Masonic News – September 2, 2012

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Charles A. Louk
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
September 2, 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

Washington Lodge #58-St. Albans .
September 3rd at 8AM will be the annual Labor Day Breakfast.  The Ladies of OES#79 will help in serving & will clean-up afterwards.

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Late lodge #63, Bridgeport  will be initiating one candidate at our next stated communication on Tues Sept 4. All brethren welcome to attend, dinner to follow.
Travis D DeMoss, S.W. Late #63

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Joseph W. Summers No. 173, Morgantown, WV will pass Bro. Carl Franklin Sullivan, Jr. to the degree of Fellowcraft at their next stated communication of September 6. A supper is planned for 6:30, with lodge at 7:30.

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Dunbar Lodge 159 will be having a dinner and Special Communication to recognize their coaches. Thursday September 6th, 2012. Dinner 6:00 PM Meeting 7:30. PM

There will also be a 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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Virginia

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

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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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Montgomery Chapter No. 47, RAM, will hold its Festival on Saturday, September 8, 2012 in the Lodge Hall at Montgomery. Coffee and donuts will be served at 8:30AM with degree work to start at 9:00AM
All Chapter Degrees will be conferred. A nice dinner will be served following the ME Master Degree. All Companions and Candidates are welcome.
Paul V. Cottrell, Secretary

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