Nobles and Ladies,
And so it begins!
I can't say thank you enough to everyone for all of your support during my Divan journey. It all culminates this year with you placing your trust in me to lead Elf Khurafeh Shrine in 2022. As many of my predecessors have noted, it is very humbling to be given the honor to be elected to lead the Shrine, and I intend to do my absolute best this year as your Potentate. But I will need everyone's help. Your 2022 Divan, Divan Ladies, 1st Lady Laura, and I have a lot planned for the year. Don't wait for someone to ask you to help! If one of our events or activities catches your eye, reach out to the chairperson of that event and volunteer to help. We will take all the help we can get.
Speaking of our events, we just completed our first event of the year - the 2022 Elf Khurafeh Shrine Circus. Over the course of two weekends, we saw full houses in both Flint and Saginaw, and we had a large number of volunteers that helped pull it off. The final numbers are still being calculated but we know we turned a profit. In fact, it looks like we earned more than budgeted! The Circus Committee plans to reveal actual numbers at the Circus Appreciation dinner on Tuesday, February 15th at 6pm. None of this would have been possible without all of the volunteers that showed up every day and made sure everything went off without a hitch. Thank you volunteers! Also a big thank you to the Event Committee for being fluid and adapting to a much better opportunity when it was presented. Thanks to you all as well.
Watch your calendars and our website (www.ekshrine.com) for upcoming fun! February has the Onion Kickoff (1st), the Business Meeting at Circus Park (9th), the Circus Appreciation (15th),and our Chili Cookoff and Ice Fishing Contest (26th). We will also have a Poker Room from February 27 - March 2. Oriental Guide Phil Gean is still looking for help - if you're interested, reach out to him.
Thank you for all you do!
Illustrious Sir Jeff Downing
Elf Khurafeh Shrine
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