Masonic News – November 26, 2012

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Gearl G. Raynes
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
November 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.

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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

SCHOOL OF INSTRUCTION:
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

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NOTICE !!! ACACIA LODGE NO 157 WILL BE HAVING THERE ANNUAL CHRISTMAS DINNER AND PARTY ON DECEMBER 8th BEGINNING WITH DINNER AT 6:00 PM.
SANTA WILL ARRIVE WITH LOTS OF TOYS. ALL MASONS AND THERE FAMILIES ARE WELCOME.  MEMBERS ARE ASKED TO BRING A DESSERT , VEGETABLE OR RELISH TRAY, OR YOU FAVORITE COVERED DISH, PLUS A CAN OR CANS OF FOOD TO HELP THE NEEDY. THE LODGE WILL FURNISH THE MEAT, POTATOES, ROLLS, AND GREEN BEANS, ALONG WITH THE DRINKS. SO COME ON OUT AND ENJOY AN EVENING OF GOOD FOOD AND FELLOWSHIP.
P. S.-CALL YOUR BROTHER MAKE SURE THEY ARE INFORMED

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Nitro Lodge No. 170 will have its business meeting on Tuesday, December 4, 2012 at 7:30 P.M. Initiation on the 1st Degree. Eat about 6:30 P.M. Come enjoy. J. Bruce, Secretary

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On Tuesday December the 4th at a stated meeting, Washington Lodge #58, St Albans will be initiating two candidates into the mysteries of Masonry. All Entered Apprentices and Master Masons are welcome. Come join us for an evening of good food, fellowship and Masonic work. Dinner will be served at 6:30 and lodge at 7:30. The menu will be chili with corn bread with cake and ice cream for desert.  Ron Dingess, J. W. Washington Lodge #58

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The following will be happening at Dunbar 159 in December.

December 6, Stated Communication dinner 6 PM Lodge 7:30 PM Craig Justin Alford return 1st degree if favorable a 2nd degree will follow

December 20th Stated Communication dinner 6 PM Lodge 7:30 PM Kevin Lee Given Return 2nd degree also ballot on petition

December 27th Stated Communication St. Johns night. Dinner 76 PM Menu not set yet. Meeting 7 PM Kevin Lee Given will be raised to sublime degree of Master Mason. And assistance appreciated.

January 3rd Stated Communication. Possible 1st Degree.

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Kanawha Valley #36 Members And to other Great Lodges of our State.

Contact Brother Rick Stover if you are bringing any food to the Special Communication 6 Dec 2012. Eat at 6pm and Lodge opens at 7pm To Pass Brother Downy to Fellow Craft.  Ryan Powers, Secretary

Ryan,
Steve Chapman wanted me to ask if you would send out an email for our special on 6, Dec. for work on the 2nd degree. We will be having vegetable soup (Rick), potato soup (Jason), chili (Steve), and sandwiches (Kenny). We need desserts. We already have drinks. Eat at 6:00 lodge at 7:00

Degree Work & Other Events WHEELING 5
December 15th – Christmas Party (RSVP NOW)
April 21st – Wheeling Lodge #5 School of Instruction

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Clarksburg Lodge # 155, and Hermon Lodge # 6 will be having dinner at Twin Oaks on December 8th. at 7 O’clock pm. This dinner will be dutch treat, So all who wishes to have fellowship with other Masons & thier families are all welcome to join us. Brethern, fellowship & social communications are so vital to all God’s fellow creatures being able to support each other. Come all; It will be a great evening!

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Clarksburg 155, confer Fellow Craft degree on one candidate Tuesday, 7pm, 12/10.

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Morgantown Union Lodge #93 was chartered by the Commonwealth of Virginia on December 15, 1812, and became Morgantown Union Lodge #4 when West Virginia assumed jurisdiction in 1865.
We will celebrate our bicentennial on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at the Memorial Masonic Temple in Morgantown
We will have a reception at 11 AM, complete with a light jazz band, finger foods and fellowship.
A Master Mason’s Lodge will open at 12 Noon, and a roast beef dinner to follow at 2 PM.
All area Freemasons are invited to join in the celebration, but of course only Master Masons may attend Lodge.
We look forward to seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Please visit http://morgantownunion.com/index.html or e-mail trestleboard4@frontier.com for more information

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PENNSYLVANIA

Extra Meeting An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Free and Accepted Masons, Masontown, will be held on December 12, 2012, at 7:00 P.M. Fellowcraft Masons Degree on 3 candidates.

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Extra Meeting: An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Free and Accepted Masons, will be held on December 19, 2012, at 7:00 P.M. confer ENTERED APPRENTICE MASONS DEGREE on one candidate and Fellowcraft Masons Degree on three candidates.

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ROYAL ARCH/COMMANDERY, YORK RITE COLLEGE & SCOTTISH RITE
AND SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE www.wvyorkrite.org

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CHAPTER

Please let everyone know that Most Excellent Ira Jerry Earls has set work in all six degrees for Huntington Chapter No. 6, R.A.M. on SATURDAY, JANUARY 19, 2013 beginning at 8:00 a.m. Lunch will be served at approximately noon and we should complete the work by around 3:00 p.m. Any assistance will be welcomed, although our own members will be taking a larger part than in the past. We will also be glad to perform courtesy work upon written request.
For anyone that has not visited our chapter previously, the work will take place in the Lodge Room, Sixth Floor, Huntington Masonic Temple, 1104 Third Avenue in Huntington. We do have elevator service.
John G. (Rick) Elam, PHP
Secretary (Pro Tem)

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COMMANDERY

COMMANDERY INSPECTIONS:

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

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1/6/13 DIVISION #5 (6, 11, 18) at Fairmont, details not yet available, Inspecting Officer J Sluss

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GRAND OFFICERS MEETING SCHEDULE
3/23/13 10AM Huntington, P Davis, VEDGC
5/16/13 Grand Conclave, G Dotson, REGC

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YORK RITE COLLEGE
Fort Henry York Rite College 61, Quarterly, February 9, 2013 at Scottish Rite Building, Wheeling.

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The Shenandoah Forest No. 150, Tall Cedars Christmas Dinner and Installation of 2013 Officers will be held on Thursday, December 13th. Social 6:00, dinner at 6:30 PM. It will held at the TUSCARORA RURITAN HALL, 8316 TUSCARORA Drive, Martinsburg, WV , which is located about 1 ½ miles from Interstate 81. From the North take Exit 13, turn right –from the South take Exit 13, turn left. The Ruritan Hall is located behind the Tuscarora Church Hall (which is past the Tuscarora Presbyterian Church, and about ¼ mile further down Tuscarora Pike) The Ruritan Hall is reached by the driveway on the left beside the church hall and extends down to the building which will be well lit for the occasion. If you know of anyone else who plans to attend please remind them the cutoff date for members to respond to attend the dinner is December 1st. The cost is $25.00 per person, with a $25.00 refund for Forest 150 members. If any further information is needed please feel free to contact me. Fraternally, Edward D. Brown-Scribe

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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)!

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