On April 26th, Ubar Grotto gathered at the usual spot to partake in its bi-annual feast of an entire cow. That’s right, it was our famous prime rib night! Twice each year, the members gather for Convivial feasts, which happen to be some of the best prime rib around. The meat is so succulent, so fresh, so fall-off-the-bone good, that you don’t even need a knife to cut it. Paired with the horseradish that Pro. Clarence creates for this magical beast, you’ll leave stuffed and able to breathe. And if you don’t, well that’s your fault.
During the meeting, our Secretary extrodinaire reminded the delegation that if a Prophet misses the Convivial, the money he had prepaid for it is available for use by the Grotto. Crunching those numbers, it was noticed that if that money was used to acquire Lanterns specifically for those who did not attend, then we would not only achieve 100% participation in the Enchanted Lantern program. A big thank you to the Prophets who were unable to make it to the meeting this month. Your efforts in laziness have help more kids get dental care!
It was also announced that Pro. Spooner was having major surgery. The turtle master and all around good guy, Pro. Harley, was organizing several visits to see him in the Ephrata Memorial Hospital (God help him), along with dropping off a care package filled with delicious goodies to bribe the nurses.
Lastly, it was moved that we make the May meeting a travelling meeting to York. Pro. Fulton “The Younger” has promised that because of the location of the meeting, you will not be at risk of being shot, so you can leave your Kevlar at home.
We hope to see you in York!
Since our glorious, free wheeling, pants despising leader cancelled our January meeting due to old man winter, we thought we’d take a moment to update you all on items we would have covered at the meeting.
- The February meeting is also when petitions are due for the March Ceremonial, so please plan on having your new members complete the forms and have them in on time.
- We received a letter from the Supreme Council regarding our Enchanted Lantern donations during the past year. We did very well and Pro. Laser is looking forwarding to besting the numbers!
- Ubar apparel orders are in and will be handed out at the next meeting.
Now, on to some upcoming events!
The PA Grotto Association and Colonial Grotto Association will be meeting in Gettysburg on the weekend of April 17-19, 2015. Registration details are available here:
Come on out and have some fun – it’s going to be a blast!
Elizabethtown Chapter, Order of DeMolay, is holding a Dodgeball Tournament on Saturday, May 16, 2015. They requested that we sponsor them at a Gold Level for $100, which includes lots of perks and advertisement for us. We are also invited to have a team participate. The Monarch has directed me to sponsor the Chapter at this level and is working on pulling together a team. More information will be available at the February meeting.
On Saturday, May 2, 2015, the Fakroun Unit will hold a Toothbrush Day event in conjuction with the Rainbow Girls at the Ephrata Walmart. Mark your calendars now and plan to attend. An after party is pending.
Also pending are visits to our “Mother” Grotto – Delco – on April 15, 2015, and to our nemisis, Azim Grotto, in May. Stay tuned for more information!
Now, go get your Grotto on!