May 12, 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.
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.
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
SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTIONS – – – 2010
All Schools begin at 1:00 P.M. Officers, Coaches, and all interested Master Masons are invited to attend.
May 22 at Ceredo GPS Latitude 38.39737145 Longitude 82.55738858
WESTON 10 Latitude 39.04068334 Longitude 80.46483336
Saturday, May 15, 2010, Past Masters Night, Dinner 6, Lodge 7. No Work. Grand Master Gregory A. Riley Sr attending. Memorial serviuce. Wor. James H. Wilson, WM, extends a hearty invitation to all Master Masons to join for an evening of good food and Masonic fellowship.
Kanawha Lodge #20 GPS Latitude 38.3486948 Longitude 81.6351697
Monday, May 17, 2010, stated communication, we will initiate two candidates. Dinner at 6:30 p.m. and lodge at 7:30 p.m. Please make every effort to be there as we will need all the help we can get.
Vaughn Shafer, P.M., Master
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
OFFICIAL VISITATIONS – DDGM FLANIGAN
Monday, May 17, Sunset Lodge No. 623
Thursday, May 20, Martha Assembly Rainbow
Friday, May 21, Richard Vaux Lodge No. 454
WASHINGTON 164, PA
Wednesday, May 19, 7pm, EXTRA, confer the Entered Apprentice Degree on two candidates.and the Fellow Craft Degree on one candidate.
ROYAL ARCH/COMMANDERY, YORK RITE COLLEGE & SCOTTISH RITE
ANO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE www.wvyorkrite.org
PLEASE KEEP THIS HUSH, HUSH – SURPRISE
GPS Latitude 38.95316163 Longitude 81.76089104
An addition to my schedule. I’ll be at Jackson Chapter No. 48, Ravenswood on May 18th. Lewis Ressegger will be getting his 50-year Service Award but he doesn’t know it yet. I nominated him after hearing that he was exalted in Feb 1960. I suggested that he nominate himself but that didn’t happen so I did it with the help of Greg Riley. I hope we have a good turnout for this presentation.
Don Peterson, Grand High Priest
TRAVEL SCHEDULE – MOST EXCELLENT DONALD E PETERSON, GRAND HIGH PRIEST, ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF WV
May 21 & 22 Grand Commandery at Wheeling
You might add that I have called a Grand Officer meeting on June 19th in Clarksburg to begin at 10:30 AM. We will be practicing on the Super Excellent Master Degree in the afternoon.
Harold, Will you announce on your web site that registration for Grand Commandery has been extended to May 14th. Thanks Charlie Witt
Annual Conclave, Grand Commandery of Knights Templar of West Virginia, held in Wheeling, held in Wheeling, WV. More details will follow later.
GPS LATITUDE LATITUDE 40.06611667 LONGITUDE 80.71851668
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. ,
HAROLD E. “PHIL” PHILLIPS, JR., PM
Aurora 43, Newburg