UPDATEThe Valley of Charlotte will be hosting the first joint reunion involving the Orients of North Carolina and South Carolina. At a meeting on July 19th, SGIG Bill Brunk and Mike Smith approved a new name for this event – it will be “The Grand Cross Reunion of the Carolinas”. It will be in honour of all reciepiants of the Grand Cross from both Orients. We have reserved an entire hotel in uptown Charlotte, there will be a banquet, the Grand Commander – Ill. Ronald Seale and others from the Supreme Council will be in attendance. More details will follow.This will be an historic event! We will be conferring all 29 of the degrees of the Scottish Rite. Each valley in the Orient of North Carolina and the Orient of South Carolina will be responsible for conferring several degrees.We have already received inquiries from The valleys in Washington State, Virginia, and Turkey. There will be members of the Supreme Council Southern Jurisdiction attending.Many of the valleys in North and South Carolina have accepted responsibility of staffing committees. Each group will need help because this will be a massive event. If you will be able to help please e-mail: ahardy124@aol.com or telephone 704-535- 6815 and leave me a message (I will get you in contact with the proper committee chairman).The dates for the reunion will be Wednesday April 15th through Saturday April 18th 2009. More details will be forthcoming as we progress.Allen Hardy 33┬║General Chairman Planning Committee

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