From the Potentate

Hillah News

Here it is nearly the first of February already; time is really flying by! These first few months of the year are great times to meet the Nobles and Ladies at the Hillah social events of the various Shrine Clubs and make plans for the upcoming calendar of events. The Units are preparing for their scheduled parade events and are ready for the parade season just around the corner.

Even in the darkest days of winter, these are busy times for the Nobles and Ladies of Hillah.

The February social dinner has been moved to the Scottish Rite Center in Klamath Falls to support the Klamath Falls Shrine Clubs Crab Feed club fundraiser. For those many seafood lovers, this is a real deal! Hillah is making an extra effort this year to support the fundraisers of our great Shrine Clubs and Units as well as initiate new Hillah fundraising events to support the operations of our Temple. The first Hillah fundraiser is coming up very soon; the Hillah Shriners Donkey Basketball Game to be held at the Medford Armory on Valentines’ day Feb 14. See the flyer and write up in our Newsletter for particulars. Last years’event was a great success and we are working on making this year even better with more concessions, promotions and publicity. Please support these Hillah fundraisers by not only your attendance but also getting the word out to increase public awareness of these fundraisers to garner their valuable financial support.

I will be making my visitations to the Shrine Clubs and Units in the next few months to meet all of the Nobles and Ladies of these great Hillah clubs and discuss our plans for the 2014 year.

Lady Laura is initiating her First Ladies Project for the benefit of the Northern California Shriners Hospital for Children. See the details in this Newsletter. Please provide your valuable support to this great cause to show our support of this great Shriners Hospital. Hillah has a member on the Board of Governors there; Illustrious Sir Jack Adams as well as an Alternate Board Member Noble Bob Mick. The Northern California Shrine Hospital is one of the premier Burn Centers in the Shrine Hospital system.

Many new surgical procedures are also being researched and developed at this Hospital as well as partnering with UC Davis and Bay area centers for General Pediatric care. Your support of Lady Laura’s First Ladies Project for this great institution will be greatly appreciated!

As always; Es selamu aleikum.

Bruce A. Kundert

Potentate, 2014 – Hillah Shriners