Dear Dedicated Members for Change,

You only have a few more days left to sign up – in fact, the sign up deadline is December 10.

Registration deadline for the annual Membership Educational Seminar is coming up soon. It is being presented with my full approval and support as Grand Master. Deputy Grand Master Peter Sellars (who, by the way, has previously served as Grand Instructor, among other major offices in this Order) is the driving force and organizer of the seminar, and it was his concept to move it to a new and exciting venue. As usual, we are trying something different this year. But, I think you will really enjoy it, and I suspect the venue will start a new tradition in our Jurisdiction.

Please read the announcement, below, from DGM Sellars. The Seminar registration form is attached to this newsletter. We already have over 60 members signed up, and 10 instructors, so it’s going to be a great, informative and fun gathering. Note again the registration deadline of December 10.

F – L – T

Dave Rosenberg
Grand Master
Jurisdiction of California



The Annual Membership Educational Seminar is upon us again! This year’s seminar shall be held at the beautiful El Dorado Hotel & Casino in Reno, Nevada. The seminar is being held on January 16 and 17, 2016. Arrive on Friday January 15th.

What started out as the Noble Grand/Vice Grand Seminar twenty years ago, has evolved into a popular gathering of members throughout the state. The seminar expanded to include all members. It had been held in Santa Nella, but several members complained over the years of the hotel being too isolated or outdated. In response, those who have been conducting the seminar since its inception, decided to look for a new location. This was based on the attendees’ evaluations. Reno seemed a great location, given our Grand Encampment of California held its Session at the Sands Hotel a few years ago. We are also inviting the members of Nevada to attend our seminar.

The El Dorado offers us beautiful rooms and a wonderful meal selection, and it is not isolated, allowing the instructors to respond to those concerns of past attendees. Brothers Ronald and Dennis Carrey, Deputy Grand Master Peter Sellars, our Grand Master Dave Rosenberg, and others shall be presenting various topics. Membership shall be the focus. The price is only $190 per member! The price has only increased $10 from previous years. The cost includes a two-night stay at the El Dorado Hotel, meals, and materials. Come and meet members from two jurisdictions. It shall be as enjoyable as previous seminars.

All reservations and applications to attend must be received by December 10, 2015. More information shall be provided by brother Don Lang, who is handling registration for the seminar. All payments should be sent to brother Lang at: Don Lang, PGM 11220 Monterey Court Cupertino, CA 95014 You may call brother Lang at 408-252-3954 or Sellars at 415-861-1737. Come and join everyone for a fun time!

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