Dear Fellow Nobles,
As this is going to Print, our Easter Party and Circus Appreciation Dinner will already be held. A big thanks to Jeff and Laura Downing for their help in planning the Easter Party, and a Elephantine Thanks to Ron Stanley and Brian Sabin for their leadership at the Circus. I want to personal thank all those who came out to put on and helped with,one of the Best Circus's I have seen!
The Potentates Dance is on the 24th of March, I hope you can come out and have some fun with us. I will be going to the Snow Birds Lunch in Sarasota, the next day!
We have our Gun Show on April 7th at Circus Park, there are still Tickets, to buy or get some to sell.
There will be a Kentucky Derby Party on the 4th of May, we have a real Horse Race to bet on. There will be a Dinner, Mint Juleps. Ladies wear you best Hats, Gents get your Derby out! BYOB
Comedy Show on May 7th, more info to come
The Chicago Hospital will have "Hospital Day" there on the 3rd of June. We have a Bus lined up. Get with Betty to get your reservations in. We have room for 50, but we can get another Bus if needed, the cost will be $25 PP, snacks and water included.
We all had a great time at the Ark Adventure and the Creation Museum last year. I have asked Ill Sir Swartwood to see if we have enough interest in going there again this year, date and price will need to be worked out.
The Finance Committee ,Tim Cohee the Treasurer , and I have been working on the Bookkeeping, we are now in Quick Books and we should have a good idea where we are at. We are also working on s 5yr. Strategic Plan for the Temple. There is still a lot work to do, but this will be my main focus this year.
I have been out visiting the Clubs and Units,and trying to visit them all, hope to see you soon at yours. If there is any Ideas or Suggestion, get with your Divan Rep, or get with me
God Bless our Children
God Bless the Shrine
Ill Sir John Berry
Fellow Nobles and Ladies,
I would like to take this time to wish everyone a Very Happy New Year! I want to thank all the Nobility that supported me at the Election. I am humbled and honored to serve you as your Potentate. Although my Fez has changed, I will not. Congratulations to all the Elected and Appointed Divan, we have a great mix of hard working Nobles, who will work very hard at building up Membership! We have a lot of work ahead of us, but with your help we can accomplish it.
The 2018 Installation was very nice. Thank you for all your Help, Clowns, Ambassadors, Mini Cars, Piper Mike Kamel, and the Installing Officers. Special Thanks to Sandy Swartwood and Barb Drudi, who work hard putting together what Lady Vickie envisioned.
By now the Circus is over, we are all resting, in anticipation of the work ahead of us. The main focus of 2018 is getting back to having fun! We need to work on the Problems that are facing us, but we can have fun doing it. If there is something you want to try, let one of the Divan know. Participation is the key, nothing good will come if we don't Participate, come out to your Shrine Club, get with your Unit, if you don't have one Join one. We can rebuild this Temple one Noble at a time...starting with YOU!!
God Bless our Children
Ill Sir John C Berry