Masonic News – June 9, 2013

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Gearl G. Raynes
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
June 9, 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
South Charleston 168 will confer a Past Master Degree on Wednesday June 12th at 7 PM at South Charleston Lodge. Only Past Masters or Royal Arch Masons may attend. Candidates will await to be conferred. If you have someone that needs the degree contact Karl Kelly

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On Saturday, June 15th, 2013 Deford Lodge No. 88, Berkeley Springs will have breakfast at 8:00 AM followed by a Special Communication at 9:00 AM for an Entered Apprentice Degree and a Fellow Craft Degree. Please RSVP Worshipful Master Gerald Chaskes if you can attend and assist with the work.

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Saint John’s night and Installation. Monday June 24th 2013, Dinner 6 PM Lodge 7PM Dunbar Lodge 159

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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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City State Zip Shirt Size
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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

Monday, June 10 – 7:00 pm – Regular Communication – Vote on Petitions and Strawberry & Ice Cream Night

Sunday, June 23 – 10:30 am – St. John’s Day at Trinity United Church of Christ – State Line, PA

Monday, June 24 – 7:30 pm – Regular Communication

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

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James W. Bowers #173 in Hancock, MD will hold it’s annual Lodge of Low Vale at Tonoloway Rod and Gun Club on Monday evening June 3rd. A steak dinned will be served at 6:30 PM at a cost of $15.00 and the Master Mason Degree will be Conferred at 7:30. For reservations contact Jesse Mills on or before May 20th. Fraternally Jesse M. Mills WM

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PENNSYLVANIA

WAYNESBURG 153, PA, 6/17/13, Extra, 7pm, Confer Fellowcraft Masons Degree on one candidate. ALSO – Strawberry night, Monday, 6/10, 7:30 – Stated

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Chartiers 297, Monday, 6/10, 7:30pm, Stated & family picnic evening

and Thursday, 6/13, EXTRA, 7pm, Confer Fellow Craft Masons Degree on two candidates & Entered Apprentice Masons Degree on one candidate.

and Monday, 6/17, EXTRA, 7pm, Confer Master Masons degree on tywo candidates

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Claysville 447, Thursday, 6/20, 7pm, Confer Master Mason’s Degree on one candidate.

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