Masonic News – October 31, 2010

Masonic News
October 31. 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:

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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On Monday Nov 1 Monroe 77 will have a dinner before its regular meeting. We have some special things to do at our meeting: First this night is a welcome to all of the new members of Monroe who were members of Shryock 47 (some of the artifacts of this lodge will be on display as well as the Jewels of Past Grand Master Bray), Second the History of  Shryock 47 will be presented, Third the DDGM  of the 7th. is going to visit and Forth my oldest son is going to receive his Master Masons degree. Dinner will be ready at 6:30 at no cost. If you need any additional information please give me a call 304-667-6820   Bob Mann PM
GPS Latitude 37.59349463 Longitude 80.54380936

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Morgantown Union Lodge # 4  will be doing an Entered Apprentice Degree on Wednesday November 3rd at 7:00 PM all Master Masons and Entered Apprentices are invited to attend.
Allen Cale
GPS Latitude 39.65741854 Longitude 79.96530275

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There will be a special communication of Friendship Lodge #56 in West Union on Saturday, November 6, 2010 to confer the Master Mason and Fellow Craft Degrees. A chili dinner will be at 5:00 PM and Lodge will start at 6:00 PM. All Master Masons are urged to attend and enjoy the work and fellowship.
GPS LATITUDE 39.2949  LONGITUDE 80.77458336

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ACACIA 157, FAIRMONT
You are cordially invited to attend Acacia Lodge No. 157 Past Masters Night and Ninetieth Anniversary on Thursday November 11, 2010, for an evening of good fellowship.  The evening will start at 6:00 PM, with Dinner at the Gateway United Methodist Church at 301 Diamond Street, Fairmont, West Virginia. Ladies are invited to the dinner. There is no charge for the dinner, but an RSVP is appreciated. Lodge will follow at the Masonic Temple at 7:30 PM. Fraternally,Larry T. Bates, PM-Secretary You can also contact myself, Daniel M. Baily PM WM 304-376-0401 The Ladies will be hosted by my wife, Kathleen M. Baily, during the meeting time at the church for a “Coffee Social”. She is going to give a talk on ladies Civil War dress, and there will be refreshments as well. Please all those interested in attending let us know as soon as possible so we can plan accordingly.
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
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 APPRENTICE DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED

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VALLEY 459. MASONTOWN, PA

11/4 STATED, Past Masters Night, 6pm Dinner (Cabbage Rolls)
and EXTRA 11/9, 7pm, confer Master Mason & Fellow Craft Degrees
and EXTRA 11/10, 7pm, Confer two Fellow Craft Degrees
and 11/26 EXTRA, 7pm Confer three Fellow Craft Degrees

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CLAYSVILLE 447, PENNSYLVANIA
Tuesday, 11/16, Stated, Past Masters Night

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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:- REVISED

Nov 6-Clarksburg #13, 1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited –
IO J Sluss
GPS  Latitude 39.28078334 Longitude  80.34128336

Nov 13-Pennsboro #20, 1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited –
IO P Baker
GPS  Latitude 39.28433335  Longitude 80.96941668
Nov 13-St. Johns #8, Weston, 1pm, light lunch at noon and meal to follow, ladies invited
IO A Leach
GPS  Latitude 39.04068334 Longitude 80.46483336
Dec 4-Dowell #28, Ravenswood, 1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited.
IO P Baker
GPS Latitude 38.95316163 Longitude 81.76089104
Jan 15, 2011-Mountain State, New Martinsville, 1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited
IO A Leach
GPS Latitude 39.64176669  Longitude 80.86558335
DIVISION 5 @ MORGANTOWN
Jan 15, 1pm, Ladies invited, meal at noon.
Inspecting Officer Ron  Jones.
GPS Latitude 39.65741854  Longitude 79.96530275
LOGAN, 2/19/11, 8AM, WITH INSPECTION AT 1PM.  At 8AM,Red Cross and Order of Malta conferred Ladies invited, lunch, & meal following degree provided..
GPS Latitude 39.32618334 Longitude 77.74298334
Inspecting Officer Richard Riddle

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

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CHAPTER NEWS
MEHP H.L. Bailey, of Huntington Chapter 6, has a one-day Royal Arch Festival planned for Saturday, November 20th, beginning at 9:00 a.m. Continental breakfast and lunch around noon.  Positions are still available in most of the degrees (large and small). Hurry and get your name on the list by calling H.L. Bailey. He will be glad to hear from you and you can pick your position(s).
Rick Elam, PHP

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

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
DeMolay Update
Wheeling Nailers Hockey Game (WesBanco Arena, Wheeling, WV)
Saturday, November 6th 2010
09:00am – 11:30am Ritual Practice
11:30am – 12:30am Lunch
01:00pm – 03:00pm Degrees
04:00pm Depart for Wheeling
06:30pm Meet in front of WesBanco Arena
07:00pm Game Time!

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