The Aiken York Rite Bodies and the Valley of Aiken, A&ASR celebrated their Ninth Annual Unity Dinner and Ladies Night at Woodside Plantation and Country Club on June 15, 2013. A social hour preceded the banquet of beef tenderloin and Atlantic salmon. A harpist performed during the diner hour. Roses were presented to each of the ladies. Following the appropriate introductions of the distinguished guests WM Bro. David J. De Chant, 33° GM was welcomed with a standing ovation. The Grand Master thanked the members of Aiken for hosting such a wonderful evening and how much he and Miss Billie have enjoyed being here and great the fellowship. The GM received a standing ovation at the conclusion of his remarks. The evening was concluded with the benediction.