Greeting from “YOUR” Committee on Work Team!

As you know, Ill:. Ricks has stepped down as the Chairman of the Committee on Work (affectionately known as COW), and I was asked to be the new Chairman, which I was honored to accept.

I want to start by sharing my personal point of view of the COW.  This Team is one that has great legacy, history and responsibility.  Through the hard work of many, to include Ill:. George Van Pelt & Ill:. Ricky Ricks, our Valley has the distinction of being the only one that confers all 29 degrees in a given year.  This is a great honor and a huge responsibility.  I have no delusion to believe that this is done because of the COW.  In my mind, the members of the COW are here to facilitate, orchestrate and most importantly FOSTER BROTHERHOOD.  Because without this sense of Brotherhood there is no way our brethren will continue to do the great work they do.

It is my honor to introduce the Committee on Work Team who are here to assist you.

  • Jay Cebollero, 32° KCCH – Chairman
  • Chet Tokar, 32° – Ass’t Chairman
  • Tracy Chastain, 32°
  • Mike Hemphill, 32° KCCH 
  • John Miles, 32° 

There are some exciting changes coming to the COW, Degree Masters and Degree Participants.  Since taking the reins, I have had several conversations with Ill:. Chet and Ill:. Keith to discuss changes we believe will inspire, motivate, and reward degree participants.  We will be discussing these changes at the August 10th Degree Masters Meeting.  Meeting starts at 8:00 a.m. and Ill:. Paul will be serving breakfast for this meeting.  I urge all Degree Masters to attend, or if you are not able to send a representative. 

I wanted to thank you all for being part of the TEAM.  I know that by working together we can continue with the legacy placed before us and with our hard work we can ensure continued growth and improvement of our reunions into the future.  If there is anything, we can do for you, please do not hesitate to reach out.

In closing, thank you for all you have done, are doing, and will do for our fraternity.


Jay Cebollero, 32° KCCH
Chairman, Committee on Work

“What we have done for ourselves alone dies with us; what we have done for others is immortal.”