Masonic News – November 4, 2013

Masonic News
November 4, 2013

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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SCHOOLS OF INSTRUCTION, BEGIN AT 1PM
12/01    MORGANTOWN
12/08    MASON
01/12    BUCKHANNON
01/19    LEWISBURG
01/26    VIENNA
02/09    PENNSBORO & BARBOURSVILE
02/16    ROWLESBURG
02/23    BELINGTON
03/02    SHINNSTON
03/09    KINGWOOD & RED JACKET
03/16    DUNBAR
03/23    WHEELING
03/30    NEW CUMBERLAND & ROCK CAVE
04/06    CRUM
04/13    COAL CITY
04/27    PARSONS
05/04    CLARKSBURG & SOUTH CHARLESTON
05/10    CEREDO

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Joseph W. Summers Lodge No. 173 in Morgantown will examine Entered Apprentice Anthony James Benedetto, III on the night of its stated communication of November 7, 2013.
A Fellowcraft’s degree may be conferred that same  evening. A dinner will be served if enough RSVPs are received by brother Bell.  Stay tuned for further notice.
Thomas M. Bell, III, PM/Secretary

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Morgantown Union Lodge #4 will initiate (2) candidates into the Mysteries of Freemasonry Wednesday, November 13, 2013 @  7:00 PM. Memorial Masonic Temple, Windsor & Burroughs Sts., Morgantown. All Masons, Entered Apprentices, Fellowcrafts, and Master Masons are invited and encouraged to attend.

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Tuesday 11/5/13:

Nitro 170 Nitro return on 3rd degree catechism, eat 6:30 lodge 7:30 PM

Putnam Lodge 139 Hurricane, 2nd degree initiation eat 6:30 lodge 7:30 PM

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The friends and family of Louie and Emma Elliott cordially invite you to a memorial dinner in their honor. It will be held at the Lions Club/Woman’s Club Building in Harrisville on Saturday November 16th, 2013. The event is planned so we can exchange fond memories and stories of  two very special people who touched many lives and communities in and around Ritchie and surrounding counties. The event will start at 3:00 PM   with dinner at approximately 4:30 PM.  Anyone who would like to share pictures or stories of the Elliott’s will be given the time or space to do so.  Please take this opportunity to fellowship and enjoy a time of remembering our special friends. Several people in the area are organizing this event and  the dinner will consist of baked steak, ham, scalloped potatoes, sweet peas, Rolls, apple crisp and drinks. Everyone is welcomed and there is no charge, we are asking for donations only. Please mark this date on your calendar and we hope to see you there.
Brett A Starr

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PENNSYLVANIA

Masonic Temple,  25 North Main Street
Masontown, Pennsylvania  15461
724-583-7102
An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Free  and Accepted Masons, will be held on Thursday November 14, 2013 at 7:00  P.M.
FELLOWCRAFT MASONS DEGREE
ON ONE CANDIDATE  AND
ENTERED  APPRENTICE MASONS DEGREE
ON TWO  CANDIDATES

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An extra meeting of Valley  Lodge No. 459, Masontown, PA Free and Accepted
Masons, will be held on Thursday  November 21, 2013 at 7:00 P.M.
FELLOWCRAFT MASONS DEGREE
on one  candidate
ENTERED APPRENTICE MASONS DEGREE
on one  candidate

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Extra meeting, 11/11/13, 7pm, Waynesburg 153, PA, to confer Entered Apprentice degree on one candidate  and Fellowcraft degree on one candidate.

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Once again, Joseph W. Summers Lodge No. 173 in Morgantown will be offering FREE PARKING during WVU home football games. YOU MUST DISPLAY A CURRENT DUES CARD ON THE DASH OF YOUR CAR TO KEEP IT FROM BEING TOWED. Also, we will try to have the lodge facilities open with food and drink, certainly bathrooms. Should any lodge wish to use our facilities to sponsor a tailgate, please contact us through the usual means and we will make arrangements. This opportunity also applies to visitors from other Grand Jurisdictions.

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SCOTTISH RITE

Thursday, November 7th, Valley of Martinsburg, at 7:30 P.M. Dinner will be served at 6:30 P.M. at a cost of $12.00 per person. The dinner and presentation on the Feast of Tishri following the meeting are open to guests.  Please – anyone who plans to be at the dinner needs to call Linda so she has a count for the meal. Scottish Rite members curious about AASR activities can view their calendar at www.scottishritewv.org

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I regret to announce that the Chapter Degree work scheduled for this Saturday 12 October at Parkersburg has been postponed until 16 November. Could you please pass this along to the Companions. Thanks
Greg Dotson

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Commandery Division #5 will not be having their inspection on October 12. It has been re-scheduled for January 11, 2014. Details to follow.

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Morgantown Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, is sponsoring parking near the WVU stadium for WVU home football games. Located at 1000 Stewartstown Road Scottish Rite Building) off Rt 705, near the football stadium.  Cost $20 per car. Proceeds benefit Chapter 35, OES.

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Wednesday, November 6th – Eastern Panhandle Shrine Club Meeting to be held at Hoss’s Steak House, Edwin Miller Blvd., Martinsburg, WV. on Wednesday November 6th Dinner at 6:00 PM , meeting to follow. Christmas party plans to be finalized.

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Harold E Phillips Jr
PM, Aurora 43, Newburg, WV