Masonic News – June 24, 2011

Masonic News
June 24, 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

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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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 GPS LATITUDE 39.04068334 LATITUDE 80.46483336

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From:  James  M. Tolley,  W.M.
Putnam Lodge #139 A.F & A.M.
110 Adams Avenue
Hurricane, WV 25526

Friday June 24, 2011, St. Johns night, this is a Stated Communication of Putnam Lodge #139, our newly elected officers will be installed into their respective chairs tonight. Lodge will open at 7:30 PM. Prior to Lodge dinner at 6:30 PM.
GPS LATITUDE 38.43069773 LATITUDE 82.01864235

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Deford Lodge No. 88 schedule GPS LATITUDE 39.62646667 LATITUDE 78.22650001

Friday, July 1, 7:30 PM Confer Third degree on Brother Kory Roger Harmison, Light meal at 6:15 PM – dessert after meeting

remember we will be on our Summer schedule of July thru September first Friday of each month only – except for Special Meetings as called by the Worshipful Master.

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

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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
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

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

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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.

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