My Fellow Prophets!
With a blink of the eye, January has ended and we are going full force into February.
Our meeting is at 7:30 pm on February 17, 2017, Old West Lodge in Newhall, CA followed by Fellowship at our fixture: Chi Chi’s Pizza!
I would like to take a moment to thank everybody that stepped up to assist and donate to our Past Monarch Chad Goertz in his time of need, be it shoveling mud or donating what you can. As Masons and Grotto members, it is our duty to assist our Brethren in their time of need and I feel like we all stepped up. His campaign on GoFundMe is still up and anyone who can continue to assist, I strongly urge you to go ahead and do so! Link: Goertz Family – GoFundMe
Last month we had a Brunch at the 45th Aero Squadron and it turned out rather well and that brunch along with similar events throughout the year is something I want to entertain to strengthen our bond as Brother Prophets, potentially bring back some Prophets that we haven’t seen in a while and even spark the interest of some Mason’s that want to become Prophets. Our next Brunch is on March 12th at the Aero Squadron at 10AM once again. I encourage all the Prophets to bring like-minded people over to show them how the Grotto has a good time (even in the AM).
As Chairman of the Membership Committee, I have been in touch with a few people that haven’t been back in quite a while (2 years minimum) and have made some progress in having Prophets either catch up with their dues and/or return to the Grotto! Let’s see what happens on Friday! So far, our newly initiated Prophet Stuart W. hasn’t ran for the hills so I’d say that we are off to a GREAT start, I especially loved seeing the “Second Section” make a come-back.
As you all know, Past Monarch Daniel Hood is Western Grotto President this year and I want us to take full initiative to put on the Initiation Play in its full form with costumes and all. Chief Justice Michael S. has been appointed to spearhead that movement and I would like us to honor our PM Hood by performing the ceremony!
Also, as we are arranging our year, I was so happy to see all the Brother Prophets step up to make the entire payment to renew our Magic Castle membership! Special Thanks to Brother Chad, Dave and Michael for stepping up the previous years. Let’s make a visit happen soon!
Don’t forget your Grotto Shirts and you Fez! See you all on Friday!
Yours in Fellowship,
Monarch of Cinema Grotto