July 7, 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.
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.
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
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
We will be having our family breakfast Sat. July 9, 2011 from 8:00am to11:00am at St.Johns Lodge #24, Shinnston, WV everybody is invited to a good meal and great fellowship.
David Holt PM/Sec.
Deford Lodge No. 88 schedule GPS LATITUDE 39.62646667 LONGITUDE 78.22650001
Mark your calendars now for our Lodge Picnic Saturday, July 9, 2011 at Tonoloway Rod & Gun Club grounds open at 4:00 PM with picnic starting at 5:00 PM till 8:00PM fishing allowed in lake. Bring a covered dish, the Lodge will provide the hot dogs, hamburgers, corn on the cob and drinks.
Contact Jeremiah Clark or Jerry Chaskes for additional information
Directions from Hancock, MD:
Rte. 144 West to Woodmont Road, turn left onto Woodmont Road for about 2 miles to the lake on the left side (there will be signs for the picnic)
Brethren, please attend if at all possible –we enjoy your company
Ed Brown, Secretary
Deford Lodge No. 88
Berkeley Springs, WV
Mark your calendar, Saturday, July 16, 2011! …………Work, Work, Work and them some more work!
8:00 A.M. Breakfast – You will not leave hungry! Members of Kanawha Valley # 36, are to contact Burdell, Kenny and Ryan on how each can assist with a covered dish, etc. Actual menu to be discussed at the July 11th business meeting.
9:00 A.M. Open MM Lodge
3 – Candidates: For Initiation
1 – FC: Brother Charles Conway To be Raised to MM
We encourage and welcome all Entered Apprentice to attend the 1st Degree Work
Phone Committee please call and invite our members. Members call and invite a guest.
The operative word is HELP! Reminders to follow.
NOTE: At the July 11th meeting Brother Chris Dennison will be installed as Master, Paul Rogers/Senior Warden, Joe Craigo/Junior Deacon and Ryan Powers as Junior Steward.
There will be a special communication of Friendship Lodge #56 in West Union on July 16, 2011. There will be work in the Fellow Craft and Master Mason Degrees and we may present a 50 year pin to Brother John M. Hileman, Jr. Dinner will be at 6:00 PM and Lodge will start at 7:00 PM. All Master Masons are urged to attend.
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
ROYAL ARCH/COMMANDERY, YORK RITE COLLEGE & SCOTTISH RITE
ANO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE www.wvyorkrite.org
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
Ed Ball, Grand Commander
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.
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.
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)
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“For God. For Country. For DeMolay.”
Michael Anthony Burge
State Master Councilor
West Virginia DeMolay
HAROLD E. “PHIL” PHILLIPS, JR., PM
Aurora 43, Newburg