Article (2/1/18)

Greetings Shaddai!!!

First of all, I would like to express my deepest heartfelt thanks for being elected as your Potentate for 2018.  Your support means more than words could ever express. If you missed First Friday Dinner, you missed a wonderful evening full of laughter and some amazing food. The installation of officers was truly a special memory. I had the honor of having my family there by my side which made my heart swell with so much love and gratitude for them and all Shaddai.

This year will be a busy one for Shaddai, filled with fun, laughter and the love we have for our children and each other.

First Friday Dinner will change to SECOND Friday Dinner starting in February.  Be sure to mark your calendars for this change. I would like everyone to be able to enjoy the First Friday Downtown and our dinners together. Hopefully, this will let everyone do both.

Hospital Days will be coming up quick in February! The dates are February 23-24. If you have never been, you are missing out on a weekend that you will remember forever.  It is all about what we do for our children and the Hospitals. If you can make Hospital Days, you will never regret it. If you can’t make it then, go down to Tampa or any Shriner Hospital. It will give being a Shriner a whole new meaning for you.

Units, be sure to check your Voice and calendars that were given out at the Unit Officer’s Meeting.  These have the schedules for Bingo for each Unit. It is important that we meet this obligation each week. This helps keep our Temple going!

I want to encourage everyone to become more involved in all that will be happening at Shaddai. There will be more Fundraisers, Dances and other events happening this year. These will be fun, but we will also need to work together to keep our Temple going and take care of our children.

Nobles, my goal this year is to have Shaddai come together more as a Temple. Attend Stated Meetings, Dinners, Dances, any function that may be happening at Shaddai. If you have questions or concerns, contact me any time or any other Divan member.  We are here for each other.  Remember, we ARE the Best Temple in Shrinedom!!!

There is so much more to say, and right now so little time. Have to meet the (deadline so I don’t get in trouble!) Please be sure to read the Voice!! Keep up on the happenings around Shaddai.

In closing, I would ask you all to remember our doctors, nurses, and medical staff at all our hospitals in your daily prayers.  But most of all, pray for our children. They are the reason we do what we do!!!!!

God Bless You All!

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