Prophets! This year the Pennsylvania Grotto Association and the Colonial Grotto Association will be meeting at the same BAT TIME and same BAT PLACE, right here in Central PA. The site will be the historic Eisenhower Hotel in Gettysburg PA.
Plenty of time to sight-see, enjoy the hospitality room and to visit with Prophets from around the Realm.
REGISTRATION FORM: april-pga-and-cga-registration-2017
Your Monarch is watching. Be warned.
From the desk of Pro. David Andrew Labagh, 4th Monarch of Ubar Grotto…
These past 2 months away from Grotto have seemed so long that I’m even starting to slightly miss George. I don’t know about you, but I’m ready to get back to good ol’ fashioned Grottoing. Before our next meeting on September 27, we have a number of upcoming events where I hope to see a lot of you!
Speaking of our next meeting, petitions are due for Neophytes wishing to join Ubar at our October Ceremonial and Halloween party. Nothing can excite, mentally scar, and emotionally damage a new prophet much more than joining at our Halloween Ceremonial! As Prophet Russ Kratzer says, “We need the dues!” So, be sure to bring any and all petitions to our September stated meeting!
As always… Good talk. See you out there.
- September 12: Highway Clean-Up (9-11am)
Prophet Abe Shaffner (a.k.a. Queen of Bologna, a.k.a. Highway Clean-Up Coordinator) has proclaimed this date to be our next highway clean-up. Meet at parking lot off of the Rheems/Elizabethtown exit of 283 @ 9am or join your fellow prophets for breakfast first at Country Meadows Restaurant on 743 at 7:30am. Contact Abe at email@example.com if you can attend.
- September 16: Delco Grotto Ceremonial
Out mother grotto, Delco, has asked that we assist them in doing an “Ubar Style” ceremonial for them at their September meeting. We need you, Prophets. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to travel to Delco and assist with the ceremonial and we can coordinate travel accordingly.
- September 19: Autumn Days @ the Masonic Village in Elizabethtown (10am-4pm)
Ubar Grotto will be out in full force for Autumn Days and will have a booth as well so we show all of Elizabethtown how awesome we really are. Plus, I have a karaoke machine I’m bringing. It wouldn’t be Autumn Days if Ubar wasn’t causing some sort of ruckus.
- September 25: Azim Grotto Ceremonial in NYC
Any prophets wanting to travel to the evil empire of Azim are more than welcome! If you haven’t been to Azim Grotto before, I encourage you to attend.
- September 27 at 6PM: Ubar Stated Meeting @ Spring Garden Conference Center
Petitions are due for the October Ceremonial! Invites for the meeting will be sent in mid September!
Pro. Victor Mann, PM, SCDD – What have we gotten ourselves into?
The Prophets of Ubar Grotto would like to extend a warm welcome to our newly appointed Supreme Council District Deputy, Pro. Victor Mann, PM, of Azim Grotto in New York, NY.
Pro. Mann is no stranger to the members of Ubar Grotto, having visited and Grottoed with the Prophets on many, many occasions. Pro. Mann is a standup, well, man, and we look forward to working with him the future to better the our Grotto and the Realm.
Plus, we can now say that we’re being kept down by the Mann. That’s worth its weight in gold right there!
Yes, that’s right, Ubar Grotto has won another award!
The Past Grand Monarch George Thomas award was awarded to Ubar Grotto for the highest total number of Enchanted Lanterns that were contributed by an individual Grotto, under the membership of 100. This means that Ubar Prophets purchased more Enchanted Lanterns than any other Grotto under 100 members from June of 2013 to April of 2014. Nailed it!
The award, named in honor of Past Grand Monarch George Thomas, recognizes the person who introduced the Dental Program to the Grottoes of North America. He was a practicing dentist who treated special needs people and brought to the Grotto the fact that they were the most under treated population. Thus, the Supreme Council adopted Dental Care for Children with Special Needs as their main charity in the 1960’s. “Doc” Thomas, as he was known, was a member of Samis Grotto in Richmond, Virginia. He has since passed away, but his family is still a part of Samis Grotto and several Ubarians were excited to spend time with his family last year when they visited Richmond.
Thank you to each of the Prophets who purchased a Lantern and made this award a reality! A toast!
Ubar Grotto members are known for being men of style. They can rock a sock / sandal combination better than anyone and let’s not forget the glorious pale calves that many of our members show off during the summer months. Now, you too can show off your Grotto spirit and pride with the lastest Ubar Grotto Apparel.
Just click here to download an order form.
Please note that orders are due at the June Stated Meeting!
No, wear did I put those jean shorts… hmmmm…..