January 30, 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.
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
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
SCHOOLS OF INSTRUCTION, BEGIN AT 1PM
02/09 PENNSBORO & BARBOURSVILE
02/16 ROWLESBURG & MADISON
03/09 KINGWOOD & RED JACKET
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
Clarksburg Lodge # 155 will be having our annual Oyster Dinner & PM Night on Saturday, February 22nd. Starting at 6 O’ Clock PM.
Kanawha Valley Lodge #36 Buffalo
Saturday, February 1, 2014
Brother Jason Crane will be raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason!
6:00 P.M. Fellowship & Dinner: Lodge will be providing Spaghetti/Meat Balls with Sauce, a Salad and Texas Toast. KV members are requested to assist with the menu by bringing a desert and soda.
7:00 P.M. Master Mason Lodge will open!
HELP is needed and will be greatly appreciated!
Just a reminder that Winchester Hiram Lodge # 21 will be hosting district 3 school tomorrow. We will be practicing the reception of the DDGM and reception of the Grand Master. All Master Masons are welcome to attend. All officers should attend as we will be receiving the DDGM at our February stated. District school will begin at 7:30 with light refreshments to follow.
Also, we will be having dinner before our stated communication on Feb. 11. We will be having a picnic in February with hamburgers, hot dogs w/ sauerkraut and all the fixings along with assorted summertime sides. Dinner will be free will $10 donation and will start at 6:30 with lodge to open at 7:30. We will be receiving the District Deputy Grand Master and will hear his program along with a message from the Grand Master. Please mark your calendars and plan to join us.
On a sad note, Brother Dale Ohlschwager suffered a stroke a few days ago and is in the ICU at Winchester Medical Center. His wife Tammy has indicated that he would love to have visitors.
S. R. club in the valley will have its quarterly meeting tonight, at Putnam Lodge 139 in Hurricane.
Dinner will be at 6 PM and a brief meeting to follow. Bring your ladies and enjoy the fellowship.
James M. Tolley PM
Putnam Lodge 139 AF&AM
Scottish Rite members curious about AASR activities can view their calendar at www.scottishritewv.org
FEBRUARY 1, 2014
Clarksburg #13 Annual Inspection at Clarksburg. Inspecting Officer F. Paul Baker. Inspection begins at 1:00PM, Dinner to follow. Ladies invited. All Sir Knights and Grand Officers are encouraged to attend and participate.
MARCH 22, 2014
March 22, 2014, Royal Arch Festival, Clarksburg, beginning at 8:00AM. Conferring all Royal Arch degrees. Bring candidates! Help is appreciated. Afterwards there will be Past Masters night with dinner.
MARCH 22, 2014 KNIGHTS TEMPLAR GRAND OFFICERS MEETING
March 22, 2014—10:00AM—Clarksburg—VEDGC Vance
Grand Officers will meet in conjunction with Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons Festival being held at Clarksburg Masonic Temple.
All Grand Officers are expected to attend the Royal Arch Festival beginning at 8:00AM and to remain as long as possible after lunch at noon. This is a directive of Right Eminent Grand Commander Paul O. Davis.
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!
Harold E Phillips Jr
PM, Aurora 43, Newburg, WV