Masonic News – May 26, 2012

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Charles A. Louk.
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
May 26, 2012

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.
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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WEST VIRGINIA
There will be a special Tuesday May 29th 2012 at 7 PM for Entered Apprentice Degree for One Candidate. Please help us if you can.  Dunbar Lodge 159. Light refreshments after degree.

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CLARKSBURG June 5th. first degree 7:30pm. Stated meeting
There will be no meeting for #155 on May 29th. rescheduled for 2-third
degrees on June 12th at 6:30pm
There will 1 third degree on June 26th. at 7pm. Possibly two!
Sorry for the Confusion!
Stephen M. lindsey, JW

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FAIRMONT Cornerstone on Sat., June 9, 2012, Brunch will be served at the Fairmont Masonic Temple @ 11:00 a.m., Grand Lodge will open at the F.M. Temple @ Noon. The Cornerstone for the new East Fairmont Middle School will be held on the school grounds at 1 Orion Lane, Fairmont, WV @ 1:00 p.m. Brethren will then return to the F.M. Temple to close Grand Lodge.

Fraternally,
Jay Ford

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Masonic Home Day will be 2 June 2012 at the Masonic Home in Vienna.

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The Grand Lodge of West Virginia will have its annual communication on 8-9 October 2012 in Charleston.

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PENNSYLVANIA

TUESDAY EVENING, June 19, 2012 at 7:30 o’clock PM
Program Annual Ladies Night featuring Home Made Ice Cream and Strawberries
Dinner will be hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad and macaroni salad. Dessert will be homemade ice cream with strawberries.

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EXTRA MEETING
An extra meeting of Claysville Lodge No. 447 will be held on Thursday, June 21, 2012, at 7:00 o’clock, P.M. for the conferring of the Master Mason’s Degree

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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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CHAPTER
Elkins RAC 35 Festival, 6/16, 8:30, Donuts and lunch provided.

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The Grand Chapter of West Virginia will have its annual convocation on 18-20 October.in Flatwoods

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COMMANDERY
I haven’t seen any details but usually the Grand Commandery assembles in the GRAFTON lodge social room and marches as a unit in the Memorial Day parade.

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YORK RITE COLLEGE
Fort Henry York Rite College 61, Quarterly, August 11, 1pm, site to be determined.

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GROTTO
On Memorial Day, May 28, 2012 at 3:15 Grand Monarch will have the honor of placing a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. Assembly will begin at approximately 1:15, two hours before.

Please announce this at your next meeting to all your Members. We welcome all Grottoes and their Members to this honorable event and hope you will be able to attend.

Best regards,
Diane Culberson
Executive Assistant
Supreme Council
Grottoes of North America

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