, BREAKFAST & LUNCH AVAILABLE, DUTCH TREAT  9AM – FINISHED.
Laws and Regulations of the Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of West Virginia
Article XX.6

The High Priest, King and Scribe of each subordinate Chapter within this Grand Jurisdiction shall be required to attend a School of Instruction each year during their term of office as High Priest, King and Scribe, The Grand Lecturer shall monitor each Chapter, and report to the Most Excellent Grand High Priest those Chapters not in compliance. Those, not in compliance will be instructed by the Grand High Priest to attend the next available school. Those not complying with the Grand High Priest directive shall be in violation of this law.

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COMMANDERY
COMMANDERY INSPECTIONS:

2/9/13 CLARKSBURG #13, OPEN 1PM, LADIES INVITED, MEAL TO FOLLOW, INSPECTING OFFICER P BAKER
With the approval of our Inspecting Officer, Paul Baker, we have changed the date of our inspection, which was originally scheduled on Saturday, November 3, 2012, to Saturday, February 9, 2013.
George D. Jackson, Recorder, Clarksburg Commandery No. 13

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GRAND OFFICERS MEETING SCHEDULE

3/23/13 10AM Huntington, P Davis, VEDGC
5/16/13 Grand Conclave, G Dotson, REGC

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YORK RITE COLLEGE
Fort Henry York Rite College 61, Quarterly, February 9, 2013 at Scottish Rite Building, Wheeling.

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