Masonic News – October 24, 2010

Masonic News
October 24. 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, or 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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And last, but certainly not least, take time to read “Around The Temple” posted by Wor. Butler Adkins. He keeps everyone up to date on happenings, especially in the southern part of WV. He’s from Huntington, on the banks of the Ohio, and home of the Marshall Thundering Herd.

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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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Please welcome Bro. John Brown from the eastern panhandle to the NEWS group. Also, WV State Master Counselor Michael Burge, WV DeMolay

WEST  VIRGINIA
WEST VIRGINIA AF&AM SCHOOLS OF INSTRUCTIONS:

10/24/10: Hamlin & Newburg
11/07/10  Fairmont & Madison
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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Wellsburg Lodge #2 will be having it’s annual Fish and Oyster night November 1st, 2010 at 6:00PM and our meeting at 7:30PM. Distinguished guests include Right Worshipful Thomas K. Sturgeon,  Grand Master of Masons in Pennsylvania and Most Worshipful Randy B. Martin, Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia and they will help us view our 1799 Charter of Pennsylvania, linking Wellsburg Lodge #2 to Pennsylvania.
Please call by October 28th Brother Bob Parrish (304 527-0342) if you plan to attend as we want to make sure we have enough fish for all to enjoy.        Hope to see you.
WDMushet, WM

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Putnam Lodge #139 will have a first degree on Monday night  October 25, at 7:30 PM to   Brother Kevin Grant will be Master Pro Tem as I will be unable to attend this meeting. Come out and welcome this new Brother to be in Masonry and to support Brother Grant and the offices of Putnam Lodge.
Prior to Lodge dinner will be served at 6:30 PM Any questions or comments call or e-mail me.
Jim

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ACACIA 157, FAIRMONT
Thursday, November 11, 90th Anniversary & Past Masters Night/  More details to follow.
GPS   LATITUDE 39.48608334  LONGITUDE 80.10735003

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PENNSYLVANIA

WASHINGTON, PA. October 2010
A Stated Meeting of Washington Lodge No. 164,  Free and Accepted Masons will be held at the  Masonic Temple, 44 W. Wheeling St. Washingt’on  PA 15301 on  MONDAY, November 1, 2010 AT 7:30 PM E.S.T  Dinner will be served at 6:00 PM. $10.00 PER MEMBER. RESERVATIONSFOR DINNERIS REQUIRED TO CONFIRM RESERVATIONS CALL Brother Kenneth C. Hackney PM at 724-222-4153
PAST MASTERS NIGHT And HOMECOMING FOR ALL MASTER MASONS RAISED IN 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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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:
Nov 6-Clarksburg #13, 1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited
GPS  Latitude 39.28078334  Longitude  80.34128336
Nov 13-Pennsboro #20, 1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited
GPS  Latitude 39.28433335  Longitude 80.96941668
Nov 13-St. Johns #8, Weston, 1pm, light lunch at noon and meal to follow, ladies invited
GPS  Latitude 39.04068334  Longitude 80.46483336
Dec 4-Dowell #28, Ravenswood, 1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited.
GPS Latitude 38.95316163  Longitude 81.76089104
Dec 4-Franklin #17, Point Pleasant, 7:30pm (CHANGE REPORTED AT GR OFF MEET-HTON-10/23)
GPS  Latitude 38.84452981  Longitude 82.13719499
Jan 15, 2011-Mountain State, New Martinsville, 1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited
GPS Latitude 39.64176669  Longitude 80.86558335

GRAND OFFICERS MEETING
Mar 26, 2011 – Weirton, 10am
May 19 – Grand Conclave

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CHAPTER NEWS
10/30/10, Chapter Festival. Clarksburg, 8am
11/20/10  Chapter I Festival – Huntington  9am

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

C W Wise York Rite College 137, quarterly assembly, Saturday, October 30, at Masonic Temple, Charleston. Conferral of Knight of York degree. Official visitation by Distinguished Brother Ron Jones, Grand Governor. GPS  LATITUDE 38.3486948  LATITUDE 81.6351697

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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
11/06/10    Fall Degrees – Clarksburg Masonic Temple
11/06/10    Nailers Hockey Game, Wheeling
01/18-30    Winterfest, Canaan Valley
03/12/11    Tri-State Spring Degrees (TBA)
03/12/11    St Patricks Dance -(TBA)
04/16/11    WV DeMolay University, Clarksburg Masonic Temple
05/2011     Baltimore Md Inner Harbor/Orieles Game
05/20-22    Battler of Lewisburg, Lewisburg WV
07/2011     Conclave (TBA)

Michael Burge – State Master Counselor

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