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 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

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Kanawha Valley Lodge #36 We have work on Monday 26 November… One RETURN on the First….One RETURN on the Second and One INITIATION. Looks like a busy evening!!! We will eat at 6:15pm and Lodge will open at 7:30pm.. Spaghetti Dinner !!!! Please contact Kyle Chapman and Kenny Tucker and let them know what your bringing to the dinner!!!   Monday 11/26/12,

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Brothers, come and join the officers and members of Washington Lodge #58 in Saint Albans WV on Thursday November 29th 2012 as we Raise Brother John R. Adams to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason. Dinner will be served at 6pm (menu to be determined) and then lodge at 7pm.   Ron Dingess   JW Washington Lodge #58

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

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Joseph W. Summers, No. 173: Master Mason’s degree, Wednesday, November 28, supper/lodge at 6/7.
Thanks,  Tom Bell, WM

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St. Johns Lodge #24, Shinnston will be raising Bro. Justin Lee Scott to the sublime degree of master mason on Fri. November 30, 2012 Dinner at 6:00pm Lodge at 7:00pm.
All master masons are welcome to come and enjoy in the fellowship and the work. your help will be appreciated.  David Holt/sec.  St. Johns #24

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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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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
ANO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE www.wvyorkrite.org

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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 451 Wildrose Drive Hedgesville, WV 25427-3343

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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