Masonic News – September 5, 2011

Masonic News
September 5, 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

Yates Lodge 163, Flemington, WV will have a First Degree on Tuesday, September 6. Regular monthly meeting @ 7:30 pm. Please pass the word. Thanks!
GPS LATITUDE 39.26509313 LONGITUDE 80.13104179

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Brethren: Nitro Lodge business meeting September 6, 2011 at 7:30 P.M. Eat at about 6:45 P.M. Should have 4 to examine on the 2nd degree. All Second Degree and Master Mason welcome. Fellow Craft wait to be called up. Master Mason only sign in. J. Bruce Pierce, Secretary
GPS LATITUDE 38.42052444 LONGITUDE 81.84168295

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Putnam Lodge #139 will have its regular practice on Monday September 5, at 6:30 PM. A Stated Session of Putnam Lodge #139 will be held on Tuesday, September 6, 2011. Lodge will open at 7:30 PM The Lodge will present Brother B. G. Boster with his 50 years of membership pin . In honor of Brother Bosters 50 years in Masonry. Brother Denville will have a Baked Steak and Chicken dinner with all the trimmings at 6:30 PM
Master Masons of all Lodge are invited to come out and join us in honoring Brother B. G. and his 50 years of service to Masonry. Jim
gps latitude 38.43069773 longitude 82.01864235

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BECKLEY MASONIC LODGE NO. 95, ANNUAL PICNIC , FOR MEMBERS, FAMILY, AND GUESTS, SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 11, 2011 , GRANDVIEW PARK , PICNIC SHELTER NO. 2
MEET 12 NOON – LUNCH 1 P.M. HOT DOGS, HAMBURGERS, AND DRINKS WILL BE FURNISHED.  PLEASE BRING A COVERED DISH AND/OR DESSERT.  GAMES FOR ALL AGES  ****** BINGO ******
The magician will also be there**** bring the kids

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PARKERSBURG – – We will “raise” a candidate to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason Monday, Sept 12, 2011. Please contact others in order that we have sufficient help. (I do not have a working email address for Paul Welch) Thanks L B C
GPS LATITUDE 39.26795 LONGITUDE 81.55633334

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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, Monday, September 12,2011 at 7:00 PM, THE ENTERED APPRENTICE MASONS DEGREE AND TIE FELLOWCRAFT MASONS DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED

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EXTRA MEETING Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 7:00PM THE MASTER MASONS DEGREE WILL BE CONFERRED

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Valley Lodge No. 459, Free and Accepted Masons, Masonic Temple, 25 North Main Street

Masontown, Pennsylvania 15461

An extra meeting , Wednesday September 7th, 2011 at 7:00pm Master Masons Degree:

Saturday September 10th, 2011 at 10:00am The Pin Club Conferral Team (this team is composed of current and former police officers) will do the Master Masons Degree (My experience is that they confer the MM on another police officer). A light lunch will be provided!

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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 mini-school of instruction at Montgomery on Saturday, September 10, 2011 starting with coffee and donuts at 8:30AM and ending about noon with lunch. We will work on the opening, receiving and balloting, and also on the Past Master’s Degree. Also, 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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Companions:
I attended a Stated Convocation of Montgomery Chapter No. 47 and they elected to sponsor a Mini School of Instruction for the 8th Capitular District to be held on Saturday morning, September 10th. They will gather around 8:30 AM with the School to start at 9:00 AM. The plan is to work on the opening a Chapter, balloting, dispensing, and the Past Masters Degree. Also time will be allowed to answer individual questions and do some one-on-one coaching. Following the School, lunch will be served. Paul will be sending notices to the Chapters in the 8th District and to other interested persons. We hope to have a good turn out for this as the Dias officers are required to attend a school. Others will be welcome although they would like to get a head count to be able to prepare the lunch. If you can go, let Paul Cottrell know.
GPS LATITUDE 38.18129135 LONGITUDE 81.32147905
Don Peterson

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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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IF YOU ARE GOING TO S.A.S.A.. IN GATLINBURG/PIGEON FORGE, TN. AND PLANNING ON TAKING THE HILLBILLY DEGREE WHILE THERE, YOU WANT TO TAKE DUE NOTICE OF THE BELOW TIME CHANGE.

—– Original Message —–

From: El Hasa Shriners

Sent: Friday, August 26, 2011 12:42 PM

Subject: Fwd: TIME CHANGE: Hillbilly Degree at the S.A.S.A.

—– Original Message —–

From: “Darrell G. Waddell” KentuckyMason@insightbb.com
Sent: Fri 26/08/11 12:30 PM
Subject: Fwd: TIME CHANGE: Hillbilly Degree at the S.A.S.A.

To all Illustrious Sirs – Past and Present, Recorders, Divan Officers and Noble Sirs of the Member Shrines in the South Atlantic Shrine Association:

Please pass this information below along to the members of your respective Shrines as you deem appropriate, and please communicate with your Divan Officers and other respective counterparts to insure they also have this information. All attempts have been made to collect at least one email from each Shrine for mailing purposes regarding the Fall Session of the SASA.

The Hillbilly Degree that was originally scheduled for 10:00pm on Friday, Sept. 23rd, has been moved up to 9:00pm. As many of you know, this degree usually takes 2 1/2 hours to put on, and the Parade is early the next morning, so we want everyone to get a good night’s sleep.

The Fall Session of the S.A.S.A. is now only 25 days away! We’re looking forward to seeing you all there!

http://www.southatlanticsa.org

YITF and Fraternally,
Noble Darrell G. Waddell (Kosair) – Webmaster
South Atlantic Shrine Association

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