Masonic News – September 20, 2013

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Gearl G. Raynes.
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
September 20, 2013

Grand Master Gearl Raynes would like to inform all the brethren that he will be posting his visitations on the Grand Lodge Calendar. He will post his visitations at beginning of each month. Thank you.

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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 DAYBrethren 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

Harold;

At our regular meeting tonght we discussed the proposal to have a memorial dinner (non-Masonic) for our late brother and friend Louie Elliott and his wife Emma as both have passed away in the last month. The initial discussion and plan is the advertise said dinner in local papers as well.  As you know Louie was a very special person and Emma was always ready to supply pickles for any event. We are asking for advice in this project. A date can not be confirmed as of yet but we will have that information within the next week. I would expect sometime in early November once we can confirm a place locally.
pasic1@hotmail.com Phil Cottrill

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Once again, Joseph W. Summers Lodge No. 173 in Morgantown will be offering FREE PARKING during WVU home football games. YOU MUST DISPLAY A CURRENT DUES CARD ON THE DASH OF YOUR CAR TO KEEP IT FROM BEING TOWED. Also, we will try to have the lodge facilities open with food and drink, certainly bathrooms. Should any lodge wish to use our facilities to sponsor a tailgate, please contact us through the usual means and we will make arrangements. This opportunity also applies to visitors from other Grand Jurisdictions.

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SCOTTISH RITE
Scottish Rite members curious about AASR activities can view their calendar at www.scottishritewv.org

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Montgomery Chapter No. 47, RAM will host a Festival in the Masonic Temple at Montgomery on Saturday, September 28, 2013. All Chapter Degrees will be conferred and all Royal Arch Masons are welcome and urged to bring Candidates to receive the degrees. We will begin with coffee and donuts at 8:30 and the Festival will start at 9:00AM. We will work thru the Most Excellent Master Degree, stop for an excellent lunch and then do the Royal Arch Degree. Hope to finish by 3:30PM. Paul V. Cottrell, PGHP, Grand Lecturer.

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Grand Chapter Royal Arch Masons Of West Virginia
Office of The Most Excellent Grand High Priest
James M. Floyd, P. 0. Box 1024, Lewisburg, WV 24901
August 25, 2013.
Call to Grand Chapter
Join us in Lewisburg for the 143rd Annual Grand Convocation scheduled
October 24, 25 and 26th at the Quality Inn (formerly the Brier Inn), in Lewisburg, WV.
Information on the special events for the ladies, together with any changes to the Agenda will be provided at registration.
We look forward to greeting you and your lady in October.
Fraternally,
James M. Floyd
Most Excellent Grand High Priest

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Morgantown Chapter, Order of Eastern Star, is sponsoring parking near the WVU stadium for WVU home football games. Located at 1000 Stewart Street (Morgantown Scottish Rite Building) off Rt 705, near the football stadium. Cost $20 per car. Proceeds benefit Chapter 35, OES.