Masonic News – October 30, 2011

Masonic News
October 30 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

SCHEDULED SCHOOLS OF INSTRUCTION, 1PM
Officers, Coaches, and all interested Master Masons are invited to attend.
11/06 FAIRMONT
12/04 MORGANTOWN
12/11 MASON
01/29 VIENNA
02/12 BARBOURSVILLE & ST MARYS
02/19 BELINGTON
02/26 ROWLESBURG
03/04 MARLINTON & SHINNSTON
03/11 KINGWOOD
03/18 COAL CITY
03/25 HEDGESVILLE & WEIRTON
04/01 ROCK CAVE & RIPLEY
04/15 DUNBAR & THOMAS
04/22 CRUM & WHEELING
05/06 CLARKSBURG & WHITESVILLE

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Bigelow Lodge #52 Philippi WV will be having their annual Past Masters Night November 5th, dinner at 6:00, lodge at 7:00, Oysters and all the fixings, NO CHARGE, all welcome
George Montgomery
GPS LATITUDE 39.15201667 LONGITUDE 80.06268336

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Cairo Lodge # 114 A.F.& A.M. will be presenting a 50 yr service award to Brother Clyde E. Eaton.
We will also be receiving a first degree return and confering the fellowcraft degree to Brother Charles Derick Rost at our next stated communication on the 7th day of november @ 7:30 pm at Cairo Masonic Temple. All masons are welcome. Fraternally, Rodney Hammer Sec Pm.
GPS LATITUDE 39.20868334 LONGITUDE 81.15630001

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PENNSYLVANIA

Masonic Temple, 25 North Main Street, Masontown, Pennsylvania 15461, 724-583-7102
A stated meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Free and Accepted Masons, will be held in Masontown, Pa on November 3, 2011 at 7:30 P.M. Dinner at 6:30 PM
Annual Past Masters Dinner
Please RSVP to the worshipful Master Richard D. Knox or one of the other Officers by Oct. 29th if you plan on attending to give an accurate account to the caterer. Tickets are $15.00 a person, please pay at the door. Ladies are invited and will hear a short talk on identity theft by Joseph Ryan, chief of Police Masontown while we are in lodge.

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WASHINGTON, PA. OCTOBER 2011
A Stated Meeting of Washington Lodge No. 164, Free and Accepted Masons will be held at the Masonic Temple, 44 W. Wheeling St., Washington PA 15301 on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 7,2011 at 7:30 PM Dinner will be served at 6:00 PM $10.00 PER MEMBER
RESERVATIONS FOR DINNER ARE REQUIRED.
TO CONFIRM RESERVATIONS PLEASE CONTACT, BROTHER KENNETH C. HACKNEY PM BEFORE NOVEMBER 2nd
PAST MASTERS NIGHT
Also, Presentation of Lewis Jewell to Brother Kenneth C. Hackney PM

EXTRAMEETING – Monday,November 14,2011at 7:00PM THE FELLOWCRAFf DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED, ALSO THE ENTERED APPRENTICE MASON DEGREE

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Degree Work
An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Masontown, PA, Free and Accepted Masons, will be held on November 8, 2011 at 7:00pm
Two Candidates Fellowcraft Masons Degree:
AND
November 15, 2011 at 7:00pm Three Candidates Fellowcraft Masons 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:
INSPECTIONS:

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
MASONIC BROTHERS – ARE YOU AWARE THERE ARE SEVERAL ACTIVE DEMOLAY CHAPTERS IN WEST VIRGINIA?  AND GUESS WHAT, THE YOUNG MEN AND THEIR ADVISORS ARE ALWAYS LOOKING FOR MASONIC MEN TO ASSIST WITH THE CHAPTERS. NO MONEY, JUST A LITTLE BIT OF TIME. THESE YOUNG MEN ARE THE CREAM OF THE CROP, AND SOME DAY MAY BECOME YOUR BROTHER. IF YOU ARE CURIOUS ABOUT HELPING AN EXISTING CHAPTER, OR STARTING A NEW ONE, CONTACT BRO. BOB TAYLOR , rgtaylor@mindspring.com OR RUSSELL GILLESPIE (STATE MASTER COUNSELOR) http://www.wvdemolay.com/
Capitol (-3)………………..5
Clarksburg (-2) …………. 4
Moundsville (-8) ………..  3
Patriotism (0) …………….0
Parkersburg (-6) ………..  0
TOTAL (-26).. ……………. 8
November: 12 – State Initiation, Time and Place TBA
All of these dates, times, and places are on our website too; I try my best to keep them updated, but I will email you of any changes. http://www.wvdemolay.com/

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MARYLAND

Friendship Lodge has many activities for all of our members. Go to www.Lodge84.org for a complete calendar of events and other information.
Here are some dates for the next several months to mark in your calendar:

Wednesday, November 9 – 7:00 pm – Annual Festive Board – $15 – Speaker is MWGM Stephen J. Ponzillo, III

Saturday, November 12 – 1:00 pm – Widows Luncheon – Contact Bro. Lawson to help

Monday, November 14 – 7:30 pm – Regular Communication

Saturday, November 19 – Good Cheer Club Bonanza

Monday, November 28 – 7:30 pm – Regular Communication

Monday, December 12 – 7:30 pm – Regular Communication – Election of Officers

Saturday, May 5 – 9:00 am – 4:00 pm – Maryland Statewide Open House

For more information go to www.Lodge84.or

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