On November 23rd, Ubar Grotto held its final stated meeting of 2014 with an excellent Convivial to wrap up a great year of sympathy and good fellowship. For one last night, Pro. Tim “the Tyrant” Settlemyer was at the helm, yelling at the Prophets, receiving the same respect he found on his first day in office (hint: it’s little to none.) The Prophets, for their part, really couldn’t be bothered with Tim anyways, as they were far too busy shoveling massive chunks of prime rib down their gullets. While the meal was an all-you-can-eat feast, very few members were able to go back for seconds, thanks to the prehistoric portions they were served on their first trip through the food line.
While they were gorging, Pro. Andrew Sterling worked his auctioneer magic, selling several items and raising more than $400 for the Grotto. We’d like to attribute this income to his perky demeanor and charming wit, but we’re pretty sure that folks just wanted him to sit down faster.
As usual, after a meal of this size, the Prophets dozed off, leaving Tim to run a relatively quiet meeting. The bills were paid, George took a beating, and Pro. Tom Labagh, Sheik of Ubar, listend to the Dolphins lose. This is all in a typical night for Ubar. However, there was one highlight to the evening – the election of officers. With the grace of a railroad locomotive, officers were elected to serve Ubar for 2015. They are:
- 4th Monarch of Ubar Grotto – Pro. David Andrew Labagh
- Chief Justice – “Evil” Peter J. Ruggieri
- Master of Ceremonies – Pro. Mark G. Mattern
- Venerable Prophet (winning a 4 way race!) – Pro. Shaun “Spooner” Sponagle
- Treasurer – Pro. Doug “Greasy Thumbs” Harms
- Secretary – Pro. Seth “doesn’t know how to say no” Anthony
- Trustee – Pro. Teddy Sizemore
The Monarch-Elect annonced several of his officers, but the crowd was mostly too bored to care.
Congratulations to all and we hope to see you on December 13, 2014, at the Lucky Duck Restaurant in Elizabethtown, PA, for our Installation, which starts at 6 PM!