Brethren, With the recent action of the World Health Organization declaring the outbreak of the COVID-19 or Coronavirus a pandemic, the continuing actions of our government and other institutions to attempt to mitigate its spread, and out of concern for the health and well-being of our members and our communities, the Valley of Danville has decided to cancel the Third Degree, Fourth Degree and Dinner event on Saturday March 14th. Some of the additional events the Valley has planned for the coming weeks are the Spring Reunion on March 27th and 28th, the Feast of the Paschal Lamb on April 4th, and the trip to Wrigley field on April 11th. We will communicate to you in the coming days our plans regarding these events. Please give us time to thoughtfully and carefully consider and address these issues. This virus and the response to it has been and will continue to present a rapidly changing situation. The recommendations from authorities and best practices for responding to the virus have been evolving as well. Several governmental and other institutions have begun to implement policies that discourage and prevent groups of people from assembling together. They have taken these sometimes unprecedented actions to prevent the spread of the virus and thereby prevent overwhelming our healthcare systems. This has informed our decision to cancel our event this Saturday. As we said earlier, we will continue to communicate with you in the coming days and weeks regarding our other scheduled events. Please remember, as well, that none of us have dealt with anything like this before. We will greatly appreciate your patience and prayers as we navigate this unprecedented situation.