Dear Fellow Nobles,
I want to take this opportunity to wish everyone a Happy New Year. I am humbly honored for your confidence in electing me as your Potentate of Elf Khurafeh Shrine for 2016. It seems just a few years ago I was elected to the moving line, my how the time has flown. Congratulations to all the elected and appointed Divan members. We have a wonderful mix of nobility that will be working hard to increase membership and identify our immediate needs which re important to our survival. I have the utmost respect and confidence that your 2016 Divan will not let you down and will forge a new path for 2016.
Our 2016 installation was well attended and a very exciting experience for all in attendance. A special thank you to all the nobles that helped in a supporting role, my honor guard: security unit, ushers: ambassadors and highlander pipe major Mike Kamal. To all the past Potentates installing our officers, Ill. Sirs Ron Huston, MC - Roy Kinne, P.P., Installing Officer - Conductors Todd Clayton, P.P., Norm Storms, P.P., and Chaplain Ron Stanley, P.P.. Hats off to the Oasis Shrine Club members, Greg Cartwright and Lady Lisa, Bob Harden, Rob Dickinson, Bugs Spencer, Lady Janice Karcher, and my son Collin Karcher for all the food prep and awesome service. Thanks to Caprice Castano for the beautiful cakes for desert and to Tara Whitmore for all the photographs. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention we had a number of visiting Nobles with a growing collaboration among Michigan Temples. Moslem, Saladin, and Oman, we all share a good in supporting Shrine Children's Hospitals and their very important mission. Thank you for all the gifts and making a great start to Lady Janice's and my New Year.
Prayers for our sick and shut-ins, may you have a swift recovery.
God Bless our Children and Shriners.
Yours in Faith
Ill. Sir David Karcher
Elf Khurafeh Shrine