Newsletters

DECEMBER 2022


MONARCH:

Hi Prophets and Ladies,

Ho-Ho-Ho; He-He-He; Ha-Ha-Ha; its Christmas Time again; Merry Christmas to all and to all a healthy Happy New Year!
I hope all of you can celebrate the holiday season with your families. We have a new member to my family this year, Timothy Joseph Latta, TJ for short. I remember one Christmas (1944), I was eleven, my mothers brother, Melvin, was a few years older, first Christmas after my dad died. She bought Mel and I a bow and arrow set, that we found. At that time, the Army Air Force had an Army airplane show of the B-17 Bomber Plus, at the Allegheny County Airport. We took off with our news present to go and see the planes. Now remember the weather was like we are having now. We didn't walk on the roads, we cut cross country. We ran into a large pond and around the pond was all muddy. Our tenners were full of mud. In kicking the mud off toward the pond, one of Mel's tenners came off and went into the pond. Mel stripped down to his shorts and dove into the cold water to get get his shoe. He found it, and we continued on to the show. He had to be cold. Mel went, later on, when he was sixteen, and joined the Navy. He retired from the Navy That was quite a Christmas. My mother never knew we found our Christmas presents until after. As the crow flies, we walked approximately 5 miles plus that day.

Our luncheon meeting will be on the 15th, at 1:00 PM, at the American Legion, Saegertown, PA. Its free for Prophets and ladies. If you need a ride, call a member, or get a ride. Driver will also be free.

MERRY CHRISTMAS AN A HAPPY NEW YEAR

Fraternally yours,
Bill Latta, Monarch
814-337-7003


CHAPLAIN:

Keep me informed of sickness and deaths. And God bless everyone.
Please let me know of deaths and sickness that you might know of.

Bob Keas, your Chaplain
15065 Harmonsburg Rd
Meadville PA 16335
814-333-9548


SECRETARY:

I now have 2023 dues cards Dues are: 50yr members 0.00 , members with Enchanted Lantern $29.00, Dual members $10.00 , All others $30.00. Please remit to Secretary at address below.

If you have an e-mail address, please e-mail me, so we can save postage on the newsletters, every little bit helps.

Larry Shelhamer Secretary
PO Box 323
Edinboro, PA 16412
814-734-5072
lshelh47@gmail.com

NOVEMBER 2022


MONARCH:

Hi Prophets and Ladies,

I wish you all and your families a very thankful and happy Thanksgiving Day. When you all are getting together, remember others in your prayers of thanks.

I am thankful we are able to meet once a month for our lunch and meeting of good fellowship and sympathy. So far the weather has been cooperating.

Our luncheon meeting will be on Thursday, November 17th, at the American Legion in Saegertown, PA. Its free for prophets and ladies. If you need a ride, call a member, or get a ride, driver will also be free.

We are in need of more officers and members for the new year. The job is easy and not take up much of your time. I know that you will enjoy the fellowship.

We had a very good turn out last months meeting. Your Lady, if you have one, is also invited, she does not have to be a member of the Grottoettes.

Fraternally yours,
Bill Latta, Monarch
814-337-7003

CHAPLAIN:

Keep me informed of sickness and deaths. And God bless everyone.5

Please let me know of deaths and sickness that you might know of.

Bob Keas, your Chaplain
15065 Harmonsburg Rd
Meadville, PA 16335
814-333-9548


SECRETARY:

I now have 2023 dues cards Dues are: 50yr members 0.00 , members with Enchanted Lantern $29.00, Dual members $10.00 , All others $30.00. Please remit to Secretary at address below.

If you have an e-mail address, please e-mail me, so we can save postage on the newsletters, every little bit helps.

Larry Shelhamer Secretary
PO Box 323
Edinboro, PA 16412
814-734-5072
lshelh47@gmail.com

OCTOBER 2022


MONARCH:

Hi Prophets and Ladies,

time surely flies,when you get older most of you realize. The proof, that e have is, one minuet is still sixty seconds. The truth of the matter, is that e are still here and a lot slower. That is my excuse foe being late. My Great Aunt Violet gave m the nick name “ Lightning” because I was always slow to her. Truly, my purpose was to upset her. “The mean little kid.” So I apologize to her and “yonz”. God bless you all.

We all need a change, “Does anybody have an extra diaper?”, oops wrong letter. We all are doing fine and it is nice and heart warming to see all of at our lunch and meeting. We have to keep this going. Keep reminding your brothers and sisters of Kismet Grotto of our “no cost” luncheon. Come out and join us every third Thursday of the month at 1:00 PM at the Saegertown American Legion, we order off the menu.

I got to go now, Mother Nature is calling. Have a good one, I know I will.

Fraternally yours,
Bill Latta, Monarch
814-337-7003


CHAPLAIN:

Keep me informed of sickness and deaths. And God bless everyone.5

Please let me know of deaths and sickness that you might know of.

Bob Keas, your Chaplain
15065 Harmonsburg Rd
Meadville, PA 16335
814-333-9548


SECRETARY:

I now have 2023 dues cards Dues are: 50yr members 0.00 , members with Enchanted Lantern $29.00, Dual members $10.00 , All others $30.00. Please remit to Secretary at address below.

If you have an e-mail address, please e-mail me, so we can save postage on the newsletters, every little bit helps.

Larry Shelhamer Secretary
PO Box 323
Edinboro, PA 16412
814-734-5072
lshelh47@gmail.com


JULY 2022


MONARCH:

Hi Prophets and Ladies,

“ZOOOM, ZOOM, ZOOM,” Another month has past. Time flies when your having fun. I hope all you folks are really enjoying your summer this year. Nothing could be better than placing your feet on the floor and saying “OH MY BACK” when you get up in the morning.

I was surprised this morning, when I opened my paper and read the full page article on Free Masonry. I was glad to read it and proud to say that I am 

one {67 years}. What is sad is the declining in membership. It looks like the life style of the younger set has changed and maybe we are to old fashioned.

A reminder: don't forget our luncheon meeting for July will be the third Thursday July 21, 2022 at 1;00 PM at the American Legion Post, Saegertown PA. The meal costs will be paid for by Kismet Grotto, as was done last month. Come on out and join us.

“MAY ALL OF YOU HAVE A GOOD ONE”

Fraternally yours,
Bill Latta, Monarch
814-337-7003

CHAPLAIN:

Keep me informed of sickness and deaths. And God bless everyone.

Bob Keas, your Chaplain
15065 Harmonsburg Rd
Meadville PA 16335
814-333-9548


SECRETARY:

I now have 2023 dues cards. Dues are: 50yr members $0.00, Members with Enchanted Lantern $29.00, all others $30.00. Please remit to Kismet Grotto at secretary's address

If you have an e-mail address, please e-mail me, so we can save postage on the newsletters, every little bit helps.

Larry Shelhamer Secretary
PO Box 323
Edinboro, PA 16412
814-734-5072
lshelh47@gmail.com


JUNE 2022


MONARCH:

Hi Prophets and Ladies,

It has been done. Kismet Grotto luncheons will be free to all member and the Grottoettes. A motion was made and pass by Kismet Grotto. The meal will be ordered off the American Legions menu. This will include all Prophets, Grottoettes and their guests. If you need a ride, please let someone know as I am sure something can be done to help. So please come out to our luncheon meetings.

The time will remain the as in the past, the third Thursday of each month, at 1:00 PM. Ladies you don't have to make lunch this day.

Hope to see more members and ladies attending.

Don't forget that this month we will celebrate the “Old man's day.

HAPPY FATHERS DAY

Fraternally yours,
Bill Latta, Monarch
814-337-7003


CHAPLAIN:

Keep me informed of sickness and deaths. And God bless everyone.

Bob Keas, your Chaplain
15065 Harmonsburg Rd
Meadville PA 16335
814-333-9548


SECRETARY:

I now have 2023 dues cards. Dues are: 50yr members $0.00, Members with Enchanted Lantern $29.00, all others $30.00. Please remit to Kismet Grotto at secretary's address

If you have an e-mail address, please e-mail me, so we can save postage on the newsletters, every little bit helps.

Larry Shelhamer Secretary
PO Box 323
Edinboro, PA 16412
814-734-5072
lshelh47@gmail.com


APRIL 2022


MONARCH:

Hi Prophets and Ladies,

“Happy Easter” to all our members and families of Kismet Grotto. Keep an eye open for the Easter Bunny, he may have have a pretty colored egg for you. I hope that all of you, and your families can get together and celebrate.

Thank you, Chief Justice PM Dave for conducting the March Meeting, while I was getting tested at the hospital. I didn't know, we were going to have visitors to question the discussion about the future of Kismet Grotto,as I wrote in the March Newsletter. There was no better man than him to be at the helm, at that time. I hope and pray that more Prophets will take heed to what I wrote last month. Remember Prophets, Masonry is the backbone of our country, don't lose it, support it.

Our April Meeting will be on the 21st, luncheon at 1:00 PM , order off the menu, meeting to follow at the American Legion, Saegertown PA.

We will be celebrating our one and only Mothers Day this year, with a free luncheon for all of Kismet Grotto members, Grottoettes and Mothers of such, so plan ahead and let us know so we can have a head count.

SEE YOU ALL AT THE MEETING

Fraternally yours,
Bill Latta, Monarch
814-337-7003


CHAPLAIN:

Keep me informed of sickness and deaths. And God bless everyone.

DEATHS:

Please let me know of deaths and sickness that you might know of.

Bob Keas, your Chaplain
15065 Harmonsburg Rd
Meadville PA 16335
814-333-9548


SECRETARY:

I now have 2022 dues cards. Dues are: 50yr members $0.00, Members with Enchanted Lantern $29.00, all others $30.00. Please remit to Kismet Grotto at secretary's address

If you have an e-mail address, please e-mail me, so we can save postage on the newsletters, every little bit helps.

Larry Shelhamer, Secretary
PO Box 323
Edinboro, PA 16412
814-734-5072
lshelh47@gmail.com


MARCH 2022


MONARCH:

Hi Prophets and Ladies,

Have you seen your first robin of the New Year? I understand they are back. 

That's a good sign that spring is on it's way. We all can use a good sign to brighten up your our lives for the future, locally and world wide. We all hope and pray that more good can be done that bad.

At our February meeting, we started the discussion about the future of Kismet Grotto. We all know we can't last forever , so it is time for us all to think about it. I fell that this decision should not be left up to one person. We can use more officers, as well as prophets at our meetings, so please try and attend our meetings and give the Giotto your help and your feelings.

Our March luncheon and meeting will be held on March 17th, 3rd Thursday of the month , starting at 1:00 PM, at the American Legion Post, in Saegertown PA. We order off the menu and have lunch before the meeting. Also, there is plenty of Fellowship to go around. No one should leave with an empty stomach.

Fraternally yours,
Bill Latta, Monarch
814-337-7003

CHAPLAIN:

Keep me informed of sickness and deaths. And God bless everyone.

DEATHS:

Sorry to report the passing of Prophet Donald E McNellie

Please let me know of deaths and sickness that you might know of.

Bob Keas, your Chaplain
15065 Harmonsburg Rd
Meadville PA 16335
814-333-9548


SECRETARY:

I now have 2022 dues cards. Dues are: 50yr members $0.00, Members with Enchanted Lantern $29.00, all others $30.00. Please remit to Kismet Grotto at secretary's address

If you have an e-mail address, please e-mail me, so we can save postage on the newsletters, every little bit helps.

Larry Shelhamer, Secretary
PO Box 323
Edinboro, PA 16412
814-734-5072
lshelh47@gmail.com


JANUARY 2022


MONARCH:

Hi Prophets and Ladies,

Welcome in the new year in, with a lot of hope and good feelings. We can all use it, after the disastrous year we all experienced, as a nation and personally. The future surely can be brighter, time will tell.

Update on the grotto, we will continue to push on as we have in the past, unless we can get more ideas as to what would be a good project or other things to do.

Our luncheon time and arrangements with the American Legion will be the same for the new year. As it has in the past.

We had a good turn out for our December luncheon and hope to see you all there this month, with a few more on the 20th at 1:00 PM, at the Saegertown American Legion.

Remember to fight covid, wear a mask as you feel you need to. It won't hurt.

PS: A note of clarity, all Kismet Prophets and Ladies are welcome to join us for our monthly luncheon and meetings. Come on out. Hope to see you soon.

Fraternally yours,
Bill Latta, Monarch
814-337-7003


CHAPLAIN:

Keep me informed of sickness and deaths. And God bless everyone.

DEATHS:

Please let me know of deaths and sickness that you might know of.

Bob Keas, your Chaplain
15065 Harmonsburg Rd
Meadville PA 16335
1-814-333-9548


SECRETARY:

I now have 2022 dues cards. Dues are: 50yr members $0.00, Members with Enchanted Lantern $29.00, all others $30.00. Please remit to Kismet Grotto at secretary's address

If you have an e-mail address, please e-mail me, so we can save postage on the newsletters, every little bit helps.

Larry Shelhamer Secretary
PO Box 323
Edinboro, PA 16412
814-734-5072
lshelh47@gmail.com