M. W. Gearl G. Raynes
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
October 29, 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
Fairmont # 9 ,& Acacia # 157 will have practice on Tues. Oct. 30. All Master Masons are wellcome.
Fairmont # 9 & Acacia # 157 will have a school of instruction on Sun. Nov. 4 .School starts At 1:00 P.M. Lunch at 12:00 Noon. Meal after the school.
Acacia #157 Will have it’s stated communication on Thurs. Nov. 8 meal at 6:30 lodge at 7:30
Acacia #157 Will have it’s Past Masters night on Sat. Nov 10 .Meal starts at 6:00 P.M.
Lodge starts at 7:30 P. M.
Quarterly Luncheon for Sat. Nov 10. is canceled
Ted A Shaffer W. M
Acacia # 157
SORRY, I STILL DON’T HAVE A LIST OF THE WV SCHOOLS OF INSTRUCTION
Extra Meeting: An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459,, Masontown, PA Free and Accepted Masons, will be held on November 7, 2012, at 7:00 P.M. Degree Work: Confer Fellowcraft Masons Degree on 3 candidates.
An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Masontown, PA Free and Accepted Masons, will be held on November 14, 2012, at 7:00 P.M.to confer Entered Apprentice Masons Degree on two candidates and Fellowcraft Masons Degree on one candidate.
Winchester Hiram Lodge # 21 is going to raise three Brothers to the sublime Degree of Master Mason on Saturday November 10th.
Please come out and support our new Master Masons. This is a great time for those who work during the week and can’t make it. Light refreshments will be served before Lodge is opened. Lunch will be provided for a small donation.
All Master Masons are invited and Entered Apprentices and Fellowcrafts are welcome to join us for fellowship for lunch and after the degree.Reservations are a must for lunch please email me firstname.lastname@example.org that your coming to eat, and how many.
The schedule is as follows;
Arrive at Lodge soon after 9:00 AM
9:30 Open MM Lodge confer first section on all three candidates.
confer second section on Bro. Aaron Health
Break for Lunch
confer second section on Bro. John Peck
confer second section on Bro. Jason Lewis
lecture for all
close MM Lodge
ROYAL ARCH/COMMANDERY, YORK RITE COLLEGE & SCOTTISH RITE
ANO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE www.wvyorkrite.org
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. Kanawha Commandery No. 4’s Inspection is set for Saturday, November 10th starting at 9:00 AM. We will need help in conferring the Orders and I ask each of you to set apart this time and join us for the inspection. We plan to start at 9:00 AM with the conferral of the Order of Red Cross in full form. This will be followed by the Order of Malta also in full form. After lunch, we will confer the Order of the Temple on several candidates that have already been elected. If you have a candidate for the Orders, bring him along and we will add him to the class.
We plan to practice for the Inspection on Friday, November 2nd and 9th at 6:00 PM at the Masonic Temple on Hale street and I hope that we can get several Sir knights other than the officers so that we can practice marching and the escorts.
Parking on Saturday can be in the Parking garage one block east of the temple (on the street coming off the South Side bridge). They do not have an attendant on Saturday and it’s usually free.
I appreciate your help.
1/6/13 DIVISION #5 (6, 11, 18) at Fairmont, details not yet available, Inspecting Officer J Sluss
GRAND OFFICERS MEETING SCHEDULE
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:
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