Potentate’s Notes Summer 2022

Greetings Nobles,

I don’t think we could have asked for any better weather in May to sell those sweet Vidalia onions. Thank you to all who helped with the onion sales this year. Hopefully, the nice weather will hold out into June to make our tabloid sale a success.

In the breaks between the rain and wind, Lady Alisha and myself did make it out to do a little walleye fishing, and spruced up the ex­terior of our home, planting flowers and our small vegetable garden. One of my favorite things of late spring and early summer is rhubarb!

My two plants I put in the ground a few years back are really turn­ing into a nice patch at the homestead.

Our May ceremonial welcomed six new Nobles. Welcome No­bles! You are now a part of a fraternity that supports the world’s greatest philanthropy. Get out and get active. All of Zenobia’s clubs and units are eager to meet you, and with all we have to offer I’m sure you will find your place. Again, welcome and I look forward to spending time getting to know you.

As summer is here, Zenobia is not slowing down. Many great events will happen this summer. Take a look at your calendar books and you will see them all. Highlighted events will, of course, be our Mud Hens night on Friday, August 26, and our picnic celebrating 100 years of Shriners Healthcare for Children on Sunday, August 14, at Zenobia. The Potentate’s picnic for the Rainbow girls and De­Molay groups will be held on Saturday, July 23, at Zenobia. This event is open to the youth groups, and their families, to celebrate to­gether and bring some friends to share in the hospitality.

Get your registrations in for the Hoffman Memorial Golf Outing on Saturday, August 6, at Heatherdowns Country Club. This annual event is a great one, and one not to be missed. Come on out and cel­ebrate our friend, Noble John Hoffman.

The final preparations are underway for the Pote’s trip in Septem­ber. Thank you all who will be traveling the waves with Lady Alisha and myself. We are counting down the days, and looking forward to the trip of a lifetime with all our friends.

Well my fellow Nobles, this summer is shaping up to be fun and productive. Get out and support your clubs and units. It is a great time to be a Zenobia Shriner.

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