Grand President’s Message
October / November 2018
Four months down, eight to go. Not going fast enough going to fast! Not sure at the moment but I will keep on trucking.
Parlor Secretaries If you have not gotten your e-mail addresses to Grand Parlor please try to make sure you do. If not, please have them ready for your Official Visits when you get the pleasure of a Grand Officer visiting your parlor. For those of you who do not have e-mail addresses please don’t worry that I keep harping on this, we will still keep mailing it to you.
Respect- We keep trying to earn it in the Historical Preservation Community. I think we are getting there but there is still work to do. Seems like at least a couple times a week questions regarding our history come up and we keep trying to provide the answers to the best of our abilities. I think we are doing a good job. I know we have a museum and it always needs assistance, right Bert? An opportunity is coming for someone to step up and help out in this area of our History. We will be doing a work day soon, right Bert? I have contacted a couple Chispa members to ask them to contact Bert and figure out when they can give him a hand. Has that been done yet Bert? If you can help, give Bert Abreo a call he would love to receive a visit in Columbia some time.
On that note Columbia parlor could use a little help also. I have a SDDGP Jon Campbell that is looking for ways to help Columbia Parlor get jumpstarted. I know we are in this as volunteers but please try to show those that are working that they deserve a little respect and maybe a hand once in a while. It isn’t about us as individuals; it is, about us as Brothers. Please step up and volunteer occasionally. You have got to give a little respect to those that are standing up so that one day your name comes up with that word Respect next to it!
In light of this area of our own history, there is another fellow that retains a good bit of our history that could also probably use a little help, right Barney? We have these two gold nuggets of our history in the foothills and they need to be taken care of while we still retain the current resources. Barney and Bert! Right? Barney and Bert, they are not the Muppets! They are the caretakers of some of our most treasured Native Son History. Can we show a little respect to ourselves and give these two a big hand before it is too late? Do this and you have earned my respect as well as the respect of the rest of our order. This thought was not generated by the passing of Aretha Franklin, but it does deserve a mention. R-E-S-P-E-C-T, come on give just a little bit!
Official visits are coming rapidly. Parlors are you ready to assist our Grand Officers when they come? I know they truly look forward to coming to see you please welcome them and when they get there please introduce yourselves to each of them. They are looking forward to meeting each and every one of you and to listen to you. If you have suggestions to make us better, please tell them. If you have questions that need to be addressed, please ask them. Grand Parlor is here for that and welcomes it. Please make us better by getting engaged in our Official Visits. Does your parlor have something to dedicate? Let them know. Does your parlor have some particular interest that can be helped along by Grand Parlor let us know what it is. Don’t sit back and say something when we aren’t there stand up and let us know while we are.
I hear rumblings up North. I hear of a new Parlor on the horizon somewhere near Magalia, I do believe. Where in the Heck is Magalia?
If you haven’t heard of it, then get ready. You will be get-ting as close to Paradise as you could possibly be. Who know this Parlor may be in Paradise! Talk is cheap so we better strike while the fire is hot! Carl, Cliff and even you Damon! The people have spoken, and they want a Parlor NOW! Get them started meeting and we will work up a Charter! If you can’t have them started by spring, then we are doing something incorrectly. Get Er Done!
We have a few dedications coming up in SoCal! Ramona Parlor, Santa Ana Parlor heck I know DeAnza has one coming too! Is that going to be it down there? Let me know I am always ready to visit down under! Oh yes Southern California Weekend will be in San Juan Capistrano and then on Sunday visiting St. Johns for the 50th year to present them with a donation. If you get a chance and want to see San Juan Capistrano and Santa Monica in the same weekend get on down to Southern California Weekend, Please?
Talk about rumblings I hear some may be coming from the Historical Preservation also. PGP Allen may have something cooking and if you have not heard by the time you read this give him a call. Don’t start grumbling once you hear some rumbling! Help this Foundation as you have been helping the Charitable Foundation for years. Help us have two very successful Foundations! For the Good of the Order!
I look forward to seeing you soon!
In friendship, loyalty and Charity,
Carey D. Pearce
Native Sons of the Golden West