Spread the word! National Grotto Day is coming March 23, 2019!
To: All Monarchs & Grotto Secretaries
Re: National Grotto Day
Prophets let me introduce myself. My name is Bob Siebold and I am a Past Monarch of Tri Po Bed Grotto and currently a Supreme Council District Deputy. Above and beyond that, I have been designated by our Supreme Council to be the Chairman for National Grotto Day which will be celebrated on Saturday, March 23rd, 2019.
The Mystic Order of Veiled Prophets of the Enchanted Realm, long seen as the Master Mason’s playground, admonishes its members to exhibit sympathy and good fellowship to all. In order to sustain our good works and the great friendships the Grotto provides, we are charged by our Grand Monarch to seek out members of the Masonic Fraternity, in good standing, to join our grand order.
To accomplish this, we must plan for a future that enjoys a growing and thriving membership, not a shrinking one. To net it out National Grotto Day is all about one thing – membership. Our focus is to band together during the month of March and initiate a large number of men into the Realm.
As Monarchs and Grotto Secretaries you will act as our conduits to the local Grotto’s ensuring all communication pertaining to this historical day is disseminated properly to your officers and members.
What I am asking of you, is that you hold a ceremonial, long form or short, any day during the month of March. Initiates and proposers will receive a commemorative lapel pin and membership certificate. The Supreme Council will also waive the initiation fee!
In partnership with the Supreme Council Office, you will be receiving an email with a date for a Conference Call. On that Conference Call we will be reviewing all of the details you will need to help us announce, promote and run National Grotto Day in your local Grotto. In the interim you will also see advertisements in the Grotto Magazine, on the website at www.scgrotto.org and on the M.O.V.P.E.R. Facebook page.
By creating National Grotto Day, we seek to raise awareness of Grotto in the Masonic Lodges throughout the Realm as well as to offer brothers the opportunity to come together for a ceremonial that will be held across North America.
I am excited about this outstanding membership initiative and look forward to speaking with you all in the next few weeks.
Yours in Sympathy and Good Fellowship,