Our 2012 Fall Reunion continues on Friday, November 16, 2012 with the Special Convocation of DeJoinville Council, Princes of Jerusalem and the Special Assembly of Kilwinning Chapter of Rose Croix at the Masonic Temple. The 15th Degree, Knight of the East and the 18th Degree, Knight of Rose Croix will be presented.
The evening begins at 6 P.M. with dinner in the Grand Banquet Hall. The buffet-style meal will include a seafood entree as well as Chicken Marsala. The cost per person for dinner is $20, Candidates meals are free.
The Ladies of the Valley have an interesting and entertaining program scheduled featuring a one man presentation of "Sherlock Holmes and the Speckled Band."
Plan now to join with us. Call 215-563-1814 to make your dinner reservations. The deadline is Wednesday, November 14, 2012. All reservations made past the deadline or walk up non-reserved meals are $30 per person.
The Board of Governors of the Children's Dyslexia Center are pleased to announce their upcoming fund raiser, "The Art of Literacy" in conjunction with Barnes & Noble. This is the third such effort with Barnes & Noble to benefit the Center's mission of helping children overcome dyslexia.
The event runs at all Barnes & Noble bookstores from Saturday, November 17th through Wednesday, November 21, 2012. This period is extended until November 23, 2012 for all purchases made online at www.bn.com Be sure to use ID CODE: 10821593
20% of your purchase price paid at any Barnes & Noble store will benefit the Children's Dyslexia Center of Philadelphia, a Scottish Rite Charity. This includes all books, magazines, and food at the store. This special ID CODE: 10821593 must be used at the time of purchase to earmark the funds to the Center.
If you shop online at www.bn.com during the event, up to 10% of your purchase price is donated. Buy your books, gift items, and Nooks on these days and earn a donation for the Center. Nook (e-reader) purchases are capped at a 5% donation. Remember when shopping online to use ID CODE: 10821593.
Be sure to tell your family, friends, Masonic Brethren, neighbors, co-workers, etc. about this event. Don't forget to tell them to use ID CODE: 10821593.
Members of the Philadelphia Center's Board of Governors will be present at the Barnes & Noble at 300 Neshaminy Mall in Bensalem, PA from 10 A.M. until 3 P.M. on November 17, 2012 to promote the event. Come on out and greet them and do some holiday shopping! Don't forget ID CODE: 10821593!
Thank you for your assistance and participation in this fund-raising event!
Don't forget ID CODE: 10821593 must be used in order to donate funding to the Philadelphia Children's Dyslexia Center.
Share the gift of reading this Holiday Season!
This Sunday, November 11, 2012 is Veteran's Day. We would like to offer our sincere "Thank you for your Service," to all of our Valley member Veterans as well as any of our Veterans and including those currently serving!
The Valley's Holiday Celebration Dinner is scheduled for Friday, December 14, 2012 at the Radisson Hotel Philadelphia, 2400 Old Lincoln Highway at US Route 1. The event runs from 6-10 P.M.
The evening begins with the Social Hour at 6 P.M. featuring a cash bar. During this time our Ladies Auxiliary will have their gift basket Silent Auction to benefit the Children's Dyslexia Center of Philadelphia, a Scottish Rite Charity.
The Radisson's delicious Continental Buffet will be served at 7 P.M. After dinner, a special entertainment program featuring music of the "Doo Wop" era will be presented.
The cost per couple for this event is $75 or $38 per person. Please note that this is a prepay event. There will be no tickets sold at the door. The deadline for ticket purchases is Friday, November 30, 2012. Make your check payable to 'Scottish Rite Bodies' and send it to, Scottish Rite Office, Masonic Temple, One North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2520. Be sure to put "Holiday Celebration" on your check's memo line.
The Fall Reunion concludes on Friday evening, December 21, 2012. That evening we will be joined by two very special guests. Our Fall Class Honoree, Ill. Jay W. Smith, 33, Right Worshipful Grand Master of Masons in Pennsylvania and Ill. Russell W. Baker, 33, Active Member of the Supreme Council and Deputy for Pennsylvania.
That evening we will debut the new DVD version of the 22nd Degree, Prince of Libanus, and our Valley Cast and the Officers of Benjamin Franklin Consistory, will present the 31st Degree, Knight Aspirant and the 32nd Degree, Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret.
Also we will be making special presentations to our 2012 33rd Degree Class as well as our 2012 Meritorious Service Award Recipients and a number of Brethren who have completed their Scottish Rite Passports.
Plan now to be with us for this most special evening.
Well that will do it for this edition. Please keep our Brethren in New Jersey and New York who are recovering from the effects of Hurricane Sandy in your prayers. I do not have any information regarding Masonic relief efforts, but you can always check with the Masonic Service Association for more information as to how you can help.
I look forward to greeting you on Friday, November 16th or at any one of our upcoming events. If I don't see you, on behalf of me and mine to you and yours, Happy Thanksgiving!
Sincere fraternal regards,
Steven A. Morrison, 33