Greetings Ladies and Nobles:
Wow are things busy! As the weather gets better, we are enjoying more outside maintenance. Many dedicated Nobles, ladies, children, and Veteran's Court personnel, spent most of a Saturday cleaning up Circus Park. The property has not looked this good in years. We cut a few trees in the north horseshoe area to expand parking for our stored vehicles. We will also soon be working on building a small park in this area for limited camping and motor home parking. Stay tuned.
Many, many events have occurred and there was plenty of fun to go around. The Kid's Easter Party was well attended and supported, the First Lady's Tea was very special for the ladies, and the Kentucky Derby was an all out blast for all. My wife even won $35 by betting on my horse. Arab Patrol Raffle was also well attended with fun for all. If you are missing any of these activities, and many more that space doesn't allow to print here, you need to come out and join us and get your batteries recharged. We promise to have a year of fun-fun-fun.
To continue that fun, there is a comedy night being planned for early July, Imperial is also in July, and on August 20th, we will be taking a bus load or two of Shrine family members to a Detroit Tigers game to celebrate Shrine Day at the stadium. This trip is supported by all Shrine organizations. Tickets are available through the Shrine Office.
Please support all of these activities that you can. We need to raise a lot of new revenue sources to keep our operations running. Funding is improving slowly and we need to keep the momentum going. In addition, the Finance Committee is working hard to analyze our total financial picture and make recommendations for future success. That report should be available sometime this summer and the plan is to immediately implement necessary changes.
Robert L. Swartwood - Potentate 2017