Masonic News – October 9, 2012

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Charles A. Louk
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.

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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

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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

Acacia Lodge # 157 , Fairmont
We will raise Brother Todd Rundle and Brother Donald Rundle at our next stated communication on Oct 11th Also Brother William A Hawkins will be passed to the degree of Fellow Craft.

Dunbar 159  Entered Apprentice on one candidate; hursday October 11, 2012 7:00 PM Refreshments afterwards.

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 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 the Master Masons Degree on one candidate.  The dinner will be both HOT and Mediam Chili along with potato soup for the wimps7:00 PM. All Master Masons are urged to attend and injoy the work and fellowship.

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.

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PENNSYLVANIA

An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Masontown, PA Free and Accepted Masons, will be held on October 10, 2012, at 7:00 P.M. Degree Work: Fellowcraft Masons Degree on one candidate, and Entered Apprentice Masons Degree on two candidates.

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.

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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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CHAPTER

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

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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.

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COMMANDERY

COMMANDERY INSPECTIONS:

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

12/8 HUNTINGTON #9. Open 1pm, Ladies invited, Activity for ladies, Meal @ noon, Inspecting Officer J Pitrolo

1/6/13 DIVISION #5 (6, 11, 18) at Fairmont, details not yet available, Inspecting Officer J Sluss

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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

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YORK RITE COLLEGE
Fort Henry York Rite College 61, Quarterly, November 10, 1pm, at Scottish Rite Building, Wheeling.

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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