Our first Stated Meeting of the new year, is in the books and had a fresh look! Although our fabulous dinner started off a little late, the menu and portions made up for it. For the first time in a long time, the Valley of Palm Springs held a presentation of the 4th Degree. I would like to personally thank our Degree Chairman, Arman Ordian, 32° PVM and our new 4th Degree team of Nick Seneca, 32°; Dan Oates, 32°; Jens Petersen, 32° PVM; Michael Sekera, 32°; Alan Franks, 32°; Rudy Velasco, 32°; Ben Manierre, 32° KCCH; Bill Lightner, 32° and Shaun Johnson, 32° for their dedication to the craft. With the number of members who have been stepping up recently and putting in the extra effort for our new programs, makes me confident that all of our goals for 2015 will be accomplished and the future of our Valley is on the path of progress.
For our March Meeting we will present our Annual Celebration of Remembrance and Renewal. In this ceremony, we remember those Brethren who have journeyed on to the "Celestial Lodge" above, those Brothers with whom we have shared the beauty and grandeur of Masonry with. I strongly urge all of our members and guests to attend our Celebration of Remembrance. Please mark your calendars now for our upcoming Special Events. Celebrating The Craft on Saturday, May 16 and our Annual Feast of Tishri on October 17, 2015. These are two exceptional events, and I will have more information to follow.
Last but not least, we are having a Scottish Rite Work Day on Saturday, March 28. We need people to help and donations in order to make this day a success.
Shane DaCosta, 32°