Greetings Nobles, Ladies and friends,
I hope this message finds you all in good health and happy spirits.
I wanted to take a moment to reach out to you all and inform you of some of the actions your Executive Board and Trustees have had to take recently for our Shrine.
Also of note - the Great Lakes Shrine Association (GLSA) Annual Session that was to be held in Evansville, Indiana has been cancelled.
If you have any questions or concerns, please reach out to any of your Divan. Contact information can be found HERE and HERE.
Thanks to Imperial Sir Jeff Sowder issuing General Order #2 (CLICK TO DOWNLOAD), we are pleased to inform our Nobles that we WILL be having our April Business meeting. We will be conducting this meeting online, using the free version of Zoom Meeting software. Since we are using the free version, there are a couple of limitations.
1) The free version only allows meetings of 40 minutes or less when there are more than three participants. Therefore, the business meeting will be from 7:00 PM to 7:40 PM. The date will remain Wednesday, April 8th.
2) The free version also only allows 100 participants in the meeting. Our usual attendance at our business meetings is well below this mark, so we should be fine. In the event that a lot of Nobles decide to attend this meeting, we will have to limit the number of attendees to 100. To accomplish this, everyone that attempts to attend the meeting will initially be put in the "waiting room." At 7:00, Nobles will be admitted on a first-come/first-served basis. If you are Noble 101, we dearly apologize, but you will not be admitted.
Elf Khurafeh is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.
Topic: DIGITAL MEETING - Business Meeting
Time: April 8th at 7:00 PM
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Meeting ID: 592 021 367
Due to the coronavirus outbreak and in compliance with Governor Whitmer's ban on gatherings and events, and MWGM Mark A. Manning’s recent Edict, the Elf Khurafeh Shriners will be cancelling all events, business meetings, and club/unit meetings held at Circus Park in Clio and Shriners Hall in Saginaw through the end of April. This includes cancelling our Easter Party and our May Ceremonial. We have tentatively rescheduled the EK Sportman's Raffle to June 21, 2020.
Circus Park will be open LIMITED hours and only for the handling of urgent business. We ask everyone to avoid Circus Park and Shriners Hall until further notice. If you need assistance, please call the office instead of visiting.
We will update our temple website and our temple social media accounts as often as we can to keep everyone informed. Please check those places for information.
Reference: MWGM Mark Manning's Edict; Shriners International COO John Piland statement