Masonic News – May 25, 2010

Masonic News
May 25, 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.
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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.
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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

GRAFTON, WV    GPS Latitude 39.34078334  Longitude 80.01880003
PLEASE POST ON YOUR SITE THAT THE MEMORIAL DAY PARADE WILL START IN GRAFTON , WV
10 am ON MONDAY MAY 31, 2010, WITH LINEUP AT 9:30. ALL KNIGHTS TEMPLAR WELCOME TO MARCH IN FULL DRESS WITH SWORD. WE WILL HAVE 2 or 3 VEHICLES FOR THOSE WHO CAN’T WALK THE DISTANCE AND FOR THE RIDE BACK TO THE LODGE.
THANKS,  DAVE SEVIER

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GPS  LATITUDE 39.34078334  LONGITUDE 80.01880003
June 1st , Tuesday at 7:30 Mannington Lodge will hold it’s regular meeting.  We will examine at least one if not 2 candidates on the first degree and give the second degree.  Thomas W. Six, W.M.
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GPS Latitude 39.2097  Longitude 81.05335
Harrisville Lodge #98 will confer the Master Masons degree on one candidate Saturday, June 5 at 9 AM.  L. Long WM
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GPS  LATITUDE 39.48608334  LONGITUDE 80.10735003
On June 10th there will be Bike Night plus Howard Anderson will be having a Fish Fry, then we will have our regular meeting. Please advertise this so we can have a good attendance meeting this night. Keep in mind that Bike Night has nothing to do with our regular meeting, just a way of transportation to the meeting. Some of the Brothers have a Bike and mentioned that they would like to ride it to the meeting. These motorcycles or any other type of bike will not be mentioned upstairs at our meeting.  Sincerely Yours,John H. Knoll
Senior Warden, Acacia 157, Fairmont
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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
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WEST VIRGINIA MASONIC HOME DAY – PARKERSBURG, WV
Saturday, June 5.  Registration 9am.  Tours of the Home from 10 – 11am.  Introduction of Distinguished Guests at 11:30am, picnic luncheon at noon.  Entertainment and door prizes at 1pm.
Submitted by Raymond Lusk, Chairman, Masonic Home day
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PENNSYLVANIA –
VAUX 454, BURGETTSTOWN, PA
Thursday, May 27, 7pm, EXTRA, Confer Master Masons Degree on one candidate and Fellow Craft Masons Degree on one candidate.
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“Take Me Out to the Ballgame…”

It’s Masonic Day at the Hagerstown Suns!

Join the fun, bring your family and friends!  All Masons, Eastern Star, Shriners, Job’s Daughters, DeMolays, affiliates and friends are welcomed!

Friday, August 27 against the Delmarva Shore Birds

Game Time 7:05 pm

All you can eat BBQ Picnic from 5:30-Game Time

Free Suns Hat, Post-game Fireworks

Ticket to game

Maryland Grand Master Tom Velvin throws out first pitch

Only $16/person

Count me in!  Enclosed is a check for $________  for ________ tickets!

Name:________________________________  Telephone:_________________

Email:________________________________  Lodge affiliation:_____________

Clip and return this order form to Friendship Lodge No. 84 by May 31 at:

54 S. Potomac St., Hagerstown, MD  21740-5513

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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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TRAVEL SCHEDULE – MOST EXCELLENT DONALD E PETERSON, GRAND HIGH PRIEST, ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF WV
June 1, Bluefield RAC  GPS Latitude 37.24710762  Longitude 81.2182623
June 19  Grand Council Meeting, Clarksburg  GPS Latitude 39.28078334
Longitude     80.34128336
June 26 RAC Festival, Parkersburg  GPS Latitude 39.26795  Longitude 81.55633334
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TRAVEL SCHEDULE – RIGHT EMINENT  J. STEPHEN WILSON, GRAND COMMANDER OF THE  KNIGHTS TEMPLAR of the State of WV
INSPECTIONS –
June 12, Division 2, Charles Town, 8am
July 24, Wheeling, 1pm
GRAND OFFICERS MEETING
July 24, Wheeling 10am
October 23, Huntington, 10am
March 26 , 2011- Weirton  10am
May 19, 2011 @ Grand Conclave, Weston

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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.  ,

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DeMOLAY
Greetings Everyone,

It’s that time of the year again! Conclave is just around the corner, and this year is shaping up to be the best ever! As you may know, this is our 60th Conclave, quite an achievement! So let’s show Buckhannon what DeMolay is all about and “Rock” the weekend away as we celebrate this milestone in our history.

Head on over to http://conclave.wvdemolay.org/ for all the necessary forms and other useful information. This page is being updated very often so keep checking back for new updates.

Sincerely and Fraternally,
Mitch R. Combs
59th SMC of WV DeMolay
PMC of Parkersburg Chapter
http://www.wvdemolay.com

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