Masonic News – May 18, 2011

Masonic News
May 18, 2011
M. W. Randy B Martin.
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? es, 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:  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.

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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

Kanawha Lodge #20 and Charleston Lodge #153 will host a School of Instruction to be held at the Charleston Masonic Temple beginning promptly at 1:00 p.m., Sunday, May 22, 2011. All interested brethren are cordially invited to attend.

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Mt Olivet Lodge #3 , Parkersburg, GPS Latitude 39.26795 Longitude 81.55633334
will have a Candidate for Initiation Monday, May 23, 2011, Lodge opens at 7 30pm. Thursday, May 26, 2011 – we will have 3 Candidates to be raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason. Refreshments at 6pm. with Lodge to open at 7. Please plan to attend  —  we will need several levels of help.

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EASTERN PANHANDLE DEFORD LODGE CALENDAR Light meal and dessert after meetings
FRIDAY June 3 7:30 PM
Stated Communication – Election of Officers

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Clendenin #126 will be tentatively scheduling a Past Masters degree on Tuesday June 7th at 6:00pm pending our election of officers on June 6th.
A few surrounding lodges may be sending warden-elect candidates as well, also pending their election outcomes. past/Current Masters and Wardens are welcome to attend.

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MARYLAND
James W. Bowers will hold it’s annual Lodge of Low Vale Monday evening June 6th. At Tonnoloway Hunt Club on Woodmont Rd. Hancock, MD. Dinner will be served at 6:00 followed by the Master Mason Degree at 7:30. Dinner will consist of Delmonico Steak, Baked Potato, Cole Slaw, Roll, Apple Sauce and drink. Please contact Secretary Jesse Mills by Email at jessemills@myactv.net for reservations and directions.Please spread the word.

PENNSYLVANIA

DISTRICT DEPUTY GRAND MASTERS
TENTATIVE 2011 VISITATION SCHEDULE
May 19 Martha Assembly Rainbow
May 20 Richard Vaux Lodge No. 454

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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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Grand Commandery NEWS:
GRAND OFFICERS MEETING
May 19 – Grand Conclave, Weston, WV

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CHAPTER NEWS

ROYAL ARCH MASONS
Orient #9 R.A.C. in Fairmont will be hosting a Festival on Saturday, June 11, 2011 in the Fairmont Masonic Temple starting at 8:00 a.m. A lunch will follow the Chapter degrees. Anyone wishing to bring canidates should contact Jay Ford, H.P. @ 304-612-0654. All companions are welcome.
Fraternally,
Jay Ford H.P.

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YORK RITE COLLEGE
ALSO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE  www.wvyorkrite.org

FORT HENRY YORK RITE COLLEGE 61, WHEELING, WV

Quarterly Assembly, 1pm, August 13, Masonic Lodge, Elkins, WV: Confer Order Knight of York on 2 Candidates; Catered lunch iw/ladies in the dining room at 11:30am, dinner following Assembly.

GPS Latitude 38.92341667 Longitude 79.84365003 .

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DeMOLAY
I want to remind you that West Virginia DeMolay is participating in the Harrison County Relay for Life on Friday, June 3rd. The relay will be at the Bridgeport High School track from 6pm to 6am. In 2009, DeMolay International became an official youth sponsor for Relay for Life. It is very important that you participate and help with this great cause. This event is not limited to DeMolays and Advisors. Parents, friends and all members of the Masonic family are encouraged to join us. Please take the time to register. All you have to do is reply with your name, address, email, phone number, tshirt size and if you are a cancer survivor. If anyone in your family wants to participate, be sure to include their information as well. A $10 registration fee is required per person and can be given to me any time between now and the relay. The Deadline is Wednesday, April 27th. Again, please join us and help us celebrate, remember and fight back!

Warmest Regards,
Michael Anthony Burge
State Master Councilor

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Due to scheduling conflicts, many events have changed or been cancelled. We have also added a few new events. Please put only the following events in your future publications.

Relay for Life
Friday, June 3rd – Saturday, June 4th
Bridgeport, WV (BHS Track)
**To make a contribution to our team, West Virginia DeMolay, go to www.relayforlife.org/harrisonwv.

DeMolay International Session
Wednesday, June 14th – Saturday, June 18th
Grand Rapids, Michigan

State-wide Softball Game/Wild Things Game
Saturday, June 25th
Moundsville, WV/Washington, PA

West Virginia Conclave
Thursday, July 28th – Sunday, July 31st
Buckhannon, WV (WV Wesleyan College)

Regards,
Michael Anthony Burge
State Master Councilor
West Virginia DeMolay
Email:  wvsmc0809@gmail.com

visit us on the web at:
wvdemolay.org
or demolay.org

“For God. For Country. For DeMolay.”

Regards,
Michael Anthony Burge
State Master Councilor
West Virginia DeMolay
Email:  wvsmc0809@gmail.com

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