Masonic News – June 25, 2013

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Gearl G. Raynes.
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
June 25, 2013

Grand Master Gearl Raynes would like to inform all the brethren that he will be posting his visitations on the Grand Lodge Calendar. He will post his visitations at beginning of each month.  Thank you.

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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 DAYBrethren 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
Joseph W. Summers Lodge No. 173 wishes to announce a Special Communication on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, for the Raising of Brother Thomas Ryna Divine to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason. Supper (meatball hoagies, salad, dessert) will be at 6:00 PM, Lodge at 7:00 PM. A fraternal evening of especially fulfilling fellowship is expected. Bring a friend.
Thomas M. Bell, III, PM Secretary

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Washington 58 St. Albans, Next Thursday June 27th at 7 pm a special communication will be held for
raising 2 candidates to the sublime degree off Master Mason. Dinner will be served at 6 and lodge at 7. Any and all help would be sincerely appreciated. Thanks WM Tom Steele

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South Charleston 168 will hold a 1st degree at it’s stated communication on Friday June 28. Dinner 6:15 pm Lodge 7:30 PM

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Fairmont Lodge # 9.

Meeting on July 1st: Planning on two Entered Apprentice degrees; two E.A. returns; two Fellowcraft degrees; and two fellowcraft returns.

On July 2nd we will be putting on two M.M. Degrees. Lodge opens at 7:00 on that evening.

So no practice for Acasia 157 and Fairmont # 9 that night (Tuesday, July 2nd).

Can use lots of help, come out and enjoy the craft at work and the fellowship. If you have a need to do some work on those evenings, by all means, let me know. Call me and you can be a part of the trestleboard.

Jack L. Oliver, WM

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Berkeley Lodge 37, Hedgesville, WV Third Degree on Saturday, July 6 at 7:30 PM

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Littleton Lodge #131, AF & AM,  located in Hundred, WV will hold their Past Masters Night on Saturday, July 13, 2013 beginning with a “Pit Roasted Pig” Dinner at 5:00 PM The dinner will be held in the Lodge dining room, and Lodge will follow in the Lodge Hall located on the third floor of our building. There will be no work. Gregory A. Riley, Grand Secretary and Past Grand Master will be our guest speaker. All Master Masons are invited to attend.  Bill Jones, Worshipful Master

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Grand Master’s Golf Outing
Saturday, August 17, 2013
Fairmont Field Club • Country Club Road, Fairmont
SCRAMBLE FORMAT
Shotgun Start: 12:00 Noon
Golf, Dinner, Prizes & Shirt $80.00
Dinner Only $25.00
There will be Food and Beverages on the Course
and a Barbecue Dinner following the Golf.
Please make _____ Golf Reservations @ $80.00 each $____________________
Please make _____ Dinner Reservations @ $25.00 each $____________________
Total Enclosed $____________________
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Name Lodge Number
Address
City State Zip Shirt Size
Golfer 1
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Name Lodge Number
Address
City State Zip Shirt Size
Golfer 3
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Name Lodge Number
Address
City State Zip Shirt Size
Golfer 2
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Name Lodge Number
Address
City State Zip Shirt Size
Golfer 4
Twentieth Annual Golf Outing
Reservations Must Be Made By August 2, 2013
Join us for an afternoon of golf at the Fairmont Field Club in a Scramble Format
Tournament. This format will allow the brethren a better opportunity for fellowship
while enjoying an always challenging and enjoyable round of golf. Be prepared for
some interesting golfing challenges on the course. If you don’t play golf come and
enjoy the dinner with us. See you there!
Return Entry Form and Checks to: Grand Master’s Golf Outing, 1332 Pennsylvania Ave. Fairmont, WV 26554

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MARYLAND

Friendship Lodge, Hagerstown, Maryland Update

Saturday, June 29 – 5:30 pm – 4th Annual Freemason Night at the Hagerstown Suns – Tickets on sale now!

Friendship Lodge, Hagerstown, MD Update

Brethren,

We have one more communication this month and then break for the summer.

Monday, June 24 – 7:00 pm – We will be conferring the Entered Apprentice Degree on the candidates that are elected on June 10

Don’t forget the 4th Annual Freemason Night at the Hagerstown Suns on June 29.

Also, you may have noticed the obituary in the newspaper on Saturday of George A. Fockler. This is the father of three of our members, Brothers Rodney S., William L., and George A., Jr.

Please remember the Fockler families during their time of sorrow.

Benjamin Zamostny

Friendship Lodge has many activities for all of our members. Go to www.Lodge84.org for a complete calendar of events and other information.

Here are some dates for the next several months to mark in your calendar:

Saturday, June 29 – 5:30 pm – 4th Annual Freemason Night at the Hagerstown Suns – $19 per person for the all-you-can-eat picnic buffet and the ball game
Remember to purchase your tickets at Municipal Stadium no later than June 28.

Thursday, August 1 – 7:00 pm – Summer School of Instruction at Medairy Lodge (Williamsport) – Fellowcraft Degree

Thursday, August 15 – 7:00 pm – Summer School of Instruction at Columbia Lodge (Frederick) – Entered Apprentice Degree

Thursday, August 29 – 7:00 pm – Summer School of Instruction at Hagerstown Lodge (Halfway) – Special Topics for Master Masons Only

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VIRGINIA

Brethren: Winchester Hiram Lodge # 21 will confer the Entered Apprentice Degree on Mr. Terry Gilbert Malcolm on Tuesday June 25th. Lodge will open at 7:00pm. Please make every effort to attend and welcome M. Malcolm into the Family of Masons. All Entered Apprentices, Fellow Crafts and Master Masons are invited. Les Flowers Master

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