Masonic News – September 10, 2012

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Charles A. Louk
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
September 10, 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

Monday Sept.10, 2012: Putnam Lodge 139 in Hurricane will have a First and Second degree. Dinner at 6 PM Lodge will open at 7 PM.  Brother Phillip M. Stowers will be Passed to the degree of Fellow Craft.  All entered Apprentices and Fellow Craft Masons are encouraged to attend and watch in their respective degree’s

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Joseph W. Summers Lodge No. 173 is pleased to announce two special communications to raise to the sublime degree of Master Mason brothers Timothy Shane Allen and Matthew Robert Riemenschneider. One will occur on Wednesday, September 12; the other is planned for Wednesday, September 19. Both specials will begin at 7:00 PM, with supper and fellowship preceding at 6:00. All Master Masons are most cordially invited to attend and participate in this most fraternal occasion.
Dr. Thomas M. Bell, III Worshipful Master

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Lebanon #68 will have a special communication on Thursday 9-13-12 to raise Brother Michael Maynard. We will open lodge at 7:00 pm prior to lodge at 6:00pm we will have BBQs and chips. All master masons are welcome to come out and fellowship and participate in the work. Thanks.

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Dunbar Lodge 159  Coach’s Workshop on Saturday September 22, 2012 Breakfast 8:00 am, Workshop 9:00 am

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The Grand Lodge of West Virginia will have its annual communication on 8-9 October 2012 in Charleston.

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PENNSYLVANIA

Extra Meeting: An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Free and Accepted Masons, Masontown, PA will be held on September 12, 2012, at 7:00 P.M. Degree Work: Master Masons Degree on one candidate and ENTERED APPRENTICE 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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Tyrian Chapter No. 13, RAM, Charleston, WV will hold a festival on September 22nd starting at 9:00 AM. All degrees will be conferred. Visitors and courtesy candidates are welcome although an email on candidates will be helpful in planning.
Don Peterson

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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:

9/15 PILGRIM #21, Elkins, Open 1pm, Ladies Invited, Meal to follow. Inspecting Officer P. Baker

10/27 DIVISION #8 (15, 19, 22) Mt Hope, Open 1PM, Ladies invited, Meal to follow. Inspecting Officer R. Riddle

11/3 CLARKSBURG #13, OPEN 1PM, LADIES INVITED, MEAL TO FOLLOW, INSPECTING OFFICER P. BAKER

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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Pilgrim Commandery 21, Elkins is now in the process of planning on marching thru the Mountain State Forest Festival Grand Feature Parade on 6 October and will be sending out information as soon as possible… So keep looking for this event and the information that will be forth coming. PC Ross Teter is heading up the event along with the Dias Officers and a few others.
Thank You,
PC Neal Collett

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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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DeMolay

Clarksburg Chapter, Order of DeMolay will be having its Installation of Officers on Sunday, September 23rd at 4pm. The young men will be conferring both degrees on Sunday, September 30th at 2pm. All Master Masons and members of appendant bodies are invited and encouraged to attend. Come out and show your support, these young men ARE our future!

Fraternally,
Michael A. Burge
Chapter Advisor
Clarksburg Chapter, Order of DeMolay
Clarksburg, West Virginia

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HAROLD E. “PHIL” PHILLIPS, JR., PM
Aurora 43, Newburg