Masonic News – November 27, 2010

Masonic News
November 27, 2010
M. W. Randy B Martin.
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: Congratulations and THANK YOU very much for your support of the Penny-A- Day program. To date you have contributed a total of $634,942.13. The largest year contribution was $95,156.34 and the smallest was $21,098.13. We hope and urge you to continue to support this program as it has been a true success thus far. PLEASE KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK as it can only succeed with your help through contributions with your dues payment and the change pennies and all that you put in the containers at your lodge.
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

WEST VIRGINIA AF&AM SCHOOLS OF INSTRUCTIONS:

12/05/10  Morgantown

12/12/10  Mason

01/16/11  Belington

01/23/11  Beckley &Weirton

01/30/11  Vienna

02/20/11  Rowlesburg

02/27/11  Hurricane

03/06/11  Shinnston & Lewisburg

03/13/11  Kingwood

04/03/11  Bridgeport & Cottageville

04/10/11  Shepherdstown

04/17/11  Crum

05/01/11  Clarksburg

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Parkersburg Lodge #169 will raise one (1) candidate to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason at a Special Communication on Wednesday, 1 December 2010. We will have something to eat at 6:00 P.M., with degree work to follow at 7:00 P.M. All interested Master Masons are invited, and urged to attend.
Fraternally,
Roger Linger, W.M.

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Mt Olivet Lodge #3 will have their annual Christmas Dinner at the W Va Masonic Home, Thursday, December 2, 2010, dinner at 6pm, with Lodge to open at 7.    We will have a Candidate / work in the Master Masons Degree. Please plan to attend as we will need all the help available. The Lodge Room is small – additional seating will be in the adjoining room. Please call other Brethren, as they may wish to attend.
Thanks
L B C Secy,
Mt Olivet Lodge #3

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DEFORD 88, Berkeley Springs WV

GPS Latitude 39.62646667 Longitude 78.226500001

SATURDAY DECEMBER 4 8:00 AM, BREAKFAST, DELIVERY OF

CHRISTMAS FLOWERS
Thursday December 9th Practice 7:00 PM
Thursday December 16th Practice 7:00 PM
FRIDAY DECEMBER 17 7:30 PM, Stated Communication, Light refreshments efore and after meeting

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Huntington Lodge #53 will receive DDGM Gene Endicott on 21 December at its stated meeting at 7:30 p.m.
GPS  LATITUDE 38.42263777 LONGITUDE 82.44053011

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Huntington Masonic Temple is having its annual Christmas Party on 12 December.  We will be getting together about 1:30 p.m. and begin eating about 2:00.  Families are invited, in fact encouraged, to attend.

A certain jolly red elf is expected. If you plan bring children under 10, please let us know the age and sex of the child.  You may call Larry Bolling or Butler Adkins. I will probably continue to send this message or a similar one through the 12th.
GPS  LATITUDE 38.42263777 LONGITUDE 82.44053011

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MARYLAND

Maryland Lodges are now allowed to Confer the EA Degree on multiple Candidates. James W. Bowers will be Conferring the EA Degree on three Candidates using this format on December 6, 2010 beginning at 7:00. If the Brothers have not seen this done and would like to observe it, come on over to James W. Bowers on December 6th.  Fraternally Yours Jesse M. Mills PM Secretary (WV Brethren can contact Bro. Ed Brown for more particulars).

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PENNSYLVANIA

Laurel Lodge No. 651 will be installing Lodge Officers, Monday, Dec. 6th, 2010

Fayette Lodge No. 228 will be installing Lodge Officers, Monday, Dec. 13th, 2010

WASHINGTON 164, PENNSYLVANIAEXTRA MEETING
Monday, December 13, 2010 at 7:00 PM, THE ENTERED APPRENTICE DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED UPON TWO CANDIDATES, AND THE FELLOWCRAFT DEGREE WILL BECONFERRED UPON
TWO CANDIDATES, AND THE MASTER MASONS DEGREE WILL BECONFERRED UPON ONE CANDIDATE.

EXTRA MEETING WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 15, 2010 AT 7:00 PM THE ENTERED APPRENTICE DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED UPON ONE CANDIDATE; THE FELLOWCRAFT DEGREE WILL BE
CONFERRED UPON TWO CANDIDATES

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MASONTOWN, PA

An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Free and Accepted Masons, will be held on December 7, 2010
at 7:00P.M., Degree Work: Master Mason’s Degree: on one candidate  Entered Apprentice Degree on one candidate:

An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, will be held on December 8, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. Master Mason’s
Degree:on two candidates

An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, will be held on December 21, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. Degree Work:
Master Mason’s 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 are scheduled as follows: – REVISED

Dec 4-Dowell #28, Ravenswood, 1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited.
IO P Baker
GPS Latitude 38.95316163 Longitude 81.76089104

Jan 15, 2011-Mountain State, New Martinsville, 1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited
IO A Leach
GPS Latitude 39.64176669 Longitude 80.86558335

DIVISION 5 @ MORGANTOWN

Jan 15, 1pm, Ladies invited, meal at noon.
Inspecting Officer Ron  Jones.
GPS Latitude 39.65741854 Longitude 79.96530275

LOGAN, 2/19/11, 8AM, WITH INSPECTION AT 1PM. At 8AM,Red Cross and Order of Malta
conferred   Ladies invited, lunch, & meal following degree provided.
GPS Latitude 39.32618334 Longitude 77.74298334
Inspecting Officer Richard Riddle

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GRAND OFFICERS MEETING
Mar 26, 2011 – Weirton, 10am
May 19 – Grand Conclave

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CHAPTER NEWS

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

Quarterly Assembly, 1pm, February 12, Scottish Rite Building, Wheeling, WV  FORT HENRY YORK RITE COLLEGE 61, WHEELING, WV                   GPS Latitude 40.0661167 Longitude 80.71851668 .  ,

March 26, 2011 – Golden Triangle York Rite College #32, Pittsburgh will welcome the Companion Knights from West Virginia Colleges Fort Henry YRC 61 (Wheeling), Charles W Wise 137 (Huntington), Martinsburg YRC 175 and Ohio Fort Steuben College 194 (Steubenville).  Golden Triangle 32 (PA) is the mother College of YRC 61, which in turn is the mother College of YRC 137 and YRC 194. This visit will be monumental because it will be the first visit in – perhaps – 30 years. Any College member wanting to attend should contact Preeminent Governor (#61) Charlie Witt or Secretary (#61) Harold Phillips

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DeMOLAY

2011

01/28-30    Winterfest, Canaan Valley

03/12         Tri-State Spring Degrees (TBA)

03/12         St Patricks Dance -(TBA)

04/16         WV DeMolay University, Clarksburg Masonic Temple

05/20         Baltimore Md Inner Harbor/Orieles Game

05/20-22     Battler of Lewisburg, Lewisburg WV

07/20         Conclave (TBA)

Michael Burge – State Master Counselor

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