Masonic News – January 7, 2012

Masonic News
January 7, 2012
M. W. Charles A. Louk.
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 A new calendar year starts this week-end and it is dues time. As we pay our dues let us remember the Masonic Home and include a donation to the Masonic Home Memorial Fund. A “PENNY A DAY” IS GOOD BUT A LARGER DONATION IS BETTER IF YOU CAN AFFORD IT. Also, remember the donation container in your Lodge where you can drop your change or even a Bill if you care to do so. There is no limit to what you can donate! Thank you for your support of the Masonic Home Fund. 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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WEST VIRGINIA
SCHEDULED SCHOOLS OF INSTRUCTION, 1PM
Officers, Coaches, and all interested Master Masons are invited to attend.
01/29 VIENNA
02/12 BARBOURSVILLE & ST MARYS
02/19 BELINGTON
02/26 ROWLESBURG
03/04 MARLINTON & SHINNSTON
03/11 KINGWOOD
03/18 COAL CITY
03/25 HEDGESVILLE & WEIRTON
04/01 ROCK CAVE & RIPLEY
04/15 DUNBAR & THOMAS
04/22 CRUM & WHEELING
05/06 CLARKSBURG & WHITESVILLE

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Clarksburg Lodge # 155 AF & AM will behaving work on the following dates tentatively;

January 10th. at 7pm. third degree.

January 24th. 7pm 2) first degrees tentatively,

and January 31st. at 7pm. 1) first degree. All master Masons Welcome!

Thanks to All, Stephen M. Lindsey JW

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Jackson #35 at Good Hope will have our annual Oyster dinner Saturday January 7. Dinner at 6.00 lodge will follow.. All Master Masons are welcome. Basil Dick PM

There will be ham for the non oyster fans. Fried potatoes and some type of sweet kraut (very good) also oyster stew. I am not sure of the charge, usually a 5 or 10 dollar donation.  GPS LATITUDE 39.1814  LONGITUDE 80.44115

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Putnam Lodge #139, Hurricane, will have a First Degree on Monday January 9, Lodge will open at 7 PM.Dinner 6 PM.  Jim
GPS LATITUDE 38.43069773  LONGITUDE 82.01864235

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Jan.14,2012, which is a Saturday, Middlebourne Lodge No.34 will have a Past Master’s Night. Dinner will be at 6 PM with the meeting to follow. At this time we are not planning to do any degree work. Fraternally, George Birklein WM
GPS LATITUDE 39.49281668  LONGITUDE 80.90328335

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There will be a special communication of Friendship Lodge #56 in West Union on Saturday January 14, 2012. There will be work in the EA Degree, Dinner will be at 6:00 PM and Lodge will start at 7:00 PM. All Master Masons, Entered Apprentice and Fellow Craft are urged to attend and enjoy the work and fellowship.
GPS  LATITUDE 39.2949  LONGITUDE 80.77458336

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MANNINGTON 31, JANUARY 21, 8-11AM, BREAKFAST
GPS LATITUDE 39.52988334  LONGITUDE 80.34433336

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NITRO LODGE
Reminder about Past Master Banquet on Saturday, April 14, 2012, at 7:00 P.M. Banquet at 6:00 P.M. at Nitro Lodge. Grand Master Charles Louk will be visiting. Master Mason only. J. Bruce Pierce, Secretary
GPS LATITUDE 38.42052444  LONGITUDE 81.84168295

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Clarksburg lodge # 155 will be having an oyster feed on February 25th.at 6pm, Lodge at 7pm. All Master Masons welcome! Stephen M. Lindsey JW
GPS LATITUDE 39.28078334  LONGITUDE 80.34128336

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PENNSYLVANIA
Masonic Temple, 25 North Main Street
Masontown, Pennsylvania 15461
724-583-7102

An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459
Free and Accepted Masons, will be held on
January 17, 2012, at 7:00pm
Confer Entered Apprentice Degree:

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A Stated Meeting of Claysville Lodge No. 447, Free and Accepted Mason’s, will be held in Masonic Hall, Main Street, Claysville, PA. TUESDAY EVENING, January 17 2012 at 7 o’clock, 30 minutes PM…

Program The Entered Apprentice Mason Degree will be conferred AND Presentation of New District Deputy Grand Master
The presentation of the new DDGM for the 29th Masonic District will be held on January 24th, 2012 at 7:30 p.m. at the Masonic Temple , 44 West Wheeling St., Washington. A dinner will be held prior to the presentation. The dinner will start at 6:00 p.m. at a cost of $10.00 a person. This will be an open presentation, and family members will be welcome to attend the dinner and presentation. The cut off for reservation’s will be January 13, 2012. Each lodge secretary should handle the reservation’s for their lodge.

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Washington Lodge No. 164. PA

EXTRA MEETINGS
Monday, January 9, 2012 at 7:00 PM THE ENTERED APPRENTICE DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED
AND

Wednesday, January 18,2012 at 7:00 PM THE FELLOWCRAFf DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED AND THE MASTER MASONS DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED

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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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COMMANDERY
2012 INSPECTION
Division 7 (#4, #17) at Charleston, Jan 21, Open at 1pm, lunch at noon, ladies invited, Inspecting Officer P Davis
Logan #26 at Logan, Feb. 18, Open at 1 PM, Ladies invited. Meal to follow. Inspecting Officer – P. Davis

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GRAND OFFICER MEETING SCHEDULE
March 24, 2012 – Parkersburg, 10am, G Dotson, VEDGC Chairman
May 17, 2012 @ Grand Conclave, E Ball, REGC, Chairman

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Grand Conclaves of Other Mid Atlantic Dept. Jurisdictions
Delaware – March 9, 2012
Washington DC – March 16–19, 2012

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82nd Annual Easter Sunrise Service
All Sir Knights are encouraged to attend the 82nd Annual Easter Sunrise Service of the Grand Encampment of Knights Templar of the United States of America. It will be held on the steps of the George Washington Masonic Memorial, Alexandria, Virginia, on Sunday, April 8, 2012, and will begin at 8:00 AM. This will be a memorable weekend of events in our Nation’s Capital, including delegation dinners, tours, and Masonic fellowship. Right Eminent Grand Prelate, Sir Knight William D. Hartman, will conduct the Service. The headquarters hotel will be the Hilton Alexandria Mark Center, 5000 Seminary Road, Alexandria, Virginia. Our special Knights Templar rate will be $110.00 per room, based on double occupancy. Please make your reservations directly with the hotel by calling 703-845-1010 or 800-HILTONS, (mention Knights Templar). The hotel cutoff date is March 10, 2012. More details are at http://www.knightstemplar.org/82ndAnnualEasterSunriseService.pdf

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CHAPTER NEWS
RAC School Elkins RAC 35 & Beverly RAC 23, 1/21/12, 8:30am. More details Grand York Rite web site www.wvyorkrite.org/Calendar
ROYAL ARCH SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION
Joint school sponsored by Elkins Chapter #35, and Beverly Chapter #23 in Elkins.
Saturday, January 21, from 8:30 am until noon. offee and donuts before, with a light lunch following.  Opening, receiving distinguished visitor, balloting,  and dispensing with a RCA. Work and Inst in the MM and PM degrees.More information, call Elkins HP Bob Corbin.

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YORK RITE COLLEGE
ALSO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE www.wvyorkrite.org
FORT HENRY YORK RITE COLLEGE 61, WHEELING, WV
Fort Henry York Rite College 61 will conduct the Quarterly Assembly Saturday, February 11, 2012, at 1pm in the Masonic Building, Wheeling. No degree work is planned. Agenda will include voting on by-laws change(s).

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DeMOLAY
Feburary 24-26 Winterfest – Canaan

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