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!
We’re pleased to annouce that Ubar Grotto has been recognized with three awards following the Supreme Council Sessions, held in Mobile, Alabama, earlier this month.
For the second year in a row, Ubar has been awarded First Place in its Division for its website, http://www.ubargrotto.com. The Prophets of Ubar work hard and the information that goes out on the website really helps members and visitors alike to understand the pride that each of us has in being a Prophet at Ubar. We look forward to continuing to publish articles and information of interest to all.
Also for the second year in a row, Ubar has won First Place in its Division for its newsletter, The Pillar. Started at the beginning of 2013, The Pillar has quickly grown to be a key method of communciation for our Prophets. It is e-published nine times a year and continues to grow in readership. Each month, we get compliments about the quality and content of this publication and we thank those who take time out of their busy schedule to peruse it.
Lastly, Ubar was recognized with an Honorable Mention for the number of new members that we initiated. While we did lose out to our mortal chimp-enemies, the Azimians, the Prophets of Ubar remain proud of the Grotto and organization they have built.
Thank you to the Supreme Council and the Contest Committee for this recognition. It is much appreciated!
A toast, to a fantastic year with many more to come!