Thursday, June 1, 2017

Dear Brethren and Friends:

Plan now to join us for the Valley’s Most Important Meeting of the year: The Annual Meeting, on Friday, June 16, 2017

It is at the Annual Meeting where we will elect and install the Officers of Benjamin Franklin Consistory, 32°, Kilwinning Chapter of Rose Croix, 18°, DeJoinville Council, Princes of Jerusalem, 16°, Philadelphia Lodge of Perfection, 14° and the Coordinate Bodies.

Action will be had on the proposed budget for the 2017-18 Scottish Rite year and on a full code of by-laws.

Following the close of the joint sessions we will welcome the Ladies and other guests into Gothic Hall for the installation of officers. We will also recognize our 50+ year members, present checks to our Abbott Scottish Rite Sch
olarship recipients and present the Past Most Wise Master’s, Past Sovereign Prince’s and Past Thrice Potent Master’s jewels to Ill. William Klosz, 33°, Ill. Harry Rutter, 33° and Bro. Joel Wolfert, 32°, respectively. We will also present the Valley of Philadelphia’s Scottish Rite Lifetime Achievement Award to a very deserving Brother.

The evening begins at 6PM in the Grand Banquet Room with a sit down dinner. We have two entrée choices, Broiled Filet of Salmon served with fire roasted red pepper sauce or Chicken Tuscany; boneless rustic breast of chicken topped with fire roasted red peppers, onions, Portobello mushrooms & sweet Italian sausage with chef’s homemade marinara sauce. The balance of the dinner menu includes: Classic Caesar Salad, Chef’s choice vegetables and Apple Pie ala mode to finish. The cost for the dinner is $20 per person.

By action of the Executive Committee, any member who reserves a dinner and doesn’t show for the meeting will be billed. If you are attending the meeting only you do not need to click ‘Going’ for so doing will order you a dinner and you will be billed for that meal. If you are attending the dinner please be sure to leave a comment regarding what your entrée choices are.Also, in the past I’ve ordered a few extra dinners for those that might call or email past the deadline. We will no longer offer that. If you do not reserve by the deadline you will not be able to eat with the Valley. NO EXCEPTIONS. This is by order of the Executive Committee. Please make a note of it. 

Reservations MUST be made by or before, Thursday, June 8, 2017. Absolutely NO reservations will be accepted past that date. NO EXCEPTIONS! Govern yourself accordingly. And again, TICKETS WILL BE COLLECTED IN THE BANQUET ROOM!

Reservations can be made by calling 215-53-184 or by email to or by mail to: Scottish Rite Office, Masonic Temple, One North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2520. Please make checks payable to Scottish Rite Bodies.

Parking for the evening is in the Convention Center Parking Facility, 1324 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107. This is only garage we have chasers/validations for! Park elsewhere and you are on your own.

Dress Code: All Valley elected and appointed officers should be in tuxedo. All other members should be in business suit or sport coat and tie. Those Brethren that will be newly appointed to the lines should also be in tuxedo

Hope to see YOU there!

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