Masonic News – September 24, 2012

MASONIC NEWS
M. W. Charles A. Louk
Grand Master of Masons in West Virginia
September 24, 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

Putnam lodge 139 Hurricane will have regular practice Monday 9/24/12 @ 6:30 PM. every one welcome.

Food for thought:  If Pythagoras invented and solved the 47th problem of Euclid, Then how did it get to be called Euclids 47th problem and not Pythagoras problem?

send me your answer.  Jim

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Joseph W. Summers Lodge No. 173, Morgantown   Two of their Entered Apprentices will return on Monday evening (9/24/2012) as a courtesy of Morgantown Union Lodge No. 4. Also, a breakfast will be sponsored on Saturday morning (9/22/2012) from 8 to 11, prior to the noon kickoff with Maryland. We anticipate raising Brother Carl Sullivan, Jr. to the sublime degree on 9/26/2012, and we will sponsor another breakfast (same time) prior to the 9/29/2012 noon kickoff with Baylor.

Thomas M. Bell, III
Worshipful Master

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Charleston Lodge 153 will hold a special communication Tuesday September 25, 2012 to Raise Brother James Patrick Duncan Johnson to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason. Refreshments at 6:00 PM and Lodge at 7:00 PM. Come on out and join the fun, we appreciate and can use your help with the work. Pass the word.

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Reminder of practice Sept.25 7:00 PM at the lodge hall Acacia #157 & Fairmont #9
All Master Masons are Welcome.
Acacia #157 stated communication Sept.27 meal at 6:30 lodge at 7:30 .We will have two returns on the Master Masons degree. Two returns on the Fellow Craft degree and one return on the
Entered Apprentice degree. And Raise one to the Sublime Degree Of Master Mason ,Time permitting We will have a special communication on Tues Oct. 2nd. Meal at 6:00 P. M. Lodge at 7:00 P.M. to
Raise two to the Sublime Degree Of Master Mason.and pass one to the Fellow Craft Degree. Come out and help with work. All help will be appreciated. Thank You.
Ted A. Shaffer W. M. Acacia #157, Fairmont W. V.

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Dunbar Lodge 159 will be raising Brother Richard Lee McIlhaney Jr, Thursday September 27, 2012 7:00 PM Refreshment will follow the degree,  We need some help so please come and visit us.

Also remember:

Tuesday September 25: Charleston 153 : 7 00 pm 3rd Degree

Tuesday September 25 Washington 58, St Albans  : 7:00 PM 2ns degree

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Jackson Lodge #35 , Good Hope, WV will be raising 2 candidates to the sublime degree of Master Mason,Donald Lee Moore and Ronald Paul Cox, Saturday September 29th at 7pm. We will be serving beans and cornbread at 6pm. All brethren our invited to attend and your help in the work will be greatly appreciated. Grand Master is planning to attend and participate in the work.

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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.

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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.

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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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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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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