Ubar Grotto is an organization for members of the Masonic fraternity. It is a constituent body operating under the Supreme Council of the Mystic Order of the Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm, having been constituted on July 23, 2011. The Grotto is officially located in Elizabethtown, PA, and meets on the fourth Sunday of each month, at the Spring Garden Conference Center in Middletown, PA. Meetings start at 6 pm. Questions and comments can be sent using the Contact page.
The Pillar – Volume 4, Issue 7: September 2016
Saturday September 10th – Highway Cleanup Breakfast at Country Meadows 0730hrs, cleanup meet 9am Rheems exit of Rt 283
Saturday September 24th – Autumn Days
Sunday September 25th – September Stated Meeting & Dinner
Wednesday October 12th – Lodge 43’s Stated Meeting. Topic: MOVPER, Ubar providing refreshments.
Sunday October 23rd – Ubar Halloween Hootenany, Meeting, and Dinner. Officer nominations.
Friday October 28th – Sunday October 30th – New England Grotto Association Road Trip
Sunday November 27th – Ubar November Convivial and Elections
December Meeting and Installation TBD (4th Sunday is Christmas so we’ll wait to see what Mark wants)
Hey, I have a great idea. Let’s go to New Orleans in late July! Ok, under normal circumstances you’d say “Are you out of your mind? It’s like Eleventy-Billion degrees there that time of year” and well… you’d be right. A delegation of Ubar Prophets were definitely out of their minds and went to New Orleans for the Supreme Council Session.
Representing Ubar was Monarch Pete Ruggieri, Secretary Baby Sheik Jay “Laser”, and Fez-misplacer George Hindson PM. Once we got to New Orleans we met up with our friends from all over the Enchanted Realm.
Lots of great fellowship during the week as we interacted with Prophets from all over North America. New Orleans is an amazing place with great food, live music and tons of history and we took in as much as we could in a week.
The biggest news to come out of Supreme Council was the election of our friend Victor Mann of Azim Grotto to the position of Grand Captain of the Guard. That means that Victor is now 7 heartbeats away from being the boss of all of the Grottoes of North America. Ok, or 8 years away the slow way.
Next year’s Supreme Session is in Beautiful Toledo Ohio. Start planning now!
It’s been a busy year in the Enchanted Realm in 2016 and we’re not letting off the gas.
In June a number of Prophets got together at Prophet David Steffie’s farm for some outdoor Grottoing. We had a great meal, great fellowship and lots of firearms. A big thank you to David Steffie for hosting and Prophet Dave Goss for bringing many fun toys for us to play with.
Pro. Chad McComsey has taken the helm of the Award Winning newsletter, The Pillar. I present you with the January edition. – Pro. Pete Ruggieri, Potent Monarch.
Saturday 12/12/15 at Tellus360, 24 E King St., Lancaster PA. 2pm-4pm. Dress, Christmas/Holiday Festive.
Prophets! Join us at Tellus 360 tomorrow for the installation of officers. There is a brief open ceremony followed by libations, lies, and good times. At 4pm stay for the Lancaster Santa Stumble and see 1000 drunken Santas, Mrs. Clauses, Buddy The Elves, and Cousin Eddie’s walking around the Square.
Our past Monarch and soon to be Past Secretary, Seth Anthony will also be getting installed as Worshipful Master of Treichler Lodge the same evening. So if crowds of rowdy Santas are not your thing, support Prophet Seth as he takes the East.
Evilpete – Monarch Elect
Ubar Grotto is very pleased to have no less than 3 (!) worthy Prophets vying for the position of Venerable Prophet of our Grotto. In an effort to help the members get to know these Prophets a little better, each of them has been asked five questions, the responses to which will be posted here.
We continue our tour of candidates with Prophet Harry Smith: