Masonic News – June 7, 2010

Masonic News
June 7, 2010
M. W. Gregory A. Riley, Sr.
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, Grand Treasurer, for providing this  update.

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.

P.S.  There are  indications that some Lodges have not included their contributions to the Grand Secretary with the annual report.  You may want to check with your Lodge Secretary to insure that your contributions are supporting this program.
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And last, but certainly not least, take time to read “Around The Temple” posted by Wor. Butler Adkins.  He keeps everyone up to date on happenings, especially in the southern part of WV.  He’s from Huntington, on the banks of the Ohio, and home of the Marshall Thundering Herd.
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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

At the stated communication of June 7, 2010, Kanawha Lodge #20 will be ballotting on two to initiate and one for membership on demit.  Also at this meeting Kanawha 20 will examine one Fellowcraft and, if found proficient, will raise him that same night.  This candidate is Bro. Terry Shawn Williams.  Please plan to attend as we will probably need lots of help.
GPS Latitude 3.3486948  Longitude 81.6351697
Tuesday night Charleston Lodge #153, Bro. Walter Moore, Master, has called a special to initiate one of their candidates.  If the two candidates of Kanawha 20 are balloted on favorably Monday night then Charleston 153 will do courtesy work for Kanawha 20 to initiate their two also or Kanawha 20 will call a special for the same date and time as the Charleston 153 special and the two lodges will cooperate to initiate all three candidates.
You are cordially invited to Attend The dedication Of the W. Kent Carper Justice and Public Safety Complex 12:00 PM, Tuesday, June 22, 2010, 301 Virginia Street, East, Charleston, West Virginia 25301.  Brother Carper is a member and Chaplain of Kanawha Lodge #20, former Chief of Police for the City of Charleston and presently President of the Kanawha County Commission.  Vaughn Shafer, Master

If there any questions please call me.  Vaughn Shafer Master, Kanawha Lodge #20
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GPS  LATITUDE 39.48608334  LONGITUDE 80.10735003
On June 10th there will be Bike Night plus Howard Anderson will be having a Fish Fry, then we will have our regular meeting. Please advertise this so we can have a good attendance meeting this night. Keep in mind that Bike Night has nothing to do with our regular meeting, just a way of transportation to the meeting. Some of the Brothers have a Bike and mentioned that they would like to ride it to the meeting. These motorcycles or any other type of bike will not be mentioned upstairs at our meeting.  Sincerely Yours,John H. Knoll
Senior Warden, Acacia 157, Fairmont
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Martinsburg   GPS  Latitude 39.4593  Longitude 77.97731667
will be celebrating our bicentennial this year.  We have set the date, it will be September 18th.  Plans are still in the developmental stage but we are planning an open house at the lodge building during the afternoon and the dinner following at Asbury Methodist Church.  I have confirmation that the Grand Master will be there and we will be sending out invitations to all the lodges sometime this summer.  I have also invited the Grand Master of Virginia but have not as of this date received a response.  You may want to write this date down and keep it open.  R.W. Geral Raynes, Junior Grand Warden
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PENNSYLVANIA –

WASHINGTON 164, PA
EXTRA MEETING MONDAY JUNE 14, 2010 AT 7:00 PM, CONFER FELLOWCRAFT DEGREE ON THREE CANDIDATES
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WASHINGTON 164, PA
EXTRA MEETING WEDNESDAY, JUNE 23, 2010 AT 7:00 PM  CONFER MASTER MASONS DEGREE ON ONE CANDIDATE AND FELLOW CRAFT DEGREE ON TWO CANDIDATES.
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Canonsburg, Pa.

May 25, 2010

A Stated Meeting of Chartiers Lodge No. 297, Free and Accepted Masons will be held in the Masonic Temple, 235 West Pike Street, Canonsburg, Pa. on:

MONDAY EVENING
June 14, 2010
At 7 o’clock, 30 Minutes P.M.

P R O G R A M

Recognition of 50 Year Members

Brothers William R. Cooper, Sr., P.M., Robert M. Culp, P.M., William R. Gibbs, P.M., Frank S. Matz, Donald P. Perrard, P.M., and Ronald W. Thomas

A PERSONAL VISIT BY

BROTHER

THOMAS K. STURGEON,

R. W. GRAND MASTER

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Extra Meeting

Monday, June 21, 2010, 7:00 PM

Fellow Craft Masons Degree

&

Entered Apprentice Masons Degree

By Order of the Worshipful Master
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Masonic Men’s Open Golf Outing
Claysville Lodge No. 447 is having their 22nd Annual Golf Outing on June 12th 2010. Tee off time is 8:00 A.M. at Dogwood Hills Golf Course, Claysville Pa. The outing is open to all Master Masons, their sons and guests. The event hosts amateurs as well as pro’s.  The cost will be $47.00 per person which includes 18 holes of golf, cart and catered lunch. There will be raffle and prizes awarded. Proceeds will go to the Pennsylvania Masonic Youth Foundation at Elizabethtown Pa., Details and reservations may be obtained by contacting Bro. Bruce E. Livingood at phone (724) 222-9414  or email:  Bruce@poleset.com . Payment for this event must be made by June 3rd to ensure adequate facilities are available. Checks are to be payable to Bruce Livingood.
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“Take Me Out to the Ballgame…”

It’s Masonic Day at the Hagerstown Suns!

Join the fun, bring your family and friends!  All Masons, Eastern Star, Shriners, Job’s Daughters, DeMolays, affiliates and friends are welcomed!

Friday, August 27 against the Delmarva Shore Birds

Game Time 7:05 pm

All you can eat BBQ Picnic from 5:30-Game Time

Free Suns Hat, Post-game Fireworks

Ticket to game

Maryland Grand Master Tom Velvin throws out first pitch

Only $16/person

Count me in!  Enclosed is a check for $________  for ________ tickets!

Name:________________________________  Telephone:_________________

Email:________________________________  Lodge affiliation:_____________

Clip and return this order form to Friendship Lodge No. 84 by May 31 at:

54 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD  21740-5513

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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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TRAVEL SCHEDULE – MOST EXCELLENT DONALD E PETERSON, GRAND HIGH PRIEST, ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF WV
I plan to be at
Guyandotte Chapter No. 10 on Thursday June 3rd (probably)
Copestone Chapter No. 12 at Grafton on Monday June 7th.
Orient Chapter No. 9 at Fairmont on Monday June 14th
Order of Rainbow Girls on Thursday afternoon June 17th
Grand Council Meeting in Clarkesburg at 10:30 AM on June 19th
June 19  Grand Council Meeting, Clarksburg  GPS Latitude 39.28078334
Longitude     80.34128336
June 26 RAC Festival, Parkersburg  GPS Latitude 39.26795  Longitude 81.55633334
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TRAVEL SCHEDULE – RIGHT EMINENT  J. STEPHEN WILSON, GRAND COMMANDER OF THE  KNIGHTS TEMPLAR of the State of WV
INSPECTIONS –
June 12, Division 2, Charles Town, 8am
July 24, Wheeling, 1pm
GRAND OFFICERS MEETING
July 24, Wheeling 10am
October 23, Huntington, 10am
March 26 , 2011- Weirton  10am
May 19, 2011 @ Grand Conclave, Weston

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York Rite College
ALSO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE  www.wvyorkrite.org

FORT HENRY YRC 61, WHEELING  GPS  Latitude  40.06611667  Longitude  80.71851668

Saturday, August 14, 2010, 1pm, Quarterly Assembly,  Scottish Rite Cathedral, Wheeling.  ,

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DeMOLAY

Greetings Everyone,

It’s that time of the year again! Conclave is just around the corner, and this year is shaping up to be the best ever! As you may know, this is our 60th Conclave, quite an achievement! So let’s show Buckhannon what DeMolay is all about and “Rock” the weekend away as we celebrate this milestone in our history.

Head on over to http://conclave.wvdemolay.org/ for all the necessary forms and other useful information. This page is being updated very often so keep checking back for new updates.  Sincerely and Fraternally,  Mitch R. Combs, 59th SMC of WV DeMolay, PMC of Parkersburg Chapter, http://www.wvdemolay.com

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DeMolay Renaissance Class, Saturday, July 24, 2010 Four Points by Sheraton
910 Sheraton Drive Mars, PA 16046 Step 1 – Recruit at least one (1) new DeMolay member sponsored by a member of your Masonic lodge. DeMolay’s must be between the ages of 12 and 20 on the date of initiation. Members must believe in God, be of good moral character, and be sponsored by two DeMolay’s and one Masonic sponsor.  Step 2 – Complete a petition for membership. Make certain the Masonic Sponsorship is filled in so that your
lodge will receive proper credit and have a DeMolay complete the DeMolay sponsorship section, if possible. Feel free to make copies or download a petition from: www.pademolay.org/resources/pdf/petition.pdf Send the completed form, with an application fee of $75 (Make checks payable to PA DeMolay) and send to the below address: DeMolay Renaissance Class 346 South Main Street
Butler, PA 16001 Deadline for receiving applications will be Saturday, July
10, 2010. You will be notified upon receipt and informed of what time to arrive.  Step 3 – Arrive on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at the designated time. Dress for the conferral will be jacket and tie.  Masonic sponsors are invited and encouraged to attend.  7th Annual Blue Ride July 25, 2010 The ride will be held on Sunday July 25,2010,  Rain or Shine. Registration will be at North Strabane Twp. Volunteer Fire Department on Rt19 in Canonsburg, PA from 9 am to 11 am, and we will depart promptly at 11:30. The cost for the ride is $20.00 single, and $30.00 double. Pre-Registration preferred by July 19, 2010.
Pre-Registered riders will receive a free year bar, otherwise they will be $5.00 on the day of the ride. Make Checks Payable to: “Blue Ride Fund”  Send to: PO Box 422, Eighty Four, PA 15330 ============================================

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