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
Happy Springtime Nobles, if you’re back home from the south please update your current Address, Phone No., and email to the Recorder at 810-686-2641 ext. 4… Your Shrine Officers hope everyone had a healthy and safe winter wherever you spent it (north or south).
Our circus was less successful than last years. Sales from Noble Tickets showed a decline and the bottom line is not good, but, thank you Nobles for your support and help, remembering the Circus has been Elf Khurafeh’s largest fundraiser supporting the Temple operations. Potentate Arnould, Divan and Membership at our March meeting have revised the 2020 budget amounting to almost -$100,000.00. Please, remember that Elf Khurafeh needs to operate in order to be able to help the children to and from our Shrine Hospitals. If you care to make a donation to our operating funds please feel free to do so.
We still can use drivers to transport the Children to the hospitals. Chicago Shrine Hospital has partnered with Covenant Hospital in Saginaw for Telehealth. This is for follow up check-ups of 15-20 minutes instead of traveling to Chicago for the same. Chicago started this early in the second quarter of 2018 and it is working very successful. When used, this is a large savings to our Transportation Fund and travel time for the drivers, parent and child. Please remember that funds for Hospital Transportation come from Paper and Plaque Sales and Donations from Individuals, Groups, Memorials and Bequests of which we’re very thankful for.
Nobles we need petitions for the May Ceremonial being held at Circus Park, May 2nd, 2020. Candidates should arrive before 9:00 A.M., COST is $180.00 and needs to be turned in before Initiation. Please help Elf Khurafeh gain members in 2020. Remember a Shriner should always try to sponsor one candidate to replace himself, and one for the Temple to grow on, by being top line signer of the petition.
Clarence W. Meyer, Jr., P.P.
Ph. 810-686-2641 ext 4