Sunday, July 14, 2013

PA Council of Deliberation Postgame Wrap up

Dear Brethren and Friends:

We had a great time at the Annual Meeting of the Council of Deliberation. So good to see so many Valley of Philadelphia Members present.
 Our 16th Degree line wins the 'bragging rights prize' with our Sovereign Prince, Jeffrey Lees, MSA, High Priest, Tom Wible, Junior Warden, Russell Combs, Master of Ceremonies, Ill. Harry Rutter and Master of Entrances, Yasser Al-Khatib being present.

 Our Consistory line was represented by Commander-in-Chief, Ill. Arthur Becker, MSA, Second Lt. Commander, Ill. Jeff Greene, Orator, Ill. Robert Bateman, RWDGM, Chancellor, Ill. Winton Hewitt, Master of Ceremonies, Philip Janusz, and Captain of the Guard, James Rae, MSA being present.

 Our Most Wise Master, John Wagner, represented the 18th Degree line.

The Officers of the Coordinate Bodies present included, Trustee, George Burns, Valley Treasurer, Ill. John Platt and myself. Also in attendance were Past Commander-in-Chief, Ill. G. Kent Hackney, Past Most Wise Master, Ill. Len Bezar, Past Most Wise Master, Ill. Matt Dupee, Past Sovereign Prince, Chas Pierro, Make up Director, Norman Greene, Reception-Stewards Committee Member, Andrew Dobson, and Valley Marshal, Skip Leopold, MSA

 There were ten Valley Ladies in attendance as well.

 Congratulations again go out to our two new MSA Recipients Bro. George Burns and Bro. Jeff Lees. Also to our 2014 MSA Nominees, Bros. Steve Bradley and Norman Greene. Our Brothers will receive the Award at next year's Annual in Hershey.

We did not bring home any awards this year, but we did receive recognition at the meeting as Ill. G. Kent Hackney, took his station as the Council's Master of Ceremonies, Ill. Harry Rutter gave the report for the Council's Finance Committee, Bro. Yasser Al-Khatib was recognized for his work in developing the Scottish Rite phone app, and myself as web master of Council's web site (

Congratulations and Thank You again to all of our Valley Brothers who attended the Annual Meeting for their support of our Valley!
As always I pray that the Grand Architect watches over you and yours.
Sincere fraternal regards,

Steven Morrison, 33
Valley Secretary


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