Monday, October 20, 2014

Dear Brethren and Friends:

Good Morning everyone and welcome to Reunion Week Monday!
If you haven't made your dinner reservation yet for this Friday night, you have one more chance to get it done. Yes, that's right. I have given the Caterer a count of 170 persons but at that time we had a count of 148 and I still had a few Degree Cast members and Candidates that I hadn't heard from. She agreed to have me call her again this morning to up that count should we need to. As of right now, I have 162 on actual count, so 170 may need to jump up. I will find out for sure when I get into the office this morning and check both the voice and emails. So yes, THIS ONE TIME, you can still get into the count. Do it now or pay the higher price on Friday night!
The Valley of Philadelphia's Best Friend also known as Ill. Russell W. Baker33. Deputy for Pennsylvania is coming to visit us on Friday night. Come on out and say hi to Bro. Russ!
Both our 6th and 23rd Degree Casts are taking advantage of this extra week and have scheduled 3rd rehearsals for this coming Wednesday night. The 6th Degree Cast will rehearse in Gothic Hall at 7PM and the 23rd Cast will come in at 8PM. Please take note of the time changes! Remember, the dress code for the Masonic Temple is coat and tie and parking is ONLY in the Convention Center Parking Facility conveniently located at 1324 Arch Street!
Unless something changes in today's mail, we still have 9 tickets remaining for the December 6th Family Life event, "Les Miserables" at the Media Theatre. The show begins at 6PM and tickets are a great deal at $20 per person. If you want to go send me a check made payable to Scottish Rite Bodies to the Scottish Rite Office, Masonic Temple, One North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2520.
Don't forget the Valley's Holiday Party on Friday, December 19th at the Lazaretto Ballroom in Essington, PA. I'm going. Are you? Please send your check in. Yes, you need to do that if you're planning to go. No, repeat, NO tickets will be sold at the door! Tickets cost $35 per person. We're having a buffet dinner and dj entertainment too. Also, we'll be making a special presentation to our very own Illustrious Valley Brother, Robert J. Bateman, 33, Right Worshipful Grand Master and NEW Active Member of the Supreme Council. This is an honor not only for Illustrious Brother Bateman but also for our Valley to have one of own chosen for this most important Scottish Rite office. Get your check into the Scottish Rite Office, Masonic Temple, One North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2520, today to avoid the Holiday rush and to insure that you do not miss this great Valley gathering!
Well that'll do it for this morning. Have a great Monday and an even better week ahead. If you haven't called in for dinner yet, DO IT NOW!!!!!

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