Masonic News – July 31, 2011

Masonic News
July 31, 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:
Morgantown Union Lodge #4 will initiate a candidate into the Mysteries of Masonry Monday, August 1, 2011 7:00 PM
Memorial Masonic Temple Windsor & Burroughs Sts.
Come share as we Open the Door of Freemasonry and welcome a Brother into the Fraternity
Light refreshments and Fellowship to follow the degree work
All Master Masons, Fellowcrafts and Entered Appentices are welcome and encouraged to attend
Travel Safe

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Brethren: Tuesday, August 2, 2011, 7:30 P.M. Nitro Lodge business meeting. 1st Degree exam. Casto, Casto, Adkins and Collins. Will Pass all 4 if they make the exam. Eat at 6:45 P.M. 1st Degree Masons can watch the exams. 2nd Degree Masons can watch the Passings. J. Bruce Pierce, secretary

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Gassaway #133 will be having their stated communication of August 13th at 730pm with at least 1 Third degree possibly two. Preceeding to which we will have a covered dish dinner at 600pm.

GPS LATITUDE 38.67453334 LONGITUDE 80.77221669

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Brother Phil

Again I would like to remind the brothern of Harrisville Lodge #98 upcoming Friends and Family picnic. It will be held at the Harrisville town park on Sunday August 14th from noon until 4:00pm with lunch beginning around 1″00pm. We ask everyone to bring a covered dish while the drinks and meat will be provided by the lodge. Hope to see everyone there.

Brett Starr, SW

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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:

TWO WVU RESEARCHERS RECEIVE KTEF GRANTS

On July 7th, two research grants from the Knight Templar Eye Foundation, Inc totaling $69,493 were presented in a ceremony held at the WVU Eye Institute in Morgantown.  The recipients of the grants were Dr. S. Sinha and Dr. R. Singh.  The presentation was made by the Grand Commander.

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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INSPECTIONS:
September 17 – Elkins –  – open @8:30am, meal to follow, ladies invited

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

October 22 – Charleston  – 1pm, meal @ noon, ladies invited.. Grand Officers meeting, 10am.

October 29 – Parkersburg – open @1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited

November 5 – Clarksburg  – open @1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited

November 12 – Weston  – open @1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited

December 3 – Division 5 @ Grafton –  – open @1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited

CHAPTER NEWS

Montgomery Chapter No. 47, RAM will host a mini-school of instruction at Montgomery on Saturday, September 10, 2011 starting with coffee and donuts at 8:30AM and ending about noon with lunch. We will work on the opening, receiving and balloting, and also on the Past Master’s Degree. Also, Montgomery Chapter No. 47, RAM will host a Royal Arch Festival in Montgomery on Saturday, September 24, 2011 starting at 8:30AM with coffee and donuts and continuing thru the Degrees. We will work thru the Most Excellent, stop for lunch, and then confer the Royal Arch. We will be glad to do courtesy work for any Chapter with Candidates outstanding.
GPS LATITUDE 38.18129135 LONGITUDE 81.32147905
Paul V. Cottrell, Secretary
PaulV@suddenlink.net

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.

DINNER REERVATIONS ARE REQUESTED BY 8/6 – PLACED THRU THE SECRETARY. Total cost for both meals $15. NET PROCEEDS BENEFIT RANDOLPH COUNTY CANCER SUPPORT GROUP.

Agenda includes conferring Order Knight of York on two candidates, installation of C.K. Greg Dotson and official visit of Ron Jones, Grand Governor.

GPS Latitude 38.92341667 Longitude 79.84365003

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