Masonic News – March 31, 2014

Masonic News
March 31, 2014

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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SCHOOLS OF INSTRUCTION, BEGIN AT 1 PM

04/06    CRUM & COTTAGEVILLE

04/13    COAL CITY

04/27    THOMAS  & PINEVILLE (Pineville Cancelled)

05/04    CLARKSBURG & SOUTH CHARLESTON

05/10    CEREDO

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Yates Lodge 163  Flemington, WV will be having a First Degree on Tuesday, April 1. Regular business meeting so start at 7:30

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Joseph W. Summers Lodge No. 173, Morgantown will return two Fellow Craft degrees at their stated communication of April 3 and we will raise one Master Mason that night. Dinner at 6:30.

Tom Bell, PM/Sec

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Brethren: Nitro Lodge No. 170, will hold its business meeting on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, at 7:30 P.M. We are honored to have Brother Thomas K. Steele, D.D.G.M. of the 9th Masonic District on his official visit. Eat about 6:30 P.M. J. Bruce Pierce, Secretary

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WHEELING 5
Degree Work & Other Events

April 3rd – 1 EA Degree, and 1 Fellowcraft Degree

April 17th – Past Master’s Night – 2 Fellowcraft Exams

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Fairmont 9 and Acacia 157

April 1 – Practice 7:00 p.m. all master masons are invited to attend, casual dress

April 5 – Acacia 157, Past Masters night , dinner 6:00 p.m. , lodge 7:00 p.m.

April 7 –  Fairmont  Lodge No. 9 will host a joint communication ,dinner 6:00 p.m., lodge 7:00 p.m.

April 10 – Acacia  Lodge No. 157 will host a joint communication, dinner 6:00 p.m., lodge 7:00 p.m.
I verified with Larry Bates, Secretary that the above schedule is correct.  Each lodge will welcome their sister lodge on the stated evening.

Brethren, Please try to attend and invite other master masons to enjoy the fellowship with us.
Fraternally,
David J, Fox WM, Acacia 157

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MARYLAND

James W. Bowers 173, Hancock, MD

LOW VALE Evening June 7th at Hancock MD Fire Company Pavilion. Rib Eye Steak Baked Potato, cole slaw, salad, roll, drink. Cost is $20.00. Dinner is at 6:30 and this year a ticket must be Purchased in Advance, no gate sales. The Tall Cedar Degree Team will Confer the Master Mason Degree  with the Meeting beginning at 7:30 PM. Please call Brother Phil True before May 27th for dinner Tickets

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PENNSYLVANIA

Extra MeetingAn extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Masontown, PA Free and Accepted Masons, will be held on Thursday April 10th, 2014, at 7:00 P.M.and confer Fellowcraft Masons Degree on 1 candidate, and  Entered Apprentice Masons Degree on two candidates.

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The Martinsburg WV Scottish Rite Childhood Language Development, Charity Golf Outing will be held at Locust Hill Golf Course, 278 St. Andrews Drive, Charles Town, West Virginia on Saturday, the 12th of July.  The format will be a four man scramble with a shotgun start at 2:00 P.M. followed by a picnic at the course pavilion at approximately 6:30 o’clock. The cost will be $80 per golfer and includes golf, cart, range balls, picnic buffet, and prizes.  There will also be a hole-in-one contest. PLEASE SEE ATTACHED INFORMATION FOR DETAILS AND SIGNUP FORM.

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE TO ATTACHMENT DUE TO CONFLICTING EVENTS :

Martinsburg Scottish Rite Childhood Language Development Charity Golf Outing

This charity is formally known as the Martinsburg (WV) Scottish Rite Foundation, Inc. and provides services to the community for the diagnosis, referral, and treatment of childhood language and learning disorders; to provide facilities for such diagnosis, referral, and treatment; and to engage in research in such fields.

Saturday, the 12th of July

The format will be a four man scramble with a shotgun start at 2:00 P.M. followed by a picnic at the course pavilion at approximately 6:30 o’clock.

Locust Hill Golf Course, 278 St. Andrews Drive, Charles Town, West Virginia

$80 each per golfer and includes golf, cart, range balls, picnic buffet, and prizes.

There will also be a hole-in-one contest.Individual players will be combined to make up as many full teams as possible. You are permitted to bring your own soft drinks and water. A beverage cart will be on the course.

Visit www.locusthillgolf.com for a virtual tour of the course. The cost for those who desire to attend the picnic only will be $12.00 per person.

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CLARKSBURG VALLEY PER WEB SITE

Saturday, February 15, 2014, JROTC & and Americanism Essay Contest Banquet and Awards presentation 6pm

Saturday, May 3, 2014, Spring Reunion, 8am

Scottish Rite members curious about AASR activities can view their calendar at www.scottishritewv.org

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Montgomery Chapter No. 47, RAM will host a Festival on Saturday, April 12, 2014 in the Lodge Room at Montgomery. We will have coffee and donuts at 8:30 with

Degree Work starting at 9:00AM. All Chapter Degrees will be conferred. Chapter Masons are urged to attend and bring any candidates you may have. We will work thru the MEM Degree and then have a fine dinner, and then conclude with the RA Degree.

Paul V. Cottrell, Secretary

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SHRINE

EPSC meeting week has changed

Nobles and Brethern the week of our monthly meeting has changed to the 4th Wednesday of every month, except when we are in the dark. So our March meeting will be Wednesday March 26th. Please take note and join us, we need to see all of you there.

Also we will have raffle tickets to sell starting the week of March 3rd. This is for the custom built Masonic themed AR-15 OR $1,000.00 in cash, winners choice. Tickets will be $10 each or three for 25.

Mike Shell
Secretary

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CALL TO ANNUAL CONCLAVE
Friday, May 16, @ Huntington Masonic Temple. 1pm. Devine Service Thursday, May 15 @Huntington Farm Museum Log Church, 7pm, Other details reported in April 2014 issue, Knight Templar magazine.

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Harold E Phillips Jr
PM, Aurora 43, Newburg, WV