The month of May reminds me of Mother’s Day and May Flowers.
I remember when I was but a wee little lad, my Great Grandmother told me about a May tradition. She shared that May 1st used to be called May Day which involved the placing of baskets of flowers on friend’s porches and the children used to dance around a Maypole with ribbons attached to it. It sounded fun and carefree and to this day I still picture it when May comes around. I wish it was still continued, but in a way it reminds me of the carefree fun we still enjoy in the Grotto which is why I’m suggesting we each bring a flower to the meeting this Friday or at least draw a picture when you get there. I know it sounds silly and awkward but that is the fun of Grotto. It serves another purpose as well it reminds us of those that no longer have mothers. As you know, Dave Taylor will be chairing the meeting this Friday and he lost his mother this year so this was his first Mother’s Day without her. God rest her soul.
Last month was spectacular for Cinema Grotto. We held our 2nd Ceremonial in 25 years initiating 9 new Prophets thanks to our amazing Ritual Director/Chief Justice and cast; also in attendance were our District Deputy, several Past Presidents and current President of the Western Grotto Association, Grand Trustee and Grand Chief Justice as well as Prophets from other Grottoes, and the Ladies of Mokanna. We raised money for the WGA and Cinema Grotto, reveled in great entertainment and savored tasty food.
Special thanks to Jim Jarnagin for cooking the food, the ladies that helped to clean up and the Prophets that brought additional food and drinks. But most of all thank you Prophets, we enjoyed Good Fellowship – the comradery of everyone pulling together to help out and the congenial atmosphere with we interacted truly made this a special event.
18 May – Dave Taylor will be acting Monarch. It is the month of May Day and flowers. Try to bring Dave a flower. He will smell so good!
10 Jun – 17 Jun – Supreme Council Session – Indianapolis, Indiana
15 Jun – Cigars and Scotch after Meeting – Gary Sturm
14 Jul – UCP BBQ1 – Donald Gipson
20 Jul – Monte Carlo Night after Meeting – (Mystery Prophet)
17 Aug – Donald Gipson Acting Monarch – Karaoke
18 Aug – UCP BBQ2 – Donald Gipson
01 Sep – Houdini Room – Magic Castle – Prophets Only – Michael Schneider/Dave Taylor
17 Sep – Ceremonial Practice Meeting (Ceremonial TBD by Ritual Director)
19 Oct – Dave Taylor Acting Monarch – Annual Halloween Costume Competition
27 Oct – WGA Convention – Laughlin, NV
16 Nov – Elections
1 Dec – Cinema Grotto Installation
Dec – UCP Caroling (TBD by Chief Justice)
Laugh and feel better about yourself!
Fez, Shirts and Quarters required at all meetings!
Stay Thirsty Prophets,
Monarch – Cinema Grotto 2018