Pote's Notes - February/March 2016

 I would like to thank you for your vote of confidence in electing me to the Office of Potentate for 2016. It is an honor to have your faith in the ability of those that were elected. I want to have a year filled with open communication, your involvement in decisions, and fun!

I would like to extend my congratulations to the Divan and all the Club and Unit officers being elected to their positions. Thank you, Illustrious Sir David and Lady Karen for your service this past year, and for you prior service on the Divan. 

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Pote's Notes - April/May 2016

We had a great time at the Club and Unit Seminar hosted by Chief Rabban Gale Kenny lots of information and he did a grand masterful job. The program is an important key to help Clubs and Units grow and prosper. 

First Lady Denise wrote an article in this issue about the Luncheon at the Nile. I will say that the members of the Divan had a great time serving all the ladies. There was lots of laughs and fun, thank you all for doing your service. 

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Pote's Notes - June/July 2016

On April 2nd, I had the honor and privilege to be asked to speak at the Daughters of the Nile Installation of Queen Molly Nagel and Officers at the Comcast Arena in Everett. Lady Denise and I were in attendance with the Divan; Gale Kenney, Larry and Annie Bronner, and Susan Dazey. It was nice to see the Illustrious Sir Gene Gilbert and Lady Dottie there, as well as the Illustrious Sir Dave Ramich and Lady Kathy. All of the ladies were absolutely lovely in their dresses, and if you were not there, you missed the superb entertainment presented by the ladies. The Kids Easter Egg Hunt on March 26th was again, a huge success. Everyone told me they had a great time! Thank you to the Nile Clowns and the Ladies of the Shrine Clowns for all your work you to organize and produce the Easter Egg Hunt. 

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Pote's Notes - Nov/Dec 2015

Dave Brady Sr., Potentate

On Sunday November 8th will be our 2nd ceremonial in 2015. Candidates report at 11:00 AM in the lobby. At noon lunch will be served to all in attendance. The cost is $15.00 per person and the menu is “Caesar Salad, Red Potato Salad, Polish Hot Dogs, Chili, (Sides: Chopped Onions and Cheese), Chicken Croissant Sandwiches, and Cookies”. There is no stated meeting in November, but it is our annual “Kash for Kids” night on Friday night November 13th where we will raffle off 80 turkeys. Our bar opens at 5PM, Turkey Dinner at 6:00 PM for $25.00 per person. Menu is “House Salad, Pasta Salad, Fresh Fruit and Berry display, Warm Rolls, Green Beans, Sweet Potatoes, Mash Potatoes and Gravy, Turkey, Carved Ham, Pie and assorted Minis for dessert. Our guest speaker will be Peter Brewer hospital administrator from Spokane Shriners hospital, followed by the turkey raffle. It is an open meeting, so bring your ladies and friends. Please attend and BUY– BUY–BUY raffle tickets to try to win a turkey to support our “Shriners Hospital for Children”. Saturday December 5th is our Holiday Ball with the theme of “Winter Wonderland”. Dress for the evening is holiday colors but no jeans. It cost $30.00 per person and includes dinner and Entertainment. The entertainment will be “Black Velvet/ Emerald Bards”, a Big Band Swing duo with Vocals and Instruments that everyone can dance to. Call the Nile office at 425-774-0911 – Ext. 213 to purchase your tickets for this event. Our last event for 2015 is the New Year’s Eve party at Nile on Thursday December 31st. Cost is $60 per person. Price includes a dinner of Steak & Lobster, hors d’ oeuvres, two drink tickets, Champaign Toast, Entertainment, and Dancing. Party starts at 7:00 PM and goes until after midnight. I would like to thank each and every one of you Noble’s and Ladies who supported the Nile and our divan this year. It has been a challenging year, and I know that we are on the right track to turn things around. It will not happen overnight, but it will and has started too! We had a very active year with a Pote’s ball, Winter & Summer PNSA, Pote’s trip to the Mexican Riviera, Brady Bunch 70 themes dance, Kids Easter Egg Hunt, ceremonials in May and November, Aquasox Baseball game, Imperial Session in Houston, Nile Picnic, Golf Ball Drop, Haunted House, Holiday Party, Kash for Kids night, New Year’s Eve party, plus the 9 parades and all the visits to all the Unit and Shrine Clubs throughout the year. Karen and I have met a lot of great people in the four years I have been on the divan, and we treasure all the friendships we have made and that will stay with us for the rest of our lives. This is YOUR Nile; continue to be a part of the fun with the World’s greatest philanthropy “Shriners Hospitals for Children”. Please continue to support Nile and the Divans of the future. Remember what we are all about.

Yours in the Faith - Illustrious Sir David M. Brady, Sr.