Masonic News – July 15, 2012

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Charles A. Louk
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
July 15, 2012

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

Elkins 108, will be doing an Entered Apprentice Degree in Elkins on 16th of July at their regular communication .. Meeting starts at 0730 pm.. If you need more information you can call the Master of the lodge…Rodney Bolyard

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Wellsburg Lodge #2 is having a Special Communication on Monday, the 16th, at 7:00 P.M. to confer the Third Degree on a Brother.
Meatball Sandwiches will be served at 6:00 and all Master Masons are invited.
Ron Griffith, Master, Wellsburg Masonic Lodge # 2.

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Nitro Lodge, WV  Tuesday, July 17, 2012, at 7:30 P.M. Eat at 6:30 P.M. We will have work in the First Degree. All are welcome. All not Master Mason wait to be called up. We will also have a Fifty Year presentation as a courtesy to the Grand Lodge of Ill. J. Bruce Pierce, Secretary

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A Special Communication of Joseph W. Summers Lodge No. 173, Morgantown,WV will be held on the evening of July 18, 2012, for the purpose of initiating a candidate into the mysteries of Freemasonry. A banquet will be held in honor of the candidate, starting at 6 PM. We will open a Master Mason’s lodge promptly at 7 PM, and soon thereafter open a lodge on the First Degree of Masonry. We are anticipating around 25 brothers to be in attendance for the evening.
Thomas M. Bell, III
Worshipful Master
UPDATE:
A Special Joint Communication of Joseph W. Summers Lodge No. 173 and Morgantown Union Lodge No. 4 will be held on the evening of July 18, 2012, for the purpose of initiating two candidates into the mysteries of Freemasonry. A banquet will be held in celebration of the candidates beginning at 6 PM, lodge to follow at 7 PM. It would help if brothers would RSVP so our Stewarts can plan well for the meal.
Dr. Thomas M. Bell, III
Worshipful Master
J.W. Summers, No. 173

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Jackson lodge 35, Good Hope, WV  will have their monthly meeting Thursday July 19 at 7:30pm; we will be raising one candidate. All Masonic brethren our welcome to attend and participate.
Thank you & God Bless; Pastor Dwayne Brown

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Harrisville 98, WV Confer Entered Apprentice Degree, July 19, 7:30pm.

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AURORA 43, NEWBURG, WV July 20, dinner 6:30pm, STATED, confer Entered Apprentice Degree
and
AURORA 43, NEWBURG, WV August 3, confer Master Mason degree, dinner 6:30, lodge 7:30
GPS LATITUDE 39.36505 LONGITUDE 79.84975001

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Parkersburg Lodge #169 will hold a Special Communication, Thursday, July 26, 2012. This is courtesy work for Mt Olivet Lodge #3 – there will be 2 Candidates for work and instruction – in the Master Mason Degree. Lodge to open at 7 o’clock pm. Come join us for the fellowship.
Call other interested Brethren so they may be aware and wish to attend. L B C Mt Olivet Lodge #3

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Clarksburg Lodge # 155 will be conferring a first degree Tuesday July 31st. at 7:O’clock PM.; Please come and enjoy the fellowship, and possibly help in the work. Thanks, Stephen Lindsey, SW

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The Grand Lodge of West Virginia will have its annual communication on 8-9 October 2012 in Charleston.

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VIRGINIA

Brethren,
We will have a meet the candidate this coming Monday at 7:00 pm. We will meet in lounge. Entered Apprentices and Fellow Crafts are welcome. Please make an effort to attend this meeting.
Also there is an Entered Apprentice Degree on Tuesday as well. Starting at 7:00 too. Please come down and help welcome our new Brothers into the craft.  Michael Judson Sr   Master  Winchester Hiram Lodge No. 21

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SCOTTISH RITE

This is an Orient invitation to all Scottish Rite Masons in all Valleys in West Virginia.
S.G.I.G. Jack Yost is asking all the Scottish rite members in West Virginia to attend a conference
at the Scottish Rite Temple in Charleston, from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM on August 11, 2012.
A presentation by S.G.I.G. Illustrious Brother William “Bill” Brunk of North Carolina, who will discuss the Supreme Council’s Strategic Plan.
This presentation on the future goals of Supreme Council will be of interest to all Scottish Rite Masons.
I particularly want to place emphasis on the Personal Representatives, Secretaries and Heads of Bodies, all Officers, all Committee members and all Chairman, KSA members and officers and all honor men.
This is scheduled beginning and ending times such that most can attend and return home in one day.
There is no registration fee and an optional lunch will be offered.
Please call the Consistory in Charleston at 800-445-7833 so arrangements can made.
JackYost
S.G.I.G. in West Virginia
jkyost@frontier.com
sgig.wv@scottishrite.org

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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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CHAPTER
The Grand Chapter of West Virginia will have its annual convocation on 18-20 October.in Flatwoods

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Royal Arch Chapter 23 in Beverly WV will be doing the first two degrees on 12 July 2012 and the following week on 19 July 2012 we will be doing the next three degrees in Elkins Royal Arch Chapter 35.

Both meeting start at 0730 on Thursday respectively. The Grand High Priest is also scheduled to visit Elkins RAC 35 on the 19th of July.
Any questions please call Neal Collett at 304 636 1071 HP of Elkins 35

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CLARIFICATION – – I’ve had 2 Companions call about a York Rite Festival in Clarksburg. The date for that festival is July 28th due to a scheduling conflict in the Clarksburg Temple. This information was verified thru M.E. George Jackson, P.G.H.P.

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Montgomery Chapter No. 47, RAM, will hold its Festival on Saturday, September 8, 2012 in the Lodge Hall at Montgomery. Coffee and donuts will be served at 8:30AM with degree work to start at 9:00AM
All Chapter Degrees will be conferred. A nice dinner will be served following the ME Master Degree.
All Companions and Candidates are welcome.
Paul V. Cottrell, Secretary

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Most Excellent Raymond Lusk, Grand High Priest, Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of WV, asked that the Craft be reminded of the October Annual Convocation to be held in Flatwoods. He also plans to visit the following Chapters and looks forward to greeting Royal Arch (Chapter) Masons while he’s in town:
Thursday July 19, Elkins 35
Friday, July 20, Bigelow 39, Philippi

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COMMANDERY

A reminder that Kanawha Commandery No. 4, WV is planning a festival for August 4th starting at 9:00 AM. We plan to open the Commandery, receive any additional petitions and proceed with the Red Cross and Malta Degrees. Following lunch, we will confer the Order of the Temple. We will need all the help swe can get. As many of you know, Kanawha Commandery has been struggling as have many other commanderies. We will need help with lines and smaller parts.
Practices are being held on the July 6, 13, 27 and Aug 3rd at 6:00 PM at the Masonic Temple.
GPS LATITUDEE 38.3486948 LONGITUDE 81.6351697
Don Peterson

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July 28, Division 1 (#1, #14, #30) at New Martinsville. Open @ 1pm, ladies invited, meal follows.

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YORK RITE COLLEGE
Fort Henry York Rite College 61, Quarterly, August 11, 1pm, at Scottish Rite Building, Wheeling.

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