Executive Secretary’s Report

Stanley Abernathy

Brethren,

As many of you know, the Valley of Terre Haute has a new home and new Cathedral.   Your new Cathedral is located at 8930 E US HWY 40, Terre haute, IN.  The Cathedral was purchased and we took possession on May 21, 2021.  This site is the home to our office and meetings as of June 1, 2021. 

This site sits on 4.4 acres, has the ability to host all of the activities of the Valley of Terre Haute as well as be our office for the Valley.  The building has adequate parking and is on one level for handicap accessibility.  We believe as we use the site and more members are able to stop by for a visit, you will be impressed with the facility as a whole and pleased with the direction of the Valley.

We will be holding the Diamond Pin dinner at the site but the Fish Fry will be held at the Plumbers and Steam Fitters.  It is our plan to consider having all events at the Cathedral in 2022 but that is still in the planning.

I cannot express how pleased I have been with the last 2 years of Officers.  2020 was a year of starts and hard stops in our Valley.  No excuses but we are now on a path for a resurgence of activity in our Valley.

We are not in the old Cathedral and there will be challenges for our Convocation on November 13, 2021 but we have 14 candidates waiting for our Convocation.

As of now we have the below activities scheduled in September:

  1. Scholarship Recipient’s Reception on September 8, 2021 starting at 6 pm. The Valley of Terre Haute’s Scholarship Committee was honored to be able to Award 21 Scholarships through the Wabash Valley Community Foundation, the Abbot Scholarship and the Valley of Terre Haute Scholarship funds.
  2. September 17, 2021 will be the Fish Fry held at the Plumbers and Steamfitters at 800 Milner Street in Terre Haute.
  3. September 18, the Cathedral will be dedicated by the Grand Lodge of Indiana at 11 am.

If you happen to be driving by and see our sign on Monday through Thursday between 9 am and 3 pm, drop by and see what your Valley is working on as the office would enjoy the visit and show you around.

 

Stan Abernathy

Executive Secretary