The April meeting was a spectacular two-ring circus! With events held in both the Lodge Room & Dining Hall. The evening started in the Dining Hall as 60+ guests were treated to a perfectly cooked steak provided by Illustrious Mert Gayler, 33° & Illustrious Charlie Ash, 33°, and Michael Gayler. After another great Annual BBQ we moved on to our presentations. The first presentation of the night was a 50 Year Cap to Ben Manierre, 32° KCCH by Illustrious Frank S. Loui, 33°, Sovereign Grand Inspector General of the Supreme Council in California. Following that great presentation the Valley was presented with our VMAP Participation Certificate which was given to our Valley by the Supreme Council. When we all thought the presentations couldn't get any better the Palm Springs Lodge #693 presented a very generous donation to the Childhood Language & Learning Center. After all of our presentations were complete the members moved on the Lodge Room for the presentation of the 5th Degree by our new 5th Degree team.
Our next meeting will be another great event as we present our newest Scottish Rite members with their Caps and Rings. May is also the month we award our yearly scholarship to a very deserving student.
Please mark your calendars now for our upcoming Special Events. Childhood Language & Learning Center Open House on Sunday, May 3, 9:00 AM- 12:00 PM, Celebrating The Craft on Saturday, May 16 and our Annual Feast of Tishri on October 17, 2015. These are two exceptional events, and I will have more information to follow.
Shane DaCosta, 32°