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.
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.
Fraternally, 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.
WEST VIRGINIA AF&AM SCHOOLS OF INSTRUCTIONS:
01/23/11 Beckley &Weirton
03/06/11 Shinnston & Lewisburg
04/03/11 Bridgeport & Cottageville
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.
Roger Linger, W.M.
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.
L B C Secy,
Mt Olivet Lodge #3
DEFORD 88, Berkeley Springs WV
GPS Latitude 39.62646667 Longitude 78.226500001
SATURDAY DECEMBER 4 8:00 AM, BREAKFAST, DELIVERY OF
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
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
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
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).
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
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
ROYAL ARCH/COMMANDERY, YORK RITE COLLEGE & SCOTTISH RITE
ANO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE www.wvyorkrite.org
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
GRAND OFFICERS MEETING
Mar 26, 2011 – Weirton, 10am
May 19 – Grand Conclave
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
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
HAROLD E. “PHIL” PHILLIPS, JR., PM
Aurora 43, Newburg