Pote's Notes - Sept/Oct 2015

Dave Brady Sr., Potentate

Congratulations to the Golf Ball Drop winners, 1st place - Raj Atallah - $1,000.00, 2nd place - George Pentland - $350.00, and 3rd place – Vic Sood – a Golf Package from our pro shop worth $200.00 . It was a very successful event and we raised $2,100.00 to donate to Shriners Hospital for Children from Nile. Thank you to everyone who sold tickets and supported this event.

After Nile being dark for most of the summer with the exception of our special meeting in August, it’s time to get back to work with our stated meetings. We have a lot of work to do, and some important decisions to make. PLEASE NOTE THE FOLLOWING CHANGE: We have a big outside event happening in our ball room on our normal stated meeting night, so we received permission from Imperial (one time only) to move our stated meeting from September 9th to September 16th. This stated meeting is for Nobles only. Zem-Zem at 5:00 PM, Dinner at 6:00 PM, with the meeting at 7:00 PM. Our meetings are critical that you attend. The ceremonial on our calendar for September 19th has been changed to Sunday November 8th at 11:00 AM, so please take note of that change too.

Our next Nile blue lodge visit is to Eureka Lodge #20 which meets at Green lake lodge on Monday, Sept. 14th. Address is 307 NE Maple Leaf Pl. Seattle, WA. 98115, and the stated meeting starts at 7:30 PM. On Sunday September 27th at 1:00 PM we have a luncheon and a special program scheduled for everyone. Michael Reagan, a nationally known local artist from Edmonds, who does black and white portraits of fallen soldiers and gives them to their loved ones for free, will be our special guest and present his program called “Fallen Heroes Project”. He is a very good speaker, and his stories about some of the families over the years, will bring you to tears. The cost is $25.00 per person for this event. Please call the office at 425-774-9611 – ext. 213, and purchase your tickets. Dress for this event is casual. Please spread the word to all your friends and family. It is really a great thing he does and I know you will enjoy his presentation.

The last parade of 2015 is in Granite Falls. A pancake breakfast at the Masonic lodge will be around 8:00 AM with Form up at 11 AM and the parade starting at noon. Don’t forget the Greeters Crab Feed at Nile that same night, October 3rd, starting at 6 PM. Purchase your tickets from the Greeters club.

On Wednesday October 14th is an open meeting at Nile where it will be the official visit of our Grand Master MW Don Munks and his lady Cathy. Zem-Zem at 5:00 PM, Dinner at 6 PM with the program starting after dinner. Please come for this very special evening as we honor our grand master and his lady. October is our biggest money maker for Nile with the “Haunted House”. Opening night is Friday October 9th. The rest of the dates of our are haunted house are Saturday October 10th, Friday 16th, Saturday 17th, Thursday 22nd, Friday 23rd, Saturday 24th, Sunday October 25th (Family Friendly Only), Thursday 29th, Friday 30th, Saturday the 31st and Sunday November 1st. On November 8th will be our 2nd ceremonial in 2015. It starts at 11 AM with the candidates checking in. At noon lunch will be served to all in attendance. The menu will be baked potatoes with all the fixings and a Pot of Chili. There is no stated meeting in November, but it is our annual “Kash for Kids” night on Friday night November 13th with Zem-Zem at 5PM, Dinner at 6 PM, and the turkey raffle following dinner. It is an open meeting so please be there and BUY– BUY– BUY raffle tickets to try to win a turkey to support the children. All proceeds go to “Shriners Hospital for Children”. Remember support your local Shrine Club, that’s where “It is happening” lively meetings, active times and a chance to become involved in a positive way. This is YOUR Nile, be a part of the fun with the World’s greatest Philanthropy Shriners Hospitals for Children.