2019 Convention Updates!

73rd Annual Convention

October 8 - October 12, 2019
Fiesta Henderson Hotel &Casino
Henderson, Nevada

Convention Information Coming Soon

Grand Monarch
Rev. Matthew Wissell PM 33°
129th Supreme Council Session,
06/20/2019 to 06/22/2019
Radisson Hotel Branson
120 West Wildwood Dr.
Branson, MO 65616
Reservations 800-333-3333
Pre Session Tours June 17 & 18
Details Available Soon




Welcome to the Western Grotto Association!

Greetings Prophets, Ladies and friends across the Realm from your

2018-19 President Mark Rutter, PM

73rd Annual Convention

will be held at the
Fiesta Hotel & Casino
Henderson, NV

The 2018 Convention is over and we can report that a good time was had by all.  President Chuck Schubert and Lady Suzette did a fine job ensuring that all of us would enjoy out time together.  It was great seeing some old faces.  Everyone appeared to enjoy the Dinner River Cruise and the trip to Oatman, Arizona.  Our new officers were installed at the President's Banquet, photo seen above.  We were very pleased to have our Grand Monarch Matthew Wissell and his Lady Amy joining us.  They are always a delight to be with.  Grand Monarch Wissell also served as our installing officer.  We were also very pleased that Deputy Grand Monarch Mike Hostler and Lady Janice, and Grand Chief Justice Tali Atala nad Lady Angie attended.  Past Grand Monarchs Otto Thiergart and Lady Lois and David Blythe and Lady Jenifer attended as well.  Thank you all!  We give special thanks and recognition to Convention chairman Bobby Thompson and Lady Debbie, along with Hospitality hosts BIll Sneyd and Lady Marge.  Thank you for all that you do.
New President Mark Rutter, center above, has his Convention planned for the Fiesta Hotel and Casino in Henderson, Nevada, October 8 to 12, 2019.  1st Vice-President Bob Kline, fourth from left above, is planning on a 2020 Convention probably in Tucson, AZ. 

2nd Vice-President Michael Schneider, fourth from right above, is working on a place for the 2019 Lady's night event, Palm Springs, CA or maybe Apache Junction, AZ, (better). 

And our new 3rd Vice-President, Ron Dworkin, (yes that's really him) 3rd from right, is thinking about a Spring Bar-B-Q meeting, maybe in Vermont, (WHAT?!) or maybe Kingman, AZ (better).

All in all we hope to see many of you at our first Meeting of our year somewhere in February 2019, more info later.  And please think about and plan on attending our  73rd Annual Convention next October.  More information on that coming soon.



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President's message

In Good Fellowship,

Chuck Schubert, PM

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Important Notices

In memory of:
Ronald "Rudy" Rudolph
1937 - 2018
"The oldest red tassel."
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See you around the Realm! 

Russ Downs PM PP





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Grand Line Officers & Ladies

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