Masonic News – October 7, 2013

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Gearl G. Raynes.
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
October 7, 2013

Grand Master Gearl Raynes would like to inform all the brethren that he will be posting his visitations on the Grand Lodge Calendar. He will post his visitations at beginning of each month.  Thank you.

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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 DAYBrethren 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

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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

Once again, Joseph W. Summers Lodge No. 173 in Morgantown will be offering FREE PARKING during WVU home football games. YOU MUST DISPLAY A CURRENT DUES CARD ON THE DASH OF YOUR CAR TO KEEP IT FROM BEING TOWED. Also, we will try to have the lodge facilities open with food and drink, certainly bathrooms. Should any lodge wish to use our facilities to sponsor a tailgate, please contact us through the usual means and we will make arrangements.  This opportunity also applies to visitors from other Grand Jurisdictions.

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SCOTTISH RITE

Scottish Rite members curious about AASR activities can view their calendar at www.scottishritewv.org

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CHAPTER

Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons Of West Virginia
Office of The Most Excellent Grand High Priest
James M. Floyd P. 0. Box 1024 Lewisburg, WV 24901
August 25, 2013.
Call to Grand Chapter
Join us in Lewisburg for the 143rd Annual Grand Convocation scheduled
October 24, 25 and 26th at the Quality Inn (formerly the Brier Inn), in Lewisburg, WV.
Registration Forms, room registration information and Tentative Agenda are enclosed.
Information on the special events for the ladies, together with any changes to the
Agenda will be provided at registration.
We look forward to greeting you and your lady in October.
Fraternally,
James M. Floyd
Most Excellent Grand High Priest

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As  a reminder, the Grand Master of Virginia is visiting Winchester Hiram Lodge this coming Tuesday at our stated meeeting. Dinner will be served at 6:30pm. I need a count so that we will know how much to prepair. So far I have only heard from three Hiram members that said they are coming for dinner. I’m pretty sure that is not an accurate number. I need to know today by 7pm if you are coming to dinner. I need to hear from anyone coming to dinner, officers included. Dinner starts at 6:30. The cost is $12.

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Commandery Division #5 will not be having their inspection on October 12.  It has been re-scheduled for January 11, 2014.  Details to follow.

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VIRGINIA

As  a reminder, the Grand Master of Virginia  is visiting Winchester Hiram Lodge this coming Tuesday at our stated meeeting. Dinner will be served at 6:30pm. I need a count so that we will know how much to prepair. So far I have only heard from three Hiram members that said they are coming for dinner. I’m pretty sure that is not an accurate number. I need to know today by 7pm if you are coming to dinner. I need to hear from anyone coming to dinner, officers included. Dinner starts at 6:30. The cost is $12.

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Morgantown Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, is sponsoring parking near the WVU stadium for WVU home football games.  Located at 1000 Stewartstown Road Scottish Rite Building) off Rt 705, near the football stadium.  Cost $20 per car.  Proceeds benefit Chapter 35, OES.

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Harold E Phillips Jr
PM, Aurora 43, Newburg, WV