Monday, March 31, 2014

Dear Brethren and Friends:

Good Morning and Good Monday everyone!

Tonight the Officers of Kilwinning Chapter of Rose Croix will rehearse for their conferral of the 18th Degree on April 11th.

Wednesday night, the Officers of Benjamin Franklin Consistory will rehearse for their conferral of the 32nd Degree also on April 11th. Their rehearsal will also include practicing to receive the Deputy and the Right Worshipful Grand Master.

Both rehearsals happen In Gothic Hall.

Parking for these and all Valley functions at the Temple, is at the Convention Center Parking Facility, 1324 Arch Street. Park there and we have a chaser for you. Park elsewhere and, well, you know.

Busy times preparing for the closing night of Spring Reunion, but as you know that isn't all that is left this Spring.

Our Annual "You don't have to be an Officer," Officer's Conference happens on Saturday, April 26th at the Masonic Temple in Jenkintown. The doors open at 7AM, coffee and donuts will be available, and the Conference kicks off at 8:30 and will conclude at noon.

If you are a member of one of our Officer Lines, you are expected to attend. If you serve on any of our Valley Committees, you should attend. If you want to get involved in any part of our Valley, you're welcome and encouraged to attend. BUT, yes, there's always a but, you must register! You can do that by calling 215-563-1814.

Sunday, April 27th is the date of our Annual Memorial Service. It will be held again at Gloria Dei, "Old Swede's" Church, Columbus Blvd & Christian Street in South Philadelphia. The Service begins at 3PM.

As always you and your family are encouraged to attend and a complimentary dinner will be served following the Service. BUT, yes, there it is again, you must have a reservation. AND, you must have a reservation no later than April 17th! Again, you can do that by calling 215-563-1814.

Speaking of reservations. Do you have yours yet for the Spring Reunion Closing Night? Huh? Well do you?

If you don't time is almost up. You have until this Friday, yes, this Friday to get that in! Again, you can call 215-563-1814.

NOTE: I will not take or accept or squeeze you in, after FRIDAY! No kiddng or since it will be April, No Fooling!

One more thing: Please do not assume that because you're a Candidate, Cast Member or Officer that I have your reservation by default. That'd be wrong folks! Get it in!

So is that all? NO!

Don't forget the, wait make that, THE MOST IMPORTANT Valley event of the Scottish Rite year occurs on Friday, May 16th, And that is our Annual Meeting!

That evening we will elect and install the Officers of Philadelphia Lodge of Perfection, DeJoinville Council Princes of Jerusalem, Kilwinning Chapter of Rose Croix, a 33rd Degree and a 32nd Degree At-Large Member of the Executive Committee and a Trustee. Also we will recognize our 50+ year members and if available, present the check to our 2014 Abbott Scottish Rite Scholarship Recipient!

Stay tuned to this page as to when you can get dinner reservations for that!

So it's raining and windy and I've heard it's even snowing, around the area today. Hey, it's Monday. No one said they're expected to be easy.

Have a great day and a great week ahead. GET YOUR DINNER RESERVATION IN!

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