Masonic News – June 10, 2012

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Charles A. Louk
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
June 10, 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

There is an additional school of instruction scheduled for this year, at West Liberty on June 17th. Start at 1:00. I understand there will be no refreshments at West Liberty. Shalom John Arbuckle

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Monday June 11,2012
KV #36 Buffalo, election of officers and 1st degree.

Tuesday June 19, 2012 Putnam Lodge #139 Election of officers .
Monday June 25, 2012 St Johns night Putnam Lodge #139, Hurricane, Regular meeting, Installation of officers.
This is all I know of at this time.
Jim

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CLARKSBURG Lodge 155,  Stated meeting. Also, 2-third degrees on June 12th at 6:30pm.  There will 1 third degree on June 26th. at 7pm. Possibly two!  Sorry for the Confusion! Stephen M. Llindsey, JW

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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

Chartiers Lodge 297, Canonsburg, PA, Monday, 6/11, Strawberry Night, 6pm picnic style – lodge at 7pm.

Thursday, EXTRA, 6/14, 7pm, confer Fellow Craft Masons Degree on 3 candidates plus Entered Apprentice Masons Degree on two candidates

Monday,  6/25, EXTRA, 7pm, confer Master Masons Degree on two candidates

Valley Lodge No. 459, Free and Accepted Masons, Masonic Temple, 25 North Main Street
Masontown, Pennsylvania 15461
724-583-7102
Extra Meeting: An extra meeting  will be held on Wednesday June 20, at 6:30 P.M. Degree Work: Master Masons Degree; Fellowcraft Masons Degree; Entered Apprentice Masons Degree

TUESDAY EVENING, Claysville, June 19, 2012 at 7:30 o’clock PM
Program – Annual Ladies Night featuring Home Made Ice Cream and Strawberries, Dinner will be hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad and macaroni salad. Dessert will be homemade ice cream with strawberries.

EXTRA MEETING
An extra meeting of Claysville Lodge No. 447 will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2012, at 7:00 o’clock, P.M. for the conferring of the Master Mason’s Degree

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ROYAL ARCH/COMMANDERY, YORK RITE COLLEGE & SCOTTISH RITE
AND SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE www.wvyorkrite.org

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CHAPTER

Elkins RAC 35 Festival, 6/16, 8:30, Donuts and lunch provided.

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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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COMMANDERY

Elected and installed at the May, 2012 Annual Convocation:

Grand Officers 2012-2013

Gregory H. Dotson (3) Right Eminent Grand Commander

Paul O. Davis (9) Very Eminent Deputy Grand Commander

Robert Vance (21) Eminent Grand Generalissimo

Johnnie Sluss (22) Eminent Grand Captain General

F. Paul Baker (1) Eminent Grand Senior Warden

Ronald E. Jones (2) Eminent Grand Junior Warden

Rev. Leon H. Hevener (21) Eminent Grand Prelate

Donald L Showalter PGC (1) Eminent Grand Treasurer

James Coleman PGC Eminent Grand Recorder

Richard D. Riddle (8) Eminent Grand Standard Bearer

Daniel A Witschey (14) Eminent Grand Sword Bearer

James L. Pitrolo Eminent Grand Warder

Vincent E. Perry Eminent Grand Sentinel

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YORK RITE COLLEGE
Fort Henry York Rite College 61, Quarterly, August 11, 1pm, at Scottish Rite Bulding, Wheeling.

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