What a year Ubar has been having. We’re just three meetings into 2014 and we’ve had the Grand Monarch visit, hosted the Inaugural Installation of the Colonial Grotto Association, and now, after our March stated meeting, the Grotto has welcomed 9 new Prophets into the Realm! The Grotto is at half of its membership goal for the year already, with a total of 96 Prophets on the rolls.
After an unseasonably warm weekend, the Prophets of Ubar gathered on Sunday, March 23, 2014, for a meeting filled with sympathy and good fellowship. Unforunately, several of the officers were unable to be present due to family commitments and a strange bout of Non-Grotto flu. But, those who could make it out, were treated to one heck of a Ceremonial and a fine dinner of Italian morsels dubbed “Sweaty Pete’s Italian Buffet.” It was even more special because most recent Past Monarch George Hindson wasn’t present. A toast!
Once again, Pro. Tim Settlemyer, the Tyrant of Ubar, ruled over his Grotto with his wooden stave of idignation. In an effort to bring the Master of Ceremonies and Chief Justice to his side, he offered them their own implements of terror – the “Wooden Spoon of Horrendous Spooning” to the Master of Ceremonies and the “Stark Fist of Unspeakble Acts” to the Chief Justice. Much fun was had with these staves, to say the least. Tim further scorned the Prophets whenever they voted against any motion and disregarded their wishes as every motion passed without question (although, it should be noted, that this is the same way every Monarch has been treated. Tim just thinks he’s special. Shhh, don’t tell him.) The most important motion of the evening was for the Grotto to purchase a large paver stone to be placed at the new Eternal Flame Monument at Veteran’s Grove at the Masonic Villages at Elizabethtown. The business of the Grotto having been conducted with dispatch, the Ceremonial capped off the night in a hilarious and fun filled way.
Once again, welcome to all of the new Prophets and we hope you find what you’re looking for at Ubar Grotto!