Masonic News – March 27, 2013

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Gearl G. Raynes
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
March 27, 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 SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION:

April 7 at Lewisburg, Crum & Martinsburg
April 14 at Beverly & Beckley
April 21 at Wheeling & Linden
April 28 at Princeton
May 5 at Clarksburg

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WHEELING LODGE ACTIVITIES

Degree Work & Other Events

April 21st – Wheeling Lodge #5 School of Instruction

Fellowcraft Club – Golf Scramble!  Come out and join the Club for a day of fun and Fellowship in our Second Annual Golf Scramble in June held at lovely Paradise Hills! Invite your friends! All skill levels are welcome in both men and women! There will be plenty of food and fun for everyone. Spaces are filling up fast for this event! For more information and to make your reservations…CONTACT: Jack Walters

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Acacia #157, Fairmont will have it’s regular stated communication on Thurs March 28. Meal at 6:30 lodge at 7:30. Come out and enjoy the fellowship and the meal. We will have a return on the entered apprentice degree, if the vote is favorable, the candidate will be passed to the degree of Fellow Craft. Any & all help will be greatly appreciated.

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Dunbar Lodge will confer 1 first degree April 6, 2013 9:00 AM. Not sure at this time if we will have breakfast at 8:00 am or just coffee and donuts. Anyway come on out and help us welcome a new Mason on his journey to light.

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Morgantown Union Lodge #4, ~Past Masters’ Night~ Honoring Those That Have Led Our Lodge. Saturday, April 6. Buckwheat & Sausage Dinner at 6:00 PM, Master Mason’s Lodge at 7:00PM

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Kanawha Valley Lodge # 36, Buffalo, will be hosting a dinner to honor of one of it’s members, Major General (Brother} Terry L. Tucker, Retired, US Army. A 43 year member of our Lodge. When: Monday evening, April 8, 2013. Where: Buffalo High School, Time: Reception: 5:30 P.M., Dinner: 6:30 P.M. (Sharp), Remarks 7:15 P.M. GPS LATITUDE 38. 61844357 LONGITUDE 81.98113829

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PENNSYLVANIA

TO THE MEMBERS OF THE GRAND LODGE OF PENNSYLVANIA:
You are hereby requested to attend a Special Communication of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania to be held at 11:00 o’clock, a.m., on Monday, May 27, 2013 at the Gettysburg National Battlefield Cemetery Annex in Gettysburg, PA, for the purpose of rededicating the Friend to Friend Masonic Memorial monument.
By Order of the R.W. Grand Master.
Mark A. Haines
Grand Secretary

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Pennsylvania 29th District Deputy Grand Masters Official Visit Schedule

March 30 Martha Assembly Rainbow
April 1 Washington Lodge # 164
April 4 Valley Lodge # 459
April 8 Chartiers Lodge # 297
April 15 Sunset Lodge # 623
April 19 Richard Vaux Lodge 3 454
TBA JOPPA Chapter DeMolay

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ROYAL ARCH/COMMANDERY, YORK RITE COLLEGE & SCOTTISH RITE

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Jerusalem Chapter # 3 Parkersburg  R A festival is scheduled for xxxxxx. Masonic Temple Parkersburg at 8:00 am. Degree work at 9:00 am. thanks Please make the following changes. Jerusalem Chapter #3, R A , Parkersburg Festival scheduled for Jan. 26th. has been canceled. Rescheduled for March 30th. @ 8:00 am. Thanks, R. Lusk MEHP York Rite festival scheduled for March 30th, in Parkersburg has been cancelled due to Easter week end. Rescheduled for April 20th. 8:00 am donuts and coffee. 9:00 am degree work. Lunch at 12:00 noon. Thanks Raymond Lusk MEHP

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A Royal Arch Festival will be held in Montgomery Chapter No. 47, RAM on Saturday, April 13, 2013 with coffee and donuts at 8:30AM and Degree work starting at 9:00AM. All Chapter Degrees will be conferred with a fine lunch following the Most Excellent Master Degree. We invite all Royal Arch Masons to attend and welcome all prospective candidates to come and complete their Chapter work. Paul V. Cottrell, Secretary
GPS LATITUDE 38.18129135 LONGITUDE 81.32147905

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COMMANDERY
YORK RITE COLLEGE
HUNTINGTON, Charles W. Wise # 137 Y.R.C. will hold their annual meeting on Sat. May 4, 2013 with a light lunch at 12 noon and the meeting starting at 1:00 pm. We will elect and install officers for the 2013-14 year. Harry Delaney, Secy.

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Fort Henry York Rite College 61, Annual Assembly, 1pm, May 11, 2013 at Scottish Rite Building, Wheeling. ACTIVITIES include conferral of Knight of York degree on one candidate and election/installation of officers.C.K. George D. Jackson, Preeminent Governor, asked that the announcement of the annual assembly May 9, 2013 at Fort Henry be amended as follows: Fort Henry York Rite College 61, Annual Assembly, 1pm, May 11, 2013 at Scottish Rite Building, Wheeling. ACTIVITIES include conferral of Knight of York degree on one candidate and election/installation of officers and there will be a cold cut platter at noon – cost $5 per member. The Governor would appreciate your reservation to ensure enough food is available for C.K. Don Showalter to prepare the table. You can place a reservation through the Secretary. No activity is planned for ladies. Proper attire is tux, if available, or dark business suit.

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While you’re at it – Our sister College would enjoy your attendance at their annual Assembly.  One thing’s for sure – you’ll go away feeling good about being with the Huntington brethren.
HUNTINGTON, Charles W. Wise # 137 Y.R.C. will hold their annual meeting on Sat. May 4, 2013 with a light lunch at 12 noon and the meeting starting at 1:00 pm. We will elect and install officers for the 2013-14 year. Harry Delaney, Secy.

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