Hello, My Brothers All:
A quick update on the installation of the six modular units – they are assembled, leveled and tied down, the electrical feed installed, and both inspected. The sidewalks have been framed and will be poured this Monday the 16th after which we’ll complete the final inspection, and a certificate of occupancy awarded. At that point, we can move in. Both Keith and I anticipate that we will be in by late July or early August. At that point, Ill:. Brother Keith is asking for assistance in unloading our PODS and transferring all our costumes, props and records into our new modular building. When Keith requests if you are available to help, your assistance is greatly appreciated. You know the saying — “many hands make little work!” As soon as the building is ready, we will also have a short ribbon cutting ceremony!
As a reminder, at our stated meeting on the 27th of July, representatives from our local clinic in Orlando will be sharing an overview of the programs available and the successes which they have provided our local children. Dinner is at 6:30 p.m. followed by the program. Please join us!
The Executive Committee will start planning for what’s next and establishing a vision statement, so we can all focus on those activities that will take us forward in growth of membership, enrichment of our VMAP efforts and ensuring we consider the needs and desires of all our members in making our plans in moving us forward and into tomorrow. A special note for the members of the Executive Committee – as a reminder we request your attendance at all executive committee meetings, but most importantly, at the up and coming Exec Com meeting on the 25th of July. We need your input and feedback as we look forward!
Speaking of the future and moving forward, membership is important, and now is the time we should be introducing the A.A.S.R. and the benefits that are available to assist a Master Mason to continue with further growth and a deeper understanding of our Masonic fraternity. While membership efforts should be a year-round effort the 3–5 months before each reunion are particularly important and reminds those, who were considering the A.A.S.R. that now is the time to act.
Until next time, remember the many things for which you are thankful! Be safe in your travels; “whisper wise counsel in the ear of an erring brother;” and respect the dignity of all, as it makes you and our fraternity stronger one action at a time. Thanks for your continued support and participation; and may the “Spirit of Fraternity” reign supreme within our “Valley of Orlando!”
Ill:. Chester A. “Chet” King, 33°
“People forget what you say, and forget what you do, but forever remember how you made them feel!”