Masonic News – October 2, 2011

Masonic News
October 2, 2011
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 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

Brethren,  On Monday October 3rd Kanawha Lodge No. 20 will be honoring our Past Master, Brother Lewis Prather as he receives his 50 year pin. A reception on the first floor of the Masonic Temple is planned for 5:30 with a special dinner to follow at 6:15 with Lodge at 7:00 pm. The Temple is located on the corner of Virginia and Hale Streets in Charleston. Please enter on Virginia Street for the reception. Plan to join us and RSVP to Jim Pitrolo, PM at jlpj@suddenlink.net so we will know how much food to prepare.

Jim Pitrolo, WM

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THE FOLLOWING WAS RECEIVED FROM BRO. DAN BAILEY, ACACIA 157.  I HAVE REQUESTED GRAND LODGE INFO, BUT DID NOT GET A RESPONSE FROM THE GRAND MASTER OR GRAND SECRETARY.  PHIL

Next Tuesday, October 4th a special communication of Fairmont lodge number 9 to confer 2nd & 3rd degrees.

October 10th &11th is Grand Lodge. In Clarksburg WV.

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Washington Lodge #58 St. Albans will be holding a special communications 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.

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Mt Olivet Lodge #3, Parkersburg, will hold a Special Communication for work and instruction in the Entered Apprentice Degree (3) Saturday, October 8, 2011, Breakfast at 8am with Lodge to open at 9am.
The Stated Communication for Monday, October 10, 2011 has been moved to Thursday, October 13, 2011, 7 30pm. This is due to the Grand Lodge session of October 10, 11, 2011.
Thanks L B C Brethren,

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Mt Olivet Lodge #3, Parkersburg, will hold a Special Communication for work and instruction in the Entered Apprentice Degree (3) Saturday, October 8, 2011, Breakfast at 8am with Lodge to open at 9am.
The Stated Communication for Monday, October 10, 2011 has been moved to Thursday, October 13, 2011, 7 30pm. This is due to the Grand Lodge session of October 10, 11, 2011.
Thanks L B C Brethren,

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PENNSYLVANIA

MASONTOWN, PA

Degree Work
An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Free and Accepted Masons, will be held on October 11th, 2011 at 7:00pm Entered Apprentice Degree:

An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Free and Accepted Masons, will be held October 18th, 2011 at 7:00pm Entered Apprentice Degree:

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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. 6, WV Order of the Eastern Star Grand Session, Charleston

Oct. 7 – 8, Grand Commandery of Ohio Annual Conclave, Columbus

Oct. 14-15, Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of WV, Clarksburg

Oct. 22, Grand Officers’ meeting and Div. 7 Joint Inspection, Charleston

Oct. 28-29, Grand Commandery of Maryland

Fraternally, Ed Ball, Grand Commander

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INSPECTIONS:
October 22 – Charleston – 1pm, meal @ noon, ladies invited.. Grand Officers meeting, 10am.

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

December 3 – Division 5 @ Grafton – – open @1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited

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CHAPTER NEWS

Sir Kights:
Our Commander, Sir Knight Frank Powell, announced that Kanawha Commandey No. 4 K.T. will hold it’s annual inspection on October 22. We will probably be conferring the Red Cross and Malta Degrees in short form on Saturday morning starting at about 9:00 AM. Lunch will be served at noon and the Commandery will open for the inspection at 1:00 PM. We expect that we should be complete by 4:00 PM. We will need all the help we can get. The Inspecting Officer will be Sir Knight Paul Davis from Huntington Commandery No. 9.
Don Peterson

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