Masonic News – November 8, 2010

Masonic News
November 8, 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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We encourage you to contact any member of the web site committee for assistance. Those members are: Butler Adkins, Gearl Raynes, Greg Wentzel and Harold Phillips.

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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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Putnam Lodge #139 in Hurricane, will have a 3rd degree on Monday night November 8th at 7:30 PM to raise Brother Paul A. Mattox Jr. to the sublime degree of Master Mason. As always help is needed to put on this degree and all Master Masons are welcome to join us in Fun, Food & Fellowship.
Prior to Lodge we will eat at 6:30 PM.
Any questions call or e-mail me.
Jim
GPS LATITUDE 38.43069773  LONGITUDE 82.01864235

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Dunbar lodge 159 will be conferring the 1st degree on Tuesday November 9, 2010 at 7:00 PM  GPS LATITUDE 38.35878879 LONGITUDE 81.74344561

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Clarksburg Lodge # 155 AF&AM will confer the Master Masons Degree on one candidate on Tuesday, November 9, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. Come out and enjoy the fellowship. All Master Masons welcome.  Refreshments after Lodge.
D.R. Davis PM
GPS LATITUDE 39.28078334  LONGITUDE 80.34128336

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We (Kanawha 20) will raise Joseph Wayne Kellam to the sublime degree of Master Mason on Tuesday November 16, 2010 at 7:00 PM.
GPS LATITUDE 38.3486948  LONGITUDE 81.6351697

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Brethren,  At the next stated communication on Nov. 15th Kanawha #20 will be balloting on and, if the ballot is clear, initiating him.  Bro. Gary Gilkeson is going to give the lecture  I want to be sure all of the officers will be there to do the work. Remember that we eat at 6:15 p.m. and lodge opens at 7:00 p.m. Thank you,
Jim Pitrolo, Master
GPS LATITUDE 38.3486948  LONGITUDE 81.6351697

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ACACIA 157, FAIRMONT
You are cordially invited to attend Acacia Lodge No. 157 Past Masters Night and Ninetieth Anniversary on Thursday November 11, 2010, for an evening of good fellowship.  The evening will start at 6:00 PM, with Dinner at the Gateway United Methodist Church at 301 Diamond Street, Fairmont, West Virginia.  Ladies are invited to the dinner. There is no charge for the dinner, but an RSVP is appreciated.  Lodge will follow at the Masonic Temple at 7:30 PM. Fraternally,Larry T. Bates, PM-Secretary Phone: 304-624-4106  You can also contact myself, Daniel M. Baily PM WM 304-376-0401  The Ladies will be hosted by my wife, Kathleen M. Baily, during the meeting time at the church for a “Coffee Social”.  She is going to give a talk on ladies Civil War dress, and there will be refreshments as well.  Please all those interested in attending let us know as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly.
GPS   LATITUDE 39.48608334  LONGITUDE 80.10735003

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PENNSYLVANIA

WASHINGTON, PA. October 2010
EXTRA MEETING Monday November 8, 2010 AT 7:00 PM, THE EENTERED APPRENTICE DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED and THE FELLOWCRAFT DEGREE WILL BE CONFERED
EXTRAMEETING WEDNESDAY,November 17, 2010 AT 7:00 PM
THE ENTERED A PPRENTICE DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED

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CLAYSVILLE 447, PENNSYLVANIA

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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
Nov 13-Pennsboro #20, 1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited –
IO P Baker
GPS  Latitude 39.28433335  Longitude 80.96941668
Nov 13-St. Johns #8, Weston, 1pm, light lunch at noon and meal to follow, ladies invited
IO A Leach
GPS  Latitude 39.04068334  Longitude 80.46483336
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
MEHP H.L. Bailey, of Huntington Chapter 6, has a one-day Royal Arch Festival planned for Saturday, November 20th, beginning at 9:00 a.m.  Continental breakfast and lunch around noon.  Positions are still available in most of the degrees (large and small).  Hurry and get your name on the list by calling H.L. Bailey at 304.417.0030 or 304.429.5278.  He will be glad to hear from you and you can pick your position(s).
Rick Elam, PHP

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

Quarterly Assembly, 1pm, November 13, Scottish Rite Building, Wheeling, WV  FORT HENRY YORK RITE COLLEGE 61, WHEELING, WV GPS Latitude 40.0661167 Longitude 80.71851668

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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