Wow! Where did the summer of 2013 go! It is hard to believe that September is here. Now it is onto the fall! But first, a brief recap of the many activities where members of Zenobia were involved since May.
During May, there was the GM One-Day Class, where Zenobia took in 40 new Nobles! The month also included onions, the Pote’s Alaskan trip, and many Memorial Day parades. June was full with Zenobia visibility at Plane Fun, Tabloids, golf outings and the start of parade season. July and August continued with the Imperial at Indianapolis, unit/shrine club picnics, and a busy parade season.
Our many “Prepared to Serve” nobles have been out in the communities and demonstrating fun that can be enjoyed by our fraternity. Many units and Shrine clubs hold events that bring the public to us. Events such as golf outings, fish fries, fun runs or special event dinners are great ways to provide fun activities to prospective members. Inviting people to these events has had positive results in recruiting. It is also a super way to inform them about our great philanthropy.
Zenobia had a wonderful showing of units at Imperial. Having so many units in the parade and the social gathering following the parade made this year’s Imperial Session fun and enjoyable. Thank you to all the nobles who came to Indy and their ladies for supporting them. As a member of Zenobia, you can be proud of the super showing at Imperial.
A thank you also goes out to the Fremont Shrine Club for hosting the after-glo following the Fremont parade. Zenobia was well represented in the parade. Plan on participating in the “Pote’s Parade” at 1 PM on Saturday, September 21 in Clyde, OH. Lodges are also asked to parade contributing to a supportive statement for Masonry. All are invited to the after-glo at the Clyde Eagles.
Remember, our Stated Meeting will be held the first Thursday, on September 5th. Eligible members will be presented their 25, 50, and 60-year pins. GLSA is the second weekend of September (9/12-14) in Mason, Ohio. If you need to make reservations, contact our Recorder. Also, consider treating your lady to a terrific Ladies Luncheon/Style Show on October 5th. Even better, purchase a table and let her take family and friends to “Timeless Traditions”. It is always an enjoyable day.
Our next Ceremonial is Saturday, November 16th. Now is the time to get those Masons signed up to be Shriners, and/or recruit some new Masons. Speak with your club or unit and get plans together to welcome new members. An “old fashioned” ceremonial will again be held. Be ready to participate in the “parade of units” prior to the second section. Be “Prepared to Serve” and bring in new candidates.
Yours in the Faith,
Dennis Gable, Potentate