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:
January 27 at Vienna
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
David Holt DGL

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Joseph W. Summers will initiate a candidate into the mysteries of Freemasonry on Wednesday, January 23. There will be a soup bean and cornbread supper at 6:00, with lodge at 7:00.  Thomas M. Bell, III  WM

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Thursday January 24, 2013 Dunbar Lodge will raise Brother Justin Craig Alford to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason.  Dinner at 6 PM  Lodge at 7:00 PM.  Need brothers with knowledge of work to assist.  Chuckie, Bob is making Spaghetti so wear your red shirt.  Any Firemen out there come and support your Brother Smoke Eater.

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Harrisville Lodge #98 special communication.
Will raise Bro. Don Rutter Saturday January 26, 2013 at 7:00 PM.
L. Long PM

Harrisville #98 is scheduling a Master Masons degree for Saturday evening the 26th of January beginning at 7:00PM.  We are planning on having a light meal afterwards.  All Master Masons are cordially invited.  I forgot to mention that we are having a meal before Lodge.  We will eat @ 6:00PM with work to follow.  This might a few more brothers out and I tell you the food will be good. That is this coming Saturday evening the 26th.
Phil Cottrille WM

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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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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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ROYAL ARCH/COMMANDERY, YORK RITE COLLEGE & SCOTTISH RITE

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Jerusalem Chapter # 3 Parkersburg   R A festival is scheduled for xxxxxx  . Masonic Temple Parkersburg at 8:00 am. Degree work at 9:00 am. thanks
Please make the following changes. Jerusalem Chapter #3, R A , Parkersburg Festival scheduled for Jan. 26th. has been canceled. Rescheduled for March 30th. @ 8:00 am.
Thanks, R. Lusk MEHP

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Please let everyone know that Most Excellent Ira Jerry Earls has set work in all six degrees for Huntington Chapter No. 6, R.A.M. on SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2013 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Lunch will be served at approximately noon and we should complete the work by around 3:00 p.m. Any assistance will be welcomed, although our own members will be taking a larger part than in the past. We will also be glad to perform courtesy work upon written request.
For anyone that has not visited our chapter previously, the work will take place in the Lodge Room, Sixth Floor, Huntington Masonic Temple, 1104 Third Avenue in Huntington. We do have elevator service.
John G. (Rick) Elam, PHP
Secretary (Pro Tem)

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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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“The secret of Masonry, like the secret of life, can be known only by those who seek it, serve it, live it. It cannot be uttered; it can only be felt and acted. It is, in fact, an open secret, and each man knows it according to his quest and capacity. Like all things worth knowing, no one can know it for another and no man can know it alone.”

George P. Davis III
Major US Army (Ret.)
A Veteran, the son of a Veteran and the father of a Veteran.

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