Masonic News – May 8, 2013

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Gearl G. Raynes
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
May 8, 2013

Grand Master Gearl Raynes would like to inform all the brethren that he will be posting his visitations on the Grand Lodge Calendar. He will post his visitations at beginning of each month.  Thank you.

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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 DAYBrethren 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
Thursday May 9, 2013 Lebanon 68, Milton Special Comm. initiation on First degree all EA & FC welcome to watch, Lodge open 7 PM

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Acacia Lodge will have it’s regular scheduled communication  on Thurs May 9 2013. Meal at 6:30 PM. Lodge at 7:30 PM. We will be balloting  on one petition. If the vote is favorable he will be initiated into the mystery’s of Freemasonry. Come out and help with the work and enjoy a good meal and an evening of fellowship.

Ted A Shaffer WM
Acacia # 157
Fairmont WV

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May 9, Dunbar 159 Dunbar Special Initiation on First degree Lodge opens 7 PM.
EA & FC welcome

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CORRECTION – The previous email contained the wrong date – The next stated communication for Kanawha Valley 36 will be Monday, May 13th. I apologize for any inconvenience this may have caused. Master Masons – Kanawha Valley Lodge #36 will be having a stated communication on 06 May 2013. Dinner will be spaghetti and garlic bread and will begin about 6:45. We will be having two initiations along with our business meeting. Thanks – Secretary Ryan Powers

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Wheeling 5, Degree Work & Other Events
May 16th – 2nd Degree turn in – pending Master Mason Degree – Nominations and Elections!

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Saturday, May 25, 2013 Master Masons Night, honoring the Grand Master and his wife  at El Toro Grotto. Please contact Lewis Youngblood, or Paul Baker or Don Showalter for reservations by May 15th.

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PENNSYLVANIA

Waynesburg 153, PA Monday, 5/20, 7pm, EXTRA, Confer Entered Apprentice Masons degree on one candidate and Fellowcraft Masons Degree on one candidate.

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A Stated Meeting of Claysville Lodge No. 447, PA, Free and Accepted Mason’s, will be held in Masonic Hall, Main Street, Claysville, PA. TUESDAY EVENING, May 21, 2013 at 7:00, o’clock 30 minutes PM Program The Fellow Craft Mason Degree will be conferred upon  ONE CANDIDATE. A light meal consisting of Hot Sausage, Potato Salad, Chips, Refreshments and Dessert will be served at 6:30 PM

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TO THE MEMBERS OF THE GRAND LODGE OF PENNSYLVANIA:
You are hereby requested to attend a Special Communication of the Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania to be held at 11:00 o’clock, a.m., on Monday, May 27, 2013 at the Gettysburg National Battlefield Cemetery Annex in Gettysburg, PA, for the purpose of rededicating the Friend to Friend Masonic Memorial monument.
By Order of the R.W. Grand Master.
Mark A. Haines
Grand Secretary

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Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
3rd Masonic District
Inaugural
Meeting of Low Vale
Acacia Lodge No. 586 will be hosting the Inaugural Meeting of Low Vale on Wednesday May 29th, 2013 at the Waynesboro Fish and Game Club at 5:30pm
The cost is $20 and includes a dinner of Delmonico Steak, Baked Potato, Cole Slaw and soft drinks or water. Everyone will also receive a lapel pin specially designed for this inaugural event
ALL MASTER MASONS ARE WELCOME
Dress is Casual and Bring a Current Dues Card
ABSOLUTELY NO ALCOHOL
Grand Lodge of Pennsylvania
3rd Masonic District
Inaugural Meeting of Low Vale
For reservations: Please contact Bro. Denny McClanahan PM, Bro. Tom Wynkoop PM or email the Lodge Secretary at: secy0586@pagrandlodge.org

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COMMANDERY
YORK RITE COLLEGE

Fort Henry York Rite College 61, Annual Assembly, 1pm, May 11, 2013 at Scottish Rite Building, Wheeling. ACTIVITIES include conferral of Knight of York degree on one candidate and election/installation of officers.C.K. George D. Jackson, Preeminent Governor, asked that the announcement of the annual assembly May 9, 2013 at Fort Henry be amended as follows:.  Fort Henry York Rite College 61, Annual Assembly, 1pm, May 11, 2013 at Scottish Rite Building, Wheeling.  ACTIVITIES include conferral of Knight of York degree on one candidate and election/installation of officers and – there will be a cold cut platter at noon – cost $5 per member. The Governor would appreciate your reservation to ensure enough food is available for C.K. Don Showalter to prepare the table. You can place a reservation through the Secretary. No activity is planned for ladies. Proper attire is tux, if available, or dark business suit.

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