Potentate’s Notes April 2020

Greetings Nobles,

It’s hard to believe that I am having to write this article. Things have changed drastically in the world and in our Temple in the last two weeks (since I submitted my original article).

My original article talked about the exciting events we had coming up: the Circus, Friendship Night, Ceremonial, Onion sales, Potentate’s Party. We are living in historic times and something none of us could have ever imagined or prepared for, but it’s times like these that our great fraternity comes into play. It’s time to call each other and make sure we all have everything we need, and we are doing okay.

As everyone should be aware, the Grand Master has issued an edict, with the backing of the Imperial Potentate, that no Masonic meetings, events or appendant bodies can meet until at least May 10.

Our Circus Director has been working diligently since the day of the edict to try to get a date set for later in the year to reschedule the Circus. We will be looking for a date to reschedule Ceremonial and a Friendship Night prior to that. As of March 18, 2020, Ill. Sir Tuttle and myself are in close contact with the possibility of Onion sales still happening and we will notify you as soon as we know what is going on.

As of right now, the Pote’s party will not be on May 2 or at the Park Inn. We are looking to reschedule to a later date and will let you know as soon as we have a date and venue. On a brighter note, the Pote’s trip is still on as planned for June 5-7, 2020. We will be going to Erie, Pennsylvania, in conjunction with the Erie Hospital open house. (Details on the flier in this issue)

If you have any questions, concerns or comments, please feel free to contact the office (419-661-9200) or myself (419-957- 8404). Please take care of yourselves and each other, and we hope to see you soon.