Pote's Notes - June-July 2018

Greetings to Nobles, Ladies & Friends of the Nile Shrine:

The First Lady’s Luncheon, held on May 2nd, was very good and well attended. We had over 80 ladies there and our caterer provided a great lunch. The entertainment was put on by the First Lady from Gizeh Shrine, and she did a wonderful job. My hands are a bit tired from tying so many monkey-fist knots which were added to the gift bags for each lady. The members of the Divan dressed up and served dessert to the ladies. Thank you to all that attended and many thanks to Darla Sluder and all of her helpers to make it a success.

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Pote's Notes - April-May 2018

Greetings Nobles, Ladies & Friends:

Well, here I am pretty much through my first two months as Potentate and, I like to think, starting to get the hang of the job. Wouldn’t it be nice?

As always, and from the start, I am concerned about membership. It is declining for all kinds of reasons. It has been decreasing continuously over recent years. But now, we are not finding enough new members to make up for those that leave or pass away. We need to change this now.

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Pote's Notes - February-March 2018

Greetings Nobles, Ladies & Friends:

Here I am, my first full day in office, writing for Smile with Nile as the Potentate. Yesterday, we had our Installation of officers at Nile. We started our Zem Zem at 12:30 pm, and the last people left well after 5:00 pm. We had over 200 people in attendance. People came from all over the West Coast from as far south as Las Vegas, NV and north, well into British Columbia and Vancouver Island. This was a very respectable showing. The Oriental Band played right at the start and when they finished, Darrick Hayman presented Jim Hart with a well-deserved Director Emeritus award, authorized by Ill. Sir Gale Kenney, since he was still Potentate at that point, along with my support.

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Pote's Notes - December/January

Dear Brother Nobles and Ladies:

This shall be my last communique to you as Potentate of the Nile Shriners for 2017.

It has been a full and busy year with many projects identified and accomplished. Most of which will not be visibly apparent to you, as they were administrative in nature.

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