Masonic News – September 12, 2011

Masonic News
September 12, 2011
M. W. Randy B Martin.
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, for providing this update.

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PENNY A DAY

Brethren we are about to start a new Grand Lodge year. We are therefore bringing to your attention the Penny A Day program. We continue putting emphasis on the Masonic Home Memorial Fund. Now is a good time to resolve to support the one recognized Grand Lodge Charity by putting our loose change in the containers placed in our lodges for donations to this program. Your Secretaries will be making their annual reports and will include your donations in the report to the Grand Lodge. We also urge each of you whether you are able to attend Lodge or not to support this Program by including a donation on your dues card. IT IS TRULY FOR A MOST WORTHY CAUSE! Thank you! Fraternally, 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

Brethren: Nitro Lodge No. 170 will have work in the Master Mason Degree on September 8 and 13 at 7:00 P.M. Master Masons only. Eat about 6:00 P.M. Will Raise both Casto’s Thursday the 8th and Raise Collins and
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There will be a special communication of Friendship Lodge 56 in West Union, WV on Saturday September 17, 2011, there will be work in the EA and MM Degrees. Dinner will be at 6:00 PM and Lodge will start at 7:00 PM. All master masons are urged to attend and enjoy the work and fellowship.
GPS LATITUDE 39.2949 LONGITUDE 80.77458336

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MARTINSBURG, WV
The 3rd Annual 15th Masonic District Golf Tournament has been scheduled for the 17th of September at Stonebridge Golf Course with a shotgun start beginning at 2:30 PM. Each team must have two Masons. Dinner will be at the Lodge in Martinsburg following golf. Family members are encouraged to attend.
After a year absence, the dinner will be catered by Big Daddy’s BBQ. Anyone wishing to attend the dinner only, the charge will be $10 per person. Notices will be sent to each lodge in the district in the near future. Put your team together and join us in a great day of fun and fellowship

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PENNSYLVANIA
Washington Lodge No. 164, Free and Accepted Masons, Masonic Temple,44W.Wheeling St.,Washington PA ,
EXTRA MEETING Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 7:00PM THE MASTER MASONS DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED

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VIRGINIA

Subj: [Masons] Grand Lodge to Lay Wreath At the Tomb of the Unknowns

Brethren:

The Grand Lodge of Virginia will be laying a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Arlington National Cemetery on Sept. 24, 2011 at 1:15pm. We would like to have a large turnout of Brethren for this even to honor our fallen heroes. If you wish to come, please be at the Tomb area by 1:00pm

Once again, please come and show your support on September 24th at Arlington National Cemetery.

Fraternally Yours,

David Silver, PDDGM
Administrative Assistant to the Grand Master.

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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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Grand Commandery NEWS:

Following is the travel schedule for Right Eminent Grand Commander Edward E. Ball.

September 23 – 24, Mid Atlantic Department Meeting, Alexandria VA

Oct. 1, Div. 6 Joint Inspection, Huntington

Oct. 6, WV Order of the Eastern Star Grand Session, Charleston

Oct. 7 – 8, Grand Commandery of Ohio Annual Conclave, Columbus

Oct. 14-15, Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons of WV, Clarksburg

Oct. 22, Grand Officers’ meeting and Div. 7 Joint Inspection, Charleston

Oct. 28-29, Grand Commandery of Maryland

Fraternally, Ed Ball, Grand Commander

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INSPECTIONS:
September 17 – Elkins – open @8:30am, meal to follow, ladies invited

October 1 -Huntington – 1pm, meal @ noon, ladies invited.

October 22 – Charleston – 1pm, meal @ noon, ladies invited.. Grand Officers meeting, 10am.

October 29 – Parkersburg – open @1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited

November 5 – Clarksburg – open @1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited

November 12 – Weston – open @1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited

December 3 – Division 5 @ Grafton – open @1pm, meal to follow, ladies invited

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Pilgrim Commandery 21 in Elkins, WV, has changed the date for their inspection from 9/24/11 to 9/17/11. Due to a P.M. meeting on 9/17/11 the inspection will start at 8:30 A.M.. There will be coffee & donuts prior to the inspection and a meal at noon. Ladies are invited. This info was given me by “Skip” Collett E.C..

Thanks, F. Lee West

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CHAPTER NEWS

Montgomery Chapter No. 47, RAM will host a Royal Arch Festival in Montgomery on Saturday, September 24, 2011 starting at 8:30AM with coffee and donuts and continuing thru the Degrees. We will work thru the Most Excellent, stop for lunch, and then confer the Royal Arch. We will be glad to do courtesy work for any Chapter with Candidates outstanding.
GPS LATITUDE 38.18129135 LONGITUDE 81.32147905
Paul V. Cottrell, Secretary
PaulV@suddenlink.net

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Elkins #35 has scheduled a Royal Arch Chapter, mini, school of instruction to be held at 8:30am on November 5th, 2011. School will entail the: Opening, balloting, receiving distinguished guest, etc., Following will be work and instruction in a degree or degrees of interest. Donuts, coffee, and breakfast stuff in the AM, a light lunch following. Everyone is invited to attend and take part. More informationi…call HP Bob Corbin.
GPS LATITUDE 38.92341667 LONGITUDE 79.84365003
Thanks Marvin O. Hill mohill38@yahoo.com

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YORK RITE COLLEGE
ALSO SEE GRAND YORK RITE SITE www.wvyorkrite.org

FORT HENRY YORK RITE COLLEGE 61, WHEELING, WV

Saturday, November 12, 2011. 1pm, Scottish Rite Building, Wheeling. No work planned.

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