Happy Springtime Nobles, if you’re back home from the south please update your current Address, Phone No., and email to the Recorder at 810-686-2641 ext. 4… Your Shrine Officers hope everyone had a healthy and safe winter where ever you spent it (north or south).
Many calls have come to the office wondering about the orange cards sent by Shriners International asking for your current information to be published in a National Shrine Directory. If you do nothing, only your name will be placed in the directory under Elf Khurafeh Shriners. YOU Must Call the 800 # to allow your Name, Address, Phone # and a picture, etc. to be published in the Inaugural Shrine Member Directory. You can also call the 800 #, to exclude yourself completely from the directory. These directories will only be available to Shriners who order them by calling the 800 #.
Our circus was not as successful as we had planned for and spending cuts are being made. Sales from Noble Tickets was the lowest we have ever experienced, the circus is Elf Khurafeh’s largest fundraiser supporting the Temple operations and we need all members to support this event, whether working the circus, selling and/or donating tickets. Please remember that Elf Khurafeh needs to operate in order to be able to help the children to and from our Shrine Hospitals. If you care to make a donation to our operating funds please feel free to do so.
We still can use drivers to transport the Children to the hospitals. We are being looked at for Chicago Shrine Hospital to partner with Covenant Hospital in Saginaw for Telehealth. This would be for follow up check-ups of 15-20 minutes instead of traveling to Chicago for same. Chicago is arranging to start this early in the second quarter of this year. This will be a large savings to our Transportation Fund and travel time for the drivers, parent and child.
Nobles we need petitions for the May Ceremonial being held at the Bay City Scottish Rite after the 32nd degree, May 20, 2017. Please help Elf Khurafeh gain members in 2017.
Clarence W. Meyer, Jr., P.P.,