Masonic News – November 13, 2011

Masonic News
November 13, 2011
M. W. Charles A. Louk.
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 we are about to start a new Grand Lodge year. We are therefore bringing to your attention the Penny A Day program. We continue putting emphasis on the Masonic Home Memorial Fund. Now is a good time to resolve to support the one recognized Grand Lodge Charity by putting our loose change in the containers placed in our lodges for donations to this program. Your Secretaries will be making their annual reports and will include your donations in the report to the Grand Lodge. We also urge each of you whether you are able to attend Lodge or not to support this Program by including a donation on your dues card. IT IS TRULY FOR A MOST WORTHY CAUSE! 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

SCHEDULED SCHOOLS OF INSTRUCTION, 1PM
Officers, Coaches, and all interested Master Masons are invited to attend.
12/04 MORGANTOWN
12/11 MASON
01/29 VIENNA
02/12 BARBOURSVILLE & ST MARYS
02/19 BELINGTON
02/26 ROWLESBURG
03/04 MARLINTON & SHINNSTON
03/11 KINGWOOD
03/18 COAL CITY
03/25 HEDGESVILLE & WEIRTON
04/01 ROCK CAVE & RIPLEY
04/15 DUNBAR & THOMAS
04/22 CRUM & WHEELING
05/06 CLARKSBURG & WHITESVILLE

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Putnam Lodge in Hurricane will have its regular practice Monday Nov. 14 at 6:30 PM Tuesday November will be a Stated Session of Putnam Lodge #139 lodge will open at 7:30 PM There will be a return on the 2nd degree by Brother Sowards, and if favorable he will be raised to the sublime degree of Master Mason.

Brethren, Bro. Denville is fixing a Thanksgiving dinner for Tuesdays meeting with all the trimmings. Those of you that have not been to lodge for awhile, make a special atempt to come out for this meeting and dinner. We are expecting to have some visitor coming up to try and retrive the district 5 traveling gavel Dinner will start at 6:30 PM

What more could a Mason look for than, a great meal, visiting brethren and a Third Degree. Food Fun & Fellowship  GPS  LATITUDE 38.43069773  LONGITUDE 82.01864235

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South Charleston needs help raising a brother to the sublime degree of Master Mason. Wednesday November 16th, 2011 at 7:00 PM  Dinner before the meeting at 6 PM.  Lodge is located on 7th Avenue in So Chas behind Joe Holland and next to Gorby Music..  GPS LATITUDE 38.36783647  LONGITUDE 81.69808006

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Dunbar Lodge 159 AF&AM, Stated Communication Thursday November 17, 2011, Dinner 6 PM Bob is fixin Pinto Beans and cornbread.  Practice 7 PM.  Meeting 7:30 PM One 50 yr member to nominate for award and one petition to ballot on..  We have two new Entered Apprentices. Joshua Stowers and Daniel Given. Douglas Cooksey
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Middlebourne Lodge No.34 AF&AM will have a Master Masons Degree Dec 3. Dinner be at 6 PM with the degree work to follow. Every Master Mason in the area is more then welcomed to come and if need be help in the degree work. So come one come all! Fraternally , George Birklein WM Middlebourne Lodge No. 34

GPS LATITUDE 39.49281668 LONGITUDE 80.90328335

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Brethren ,
You are all invited to join us for the 15th Masonic District mini school on the First Degree to be held at: Malta Lodge # 80 at 110 South George Street in Charles Town, WV. This will be held on Wednesday, November 30th at 7:00 p.m., with light refreshments to follow.  We encourage everyone to attend this school and the meetings are informal and very helpful to the craft. It is a great opportunity to brush up or to learn parts you are working on. We hope to see you there .
GPS  LATITUDE 39.28851667  LONGITUDE 77.85975003
Fraternally , Wor. Bruce S . Carroll D.G.L.
Wor. Randy L . Perrell D.G.L.
Wor. Lewis R. Youngblood D.G.L.

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Mount Nebo Lodge #91 in Shepherdstown will be conferring 2 Master Mason degrees on Monday, November 21st at 7:30 pm. A dinner of beef stew and cornbread will be available in the Lodge dining room starting at 6 pm. All who are able are encouraged to attend to share in the work and fellowship as some Brethren will be away that week for hunting season

Mount Nebo Lodge #91 in Shepherdstown will celebrate the Bicentennial of Mount Nebo Lodge in a Special Communication on Saturday, December 10th at 10 am with a fine Noon meal served following the event.

The George Washington / Lafayette Masonic Apron that Mount Nebo Lodge owns will be returning from Mount Vernon for the celebration. During the meeting, a lecture will be given by Historian Brother Mark Tabbert of the George Washington Masonic National Memorial in Alexandria, VA. After the closing of the Lodge, a presentation will be made to the assembled Brethren by Laura Simo, Associate Curator from Mount Vernon. Parking is available in the Shepherd University parking lot, one block behind the Lodge at the corner of Princess and High Streets. A fine Noon meal of Pork Tenderloin will immediately follow for all Master Masons, prepared by the Eastern Star. Please RSVP with how many from your Lodge will be attending on Saturday to WM George Alwin by email to 25443@comcast.net.

The Lodge will be open to the Public on Sunday, December 11th (the day of the Bicentennial) from Noon to 3pm, with a 1pm “Public Unveiling” of the George Washington / Lafayette Masonic Apron at 1pm, followed again by presentations from Mount Vernon and the George Washington Masonic National Memorial. The Lodge website is www.lodge91.org for more details.

GPS  LATITUDE 39.4306  LONGITUDE 77.80483336

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PENNSYLVANIA
WASHINGTON, PA. OCTOBER 2011
A Meeting of Washington Lodge No. 164, Free and Accepted Masons will be held at the Masonic Temple, 44 W. Wheeling St., Washington PA 15301
EXTRAMEETING – Monday,November 14,2011at 7:00PM
THE FELLOWCRAFf DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED, ALSO THE ENTERED APPRENTICE MASON DEGREE

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Degree Work.  An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Masontown, PA Free and Accepted Masons, will be held on November 15, 2011 at 7:00pm   Three Candidates Fellowcraft Masons Degree:

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CHARTIERS 297, CANONSBURG, PA
Monday, Nov 21, 7pm, Confer the Fellow Craft Masons Degree on two candidates, and the Entered Apprentice Masons Degree on 3 candidates.
AND
Monday, Nov 28, confer the Master Masons Degree on three candidates.

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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:
INSPECTIONS:

December 3 – Division 5 @ Grafton – – open @1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited

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CHAPTER NEWS

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

FORT HENRY YORK RITE COLLEGE 61, WHEELING, WV

Fort Henry York Rite College 61 will conduct the Quarterly Assembly Saturday, February 9, 2013, at 1pm in the Masonic Building, Wheeling. No degree work is planned. Agenda will include voting on by-laws change(s).

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HUNTINGTON
Charles W. Wise # 137 York Rite College will conduct an assembly on Saturary, Nov. 19 with a light lunch at 12 noon in the Masonic temple at 107 Hale Street, Charleston, WV.
A regular business meeting will be conducted starting at 1 pm. No degree work is planned.
From Harry R. Delaney, II Secretary

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DEMOLAY
MASONIC BROTHERS – ARE YOU AWARE THERE ARE SEVERAL ACTIVE DEMOLAY CHAPTERS IN WEST VIRGINIA? AND GUESS WHAT, THE YOUNG MEN AND THEIR ADVISORS ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR MASONIC MEN TO ASSIST WITH THE CHAPTERS. NO MONEY, JUST A LITTLE BIT OF TIME. THESE YOUNG MEN ARE THE CREAM OF THE CROP, AND SOME DAY MAY BECOME YOUR BROTHER. IF YOU ARE CURIOUS ABOUT HELPING AN EXISTING CHAPTER, OR STARTING A NEW ONE, CONTACT BRO. DOUG SAPPINGTON dsappington52@gmail.com OR RUSSELL GILLESPIE (STATE MASTER COUNSELOR) http://www.wvdemolay.com/
Capitol (-3)………………..5
Clarksburg (-2) …………. 4
Moundsville (-8) ……….. 3
Patriotism (0) …………….0
Parkersburg (-6) ……….. 0
TOTAL (-26).. ……………. 8
November: 12 – State Initiation, Time and Place TBA
All of these dates, times, and places are on our website too; I try my best to keep them updated, but I will email you of any changes. http://www.wvdemolay.com/

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Brothers of Loudoun County and nearby,

We could REALLY use your help this year. We’re hoping we didn’t bite off more than we can chew!

Ashburn-Sterling Lodge is providing a Thanksgiving dinner (the Saturday before Thanksgiving) at the Loudoun Homeless Shelter, where they have several buildings with anywhere from 80 to 100 occupants. In their main building, they have two dining room areas as well as two kitchens that we have available to us to use during the dinner.

ALSO, the Good Shepherd Alliance is bringing over their families in need too.

We need food – turkeys, side-dishes, desserts. We also need cooks, servers and entertainers for the children. Clowns needed!

Where: Loudoun Homeless Shelter (Volunteers of America)
19520 Meadowview Ct, Leesburg, VA 20175
Date: Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011
Time: 4:00pm

*Dinner will actually be served at about 4:30 or 5:00.

If you can help, please reply to this email.

We will also be collecting other supplies for the homeless shelter (see list below).

Supplies Wish List ITEMS IN BLUE = URGENT NEEDS

Dish soap
Liquid hand soap — Please no Refill Bottles
Coffee
Pots and Pans
Bottles and/or boxes of juice
Canned Fruit – 14 to 20 oz. cans
Non-perishable boxed complete dinners
Foil
Plastic wrap
Gallon, sandwich plastic bags
Bleach
Large black 30 gallon trash bags
White kitchen 13 gal. trash bags
Shower body wash

Cleaning Items:
Wood floor cleaners
Pledge
Windex
Pinesol and multi-purpose cleaners
Mops
Buckets
Laundry soap

Babies:
We have plenty of size 1 and 2
Diapers, sizes 4, 5, 6
Pull Ups, sizes 3, 4, 5

Paper Products:
Paper towels
Toilet paper
Tissues

Household Items:
Twin and double size sheet sets
Blanket and Comforters
New pillows and pillow cases (no used pillows)
9 volt batteries (for smoke detectors)
All size batteries

Gift cards:
Giant cards
Wal-Mart or Target cards
Home Depot or Lowes -for Shelter repairs
Gas cards – very important to get the homeless back to work

Host Lodge for Event:
Ashburn-Sterling Lodge #288
www.ashburnsterling288.org

charlesmaranto@yahoo.com

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