Cinema Grotto Monarch
Cinema Grotto Monarch
After hearing of the passing of our dear friend and supporter of the Grotto, Cynthia Cunningham, the Prophets of Cinema Grotto passed the Fez at our January meeting in order to collect donations in Cynthia and Past Monarch Jim Cunningham’s memory. We raised $250 and purchased five Enchanted Lanterns in their names to be presented to David Cunningham.
I am very proud to be a member of our Grotto and to see our Prophet’s practicing Sympathy and honoring those who have supported us so fervently.
The memorial service for Cynthia Cunningham will be Sunday, February 17th at 3 PM at Old West Lodge.
It is very important that we make every effort to attend the service, Prophets.
When we practice Sympathy and Good Fellowship, we embody what the M.O.V.P.E.R is all about.
Yours in Good Fellowship,
On Saturday, March 23, 2019, Grottoes across the country will be celebrating National Grotto Day. You didn’t really think Cinema would be left out of the fun, right?
A full day of fun and fellowships will be held at Old West Masonic Lodge on March 23rd, including a full-form ceremonial.
In the meantime, start inviting your brothers to National Grotto Day at Cinema Grotto where they can also be made Prophets of the Enchanted Realm!
*Please email me (firstname.lastname@example.org) with your RSVP so we can plan accordingly for a day of Good Fellowship*
Hope to hear from you soon!
Fun and Fellowship,
Cinema Grotto Monarch
So often in the Grotto we advocate Good Fellowship, but we must not forget the other action to which our attention is called – Sympathy.
A dear, dear friend of the Enchanted Realm, Mrs. Cynthia Cunningham – wife of Past Monarch Jim Cunningham – passed away on January 5, 2019. She was a huge supporter of Cinema Grotto and helped us in so many ways over the years.
I’d like to start a new tradition at Cinema Grotto. When a Prophet or his Lady goes to the Celestial Lodge above, I would encourage us to purchase an Enchanted Lantern in their name to honor them.
* At our Stated Meeting on Jan. 18th, we will pass the Fez around for donations toward an Enchanted Lantern in Cynthia Cunningham’s name. If possible, I’d like to purchase one in Past Monarch Jim Cunningham’s name as well.
At that time, we will open the floor for anybody who would like to share happy memories of the Cunningham’s.
We are blessed at Cinema Grotto to have men and women like the Cunningham’s who have come before us and paved the way for Sympathy and Good Fellowship.
Yours in fellowship,
Monarch of Cinema Grotto
Thank you so much for electing me to serve as Monarch in 2019!
If you didn’t make it to our November Meeting – you missed out. I can honestly say it was one of the most interestingly impish elections I’ve ever witnessed and I loved every minute of it. We had a ton of laughs!
I have only two goals for Cinema Grotto in 2019:
Like turkey and dressing on Thanksgiving, it’s always good to have second and third helpings of Fun and Friendship!
That being said, please don’t hesitate to let me know if you have any ideas or suggestions to enhance these two aspects of our Grotto. I’d love to have a cornucopia of ideas from all of our Prophets (see what I did there).
This is YOUR Grotto and I want us to improve it together because, you know, it’s more fun that way!
Please make every effort to attend our Installation of Officers at 5pm on Sunday, December 16th. We’ll have food, frivolity, and friendship!
You like stand up comedy? We’ll have that to! You enjoy magic? There will be magic! Toasts? Oh yes, there will be toasts!
It’s going to be a great time a the ole Grotto that night!
On Tuesday and Wednesday evening of that week (December 18th & 19th @ 7pm) Join us as we go Christmas Caroling at the United Cerebral Palsy Homes in Sylmar.
This is one of my favorite events of the year! Bring your significant other, the kids, your friends and the entire Holiday Squad. We’ll form one mighty Grotto choir to bring in the Holiday Season. *Can’t sing? Not to worry – there will be Kazoos!*
Please RSVP for Installation and Caroling on our Facebook event pages so we can plan accordingly
Have a Happy Thanksgiving you Jive Turkeys,
Thank you to everyone who came out to the United Cerebral Palsy BBQ on July 21st. We had a great time!
A Big THANK YOU to Prophet Ed Gonzaga for arriving early and helping me set up for the BBQ. It was a huge help! I hope to see more of our officers following his lead and arriving early at the next one to help. You rock, Ed!
Thank you for all of those who helped clean up and put everything away. Many hands make light work!
I enjoyed flippin’ burgers and dogs while our good natured prophets chatted it up with the residents and helped to spread good fellowship!
We have our final United Cerebral Palsy BBQ on Saturday, August 18th at the Dronefield House from 11 am – 2 pm (officers please be there at 10:30 to help set up).
Looking forward to seeing you all there,