Masonic News – July 24, 2012

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Charles A. Louk
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
July 24, 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
Karl Kelley called and said he has a special coming and could use some assistance, especially with Master Mason’s degree. Wednesday 7-25-2012 1 candidate for Master mason’s Degree Dinner 6 PM Lodge 7 PM. Come how and give us a hand. Douglas Cooksey Dunbar Lodge 159 AF&AM douglas.cooksey@frontier.com

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Morgantown Union Lodge #4, will raise Bro. Timothy Michael Mason to the sublime degree of ~ Master Mason ~  Wednesday, July 25, 2012 7:00 PM

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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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Stated communication Acacia # 157, Fairmont Thurs. July 26 . Meal & Fellowship at 6:30 Lodge at 7:30
We will have 2 entered apprentice degrees. I hope everyone can come out and help
Don’t forget the cookout on Aug 11 from 11AM to 2PM. Hot Dogs & Hamburgers furnished by the lodge.
Bring a covered dish. Family and friends welcome. Donations will go to the widows fund. Ted A Shaffer WM Acacia #157 Fairmont WV

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Gassaway #133 will be conferring the Master Mason’s degree on one candidate July 28th 2012, all help will be appreciated. Anthony A, “Tony” Friend, WM

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“SPECIAL COMMUNICATION”, Kanawha Valley # 36, Buffalo  Monday, July 30, 2012 6:00 P.M. Fellowship & Dinner: BBQ Ribs, KV members are request to provide “whatever” to supplement the menu! PLEASE let me know what you will be bringing, asap., to help prevent duplication. Thank You So Far: Ryan / Rick will be bringing Green Beans Paul will be bringing a Salad / Bread 7:00 P.M. MM Lodge will open……. 3rd Degree: Brother John “Trey” Watterson,III., will be raised to the “Sublime Degree Of Master Mason.” HELP, is needed and as always greatly appreciated! ….Hoping to see YOU there!

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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

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

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SCOTTISH RITE (A.A.S.R.)

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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Huntington Scottish Rite Foundation Children’s Annual Fundraiser, Paul Davis “the good Paul” Chairman.
Where: Huntington WV at the 4 H Camp off Alternate Route 10
Time: Saturday July 28, 2012 Starts at Noon
Food: Ribs,Hamburgers,Hot Dogs, Chicken, Fried Bologna,Corn,Slaw,Baked Beans,Potato Salad,and all the Trimmin’s. Plus the best desserts in WV.
Cooked on the famous Beni Kedem Chuckwagon by Jon Castelberry and Company
Entertainment: Blue Grass, Gospel, Country by local well known performers. You’ll love the music.
Raffle: Golden Henry 22 Rifle- Tickets 5.00 each or 5 for 20
No parking problems, We have a full lot to park on and we have a Doctor and CPA to assist you in parking. No one else can make that claim.
Eat you meal in air conditioned comfort
Horse Shoes for those inclined to be energetic
The best food and fellowship you will get at any Scottish Rite Event in the State.
Tickets 10.00 each and children under 12 attend for free,
Please Plan on coming to our Picnic we would love to have a big turnout. We are estimating 200 plus. Bring a big crowd with you. The price is right.
Please Call the Office at 304-525-4127 and let us know you will be coming. We will give you more detailed directions
Larry Bolling, Secy

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

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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.
Adoniram Chapter #11, Clarksburg, WV is having a Festival to confer all the degrees of Royal Arch Masons on Saturday, July 28th beginning at 8:00 a.m. If you have any candidates needing the work, feel free to bring them. We will need a lot of help. All Royal Arch Masons are welcome. A lunch will be served.
Robert G. Taylor, High Priest, George Jackson, Secretary
GPS LATITUDE 39.28078334 LONGITUDE 80.34128336

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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.

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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