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.

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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