Potentate's Message

I cannot believe it is already June and we are dark until September, seems like we just got started, not to worry we had a great time last month and there is plenty to keep us occupied this summer. Now for an update of what we did and what is coming up.
As promised, the Spring Cold Sands Ceremony and Parrot Head party report. We now have three new Nobles joined with us, Gary Munson, Aaron Cobb and Afshin (pronounce “Af-Sheen”) Mofid, the Players did a fine job putting on the Cold Sands and the Black Light Patrol added to the show with a flag ceremony followed by the Building of the Arches.
Then the fun began, Roosters Eatery put together a Low Country Boil with plenty of Shrimp, Crab, Sausage, corn-on-the-cob, potatoes, Cheddar Cheese Biscuits and Pineapple Upside Down cake to top it all off. Rockin Rooster provided the entertainment and as a special treat, Jocelyn kept the Island theme going with Hula lessons, the ladies did great and surprisingly there were some pretty good Nobles on the floor! Please be sure to introduce yourself to our new Nobles when you see them.
Stated Meeting on the 9th was well attended, had a slight glitch with our video-conferencing but the Tech club had it resolved in short order. Roosters Catering again provided the meal, as always, the food was great. May 18th was the last scheduled Nobility night until September, Clubs and Units, if you have an idea for a Nobility Night this summer, bring it on! We’re always looking for new events.
May 20th Baron’s Shriner’s Car Show was again a home run despite the rain, over $19,000 was raised for the P.T.F. I was especially proud of the number of volunteers/ Nobles who showed up for set up/ tear down and lending a hand during the event. I received many comments from the Barons’ staff of how appreciative they were of the guys in the “Red Hats” pitching in.
May 28th N-S All Star Game Minico HS, Once again the North prevailed, congratulations Nobles, great show!
June 2nd and 3rd Gunfighter Skies, MHAFB, Noble Steve Bennett is flying his plane, Noble Steve has Imperial permission to represent the Shrine Hospitals for Children in the shows he participates in and proudly displays the SHC Logo on his plane as well as setting up a booth at the airfield. Noble Steve is a commercial pilot and does this on his own dime, what a great example of what a Shriner is, thanks for everything and thanks to the Nobles who helped at our info table.
June 18th through the 24th: CIRCUS! 3 days in Eastern Idaho followed by 3 days in Nampa at the Ford Idaho Center. This is our main fundraiser, let’s get behind our Circus Chair Jay Garrett and make this the best year ever. Look for upcoming info for what help Noble Jay needs. Don’t forget your Noble’s tickets, what makes a Circus successful is “cheeks in the seats”, each ticket admits one adult or two kids under 12 so potentially you could provide the Greatest Show in Idaho to 12 Kids.
June 16th Emmett Parade, Contact Director Jesse to register your Club or Unit.
June 22nd Meridian Dairy Days Parade, Contact Director Jesse to register your Club or Unit.
July 15th-19th Imperial Session Daytona Beach Florida, Myself, CR Garland and AR Rick will be representing El Korah, should be some interesting information for our September Meeting.
July 20th Breaking Benjamin Tour. Need Nobles and Ladies to sell CD’s. Taco Bell Arena, to benefit SLC Hospital, a great chance to see a free concert and help the Kids. Contact Corey Turner @ 208-841-2097 to get on the list.
August 4th E-W Game Baker City, Clubs and Units, Nobles, get with Director Jesse to participate in the Shrine Parade then come to the evening game with your fez on!
August 16th-18th PNSA Summer Convention Casper, WY. PNSA is always a fun time, parade, competitions, great food, Casper has some great history and superb fly fishing.
Our website is getting better, thanks to the input provided by our C/U’s and Nobles, with summer coming it is more important than ever to keep the info stream flowing, so we all know what’s going on, Jose Costa is our webmaster and he needs your input to keep it up to date, his email is: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
The revised 2018 Directory is available, stop in at the Recorder’s office and pick one up. Still have ties and pins available, the Ties are $20, XL lengths available, the pins are free.
“Recorder’s Hot News” is emailed weekly by Noble Art, to update Temple activities. Divan Reps/ Ambassadors please use this for up to the minute Club/ Unit Talking Points.
Yours in the Faith,
David E. Thomas - Potentate 2018
and Lady Pam