Dear Brethren and Friends:
Good morning and Happy Day Before!
That's right our Fall 2013 Reunion begins tomorrow evening. We have a large Class and a large turnout expected.
Tomorrow evening's meal will be the Valley's first encounter with the Temple's new Caterer as well. I know a few of you have already sampled their fare as have I, but here's to hoping that this is the start of good and 'tasty' relationship.
We have a large Class. It is extremely important that each of us, whether an Officer, Cast Member, or just one of those smiling faces on the sidelines, do our very best to make this a great experience for our new Brethren. I don't have to tell you how special our Valley is and what it means to each of us that are active in it, but we want to be sure that our Candidates are made to feel, first, welcome, and secondly, and probably the most important, appreciated. They are bringing numbers to our membership for sure, but they are also bringing new vision, new ideas, and new talents. We want them to become active members among us. Whether they choose to get involved in our Officer lines, Degree Casts, serve on a Committee or simply be another one of those smiling guys on the sideline, it is important that they know that the opportunity is there and that they are most definitely welcomed to it, however they choose to pursue it.
Get up during the intermissions. Go introduce yourself and shake a hand or two. They're your Brethren. Treat them like a Brother. Who knows, you might even make a great new friend.
Have a great day everyone!