M. W. Gearl G. Raynes
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
November 13, 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
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
WEST VIRGINIA SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION:
December 2 at Morgantown & Madison
December 9 at Mason
January 13 at Buckhannon
January 27 at Vienna
February 10 at Harrisville
February 17 at Rowlesburg
February 24 at Belington
March 3 at Shinnston
March 10 at Kingwood
March 17 at Weirton & Hurricane
April 7 at Lewisburg, Crum & Martinsburg
April 14 at Beverly & Beckley
April 21 at Wheeling & Linden
April 28 at Princeton
May 5 at Clarksburg
David Holt DGL
Clarksburg 155, confer Entered Apprentice degree on one candidate Tuesday, 7pm, 11/13.
Degree Work & Other Events WHEELING 5
November 15th – 1st Degree Turn In & 2nd Degree
December 15th – Christmas Party (RSVP NOW)
April 21st – Wheeling Lodge #5 School of Instruction
Joseph W. Summers, No. 173: Entered Apprentice’s degree, Wednesday, November 14, supper/lodge at 6/7.
Joseph W. Summers, No. 173: Fellowcraft’s return, Thursday, November 15, 7:30 (stated communication).
Joseph W. Summers, No. 173: Master Mason’s degree, Wednesday, November 21, supper/lodge at 6/7.
Joseph W. Summers, No. 173: Master Mason’s degree, Wednesday, November 28, supper/lodge at 6/7.
Tom Bell, WM
Clendenin Lodge 126, Clendenin, WV will raise Jeromy David Shafer to the sublime degree of Master Mason on November 17, 2012 dinner at 6:00 pm and Lodge at 7:00 pm. Gary Eugene Holstein Master.
Dunbar Lodge 159 will be 90 years old November 16th. We are going to celebrate at our Stated Communication on Thursday November 15th. Cake and Ice cream before lodge at 6:30 pm Lodge starts at 7:30, PM
Clarksburg 155, confer Fellow Craft degree on one candidate Tuesday, 7pm, 12/10.
Waynesburg 153, EXTRA, 11/19/12, 7pm, confer Master Mason Degree on one candidate.
Extra Meeting:An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Masontown, PA Free and Accepted Masons, will be held on November 14, 2012, at 7:00 P.M.to confer Entered Apprentice Masons Degree on two candidates and Fellowcraft Masons Degree on one candidate.
EXTRA MONDAY 11/19, 7pm, Chartiers Lodge 297 confer Master Mason degree on 3 candidates and Entered Apprentice Degree on one candidate.
A Stated Meeting of Claysville Lodge No. 447, Free and Accepted Mason’s, will be held in Masonic Hall, Main Street, Claysville, PA. on TUESDAY EVENING, November 20, 2012 at 7:30 o’clock PM Program Past Master Night If any Past Master that wants to participate in the first degree tonight, please call the Worshipful Master The Entered Apprentice Mason Degree will be conferred.
ROYAL ARCH/COMMANDERY, YORK RITE COLLEGE & SCOTTISH RITE
ANO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE www.wvyorkrite.org
2/9/13 CLARKSBURG #13, OPEN 1PM, LADIES INVITED, MEAL TO FOLLOW, INSPECTING OFFICER P BAKER
With the approval of our Inspecting Officer, Paul Baker, we have changed the date of our inspection, which was originally scheduled on Saturday, November 3, 2012, to Saturday, February 9, 2013.
George D. Jackson, Recorder, Clarksburg Commandery No. 13
1/6/13 DIVISION #5 (6, 11, 18) at Fairmont, details not yet available, Inspecting Officer
GRAND OFFICERS MEETING SCHEDULE
3/23/13 10AM Huntington, P Davis, VEDGC
5/16/13 Grand Conclave, G Dotson, REGC
YORK RITE COLLEGE
Fort Henry York Rite College 61, Quarterly, February 9, 2013 at Scottish Rite Building, Wheeling.
Upcoming Scottish Rite Reunions
Those Reunions that I know about are as follows:
Wheeling November 17
Please notify your readers that the Fall Reunion at the Wheeling Scottish Rite Cathedral has been rescheduled for November 17, 2012. Coffee & Donuts at 7:30 and Degree Work Starts at 8:30. Call 304.233.3747 for Reservations for Lunch.
Come one, come all MASONS! Free parking at Joseph W. Summers Lodge No. 173 for all W.V.U. home football games (leave your dues card on the dashboard)!
HAROLD E. “PHIL” PHILLIPS, JR., PM
Aurora 43, Newburg