Brethren and Friends:
This Friday, 16 September is the start of our Fall 2011 Reunion. The evening begins at 6:00 PM in the Grand Banquet Room with a Buffet Dinner. This will be the first time we are trying the buffet, hopefully it will speed up our dinner service and get everyone up to Gothic Hall so we can get started on time. The DEADLINE for dinner reservations is TOMORROW, Wednesday, 14 September, call the Scottish Rite Office 215-563-1814 or email to phila.aasr@juno to make your reservation. The cost per person is $15 before the deadline, after the deadline it's $25, so as we say in Masonry, GOVERN YOURSELF ACCORDINGLY.
The Degrees to be presented Friday night are the 4th, Master Traveler (DVD Format), the 12th, Master of Mercy, and the 14th, Grand Elect Mason.
We have 23 Candidates for the Class, which will be known as the "Ill. Thomas K. Sturgeon, 33, Right Worshipful Grand Master Class." Lets give them a hearty welcome to Scottish Rite and the Valley of Philadelphia.
While we are conferring Degrees, the Ladies will have an entertaining musical program, so bring your Lady along for a great night of friendship and fun!
I have received word that Bro. Ronald Hill is home and recovering from post surgical procedures. Bro. Ron is active with our Degree Casts. We wish him a full and speedy recovery. If you wish to send him a card or note, please contact me in the Scottish Rite Office for his information.
I have also received word that Valley Brother, William Fenton is in the hospital. Bro. Bill and his wife, Susan have been active Valley attendees in the past. If you wish to send a card or note to Bro. Bill, again, contact the Scottish Rite Office for more information.
This Saturday's bus trip to Autumn Day at the Masonic Village at Elizabethtown, has changed a bit. We didn't get the response to this trip that we had hoped for, so we've downsized from 2 buses to 1. The bus will leave from Tacony Temple, 4400 Magee Avenue, NE Philadelphia at 9:00 AM and pick up at LuLu Shrine Center, 5140 Butler Pike, Plymouth Meeting at 9:30 AM. We have a 47 seat bus with 33 seats spoken for. 14 seats remain. If you wish to go on the trip contact the Scottish Rite Office today at 215-563-1814. Don't delay!
Well, that's the few things I have for you. If you're coming Friday night, I'll see you there!
Sincere fraternal regards,
Steven A. Morrison, 33