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Hillah Annual Meeting
January 9, 2015
Where: Scottish Rite Center – Medford, Or.
Oasis: 6:00 PM
Annual (Stated) Meeting: 7:00 PM
Free Chili Dinner after meeting:
Chili, Cornbread, Salad, Dessert & Coffee
Note: This is our Annual Meeting to finish the 2014 business year before the start of the 2015 year.
(The Chili dinner will be after the Meeting.)
Note: Installation of 2015 Officers will be
Saturday January 10, 2015.
Your attendance is requested as we will be voting on the acceptance of the 2015 Operating Budget submitted at the last Stated Meeting (December 5, 2014)
Please RSVP by January 5, 2015 to the Hillah Office at: 541-774-1305 or
e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org so we can
determine how many to prepare for.
The 2014 year is finishing and the 2015 year is about to start. This is my last monthly article as your Potentate as Potentate-elect Walt Hager and the 2015 Divan will be installed on January 10, 2015. I wish them well in the ensuing year.
I would like to take this time to thank all the Nobles and Ladies that have supported the events and activities of Hillah Shriners this past year. Your support and participation was essential to make these events a success. I hope that you enjoyed the themed dinners we presented this past year as we tried to have some fun at our social gatherings.
I would also like to thank all the Past Potentates that have helped me this past year. First of all, I would like to give a big thank you to my Chief Potentates Aid IS Bill Wirch and Lady Nanci for their help and assistance to Lady Laura and myself throughout the past year. Many other Past Potentates deserve special mention:
IS Steve Pomerleau our Ceremonial Master for the Fall Ceremonial in Brookings; IS Jim Westerfield our Hospital Transportation Chairman for his excellent service with the Hospital Transportation Representatives and arranging the out of state transportation of our patients; IS Bob Mallory for his excellent work as our Membership Chairman and all of his efforts in that respect; IS Irv Urie for his assistance on multiple occasions to many to mention; IS Jack Adams for his making distribution of event notices and getting information distributed via e-mails. These Past Potentates have assisted me whenever necessary and I am very grateful for their experienced guidance and support.
I would also like to say how appreciative I am for the excellent work performed by our Noble Treasurer Reg Powell; his professional and extremely competent approach to the financial affairs of Hillah Shriners was outstanding. Working with Hillah’s financial advisor Noble Joe Spurgeon and the Finance Committee, our financial accounts were handled successfully, profitably and in the best interests of Hillah Shriners. To all the above mentioned Nobles; well done!
Last but certainly not least, I am thankful for my Lady Laura who has supported me throughout my journey through the Divan and this last year as your Potentate. I could not have made this journey without her understanding, patience and assistance. She was instrumental in making the themed dinners fun and highly successful. I know how many hours she has spent on getting all the arrangements for these events prepared and constructed. I am most proud of her efforts with her First Ladies Project of raising a donation for the Northern California Shrine Hospital for Children which I had the pleasure to present at the Divan Days last November. Again, we would not have had so much success without the support of the Nobles and Ladies of Hillah Shriners. Thank you all for making 2014 a fun and very successful year. To all I wish; Es selamu aleikum.
IS Bruce Kundert
Following is information from Shriners International General Order # 1.
“It is natural to associate the fez with Shriners Hospitals for Children. Because of this meticulous attention must be given to all fundraising activities, including circuses, to make certain that such activities comply with the law of the land and that a contributor is not lead to believe that his money will be used for the Hospitals when all or a portion thereof will be used otherwise. The integrity of our charity and of our fraternity must remain above reproach.”
Before your club or unit plans or participates in a fundraiser, be it fraternal or charitable contact the Recorders Office for specific information.