M. W. Gearl G. Raynes
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
October 9, 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
There will be a special communication of Friendship Lodge #56 in West Union on October 13, 2012. There will be work in the Master Mason Degree. Dinner will be at 6:00 PM and Lodge will start at 7. There has been a little change in the special of Friendship Lodge #56 Saturday October 13, 2012. We will also be presenting a 50 year pin to brother Gail Carroll and confer the Master Masons Degree on one candidate. The dinner will be both HOT and Medium Chili along with potato soup for the wimps . All Master Masons are urged to attend and enjoy the work and fellowship.
Gassaway #133 will be passing one Brother to the degree of Fellowcraft Saturday 13, 2012 at 730pm. All Master Masons and Fellowcrafts are cordially invited.
Late lodge 63 Bridgeport will be having a 3rd degree on Monday the 15th of Oct. Dinner will be served before lodge. Dinner at 6:30 and degree work to follow at 7:30. All Master Masons welcome.
Bro. Greg Parker reported Weston 10, reported the lodge will confer the Master Mason degree upon Bro. Micah Joel Burgette on October 15; dinner @6, lodge @ 7:30pm.
Joseph W. Summers Lodge No 173, Morgantown anticipates four returns on the Fellowcraft’s degree at their next stated communication of October 18.
Tom Bell, WM
Subject: Stated Communication Dunbar 159, Thursday October 18, 2012 Dinner 6 PM, Practice 6:30 PM Lodge 7:30 PM. Brother Kevin Givens scheduled to return his 1st degree.
Friday October 19, 2012 South Charleston 168 Special Communication, Dinner 6 PM Entered Apprentice 7 :00 PM
An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Masontown, PA Free and Accepted Masons, will be held on October 17, 2012, at 7:00 P.M. ENTERED APPRENTICE MASONS DEGREE on two candidates.
Waynesburg 153, PA. 10/15/12, EXTRA, 7pm, Confer Fellowcraft Masons Degree on one candidate.
Chartiers 297, Canonsburg, PA:
10/22 EXTRA, 7pm, confer Master Mason Degree on two candidates
10/15 EXTRA 7pm, confer confer Master Mason Degree on three candidates
ROYAL ARCH/COMMANDERY, YORK RITE COLLEGE & SCOTTISH RITE
ANO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE www.wvyorkrite.org
The Grand Chapter of West Virginia will have its annual convocation on 18-20 October.in Flatwoods.
The registration forms and the tentative agenda are available from the main page of the grand chapter website (wvyorkrite.org).
Sincerely and Fraternally Greg Wentzel
Most Excellent Raymond Lusk, Grand High Priest, Grand Chapter of Royal Arch Masons of WV, asked that the Craft be reminded of the October Annual Convocation to be held in Flatwoods.
10/27 DIVISION #8 (15, 19, 22) Mt Hope, Open 1PM, Ladies invited, Meal to follow. Inspecting Officer R Riddle
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
1/6/13 DIVISION #5 (6, 11, 18) at Fairmont, details not yet available, Inspecting Officer J Sluss
GRAND OFFICERS MEETING SCHEDULE
10/27 10am, Mount Hope, J Sluss. EGCG
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.
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