Hello hot and muggy September…at least in San Diego. We just had our September Stated Meeting, which was held again at the Al Bahr Shrine Center. It was a great meeting with plenty of food and most of all, the air conditioner worked!
We celebrated the Feast of Tishri and honored our own members of the Sound/Lighting Crew, the Tilers, and the Greeters. They are part of the backbone of our Valley. We also celebrated Bro. “Jerry” Hoege, 32°, for reaching the 50-year mark as a Scottish Rite Mason! What a night!
As far as news about the new building goes, we think we will be able to start moving in sometime in the second half of October. However, only time will tell.
Our next stated meeting (October 4, 2023) will again be held at the Al Bahr Shrine Center. The attire will once again be Hawaiian! The schedule will remain the same. we will have dinner (buffet) at 6pm followed by the stated meeting after dinner. The cost will be $30.00 per person. As always, reservations are required for the dinner. Please make your reservations through this website or by calling the office.
JoJo Quimpo, 33°
Scottish Rite Valley of San Diego
New Dinner Policy
Our dinners will not look the same as we temporarily move to the Shrine Center for Stated Meeting dinners. We will be in a smaller room and we will no longer have on-site catering services. Ranch Catering will still be our caterer but food will be prepared in their home kitchen facilty and transported to the meeting.
The same will be true in the new building. Ranch Cathering will not longer be in residence. This brings some important changes:
Buffet service only
No special meals can be ordered
The price-per-person will be $30
This is a snapshot of the work in progress. On any given day, there can be over 200 workers on the site.
Much has been accomplished but there is still much to be done before the building is ready for occupancy.
Thanks to the men and women of Turner Construction!