Thursday, July 13, 2017

The Valley's Family Summer Picnic!

Dear Brethren and Friends:

The Valley of Philadelphia's annual Family Summer Picnic happens on Saturday, July 29, 2017 in the picnic grove at Canstatter Volksfest Verein, 9130 Academy Road, Philadelphia, PA 19114.

The picnic begins at 12 PM and runs until 5PM. Lunch and Dinner will be served. The lunch menu includes: Hamburgers, Hot Dogs, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Baked Beans & French Fries. The dinner menu includes: Fried Chicken, Eggplant Parmigiana, Potato Salad, Cole Slaw, Cucumber Salad, Tomato Salad, & Corn on the cob.

Tickets cost $15 for ages 13 and up and $10 for 12 and under. We will activities and entertainment all day, and our Membership Team will be on hand to talk to your Master Mason guest who can come for FREE. No tickets will be available at the door. Master Mason guests must have a ticket and their families are welcome for the regular admission price. Download your ticket order form at

Bring your own table cover, lawn chairs, cards, board games, whatever you like! This is a rain or shine event.

Make your check payable to 'Scottish Rite Bodies' and send it to the Scottish Rite Office, Masonic Temple, One North Broad Street, Philadelphia, PA 19107-2520.

Hope to see you and your family there!

Friday, July 7, 2017

It's Council of Deliberation Weekend!

Dear Brethren and Friends,

COD weekend is here.
If you're planning to attend the Annual Convocation tomorrow, the meeting begins at 1:30 PM at the Valley Forge Hotel & Casino. Dress code is business suit or sport coat and tie.
If this will be your first time attending COD, when you enter the meeting look for our Commander-in-Chief and myself as we will be saving rows of seats for our Valley. Traditionally all the Brethren sit together in groups by Valley.
If you're a member of the Council of Deliberation (Presiding Officers, Elected Line Officers, 33°'s Past Presiding Officers and MSA's) and have registered to attend the luncheon 'before the meeting or if you're just a Valley member who happens to get there early, stop on by the Council's Hospitality Room. Bro. Norman Greene III, 32° MSA and myself are your hosts from 9:30 to 11:30 AM.
I truly hope we will have a LARGE delegation in attendance. Nothing to do tomorrow? Looking to escape the 'honey do' list? Come on out!