Dear Brethren and Friends:
In fourteen hundred and ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue, and since I don't know the rest of that poem, he discovered, Ameri. . .the Dominican Republic! For those of you who have this Holiday off, have a good one!
While we're on the subject of 'discoveries,' 88 Philadelphia region Master Masons will discover "Pennsylvania Freemasonry's Best Kept Secret." this Friday when they become members of the Valley of Philadelphia.
Yes, after Friday's deadline we officially have 88 Candidates in the "Supreme Council, NMJ 200th Anniversary Class." The coveted, 'Class Predictor Award' goes out to our Sovereign Prince. Bro. Jeffrey Lees, MSA, who wins it for being the closest without going over. Sorry, Bro. Mike McKee, you were two short of your prediction. Bro. Jeff, enjoy your award, which is nothing more than bragging rights, so settle down everyone.
Now on to more serious issues. If you haven't called in yet for your dinner reservations please do so now! Our new caterer is has shortened our deadline without telling me about it, initially. I have complained to the Superintendent and he has assured me that he will speak with the caterer, but your assistance now will be greatly appreciated. If you know of any other Brethren who cannot read these words as they're not members of our group or subscribers to my blog, please contact them and tell them to call in as well. I would like to have everyone in the count by this time tomorrow morning if possible. Also MANY of our Candidates have not checked in yet. If you're a recommender, it is your DUTY to insure that your Candidate has called in. I have begun calling the Candidates myself, but your assistance would be a great help.
This Wednesday is the last rehearsal for our Casts prior to Friday's Degree work. Good luck and Thank you again to all of our first timers. To those of you who haven't decided to get involved in YOUR Valley yet, keep an eye on our Casts this Friday, it may inspire you!
Have a great Monday everyone. I will be busy putting the final touches on the November issue of The Double Eagle, which goes to print tomorrow and hopefully answering the telephone and taking the final dinner reservations!