One of the greatest things about being involved with Grotto is meeting members from all over the country. Ubar has developed a fantastic relationship with Azim Grotto in New York City. The two groups have a strong rivalry, all in an effort to grow our organizations and keep the fellowship alive. Now, another Grotto has asked for support and Ubar and Azim are sure to respond.
Samis Grotto, located in Richmond, VA, is experiencing the same issues that many Grottoes are facing. However, they recently received some exciting news. Several local Brothers have expressed interest in joining and reviving Samis Grotto after hearing about all of the good things going on in Central Pennsylvania and New York City. Samis reached out to Ubar and Azim, asking for assistance in presenting a Ceremonial on Saturday, July 13, 2013. Of course the Prophets were quick to heed the call!
Several Ubarians will be travelling to Samis Grotto the morning of the 13th. Some will be staying over for the evening, while others may be returning the same day. Arrangements are being made through the Omni Hotel in Richmond for those who wish to stay over. All of the event details can be found on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/events/106756739532382/.
If you are interested in attending and would like some more information, contact Pro. Seth Anthony, PM, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ubar Grotto is getting an artist;s treatment. Well, at least one of our fezzes is anyway.
Miss Georgette Williams, girlfriend of Pro. Seth Anthony, PM, recently created an original still life painting of an Ubar fez in a manly setting. The original of this painting was given to Pro. Shaun Sponagle and hangs at his cigar shop, D & S Cigars, in Lancaster, PA. But, the officers of Ubar realized that others might also want a copy of this piece, so we will be offering prints for sale.
The prints are full color, 8.5 x 11, on high quality paper. Each print will cost $5, with a portion of the proceeds going to benefit the Humanitarian Foundation. Prints will be on sale at our next meeting. If you cannot make the April meeting, but would like to purchase a print, drop an email to email@example.com.
We are pleased to announce that Ubar Grotto will be auctioning off two Grand Master’s Medallions at our April Stated Meeting, to be held on April 28, 2013. These medallions are highly collectible and are made of solid metal. These items were donated by a friend of the Grotto and are estimated to be worth $75 to $100.
The first medallion features Bro. Henry Bingham, hero of the battle of Gettysburg. It is only appropriate that this medallion be offered up for auction during the 150th Anniversary year of the battle.
The second medallion features a tribute to the armed forces of our country and would make a great addition to the collection of any veteran.
All proceeds from the auctions will go towards the purchasing of Enchanted Lanterns (so Ubar can beat Azim!)
Ubar hopes to do an auction at each of its meetings for the rest of the year. If you have a piece of Masonic memorabilia, or some other interesting item that you’d be willing to donate, drop us a message at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is a well documented fact that Ubar Grotto has discriminating tastes when it comes to fashion. Our members like to be well dressed and to show of their Grotto membership with pride. Heck, if you wait long enough, our Monarch will probably do a runway walk for you (but only if he is wearing his signature ascot.)
Knowing this, we are proud to launch the 2013 Ubar Apparel Collection. Made from only the finest synthetic and polyester blends, we know these pieces of haberdashery will meet with approval from our members. We’ve also been able to expand the line to include a golf shirt, fleeces (including the “ever popular with the Monarch” fleece vest), a jacket, and a messenger bag.
Please note, on the order form, there is a space to add an Enchanted Lantern for $50. If you haven’t already purchased an Enchanted Lantern this year, this is a great way to make a donation to our charity, the Humanitarian Foundation, and support some needy kids along the way. Plus, you’ll save $1 a year on your dues!