November 6, 2011
M. W. Charles A. Louk.
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 we are about to start a new Grand Lodge year. We are therefore bringing to your attention the Penny A Day program. We continue putting emphasis on the Masonic Home Memorial Fund. Now is a good time to resolve to support the one recognized Grand Lodge Charity by putting our loose change in the containers placed in our lodges for donations to this program. Your Secretaries will be making their annual reports and will include your donations in the report to the Grand Lodge. We also urge each of you whether you are able to attend Lodge or not to support this Program by including a donation on your dues card. IT IS TRULY FOR A MOST WORTHY CAUSE! Thank you! 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. PHIL
SCHEDULED SCHOOLS OF INSTRUCTION, 1PM
Officers, Coaches, and all interested Master Masons are invited to attend.
02/12 BARBOURSVILLE & ST MARYS
03/04 MARLINTON & SHINNSTON
03/18 COAL CITY
03/25 HEDGESVILLE & WEIRTON
04/01 ROCK CAVE & RIPLEY
04/15 DUNBAR & THOMAS
04/22 CRUM & WHEELING
05/06 CLARKSBURG & WHITESVILLE
Cairo Lodge # 114 A.F.& A.M. will be presenting a 50 yr service award to Brother Clyde E. Eaton.
We will also be receiving a first degree return and conferring the Fellowcraft degree to Brother Charles Derick Rost at our next stated communication on the 7th day of November @ 7:30 pm at Cairo Masonic Temple. All Masons are welcome. Fraternally, Rodney Hammer Sec Pm.
GPS LATITUDE 39.20868334 LONGITUDE 81.15630001
WESTON LODGE NO. 10, WESTON, WV, WILL BE CONFERRING 2 ENTERED APPRENTICE DEGREES ON MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7TH. ALL MASTER MASONS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. BRING YOUR ENTERED APPRENTICES AND FELLOW CRAFTS AND ENJOY THE FELLOWSHIP WITH THE BROTHERHOOD. LODGE STARTS AT 7:30 P.M. ARCHIE E.BENNETT, PM SECRETARY
GPS LATITUDE 39.04068334 LONGITUDE 80.46483336
Kanawha Lodge No. 20 will be doing work on the second degree this Monday, 11/7. We will be examining Brother Robert Dodd on the Second Degree and passing Brother Robert Rosano. Please join us and, if you would like, help with the work. Dinner is at 6:15 pm and Lodge at 7:00 pm at the Charleston Temple.
Jim Pitrolo, WM
GPS LATITUDE 38.3486948 LONGITUDE 81.6351697
MORGANTOWN UNION 4, 11/9. 7PM, CONFER FELLOWCRAFT DEGREE ON ONE CANDIDATE,
GPS LATITUDE 39.65741854 LONGITUDE 79.96530275
Middlebourne Lodge No.34 AF&AM will have a Master Masons Degree Dec 3. Dinner be at 6 PM with the degree work to follow. Every Master Mason in the area is more then welcomed to come and if need be help in the degree work. So come one come all! Fraternally , George Birklein WM Middlebourne Lodge No. 34
GPS LATITUDE 39.49281668 LONGITUDE 80.90328335
WASHINGTON, PA. OCTOBER 2011
A Stated Meeting of Washington Lodge No. 164, Free and
Accepted Masons will be held at the Masonic Temple,
44 W. Wheeling St., Washington PA 15301 on
MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7,2011 at 7:30 PM
Dinner will be served at 6:00 PM
$10.00 PER MEMBER
RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER ARE REQUIRED.
TO CONFIRM RESERVATIONS PLEASE
CONTACT, BROTHER KENNETH C.
HACKNEY PM BEFORE
NOVEMBER 2nd AT, 724-222-4153
PAST MASTERS NIGHT
Also, Presentation of Lewis Jewell to
Brother Kenneth C. Hackney PM
EXTRAMEETING – Monday,November 14,2011at 7:00PM
THE FELLOWCRAFf DEGREE WILL BE
THE ENTERED APPRENTICE MASON DEGREE
An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459
Free and Accepted Masons, will be held on
November 8, 2011 at 7:00pm
Two Candidates Fellowcraft Masons Degree:
November 15, 2011 at 7:00pm
Three Candidates Fellowcraft Masons Degree:
ROYAL ARCH/COMMANDERY, YORK RITE COLLEGE & SCOTTISH RITE
ANO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE www.wvyorkrite.org
Grand Commandery NEWS:
November 12 – Weston – open @1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited. St. Johns Commandery #8 will be having practice every Sunday afternoon from 2pm to about 4pm until inspection time. If anyone would like to come out and practice before their inspection we would like to have them. We, like so many other commanderies are low on numbers and we would appreciate any help we can get. Thank you & God Bless; Pastor Dwayne Brown
December 3 – Division 5 @ Grafton – – open @1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited
YORK RITE COLLEGE
ALSO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE www.wvyorkrite.org
FORT HENRY YORK RITE COLLEGE 61, WHEELING, WV
Fort Henry York Rite College 61 will conduct the Quarterly Assembly Saturday, November 12, at 1pm in the Masonic Building, Wheeling. No degree work is planned. Agenda will include discussion of by-laws change(s).
Charles W. Wise # 137 York Rite College will conduct an assembly on Saturary, Nov. 19 with a light lunch at 12 noon in the Masonic temple at 107 Hale Street, Charleston, WV.
A regular business meeting will be conducted starting at 1 pm. No degree work is planned.
From Harry R. Delaney, II Secretary
MASONIC BROTHERS – ARE YOU AWARE THERE ARE SEVERAL ACTIVE DEMOLAY CHAPTERS IN WEST VIRGINIA? AND GUESS WHAT, THE YOUNG MEN AND THEIR ADVISORS ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR MASONIC MEN TO ASSIST WITH THE CHAPTERS. NO MONEY, JUST A LITTLE BIT OF TIME. THESE YOUNG MEN ARE THE CREAM OF THE CROP, AND SOME DAY MAY BECOME YOUR BROTHER. IF YOU ARE CURIOUS ABOUT HELPING AN EXISTING CHAPTER, OR STARTING A NEW ONE, CONTACT BRO. DOUG SAPPINGTON email@example.com OR RUSSELL GILLESPIE (STATE MASTER COUNSELOR) http://www.wvdemolay.com/
Clarksburg (-2) …………. 4
Moundsville (-8) ……….. 3
Patriotism (0) …………….0
Parkersburg (-6) ……….. 0
TOTAL (-26).. ……………. 8
November: 12 – State Initiation, Time and Place TBA
All of these dates, times, and places are on our website too; I try my best to keep them updated, but I will email you of any changes. http://www.wvdemolay.com/
Help! Thanksgiving Dinner for the Homeless
Brothers of Loudoun County and nearby,
We could REALLY use your help this year. We’re hoping we didn’t bite off more than we can chew!
Ashburn-Sterling Lodge is providing a Thanksgiving dinner (the Saturday before Thanksgiving) at the Loudoun Homeless Shelter, where they have several buildings with anywhere from 80 to 100 occupants. In their main building, they have two dining room areas as well as two kitchens that we have available to us to use during the dinner.
ALSO, the Good Shepherd Alliance is bringing over their families in need too.
We need food – turkeys, side-dishes, desserts. We also need cooks, servers and entertainers for the children. Clowns needed!
Where: Loudoun Homeless Shelter (Volunteers of America)
19520 Meadowview Ct, Leesburg, VA 20175
Date: Saturday, Nov. 19, 2011
*Dinner will actually be served at about 4:30 or 5:00.
If you can help, please reply to this email.
We will also be collecting other supplies for the homeless shelter (see list below).
Supplies Wish List ITEMS IN BLUE = URGENT NEEDS
Liquid hand soap — Please no Refill Bottles
Pots and Pans
Bottles and/or boxes of juice
Canned Fruit – 14 to 20 oz. cans
Non-perishable boxed complete dinners
Gallon, sandwich plastic bags
Large black 30 gallon trash bags
White kitchen 13 gal. trash bags
Shower body wash
Wood floor cleaners
Pinesol and multi-purpose cleaners
We have plenty of size 1 and 2
Diapers, sizes 4, 5, 6
Pull Ups, sizes 3, 4, 5
Twin and double size sheet sets
Blanket and Comforters
New pillows and pillow cases (no used pillows)
9 volt batteries (for smoke detectors)
All size batteries
Wal-Mart or Target cards
Home Depot or Lowes -for Shelter repairs
Gas cards – very important to get the homeless back to work
Host Lodge for Event:
Ashburn-Sterling Lodge #288
HAROLD E. “PHIL” PHILLIPS, JR., PM
Aurora 43, Newburg