The Lantern Newsletter for March 2012 is here now!
Just as the Honey Badger will soon emerge from hibernation from somewhere along Skyline Drive, we too will turn our endeavors to ceremonial and fundraising events. The May Ceremonial is still unconfirmed, but we are preparing for it in the event we have enough petitions. The October Ceremonial is gearing up to be the “Big” event, coupled with a cookout and the Annual Halloween Fundraising Party. The fundraisers are a different story. We have confirmed October 6th and 7th for the Wine Festival, with two other events pending, plus a one day toothbrush drive. There will be communication, phone calls and signup sheets for Prophets to work these events. In the event we do not have enough turn out – the Grotto will PAY (even at a loss) a temporary labor company to fulfill our commitments. Prophets, we cannot back out of one of these events that we are offered without losing all future consideration for local fundraising events. I will hold to my commitment to not “over-extend” anyone, however I am asking that you extend a little for at least one event. I understand that masonry is full of commitments and obligations, the Grotto is also one! It’s not all work for the coffers and no play; we will have fun. There will be our monthly gatherings; a summer splash down; Prophet Appreciation Day in the fall to wrap up the years hard work with crabs, oysters, steak and libations; not to mention the Halloween Party. The enthusiasm and fervor currently taking place is starting to catch on and brothers in the Masonic community are asking more about “That Grotto” and filling out membership petitions! Thank you and let’s keep having fun and moving forward.