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.

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Pote's Notes - Jul/Aug 2015

Dave Brady Sr., Potentate

Wow, here we are half way through the year! Time flies when you are having fun. Nile still is busy in July and August. There are many activities to participate in. Your imperial representatives will be in Houston for Imperial session from July 5th though the 9th voting on By-laws and new Imperial officers for 2016. During the time they are in Houston, a 4th of July parade will be happening in Sedro Woolley. We have been attending this parade for many years and it is a good one. We hope many of the units will attend and show your pride of being a Shriner.

The Nile Family Picnic is on Sunday July 19th, starting at 11:00 a.m. in our picnic grounds, featuring bouncy houses, pony rides, face painting, balloons, games, and for the “big kids” a car show.

Another potentate’s call parade is on Friday July 24th, which is the “Tour de Terrace“ parade in Mountlake Terrace. This is a rock’s throw away from Nile and we should all attend. Next on the docket is the Nile Golf Ball Drop and it will be held on Sunday July 26th at 2:00 PM at Nile for the benefit of Shriners Hospitals for Children and the tickets are only $5.00 per ticket and they are tax deductible. Balls will be dropped by a helicopter and there will be great prizes for the winners. We still need volunteers to sell these tickets, it’s for the kids.

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Pote's Notes - Mar/Apr 2015

Dave Brady Sr., Potentate

What a wonderful beginning to the Nile 2015 year! There were 150 in attendance at the Installation of Officers. We were competing with the Seahawks but your support was certainly appreciated. As we launched the new Nile year, we had a Potentates Ball, and again we had a great participation with 90 in attendance, and a great time by all. Nile was fortunate to include this year, the Winter Pacific Northwest Shrine Association session. It gave us the opportunity to showcase the Nile facility and grounds. We had 105 Nobles in attendance and I once again want to thank the Nobles of Nile for the support of this event. You are a very important part of this Shrine and I can't help but appreciate each and every one of you.

Our busy schedule continues, in February the Club and Unit Seminar hosted by Chief Rabban Noble Don Lane was a success. The program is an important key to help Clubs and Units grow and prosper.

The Nile Mexican Riviera Cruise is fast upon us. We leave for San Diego on the 6th of March and return the 14th. Upon return, the Daughters of the Nile Installation of Officers will be held on the 15th of March and the Ladies Oriental Shrines Installation of Officers will be held on the 29th of March.

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Pote's Notes - May/Jun 2015

Dave Brady Sr., Potentate

The year is flying by and we are having a great time. The Mexican Riviera Cruise was successful and those who went had a great time. Upon our return we hosted the Knights of Columbus, showcasing the Irish Dancers, and what a wonderful evening. At our annual Nile Kids Easter Egg Hunt we hosted over 300 kids. It was followed by an Easter Brunch put on by catering.

The fun continues at Nile. Sunday May 3rd will be our Nile Spring Ceremonial. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. with a breakfast at the Directors Staff Club House. Then at 10:00 a.m. the First Section will perform and at noon all are invited to the picnic area for a BBQ lunch. Cost for the lunch is $15.00 per person. Following lunch, the second Section will present its program and the ladies are invited to the main building for the program especially prepared for them.

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