Masonic News – July 17, 2011

Masonic News
July 17, 2011
M. W. Randy B Martin.
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 we are about to start a new Grand Lodge year. We are therefore bringing to your attention the Penny A Day program. We continue putting emphasis on the Masonic Home Memorial Fund. Now is a good time to resolve to support the one recognized Grand Lodge Charity by putting our loose change in the containers placed in our lodges for donations to this program. Your Secretaries will be making their annual reports and will include your donations in the report to the Grand Lodge. We also urge each of you whether you are able to attend Lodge or not to support this Program by including a donation on your dues card. IT IS TRULY FOR A MOST WORTHY CAUSE! Thank you! 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

Brethren: Business meeting Tuesday, July 19 at 7:30 P.M. Eat about 6:45 P.M. Examine in the Second Degree. Work in the Master Mason Degree. Possible examine in the First Degree. All not Master Mason wait to be called up. Master Mason only sign in. J. Bruce Pierce, Secretary
NITRO 170 GPS LATITUDE 38.42052444 LONGITUDE 81.84168295

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Brethren,  Just got a message from WM Kevin Rogers of Number 9 this morning. They have requested to put on a 3rd degree on Tuesday evening (the 19th) at 7pm. I am passing the word on that there will be No Practice Tuesday evening, but if you want to come out and support a Candidate for the 3rd degree you would be most welcome.

Daniel M. Baily PM WM
Acacia 157
Fairmont, WV

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MARTINSBURG, WV
The 3rd Annual 15th Masonic District Golf Tournament has been scheduled for the 17th of September at Stonebridge Golf Course with a shotgun start beginning at 2:30 PM. Each team must have two Masons. Dinner will be at the Lodge in Martinsburg following golf. Family members are encouraged to attend.
After a year absence, the dinner will be catered by Big Daddy’s BBQ. Anyone wishing to attend the dinner only, the charge will be $10 per person. Notices will be sent to each lodge in the district in the near future. Put your team together and join us in a great day of fun and fellowship

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MARYLAND

The 2nd Annual Freemason Fellowship Night at the Hagerstown Suns is Friday, September 2, 2011. Hosted by Friendship Lodge No. 84 A.F. & A.M. of Hagerstown. Gates open at 6 pm and the game starts at 7 pm. Fellowship festivities before the game include an all-you-can eat picnic of hot dogs, hamburgers, chicken, corn, beans, chips, and drinks Fireworks after the game. $13 per ticket – general admission including the picnic. Lodges are requested to send payment for tickets no later than August 15th directly to Josh Mastin at the Hagerstown Suns, 274 East Memorial Boulevard, Hagerstown, MD 21740. For information contact Josh Mastin. Terry Smith, Secretary, Friendship Lodge No. 84, A.F. & A.M.
PENNSYLVANIA

“DARK” for summer months

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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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Grand Commandery NEWS:

Following is the travel schedule for Right Eminent Grand Commander Edward E. Ball.

August 18 -19 Grand Commandery of Michigan, Lansing MI

September 23 – 24, Mid Atlantic Department Meeting, Alexandria VA

Fraternally,
Ed Ball, Grand Commander

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Brethren ; I have talked to brother Charlie Henry tonight about our annual ascension recognition . Charlie was pleased to host this event at his Church at Berkeley Place —— 131 spruce st. Martinsburg W.Va. on July 31, 2011. It will start at 11 o’clock and will have a covered dish meal afterward. All sir knights can come in uniform. Rev. Charles also extended the invitation to all the Breathern to join in the fellowship.
Hope to see ya there,
Fraternally, Louie Youngboood D.I.G. Division# 2

July 23 – 10am The Grand Officers’ Meeting, meal @ noon, ladies invited, followed by Div #8 joint inspection in Lewisburg @ 1pm

July 30 – Division #1 joint inspection in Wheeling, 1pm, ladies welcome, meal follows.

Sept 23-24, Mid-Atlantic Department Meeting, Hilton Markm Center, Alexandria, VA.

October 1 -Huntington #9 – 1pm, meal @ noon, ladies invited.

October 22 – Kanawha 4, open @1, meal @ noon, ladies invited. Grand Officers meeting, 10am.

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CHAPTER NEWS

YORK RITE COLLEGE
ALSO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE www.wvyorkrite.org

FORT HENRY YORK RITE COLLEGE 61, WHEELING, WV

Quarterly Assembly, 1pm, August 13, Masonic Lodge, Elkins, WV: Confer Order Knight of York on 2 Candidates; Catered lunch w/ladies in the dining room at 11:30am, dinner following Assembly.

GPS Latitude 38.92341667 Longitude 79.84365003

C. W. Wise York Rite College 137, Aug 6th. lunch at 12:00 Noon with the meeting to start at 1:00 PM in the Masonic Temple in Montgomery, WV. Ya’ll come! I believe that we will have a couple of candidates for the KoY Degree.

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DeMOLAY
Due to scheduling conflicts, many events have changed or been cancelled. We have also added a few new events. Please put only the following events in your future publications.
West Virginia Conclave
Thursday, July 28th – Sunday, July 31st
Buckhannon, WV (WV Wesleyan College)

Regards,
Michael Anthony Burge
State Master Councilor
West Virginia DeMolay
Email: wvsmc0809@gmail.com

visit us on the web at:
wvdemolay.org
or demolay.org
“For God. For Country. For DeMolay.”

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