Masonic News – July 14, 2010

Masonic News
July 14, 2010
M. W. Gregory A. Riley, Sr.
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, Grand Treasurer, for providing this  update.

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.

P.S.  There are  indications that some Lodges have not included their contributions to the Grand Secretary with the annual report.  You may want to check with your Lodge Secretary to insure that your contributions are supporting this program.

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And last, but certainly not least, take time to read “Around The Temple” posted by Wor. Butler Adkins.  He keeps everyone up to date on happenings, especially in the southern part of WV.  He’s from Huntington, on the banks of the Ohio, and home of the Marshall Thundering Herd.

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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

GRAND MASTER’S TRAVEL SCHEDULE:

7/19  ELKINS 108 GPS Latitude 38.92341667  Longitude 79.84365003

7/20  HUNTINGTON 53 GPS Latitude 38.42263777  Longitude 82.44053011

7/30 KANAWHA 20, CHARLESTON GPS Latitude 38.3486948  Longitude 81.6351697

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Mt Olivet Lodge #3, Parkersburg, will have a Special Communication, Saturday, July 17, 2010, Lodge will open at 9 o’clock AM, we will have Breakfast at 8am.  We will confer 2 Candidates for the Fellow Craft Degree   Make some phone calls to other interested Brethren .

Thanks    L B C    Secy,
Mt Olivet Lodge #3 GPS Latitude 39.26795  Longitude 81.55633334

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The Fellow Craft degree work scheduled at Cairo Lodge #114 for July 19, 2010 has been postponed and will be scheduled at a later date.
Ray Moneypenny WM    GPS 39.20868334  Longitude 81.15630001

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Mannington Lodge #31 will put on the Master Mason’s degree on one candidate on July 20th as far as we know right now.  There will be practice on Tuesday July 13th .  I am sure that refreshments will be served ..   GPS  Latitude 39.52988334  Longitude 80.34433336
Tom Six, PM

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Cairo Lodge # 114 will be conferring a Fellow Craft degree on one candidate on July 19, 2010 at 7:00 PM. All Masons are invited. Light refreshments after.
Ray Moneypenny WM
GPS  Latitude 39.20868334  Longitude 81.15630001

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Martinsburg   GPS  Latitude 39.4593  Longitude 77.97731667
will be celebrating our bicentennial this year.  We have set the date, it will be September 18th.  Plans are still in the developmental stage but we are planning an open house at the lodge building during the afternoon and the dinner following at Asbury Methodist Church.  I have confirmation that the Grand Master will be there and we will be sending out invitations to all the lodges sometime this summer.  I have also invited the Grand Master of Virginia but have not as of this date received a response.  You may want to write this date down and keep it open.  R.W. Geral Raynes, Junior Grand Warden

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Grand Master Riley approved posting some NEWS about this years Grand Lodge.  The hotel headquarters will be the  Microtel Inn and Suites (located at “Charles Pointe” near Bridgeport, 201 Conference Center Way, Bridgeport and Wingate Inn, (also located at “Charles Pointe”) 350 Conference Center Way, Bridgeport.  The Grand Master’s Banquet , October 10, will be open to Master Masons and ladies, cost $60 per person, paid in advance, no refunds.  Proper attire is coat and tie.  Grand lodge will convene October 11 and 12 at the Bridgeport Conference Center.  GPS coordinates for the Wingate and Bridgeport Conference Center are:
N 39°, 19′, 33″   W 80°, 13′, 57″

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PENNSYLVANIA –

“Take Me Out to the Ballgame…”
It’s Masonic Day at the Hagerstown Suns!
Join the fun, bring your family and friends!  All Masons, Eastern Star, Shriners, Job’s Daughters, DeMolays, affiliates and friends are welcomed!
Friday, August 27 against the Delmarva Shore Birds
Game Time 7:05 pm

All you can eat BBQ Picnic from 5:30-Game Time
Free Suns Hat, Post-game Fireworks
Ticket to game
Maryland Grand Master Tom Velvin throws out first pitch
Only $16/person

Count me in!  Enclosed is a check for $________  for ________ tickets!

Name:________________________________  Telephone:_________________

Email:________________________________  Lodge affiliation:_____________

Clip and return this order form to Friendship Lodge No. 84 by May 31 at:

54 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD  21740-5513

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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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TRAVEL SCHEDULE – RIGHT EMINENT  J. STEPHEN WILSON, GRAND COMMANDER OF THE  KNIGHTS TEMPLAR of the State of WV

INSPECTIONS –
Wheeling, 7/24, 1pm   GPS Latitude  40.06611667  Longitude 80.71851668

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Grand Officers Meeting Wheeling, WV 10:00 on 24 July,SK Greg Dotson, Em. Grand Generalissimo Chair. & Lastly on GC Visits- on the 24th July 1:30 pm to YRSCNA, Pittsburgh, PA Order of Purple Cross.  Grand Commander Wilson’s father, James H. Wilson, will receive the Order of Purple Cross, the highest honor in the York Rite Sovereign College of North America.

GRAND OFFICERS MEETING
July 24, Wheeling 10am
October 23, Huntington, 10am
March 26 , 2011- Weirton  10am
May 19, 2011 @ Grand Conclave, Weston

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These are the visits I’ll be making and if your interested in attending any, please give me a call.  You are welcome to join me.

Below are listed my planned visitations:
July 13th        Admiral Chapter No. 50 at Mullins, WV
July 14th        Warm Springs No. 53 at Berkeley Springs, WV.   On Thursday I plan to visit  Triluminar Lodge 117 in Middleway, WV
July 15th          at Princeton No. 44.
July 23rd to Pittsburgh to attend the York Rite Sovereign College Annual Convocation.
July 29th        Red Cross of Constantine Meeting in Charleston.
July 31st to Buckhannon to attend the DeMolay Annual Meeting.  I will represent the Grand Chapter.
August 2nd    Morgantown Chapter No. 30
August 10        O’Dell S. Long Chapter at Pennsboro     .
August 19th    Elkins Chapter No. 35
September 6th        Hancock Chapter No. 14   (If they are meeting)
September 11th        Montgomery Chapter No. 47        Festival
September 18th        Tyrian Chapter No. 13, Charleston        Festival    (maybe)
September 21st        Ronceverte Chapter No. 21  Dinner planned at 6:00 PM and meeting at 7:30.
September 25th        WV College SRICF at Graceland Inn in Elkins, WV
October 7th Grand Chapter Annual Convocation at Days Hotel in Flatwoods, WV  Grand Chapter will be on October 7, 8 and 9, 2010 at Flatwoods, WV (Days Hotel)  Super Excellent Mster Degree on Saturday afternoon 10/9.  Please see degree petition on York Rite Web Site www.wvyorkrite.org (listed on under Grand Chapter – Forms).  The degree will be conferred in WV for the first time in many years
See you there.
Don Peterson

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York Rite College
ALSO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE  www.wvyorkrite.org

FORT HENRY YRC 61, WHEELING  GPS  Latitude  40.06611667  Longitude  80.71851668

Saturday, August 14, 2010, 1pm, Quarterly Assembly,  Scottish Rite Cathedral, Wheeling.  ,

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DeMOLAY
Greetings Everyone,

It’s that time of the year again! Conclave is just around the corner, and this year is shaping up to be the best ever! As you may know, this is our 60th Conclave, quite an achievement! So let’s show Buckhannon what DeMolay is all about and “Rock” the weekend away as we celebrate this milestone in our history.

Head on over to http://conclave.wvdemolay.org/ for all the necessary forms and other useful information. This page is being updated very often so keep checking back for new updates.  Sincerely and Fraternally,  Mitch R. Combs, 59th SMC of WV DeMolay, PMC of Parkersburg Chapter, http://www.wvdemolay.com

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DeMolay Renaissance Class, Saturday, July 24, 2010 Four Points by Sheraton
910 Sheraton Drive Mars, PA 16046 Step 1 – Recruit at least one (1) new DeMolay member sponsored by a member of your Masonic lodge. DeMolay’s must be between the ages of 12 and 20 on the date of initiation. Members must believe in God, be of good moral character, and be sponsored by two DeMolay’s and one Masonic sponsor.  Step 2 – Complete a petition for membership. Make certain the Masonic Sponsorship is filled in so that your
lodge will receive proper credit and have a DeMolay complete the DeMolay sponsorship section, if possible. Feel free to make copies or download a petition from: www.pademolay.org/resources/pdf/petition.pdf Send the completed form, with an application fee of $75 (Make checks payable to PA DeMolay) and send to the below address: DeMolay Renaissance Class 346 South Main Street
Butler, PA 16001 Deadline for receiving applications will be Saturday, July
10, 2010. You will be notified upon receipt and informed of what time to arrive.  Step 3 – Arrive on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at the designated time. Dress for the conferral will be jacket and tie.  Masonic sponsors are invited and encouraged to attend.  7th Annual Blue Ride July 25, 2010 The ride will be held on Sunday July 25,2010,  Rain or Shine. Registration will be at North Strabane Twp. Volunteer Fire Department on Rt19 in Canonsburg, PA from 9 am to 11 am, and we will depart promptly at 11:30. The cost for the ride is $20.00 single, and $30.00 double. Pre-Registration preferred by July 19, 2010.
Pre-Registered riders will receive a free year bar, otherwise they will be $5.00 on the day of the ride.
Make Checks Payable to: “Blue Ride Fund”
Send to: PO Box 422, Eighty Four, PA 15330

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