A warm winter’s greeting to all Nobles and Ladies and Happy Holidays to everyone. It sure turned cold fast in November and has stayed cold since the Ceremonial on Nov. 4th. We welcomed nine new members into the Shrine and had a good second session by the Director’s Staff. Job well done by all, Thank You.
Nobles, thank you for paying your 2018 dues already, this makes it easier to pay our bills on time. Those who have not paid yet, Imperial is sending out reminders early in December and please remember that dues are due December 31st of each year and should be paid by then.
We currently have 71 Nobles who have NOT paid their 2017 dues, 47 of those Nobles have not paid 2016 dues and are about to be suspended on December 31st for Non-Payment of Dues. Nobles, our Hospitals and Children need all of us to remain Shriners and support our philanthropy, PLEASE TRY TO PAY YOUR DUES.
Election of Officers will take place on December 13th at E. K. Saginaw Shrine Hall at 7:00 P.M. after turkey dinner which will start at 6:00 P.M… Treasurer Conlay reported he is not running for reelection due to health issues and Oriental Guide Biazza is stepping down due to personal reasons. The 50/50 grand prize winner will be drawn after the meeting and is worth over $600.00. Come out and elect Your Officers for 2018.
Upcoming events are; Installation of 2018 Officers January 7, 2018 at Circus Park, 1:00PM. Annual Business Meeting Jan. 10, Saginaw 7:00 P.M., dinner at 6:00. Circuses; Flint, Jan. 11-15, Saginaw, Jan.18-21. Nobles are encouraged to help if possible, come out with your Fez and give us a helping hand.
Nobles, try not to lose your plastic dues card because replacement costs are being charged to the Temple and may be referred to the Noble. Cost is unknown at this time, but could range from $5.00 to $10.00.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone.
Clarence W. Meyer, Jr., P.P., Recorder