Article (10/1/18)

Greetings Shaddai!!!
The year is going by so fast. I would like to take this opportunity to say a heart felt THANK YOU to everyone at Shaddai for all of the sup-port you have given me this year. I would also like to send a special THANK YOU to my children – I could not have made it through this busy year without you!
I would like to thank the Ball Committee for the beautiful job on the Potentate’s Ball. Everything was so beautiful and everyone had a won-derful time.
The Paper Crusade was a great success! A HUGE THANK YOU to everyone who came out to help and spread the word for all of the hard work that Shriners do for the children.
By the time this Voice comes out, we will have had the Cardboard Boat Race. Always a great turn out and so much fun to watch the crea-tions made by our local children. I’m not sure who has the most fun – the ones making the boats and racing or the spectators!!
The Purses and Pistols Bingo at Shaddai was another GREAT event!! If you have not been to this fun event at Shaddai, you have really missed out! I am sure we will have another one in the upcoming future, so be sure to watch the Voice!!
Lots of things happening at Shaddai in the next couple of months. We will have the Ceremonial on October 12 and 13. We already have sev-eral candidates lined up but will gladly accept more! Be sure to see the Ceremonial Schedule in the Voice for all of the happenings with the Ceremonial.
The Annual Shaddai Banquet will be on October 25. Come on out, have a great dinner, LOTS of Silent Auction Items, Regular Auction Items and of course loads of other games! (You never know what you could win).
The Halloween Dance will be on October 27. Dress Up (or Down) if you would like or just plan to make a night of dancing and fellowship. This Dance is always a “Howling” Good Time!
Before we know it, the Holidays will be here. Start making plans for you Unit’s Christmas Decorations! We would like EACH Unit to have their building decorated by Thanksgiving! Our plan is to have the “Village” open for the public to come and see the beauty of Christmas. We are hoping to have that Special Someone with us at the Pavilion on the nights he is available to see the children. Illustrious Sir Joe McAdam will be in charge of decorating around the Temple. I know he would greatly appreciate all of the help he can get! Come on and get in the Spirit of the Holidays! Let’s spread the Cheer and Love that have at Shaddai every day!
Don’t forget our First Friday Dinner on October 5. This will be a special treat with Daughters of the Nile! This group of ladies work as hard as Shriners to help take care of our children.
Plan to attend our regular Stated Meeting on Friday, October 19. If have questions or concerns, this is the time to have your voice heard!
Nobles, in closing please remember all of our families, hospitals, staff and supporters in your daily prayers. Most of all our children. They are the reason we work so hard. Remember: “No man stood so tall as when he stooped to help a child”.
God Bless You All!
Greg Williams
Potentate

 

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