Potentate’s Notes March 2023

Greetings Nobles,

A great time was had by all at the Walleye game. For those who were not able to make it, our very own Noble Hank Briggs was the Hometown Hero. It was great to see his friends and family there to support him. With our most recent Friendship Night, there were many new faces to learn about Masonry and Shriners. I am hoping we will see many new candidates for our Spring Ceremonial in May. If you know of someone interested in Shriners, tell them about your experience and how you are involved with Zenobia. Give them a pe­tition and create a new member to our great organization.

Please come out and support the 71st Zenobia Shrine Circus, March 16 to 19, as we need this to be a successful fund-raising event. This is our main fund-raising event for the Temple, and is only suc­cessful with your help to promote it, as well as to help with your services. There are many opportunities for you to volunteer, even if for only one show. There are jobs that can be done while sitting and others when standing. If you able to find some time to volunteer, please contact myself or Illustrious Dennis Gable.

Other events coming up: Saturday, April 1, include supporting Northern Light Lodge’s pancake breakfast, then come out to Zenobia for our Meat Feztival (formerly known as our Meat Raffle) to fill your freezer with plenty of meat, as this will be a lucky day with your winning lucky number. Tickets are selling fast and must be pur­chased from Illustrious Ty Stout (419-355-3996) – call or text. After this event, others of us may then be going to the 11th District Grand Master’s Reception that evening to honor our own Noble, Grand Master, MWB Steven Grindle. What a great day for Masonry, fel­lowship and brotherhood!!

Please spread the word about our annual Children’s Easter Egg Hunt on Sunday, April 2. Invite your grandkids, children and/or neighbors, as this is an open event to the public. The John Hoffman Memorial Golf Outing will be here before we know it, in August. I have challenged the Divan team to get their teams organized before April and now I challenge you to start registering your teams. We have a new location this year at Hidden Hills Golf Course with a 2 p.m. tee time and dinner to follow.

We are still looking for a janitor to help clean our facility and setup up for events; this position would likely be 10 to 15 hours/week. If you have a financial background and would like to share your skills as treasurer with our Divan team and your Nobles, please contact me for more information.

Last, not by not least, Lady Melissa and I would like to thank those that went on our Potentate’s trip to the Bahamas, as it was a great time had by all. New friendships were made with our brothers from Aladdin Shrine and the warm weather was WONDERFUL. Thank you also to Mark and Patty Froelich, from Aladdin, to allow US to coordinate this event together.