Masonic News – June 14, 2011

Masonic News
June 14, 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:  Congratulations and THANK YOU very much for your support of the Penny-A- Day program. To date you have contributed a total of $634,942.13. The largest year contribution was $95,156.34 and the smallest was $21,098.13. We hope and urge you to continue to support this program as it has been a true success thus far. PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK as it can only succeed with your help through contributions with your dues payment and the change pennies and all that you put in the containers at your lodge. 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

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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Jackson Lodge #35 Good Hope WV will have  election of officers and their annual Chicken Feed Thursday June 16th. The feed will be at 6:30 pm lodge at 7:30  Basil Dick PM
GPS LATITUDE 39.1814 LONGITUDE 80.44115

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Weston Lodge No. 10 A.F. & A.M. will hold it’s annual Installation of Officers on June 20th, 2011. To be installed for the up coming year 2011 – 2012 are: Worshipful Master Robert L. Borchert, Senior Warden Kendell Lee Moody II, Junior Warden Danny Neal, Senior Deacon Steve Weaver, Junior Deacon Mike Taylor. The meeting starts at 7:30 PM. There will be refreshments and fellowship after the meeting.

I am happy to announce that our Worshipful Master, Richard Smith plans to be in attendance, and will be conducting the meeting after the opening. Thank you Oh Great Architect of the Universe for the improved health of our Worshipful Master. Come out and visit with our Worshipful Master and all the brethren, for an enjoyable evening of Masonic Brotherhood.
GPS LATITUDE 39.04068334 LONGITUDE 80.46483336
R.L. Borchert, Senior Warden & Master Elect.

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Please remind the Brethren from Weston Lodge No. 10, Buckhannon Lodge #7, Good Hope Lodge, Rock Cave Lodge, Walkersville Lodge, and the Lewis County Shrine Club, that Weston Lodge No. 10 AF & AM will be having an Open House on the 4th of July for all Masonic Brethren, families and guests from these Lodges. Any Masonic Brother, family and guests are welcome. I mention these lodges because they comprise the mini-school of instruction that these lodges attend. Our Temple will be open for viewing at three o’clock, and will be open until after the 4th of July Parade which passes right in front of the Temple. We will have snacks and cool refreshing drinks.  Weston Lodge has been extensively remodeled and is a beautiful sight to see. So bring your lawn chairs and enjoy the afternoon at Weston Masonic Temple. Come early as parking is first come first served, where ever you can fiind it.

Also, as our regular stated communication falls on the 4th of July, we will be having or meeting of the 5th of July, Tuesday at 7:30 as per our By-Laws. Brothren please plan to attend.

Fraternally,
R.L. Borchert, Master Elect

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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

Washington 165,Monday, June 13, 2011 at 7:00 PM, THE ENTERED APPRENTICE MASONS DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED; also THE FELLOWCRAFT MASONS DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED;

EXTRA MEETING Wednesday, June 15,2011 at 7:00PM THE MASTER MASONS DEGREE WILL BE
CONFERRED

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Brethren,

Here is an update on the events this month. We have practices every Tuesday at 7pm at the lodge. Our first stated communication is Thursday June 9th and we will be having the election of officers. Our next stated communication, Thursday June 23rd will be our installation of officers.

There is an event coming up in Pennsylvania near Mt Pleasant. The event is the 14th Annual Meeting in the Hills, Friday June 24th. THis is a special meeting of King Solomon’s Lodge No. 346. This is a special meeting and dinner in the traditions of our Ancient Brethren… under the stars. Reservations should be made before June 20th with Brother Richard E. Bigley by e-mail at bigs@zoominternet.net There is a cost of $25.00 for the dinner of 12oz New Your Strip Steaks; Baked Potato; Corn; Tossed Salad with Rolls Butter and Beverage. This looks to be an enjoyable evening my Brothers.

I hope to see you out at our events, and I am sure the Pennsylvania Brothers would be happy to welcome all who are interested in attending.

Daniel M. Baily PM WM
Acacia 157
Fairmont, WV

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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.

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.

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Calvary Commandery #3 would like to get as many Commanderies as possible to participate in the Parkersburg Homecoming Parade. The parade is on August 20, 2011. There will be transport for those that cannot walk the route.  Line up is at Parkersburg High School at 10:30am with step off between 11:30 and 12:00.  Please contact JB Campbell by email Harold.Campbell@us.army.mil if your Commandery will come.

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CHAPTER NEWS

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 .

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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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DeMOLAY

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.

DeMolay International Session
Wednesday, June 14th – Saturday, June 18th
Grand Rapids, Michigan

State-wide Softball Game/Wild Things Game
Saturday, June 25th
Moundsville, WV/Washington, PA

West Virginia Conclave
Thursday, July 28th – Sunday, July 31st
Buckhannon, WV (WV Wesleyan College)

visit us on the web at:
wvdemolay.org
or demolay.org

“For God. For Country. For DeMolay.”

Regards,
Michael Anthony Burge
State Master Councilor
West Virginia DeMolay
Email: wvsmc0809@gmail.com

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The Annual Conclave of Mountain State Priory #55, K.Y.C.H. will be held in the Beni Kedem Shrine Mosque, located at 100 Quarrier Street, Charleston, WV on Saturday June 18th 2011 at 1:00 P.M.
This is the Annual Meeting and will include the Election of Officers and any other business that may be brought before the Conclave.
There is one candidate this year, so there will be degree work.
For those attending, a Dutch Treat Luncheon will be available at the Fifth Quarter Restaurant, located adjacent to the Beni Kedem Shrine Mosque. We will assemble at 11:30 AM for the lunch.

We will be balloting on one candidate at a VERY brief meeting of #55, just after the meeting of West Virginia Conclave of the Red Cross of Constatine Monday June 13th in Charleston.

Greg Wentzel – Registrar

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