From the Secretary's Desk (February, 2015)

posted May 31, 2015, 12:46 PM by San Jose Scottish Rite   [ updated May 31, 2015, 12:46 PM ]

My Brothers,

As our New Year gets into full swing, remember that your Secretary’s Office is always open to all the Brothers. Come by anytime if you need some help, want to discuss an issue, or just want to chat.
I am happy to report that the Brethren have been prompt in getting in their 2015 dues payments. Of our roughly 750 members, less than 200 have yet to pay their dues. If you are one of these, please take a moment and do it now. The easiest way is to call the office (408-978-7483) and pay by credit card. Let’s set a goal of the end of Feb for everyone to be paid up!
Lastly, we’ve had a problem with Stated Mtg Dinner reservations for a while, but it came to a head in Jan. Monday before the meeting we had 65 reservations, which number we gave to the caterer. By 5pm Tuesday night, the number of last minute reservations—not to mention those who walked in with NO reservation—had grown to 80! The caterer had to scramble to try to prepare enough food for everyone, and we could have run out. This must NEVER happen again! As of this month, and going forward, reservations will CEASE at noon on the Monday before the Tuesday Meeting & Dinner. NO EXCEPTIONS! You know if you want to have dinner. Have the courtesy to make a reservation or go hungry. Thanks!

Hank Vlcek, General Secretary