Potentate’s Notes Summer 2024


As most of you already know, the onions are here and thank you to those who have sold them. They also sent us an extra 1,000 bags by mistake, which is unfound money for Zenobia. That being said, there may be extra onions left to sell.
Zenobia is currently still looking for a treas­urer, Hadji editor and a custodial person. If you are interested in any of these positions, or know someone who may be, please contact myself or the office.

Our June stated meeting will have a new start time of 7 p.m. instead of 7:30, as three hospital administrators will be there to talk to the nobility. Your ladies also are invited to this meeting. On Wednesday, June 19, Zenobia is being recognized at Shriners Children’s Erie and some of your Divan will be going. If you are interested in joining us, please reach out to myself and we can arrange for car pooling to the event. Friday, June 21, is an open house at Shriners Children’s Chicago, that is open to the nobility, and some of your Divan also will be attending this event.

Friday, July 26, is our annual Mud Hens game, that is open to all; tickets are available at Zenobiashriners.com. On the fol­lowing day, we will be holding our ceremonial in Findlay. Please keep your eyes alert in your email from a Constant Con­tact with more details to come. That Sunday we also will be hosting our youth picnic for our DeMolay boys, Rainbow girls and their families. If you have a son or daughter interested in coming to this picnic to learn about these youth organizations, please come out and join us. There will be a $5 charge for food.

I would like to thank the nobility for passing the per capita increase, as it is for the betterment of Zenobia. Nobles, please do not forget about the Clowns golf outing on Saturday, June 15, in Fostoria. If interested, please contact Steve Horton. We also will have our Zenobia golf outing on Saturday, August 3, with all proceeds going to the hospitals. You are now able to register your team/individual and/or become a sponsor by going to Zenobiashriners.com.

One last thing, if you would like to participate at the National Tractor Pull and help out, please contact me or Ty Stout, PP. Please try to sell Sportsmen’s Raffle tickets over the summer to your friends and family. The more tickets we sell, the more profit we make for our temple.

Potentate’s Notes May 2024

Greetings Nobles,

It is hard to believe I am a quarter of the way through my second year. With that being said, the Shrine needs your help. We are in desperate need of employees, as we are currently looking for a treasurer which needs to be filled ASAP. We are look­ing for a recorder/business manager, that needs to be filled this fall. We also need a Hadji Editor, that is a paid position, and if you know anything about computers it is fairly easy and pays $100/month. If you are interested in any of these positions, please send me a resume or letter of intent.

I would like to thank Randy Sikorski, the Divan and members who helped beautify the Shrine for our Spring Clean Up Day. At our June stated meeting, we will have all of our hospital admin­istrators in attendance to update us on the hospital changes. We will also be having dinner before going dark for the summer. Please stay tuned for details, as we might start our stated meeting early, if I get dispensation from Imperial.

If you did not attend our Meat Feztival, you missed another GREAT time!! Thank you to all who attended and made it another successful event. I also would like to thank the Nobles who came out to support our Illustrious Sir Boyd Durain, PP, as President of the Ohio Shrine Association, and for supporting our temple.

Nobles, I hear our onions will be here May 8. Let everyone know, so we can get them sold. Our May Ceremonial will be moved to Saturday, July 27, at the Findlay Complex, with a joint Ceremonial of Firelands Scottish Rite. On a last note, stay tuned for information of a Mud Hens game on Friday, July 26. (I hear this is a Jimmy Buffett event).

Potentate’s Notes April 2024

Greetings Nobles,

It is hard to believe we are already four months into my second year. It seems to be going faster even than last year. I want to apologize to the Nobles who had birth­days the last couple of months, as we had to turn off the “Happy Birthday” call due to is­sues that had to be repaired. We are working with WebFez to correct the issue. If you have any questions, please call me.

We have a Ceremonial scheduled for May 11, that will be moved to Saturday, July 27, to have a joint Ceremonial with the Valley of Firelands in Findlay. This should be a larger ceremonial and is ex­pected to bring in many members.

On Sunday, April 14, we are having a clean-up day at the Shrine to mulch, trim, pull weeds and beautify Zenobia for the Ohio Shrine Association meeting that will be here. We will be starting at 10 a.m. Please feel free to come out and help; the more the mer­rier.
Nobles, your recorder and business manager, John Mann, is re­tiring due to health reasons. If you know of anyone or would like to apply for the position, please get a copy of your resume to the temple – Attn: to Potentate. I am looking to replace him in the next couple of months, as he is retiring in September. I also am working with the Divan to replace the treasurer, David Coy. We are cur­rently working on a few leads at this time.

I would like to thank everyone that advertises in the Masonic Bulletin for being patient. We are close to ensuring that all is brought up to current trends. At this time, I would like to welcome Kailee Weiker, as the treasurer, for the Masonic Bulletin, who will ensure timely management of accounts.

If you would like to order onions to sell/buy, there is a yellow form that needs to be filled out and turned into the office and/or to Kevin Ridgeway. The nobility voted to continue to buy 10 pound bags at the February stated meeting.

In the next few months, please focus on selling your plaques for the tabloid fund, as we are not printing a new tabloid this year. We still have MANY left over from last year and it is not required from Imperial to do this project.

The Children’s Easter Egg Hunt was a great success, as always. Thank you to Scott and Tiffany Harder for organizing this event. A great time was had by all. Thank you to Illustrious Sir Boyd Du­rain for his first year as circus chairman. Another thank you to all the Nobles, wives, family and friends who helped volunteer at the circus this year.

Please do NOT forget to be at our April stated meeting, as we will vote on Zenobia’s portion of annual dues to be raised another $20. The total annual renewal will then become $165 ($110 to Ze­nobia, $50 to Imperial and $5 to the hospitals). If you have any questions, please reach out to myself or Dave Coy.