Season’s Greetings Nobles.
Can you believe 2015 has passed so quickly. A big congratulations to Ill. Sir Chuck and Lady Dee for their dedication to E. K. Shrine this year and the many accomplishments they achieved serving as Potentate and 1st Lady. THANK YOU Lady Dee and Sir Chuck for all the attention you gave to Elf Khurafeh Shrine this year and also for the years you dedicated your time and resources to Shriners International while preparing yourselves for 2015.
Nobles please remember Election of 2016 Officers will take place on December 9, 2015 at Pulaski Hall in Saginaw; meeting will start at 7:00 P.M… everyone’s vote counts. Chief Rabban Karcher has a great year planned for 2016 and he will comment on 2016 after the elections.
Nobles, we need everyone’s help to stop the decline in membership at E.K. Shrine, December 31st we will be required to suspend from membership all Nobles that owe 2014 dues, currently that number is 48 Nobles. We have tried to contact these Nobles/Brothers many times this year to no avail. If they have a hardship they need to contact the Recorder. Nobles, we need to find new members for our Shrine to survive and continue to care for the Kids we transport to the Shrine Hospitals. Have you asked your friend to join Masonry or the Shrine lately? WHY NOT?
The Circuses are all planned for January 2016 and we can always use your help at them, if you can, please come and help when you can. This is Elf Khurafeh’s largest fund raiser and all help is appreciated.
Elf Khurafeh’s Telemedicine Room is now complete except for the Telemedicine Cart, we are asking for donations from members and non-members to fund this equipment. We plan to install a large wall plaque in the room for names of donors who contribute $500.00 or more. The total cost of the Cart is $28,000.00, but by the use of Telemedicine we can transmit to Shriners Hospital Chicago video and audio information of Shriner patients right from Circus Park in Clio saving many trips we make to Chicago that are 15 minute check-ups. Over $5,000.00 has been donated for this equipment so far. This is a 501c3 tax deductible contribution; please make your check payable to; E. K. Shrine Transportation Fund.
Nobles, with elections coming, I thank you for allowing me to serve Elf Khurafeh Shrine as your Recorder for 2015 and ask for your vote on December 9, 2015 to allow me to continue as your Recorder in 2016.
Clarence W. Meyer, Jr., P.P.
Monthly updates from Illustrious Sir Clarence Meyer