Alright, Ubar actually met on May 6th, not May 1st, but it was still a riotous and fun meeting for all the Prophets and visitors in attendance. The weather was warm and the fellowship was abundant as Prophets came together to celebrate all things Grotto. A fantastic meal was once again provided by Pro. Clarence Riley and his staff at Commonwealth Caterers.
Specifically, Ubar was happy to host Dianna Bristle, Executive Director of the Humanitarian Foundation of the Grottoes of North America, and her assistant, Sandee Riggs. These ladies drove more than six hours from their homes in Ohio to present information on the Humanitarian Foundation at our meeting. Their presentation caught many members by surprise, driving them to purchase Enchanted Lanterns and to make donations to the Humanitarian Foundation. As a Grotto, Ubar voted to give $250, which will make Ubar a Grand Monarch Level Sponsor in the Fairchild Society.
Following the presentation, Ubar held its regular stated meeting. Topics of interest included our upcoming Summer Picnic and Anniversary Celebration, the Adopt-a-Highway program, and Ubar’s participation at the Abraham C. Treichler Lodge No. 682 Car Show.
Ubar is also proud to announce its endorsement of Pro. David Chambers, Past Monarch of Achbar Grotto (and honorary Ubarian) in his run for the office of Grand Trustee of the Supreme Council. David is a fine Prophet and we are thrilled to see him run!
Of course, it goes without saying that many a humorous jab was thrown around as well. Special thanks to Pro. Rick Gillardy for taking photos of all the fun.
Our next meeting will be on June 10, 2012. The program for the meeting will be the Ceremonial of the Order and we invite all Prophets to attend!