Masonic News – September 29, 2014

Masonic News
September 29, 2014

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.


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


Harold, will you please let all the brothers throughout the state know that Master Masons may again park at Joseph W. Summers No. 173 for W.V.U. football games. Please remind them to leave their current DUES CARD on their dashboard so we will know not to tow them.

If brothers RSVP to let me know they’re planning to attend, and if there is enough interest, I may be enticed to prepare something to eat and drink. It’s a joy to be able to be hospitable, but I need to know how many to prepare for. RSVP by leaving a message on my cell phone.

Tom Bell, PM/Secretary, Joseph W. Summers No. 173


Washington Lodge 58, ST ALBANS will have a third Degree on Tuesday September 30th.  Dinner 6 pm  Lodge 7:00 PM


There will be a flu clinic in the dining area at Hale Street in Charleston on Monday October 6th at 5:00 PM, before Kanawha #20’s regular meeting.

Anyone 18 years of age or older, including wife, friend or family, can receive their flu shot from Frank Powell of Fruth Pharmacy.

Bring your MediCARE B card (red,white, blue in color) or PEIA pharmacy benefits card and there is no charge.


October 13 & 14, 2014:
Notice: Grand Lodge of WV will convene on Monday October 13, 2014 in Charleston WV at the Masonic Temple on Hale St. Registration starts 8 am.


The 15th Masonic District Regional School of Instruction (RSOI) will be conducted on Sunday, the 26th of October 2014 at Deford #88, Berkeley Springs.

Light refreshments will be provided at 12:00 and the school will begin at 1:00 p.m. Each lodge is reminded to provide payment of $75 to Deford lodge to cover the dinner after the school.

The following are the lodge assignments for the RSOI, except for the lectures, which will be individually assigned:

– Deford #88 will open a Master Mason’s lodge, ballot upon a petition, and dispense with the Master Mason’s lodge.

– Berkeley #37, Robert White #67, and Deford #88 will be responsible for opening and conferring a 1st degree, and conducting the examination.

– Triluminar #117 and Logan #25 will be responsible for the 2nd degree in it’s entirety and the examination.

– Malta #80, Elk Branch #93, Equality #44, and Mt Nebo #91 are responsible for resuming labor in a Master Mason’s lodge, Balloting upon an examination,

conferring the 3rd degree in its entirety and conducting the examination.

The Worshipful Masters of each lodge should coordinate with the Worshipful Master of the lodge/lodges you are assigned with to ensure that all parts are covered.

Contact a Deputy Grand Lecturer if there is a problem.

Fraternally,  Chris Baun


The Fall Reunion Date for Charleston Scottish Rite has been changed several times and is now back to it’s original date of November 1. The Charleston Scottish Rite Fall Reunion will be on November 1
Gary Frame, Secretary


Valley of Martinsburg

We are planning on putting on the 4th & 14th degrees at our regular meeting in November.  Will need help as this is also the date of the Grand Lodge in Va.. We also are looking for candidates, and as we start a new degree year, persons looking to help in any manner in the degrees, let me know. Also I will have the staging plans for the degrees at the next meeting.

Thanks Charlie D.


Scottish Rite members curious about AASR activities can view their calendar at



Most Excellent Charles Wimer, Grand High Priest, plans to visit , Guyandotte Chapter #10, Thursday, October 2nd, Hancock Chapter #14 at New Cumberland, Monday, October 6th.


Harold, If you would please contact your Royal Arch web-site associates, there is a little correction to the Grand Chapter Reservation Forms.   Since our local mail goes through the Baltimore, MD post office, if there is any problems, the mail gets ‘lost’. So Melvin’Pete’ Masters has asked to have his Zip Code on the reservation form changed to 25405 to make sure he gets Grand Chapter reservations.

Thanks so much,
Dave Smith PGHP


Harold, Hold up on any notice of Huntington 6 Chapter work on November 1st. It appears Charleston Scottish Rite has a festival that day and we do not want to conflict. I will forward you a reschedule date when we have a chance to get together.

Rick Elam



Oct 18, DIVISION 6, JOINT INSPECTION, Huntington 9 & Logan 26 @ Logan
Oct 25, DIVISION 4,  Calvary #3 & Dowell #28  R & M @ 9am, light lunch, 1pm conferral Inspection, dinner @ Parkersburg
Nov 8, Kanawha #4 @ Charleston
Nov 15  Pennsboro #20
Nov 22, Demolay 11, Crusade 6 and Morgantown 18 @ Grafton

October 4, Mid-Atlantic Department Conference
October 18, Grand Officers Meeting @ LOGAN 26

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It was mentioned tonight at our monthly meeting that Pennsboro #20 will hold our annual inspection on 15 November 2014 @ 13:00 with a banquet to follow at approximately 16:30. This will be a singular inspection as Pennsboro has been granted so to go it alone. As many of the Companions will remember, especially those who in other years attended our inspections, that Pennsboro was one of the top Commandrys in the state for many years. We are going to work very hard to bring that same acheivement back to Pennsboro. All Sir Knights and Ladies are invited.
Phil Cottrille


Harold E Phillips Jr
PM, Aurora 43, Newburg, WV