From the Venerable Master – May 2012

Bob McNamara, 32⁰ KCCH Venerable MasterGreetings from the Lodge of Perfection. April was a very busy month with Maundy Thursday, Easter, Super Breakfast, and Advisory Council Meeting along with our Stated Meeting. Everyone came together as a team and it certainly demonstrated what our Valley can do.

I would like to salute the volunteers that help make all of this work. First, let me commend the Stage Craft crew that consists of Bob Hjorth, Gene Harp, George Morton and Rick Wood. They come in early before our Stated Meeting and set up the rooms. They also set up and get the costumes ready of our degrees and programs.

Next are the servers or Wayne’s Boys. This group consists of John Rider, Gene Harp, Charles Reeves, Waine Richey and others as needed. They serve our meals, pass out de-serts, and they always have a smile on their faces.

The Knights of Saint Andrew, headed by First Knight James Segerstrom, handle our check in table and help clear the dinner tables following the meal. They also do the Bingo for the ladies. These volunteers and their dedication are valued and appreciated. If you get a chance, thank them, for the Valley could not function without them.

Our program for May will be a presentation by Wayne Folsom, 32° on personal computer security. He is very knowledgeable and the program should be very interesting. It will be after dinner, so the ladies can attend. He will have a question period after the presentation.

May is also going to be a preparation month for our Reunion Class in June. The dates are June 1st and 2nd. I understand that the new 14° team will be trying to unseat the 18° team as the outstanding degree team. This is the kind of competition that I like. This will be followed by a cap and ring ceremony at our Stated Meeting on Monday June 4th. This is a busy start to the month of June. As we approach the end of the first half of the year, I would like to know how we can do better for the last half of the year. If you have a minute, let me have your sugges-tions to improve our Valley. You can contact me at the Valley Office at 714 543-7277, my cell at 714 381-2949 or email Thank you for your interest and dedica-tion to our Valley.

Bob McNamara, 32° KCCH