Ubar Grotto has members from nine different counties, but one has a love hate relationship unlike any other – York County. We love to rib our York County Prophets, but they are truly Grotto members, through and through. This was recently proven with some excellent events in York County.
The May stated meeting of Ubar Grotto was held on Sunday, May 17, 2015 at the Field House in Goldsboro, PA. This was the first “travelling meeting” for the organization. Eighteen Prophets descended on the unknowing restaurant for an excellent meal of wings, mac & cheese, and meatballs. Salad was also present, but the Prophets left it nearly untouched. After a great hour of socializing, the Monarch called the meeting to order and transacted the normal business. The Field House was generous in providing 3 gift certificates, two of which were auctioned off, while the last was used as a prize for a punching bag competition.
You see, the room in which the meeting occurred was outfitted with an electronic punching bag game. Of course, the Prophets had to take their shots at it. Pro. Jeff “El Duce” Fulton was the early favorite. But, a dark horse contender knocked him out – Jack “Pappy” Harley, throws a wicked right hook, as everyone learned!
The other big news of the night involved Enchanted Lanterns. With 55 certificates in hand, Prophets marveled at the generosity of the Grotto and laughed when they learned that Ubar had purchased so many Lanterns that the Supreme Council didn’t have enough pins to fulfill the order! This is how one Grottos, for sure!
Following the meeting, many retired to the veranda for cigars and discussion, capping off an excellent night. Thanks to Pro. Scott Smeltzer and Pro. Jeff Fulton for their assistance in organizing this event.
On the following evening, Monday, May 18, the York Prophets were back at it again with a Master Mason Night at First Capital Dispensing Company. More than a dozen Ubarians showed up to woo prospective members, several of which expressed interest in joining.
As of the date of writing, Ubar has 13 candidates for its June Ceremonial, with up to five more in the works. Great job everyone!