Masonic News – October 16, 2011

Masonic News
October 16, 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.

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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.

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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

WESTON LODGE NO. 10, WESTON, WV WILL BE CONFERRING A MASTER MASON’S DEGREE ON ONE CANDIDATE, MONDAY, OCTOBER 17TH. LODGE STARTS AT 7:30 PM.
ALL MASTER MASONS ARE INVITED TO ATTEND. IT WILL BE NICE TO HAVE SOME HELP?
REFRESHMENT TO FOLLOW DEGREE WORK.  ARCHIE E. BENNETT, PM, SECRETARY
GPS LATITUDE 39.04068334  LONGITUDE 80.46483336

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Thursday, 10/20, 7:30pm, Late Lodge 63, Bridgeport, will confer the Entered Apprentice Degree on a young man moving from the ranks of DeMolay to AF&AM Mason. The young man is a former WV State Master Councilor, and is currently a DeMolay International officer.
GPS LATITUDE 39.29548334  LONGITUDE 80.24258336

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There will be a special communication of Friendship Lodge #56 at West Union on Saturday October 22, 2011, there will be work in the MM Degree. A Chili and Potato Soup dinner will be at 6:00 PM and lodge will start at 7:00 PM. All master masons are urged to attend and enjoy the work and fellowship.
GPS LATITUDE 39.2949  LONGITUDE 80.77458336

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Washington Lodge #58 St. Albans will be holding a special communication on Tuesday evening October 27th for the purpose of passing Br. Darren John Mikos into the second degree. Refreshments will be served at 6PM and Lodge will begin promptly at 7PM. Tom Steele W.M.
GPS LATITUDE 38.38642963  LONGITUDE 81.83649162

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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:

Following is the travel schedule for Right Eminent Grand Commander Edward E. Ball.

Oct. 22, Grand Officers’ meeting  Charleston

Oct. 28-29, Grand Commandery of Maryland

Fraternally, Ed Ball, Grand Commander

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INSPECTIONS:
October 22 – Charleston – POSTPONED

October 29 – Parkersburg – open @1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited

November 5 – Clarksburg – open @1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited

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

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CHAPTER NEWS

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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).

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HUNTINGTON
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

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DEMOLAY
As of right now, several WV DeMolays will be headed to Kentucky to attend KY DeMolay’s Fall Conclave on the weekend of Oct. 15th.

October: 29 – Clarksburg Chapter will hold an initiation in the afternoon (time is TBA), at the Clarksburg Masonic Lodge

29 – 7pm – 10pm, WV DeMolay (with Rainbow) is holding a Halloween Costume Dance at the Clarksburg Masonic Lodge

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