Greetings to all my Noble-Masons and Ladies, Thanks to all the Nobles for working hard on securing candidates for the May Ceremonial, we welcomed into the Shrine a nice size class.
Nobles, we have 97 members who have not paid dues for 2018, amounting to over $13,500.00. SIXTY-THREE % of these funds are for Temple operations and THIRTY-SEVEN % goes to Imperial Shrine. Our proceeds from the Circus were not as budgeted and we need you Nobles to please pay your dues. Dues are due on January 1st each year and it’s now June. Nobles owing 2018 dues will be suspended for NPD on December 31, 2019 if not paid. PLEASE PAY YOUR 2018 DUES NOW! We need these funds for general operational expenses.
Life Members, did you know that the Temple has been paying your Per Capita as a courtesy since you became a Life Member? Imperial Shrine bills Elf Khurafeh Shrine $30.00 Per Capita for each member, each year. Members paying Regular Dues this amount is included in your dues statement. With operational costs continuing to rise, it was necessary by vote of the Executive Committee to request all Life Members to also pay the yearly Imperial Per Capita Assessment of $30.00. This courtesy amounted to over $10,800.00 in 2017 and over several years has amounted to a substantial amount of money which could have been used for maintenance and repair of Elf Khurafeh Shrine property. Most Life Members are now paying the Per Capita of $30.00 to the Temple and helping to pay our Per Capita cost to Imperial Shrine. We appreciate your understanding and help.
As of this writing we have 12 candidates listed for the Spring Ceremonial in Saginaw. Nobles, we need your help on new Members. HELP! HELP! HELP! Get petitions for the November Class at Circus Park.
The Hospital Transportation Unit needs DRIVERS, we have turned down trips to the Chicago Hospital for lack of drivers and this should not happen. The only expense for driving to the Hospital is your time and a few bucks for gas to get to the vans. You will receive many thanks from Our Kids and their parents, with lots of smiles. If you would like to be a Hospital Driver please call the office at 810-686-2641 and arrangements will be made to co-drive with another Shriner. TeleHealth is working well with Covenant Hospital in Saginaw; we are averaging 2-4 patients per month being seen in Saginaw for their 5-10 minute check-ups, instead of driving to our Shrine Hospital in Chicago. Our Chicago Doctors can communicate with the patient and Staff through a closed circuit TV with Covenant.
Clarence W. Meyer, Jr., P.P.
Ph. 810-686-2641 ext 4
I'm going to be canceling the Shrinefest 2019 due to lack of vendors in the food truck area and in the craft show. I apologize but I don't want the temple finances suffer, but the car show for June 16 is still on.
Yours in the Faith,
Potentate, Ryan A. Stanley
Updates from the Elf Khurafeh Shrine Divan