M. W. Gearl G. Raynes
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
October 21, 2012
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 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
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
Morgantown Union #4, Monday, 10/22, 7:30pm, confer Master Mason Degree on one can didate.
Minerva Lodge 13 Barboursville, 3rd degree refreshments 7 lodge 7:30 PM
KV 36 Buffalo regular Stated Meeting lodge 7:30 Pm
Tues. Oct. 23, Fairmont # 9 will Raise one Brother to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason. Lodge will start at 6:30. All Master Masons are welcome. Come out and help with the work & enjoy the fellowship. Ted A. Shaffer W.M. Acacia # 157
Thursday October 25, 2012 Dunbar 159 Kevin Lee Givens Lodge 7 PM Refreshments follow
Tuesday October 30th at 7:00PM Charleston Lodge 153 will put on a Fellowcraft Degree
ROYAL ARCH/COMMANDERY, YORK RITE COLLEGE & SCOTTISH RITE
ANO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE www.wvyorkrite.org
10/27 DIVISION #8 (15, 19, 22) Mt Hope, Open 1PM, Ladies invited, Meal to follow. Inspecting Officer R Riddle
2/9/13 CLARKSBURG #13, OPEN 1PM, LADIES INVITED, MEAL TO FOLLOW, INSPECTING OFFICER P BAKER
With the approval of our Inspecting Officer, Paul Baker, we have changed the date of our inspection, which was originally scheduled on Saturday, November 3, 2012, to Saturday, February 9, 2013. George D. Jackson, Recorder, Clarksburg Commandery No. 13
11/3 PENNSBORO #20, Open 1pm, Ladies Invited, Meal to follow, Inspecting Officer D Witschey
11/10 ST JOHNS #8, Weston, Open 1pm, Ladies invited, Meal to follow, Inspecting Officer P Baker
11/10 KANAWHA #4, Charleston, details not yet available, Inspecting Officer R Jones
1/6/13 DIVISION #5 (6, 11, 18) at Fairmont, details not yet available, Inspecting Officer J Sluss
GRAND OFFICERS MEETING SCHEDULE
10/27 10am, Mount Hope, J Sluss. EGCG
3/23/13 10AM Huntington, P Davis, VEDGC
5/16/13 Grand Conclave, G Dotson, REGC
YORK RITE COLLEGE
Fort Henry York Rite College 61, Quarterly, November 10, 1pm, at Scottish Rite Building, Wheeling.
Upcoming Scottish Rite Reunions
Those Reunions that I know about are as follows:
Charleston October 27
Clarksburg October 27
Wheeling November 17
Please notify your readers that the Fall Reunion at the Wheeling Scottish Rite Cathedral has been rescheduled for November 17, 2012. Coffee & Donuts at 7:30 and Degree Work Starts at 8:30. Call 304.233.3747 for Reservations for Lunch.
Come one, come all MASONS! Free parking at Joseph W. Summers Lodge No. 173 for all W.V.U. home football games (leave your dues card on the dashboard)!
HAROLD E. “PHIL” PHILLIPS, JR., PM
Aurora 43, Newburg