Over the years, I have observed the way we as human beings are often quick to judge and slow to forgive. With politics, we seemingly condemn every statement, with sports we vociferously criticize every error, and with religion we self-righteously consider the hypocrisy of every notion. Now, I’m not a Psychologist so I can’t explain why we do this but I do find it curious. Although, I might personally be one of the first to analyze a situation or discuss a person’s actions, I trust that in my heart I am forgiving. So what does this have to do with Cinema Grotto? Well, it is the essence of who we are. To truly enjoy ourselves we need to put aside the obstacles in our lives and focus on the vision. We are already half way through the year and we still have much FUN to accomplish.
Starting with our next meeting on Friday, June 15th we will be launching our Cigar Dogs Event. Our Cigar Dog Master will be THE Prophet that on his Grotto Application listed his employment as “Man of Leisure”. A Prophet who sometimes drives two hours to attend our meetings and still finds time to smoke a cigar beforehand. Yes, he drinks his milk out of a dirty glass and doesn’t even wipe his mouth. He always stays thirsty, my friend. This Cigar Aficionado is Gary Sturm. Gary has agreed to bring cigars and teach us novices how to not inhale cigar smoke while ingesting too many hot dogs. Yes, he knows a lot about dogs too. He has taught old dogs a variety of new tricks. Freemasons strive to learn HIS secret handshake. He is the life of parties that he has never attended. It should be fun. Bring $15, the cost of cigars and hot dogs might be worth it but really the payment is just to meet him.
Some of the most interesting conversations in the world are had with cigars. It is not so much the cigars as it is the conversation. You won’t want to miss this even if you don’t care for cigars. I have been looking forward to this event for quite some time and hope to continue many times in the future. It turns out the Supreme Council is meeting that week and it is my obligation as your Monarch to attend. Rest assured our Worthy Chief Justice has the keys and is prepared to open the door to your Cinema Grotto Enjoyment. If any Prophets have any issues or ideas for me to share with Supreme Council of the Grottoes of North America please contact me.
As Prophets of the Mystic Order of the Veiled Prophets Enchanted Realm, let us continue to turn things upside down by striving to be Slow to judge and Quick to forgive.
Fez, Shirts and Quarters required at all meetings!
Stay Thirsty Prophets,
Monarch – Cinema Grotto 2018
|Cinema Grotto Calendar – 2018|
|15-Jun||Fri||Stated Meeting||Cigars Dogs – Gary Sturm, Donald Acting Monarch|
|16-Jun||Sat||NAG Supreme Council||Jun 13-18 Indy, Jim Jarnagin Grand Trustee|
|14-Jul||Sat||UCP BBQ No. 1||Chief Justice – Donald Gipson|
|20-Jul||Fri||Stated Meeting||Monte Carlo Night|
|17-Aug||Fri||Stated Meeting||Donald Gipson – Acting Monarch|
|18-Aug||Sat||UCP BBQ No. 2||Chief Justice – Donald Gipson|
|1-Sep||Sat||Magic Castle – Houdini Room||Pay in advance to Monarch|
|21-Sep||Fri||Stated Meeting||Ceremonial Practice|
|19-Oct||Fri||Stated Meeting||Dave Taylor – Acting Monarch – Scary Night|
|27-Oct||Sat||WGA Convention||Oct 24 – 27th in Laughlin, NV|
|1-Dec||Sat||Grotto Installation||Donald Gipson to Plan|
|Dec||Caroling||TBD by Chief Justice|
|Ceremonial No. 2||TBD by Ritual Director|
|Optional Ideas Encouraged|
|Masons that Love Beer|
|Combine with other Masonic Bodies|
|Happy Hour||Before Some Meetings?|