Well here we are in April and how fast the year is going like they said it would, January brought cold weather and our circuses, I would like to say thank you to all the clubs and units, nobles and their ladies for all the support and help in Flint and Saginaw circuses and making them a success this year.
At my installation I said we were going to try some new things so in February we had the first annual chili cook off which we all had fun with thirteen entrees. We also started our monthly comedy show which will be held on the second Friday's of the month at circus park and on the second Saturdays in Saginaw.
Nobles, please remember that you need to get the potentates permission to participate in any activities at any other shrine temple, this includes parades, circuses, etc. This is so we know where our nobles, clubs, and units are and that they are covered under the temples insurance. With the parade season rapidly coming upon us it is also important that the clubs and units let the recorder know your parade schedule for the year and so I can get a list so maybe I can come parade with you guys.
Yours in the Faith,
Potentate, Ryan A. Stanley
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 where ever you spent it (north or south).
Our circus was a bit more successful over last years. Sales from Noble Tickets showed some improvement helping the bottom line, thank you Nobles for your support and help, remembering the Circus is Elf Khurafeh’s largest fundraiser supporting the Temple operations. 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 now 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 last year 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.
Nobles we need petitions for the May Ceremonial being held at Saginaw Shrine Hall, May 4th, 2019. Please help Elf Khurafeh gain members in 2019. Remember a Shriner should always try to sponsor one candidate to replace himself with and one for the Temple to grow with.
Clarence W. Meyer, Jr., P.P.
Ph. 810-686-2641 ext 4
Updates from the Elf Khurafeh Shrine Divan