May was a busy month in our Valley. Our May Stated Meeting was an overwhelm-ing success. Our own Mike Selix 32° KCCH made an outstanding presentation on the El Bekal Shrine after dinner. Brother Arturo Covarrubias 32° gave us a fascinating presenta-tion on Freemasonry in Mexico. This was the first speaker in our new series organized by Brother Andrew Todd 32°. Look for another speaker to be announced for our September Stated Meeting.
We have our Fall Reunion coming up in October. Please talk up our dynamic Valley with your Blue Lodge Brothers. Petitions for membership are available on our Scottish Rite of Orange County web-site. Also, we have petitions at the OCSR office that we can provide to you. New members are the life-blood of our Valley and our fraternity. If every member of our Valley speaks to several Master Masons at their Lodge meeting about the rewards of Orange County Valley membership, we can easily have a Reun-ion class of 10 or more candidates in the fall.
Our June 3rd Stated Meeting will be followed with our Cap & Ring Ceremony for our new Masters of the Royal Secret. Please stay for dinner after the meeting and support our new Brothers at our ceremo-ny. Enjoy your summer.
Jamie Hopkins 32°