Masonic News – September 8, 2014

Masonic News
September 8, 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.

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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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Carl F. Nestor fell sometime last week. He is unable to do much moving except when using a walker. He is pretty much home bound at present. He is a DGL, and was selected to receive the the Grand Royal Arch Distinguished Service Medal in 2000.  Carl has been extremely involved in Royal Arch Masonry for many years. Carl in a very energetic and interesting young 87. Most of you know Carl is a prolific greeting card maker and sender.
Therefore, it would be great if each of you could send him a Get Well Wish or Thinking of You card to cheer him. Also, have your Chapter send him greetings.  He has had an address change lately due to 911 addressing in Barbour County. His address now is 788 S. Main Street, Philippi, WV 26416. I’m sure Carl would really appreciate receiving your cards and letters or calls, or both. Remember your obligations. Shalom,
Marvin O. HIll

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This is Jim Jeffries…would you please post that Salina Lodge No. 27 will be raising a Brother to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on Monday, Sept. 8. We will have dinner at 6:00 and open lodge at 7:00. All help will be greatly appreciated.

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Stated communication South Charleston 168. Friday September 12, 2014 Two Entered Apprentice Degrees, possible one Entered Apprentice Return.

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Clarksburg lodge # 155 will be having a 3 rd.deg. Tuesday September 9th. 7PM please come and participate
Stephen Lindsey WM

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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.

Fraternally,

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

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15th Masonic District Golf Outing

Chris Baun

Brethren,  This is just a reminder to register as early as possible.  This outing is open to all Masons, their family, and friends.  Please pass this information to those who may not be on my email list.

The Sixth Annual 15th Masonic District Golf Outing will be held at Locust Hill Golf Course, 278 St. Andrews Drive, Charles Town, West Virginia on Saturday, September 13th, beginning with a shotgun start at 2:00 P.M. followed by a picnic at the course pavilion at approximately 6:30 o’clock. We will again be using a scramble format to enable all to participate. Each team must have at least two Master Masons. Please contact Chris Baun if you want to field a team with only one Master Mason. The cost will be $60 per golfer and includes golf, cart, range balls, picnic/buffet, and prizes. If you would like to play but do not have a team, please let me know as early as possible and we will see if we can place you with a team. You are permitted to bring your own soft drinks and water. A beverage cart will be on the course. Visit www.locusthillgolf.com for a virtual tour of the course. As was the case last year, family members and brethren who do not wish to play golf are encouraged to attend the picnic/buffet. For those attending the picnic only, the cost will be $12.00 per person. Please fill out the enclosed form and return to me with payment no later than September 8th.  Also, I must know how many additional persons will be attending the picnic/buffet by that date. I will try to accommodate any last minute participants. Any lodge or individual who wishes to donate a door prize will be welcome to do so.  I believe those who attended the previous tournaments have thoroughly enjoyed themselves. I hope that you will join us for a great day of fun, food, and fellowship.

15th Masonic District Golf Outing

($60 each) Team Members: ____________________________________

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Those attending picnic but not playing golf.  ($12 each)

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CHECKS PAYABLE TO:    Chris Baun

and mail to:      204 Ritter Mtn. Cir., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411

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MARYLAND

SIGHT & SOUND

“MOSES”

SEPTEMBER 13, 2014

9:00 am Departure from Hagerstown, Maryland

10:30am Arrival in the Lancaster area, a ride out to Kitchen Kettle will be first. You can browse the little shops in the Complex, or walk across the Street to the other vendors.  You will have time to visit the Bird N Hand  Market along with all the shops surrounding the market, as well as the Shops across the street from the Market

4:30pm Dinner at Miller’s Smorgasbord

5:45pm Depart for the Millennium Theater

6:30pm Performance “Moses”

8:45pm Approximate departure from the Theater

11:30pm Approximate arrival back in Hagerstown

Cost is $125.00 per person and includes round trip motor coach transportation, meal at Millers Smorgasbord, and Performance of “Moses”. Gratuities included IF all seats sold Trip is limited to the first 52 Reservations. Seating is in Sections 102 & 103, Rows 3-4-5

Reservations MUST be made before 7/24/2014

Contact Lynn Stahle

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PENNSYLVANIA

CHARTIERS 297, Canonsburg, PA  Thursday, 9/11, 7pm, Extra, Confer Fellow Craft Masons Degree on one candidate AND Entered Apprentice Masons Degree on two candidates.

ALSO Monday, 9/15, Extra, 7pm, Confer Master Masons Degree on two candidates.

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BUS TRIP/AUTUMN DAYS The Lodge is planning a bus trip to the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, PA, 9/20 to view the newly dedicated Eternal Flame. The cost of the trip is $65 per person, 40 seats will be available, and reservations are a must, first paid, first reserved.  Bro Emil J Brenkus Jr, is handling the reservation. His address is 344 Southbridge Dr, Pittsburgh PA 15241. PAID RESERVATION DEADLINE IS AUGUST 25.

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Extra Meeting
An extra meeting of Valley Lodge No. 459, Free and
Accepted Masons, will be held on Thursday
September 11th, 2014, at 7:00 P.M.
Entered Apprentice Masons Degree on two candidates.

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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

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Valley of Martinsburg

Davis C. E. charlied44@yahoo.com .   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.

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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 Royal Arch Festival in the Lodge Room at Montgomery on Saturday, September 13, 2014 with coffee and donuts at 8:30AM and Degree Work staring at 9:00AM. All Chapter Degrees will be Conferred and we invite any Candidates you may have to come and receive the Degree Work.
Paul V. Cottrell, Secretary

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COMMANDERY

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Sir Knights,

A reminder of the Knight Mason Chapter 7, Annual Meeting scheduled for Saturday September 13 at the Scottish Rite Building Wheeling. If you have any candidates bring them and a check for $125.00 and we can meet at 10:00 AM to consider them for membership.

Ray Baker
Scribe

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INSPECTIONS
Sep 20, 2014 – Inspection, St Johns #8 & Pilgrim #21Nov 22, Demolay 11 @ Grafton & Clarksburg #13 @  Elkins
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
ABOVE TAKEN FROM KNIGHT TEMPLAR MAGAZINE & REVISED BY RIGHT EMINENT GRAND COMMANDER J. ROBERT VANCE

ALSO:
October 4, Mid-Atlantic Department Conference
October 18, Grand Officers Meeting

web sites: http://www.knightstemplar.org/gckt/wv/ http://www.yorkrite.com/wv/ra/

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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

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