Masonic News – July 8, 2012

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Charles A. Louk
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
July 8, 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.
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

Randolph Lodge Number 55, Beverly, WV will be having two fellowcraft Degrees on Monday . July 9, 2012 starting at 730 PM

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Deford Lodge No 88, Berkeley Springs, WV will have a Special Communication on Wednesday July 11th at 7:00 PM to confer a Second Degree on Brother Michael Jay McCarty. Light refreshments will be served at 6:15. We hope to see you there – and bring a another Brother. Ed Brown, Secretary Deford Lodge No. 88, A.F.&A.M.

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WHEELING 5

THURSDAY, JULY 10, 2012 – SPECIAL COMMUNICATION. DINNER AT 6:00 PM – LODGE AT 7:3O PM
All are invited to dinner but your RSVP is important to obtain a correct count. Please call or e-mail the Secretary by the Monday before the meeting night.
Degree Work & Other Events
July 10th – *Special* 2 or 3 MM Degrees
August 5th – Family Picnic – Betty Zane Community Center
Johnny Bitzer, Jr.
Worshipful Master
Wheeling Lodge #5

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Deford No. 88, Berkeley Springs, WV: 1st Friday only July-August-September
Wednesday, July 11, Light refreshments will be served at 6:15 – 7:00 PM, Special
Communication – Confer a Second Degree on Brother Michael Jay McCarty.
GPS LATITUDE 39.62646667 LONGITUDE 78.22650001

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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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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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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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PENNSYLVANIA

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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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COMMANDERY

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 5, Guyandotte 10, Huntington (Joint Convocation)
Monday, July 9, Orient 9, Fairmont
Thursday July 19, Elkins 35
Friday, July 20, Bigelow 39, Philippi

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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