Our Spring Reunion and our Annual Meeting have come and gone and now we turn our attention to our 2013 Fall Class, but before we do that, lets take a moment to congratulate our new
Officers and thank our now past Officers. Thank you Ill. Ray Brown, Past Commander-in-Chief, Ill. Jeff Greene, Past Most Wise Master, Ill. Frank Weckenman, Past Sovereign Prince, and Bro. Mike Bauerle. Past Thrice Potent Master. Congratulations to our new Commander-in-Chief, Ill. Art Becker, Most Wise Master, Bro. John Wagner, Sovereign Prince, Bro. Jeff Lees, and Thrice Potent Master, Gerry Sealy. Our Valley has a long tradition of dedicated Masonic leaders and all of these Brethren are now recorded among them.
Our next Valley event is our fourth annual Family Day at Campbell's Field on Sunday, June 9, 2013.
Tickets are still available for this event, which includes the River Sharks taking on the York Revolution in exciting Atlantic League Baseball action! We have the Party Tent picnic area for the day, serving you a half hour of food before the game and an hour and half of food during the game. Tickets cost $12 for those ages 13 and up and $6 for those 12 and under.
This great family program has sold out the past three years and no doubt it will again this year. Do you want to go? Send your check made payable to "Scottish Rite Bodies," along with how many tickets you need to the Scottish Rite Office, Masonic Temple, One North Broad Street, Philadelphia. PA 19107-2520. Come on out with your family and enjoy a great day of baseball and Scottish Rite fellowship!
Our Membership Team, which did a fantastic job in recruiting a large Class this Spring, have begun their work towards doing the same for the Fall Class. Our guys are visiting William Penn-Harmony Lodge No. 52 on Friday, June 7th at the Masonic Temple. If you are able and available, go on out and support our Team.
Our Fall Class begins on Friday, October 18, 2013. The Class is named in honor of our Supreme Council's 200th Anniversary.
Philadelphia Lodge of Perfection will preside over the evening at which time the 4th Degree, Master Traveler, plus two other Degrees to be announced will be presented.
The Fall Reunion concludes on Friday, November 15, 2013 when Kilwinning Chapter of Rose Croix and Benjamin Franklin Consistory will present the 18th Degree, Knight of Rose Croix and the 32nd Degree, Sublime Prince of the Royal Secret respectively.
Now is the time to begin speaking with that Masonic friend about the Ancient Accepted Scottish Rite. All members of the Class will receive the Supreme Council's 200th Anniversary Membership Jewel along with a commemorative Valley of Philadelphia name badge.
The Fall 2013 Class marks the completion of the yearlong celebration of our Supreme Council's Bicentennial year. They will be the last Class to receive this beautiful and historic Masonic jewel. If you are a Philadelphia region Master Mason, don't miss out. Call our office at 215-563-1814 for more information on how you can take that next step in your search for further light in Freemasonry by becoming a Scottish Rite Mason, and a member of "Pennsylvania Freemasonry's Best Kept Secret," the Valley of Philadelphia!
Well that will do it for this edition. I wish each and every one of you and your families an enjoyable, relaxing and safe Summer and pray that the Grand Architect continues to bless and watch over you all.
Sincere fraternal regards,
Steve Morrison, 33