To remind you, the 155th Grand Communication of the Most Worshipful Grand Lodge of Ancient Free and Accepted Masons of Kansas will take place March 18 and 19, 2011 in Salina. As I have highlighted when visiting with you this year, the Council of Administration has discussed at great length the importance of bringing Masonic education into the Annual Communication. This year we will provide Masonic education sessions that are sure to interest all Masons, plus we have made an effort to bring in exciting and talented entertainment for the All-Masonic Banquet.
To give you a brief glimpse, there will be four (4) educational sessions that will run concurrently. We plan to run each session twice so everyone attending will have an opportunity to attend two of the four. I strongly encourage each lodge to bring more than one representative to get the benefit of all four sessions. The sessions are as follows:
· How To Conduct A Thorough And Proper Investigation
RW Daren L. Kellerman, Delphian No. 44
· Masonic History and Symbolism
Bro. Patrick Craddock, Conlegium Ritus Austeri No. 779, Nashville, Tennessee
· Build Your Lodge’s Strategic Plan
RW Rick Reichert, Hancock No. 311 & RW Robert Nelson, Emporia No. 12
· By Virtue of the Letter G: Geeks, Gigabytes & Gmail; Better Masonic Communication Through Technology
W Michael Halleran, Emporia No. 12.
Our All-Masonic Banquet will mainly consist of a brief welcome, then entertainment that most everyone should thoroughly enjoy. No other business or speeches will be planned for the evening. This will be an evening of good food and entertainment.
Bro. Randy Riggle will be bringing his Las Vegas quality show to Salina for that Friday evening. The nationally touring production of “NOSTALGIA” takes you down memory lane as we remember the times and people who changed our lives. You’ll be taken back to that fateful day at Pearl Harbor and travel through the 40’s, 50’s, and 60’s until the first steps are taken on the lunar surface. Nationally touring stand-up comedian Randy Riggle will be your tour guide on a trip filled with songs and laughs in this 90 minute one-man show.
Randy entertains his audiences with stories, gun slinging, dancing, and pantomime. His observational humor about the era is complimented with over 50 impersonations and a special tribute to veterans. The entire revue is backed with a multi-media slide presentation.
Please consider joining us for an evening of nostalgic memories of a by-gone era. Check this website www.nostalgiashow.com for information regarding this performance. I would also note that Randy is very proud to be a 25 year member of our fraternity in Pittsburgh, PA.
I look forward to seeing you at our Annual Communication.