Masonic News – June 25, 2012

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Charles A. Louk
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
June 25, 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.

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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

Putnam Lodge #139
Monday June 25, 2012 St Johns night
Putnam Lodge #139, Hurricane, Regular meeting, Installation of officers.

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ST. Marys #41 will have a second degree on 2 July . Meeting starts at 7:30 ST. Marys #41 will pass brother Jeffers to a fellowcraft Thomas Cox PM. JW
GPS Latitude 39.3913334 Longitude 81.20891667

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Dunbar Lodge 159 AF&AM, WV
Thursday, 6-28-2012 7 PM Entered Apprentice Degree 1 candidate.
Thursday July 5th, 2012. Stated Communication. Diner 6 PM, Practice 7 PM Lodge 7:30 PM, Fellowcraft Degree for Brother Joshua Stowers.

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MIDDLEBOURNE 34, WV July 7, SPECIAL, Confer Master Mason Degree, Pizza supper 6pm, lodge 7pm
GPS LATITUDE 39.49281668 LONGITUDE 80.90328335
ALSO – The Worshipful Master has called practice sessions every Sunday at 4pm in the lodge

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

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
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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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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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