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From the Desk of the Secretary - July 2018

Calendar Schedule

1 Jul - SR Team practice
11 Jul - Executive Committee meeting, 3rd degree practice
15 Jul - SR Team practice
18 Jul - KCCH, KSA, LOP & Council meetings
22 Jul - KCCH degree team practice

Valley Email Communications

A complete email list was finalized, and we sent 375 emails for our first correspondence message test. Delivery failed for 22 members, and 25 members responded that they received the email. Of the 197 regular mail correspondences sent, 15 were returned “Unable to Foreward”, or “Undeliverable as Addressed”. Bottom line – 37 members had changes without notifying the Valley. Hopefully we will be able to contact them in some other manner to change their records.

Reunion

25 August is the next class reunion for new members. We NEED new petitions as we have but 2 in hand. (5 or more are required for us to hold classes.)

REPEAT

Please keep your membership information current. Notify us of any change in email, mailing address, Blue Lodge membership, spouse name, etc. Also, please have someone notify us of any change in your health.

William J Loerch, Secretary

From the Desk of the Secretary - June 2018

June calendar schedule:

3 Jun - SR Team practice
6 Jun - Master Craftsman study and Blue Lodge degree practice
13 Jun - Executive Committee meeting, 3rd degree practice
17 Jun - SR Team practice
20 Jun - KCCH, KSA, LOP & Council meetings
24 Jun - KCCH degree team practice
27 June - KCCH banquet

Communicating with the Valley

This Valley has 557 “active” members. To make a new method of correspondence, we have started a regular mail and email list. There are 371 members who have email and 186 who do not have email. As a complete email list has not been finalized, an email for the first correspondence has not yet been sent. We mailed 190 post cards and 11 members have replied with their email address. Please be patient, we will soon complete the email list and will send the first note by that method.

By the way, correspondence is a two-way street. We would greatly appreciate receiving something from all 557 members now and again. Even a simple “OK” that you have received our correspondence will suffice.

5th Degree Team

A 5th degree team is being put together and hopefully they will have everything ready for the August reunion class. If you are interested in participating in any of the degrees, please let us know as we always need additional team members.

REPEAT

Please keep your membership information current. Notify us of any change in email, mailing address, Blue Lodge membership, spouse name, etc. Also, please have someone notify us of any change in your health.

William J Loerch, Secretary

From the Desk of the Secretary - MAY 2018

May calendar schedule:

2 May - Master Craftsman study and Blue Lodge degree practice
6 May - SR Team practice
9 May - Executive Committee meeting, 3rd degree practice
16 May - KCCH, KSA, LOP & Consistory meetings
19 May - Celebrate the craft social
20 May - SR Team practice
27 May - KCCH Team practice

New Petitions

Please note: Because of Supreme Council changes in paperwork, a new Petition for Degrees has been reproduced. If you need/want a new form, please pick up one in the Office or request we send you the new form. (Copies are in the distribution box between the upstairs restrooms.) Petitions for the Mysteries of Masonry have also been changed by the Grand Lodge and are available in this Office.

Dues Notices

The second annual dues notices mailed by the Supreme Council had good responses. Last month we had 124 unpaid members. As of today, we have 90 unpaid members. Please do not let your membership expire!

Repeat Announcement

Please keep your membership information current. Notify us of any change in email, mailing address, Blue Lodge membership, spouse name, etc. Also, please have someone notify us of any change in your health.

William J Loerch, Secretary

From the Desk of the Secretary - April 2018

April Calendar Schedule:

1 Apr - SR Team practice
4 Apr - Master Craftsman study and Blue Lodge degree practice
6 Apr - Alabama Foundation meeting followed by a SGIG meeting of PRs and Secretaries
11 Apr - Executive Committee meeting, 3rd degree practice
15 Apr - SR Team practice
18 Apr - KCCH, KSA, Degree presentation, LOP & Chapter meetings
22 Apr - KCCH Team practice
28 Apr - OES

Membership Dues

Are you current with your membership dues? We have 124 members who have not yet paid their 2018 dues. A second notice has been sent by the Supreme Council, and hopefully you are not one of them. Around September 2018 a notice will be sent to those who owe 2019 dues. Those who owe 2 years dues (2018 and 2019) will be suspended for non-payment on 31 December. PLEASE do not be one of them!

Degree Presentations

In case you have not noticed or been told, each Lodge of Perfection meeting will start with a visual presentation and discussion of one of the 29 degrees in succession. The 4th degree presentation was given on 21 March 2018. The 5th degree will be presented on 18 April 2018. We sincerely thank brothers Rani Christie, 33° and Zachary Holmes, 32° KCCH for their efforts to give the presentations. Those 2 same members are the ones responsible for the first Wednesday of each month Master Craftsman study and Blue Lodge degree practice. Outstanding work by each of them to provide educational information to us.

Suggestions/Recommendations

Have you a suggestion concerning any Valley meeting or social? If so, let either the PR (Buddy Wilson, 33°) or the Secretary (William Loerch, 33°) know. We are in those positions for you, not to dictate what is happening. If you want to be incognito, put your ideas on paper into the suggestion box.

REPEAT

Please keep your membership information current. Notify us of any change in email, mailing address, Blue Lodge membership, spouse name, etc. Also, please have someone notify us of any change in your health.

William J Loerch, Secretary

From the Desk of the Secretary - March 2018

March calendar schedule:

4 Mar, SR Team practice
7 Mar, Master Craftsman study and Blue Lodge degree practice
14 Mar, Executive Committee meeting, 3rd degree practice
17 Mar, Reunion
18 Mar SR Team practice
21 Mar KCCH, KSA, LOP & Consistory meetings
29 Mar, Maundy/Thursday/Easter observance, For a copy of the program click HERE

Please do not leave the lights on!

There have been repeated instances of building use with air conditioning units running, lights left on, water running in the restrooms and kitchen, and the kitchen window air conditioner running. If you are part in any use of the building, please, please, please check to make sure all are off.

Hoping to see each one of you in our meetings and social functions.

REPEAT

Please keep your membership information current. Notify us of any change in email, mailing address, Blue Lodge membership, spouse name, etc. Also, please have someone notify us of any change in your health.

From the Desk of the Secretary - February 2018

February calendar schedule:

4 Feb, SR Team practice
7 Feb, Master Craftsman study and Blue Lodge degree practice
14 Feb, Executive Committee meeting
18 Feb SR Team practice
21 Feb, KCCH, KSA, LOP & Chapter meetings (The LOP meeting will include presentations of Patents and rings for those who were in the 28 October 2017 class.)

Suspensions due to Non Payment of Dues

On 31 December there were 38 members suspended by not paying 2 years dues.

Reunion

The next class reunion is scheduled for 17 March 2018.

Maundy/Thursday Observance

Maundy/Thursday observance is scheduled for 29 March 2018.

REPEAT

Please keep your membership information current. Notify us of any change in email, mailing address, Blue Lodge membership, spouse name, etc. Also, please have someone notify us of any change in your health.

William J Loerch, Secretary