Potentate’s Notes May 2022

Greetings Nobles,

As the April showers are wrapping up and the marathon of mow­ing grass begins, May is shaping up to be a busy month for us at home and at Zenobia. Parade requests are starting to come in, and with Memorial Day arriving in a few short weeks, summer will of­ficially begin. As a reminder, please send in your requests for pa­rades, so they can be approved to be covered by our insurance.

The Saturday, May 14, Ceremonial will be one to remember. First, we have moved the start time to late afternoon. We will serve dinner at 5 p.m., with ceremonial starting at 6 p.m. The time frame was moved later to accommodate our Dramatic Cast, as many of them will be attending another Masonic body initiation early that day. We will take petitions until the start of the ceremonial. If you have that Mason who just can’t make it for a morning ceremonial, this is their chance to join Zenobia and enjoy our great fellowship. Also, with a great meal being cooked up by the Pitmaster unit, it’s a win-win oc­casion. So make your plans to come to Zenobia and enjoy a great evening of fellowship and welcome our new Nobles. Simply call the office and RSVP, so we can have enough food for all.

A big thank you to all that attended the potentates party on April 23. The committee planned a great event. My friends from out of town were truly impressed by our Shriner hospitality, and they are already asking when the next event is taking place, to come back and join in on the fun. Lady Alisha and myself enjoyed spending time with all of you, and the relaxed setting was a nice change of pace for what is traditionally a formal affair.

Ohio Shrine was held at Aladdin Shrine, and your Divan repre­sented you well. Many topics were discussed, but the number one was membership. Creation is only one aspect of membership. Get­ting all of our Nobles to join a unit or club is essential for retention of our Nobility. If you see a new Noble, introduce yourself and get our new Nobles involved with Zenobia. You’ll find that they will join in the fun and love Zenobia as we all do.

Well Nobles, get out and sell those onions and get your tabloid spots picked out. Remember to have fun, after all you are a Zenobia Shriner!

Happy Mothers Day to all our moms, and remember all moms like flowers.

Until next time, keep a warm heart and a big smile.