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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Pote's Notes - October/November 2017

Dear Nobles and Ladies:

This shall be my fifth message bringing you up-to-date on the activities and happenings at your Nile Shrine Center.

The summer has come and gone and the Units and Clubs are now back to labor with their various activities and events.

As I mentioned in our last Smile with Nile, P.N.S.A. was a huge success, thanks to Noble Scott Wells, his Lady Ann; Ill. Sir Don Lane, his Lady Denise and the multitude of volunteers who made everything happen and come off like clock-work. A tip of the Fez to all for an impressive event!

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