Good Morning Everyone! I know it's the Monday after a long holiday weekend, it's raining, I get it, but hey, we've got to get on with it.
Our 32° Allegory (Knights, Tempters, etc) Cast rehearses this evening in Gothic Hall. The rehearsal begins promptly at 7PM, parking is in the Convention Center Facility, 1324 Arch Street and as always a business suit or a sport coat and tie gets you in the building.
I don't want to say the pressure is on, but this Cast, will be the Cast that confers the Degree in front of the Sovereign Grand Commander. Have a great rehearsal guys!
Exactly one week from today is our Dinner Reservation Deadline. Due to the expected crowd with the Commander's visit, our Commander-in-Chief has ordered that anyone who does not have a prior reservation will be turned away from dinner on 8 April. So, if you haven't gotten your reservation in yet, lets get that done today, If you know of any Brethren that are planning on coming down, please let them know that they must have their reservation in by Monday, 4 April. Absolutely NO tickets will be sold at the door without a prior reservation. No exceptions.
The 32° Ceremonial (Commander-in-Chief and the floor officers) Cast will rehearse this Wednesday night, 30 March at 7PM in Gothic Hall and again the same parking and dress code rules apply!
With Commander's visit we're also going to need an Honor Guard. If you're able and want to be a part of that, we'd love to have you. The dress code for Honor Guard is short coat tuxedo. If you're going to volunteer for the Honor Guard, making the rehearsal on Wednesdays, 30 March and 6 April would be helpful and a good idea. Thank you to all who volunteer for this most important duty!
If you haven't signed up yet for our Annual Officer's Conference, time is winding down. The Conference is Saturday, 9 April at the Jenkintown Masonic Temple, 443 Old York Road. The doors open at 7:30 AM, breakfast will be served and we kick off everything at 8:30 AM. This is 'Year 3' of our 3 year agenda and we've added some new content to that. We'll have you out of there and home to your family by noon. All elected Officers are expected to attend and our Commander-in-Chief has made it clear to the Members of the Officer Selection Committee that Officer Line advancement will be weighed by attendance at the Conference. All appointed Officers are expected to attend. Valley Committee members should plan to attend, and as always ANY Valley Brother that is interested in getting further involved in our Valley is welcome and encouraged to be there! Sign up today!
Tickets are still available for our next GREAT Family Life event, '1776' at the Media Theater on Saturday, 14 May at 2PM. I do not have the tickets in hand yet as the theater will not send them out while they have another show in production, but once I have them I will get them out to everyone who has ordered them so far. If you plan to go send your check into the Scottish Rite Office, Masonic Temple, One North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2520. Make your check payable to 'Scottish Rite Bodies' and the tickets cost $15 per person. No, we do not take credit cards and no we will not reserve tickets over the phone.
We'll that'll do it for now. Have a great Monday everyone. Stay dry!