Potes Notes March 2013 – Illustrious Sir Gable

2013 is certainly off to a smooth running start.  January is behind us and February has come to a close.  In that short time, Zenobia has held many successful activities.  Thank you to all who have been attending these super events, whether one time or every time.  The success of Zenobia depends on having active members.  Many nobles attend and support their units and Shrine Clubs, and this is terrific.  Participation in Zenobia events is an exciting way to serve your Temple.  It is also a terrific way to expand your social life with people that share the same values and interests.  You are charged to find one new temple event that you have not participated in during the last 3 years and give it a try.  You will be glad you did.

A special thank you goes out to the ladies who enjoyed dinner and were present for dessert following the February Stated meeting.  Your attendance was greatly appreciated by the nobles.  Many Zenobia activities include the ladies. It will be nice to see each of you at other Zenobia events.

Throughout the Hadji are articles about the many upcoming events at Zenobia.  Take the time to read about these events and schedule Shrine activities in your calendar. These will help you prepare to serve your Temple through participation.

March is an exciting month with our BIG fundraiser- THE CIRCUS!  Do everything you can to make it a great success.  Under the direction of Circus Director Ill. Sir Bob Secoy, P.P., and the many members of the circus committee, the circus WILL be another great event.  Many improvements have been made to the circus in order to draw in more attendees.  Get your tickets now and bring the family for a fun day at the Shrine Circus!

“Prepared to Serve” means stepping up to assist, even when not asked.  It pleases me to report that a few determined nobles have stepped up and taken on the challenge of keeping the Bobber Race going.  Now it is up to each noble to serve by providing quality items for the auction, volunteering to assist with the fundraiser and SELLING TICKETS.

Zenobia continues to move in the right direction. We are good and getting better. Your participation and service will boost us towards being great.  It is now up to you.  Are you Prepared to Serve?

Dennis Gable, Potentate

P.S. On a personal note, Joan and I say ‘Thank You’ to all of you who have thought of us during this time of loss of Joan’s dad, Cal Smith, a 50 year member of Zenobia. Cal is the reason I became a Mason.  Your prayers, calls and attendance at the memorial service meant a great deal to us and Joan’s mother and family.  The Masonic family has been a pillar of strength during this time.  We are blessed.