October 7. 2010
M. W. Gregory A. Riley, Sr.
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, Grand Treasurer, for providing this update.
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.
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.
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.
BRETHREN – IF NOTHING ELSE, REMEMBER (AND.OR ATTEND) THE ANNUAL SESSIONS OF GRAND CHAPTER ROYAL ARCH MASONS OF WV (FLATWOODS), AND GRAND LODGE OF WEST VIRGINIA (CLARKSBURG) OCCURRING OVER THE NEXT WEEK.
On October the 9 Th Harmony lodge # 59 in Pennsboro Will host a breakfast from 8:00 A.M. to 10:00 A.M. At 10:30 A.M. A master masons lodge will be opened for the purpose of presenting brother Roy S. Michaels with a 50 year service award. All master masons are invited to attend.
GPS Latitude 39.28433335 Longitude 80.96941668
There will be a special communication of Friendship Lodge #56 in West Union on Saturday morning October 9, 2010. to confer the Fellowcraft Degree on one candidate. Breakfast will be at 8:00 AM and Lodge will start at 9:00 AM. All Master Masons and Fellowcraft are urged to attend.
GPS Latitude 39.2949 Longitude 80.77458336
From: James M. Tolley, W.M.
Putnam Lodge #139 A.F. & A.M.
Putnam Lodge #139 will have a Special Communication On Saturday Evening October 9th at 6 O’clock PM to raise to the sublime degree of Master Mason,
Brother Mathew Todd Reynolds & Brother Darrell Justin Willis Black.
Pass this information on to other Lodges and brothers, that we may have a full house to support and assist us in this work.
Prior to lodge we will have dinner at 5 PM.
All Entered Apprentices and Fellow Craft Masons are invited to attend the dinner portion of this meeting.
Any question or comments call or e-mail me,
Grand Master Riley approved posting some NEWS about this years Grand Lodge. The hotel headquarters will be the Microtel Inn and Suites (located at “Charles Pointe” near Bridgeport, 201 Conference Center Way, Bridgeport and Wingate Inn, (also located at “Charles Pointe”) 350 Conference Center Way, Bridgeport. The Grand Master’s Banquet , October 10, will be open to Master Masons and ladies, cost $60 per person, paid in advance, no refunds. Proper attire is coat and tie. Grand lodge will convene October 11 and 12 at the Bridgeport Conference Center. GPS coordinates for the Wingate and Bridgeport Conference Center are:
N 39°, 19′, 33″ W 80°, 13′, 57″
CLARIFICATION OF THE ABOVE GRAND LODGE NEWS. ALL LODGE RELATED SESSIONS OF THE GRAND LODGE WILL BE CONDUCTED AT THE CLARKSBURG MASONIC TEMPLE, LOCATED IN DOWNTOWN CLARKSBURG. THE BRIDGEPORT LOCATION WILL BE THE HEADQUARTERS AND WILL HANDLE THE GRAND MASTERS BANQUET. THE GPS COORDINATES FOR THE CLARKSBURG TEMPLE ARE: Latitude 39.28078334 Longitude 80.34128336
CLAYSVILLE 447. PA
The Worshipful Master is planning a Ladies Night at Claysville Lodge No. 447 on Tuesday Evening, October 18, 2010. A fine dinner will be served at 6:30 pm. While we are in Lodge, entertainment will be provided for the Ladies. After Lodge there will be refreshments and entertainment. Keep this date open and bring your Lady.
VALLEY LODGE 459, MASONTOWN, PA
An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Free and Accepted Masons, will be held on October 12, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. Degree Work Fellow Craft Mason’s Degree, Entered Apprentice Mason Degree
An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Free and Accepted Masons, will be held on October 19, 2010 at 7:00 P.M. Degree Work, Entered Apprentice Mason Degree:
ROYAL ARCH/COMMANDERY, YORK RITE COLLEGE & SCOTTISH RITE
ANO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE www.wvyorkrite.org
Grand Commandery NEWS:
Kanawha Commandery #4 will conduct it annual inspection Saturday, October 16, 2010, beginning with coffee and doughnuts at 8:00 a.m. Lunch will be served at 12:00 noon. All Sir Knights are invited and urged to attend and assist in this work and also give the Inspecting Officer a hearty welcome to Kanawha 4. The Inspecting Officer will be S. K. Greg Dotson, Grand Generalissimo of the Grand Commandery Knights Templar of West Virginia. S. K. Dotson is a member of Calvary Commandery #3 in Parkersburg.
Inspections are scheduled as follows:
Oct 23 – (Correction) Calvary #3, Parkersburg -1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited
GPS Latitude 39.26795 Longitude 81.55633334
Oct 23 – Huntington #9, 1pm, lunch at noon, ladies invited
GPS Latitude 38.42263777 Longitude 82.44053011
Oct 26-Franklin #17, Point Pleasant, 7:30pm
GPS Latitude 38.84452981 Longitude 82.13719499
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
Jan 15, 2011-Mountain State, New Martinsville, 1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited
GPS Latitude 39.64176669 Longitude 80.86558335
GRAND OFFICERS MEETING
Oct 23 – Huntington, 10am
Mar 26, 2011 – Weirton, 10am
May 19 – Grand Conclave
October 7th Grand Chapter Annual Convocation at Days Hotel in Flatwoods, WV Grand Chapter will be on October 7, 8 and 9, 2010 at Flatwoods, WV (Days Hotel) Super Excellent Mster Degree on Saturday afternoon 10/9.
The schedule for Grand Chapter indicates that the School of Instruction will begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, October 8th. Our MEGHP has asked that the school does not extend beyond noo of that date.
Therefore, with permission of the MEGHP, I would like to announce a schedule change. The School of Instruction will begin at 8 a.m. on that date. Please distribute on your newsletter.
Fraternally, and Thank You,
Marvin O. Hill
Please see Registration form located on tab under GHP picture on web site www.wvyorkrite.org .
Please see degree petition on York Rite Web Site www.wvyorkrite.org (listed on under Grand Chapter – Forms). The degree will be conferred in WV for the first time in many years
See you there.
SUPER EXCELLENT MASTER DEGREE – YORK RITE MASONS
10/9 Flatwoods, WV – Following the Annual Convocation. This degree will be conferred for the first time in WV in many years. It is named the Jeffrey O. Schrader Class. A registration form can be downloaded from the Grand York Rite web site www.wvyorkrite.org and is filed under the “Forms” tab.
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
HAROLD E. “PHIL” PHILLIPS, JR., PM
Aurora 43, Newburg