Dear Fellow Nobles All:
It is hard too believe that we are half way into our year and yet the excitement is just in its beginning phases. Lady Janice and In want to extend our gratitude and special thanks to our Past Potentate Dinner and Pote's Ball committees and all the nobility volunteering your time for yet another pleasant and successful outing. I would also be re-missed if I didn't mention the delivery of those wonderful Vadalia Onions and all the Clubs and Units that have participated in their selling. Thanks to those nobles keeping receipt and those loading trailers and trucks as my muscles are still screaming from the lifting. Thank God for fork lifts.
June will be a very busy month indeed, starting 06/05/16 with our Hospital Day bus trip to celebrate "A Legacy of Love for 90 Years" Shriner's Hospital for Children - Chicago. We have a full bus and expect a great time as we visit one of our finest Orthopedic Hospitals in the world. For those of you who want to see some Mud Slinging action, smell the aroma of BBQ cooking and listen to some good music, please join us 6/10/16 and 6/11/16 for our Mud Bog & BBQ Competition. On 6/16/16 and 6/17/16 we are starting our spring Ceremonial, hosted at the Holiday Inn, Midland off Eastman Road. We are planning a morning golf outing, men and women invited, beginning the morning 6/16/16, ending with a Loon's Baseball game at the Dow Diamond. The Ceremonial to begin the morning of 6/17/16 and luncheon followed with a Wine tasting and painting for the women, and new noble fezzing to close the day. I encourage all nobles to reach out and invite all our new candidates and their wives to join us in all the festivities we have to offer to support our Legacy. For more information with regard to the cost and fees associated with the mentioned events, visit us at ekshrine.com and get your reservations booked early.
First week of July, the elected Divan will travel to the Imperial Session, which will be hosted in Tampa, Florida. Following our return, there will be a Car Show hosted at Circus Park on 7/10/16.
As I close, I want to encourage the Nobility to reach out to those Legacy candidates and bring them on board, as the Black Camel is relentless and continues to take far too many wonderful nobles from us. Lady Janice and I wish all the nobility a safe and enjoyable summer, remember the growth, strength, and success of our organization depends on our commitment, dedication, and willingness to help communicate our message. Prayers to our sick and shut-ins, may you have a swift and speedy recovery. Also, a salute to our Veterans abroad keeping us out of harms way and those who have died or retired, your service is greatly appreciated.
God Bless our Children and Shriners.
Elf Khurafeh Shrine