Masonic News – May 27, 2011

Masonic News
May 27, 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?  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:  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

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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Brethren: Nitro Lodge, WV will be having a Stated Communtication on Tuesday, June 7, 2011. Election of officers. Work in the 1st Degree. Eat at 6:45 P.M. All welcome. Entered Apprentices and Fellow Craft wait to be call up. J. Bruce Pierce

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MARTINSBURG, WV
The 3rd Annual 15th Masonic District Golf  Tournament has been scheduled for the 17th of September at Stonebridge Golf  Course with a shotgun start beginning at 2:30 PM.  Each team must have two  Masons. Dinner will be at the Lodge in Martinsburg following golf. Family  members are encouraged to attend.
After a year absence, the dinner will be  catered by Big Daddy’s BBQ. Anyone wishing to attend the dinner only, the charge will be $10 per person. Notices will be sent to each lodge in the district in  the near future. Put your team together and join us in a great day of fun and fellowship

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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.

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The 2nd Annual Freemason Fellowship Night at the Hagerstown Suns is Friday, September 2, 2011. Hosted by Friendship Lodge No. 84 A.F. & A.M. of Hagerstown.
Gates open at 6 pm and the game starts at 7 pm. Fellowship festivities before the game include an all-you-can eat picnic of hot  dogs, hamburgers, chicken, corn, beans, chips, and drinks Fireworks after the  game. $13 per ticket – general admission including the picnic. Lodges are requested to send payment for tickets no later than August 15th  directly to Josh Mastin at the Hagerstown Suns, 274 East Memorial Boulevard, Hagerstown, MD 21740. For information contact Josh Mastin. Terry Smith, Secretary, Friendship Lodge No. 84, A.F. & A.M.

PENNSYLVANIA

Masonic Temple, 25 North Main Street, Masontown, Pennsylvania 15461,
A stated meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Free and Accepted Masons, will be held in Masontown, Pa on June 2nd at 7:30 P.M., Dinner at 6:30 PM,Sandwich, Salad and Strawberries, Dessert after the Meeting

An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Free and Accepted Masons, will be held on Wednesday June 15th, 2011 at 7:00 P.M., Fellowcraft Masons degree

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Washington 165,Monday, June 13, 2011 at 7:00 PM, THE ENTERED APPRENTICE MASONS DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED; also THE FELLOWCRAFT MASONS DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED;

EXTRA MEETING Wednesday, June 15,2011 at 7:00PM THE MASTER MASONS DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED

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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:

Following is the travel schedule for Right Eminent Grand Commander Edward E. Ball.

May 30 – The Grafton Memorial Day Parade

June 11 – The Division #2 joint inspection in Keyser, 9AM, meal follows, ladies invited

July 23 – 10am The Grand Officers’ Meeting, meal @ noon, ladies invited, followed by  Div #8 joint inspection in Lewisburg @ 1pm

July 30 – Division #1 joint inspection  in Wheeling, 1pm, ladies welcome, meal follows.

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Calvary Commandery #3 would like to get as many Commanderies as possible to participate in the Parkersburg Homecoming Parade. The parade is on August 20, 2011. There will be transport for those that cannot walk the route. Line up is at Parkersburg High School at 10:30am with step off between 11:30 and 12:00.  Please contact JB Campbell by email Harold.Campbell@us.army.mil if your Commandery will come.

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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. 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 w/ladies in the dining room at 11:30am, dinner following Assembly.

GPS Latitude 38.92341667 Longitude 79.84365003 .

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C. W. Wise York Rite College 137, Aug 6th. lunch at 12:00 Noon with the meeting to start at 1:00 PM in the Masonic Temple in Montgomery, WV. Ya’ll come! I believe that we will have a couple of candidates for the KoY Degree.

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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
Email:  wvsmc0809@gmail.com

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